Dawnguard Sentinel Scyir

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Retribution Logo.jpg Dawnguard Sentinel Scyir

Retribution Dawnguard Solo - ('Jack Marshal)

Ranking above captains and thanes, scyirs are trusted to lead large, mixed task forces that include all branches of their own order as well as other warriors of the Retribution. Most are sons and daughters of nobility who have proven themselves to be the elite of the elite, the pinnacle of Dawnguard martial coordination, with tremendous skill at coordinating myrmidons alongside their subordinate soldiers.

Basic Info

Dawnguard Sentinel Scyir
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ARM 16
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Warcaster 1
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  • 'Jack Marshal - This model can control a Faction warjack, albeit in a limited manner. Click the link for the full rules.
  • Righteous Vengeance - If a friendly Faction model dies within 5" of this model, next turn this model gets a free 3" move and melee attack during the maintenance phase.
  • Drive: Righteous Vengeance - While in the Scyir's CMD range, a warjack under his control gains Righteous Vengeance (as above).
  • Iron Sentinel - While B2B with a friendly Faction warjack, this model gains +2 DEF and ARM and cannot become knocked down.
  • Tactician [Dawnguard] - While in this model's command range, friendly Dawnguard models can ignore other friendly Dawnguard models when determining LOS. Friendly Dawnguard models can advance through other friendly Dawnguard models in this model's command range if they have enough movement to move completely past them.


  • Great Sword - 2" reach, P+S 12 melee weapon
    • Weapon Master - When attacking with this weapon, add an additional die to its damage rolls.

Theme forces

Thoughts on Dawnguard Sentinel Scyir

Dawnguard Sentinel Scyir in a nutshell

Combat solo, unit supporter and jack marshal with a great drive - the Scyir is a well priced solo in the faction. He is adequately defended against blasts, and thanks to Iron Sentinel it takes some dedicated effort to remove him from the table, once in B2B with a friendly jack. He gives all Dawnguard model in his command range an effective Practiced Maneuvers, plus sports Righteous Vengeance - another reason to stay close to his brothers-in-arms. He confers it to his marshaled jack too, covering a nice area, where the enemy will have to think forward of triggering Vengeance attacks and moves by removing your models.

Combos & Synergies

  • Expensive jacks draw quite a lot of attention on jack marshals. Stick to cheap ones, like the Aspis, the Siren or the Griffon, so the enemy will probably have more important targets to go after.
  • Arcanist Mechanik - free focus and Concentrated Power can both cause a marshaled jack to hit way out of its weight class.
  • Though your jacks get a quasi-tactician in the Legion of Dawn theme, your infantry will still be grateful for the movement support.
  • Helynna and Vyros2 both have Deceleration, keeping him at an all-time high ARM against shooting.
  • Solos rarely warrant direct support, but Thyron's Storm Rager spell is super scary on the Scyir, especially if he has a jack in B2B.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • You will have to pay for all of his abilities, even if you'd use him solely as a marshal, or a unit supporter. Fortunately, he's cheap (or free in theme).
  • For all the good he can do, he's terribly one dimensional. Owing to the way the free points works in the Legions of Dawn theme, he can be (and often is) taken purely for Tactician plus the occasional troubleshooting. Bringing a jack with him is viable, but almost always necessitates bringing the max FA (3) of Arcanist Mechaniks to let the marshal'd jack do work.

Tricks & Tips

  • He can get Iron Sentinel from any Jack, not just his own. Even better, you can get Iron Sentinel from knocked-down or stationary jacks too (though you should only consider this, if your enemy has no AoE or spray attacks).
  • Tactician works with either version of Vyros, and on himself too. If all else fails, you can still charge in through your lines for a MAT8 P+S12 weapon master attack.



