Ive played versions of this list through 6 weeks of a journeyman league. I still like it, and Rez1 has game. Maybe not A+, but he can surprise folks, or even when not, really punish them through the game. If he has 1 great weakness that holds him back from being a real contender, its his FOC stat. Were he FOC7, so much about him becomes very workable. Itd be nice to see that happen. Either that, or Brand needs to be cost 2 at very least. Missing Brand is SO punishing.
Love, sex, pain, confusion, suffering You're there crying, I feel not a thing Drilling my way deeper in your head Sinking, draining, drowning, bleeding, dead
It definitely feels like a B+ list that can just shut down a good portion of A+ lists and fail to others. You get the Scourge missile against every opponent at least once and it feels so satisfying to do it. I've played it every chance I could, as well, to very promising results. I really wish his feat was better for defensive purposes. Sevy0 really swings Brand's percentages in your favor, so missing hurts way more.
I've been throwing away a dervish or two every game to get a better alpha. The Redeemer/Repenter bit really pulls the weight of the list for me most games, especially since they never need focus if you Brand the target. At some point, I'll experiment with a list similar to his MkII theme, with Reckoners and Vanquishers, but the light spam feels good.
Sanctifier spam in Faithful Masses is also something I want to look at. Two units of Zealots as your infantry option, then just Choir and Sanctifiers. They fuel themselves, but the list also does not allow Sevy0.
With the theme force changes in Requisition Points, I'm calling Exemplar Interdiction Rezniks new home if everything else stays the same. Removing the need to cast Hex Blast really opens up our ability to camp or allocate.
It also turns Scourge into even more of a monster, not only does he not care about upkeeps when he has Blessed weapons, but he hits smashes things better if they have them.
Blessed+Purgation can be a bit of a trap though. Enemies are already going to probably not bother with upkeeps if you have Purgation. Adding blessed means they definitely won't bother, so you're less likely to get to use Purgation.
Of course, a lot of players might forget that EI gives blessed to all jacks anyway.
Funny thing is most of the time when I get to use Purgation, its against someone who didn't have a defensive upkeep, but rather an Animus or an upkeep that gave them a different buff of some kind(like when I murdered Butcher3 because he left Silence of Death on himself).
Can confirm that absolutely nobody will forget EI gives Blessed to Warjacks. That's one of the more complained-about abilities.
I agree that EI is Reznik1's native home now, unless Guardians gets a real shot in the arm. He wants Sevy0 bad, Blessed is amazing for him, and the solo selection in EI is quite good (two Warders please, thanks). We will have to see where the theme benefits sit after release though.
Here's a draft list that I put together.
Reznik1, EI -Hierophant -Judicator -Redeemer -Redeemer -Repenter -Repenter Severius0 -Redeemer