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Farming implements of CHAOS!

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As written, the scythe is a beast. It's even got Felling and a higher Pen than a chainsword! In most circumstances, it's better than a great weapon.

 

Was there some kind of mistake here? I'm thinking of outlawing this thing  to avoid my players all turning in to Chaos Farmers.

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Well if your using normal Scythe, one opponent with Power Weapon could destroy it.

Also Power/Force Scythe doesn't have Felling.

Unbalanded give -10 to Parry.

2-Handed weapon

 

All in all, I would allow my players to take it if they wanted.

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I'm sort of sad that I'm no longer playing a Heretic so I could make the combine harvester of chaos... though with some more infamy, about 50 power swords and a big tractor, I could get it made.

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IMO, the weapon is fine as long as you consider it to be already mono'ed - after all, it's not Primitive and it has Penetration. Compared to a Mono Great Weapon, it's not quite as random, but otherwise has almost the same stats (2d10+pen2 = 13 (2 points situational); 1d10+4+pen3+felling1 = 14 (3 situational, 1 highly situational)).

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Hmmm maybe best to consider it a mono-scythe. Except that it's Common, while a mono Great Weapon is Rare!

 

While we're at it, I think there is a goof on the weapons table -- axes are Unwieldy, whereas chain axes are not even Unbalanced.

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Looks like it's going to be a bumper skull harvest this year, the conditions are just right for it!

With sligh possibility of light Blood Rain.

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Well, let's be fair, the scythe (power, force or otherwise) is well established as a part of Nurgle aesthetic. It needs to be in there. I think the rarity could do with a tweak, though.

 

Also, the text box mentions a Legion Power Scythe but I don't see stats for one anywhere.

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They Errated it. It's one and the same.

 

Power Scythe (page 165):
Both Humans and Chaos Space
Marines can use this weapon. Remove “Human and Legion”
from the weapon’s title and the sentence
“The Legion variant is a Legion weapon
and follows all the rules for the use of Legion weapons”
from its description.

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