Constance Blaize, Knight of the Prophet

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Mercenary Logo.jpg Cygnar Logo.jpg Constance Blaize, Knight of the Prophet

Mercenary, & Cygnar Partisan, Morrowan Warcaster

Constance Blaize is a resolute champion of Morrow who leads her Precursor Knights into battle against the unholy terrors that threaten all of mankind. Her greatest foes are the sprawling nightmare empire of Cryx and the vile servants of the dark god Thamar. Empowered by her faith, Blaize fights for her god and her nation with fervor inspired by the holy ascendants she reveres.

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Special Order Model
This model is no longer available through normal US distributors (as of 2018.04). Instead your local game store needs to order it through PP's Special Order Service. More info is available at PP Retailer Support As of 2019.09, PP have removed the SOS info from the Retailer Support website.

International distributors can still access the entire catalog of models.

See also the Official Press Release and/or Category: Special Order Model.

As of 2019.09, PP has removed

Basic Info

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Understanding
the Statblock
  • Mercenary - Will work for Cygnar.
  • Partisan [Cygnar] - When included in a Cygnar army, this model/unit is a Cygnar model/unit instead of a Mercenary model/unit.

Abilities

  • Warcaster - All warcasters come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome. (Click the link for a full rundown.)
  • Soul Taker: Reclaim - This model can gain souls. When a friendly living Faction model is destroyed by a continuous effect, an enemy attack, or collateral damage from an enemy attack while in this model's control range, this model gains the destroyed model's soul token. After this model replenishes its focus during your next Control Phase, replace each soul token with 1 focus point.
  • Blessing of Morrow - While in the spellcaster’s control range during their activations, friendly non-warcaster Morrowan warrior models can spend focus points on this model to boost one melee attack or melee damage roll for each focus point spent.
  • Flank [Morrowan] - This model gains +2 to melee attack rolls and an additional die on melee damage rolls vs enemy models in the melee range of other Morrowan models.

Weapons

  • Sun Spear - 2" reach, P+S 13 melee weapon.

Spells

COST RNG AOE POW DUR OFF


Crusader's Call

3 SELF Control - Turn -
Friendly Faction models beginning a charge in the caster's control range gain +2" for that charge. Lasts for one turn.
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.
Fortune

2 6 - - Upkeep -
Target friendly Faction model/unit can reroll attack rolls once.
Repudiate

2 10 - - - Yes
All animi/upkeep spells on the target hit expire. Also, if an upkeep expires, the model controlling it takes d3 points of damage.
Sunburst

3 10 3 13 - Yes
The blast damage only applies only to enemies. Also, it causes RFP.

Feat : Divine Intervention

Her feat has two effects and lasts for a round:

  1. While in her control range, friendly Faction warrior models gain +1 ARM for each soul token currently on Blaize.
  2. While in Blaize's control range Morrowan models gain Divine Inspiration

Theme Forces

Recent Changes

2019.08 Dynamic Update

  • Added to the Flames in the Darkness theme force
  • Divine Inspiration added to the feat.
  • Soul collection removed from the feat, but she gained Soultaker: Reclaim as a base ability instead
  • Radiance of Morrow spell was removed and replaced with a re-worded Blessing of Morrow. The new version of Blessing is almost the same thing as Radiance, but it no longer works on ranged attacks and non-warrior models (sorry Gallant!)
  • Blessing of Morrow no longer debuffs Undead models.
  • Gained Fortune
  • Lost Animosity

Thoughts on Constance

Constance in a Nutshell

Blaize is a dual-faction caster that runs an infantry brick which hits hard and charges quite far. She is designed to work with Morrowan models for whom she provides a passive boosting mechanic, which makes her quite strong. She also brings a Remove From Play spell and upkeep removal which are rare in both Mercenaries and Cygnar. She is played in Flame in the Darkness where Vengeance and Crusader's call, plus her innate pile of focus make her a force to be reckoned with.

Feat thoughts

Ideally you march a large mass of infantry towards the enemy. On the turn which you expect to be hit, feat. Your opponent will be forced to choose between killing you or not. If they attack, Connie will amass a large volume of souls and your army will become progressively harder and harder to kill until their progress grinds to a halt and Vengeance will be triggered. The ensuing counter attack will allow Constance to move up protected by a large stack of focus from the souls she collected in the previous turn. She can use her wealth of focus to slaughter whatever is near her with Flashing Blade/Flank or have her Morrowan models boost with Radiance of Morrow. On the other hand, if your opponent chooses to withhold the attack, you should have a mostly intact army ready to kill 'em all anyway.

