Index: Xenos 1 – Harlequin Overview

I’d like to hear about your experiences with your Harlequin! So far I’m really impressed with the 4+ saves, the Shadowseer reducing wound rolls by 1, and just how amazingly fast these units can get into close combat!

7 Responses to “Index: Xenos 1 – Harlequin Overview”

  1. Davis A Centis September 13, 2017 11:40 am #

    Experience with my Harlequin? Well… I am pretty Solitaire…

    (Used them only once so far, been prepping for a small tourney with my CSM’s)

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 13, 2017 12:51 pm #

      They’re extremely good.

      • The Traitor September 14, 2017 3:01 am #

        What I like about 8th is that any faction can be extremely good if used well and with a bit of practice. The problem is that some lists, such as AM with conscripts and artillery, Guilliman & Co or the Tau Commander spam are so easy to win with that they require little thought from the player to get good results in tournaments. Fortunately this is fixing itself as GW releases new things and faqs.
        So yeah, harlequins are quite good in the right player’s hands, though I don’t like too much the Death Jester’s performance, which is a shame with such a cool model.

        • Davis A Centis September 14, 2017 4:51 am #

          I think he just needs better range, to be honest. 24 inches is just too short. Either that, or his Death Is Not Enough needs to be upgraded such that the unit acts as if it suffered far more casualties.

        • Reecius
          Reecius September 14, 2017 7:22 am #

          I agree, every army in 8th can be quite good. People have just latched on to the really obviously good things first, which is to be expected.

        • David Hayden September 14, 2017 9:34 am #

          Maybe someone with more experience can correct me, but I think the Death Jester isn’t worth playing. Those 75 points are better spent elsewhere. If he had 36″ or 48″ range at 60 points, yeah maybe.

  2. Vilicate September 14, 2017 1:34 pm #

    Yeah the Death Jester is pretty bad. His death is not enough ability is weak in the meta… and he doesn’t do enough damage… or have enough defense… and lacks a buff aura. There’s just no point.

    Also I think the harlequin CC weapons need to be rebalanced. The stock harlequin sword is *so bad*. S3 with no AP is a bad joke. Then you get a few choices of harlequin weapons and mathematically only one is really worth it.

    And 15 points for a S4 kiss? That’s not good at all even if it has nice AP.

    Lastly with vehicle spam and hordes dominating the meta, I think Reece and GW vastly overrate Harlequins. Harlies aren’t proficient at dealing with either of those things.

    Harlequins need work…. And probably something to make it more worth it to play Harlies and not Ynnari with Harlies in the list.

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