Captain E. Dominic Darius

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Captain E. Dominic Darius
Cygnar Warcaster
Halfjacks
Companion Solos

Encased in his enormous steam-powered armor, Captain Darius strides into battle like a man of iron. The most ingenious element of this walking arsenal is a drone deployment system allowing him to unleash a number of halfjacks to serve as both weapons and battlefield repair assistants. Darius and his battlegroup act in tandem to disassemble the enemy army with the precision of a well-tuned machine.

Basic Info

Darius

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Understanding
the Statblock
  • Warcaster - All warcasters come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome. (Click the link for a full rundown.)
  • Darius starts the game with 3 Halfjacks solos in play.

Feat: Pit Stop

Darius and the Halfjacks in his battlegroup currently in his control range can each completely repair one friendly Faction warjack with which he or it is B2B. Remove all damage from those warjacks.

Abilities

  • Repair [d3+3] (★ Action) - RNG B2B. Target friendly Faction construct model. If the model is in range, remove d3+3 damage points from it.
  • Repairable - This model can be targeted with Repair special actions as if it were a construct model.
  • Activate Halfjack - At the end of your Control Phase, you can put one Halfjack solo into play within 1" of this model if there are fewer than three Halfjacks in Darius' battlegroup.
  • Crane - Once per turn at any time during its activation, this model can choose one other friendly large-based or smaller model within 2" of it. You can place that model anywhere completely within 2" of its current location, and if it was knocked down, it immediately stands up unless it became knocked down this turn.

Weapons

  • Steam Cannon - 12" range, POW 14, AOE 4 gun.
  • Quake Hammer - 1" reach, P+S 15 melee weapon. He stole it from an Ironclad.
  • Wrench - 0.5" reach, P+S 11 melee weapon.

Spells

COST RNG AOE POW DUR OFF
Arcantrik Bolt

2 10 - 12 (★) Yes
A warjack damaged by this attack becomes stationary for one round.
Fortify

2 6 - - Upkeep No
Target warjack in the spellcaster's battlegroup gains +2 ARM. The affected model and any friendly model B2B with it cannot be knocked down, be pushed, or be moved by a slam.
Full Throttle

3 SELF Control - Turn No
Warjacks in the spellcaster's battlegroup beginning their activations in its control range can run, charge, or make slam or trample power attacks without spending focus that activation. While in the spellcaster's control range, models in its battlegroup gain boosted melee attack rolls. Full Throttle lasts one turn.
Jackhammer

1 6 - - - No
Target model in the spellcaster's battlegroup immediately makes one basic melee attack.
Refuge

2 6 - - Upkeep No
At the end of an activation in which the target friendly Faction model hit an enemy model with an attack, the affected model can make a full advance. It cannot be targeted by free strikes during this movement.

Halfjacks

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Understanding
the Statblock

Abilities

  • Construct symbol.jpg Construct
  • Companion [ Captain E. Dominic Darius ] - This model is included in any army that includes Captain E. Dominic Darius. If Darius is destroyed or removed from play, remove this model from play. This model is part of Darius's battlegroup.Place all three Halfjacks in play at the start of the game.
  • Prime Mine (★ Action) - Replace this model with a mine marker. You can have up to three mine markers in play at any time. After resolving continuous effects during your Maintenance Phase, you can detonate any number of friendly mine markers. Center a 4" AOE template on each detonated mine and remove the mine marker from the table. Models in the AOE are hit and suffer an unboostable POW 14 blast damage roll.
  • Repair [1] (★ Action) - RNG B2B. Target friendly Faction construct model. If the model is in range, remove 1 damage points from it.

Weapons

  • Unarmed - This model has no weapons.

Theme Forces

Analysis of Darius

Darius in a nutshell

Darius is a melee brawler of a warjack controller, able to toughen warjacks, to repair them, able to speed up one heavy a turn, and relatively focus efficient. He has quite a beefy frame (on par with Butcher) to fend off half-hearted assassination attempts, allowing you to worry a bit less for his personal safety than with other casters in the faction. Make no mistake though; he is on a medium base, and is only as durable as a light warjack. Anything that can one-round a Sentinel or a Charger can make short work on him too.

