Captain Rahera, Terror of the Wailing Sea

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Mercenary Logo.jpg Cryx Logo.jpg Captain Rahera, Terror of the Wailing Sea

Mercenary, & Cryx Partisan, Privateer Scharde Warcaster


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Rules subject to change.
This model is unreleased.

This model is part of the current CID cycle (What is CID?) and the information shown below does not represent its final rules.

This is a new model, and the information here is what was given at the start of the CID cycle

Basic Info[edit]

Missing Info
Warcaster 0
BASE Small
M.A. N/A
DEF 16
ARM 15
HP 16
F. Field N/A
WJP +28
Warcaster 1
the Statblock
  • Mercenary - Rahera will work for Cryx.
  • Partisan [Cryx] - When included in a Cryx army, this model/unit is a Cryx model/unit instead of a Mercenary model/unit.


  • Warcaster - All warcasters come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome. (Click the link for a full rundown.)
  • Parry - This model cannot be targeted by free strikes.
  • Pathfinder - This model treats rough terrain as open terrain while advancing. While charging, slam power attacking, or trample power attacking, this model does not stop its movement when it contacts an obstacle.
  • Tough - When this model is disabled, roll a d6. On a 5 or 6, remove 1 damage point from this model; it is no longer disabled and becomes knocked down. While knocked down this model loses Tough.
  • Acrobatics - This model can advance through other models if it has enough movement to move completely past their bases. This model ignores intervening models when declaring its charge target.
  • Sprint - At the end of an activation in which it destroyed or removed from play one or more enemy models with melee attacks, this model can immediately make a full advance, then its activation ends.
  • Tactician [Privateer and Scharde] - While in this model's command range, friendly Privateer and Scharde models can ignore other friendly Privateer and Scharde models when determining LOS. Friendly Privateer and Scharde models can advance through other friendly Privateer and Scharde models in this model's command range if they have enough movement to move completely past them.


  • Hand Cannon - 12" range, POW 12 ranged attack
  • Blood Axe - 1" reach, POW 6, P+S 13 melee attack
    • Damage Type: Magical - This weapon deals Magical damage.
    • Blood Boon - If this weapon kills an enemy, this model can cast a spell of COST 3 or less for free. Blood Boon can only trigger once per activation.
  • Bone Cleaver - 1" reach, POW 6, P+S 13 melee attack
    • Damage Type: Magical
    • Critical Decapitation - On a critical hit, double the damage exceeding the ARM of the model hit. A model disabled by this attack cannot make a Tough roll.


This spell has two effects: 1) Target enemy warrior model/unit suffers -2 DEF. 2) When a friendly Faction model destroys one or more affected models with a basic melee or ranged attack during its activation, immediately after the attack is resolved it can make one additional melee or ranged attack. Attacks gained from Black Spot cannot generate additional attacks from Black Spot.
  • Bleed - Cost 2, 8" range, POW 10
When Bleed damages a living enemy model, this model can remove d3 damage points.
  • Escort - Cost 2, Target SELF, Upkeep
Warjacks in the caster's battlegroup beginning their activations in its control range gain +2" movement when advancing as part of their Normal Movement. Also, the caster gains +2 ARM while a battlegroup warjack is within 3" of it.
While in the caster's control range, models in its battlegroup roll an extra die on all melee attack and melee damage rolls, then discard the lowest. Manifest Destiny lasts for one turn.
1) While in the caster's control range, enemy models suffer -5 RNG on their ranged attacks. 2) When an enemy's ranged AOE deviates from a point in the caster's control range, after determining the distance you get to choose the direction. 3) Windstorm lasts for one round.

Feat : Headhunters[edit]

  1. While in Rahera’s control range, friendly living trooper models gain Blood-Bound.
    • (Blood-Bound - When a model with Blood-Bound destroys a living enemy model with an attack, after the attack is resolved you can return to play one destroyed model in its unit. Place the returned model completely within 3" of the attacking model. The returned model cannot activate the turn it returns to play. The destroyed enemy model is removed from play and does not provide a soul or corpse token.)
  2. Additionally, while Rahera’s control range, friendly living warrior models’ melee weapons gain Critical Decapitation (as above).

Headhunters lasts for one turn.

Theme Forces[edit]

Thoughts on Rahera[edit]

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Recent Release
This model/theme has only recently been released, and the content in the "Thoughts On" section is based more on theory-machine than actual gameplay experience.

