Aurora, Numen of Aerogenesis

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Convergence Logo.jpg Aurora, Numen of Aerogenesis

Convergence Warcaster

Accompanied by her personal guard of Clockwork Angels, Aurora flies into battle at the vanguard of the Convergence army, striking its enemies with swift precision alongside her mechanikal allies. Aurora is blazing a new way forward for the Convergence, proving herself a peerless warrior and visionary inventor. A beacon of inspiration to all within the Convergence of Cyriss, Aurora sweeps aside any who would impede the Great Work, continually seeking to prove she is ready to transcend the flesh and be set into an immortal clockwork vessel.

Basic Info

Aurora1
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Understanding
the Statblock

Abilities

  • Warcaster - All warcasters come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome. (Click the link for a full rundown.)
  • Living Convergence - Unlike most of Convergence, this model is still flesh and blood.
  • Flight symbol.jpg Flight
  • Apparition - During your Control Phase, place this model anywhere completely within 2" of its current location.
  • Field Marshal [Apparition] - Warbeasts/warjacks in this model's battlegroup gain Apparition.
  • Flank [Angel] - When this model makes a melee attack against an enemy model in the melee range of a friendly Angel model, this model gains +2 to attack rolls and gains an additional damage die.

Weapons

Spells

COST RNG AOE POW DUR OFF


Admonition

2 6 - - Upkeep No
When an enemy model advances and ends its movement within 6" of target model in the spellcaster's battlegroup, the affected model can immediately advance up to 3", then Admonition expires. The affected model cannot be targeted by free strikes during this movement.
Aerogenesis

3 SELF Control - Turn No
The spellcaster and friendly Faction warrior models/units beginning their activation in its control range gain +2" movement when advancing as part of their Normal Movement and Flight during their activations. Aerogenesis lasts for one turn.
Arcane Might

2 SELF Control - Upkeep -
While in the caster's control range, friendly Faction non-warcaster warrior models can spend 1 focus point on the caster to boost a melee attack or damage roll during their own activations.
Bladed Gale

3 8" spray - 13 - Yes
Models hit with this spray lose Flight for one round.
Flashing Blade

1 SELF - - - -
The spellcaster immediately makes one basic attack with one of its melee weapons against each enemy model in its LOS that is in the weapon's melee range. These attacks are simultaneous.

Feat : Eleventh Hour

Friendly Faction models currently in Aurora's control range gain Reposition [5"] and Parry for one turn. (Reposition [5"] - At the end of an activation in which it did not run or fail a charge, this model can advance up to 5", then its activation ends.

Theme Forces

Thoughts on Aurora1

Aurora1 in a nutshell

Aurora runs what is likely the fastest army in the game. Her Aerogenesis spell combined with the myriad speed boosts offered in Strange Bedfellows, extends her army's threat ranges to impressive lengths. She also enhances Accuracy and damage with her Arcane Might spell.

What she does not do is provide any protection for her force, so she relies on a quick and devastating alpha strike to ensure victory. Unless the foe has an impressive defensive feat or excellent ranged prowess, she will have the advantage.

Feat thoughts

The feat is simple, and powerful. First gaining Parry in combination with Flight is fantastic, your models can now charge wherever they damn well please. Your extra fast units, such as Angels and Soulhunters, can drive deep into the enemy backline to kill support or start an assassination run. Your main units can ignore the frontline of screening enemy, declare charges vs juicy targets in the second rank of enemy, and get there without eating free strikes.

Secondly Repo 5 is a lot longer move than it appears on paper. You can strike the enemy frontline, kill it, and fade back and be somewhat safe from the enemy's second line. Or you can push forwards and gum up the second line to keep them away from scenario. Or better yet, so both; gum up the enemy with cannon fodder, and fade back with your valuable models.

It is a feat that can be held until the third or fourth turn. When used in Strange Bedfellows with a combination of Asphyxious4, Void Archons and Soul Hunters all under Aerogenesis, it is something to be feared.