As of early 2020 Darius is among the underdog casters in Cygnar, mainly beacause of the in-faction competitors and his struggle in the current metagame. He is intended to be a close-combat battlegroup caster who can enhance the survivability of his jacks. He is fun in casual games (and sometimes frustrating to be played against), but more experienced players will be prepared to one-round even the heaviest warjacks or stop damage-removal on them, diminishing your feat's usefulness.

His spell-kit and abilities also suffer from some anti-synergy - namely that you should activate Darius first to get the most out of Crane and Full Throttle. Also, you should activate your warjack first to get into position and make the most out of Jackhammer. It is technically possible to activate Darius first, crane your warjack into position to engage the enemy, punch it into oblivion with Jackhammer, then charge in with your jack to another enemy, but that requires position mistakes on the enemy's behalf, and extra care on yours not to put Darius into a position where he can be assassinated next turn.

As for his in-faction status, he's outdone by Nemo3 in terms of Focus efficiency, and has nothing on Kraye when we talk about battlegroup mobility and threat ranges. Jakes2 and Stryker2 both have Positive Charge, an awesome MAT + damage fixer spell for your jacks (plus the rest of the army), and the latter also has ARM fix against ranged attacks. As with other rarely seen models, we hope that a CID cycle may make this article largely obsolete.

Spell thoughts

  • Arcantrik Bolt - This is his only tool for hunting Incorporeal models. Considering the shallow FOCUS pool, it is quite unlikely to be used during the battle, so save it for the endgame. You might consider using it against a warjack to bestow the Stationary effect. If you manage to also knock it down, the target will suffer both effects.
  • Fortify - Your bread and butter spell, which usually will be on your biggest, meanest brawler jack from turn one. Since Darius tends to operate close to the front to use his Crane ability, it defends him from slams against the screening warjacks that could knock him down. It makes a Sturdy + Steady model out of your jack, and all those in B2B. You are also protected against non-power attack slams, like Thunder Strike or Force Hammer. However, affected models can still be made stationary, be placed, or be moved via Power Attacks and Throws.
  • Refuge - Despite its name, it can be just as good for threat extension, as for seeking shelter after an attack. Considering his low speed, Darius himself can also be a good target for that. Read the spell's rules clarification page to understand how best to use this spell.
  • Jackhammer - This spell lets a jack sucker punch the opponent's face for one focus. It is limited to basic attacks, so you cannot use the Ironclad's Tremor attack for example. Unless you cast Full Throttle first, you also cannot boost the attack rolls. Since its range is short, consider arcing through a Lancer if you need to keep Darius away from the fight.
  • Full Throttle - This is one of the best battlegroup spells for melee warjacks and it has a higher return-on-investment the larger your battlegroup is. Since it eats up half of your FOCUS pool and Power-Up grants you free focus, always calculate when you'll reach a break-even point. Look for warjacks with nice critical effects, like the Thunderhead, the Ironclad or the Centurion. A note on wording: to get the free charge/slam/trample/run, it is enough to start the model's activation in the caster's CTRL area, but to gain the boosted melee attack rolls you must be within CTRL range at the time of the attack - so don't run too far up ahead. Darius also gains the boosted melee attack rolls.

Feat thoughts

Simple as it gets: you remove all damage points from as many jacks as you can get into B2B with your caster and the half-jacks. Don't expect it to be a game changer though - enemies will concentrate on one jack at a time, ensuring that it won't get up after a proper beating. Restoring your banged-up colossal from 4 boxes to full sounds awesome, but opponents will rarely do that favor. If you can save a heavy - go for it, it can give you the necessary advantage in the war of attrition. Also, be on the lookout for the abilities that cancel healing (see Drawbacks and Downsides). Keep in mind that although colossi cannot be affected by Grievous Wounds, other tricks like Entropic Aura can still stall your repair attempts. In such cases pay attention to remove those "jamming" models before your feat. You should also consider this feat's passive benefits. By having this on the table, you are forcing your opponent to commit (and sometimes over-commit) to "one-rounding" your 'Jacks (and, more importantly, your Colossal). Use the threat of the full repair to goad your opponent into overestimating the resources needed! Example would be to have your opponent over-commit to one flank in early turns.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • He is focus starved.
  • He and his jacks are pretty sensitive to difficult terrain, SPD de-buffs, jamming units, and Incorporeal models.
  • No army support outside warjacks.
  • Enemies will rarely leave around several half-dead warjacks for your feat.
  • Grievous wounds and effects like Entropic Force or the Accursed Arcana shut down your feat completely (the latter 2 can affect your colossi as well).

