Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Labels: rune priest , space wolves , wolf guard , wolf lord , wolf priest
Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote. This was our first real Space Wolves poll and after the success of this one, we're looking forward to running a few more.
As you can probably guess, the results of Best Space Wolves Character was a bit of a forgone conclusion as the Rune Priest took an early lead, but was nearly caught up by the Wolf Lord before soaring into the lead in the final few weeks.
So it's with great pride that we present the 4 Space Wolves characters in order of best to worst. Fortunately the poll reflects our findings, which is just as well when this is the #1 online resource for the Space Wolves!
1st Place: Space Wolves Rune Priest
With 45% of the vote, the Rune Priest is by far the best Space Wolves character. With a plethora of devastating psychic powers from Jaws Of The World Wolf to Living Lightning combined with a runic weapon and numerous wargear options included the infamous Chooser Of The Slain, there really is no competition when it comes to versatility in a Character choice.
If you've never included a Rune Priest in your army, now is the time to start! You'll be amazed by what they can do.
2nd Place: Space Wolves Wolf Lord
With 32% of the vote is the Wolf Lord. Many players prefer the Wolf Lord to the Rune Priest for being a mighty hero capable of slaying many foes and monstrous creatures. The most popular configurations are often mounted on Thunderwolves, armed with storm shields and wielding chainfists or frost blades for maximum damage.
3rd Place: Space Wolves Wolf Priest
With 16% of the vote, the often overlooked Wolf Priest isn't a particularly common sight. In my beginners 1500 points Space Wolves list I have one leading a large pack of Blood Claws on foot. He's an awesome way to get the most out of a large close combat unit, but when most units in the Space Wolves army don't really need Prefered Enemy to smash up their enemies, he seems best for leading just low Weapon Skill units like Blood Claws.
4th Place: Space Wolves Wolf Guard Battle Leader
Meanwhile a measely 6% of the vote went to the Wolf Guard Battle Leader. A poor man's Wolf Lord with lower stats and a smaller selection of sagas, he lacks the close combat clout of the Wolf Lord while being a poor comparison for points against the Rune Priest or Wolf Priest. It's a real shame when he's a unique low level HQ choice for the Space Wolves.
While the Rune Priest may be the favourite Space Wolves character, there are three excellent Space Wolf characters to choose from. So give them all a go and see how you get on. You may find that the Wolf Lord is a far better choice for your brutal playing style while the Wolf Priest acts as a deterrent for anyone wanting to charge your Blood Claws. If you're going to get the most out of the Space Wolves army you should include each of these characters in your miniatures collection.
In the meantime stay tuned for a revision of the various Space Wolf character tactics articles, coming soon!
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