Lastly, note that while her signature spell Aerogenisis only works on warrior models, her feat works on everything. So don't forget to apply it to your warjacks and battle engines.

Spell thoughts

Most of the time Aurora is going to cast Aerogenesis, upkeep Arcane Might on herself, and camp the rest of her focus ready to trigger Arcane Might. This simply doesn't leave her focus to do much else.

  • Admonition
    • A great spell to put on Aurora if a) you need to put Aurora in a forward position that could leave her vulnerable to charges and b) you're willing to lose Arcane Might this turn (in which case, why are you playing her forward?)
    • You could put it on a warjack but it is tough to find the spare focus to afford the upkeep. And she doesn't love her warjacks that much that she desperately wants to keep them alive.
  • Aerogenesis - her signature spell. When combined with Apparition, Righteous Vengeance, and Bloodthirst in the Strange Bedfellows theme, it extends threat ranges to unparalleled levels.
  • Arcane Might
    • Devastating when combined with high-value models like Void Archons (note they are friendly Faction only in Strange Bedfellows) and Asphyxious4.
    • Mostly wasted on the rank-and-file infantry of Convergence, with some exceptions
    • Negation Angels can boost their attacks for better crit-Paralysis chances. Great for assassination attempts.
  • Bladed Gale - fairly expensive, but accurate due to her high FOCUS. With Void Archons in her army, you'll never need it.
  • Flashing Blade - With Flank: Angel, this gives her some late game smashing power, but only in a must-win situation would you do this.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • She wants to do more than she has focus for
  • An infantry model boosting is rarely as good as a vector boosting.
  • Sadly, she offers no support for the colossi, and also very few to her vectors.
  • Very sensitive to SPD and DEF de-buffs.

Tricks & Tips

  • Watch out for things that counter or interact with Flight - things such as the Hurricane's Turbulence, the Victor's Flak Fire, or Lanyssa Ryssyl's winter storm can be very dangerous for Aurora.
  • Go first and meet the enemy on their side of objectives. Force them to sacrifice or lose on control points.
  • Apparition works even if you are stationary or knocked down.
  • Flashing Blade is not an attack per se. If you're knocked down but don't need to charge, it is better to forfeit your Combat Action to stand and save the focus to cast this spell, than it is to spend a focus to shake the knockdown.
  • If you have a Shield Wall unit already in melee on your feat turn, issue the Shield Wall order, fly into the enemy's back arc ignoring free-strikes thanks to Parry then, once you've finished your attacks, Reposition back into a Shield Wall formation.

List Building Advice

Strategy

Aurora will win with a crippling alpha strike or by killing the opposing caster from a long way off after whittling down the army a bit. If the enemy can prolong the fight, she will fold fast.

Another strategy is running a bunch of slow but hard-to-kill models in Clockwork Legions - more on that below.

Theme Thoughts

    Strange Bedfellows    

This theme is unique in that it provides her with the perfect blend of models that work well with her kit. Among cavalry to speed up, free angels to flank off of, hit and damage fixers, merc jacks, and a friendly faction Hermit it is likely this theme will be her new home.

Aurora wants nothing to do with Convergence jacks that do not power up, so Mercenary warjacks are a much better choice.