Tricks & Tips

  • Darius cannot use his repair ability on himself, as he cannot be in B2B with himself.
  • The jacks you feat-repair don't have to be in your control range (although the halfjack doing the repair does). Nor do they need to be jacks in Darius's battlegroup.
  • Feel free to use the halfjacks as charge-lane blockers, or contesting pieces. They are solos, which are ideal for scoring on flags.
  • Remember that Prime Mined halfjack explosions are "may" and not a "must". You can happily walk into your own mine field without fear. Walk a tasty target on top of one of your own mines and your opponent will need to do a cost-vs-reward analysis to engage.
  • Crane is only limited to friendly models, not friendly faction models. Feel free to crane out Eyriss from melee if the enemy ran in to engage her.
  • Study your opponent's list carefully, especially models with Steady, Sturdy and blast immunity.
  • You can change the facing of the craned model - use it in case your key models were turned around due to Domination or Telekinesis to counter charges, or if the enemy simply ran behind you to avoid being charged at.

Darius can be quite unforgiving in terms of order of activation for beginners. Here's a short guide for him:

  • Maintenance Phase - This is where you blow up Mine markers, after you resolved continuous effects, and resolved everything else that happens in this phase (like attacks from Rapid Fire). If you skipped that, no explosions for you.
  • Control Phase - You put new Halfjacks into play at the end of this phase. Power Up and allocate Focus first, then drop new Halfjacks.
  • Activation Phase - This is where your Crane ability can be triggered. As with all the "any time during its activation", it cannot be triggered after you ran or failed a charge, but can be triggered after you hit something under your Refuge spell, or you made a charge move, but before you attack. Read the End of Activation article for a detailed rundown.

List Building Advice

Strategy

Darius has remarkable tools for attrition and the ability to deny zones to the opponent with minefields or immovable jacks. He may also manipulate the threat range of a single model or provide excellent focus efficiency for his battlegroup.

Theme thoughts

Heavy Metal
This one seems like a no-brainer for Darius. You can get all the necessary supporting solos with requisition points for your nearly all warjack list. However, this force has several weak points like mobility and dealing with jamming infantry.

  • Sentinel - Darius' ARM and HP boxes make him one of the toughest warcasters in the game, but the Sentinel is still useful for dissuading ranged assassination runs.
  • Long Gunners - As your threat range tends to be short, faster enemies may try to outmaneuver you. Long Gunners can put pressure on them and can help you to score in the circular zones in scenarios.
  • Sword Knights - A cheap and disposable screen for your slower jacks who can hit way above their class due to Flank.
  • Storm Strider - Having its own boosting mechanism, this self-supporting long-range gun platform can operate without taxing Darius' Focus pool too much, and clear chaff infantry. Although, if you can spare the resources, it is a grateful recipient for Refuge.

Sons of the Tempest
This list solve all the issues with Incorporeal models for a trivial amount of points. Gun Mages are fragile and usually have problem of dealing with heavy armor, but that's what your jacks are there for.

  • Arcane Tempest Gun Mages - A unit with their CA is just enough to give you a free solo, great protection against Incorporeal models, means to harass stealthy foes and a modicum of board control with their Thunderbolt rounds.
  • Tempest Blazers - These guys excel at harassing flanks and hunting solos.

Storm Division
Although the above mentioned support solos are readily available and Storm Knights are more or less self-supporting units, they tend to be very expensive to reach the free-model point threshold. With the changes in Electricity Imm symbol.jpg Immunity: Electricity, your means to remove chaff infantry with electro-leaps from your own models were greatly diminished. However, Stormclads may operate very efficiently in Darius' battlegroup thanks to their Accumulator rule.

Gravediggers
Probably the hardest theme to play with him, as most of the important support solos will be unavailable, save for replacing Arlan Strangewayes with Aiyana under Murdoch's care for magical attacks. Trenchers in general tend to be self-sufficient units and Rangers can shore up your chances to hit with your ranged warjacks, but you will be hard-pressed to squeeze in the desired amount of warjacks with the expensive trencher infantry.

