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Cyclone
Cygnar Heavy Warjack

The Cygnaran Armory takes pride in its innovation and technological superiority, traits seen in all the battle-tested warjacks built on the classic Ironclad chassis. With its dual whirling chain guns, the Cyclone can support sweeping advances across the battlefield while suppressing the enemy under a hail of lead.

Basic Info[edit]

Cyclone
Missing Info
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COST N/A
UNIT SIZE N/A
FA N/A
Warcaster 0
BASE Large
SPD 5
STR 11
MAT 7
RAT 6
M.A. N/A
DEF 12
ARM 18
CMD N/A
FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 30
F. Field N/A
WJP N/A
WBP N/A
UNIT SIZE N/A
COST 13
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N/A
FA U
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Warcaster 1
BASE N/A
SPD N/A
STR N/A
MAT N/A
RAT N/A
DEF N/A
ARM N/A
CMD N/A
FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP N/A
WJP N/A
WBP N/A
UNIT SIZE N/A
COST N/A
FA N/A
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Understanding
the Statblock

Abilities[edit]

  • Warjack - All warjacks share the same set of special rules. Most notably being big and stompy. Click the link for a full run-down.
  • Construct - This model is a construct and is not a living model.

Weapons[edit]

  • Metal Storm (x2) - 12" range, POW 12, ROF d3 gun
    • Covering Fire (★ Action) - Place a wall template anywhere completely within this weapon's RNG and this model's LOS, ignoring intervening models. A model entering or ending its activation in a template suffers a damage roll with POW equal to the POW of this weapon. The template remains in play for one round. If this model is destroyed or removed from play, immediately remove the template from play.
  • Open Fist (x2) - 1" reach, P+S 14 melee weapons


Thoughts on Cyclone[edit]

Cyclone in a nutshell[edit]

The Cyclone is a heavy with two good infantry killing guns - and the lowest power melee weapons for a heavy warjack (including Triumph). It is utterly unsuited to killing heavies and is closer to a light on steroids. However, also keep in mind that despite being "pillow fisted" for a heavy, both of those pillows are open fists. Therefore, once the enemy closes in on you, simply move your Cyclone up and start throwing the enemy around.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • It has way too low melee potential, and way too many, average power shots to make focus allocation normally worth. The focus from Power Up is usually enough to serve its needs, save for making a Throw attack, when you want to boost either or both of the rolls.
  • On the other hand jack marshaling it, given the number of shots it gets, can be an excellent idea. And as a multi-shot jack it's worth using the ATGM Officer to give it Rune Bullets.
  • It especially shines with the above mentioned ATGM Officer. Under the Take Aim! benefit the Cyclone will be shooting at rat 8 and hitting at Pow 14. With Lieutenant Bastian Falk's Rune Marked ability the cyclone is hitting at pow 16 with an average of 4 and a possibility of up to 6 shots. All of this at 16" range with the Rune Shot Drive from the ATGM Officer providing snipe.
  • Caine3 made the Cyclone from (near) zero to hero. Thanks to his feat and the ever-useful Calamity spell, it is usually the first jack he looks for in his army list, and often in an obscene number. Under Calamity + Reap the Whirlwind it can pump out 2D3 shots with an effective RAT 11 POW 17.
  • If you want to use it for area denial, combine it with the Trencher Chain Gun Crew and the Stormwall - the 3 of them can cover a 19" long area (plus a good half inch, if you juggle out the distance between the templates for 30 mm).

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • In melee it hits only slightly harder than a light - possibly the least hard hitting heavy in the game.
  • The Trencher Chain Gun Crew can also lay down a wall template for area denial, and they can boost its effectiveness against warrior models.

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • With two open fists, an increased MAT and a STR near the top of its class, it can reliably perform Throw attacks against nearly anything not on a huge base.
  • When marshalled by the Gun Mage Officer, you can place a template behind an advancing enemy, and use the Mages' Thunderbolt rounds to shoot them into it.
  • Unlike the Stormwall's Sustained Fire, you can place the Covering Fire template even if you are not allowed to make ranged attacks (like Issyria's Blinding Light spell), as you don't do it "instead of attacking with your ranged weapon".