A common mistake players make is to take low ARM models to feed her souls for more focus post-feat. Intentionally losing bodies and attacks is not a good strategy in a game of attrition, and you may find she has more focus than she can use if you give up too much.

Spell thoughts

  • Crusader's Call - The movement buff of this spell can affect your entire army. The extra range can be devastating. Typically, after your feat you should be in a good position to charge, this spell will let you engage harder.
  • Flashing Blade - If paired with Flank, this can be quite strong but it requires forward play where Blaize will not live long.
  • Fortune - This could go almost anywhere and be decent. Probably best on her non-Gallant warjack or Vigilants.
  • Repudiate - You can force an enemy to recast an upkeep, or prevent them from cycling one. Works on your own units if you need to tear off debuff spells.
  • Sunburst - This spell has two uses. The first is utility removals from play (e.g. finishing off one of Thagrosh1's beasts so he can't feat it back) and the second is when things have gone really wrong in a turn she may end up with a huge stack of focus; this turns it into an assassination play

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • She's a special order model.
  • Armies like Cryx are adept at soul collecting; Soul Trappers and Harrowers gathering the souls before she does, and basically shutting down her feat. A Morrowan Archon can stop this.
    • Any form of RFP effect that triggers before the Destroyed step will leave no soul token behind to be collected. Take Down and Snacking are bad news. So is Hellmouth.
  • Fixed damage dealing attacks (Anatomical Precision, Sniper, Corrosion, Puncture, etc.) get around her units' ARM bonus. The feat also won't be triggered on non-attack related damage rolls, like electro leaps.
  • Sprays and other attacks that resolve simultaneously can lead to more casualties than you planned since the ARM bonus kicks in after all the casualties.
  • She is simple to predict and has no sneaky tricks. She also lacks personal agency in the late game without putting herself on the line. She's a blunt instrument, though an extremely accurate and hard-hitting one.

Tricks & Tips

  • Combined with Flashing Blade and long reach, you can potentially cut down a small handful of infantry, even in Shield Wall.
  • You can cast Flashing Blade even if you sacrificed your Combat Action. It's a spell that generates melee attacks, as opposed to something that happens in your Combat Aciton.
    • It's situational, but sometimes if you're knocked down it is better to forfeit your Combat Action, move, and cast Flashing Blade than it is to spend focus to Shake knockdown.
  • You can also Flashing Blade to clear enemies next to you, then move or even charge before Flashing Blade again against other enemies.
  • Constance has to be the closest eligible model if she wants to Reclaim souls.

List Building Advice

Gallant is her pet warjack that she can take in any theme.

Strategy

Constance is an infantry caster. Her playstyle is very straightforward. Run high ARM infantry up the board, feat to keep them alive, cast Crusader's Call post-feat and punch back harder than she got hit. Your aim should be to overwhelm your opponent.

Close the distance with the enemy using a large force of melee troops, threaten objectives. Use your feat to survive an aggressive placement on the board. Crusader's Call is the last piece of the puzzle allowing you to then charge the enemy in a long reaching charge to punish the enemy for either killing too many guys thus giving you focus or killing not enough thus giving you troops. As the lines closes together Connie should be able to put her own personal combat skill to good use, preferably under the protection of Gallant.

Connie likes infantry. Her feat is built to keep her army alive, and none of her spells directly support jacks. Crusader's call can be exceptionally useful to add much-needed distance to charge attacks, allowing you a potential alpha strike, but otherwise, our favourite Knight wants to hang back a bit and support her army.

Only Morrowan models can benefit from Blessing of Morrow. Naturally, she wants lots of Morrowans.

Theme Thoughts

Most themes don't allow many, if any, Morrowan models. We will discuss the three themes that do.

    Flame in the Darkness    

This is Constance's natural home. It gives her access to all the Morrowan troops she could ever want. Even better, her Partisan status means she can use it as either a Mercenary list or a Cygnar list as lart of a tournament pairing.