    Support models - Various themes    
When building an army with Darius, consider using the following models:

  • Journeyman Warcaster - Arcane Shield is really useful for making tough jacks tougher, and you can put Fortify elsewhere. Try letting Junior run a Charger or a Sentinel.
  • Squire - Vital to extending full throttle's reach and helps lessen his focus burden.
  • Arlan - Darius is short on magical attacks, which is something Arlan can mitigate. He can occasionally hand out extra focus or repair Darius in a pinch. The problem is that he cannot be everywhere at once and will probably be a high-priority target for your opponent, especially if they rely on spamming Incorporeal models

Battlegroup

Darius likes tough melee warjacks that he can repair.

  • Centurion - With full throttle, it can polarity field in the opening turns, and it is a tough and hard hitting melee jack. Fortify makes it even harder to kill.
  • Lancer A Lancer is vital to Darius's game plan because he defiently doesnt want to hang out within 6" of his workhouse jack to cast jack hammer, because that will just get him killed. An Arc Node fixes this issue. Note that in Heavy Metal you can upgarde a Lancer into Thorn.
  • Hammersmith - Cheap, tough, and hard hitting melee jack. Full throttle means he will definitely get his chain attack off.
  • Ironclad - Cheap and focus-efficient melee jack. A boosted Tremor (thanks to full throttle) can be game ending.
  • Defender - An ideal target for Jackhammer, helping it to knock out a warjack's cortex. TIt also has decent ranged capability.
  • Stormclad - He has the longest native threat range of any Cygnar heavy and the highest native P+S.
  • Hurricane - Cygnar's two Colossi are both extremely tough and get alot of mileage out of Darius' feat. The Hurricane has the added bonus of cortex-damage on his fists as well as an arc-node and both help get mileage from Jackhammer.
  • Stormwall - Darius has quite a scenario problem if he runs too many jacks. The Lightning pot this machine is able to put into play count as solos so they can contest.

Other

Trivia

Other Cygnar models

Cygnar Logo.jpg       Cygnar Index       (Edit)
Battlegroup & Similar
Warcasters Caine1 - Caine2 - Caine3 - Constance - Darius - Haley1 - Haley2 - Haley3 - Jakes2 - Kraye - Maddox - Nemo1 - Nemo2 - Nemo3 - Sloan - Stryker1 - Stryker2 - Stryker3 - Siege1 - Siege2 - Sturgis1
Warcaster attachments Squire (Cygnar) - Madelyn Corbeau (Merc) - Reinholdt (Merc) - Wyshnalyrr (Merc)
Other Warjack Controllers

Battlegroup Controllers: Caine0 - Nemo4 - Jakes1 - Journeyman - T. Warcaster Lieutenant
'Jack Marshals: Runewood - Strangewayes - Anson Hitch - Stormblade Captain - T. Master Gunner - Gun Mage CA - Stormblade CA - Sword Knights CA

Light Charger - Firefly - Grenadier - Hunter - Lancer - Minuteman - Sentinel
Ace - Thorn
Heavy Avenger - Centurion - Cyclone - Defender - Hammersmith - Ironclad - Reliant - Stormclad
Brickhouse - Dynamo - Gallant - Ol' Rowdy - Thunderhead - Triumph
Colossal Stormwall - Hurricane
Units, Solos, Battle Engines, & Structures
Units

Arcane Tempest Gun Mages - Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team - Field Mechaniks - Legion of Lost Souls - Long Gunner Infantry - OoI Resolutes - OoI Vigilants - Precursor Knights - Rangers - Silver Line Stormguard - Storm Lances - Stormblades - Stormguard - Stormsmith Grenadiers - Storm Tower - Sword Knights - Tempest Blazers - Tr Cannon Crew - Tr Chain Gun Crew - Tr Commandos - Tr Express Team - Tr Long Gunners - Tr Infantry - Tr Mechaniks
Special CA : Captain Jonas Murdoch (Mercenary unit) - Special WA: Morrowan Battle Priest (any unit)