  • Cryx options
    • Soulhunters - Probably the single best recipiens for both Aerogenesis and her feat. SPD 9 Cavalry with Flight and Parry is no joke, especially since they don't need her focus to boost due to the Cavalry and Strength of Death rules.
  • Convergence options
    • Asphyxious the Sanctified - Gaspy is a melee threat of his own right and likes the combination of Parry and Flight, accordingly. He and his unit also afford you Dark Shroud, a valuable damage fixer for a caster that has none otherwise. And lastly, Gaspy's leadership further adds to Auroras threat extention.
    • Negation Angels - More Angels to proc flank and they provide hitfixing to boot in Paralysis, meaning they set up the rest of your list to slaughter what the Angels can't kill. There is also virtually no reason to boost against paralysed targets, meaning you can use your precious focus to boost damage.
    • J.A.I.M.s - Speed buffs go a long way on combat solos, as does the ability to boost attack or damage rolls on a models that is already a Weapon Master. Aurora turns her into a fearsome ball of bladed death. We are talking a model with speed 9 and two boostable, Weapon Master, MAT 9, P+S 17, Grievous Wounds, ripping claws so long as you attack a Prey target under Dark Shroud and Master of Ruin.
    • Prefect Hypatia - She grants Apparition to Angels in her CMD range, which is a critical piece of the threat range game.
  • Mercenary options
    • Hermit of Hengehold - Special mention here because he becomes faction friendly and thus gains Swift Vengeance and is affected by Aerogenesis and her feat, which means he becomes even easier to deliver. As usual the arm debuff and Mad Visions is great and a M.A. 9 Bladed Gale is neat, too.
    • Toro - A no-frills beat stick with Counter Charge. Perfect for Admonition!
    • Mangler - Apparition is great on it, as it desperately needs a speed buff. With Blood Thirst from Gaspy, it threats 14" with its thresher flail. Aggressive makes it nicely focus efficient to boot.
    • Mariner - It has a great gun and can get by without focus.
    • Nomad - Powerful Charge means it can deliver an accurate attack without needing focus if it is needed elsewhere.

    Clockwork Legions    

In comparison to Strange Bedfellows:

  • Most of the Convergence models available in Strange Bedfellows are also available here.
  • You lose access to the Cryx & Cygnar troops, and the Mercenary warjacks.
  • You gain access to Convergence's non-Angel unit options.
  • You keep access to the Mercenary solos/units, but they won't become Faction-friendly.
  • Instead of solos gaining Swift Vengeance, the medium-based units gain normal Vengeance.

One strategy is running a bunch of slow but hard-to-kill models with Enigma Foundries and using Aerogenisis + her feat to get them across the board and bog down the enemy. The idea being that you move fast enough to claim the scenario zones.

The troops in this theme are a little pillow-fisted though, so to avoid the game turning into an un-fun grindfest you'll be relying on the few damage buffs available (Asphyxious4, the Hermit, and/or the Void Archon).

Aurora1 works quite well with the medium-based troops, as her Aerogenesis spell nicely overcomes their low SPD.

    Destruction Initiative    

Aurora does not want to be in this theme. It's for battlegroup casters, and she prefers infantry.

Battlegroup

As mentioned in Strategy, Aurora doesn't have much focus to spare and will end up with a very small battlegroup.

In Convergence she'll want:

  • Corollary to basically manage her jacks focus for her. Used smartly, she shouldn't have to allocate focus all game.
  • Conservator - A nice shield guard to keep her save, though you are probably better served with Steelsoul Protectors.
  • A Diffuser (or two) to get another +2" on your charges and make her army's mobility even more ridiculous.
  • Her RAT isn't great so, aside from the Diffuser, you probably want to avoid shooty jacks.

In Strange Bedfellows she's probably better to skip the Vectors entirely and just have some self-sufficient Mercenary warjacks (suggestions given in Theme Thoughts).

Other

Trivia & Lore

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Other Convergence models

Convergence Logo.jpg       Convergence Index       (Edit)            
Battlegroup
Warcasters

Aurora1 - Aurora2 - Axis - Directrix - Locke - Lucant - Orion - Syntherion

Light

Corollary (Attached) - Diffuser - Galvanizer - Mitigator - Negator - Tesselator

Heavy

Assimilator - Cipher - Conservator - Inverter - Modulator - Monitor

Colossals

Prime Axiom - Prime Conflux

Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units

Asphyxious4 - Clockwork Angels - Eradicators - Obstructors - Optifex Directive - Negation Angels - Perforators - Reciprocators - Reductors
Special CA [Any Unit] : Transverse Enumerator