Feel free to remove this warning if you, personally, have a good level of gameplay experience with the model, have reviewed this article, and either you A) agree with the content 100% or B) for the parts you disagree with, you don't strongly disagree; and it's more a case of differing opinions between you and previous editors rather than incorrect content / bad advice.

Rahera in a nutshell[edit]

Captain Rahera is a new Mercenary Warcaster who is also a Cryx partisan. That means there is a lot of ground to cover with her since she will be playable in two factions and many themes. She is designed to be a versatile hit-and-run caster who can do a lot of killin' on her own, while also broadly supporting her army. Rahera has a combined arms approach, favoring a selection of both 'jacks and infantry, which we have baked into her design with her feat and powerful spell list like Manifest Destiny. With her high natural speed, Sprint, and Blood Boon on one of her weapons, she should be able to get in and get out while getting a free casting of one of her more powerful spells.

Feat thoughts[edit]

Placeholder Infantry that like crit decaps want this. Or anything that really enjoys recursion. PLease note that this is living only so cryx has limited options.

Spell thoughts[edit]

Placeholder Her Spell list favors her whole battlegroup, so you'll want a decent sized one. It also favors melee jacks over ranged. (Though black spot helps any).

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]


Tricks & Tips[edit]


List Building Advice - Mercenary[edit]


Her main method of winning is ...Placeholder
For example: "using her feat turn to get a melee/ranged/spell assassination" "attrition then win on scenario" "board control then win on scenario" "sending a jack in, to beat the enemy warcaster's face into pulp" "etc"

Theme thoughts[edit]

The best theme to take her in is probably Placeholder because Placeholder.

Alternatively, she can run a pretty decent Placeholder force because Placeholder.



List Building Advice - Cryx[edit]


Her strategy remains the same as above, it's just her tools that change.

Theme thoughts[edit]

The best theme to take her in is probably Placeholder because Placeholder.

Alternatively, she can run a pretty decent Placeholder force because Placeholder.





Beta rules released in the Talion CID (2019.02)

Which warjacks can she take?[edit]

When she is included in a Cryx army Rahera has access to the full range of Cryx warjacks, but she cannot include any Mercenary warjacks in her battlegroup.

When she is included in a Mercenary army Rahera has to choose from the "Human" Mercenary warjacks shown below, but she cannot include any Cryx warjacks in her battlegroup.

Mercenary Warjacks (Human)   (Edit)
Light Buccaneer - Renegade (Magnus only) - Scallywag - Swashbuckler - Talon - Vanguard
Heavy Freebooter - Gallant - Mangler - Mariner - Mule - Nomad - Rocinante - Rover - Toro - Swabber
Colossal Blockader - Galleon
Note: Other restrictions may apply, such as 'Jack Marshals can't control Colossals, character warjacks aren't allowed in most theme forces, etc.

Other Faction models[edit]

Mercenary Logo.jpg       Mercenary Index       (Edit)
Mercenary 'Jack Controllers (Human) (Edit)
Warcasters Ashlynn - Blaize - Caine3 - Crosse2 - Damiano - Fiona - Macbain - Magnus1 - Magnus2 - Montador - Rahera - Shae
Non-Casters "Junior" Warcaster Crosse1
'Jack Marshal Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Raluk Moorclaw - Rutger Shaw - Sam & the Devil Dogs
Mercenary Warjacks (Human)   (Edit)
Light Buccaneer - Renegade (Magnus only) - Scallywag - Swashbuckler - Talon - Vanguard
Heavy Freebooter - Gallant - Mangler - Mariner - Mule - Nomad - Rocinante - Rover - Toro - Swabber
Colossal Blockader - Galleon
Rhulic 'Jack Controllers (Edit)
Warcasters Durgen Madhammer - General Ossrum - Gorten Grundback
Marshals Thor Steinhammer
Rhulic Warjacks (Edit)
Light Blaster- Gunner
Heavy Avalancher - Basher - Driller - Rockram
Colossal Earthbreaker
Cephalyx Warcasters (Edit)
Warcasters Cognifex Cyphon - Exulon Thexus
Cephalyx Monstrosities (Edit)
Heavy Subduer - Warden - Wrecker
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Warcaster attachments Madelyn Corbeau - Reinholdt - Wyshnalyrr
Lesser Warlocks Rorsh & Brine (Farrow) - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw (Gatorman)
Units Cephalyx Mind Bender -

