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Now that CA is doing balance passes on chariots and most chariots with hinges got somewhat improved with that bug fix. Doom-flayers need to be evaluated.
They currently are not worth their price in the majority of instances. I thought I found one area where they have a bit of a niche which is going after archers who are trying to defend one another with ranged fire and/or using wolfrats with doomflayers grouped and positioned inside them but then when I tried just wolf rats alone or substituted rat ogres inside the group of wolf rats I seemed to get better results from that.
I know some people are going to reflexively say no they are wonderful because of their memories of the period when this unit was OP but all I ask is you go in the game and try some tests of rear and flank charging the units you believe this unit is meant to perform well against and tell me how it feels to you and how easy or how hard it was to get these units to perform well and pay for themselves.