Solos

Accretion Servitors - Algorithmic Dispersion Optifex - Attunement Servitors - Destructotron 3000 - Elimination Servitors - Enigma Foundry - Frustum Locus - J.A.I.M.s - Prefect Hypatia - Reflex Servitors - Steelsoul Protector

Battle Engines

Nemo4 - TEP

Theme Forces Mercenaries
Clockwork Legions - Destruction Initiative - Strange Bedfellows

Refer to Category: Convergence of Cyriss Mercenary

This index was last updated: 2020.03

Video Battle Reports

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification:  : Magical Damage      (Edit)
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* The "Damage Type: Magical" is not inherited by "secondary" damage from a weapon. That is, stuff like arcs (Electro Leap) or hazards (Scather). (Infernal Ruling)
  • All spells have "Damage Type: Magical" (refer errata).
    • This is inherited by "immediate" secondary damage (such as Eruption of Spines). (Infernal Ruling)
    • and might be inherited by "lingering" secondary damage (see below).
  • If a spell leaves a template in play that does damage to models that walk around in it, then:
    • if it is not described as a hazard it will do magical damage to models that walk around in it. (Example: Razor Wall)
    • if it is a hazard then it will not do magical damage to models that walk around in it. Instead, it does whatever damage type is specified by the spell description. (Example: Breath of Corruption).
    • (Infernal Ruling)
  • If a weapon/spell includes Magic Damage and another kind of elemental damage it will still damage Incorporeal models. Incorporeal models are not affected by the rule "if an attack does multiple types of damage and a model is immune to at least one it is immune to the entire attack."
    The phrase "immune to non-magical damage" should be interpreted as "immune to damage that doesn't include Damage Type: Magical" (not interpreted as "has immunity to Corrosion and Electricity and Cold and etc.")
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Rules Clarification : Mechanikal Seizure      (Edit)

  • Remember, stationary only prevents what it says it does. Refer the recap on stationary for what models can/can't do.
  • Abilities that say they cannot be used if the model is stationary (such as Shield Guard) cannot be used while a warjack is inert, either. Refer "Warcaster Destruction", page 59 of the core rulebook.


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Rules Clarification:  : Warcaster      (Edit)
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  • General
    • Damage from a feat is neither an attack nor Damage Type: Magical (unless the feat says it is).
    • FOCUS (uppercase) is the stat printed on the warcaster's card. Focus (lowercase) refers to focus points a model currently has.
    • Your CTRL area is double your FOCUS stat, not double your focus points. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Casting spells or using feats is an anytime ability with the added restriction that you can't use them on the same turn you run even before you run.
      • See also the clarifications on Any Time abilities (below).
    • Some warcasters are also Battle Engines and thus follow all the Battle Engine special rules.
      • There is no particular interaction between the Battle Engine rules and the Warcaster rules.
    • Work out all damage modifiers (such as Decapitation doubling the damage that exceeds ARM) before reducing it with the Power Field. (Infernal Ruling)


  • Restrictions on "Any Time" abilities     (Edit)         [Show/Hide]
    • "Any Time" abilities can be used at any time during a model/unit's activation, except:
    1. Before any compulsory forfeiture of movement/action. See step 2 of the activation sequence, appendix A.
    2. After the model with the "Any Time" ability has had their activation end "prematurely". By this I mean you resolved something which includes the phrase "its activation ends". Examples include:
      • Running, failing a charge, or failing a slam.
      • Abilities that include "then its activation ends" (such as Reposition and Teleport).
    3. In between declaring your charge target and making your charge movement. (Infernal Ruling)
    4. In between completing your charge movement and determining whether it was a successful charge. (Infernal Ruling)
    5. When you're in the middle of moving. (Note: Impact Attacks count as being in the middle of movement).
    6. When you're in the middle of an attack. Which also includes effects that occur "after the attack is resolved".
      (Although the attack is "resolved" at Step 11, in terms of using an "Any Time" ability the attack is not "finished" until after Step 14. Refer to the first paragraph of Apdx A.)
    7. Your opponent interrupted your activation to trigger one of their own abilities (such as Countercharge).
    8. Units: See below.