released in Forces of Warmachine: Retribution of Scyrah (Novermber 2009) 8

Other Retribution models

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Battlegroup & Similar
Warcasters Elara2 - Garryth1 - Garryth2 - Goreshade4 - Helynna1 - Issyria1 - Kaelyssa1 - Ossyan1 - Rahn1 - Ravyn1 - Thyron1 - Vyros1 - Vyros2
Warcaster attachments Fane Knight Guardian (Retribution) - Sylys Wyshnalyrr (Retribution) - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary)
Other Warjack Controllers Elara1 (BGC) - Sentinel Scyir ('Jack Marshal) - Artificer ('Jack Marshal)
Light Warjacks Aspis - Chimera - Gorgon - Griffon - Harpy - Siren
Heavy Warjacks Banshee - Daemon - Hydra - Manticore - Phoenix - Sphinx
Discordia - Hypnos - Hemera - Imperatus
Colossal Hyperion - Helios
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Destors - Invictors - Sentinels - Heavy Rifle Team - Swordsmen - Arcanists - Battle Mages - Electromancers - Halberdiers - Riflemen - Infiltrators - Strike Force - Ryssovass Defenders - Stormfall Archers
Nyss Hunters - Spears of Scyrah
Special: Eiryss3 (CA) - Soulless Escort (WA)

Aelyth Vyr - Arcanist Mechanik - Destor Thane - Sentinel Scyir - Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios (1) - Eiryss, Angel of Retribution (2) - Eiryss, Fortune Hunter of Ios (4) - Elara, Tyro of the Third Chamber (1) - Fane Knight Guardian - Fane Knight Skeryth Issyen - Ghost Sniper - Hermit of Henge Hold - Artificer - Magister - Houseguard Thane - Lanyssa Ryssyl, Nyss Sorceress Lys Healer - Assassin - Narn, Mage Hunter of Ios - Nayl - Priest of Nyssor - Soulless Voidtracer

Battle Engines Arcantrik Force Generator - Dawnguard Trident
Theme Forces
Defenders of Ios - Forges of War - Legions of Dawn - Shadows of the Retribution
Units Lady Aiyana & Master Holt - Lynus Wesselbaum & Edrea Lloryrr

Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath - Eilish Garrity - Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan - Void Archon

This index was last updated: 2019.05

Rules Clarifications

Rules Clarification : Weapon Master - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : 'Jack Marshal      (Edit)

  • If a warjack gets a marshal benefit (such as Crush) but then moves out of the marshal's CMD range, it keeps the benefit. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Marshals can control character warjacks. (Closed thread)
  • Although they never get the Power Up bonus, a marshaled warjack can gain focus via other means (such as Accumulator, Empower, Spirit Harvester, etc).
    • They can do this even after the Marshal dies and they become autonomous.
  • 'Jack Marshal & Ranking Officer (Edit)
    • If a Ranking Officer joins a unit with the 'Jack Marshal ability, then they can still only take Mercenary warjacks - they don't gain access to Faction warjacks. (Infernal Ruling)
    • They can control that mercenary warjack as normal, even though they're technically no longer the same faction as the jack. (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Vengeance and/or Righteous Vengeance and/or Retaliation and/or Swift Vengeance and/or Tantrum     (Edit)

  • Vengeance moves do not have to be towards an enemy model.
  • You can choose to not move, but still get the attack. One is not conditional on the other.
  • When resolving Vengeance, move all models in the unit before making any attacks. (Infernal Ruling)
    • If you have more than one unit with Vengeance, move all of unit A then complete all of unit A's attacks, before starting to move unit B.
  • Vengeance is not an activation. It does not prevent the unit from activating and acting normally later in the turn.
  • Stationary and knocked down models may not perform Vengeance moves nor attacks.
  • Out of formation models cannot make attacks.
  • Due to the way it is worded Vengeance can be "inherited" by unit attachments that do not actually have the Vengeance ability themselves. For instance, a Soulless Escort attached to the Spears of Scyrah.
    • If anyone is damaged, including the attachment, everyone in the unit gets to trigger Vengeance.
    • But if everyone is killed except the attachment, then he doesn't get to trigger Vengeance because the rule is "no longer on the table".
  • Triggers
    • Only enemy attacks trigger Vengeance. There are plenty of ways enemies can damage you without attacking you (such as Electro Leap) and these will not trigger Vengeance.
    • If a CA has Granted: Vengeance then only models in formation have it. However, models that are damaged while out of formation can trigger Vengeance, they just will not benefit from it. (Locked thread)

Rules Clarification : Iron Sentinel - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Tactician and/or Operations Command     (Edit)

  • The moving model doesn't have to be in CMD range, just the model they're moving through.
  • The "can ignore for LOS" is not optional. You cannot opt to "turn off" your ability to see through models, in the hope of getting a free strike or some such. (Infernal Ruling)