I have a lot of cygnar players in my meta. almost all of them are using the journeyman, caine0, trencher warcaster lieutenant, or jakes1 (or multiples of all of them) incredibly commonly. so, since elara1 got let into FoW with the CID, I decided to have a 2nd look at her, only to run through a bunch of theorycraft to find that running a 12-13+ point jack module outside of a caster's battlegroup points doesn't really seem that great.
I thought about doing some silly double hit and run thing in SotR with her and kaelyssa, basically letting elara run moros and having kae refuge a banshee and letting them hit and run different targets in different order depending on if you wanted kae to mechanikal seizure shot a jack or 3 or have moros paralyze a beast and murder it with the banshee. but the more I think about it I feel like I'm losing a lot of other versatility by dropping infantry out of that list to run a non-stealth, non-AD model and a jack on an 8" leash instead of a 12-16" leash (depending on caster). and the only casters I own and like to run in FoW have field marshals I want to leverage, so dropping a jack out of the battlegroup isn't ideal to me.
does anyone else use her commonly? am I missing some synergy with her and a caster or jack or theme? or is she mostly ignored for good reason like I seem to think/feel she is?
I ran her tonight in a shadows list with the aforementioned kaelyssa idea, using moros on her.
unfortunately I got stuck into black industries where she was effectively worthless and so was moros so it's not really a good base to look at. speed of death let me get into some back arcs and deal with a few other issues, but overall I felt my thoughts above to be pretty spot on in that instance.
I'll run her in FoW next week where I think she'll fair better thanks to having shield guard jacks and being able to let whoever I play (probably thyron) have some more freedom with his/her focus.