But with the whip the Wyldrunner wouldn't stay engaged and therefore wouldn't provide an assist for the Phelynx.
Tickling someone with a whip isn't even worth the effort imo. If you want to take this approach (which you're right is the best approach given Untamed), splash and buy a shockwhip, it's way better and only slightly more expensive. Or take a shot with a pistol of some sort instead.
They can get a shockwhip off of the trading post though can't they?
I'd forgotten they're strength 2! That makes even the shockwhip noticably less appealing.
Best option is a pistol. Taking a shot with a handflamer, needle pisotl, plasma pistol, or autopistol is definitely viable. Probably best backed up with a stiletto knife or sword.
Taking a phelynx to clean up, bog down an enemy, or just generally assist (eg opening a door for the Wyldrunner to run through!) isn't a terrible use.
I don't think Wyldrunners themselves are bad, just their unique weapons are. They're just faster gangers without basic weapons.
Perhaps you're thinking of Juves and Gangers? Because Wyldrunners definitely get trading post weapons.No, they're limited to the weapons on their list.
No Needle Pistols either. No hand flamer, plasma pistol, or autopistol. Only laspistol or stub gun. Also no Stiletto Sword (but she can have a Stiletto Knife).
I agree, but with the limited weapons available to her, it amounts to the same thing.
Perhaps you're thinking of Juves and Gangers? Because Wyldrunners definitely get trading post weapons.
What do they do? Run up and lick them to death like a bunch of overly happy puppies?Each Phelynx is still only 3 attacks at 4+, S3, and no AP though, and only toxic if they roll a 6. I wouldn't go charging any Enforcers with them!
It could’ve been cool IF they’d made it more Indiana Jones.Whip is probably one of the worst melee weapons in the game. It locks you into S2 forever, and costs like an autogun lol.