View Full Version : Versus Ravener alpha swarms
25th Feb 09, 3:37 PM
I'm having trouble in 3v3 (I prefer to play as farseer) versus swarm teams led by ravener alpha(s) on the larger maps. They burrow fast enough to disrupt any platform set-ups.
I try to use the mobile suppression of rangers, but there is simply too many of them, especially when two players use this tactic wisely and stick together to swarm the power nodes and later retrieve the victory points. Using Falcon Sloth tanks usually ends up them being clawed apart by warriors in a matter of seconds.
Any case; how do you generally deal with the swarms?
25th Feb 09, 3:40 PM
Plasma grenade their tunnels for a start, use Banshees to neutralize his warriors and use Doom on his Ravenor along with focus fire from your platforms/Wraithlord/Falcon/Fire Prism. The Ravenor is actually a rather squishy hero (for Tyranids), therefore if you corner him and take out his tunnels, it becomes a little easier.
25th Feb 09, 8:16 PM
platforms do not work very well against Tyrannids, should a Ravener be prevelant on your side you will need to respond with various forms of area effect attacks. As a rule I find this to be Grendades and Immolater. Once in tier 2 consider Ethereal Slash, which works especially well when a cluster emerges from the tunnel the lone Warlock has been feebly slashing.
26th Feb 09, 6:17 AM
Sometimes you can use the tunnels against them - I've noticed that Ravenor players get so hooked up on the Tunnelling ability that they start to use this method of ambushing exclusively instead of travelling on land.
If this is the case, sometimes your platform(s) can act as a Honey Pot - with a couple of Guardian squads behind the platform (and hopefully out of sight), grenade the tunnel the moment it appears behind your platforms, and you should theoritically find their entire army concentrated into a square inch space with a couple of plasma grenades at their feet.
Not sure how successfull this tactic will be against higher teir players though..
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