So I have been looking at a fair number of Menoth lists and many of them are running 4+ warjacks. I am re-tooling a few Malekus' lists and was thinking about 2x Reckoner, 2x Vanquisher, and either a Devout for protection or a Redeemer. While maybe not the optimal warjack choices (it's what I currently have) can Malekus effectively support 5? Thanks!
It depends on what type of warjacks and whether you bring Vassals, Wracks and Hierophant
For example running two Reckoners and Eye of Truth with Malekus, you can use their power up to boost to hit on the range attack, and FA 2 on Vassals tagging along can give two of them a FOC to boost damage, and if you have a wrack, Malekus can allocate 1 FOC and get it back from the wrack. This means can run 3 jacks, with fully boosted range attacks without effectively costing you any FOC and leaving Malekus with 6 or so to play with (assuming you upkeep Ignite on something). On feat turn they get an additional die due to fire damage.
The problem comes when you want to load them up for Melee, then you got to dip into Malekus FOC pool and it doesn't go very far. Of course you can bring the Avatar potentially for less FOC drain
The other alternative is to Marshal the Redeemer or even attack it to Tristan