And yup, its still really good in 6th. Definitely get one, they very rarely disappoint. I've always had them kill more than their point value (except the time that mine came face to face with a deep-striking brood of Zoanthropes, but we won't get into that...).
Get one. Later on, get another, and maybe even another after that. They're the best Heavy Support choice in the army.
I would actually disagree now with the flyer rules and the Doom Scythe now taking top spot for being the best heavy support choice.
Second best would still have to go to the Annihilation Barge.
(edit: Oops, nevermind, I read this as Doomsday Ark rather than Doom Scythe) Just curious.. can you clarify how the Doomsday Ark got better from your perspective?
From what I can see, the Barges got quite a bump in 6th since now they're getting a re-roll on any Snap Fire shots with the TL Destructor. At strength 7, it's also more likely than not to at least glance most flyers since they're usually only AV10 or 11 (the Storm Raven would be an exception to this).
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You can come in from reserves, zoom 36" across the field, drop a marker within 12" then roll 3D6 and extend a line 1mm wide that many inches. Any model touch takes a S10 AP1 hit... yes you do not need a to hit roll to place that marker, so it is an auto hit to anything you place that marker on and it will continue at least 3", but average 10-11" with a max of 18". You can wipe out a whole line of tanks or Terminators.
The Death Ray is indeed insane, at the moment I'm torn between 1 Annihilation Barge / 2 Doom Scythes or 2 Annihilation Barges and 1 Doom Scythe. I think flier spamming necron lists will not do too well due to the mobility issues of the zooming flyers and so I tend to include 3 (Perhaps 4) fliers with a couple troops in ghost arks
_________________ Orks - 3000 Points Necrons - 2200 Points Painted: Ghost Ark, Night Scythe, Night Scythe, Night Scythe, 2 Wraiths - 505 points 23% painted!
how are the tomb blades? I usualy bring wraiths from fast attack but turned to destroyers in sixth ed (preferred enemy works for shooting now, re-role all results of 1 to hit and wound) and ap 3 tears through space marine armies which is the most common army to find.