That was not the point.
We are talking about rerolling as concept, which we have mathematically demonstrated that in some cases is fine (rr1 hit and wound), in some case is not (rr
hits) in some cases it is utter dumb (rr
Obviously once you go into actual application of a concept, you can screw it. That's like saying that Termagants can get Lascannons for 1 point, so single shot high damage weapons are dumb game design.
Rerolls are fine, handing them that easily is not. Also, they are not actually handed "easily" at the moment, there is just ONE source of them which is problematic, the CM
stratagem. Everything else is actually fine.
Its Space Marine Points really.
Guilliman was broken, until he and various Marine units got nerfed. And then they basically left the scene outside of increasingly desperate fish for mortal wound style builds.
I think the major complaint of auras is that they encourage this blobbed up castle - even if you don't just camp right in the corner with 36"+ ranged guns. Even if you have to spread a bit for objectives (12" from one side of an aura to another covers a fair chunk of the centre of any table.)
I mean since the DE
codex, I think any DE
force which hasn't had 3 ravagers and probably 2 flyers in a reroll 1s to hit, reroll 1s to wound from living muse Archon Bubble, has been... well, not competitive. (I mean 9 Talos... but I still think you'd try and slot this in behind them.)
If you were going to take these units - and you probably were because they were some of the best units in the codex - not giving them a 36% damage boost is irrational.
To a degree you have to have an Archon (probably 2) - but even if we just talk about just reroll 1s to wound, its so ludicrously better than anything else the Archon can take in the codex, that not taking it is irrational.
In the years that followed DE
have slowly fallen down the pecking order - due to a few nerfs, the reduction in synergy with CW Eldar and so on. So barring that Marine Player whose Primaris is still getting hosed every week by massed Dissies, no one much cares about DE
, and they seem for all intents and purposes competitively dead. But you are still at the point where these buff bubbles are better than anything other way to play.