Four Morrowan units as well as very powerful solos to augment the damage output of her army while she provides accuracy. Vengeance on all units further increases her threat range and deters the enemy from killing your models on feat turn. Vigilants and Resolutes bring their guns along with Versh and Cormier allowing her some ranged support. The Morrowan Archon protects her souls and makes the army more accurate. Her army moves fast and hits like a truck.

  • Units
    • Precursor Knights - It only takes a few of them to reach their target and they will blow it up. Vengeance and Crusader's Call plus her feat makes this easier. These are also the cheapest infantry in the theme. You probably want 2 units as the core of the army.
    • Legion of Lost Souls - They threat an inch farther than the Precursors and have CMA instead of Blessed. They can also get a boost from Alexia3. They grant souls when the die and can also come back. 1 unit is worth it. 2 is expensive and Alexia3 can't support both.
    • Order of Illumination Resolutes - While she can boost both their melee attacks, they cost 50% more points per model than Precursors, meaning Constance gets fewer souls. Also, as expensive multi-wound troops, her feat slaps a "Kick Me" sign on their backs because your opponent will prioritize them to maximize damage but minimize the souls she gets.
    • Order of Illumination Vigilants - They bring some of the shooting power the list other wise lacks.
    • Alexia and the Risen - Not a lot of reason to bring them. No souls. No Alexia3. She does get corpses though. Alexia is still good for generating contesting pieces consistently and, unlike Alexia2, doesn't compete for souls, but the same can be said for Alexia3 at half the price.
  • Solos
    • Harlan Versh, Illuminated One - He has Purgation and Blessed on his gun with multiple shots. He's a bit more specialized than the other options.
    • Glyn Cormier - Is probably one of your requisition choices granting True Sight to Vigilants and turning her targets around with Banishment.
    • Alexia3 - If you brought the Legion, you bring her for the extra damage. She's also a good requisition choice.
    • Savio Acosta - Your most expensive Requisition choice, and a self-contained murder machine.
    • Gabriel Throne - You will likely need both Pathfinder and Stir the Blood.
    • Ragman - One of the most useful solos in the game and he stacks with the other two damage buffs.
    • Morrowan Archon - The soul protection won't come up much unless you're fighting a lot of Cryx or Infernals. Still not a bad pick and he bumps your DEF 13 Precursors to DEF 15 when nearby (until he dies).
      • Blaize benefits from its Veteran Leader, so those Sunbursts can be a whole lot more accurate and if you pull off a Flank with another model, she's a pretty terrifying MAT10.
    • Thamarite Archon - It requires no support to do what it does, but Blaize already has good guns with True Sight if you bring Vigilants and Cormier.
    • Thamarite Advocate - Not the most useful pick, but not bad if you've three points to spare.

Lastly, there are a bunch of options in this theme that Constance doesn't want for various reasons: Field Mechaniks, Devil's Shadow Mutineers, Alexia2, Jakes1, Hermit of Henge Hold, Black Bella. Some aren't terribly with Constance, for instance Bella and Devil's Shadows, but they're not great either so you don't want to take them unless you've got points to spare.

    Cygnar - Heavy Metal    

This theme allows all Partisan solos (which is all the Morrowan ones), Precursor Knights, and one Mercenary unit (ie either Vigilants or Resolutes). You lose the Vengeance benefit, gain a Reposition benefit on your solos, and gain access to Sword Knights - who are good for generating souls and can be buffed to be relatively hardy.

You'd consider putting Constance in this theme only if you want more than 2 Cygnar warjacks, or you want other Cygnar-specific tech (such as the Squire or Journeyman Warcaster). The lack of Vengeance will impinge the effectiveness of playing an offensive army.

    Mercenary - The Irregulars    

Precursor Knights are allowed, but you lose access to everything else Morrowan. No way you play her in this theme.

Battlegroup

Blaize has 29 WJP and Gallant eats 17. You have the entirety of Mercenaries, Khador and Cygnar lineup to choose the rest of her battlegroup (assuming you're in Flames, which you should be). She'll want to minimise any extra points on 'jacks, because she wants to maximise infantry. Any heavy jack in the 11-14 point range makes for a fine second jack.

  • Gallant - Cannot benefit from Blessing of Morrow any more, but he'll be in her list anyway since he can keep her safe from spells when B2B. Also he's just a good warjack.
  • The Mariner has a good gun with great range on a budget, which is something the list lacks.

Other

Trivia

Which warjacks can she take?