Cephalyx Mind Slaver - Cephalyx Overlords - High Shields - Artillery Corps - Forge Guard - Idrian Skirmishers - Kayazy Assassins - Kayazy Eliminators - Ogrun Assault Corps - Precursor Knights - Press Gangers - Sea Dog Pirates - Deck Gun - SH Cannon - SH Halberdiers - SH Cavalry - SH Mortar - SH Riflemen - SH Volley Gun - Tactical Arcanist Corps - Thorn Gun Mages
Special CA: Cephalyx Dominator

Character Units Alexia1 - Sam & The Devil Dogs - Croe's Cutthroats - Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Herne & Jonne - Aiyana & Holt - Lynus & Edrea - Commodore Cannon - Devil's Shadow Mutineers

Cephalyx Agitator - Gobber Tinker - Ogrun Bokur - Powder Monkey - SH Arcanist - SH Ironhead - SH Gunner - River Raider

Character Solos

Alexia2 - Alten Ashley - Anastasia Di Bray - Bloody Bradigan - Bosun Grogspar - Brun & Lug - Colbie - Dahlia & Skarath - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Eilish Garrity - Eiryss1 - Eiryss2 - Hawk - Gastone1 - Gorman - Gudrun - Harlan Versh - Hutchuk - J.A.I.M.s - Kell Bailoch - Lanyssa - Rockbottom - Major Harrison Gibbs - Dougal - Orin - Ragman - Raluk - Rhupert - Rorsh & Brine - Rutger - Savio - Saxon - Sergeant Nicolas - Stannis - Taryn - Thor - Viktor - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines Hammerfall Siege Crawler
Theme Forces (Edit)
Hammer Strike - The Irregulars - The Kingmaker's Army - Llaelese Resistance - Operating Theater - Steelhead - The Talion Charter
This index was last updated: 2019.02
Cryx Logo.jpg       Cryx Index       (Edit)            
Battlegroup & Similar

Agathia - Aiakos2 - Asphyxious1 - Asphyxious2 - Asphyxious3 - Coven - Deneghra1 - Deneghra2 - Deneghra3 - Goreshade1 - Goreshade2 - Goreshade3 - Mortenebra1 - Mortenebra2 - Rahera - Scaverous - Skarre1 - Skarre2 - Skarre3 - Sturgis2 - Terminus - Venethrax

Warcaster attachments The Withershadow Combine - Satyxis Blood Priestess - Skarlock Thrall - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary)
Other Warjack Controllers Iron Lich Overseer (Marshal) - Aiakos1 (BGC) - Deneghra0 (BGC)

Cankerworm - Deathripper - Defiler - Helldiver - Nightwretch - Ripjaw - Scavenger - Shrike - Stalker


Barathrum - Corruptor - Deathjack - Desecrator - Erebus - Harrower - Kharybdis - Inflictor - Leviathan - Malice - Nightmare - Reaper - Seether - Slayer

Colossal Kraken - Sepulcher
Units, Solos, Battle Engines, & Structures
Units - Living BO Boarding Party - BO Ironmongers - BO Smog Belchers - Bloodgorgers - Marauders - Cephalyx Drudges - Cephalyx Overlords - Satyxis Gunslingers - Satyxis Blood Witches - Satyxis Raiders - Scharde Dirge Seers - Scharde Pirates
Units - Undead

Bane Knights - Bane Riders - Bane Warriors - Bile Thralls - Carrion Thralls - Mechanithralls - Necrosurgeon - Revenant Cannon - Revenant Crew - Soulhunters - The Withershadow Combine

Solos - Living/Construct

Aiakos1 - Axiara - Darragh Wrathe - Deneghra0 - Gerlak - Misery Cage - Satyxis Blood Priestess - Satyxis Raider Captain - Severa Blacktide - Warwitch Siren

Solos - Undead

Agrimony - Bane Lord Tartarus - Bloat Thrall - BTO Mobius - Captain Rengrave - Hellslinger - Iron Lich Overseer - Machine Wraith - Necrotech - Pistol Wraith - Scrap Thrall - Skarlock Thrall - Soul Trapper

Battle Engines & Structures Wraith Engine
Theme Forces
Black Industries - Dark Host - The Ghost Fleet - Infernal Machines - Scourge of the Broken Coast - Slaughter Fleet Raiders
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Cryx Mercenary
This index was last updated: 2019.02

Rules Clarifications[edit]

Note to self: I need to update this rules section after the CID rules are finalised - juckto.