I’ve been playing around with ways of running a lord on hippogryph and trying to see if it can be made a viable option. For this purpose, I’m ignoring the fact that it’s potentially a point sink and not the most optimal choice you could take. Now it does have the benefit that the mount gets the Ward from the blessing but my question is, is that enough. To bolster this, there are a couple of options, the ever reliable charmed shield for 5pts but that only protects the lord. You could instead give the lord the grail vow (at a 28pt cost that doesn’t come from the magic item allowance) and then the 35pt grail shield. This will combine to give the lord a 3+ save and both the lord and the mount a 4++ Ward from the blessing against any attack. It’s expensive but I can’t see a better defence that you can give them (especially vs cannons and the like)? Does anyone have any other thoughts on this?
What would be people’s thoughts on other magic items? Do you take the ever popular ogre blade and dragonbane gem? Would you even bother taking a virtue?