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

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

Note that in the Flame in the Darkness theme force her choices for warjacks are different still. Refer to the theme force page for its rules.

Either way, she can always take her pet warjack Gallant who will always be the same Faction as her.

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

Other Faction 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

"Junior" Warcasters: Caine0 - 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 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: 2019.07
Mercenary Logo.jpg       Mercenary Index       (Edit)
Mercenary 'Jack Controllers (Human) (Edit)
Warcasters

Ashlynn1 - Aurora2 - Blaize - Caine3 - Crosse2 - Damiano - Fiona - Macbain - Magnus1 - Magnus2 - Montador - Rahera - Shae

Non-Casters "Junior Warcaster" Crosse1 'Jack Marshal

Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - MacHorne1 - Raluk Moorclaw - Rutger Shaw

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)
Warcaster Durgen Madhammer - General Ossrum - Gorten Grundback
'Jack Marshal 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 - Legion of Lost Souls - Ogrun Assault Corps - OoI Resolutes - OoI Vigilants - 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 (small or medium based units) - Special WA: Morrowan Battle Priest (Morrow units)

Character Units

Alexia1 - Croe's Cutthroats - Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowler1 - Herne & Jonne - Lady Aiyana & Master Holt - Lynus & Edrea - MacHorne1 - The Commodore Cannon - The Devil's Shadow Mutineers

Solos

Cephalyx Agitator - Gobber Tinker - Menite Archon - Morrowan Archon - Ogrun Bokur - Powder Monkey - SH Arcanist - SH Ironhead - SH Gunner - Swamp Gobber River Raider Thamarite Advocate - Thamarite Archon - Void Archon

Character Solos

Alexia, Mistress of the Witchfire (2) - Alexia, The Undying (3) - Alten Ashley - Anastasia Di Bray - Balthazar Bamfist - Black Bella, Duchess of Dread - Bloody Bradigan - Boomhowler, Solo Artist - Bosun Grogspar - Brun Cragback & Lug - Captain Crawtooth - Colbie Sterling, Captain of the BRI - Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath - Dez - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Eilish Garrity, the Occultist - Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios (1) - Eiryss, Angel of Retribution (2) - Eiryss, Fortune Hunter of Ios (4) - First Mate Hawk - Flugwug the Filcher - Gastone Crosse - Glyn Cormier, Illuminated One - Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist (1) - Gorman the Mad (2) - Grand Master Gabriel Throne - Gubbin - Gudrun the Wanderer - Harlan Versh, Illuminated One - Harlowe Holdemhigh - Hermit of Henge Hold - Hutchuk, Ogrun Bounty Hunter - J.A.I.M.s - Kell Bailoch - Lanyssa Ryssyl, Nyss Sorceress - Lord Rockbottom - MacHorne2 - Major Harrison Gibbs - Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile - Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor - Ragman - Raluk Moorclaw, the Ironmonger - Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord - Rorsh & Brine - Rutger Shaw, Professional Adventurer - Savio Montero Acosta - Saxon Orrik - Sergeant Nicolas Verendrye - Stannis Brocker - Taryn Di La Rovissi, Llaelese Gun Mage - Thor Steinhammer - Viktor Pendrake - Widget, Tinker Extraordinaire - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines Hammerfall Siege Crawler
Theme Forces (Edit)
Flame in the Darkness - Hammer Strike - Llaelese Resistance - Operating Theater - Soldiers of Fortune - Strange Bedfellows - The Irregulars - The Kingmaker's Army - The Talion Charter
This index was last updated: 2019.09

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification : Partisan     (Edit)