    • In general you can use "Any Time" abilities while you're knocked down or stationary (except Spells and Feats which specify you can't).
    • If you have a gun with a random ROF, you can use an "Any Time" ability inbetween rolling the number of shots and actually making the first attack. (Infernal Ruling)

    Units with "Any Time" abilities
    • You cannot use an "Any Time" ability before issuing/receiving orders. See step 1 and 2 of the activation sequence, appendix A.
    • A model in a unit can't use an "Any Time" ability if they run, fail a charge, or use an ability like Reposition.
      Because doing one of those things makes that specific model's activation to end (even if the unit's activation is still ongoing) and you can't use abilities on models that are not active.
    • So, for example:
      • You cannot use a minifeat after the Officer runs. (Infernal Ruling)
      • You cannot use a minifeat after anyone in the unit has begun a Reposition move. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Warcaster/Warlock Cavalry ( Edit )
    • Warcasters/Warlocks can't cast spells or use their feat while resolving Impact Attacks. Because Impact Attacks occur during movement - you can use spells or feat before moving, or after moving, but not during movement.
      • Exception: If your Impact target(s) include your charge target, then your movement has ended (refer rulebook, last paragraph of 'Impact Attacks') and thus you're fine to use "any time" abilities before starting the Impact attacks.


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Rules Clarification:  : Warcaster Unit or Warlock Unit     (Edit)
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This summary is specific to Warcaster/Warlock units. You may also want to check the Warcaster and Warlock pages respectively, for the "regular" rules clarifications.
  • All models in the unit count as part of the battlegroup. So, for instance, Butcher3's argus can be moved via his Energizer spell.
  • Warcaster units can have attachments. They can even attach units (such as the WSC). (Infernal Ruling)
  • The non-caster models are trooper models but are (normally) not Grunt models. Therefore they're not eligible for stuff like Revive.
  • Press Forward Order vs Casting Spells
    • If you're giving an order, it must be done first, before casting any spells or using your feat.
    • If you issue the Press Forward order and your caster does not have LOS to any enemy models, then they cannot declare a charge and instead must run, so therefore can't cast spells. But between the fact that models declare charges one at a time, and spells being an Any Time ability, it actually becomes a bit convoluted. The scenarios are essentially:
      • (A) "issue Press Forward order ► I want to cast a spell ► can I declare a charge ► if no, I must run & I can't cast spells."
      • (B) "issue Press Forward order ► I want to cast a spell ► can I declare a charge ► if yes, I can cast it. ► After casting the spell, do I still have a valid charge target ► if yes, rinse and repeat."
      • (C) "issue Press Forward order ► I want to cast a spell ► can I declare a charge ► if yes, I can cast it. ► After casting the spell, do I still have a valid charge target ► if no, I must now forfeit both my Normal Movement and Combat Action."
    • Refer to (Infernal Ruling) and (Infernal Ruling). However note that as of 29th May 2019 it is getting reviewed (Infernal Checking)
    • Note that, in the above scenarios, the "I want to cast a spell" step is a Any Time ability. So although you may not be able to declare a charge right "now", you could for instance move one of the troopers in the unit to open up LOS.
    • Unfortunately if you have no valid charge targets you cannot cast a spell, even if resolving the spell would give you a valid charge target (such as Energizer or Mage Sight).
  • Steamroller 2018
    • The non-caster models can contest scenario zones & flags.
    • The caster model cannot contest.
    • The caster model can control zones and flags by itself, but:
      • to control a zone, the entire unit remaining in play needs to be in formation.
      • to control a flag, the entire unit remaining in play must be within 4" of the flag.
  • Units Buying Attacks (Edit)
    • If you make attacks with model [A], then start making attacks with model [B], you cannot 'go back' and buy more attacks with [A]. Because:
    • A model can only buy additional attacks during its Combat Action.
    • A model in a unit must complete its Combat Action before the next model starts theirs (with some exceptions, like CMA).
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Rules Clarification : Unit of Warcasters or Warlocks     (Edit)