Solos

Arcane Tempest Rifleman - Archduke Runewood - Captain Arlan Strangewayes - Captain Maxwell Finn - Commander Anson Hitch - Grand Master Gabriel Throne - Glyn Cormier, Illuminated One - Gun Mage Captain Adept - Journeyman Lieutenant Allister Caine - Journeyman Warcaster - Harlan Versh, Illuminated One - Lieutenant Allison Jakes - Lieutenant Bastian Falk - Lieutenant Gwen Keller - Major Katherine Laddermore - Major Harrison Gibbs - Morrowan Archon - Savio Montero Acosta - Sir Dreyfus the Storm Knight - Squire - Stormblade Captain - Stormcallers - Tr Buster - Tr Master Gunner - Tr Patrol Dog - Tr Warcaster Lieutenant - Viktor Pendrake

Battle Engines & Structures

Nemo4 - Storm Strider - Trencher Blockhouse

Theme Forces
Flame in the Darkness - Gravediggers - Heavy Metal - Sons of the Tempest - Storm Division
Mercenaries
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Cygnar Mercenary
This index was last updated: 2020.02

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification : Knockdown      (Edit)

  • Knockdown (Edit) - Remember, knockdown only prevents what it says it does. Refer to the Knockdown page for a recap of what a model can/can't do.
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Rules Clarification : Tremor      (Edit)

  • Although the wording could be clearer, Tremor does cause a normal damage roll in addition to the knockdown effect. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Knockdown (Edit) - Remember, knockdown only prevents what it says it does. Refer to the Knockdown page for a recap of what a model can/can't do.


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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 (Infernal Ruling) or fail a charge. Because that makes that specific model's activation to end even though the unit's activation is still ongoing, and you can't use abilities on models that are not active.
    • A model in a unit can't use an "Any Time" ability 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 not normally Grunt models. Therefore they're not normally eligible for stuff like Revive.
  • Press Forward Order vs Spells cast at Any Time (Edit)
    • 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 can block each other's LOS, it actually becomes a bit convoluted. The scenarios are essentially:
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
      3. 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 either:
        (3a) Forfeit Combat Action, make a full advance, and my activation ends immediately after advancing, or
        (3b) Forfeit Normal Movement, and can use my Combat Action for anything (it doesn't have to be locked in to melee attacks)
    • Refer to (Infernal Ruling) and the (Follow up questions & additional Infernal Rulings)
    • If you have no valid charge targets you cannot cast a spell, even if resolving the spell would give you a valid charge target.
  • 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 : Repair      (Edit)

  • When repairing warjacks, you can choose which damage boxes to heal - they don't all have to be the same column.
  • If you get a +1 bonus to a repair roll, that is one extra hitpoint healed. Not +1 to the number of pips showing on the dice.

Rules Clarification : Repairable - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Activate Halfjack - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Crane and/or Power Lifter     (Edit)


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Rules Clarification : Arcantrik Bolt      (Edit)

  • Remember, stationary only prevents what it says it does. Refer the recap on stationary for what models can/can't do.
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Rules Clarification : Fortify and/or Bracer     (Edit)

  • If an attack causes a push/throw/etc, it may still target a Fortified model. All damage and effects will still occur as normal, except the movement.
  • Place effects (such as Telekinesis) can still move Fortified models.
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Rules Clarification : Full Throttle      (Edit)

  • If you're planning on casting this a lot, you should probably review the Trample and Slam rules and their Rule Clarifications.
  • 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 : Jackhammer      (Edit)

  • The caster can cast Jackhammer on themself (as they're a member of their own battlegroup).
    • The caster can do this before advancing. They can even choose to do initial ranged attack(s) as their combat action, after casting the spell.
  • 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 : Refuge      (Edit)

  • If a caster puts another upkeep on themself between making the kill and the end of their activation, Refuge won't trigger. (Locked thread)
  • Refuge happens at the end of your activation, but not after your activation has ended. This means you can still use "Any Time" abilities after resolving the Refuge move (such as casting more spells). See also the article on End of Activation.
  • An AOE attack that misses it's original target, but then deviates onto an enemy, still counts as a "hit" and thus will still trigger Refuge.

Rules Clarification : Companion - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Prime Mine - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Unarmed      (Edit)

  • Since this model has no weapons it does not have a melee range.
    • This means it can't engage other models, declare charges, or make free strikes
    • Also it can't gain abilities that require a melee range (such as Ragman granting this model Dark Shroud).
  • However, other models that do have melee weapons can engage this model. So this model can still gain the "target in melee" shooting bonus.


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