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late to the conversation as usual, but my thoughts on drop pods having played a 9-pod list during 7th: @skonk
They got gutted hard, and are now too easily area denied. you don't even get the situations you had before where you could risk a close range drop to exploit an opening.
The best uses are really using a lucius to drop a dread in at close range to make it a "deal with me now" threat, or holding a tac squad in one in reserve in the hopes of capturing a needed objective in maelstrom.
Other than those, you're basically just using it to drop devastator firebases in effective ranges.