  • Even though they're warcasters, if they're out of formation they suffer the normal penalties (can't make attacks, actions, spells, etc).
  • They can't upkeep each other's spells.
  • They can only dominate one SteamRoller scenario element at a time.
  • Each warlock/warcaster can have different upkeeps on them if those upkeeps are "target SELF" or "target model". If you cast an upkeep that is "target model/unit", that is the only upkeep any of them can have.
  • Units Buying Attacks (Edit)
    • If you make attacks with model [A], then start making attacks with model [B], you cannot 'go back' and buy more attacks with [A]. Because:
    • A model can only buy additional attacks during its Combat Action.
    • A model in a unit must complete its Combat Action before the next model starts theirs (with some exceptions, like CMA).
  • The Legion Twins
    • Rhyas cannot dominate a zone while out of formation.
    • Rhyas can use the feat while out of formation.
  • Haley3
    • Only Haley Prime is an 'actual' warcaster model, and as such she is the only one that can dominate a scenario element.
    • The echoes can Control/Contest scenarios like a normal unit.
    • Haley Prime can dominate an element even if the echoes are out of formation.


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Rules Clarification:  : Flight      (Edit)
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  • Flight doesn't ignore:
    • Impassable terrain and hazardous terrain
    • Templates that stay in play and do damage to models moving through them (such as a Scather).
    • Free strikes.
  • Trampling with a flying model (Edit)
    • Flight allows you to trample "over" medium- and larger-bases.
    • Although you trample "over" them, you don't get to make a trample attack vs them and you don't ignore their free strikes. Refer the core rulebook.
      • Unless, of course, you have an exception like Blade Rush.
  • Flight on a Cavalry model (Edit)
    • Although you can move over obstacles/models while charging, if you want to stop and make Impact Attacks while you fly "over" models you need to stop in a legal position. You can't make Impact Attacks while your flying horse is on top of obstacles, models, etc.
  • Charging through models (Edit)
    • You can't charge all the way through your charge target, with the intention to turn around and face them once you're on the other side.
      • Because you aren't able to satisfy the "must keep the charge target in melee range" clause at the point after you are through the model but before you turn to directly face. At that point the target is behind you, not in your front arc, and thus not in your melee range.
      • Your melee range only extends to your front arc. Refer to the latest errata.
    • You can still "skim" through the edge of their base, if you're careful and smart with your positioning.
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Rules Clarification : Apparition      (Edit)

  • If a model is B2B with you when you use Apparition then they will be exactly 2" away afterwards. So you can't get away from 'long reach' melee weapons.
  • Unit members must always be placed in formation. Refer to the "Placed" section if the core rulebook.
    • If a trooper can't be placed in formation (because it's more than 2" out of formation to begin with) then it can't be placed at all.
    • The unit commander is always "In Formation" by definition, so can be placed where he likes.
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Rules Clarification : Field Marshal      (Edit)

  • Field marshal only grants the ability to warjacks/warbeasts in the battlegroup, so (normally) the caster does not have the Field Marshal ability.
  • However if it is listed on the caster's card separately, such as on Magnus2, then they do have it. (Closed thread)
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Rules Clarification : Flank      (Edit)

