|This is going to be good.|
Haven't done one of these for a long time, so I figure why not, let's start up a discussion. I've been playing a good amount of games lately with my Daemons army and before that, I played the crap out of High Elves. Without further ado, let's get down to it.
S-Tier - Warriors of Chaos, Skaven
Tier1 - Vampire Counts, Ogre Kingdoms, Dark Elves*
Tier2 - High Elves, Lizardmen**, Orcs and Goblins, Empire, Daemons of Chaos, Dwarves
Tier3 - Bretonnians, Wood Elves, Tomb Kings, Beastman
Dark Elves are in limbo right now because they're getting a new book very soon. Right now, they kind of ridiculous. Lizards are still very new so they currently have no solidified tournament results, but I'm expecting them to sit in Tier2.
Let me explain some of these:
- Warriors of Chaos stand on the view top of the pyramid because they have some of the best units in the game. Arguably the best core selection, strong monsters, powerful magic and ridiculous lord/hero builds. There's several powerful builds and they have the strongest showing in several tournaments.
- Next comes Vampire Counts and Ogre Kingdoms. Vamps have their scream lists and blenderlords, Ogres have their cannons, chaff and the fact that the book is just very solid. If you think about it, both of these books are very well-designed internally.
- The next tier hangs pretty comfortably as a fairly balanced lot. High Elves actually have a very well-designed book internally, but lacks external power. The rest of the armies here either have one or two things going for them, or answer specific things in the meta that prevents other armies from ascending.
- Tier3 simply means there's very limited builds, poor power, or a mix of internal balance issues that's keeping it from being competitive.
Alright folks, the floors open.