Category:Eruption of Spines

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COST RNG AOE POW DUR OFF
Eruption of Spines

3 10 - 10 - Yes
If target model is hit, the d3 nearest models within 5" of it suffer a POW 10 damage roll. These additional rolls are not considered to have been caused by an attack. Damage rolls are simultaneous. Edit this spell template
Spine Burst

(★ Attack) 10 - 10 - Yes
If the target is hit, the d3 nearest models within 5" of it suffer a POW 10 magical damage roll. Those nearby models are not considered to have been caused by an attack. All damage rolls are simultaneous. Edit this spell template


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Rules Clarification : Eruption of Spines and/or Spine Burst     (Edit)

Not considered an attack (Edit)   [Show/Hide]
  • The original attack and damage is definitely an attack, and triggers stuff normally. But the "secondary" damage works quite differently.
  • The secondary damage is not an attack, so doesn't trigger stuff like Vengeance.
  • The secondary damage (normally) doesn't actually hit the model(s) it damages, so doesn't trigger stuff like Shock Field. (A few of them do specify they hit, though, like Warhead.)
  • The secondary damage is not from an attack, but it is damage from the original model. This has two implications:
    1. It's not an attack from a weapon so:
      • it won't gain damage buffs from the weapon (such as Poison).
      • it won't gain any Damage Types from the weapon. (Infernal Ruling)
    2. It is a damage roll from a model so:
  • Spells that "arc" (Edit)
    • For spells that cause damage to "leap" or "arc" to adjacent models (Chain Lightning, Eruption of Spines, Ashes to Ashes, etc) ...
    • The damage is from a spell, so it is magical damage. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Steamroller flags are models, and so are eligible to be leaped to/from (although they won't be damaged by the spell). (Infernal Ruling)
      • Check whether your spell specifies "enemy model" or just "model", because as of Steamroller 2017 flags are not enemy or friendly.
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