  • You can gain the Flank bonus vs knocked down/stationary models (refer to the latest Errata).
  • Melee range is measured from your front arc so you cannot trigger Flank on models in your back arc.
  • The target enemy doesn't need to be in the Flanker's LOS, just their melee range.
    • Most of the time if something is in your melee range then it is so close it's in your LOS too, and the difference is meaningless.
    • But if you have 2" reach and you're jammed up in B2B with a bunch of closely-spaced enemies, you'll find your LOS is blocked. In this case, you might be able to trigger Flank on an enemy model that is "hiding" behind that front row of jammers, even though you don't have LOS to it.
  • Flank is not tied to a specific weapon, so Mount attacks and Power Attacks can benefit as well.
  • If the target moves in/out of the Flanker's melee range between the attack roll and the damage roll (for instance if you throw it) then you need to reassess whether you get the Flank bonus for the damage roll. (Infernal Ruling)


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Rules Clarification : Reposition      (Edit)

  • Models out of formation cannot move via Reposition. Refer to the "Out of Formation" rules in the core rulebook.
  • You cannot trigger abilities that occur "at the end of activation" (such as Sprint) after resolving Reposition, because your activation has ended. (Infernal Ruling) See also this article for a detailed explanation.
  • You cannot trigger abilities that occur "at any time" (such as Go To Ground) during a Reposition. Because you can't trigger it while moving, and after moving your activation has ended. (Infernal Ruling)
    • This holds true even if it's a unit with multiple Reposition moves. (Infernal Ruling)

Rules Clarification : Parry - None yet. (Edit)


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Rules Clarification:  : Admonition      (Edit)
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* What does trigger Admonition
    • Admonition triggers off any advance, not just in-activation stuff. You could even trigger your Admonition off an enemy's Admonition!
    • Standing still but changing facing is an advance.
  • What doesn't trigger Admonition
    • Aiming, or forfeiting your movement, is not advancing.
    • If a model doesn't move, doesn't change facing, doesn't aim ... does nothing but skips straight ahead to its Combat Action, this is not an advance. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Being placed (such as Teleport) is not an advance.
    • Involuntary movement (being slammed, thrown, or pushed) is not an advance.
  • You don't have to trigger Admonition the first time an enemy moves nearby - you can save it until it best suits you. (Infernal Ruling)

  • Countercharge within your own activation ( Edit )
    • You can trigger Countercharge during your own activation, but only if an enemy model somehow triggers their own move. For instance, you move towards a model with Admonition and they trigger that to try to move away. (You do a normal move, they trigger admonition and move, you trigger countercharge from their admonition-move.)
    • In this scenario you may boost Countercharge attacks and trigger only-during-activation effects (such as Critical Shred & Sustained Attack) exactly as if you were in your activation (because you are).
    • Also, you can potentially get two charge attacks (one for your normal charge, one for the counter charge). (Infernal Ruling)
      This ruling still applies even after the 2018.07 update (Infernal Re-ruling)
  • Countercharge plus Admonition
    • If a model has both CC and Admonition, it can trigger both at the same time. A model moves nearby, it admonitions away, then countercharges back in.
  • Battlegroup members (Edit)
    • Spells that target/affect "models in the battlegroup" can also target/will also affect the caster, the caster's unit (if they have one), and the caster's Companion (if they have one).
    • It won't target/affect models which are Attached, though.
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Rules Clarification : Aerogenesis      (Edit)

  • "Normal Movement" includes charges/slams/etc as well as "normal" advances.
  • It doesn't include 'bonus' moves such as Sprint, Reposition, Admonition, etc.
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Rules Clarification:  : Flight      (Edit)
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  • Flight doesn't ignore:
    • Impassable terrain and hazardous terrain
    • Templates that stay in play and do damage to models moving through them (such as a Scather).
    • Free strikes.
  • Trampling with a flying model (Edit)
    • Flight allows you to trample "over" medium- and larger-bases.
    • Although you trample "over" them, you don't get to make a trample attack vs them and you don't ignore their free strikes. Refer the core rulebook.
      • Unless, of course, you have an exception like Blade Rush.
  • Flight on a Cavalry model (Edit)
    • Although you can move over obstacles/models while charging, if you want to stop and make Impact Attacks while you fly "over" models you need to stop in a legal position. You can't make Impact Attacks while your flying horse is on top of obstacles, models, etc.
  • Charging through models (Edit)
    • You can't charge all the way through your charge target, with the intention to turn around and face them once you're on the other side.
      • Because you aren't able to satisfy the "must keep the charge target in melee range" clause at the point after you are through the model but before you turn to directly face. At that point the target is behind you, not in your front arc, and thus not in your melee range.
      • Your melee range only extends to your front arc. Refer to the latest errata.
    • You can still "skim" through the edge of their base, if you're careful and smart with your positioning.
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Rules Clarification : Arcane Might and/or Aura of Power     (Edit)