  • Which Faction?
    • Most of the time, Partisans are "friendly Faction models" only to other Mercenary models (or Minion models).
    • If they're taken in their Partisan faction, though, they stop being a "friendly Faction model" to Mercenary models and start being a "friendly Faction model" to that Partisan Faction.
  • Attachments
    • If a Partisan unit can get a special attachment from their Partisan Faction (for instance a Soulless Escort or Trollkin Sorcerer) then they can only get that attachment when they're in the Partisan Faction. They can't take it when working as a regular Mercenary. (Locked thread)
    • When taken in their Partisan Faction, they can't have a Ranking Officer attached.
  • Partisan warcasters
    • If you have a Partisan caster, you must choose whether your army is a Mercenary force or a [Partisan Faction] force. What warjacks the caster can take are then limited by your choice.
    • Partisan casters can be taken in [Partisan Faction] theme forces. Refer to the main rulebook.
    • Partisan casters can be fielded in multiple-caster games. (Locked thread)
      See also the Category: Partisan for what happens if you mix and match Partisan casters and Merc casters in multi-caster games.
  • Partisans & Theme Forces (Edit)
    1. If the theme force has the Partisan model on the list of allowed models, then it doesn't use up your "Up to one mercenary" slot, and so you can take the full FA plus another mercenary. Example: Cephalyx in Black Industries or Kayazy in Jaws of the Wolf. (Infernal Ruling)
    2. If the Partisan isn't on the list, it does use up your "Up to one mercenary" slot, and you can only take one. (There is a known bug in Warroom that allows you to take the full FA.)
    • Whether you used option 1 or 2 above, once they're in your theme force they count as a Faction model and so can be taken as a Requistion Option (if they fit the Requistion description). For instance, Eiryss1 can be taken as a free solo in the Legion of Dawn theme. (Infernal Ruling)


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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 Unitor Warlock Unit     (Edit)
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 Warcastersor 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 : Reclaim     (Edit)

  • You have to be the nearest eligible model to collect souls. Reclaim lacks the "regardless of proximity of other models" clause.
    • Of course, most models with Reclaim also have Direct Spirits or Soul Ward to help mitigate this - but the different ranges of different abilities is something to keep in mind.

Rules Clarification : Blessing of Morrow - None yet. (Edit)

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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 : Blessedand/or Creator's Wrath     (Edit)

  • Blessed ignores buffs even if they're not directly on the target. For instance, Haley3's Temporal Distortion spell gives a DEF buff to everyone within 5" ... and Blessed ignores it. (Locked thread)
  • You only ignore the DEF/ARM buff if the spell directly adds to the stat. A spell which instead grants a separate non-spell ability, and the ability gives a DEF/ARM buff, would not be ignored. (Infernal Ruling)
    In this ruling, Blessed does not ignore the DEF from Ashen Veil, because the DEF bonus comes from Concealment, and not the spell itself.
  • If a spell buffs DEF/ARM and [something else] then you ignore the buff but not the [something else].
    • For example, the spell Cloak of Ash grants concealment, and models with concealment gain +2 DEF. You would not ignore this DEF bonus.
    • For example, the spell Death Ward grants +2 ARM and the defender chooses which column suffers damage. You would ignore the ARM bonus, but the defender still picks the column.
  • The Mk3 Blessed icon resembles the old Mk2 Magical Weapon icon. Do not get them confused.
  • This ability only ignores buffs from spells, not buffs from feats (such as Stryker1's Invincibility +5 ARM) or abilities (such as Protective Aura's +2 ARM).
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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.")

Rules Clarification : Crusader's Call - None yet. (Edit)

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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)

Rules Clarification : Fortune - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Repudiate     (Edit)

  • The anti-spell part functions the same as Dispel, so see below.
  • The damage caused to the caster is considered to be from an attack, so will trigger stuff like Might of Kings.
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Rules Clarification : Dispel     (Edit)

  • Dispel can't be used versus upkeeps that are not "on" a model/unit (such as Rock Wall, Void Gate, etc), because you can't "hit" them.
  • Because Dispel causes spells to expire on a hit, it will prevent spells that trigger on a hit from triggering at all.
    • For instance, the defensive animus Spiny Growth causes any model that hits the target to suffer d3 damage. This damage will not occur if it's hit by a Dispel weapon.
  • Anti-Upkeep vs a unit (Edit)
    • If an upkeep is on a unit, then all you need to do is make it expire off any member of the unit and the spell will expire from the entire unit.
    • It doesn't matter if the target is in formation or not. (Locked thread)
    • However, if an upkeep is on a single model within a unit (such as Scything Touch) then you need to dispel it off that particular model to make it dispel. (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Sunburst     (Edit)

  • The model directly hit will always be damaged, whether it's friendly or enemy.


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Rules Clarification : Divine Inspiration     (Edit)

  • Discard Die (Edit)
    • The dice must be discarded - you can't keep it even if you want it for a critical hit.
    • For instance: if you discard "the lowest die", need 6+ to hit, and roll a 3, 3, and a 4 ... then you must discard one of the 3s, and you'll end up with a non-critical hit with the 3 + 4.