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Released in Prime Mk2 (2010)

Theme Forces[edit]

Themes for non-character warjacks (Edit)

Other Cygnar models[edit]

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 Gun Mages - Mechaniks - Long Gunners - Precursor Knights - Rangers - Silver Line Stormguard - Storm Lances - Stormblades - Stormguard - Stormsmith Grenadiers - Storm Tower - Sword Knights - Tempest Blazers - T. Cannon Crew - T. Chain Gun Crew - T. Commandos - T. Express Team - T. Long Gunners - T. Infantry - T. Mechaniks
Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team

Ranking Officer CA : Captain Jonas Murdoch

Solos

Arcane Tempest Rifleman - Captain Adept - Journeyman Warcaster - Squire - Stormblade Captain - Stormcallers - T. Buster - T. Master Gunner - T. Patrol Dog - T. Warcaster Lieutenant
Caine0 - Runewood - Strangewayes - Maxwell Finn - Anson Hitch - Harlan Versh - Jakes1 - Bastian Falk - Gwen Keller - Laddermore - Harrison Gibbs - Viktor Pendrake

Battle Engines & Structures Storm Strider - Trencher Blockhouse
Theme Forces
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: 2019.01

Rules Clarifications[edit]

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Rules Clarification : Warjack      (Edit)

  • The Cortex/Induction core rule means a warjack cannot have more than 3 focus at any time (maybe 4 if they're really special).
    • Many abilities give out focus and don't state an upper limit (such as Convection and Empower). Despite not stating an upper limit, they are always "hard-limited" by the core rule.
    • A warjack can have more than 3 focus during a turn, though. For instance, a knocked down warjack can Power Up and be Allocated 2 focus, then spend 1 to shake knockdown, then another model could Empower it back up to 3.
  • Warjacks cannot spend focus outside of their activation. For instance, they can't boost free strikes or trigger Powerful Attack on Broadsides. (Infernal Ruling)

Rules Clarification : Construct - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Covering Fire      (Edit)

  • Covering Fire templates do not inherit the Damage Type(s) of the weapon that put it into play.
    • For instance, if you put Explosivo on the warjack, the Covering Fire remains non-magical.
    • However, some versions of Covering Fire already do a specific Damage Type (notably, the Manticore). In this case, the Covering Fire does that Damage Type and no other Type.
  • Hazard templates and "non-hazard" damage templates (Edit)   [Show/Hide]
    • What's a "non-hazard"? Well, most templates that deal damage to models that walk into them are defined as 'Hazards' but some, like Creeping Barrage and Wall of Fire, are not.
      They behave similarly, but a Hazard is classified as a type of terrain and also will only have a Damage Type if it says it does (it doesn't inherit a Damage Type from the gun/spell that put them into play).
    • Damage templates from spells:
      • Spells which leave a template and are not described as a hazard will do magical damage to models that walk around in them. (Example: Razor Wall)
      • Spells which leave a template and are hazards will not do magical damage to models that walk around in them. Instead, they do whatever damage type is specified by the spell description. (Example: Breath of Corruption).
      • (Infernal Ruling)
      • Some spells do both. They aren't labelled as a hazard, so it does magical damage, and also they specify another damage type. For example, Wall of Fire.
    • A model which is "placed" also counts as "entering" an area, so the hazard will damage any one who teleports/spawns into it, too.
    • If two hazard templates are overlapping, a model that enters them will take two points of damage.
    • Damage from a hazard is not from an attack (so won't trigger stuff like Vengeance).
    • Damage from a hazard is not considered to be from the weapon/spell that originally put it into play (so it doesn't gain the Damage Type or any other special rules of the weapon/spell).
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Rules Clarification : Open Fist (aka, Power Attack Throw)     (Edit)

  • Throw - General ( Edit )
    • See also the Throw article for a recap of the core Throw rules.
    • Because you move the target model between the attack roll and the damage roll, you can get different buffs applied to the two rolls. For instance, if you throw the target in or out of a Flanking model's melee range.
  • Throw - Power Attack
    • When you make a Throw Power Attack, no other abilities of the Fist weapon (such as Chain Strike) are applied unless they specifically mention Throws.
    • If you do a Power Attack Throw and you choose to throw the target directly away, no deviation is rolled to determine the final position of the model. (Locked thread)
    • A model that cannot be targeted by melee attacks (such as Una2's feat) cannot have models thrown at them, either. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Unresolved: Since throwing Model [A] at Model [B] involves making a melee attack vs Model [B] which is out of your melee range, it technically breaks a whole bunch of core rules. (Infernal Checking)