  • This ability can't be used on charge damage rolls, simply because they're already boosted.
  • This ability can't be used on Impact Attacks, because Impact Attacks are defined as "cannot be boosted".
  • It can be used on CMA or CRA.
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Rules Clarification : Bladed Gale      (Edit)

  • Models can regain Flight afterwards. For instance, Krueger1 could cast Skyborne on himself.
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Rules Clarification:  : Thresher and/or Flashing Blade and/or Cyclone     (Edit)
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Resolving the attack

Under this heading, the word "Thresher" is used interchangeably for "Flashing Blade" and "Cyclone" too

  • Thresher makes an attack against every model, and as such it targets every model. Thus if a model "may not be targeted by melee attacks", you have to 'skip' it when you resolve the attack. (Infernal Ruling)
  • All attacks made by a Thresher attack are simultaneous.
    • If a model is out of LOS when you start the Thresh, then you may not attack it as part of the Thresh (even if the Thresh kills what is blocking your LOS)
    • This means you need to target everything, then resolve all effects that trigger on "target" before starting any attack rolls. Then complete all attack rolls and do everything that triggers on "hit" before starting any damage rolls, and etc.
    • In practice and to save time though, if neither player has effects that trigger on "being targetted, hit, damaged, etc" then they'll normally do the hit and damage rolls on a model-by-model basis.
    • If a model collects tokens (for instance the Cryx Harrower that collects souls), it cannot collect them until all Thresh attacks are resolved.

Thresher only

  • All attacks made by a Thresher are special melee attacks, and as such won't trigger stuff like Grim Salvation or Rhyas's feat. (Infernal Ruling)
  • No matter how many enemy you kill, Thresher only counts as a single attack for the purposes of triggering Berserk, Quick Work, Black Spot, etc
  • You can do a Thresher on a charge (it's a special melee attack).
    • If you charge & Thresher, only the damage roll against your charge target is automatically boosted - other models caught in the thresh suffer an unboosted damage roll (although you can spend focus/fury to boost it)
  • You can't buy additional Thresher attacks, because they're (★ Attack). You can buy additional normal melee attacks, though.
  • Thresher will hit friendly models.

Flashing Blade only

  • You can cast it after your charge movement but before your charge attack.
    • This will essentially interrupt your charge attack, so no damage roll is boosted while resolving the spell's attacks (unless you pay to boost it).
    • If your charge target survives the spell , then you'll get your boosted charge attack against it.
  • Flashing Blade doesn't hit friendly models

Cyclone only

  • You can cast it after your charge movement but before your charge attack.
    • This will essentially interrupt your charge attack, so no damage roll is boosted while resolving the spell's attacks (unless you pay to boost it).
    • If your charge target survives the spell and is still in range, then you'll get your boosted charge attack against it.
    • If you used the advance to move out of range of your charge target, it was still as successful charge so it won't cause your activation to end. However, you are still limited to making melee attacks only.
  • Cyclone will hit friendly models.
  • The attack(s) from Cyclone occur simultaneously with "Ends its movement" triggers (such as Admonition). As such, the active player can use the Cyclone attacks before the inactive player uses his Admonition move. (Infernal Ruling)