Feora, Priestess of the Flame

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Protectorate Logo.jpg Feora, Priestess of the Flame

Protectorate Warcaster

For years the Priestess of the Flame has been preparing her temple for war; she was instrumental in reshaping the Temple Flameguard into a true fighting force. A devoted, ambitious, and intense woman, Feora leads from the front, entering the fray with righteous satisfaction to lay the purification of flame upon the wicked. At such times, Menoth answers her prayers with his holy fire.

Basic Info

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Warcaster 0
BASE Small
SPD 6
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MAT 6
RAT 5
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DEF 15
ARM 17
CMD 9
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FOCUS 6
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 16
F. Field N/A
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Warcaster 1
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Understanding
the Statblock
  • Warcaster - All warcasters come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome. Click here for a newbie-friendly recap, or click here for the full rules.

Feat - Scorched Earth

Enemy models currently in Feora's control range suffer the Fire continuous effect.

Abilities

Weapons

Spells

COST RNG AOE POW DUR OFF
Blazing Effigy

3 8 - - - No
Enemy models within 2" of target friendly Faction warjack suffer a POW 13 fire damage roll.<
Engine of Destruction

2 SELF - - Turn No
The spellcaster gains +2 SPD, +4 STR, and +4 MAT for one turn.
Hex Hammer

2 SELF Control - Upkeep No
When an enemy model declares it is casting a spell while within this model's control range, the enemy spellcaster immediately sufferes d3 damage points. If the enemy spellcaster is destroyed as a result of this damage, their spell does not take effect.
Ignite

2 6 - - Upkeep No
Target friendly Faction model/unit gains +2 to melee attack damage rolls. Affected models gain Critical Continuous Fire on their melee attacks.
Immolation

2 8 - 12 (Fire) - Yes
Immolation causes fire damage. On a critical hit, the model hit suffers the Fire continuous effect.
Wall of Fire

3 CTRL Wall - Upkeep No
Place the wall template anywhere completely within the spellcaster's control range where it does not touch a model's base, an obstruction, or an obstacle. (1) When a model enters or ends its activation within the wall template, it suffers an unboostable POW 12 fire damage roll and the Fire continuous effect. (2) Models within the template gain concealment.

Theme Forces

Recent Changes

2019.06 Infernal Release

Thoughts on Feora1

Feora1 in a nutshell

The name says it all: she is good at setting things on fire, through her feat, spells, and flamethrowers. She can also buff herself to be a monster in melee. She has a useful toolbox of spells, and can deal with a variety of situations.

A good caster for a newcomer to the game/faction. She has few synergies or subtleties for the player to master in order to use her effectively and she can be run easily with a wide variety of warjacks and units. The Hand of Judgment is a natural choice to use with her, but is not required and she could run any Protectorate 'jacks. The only caveat is to not be overconfident and be tempted to do too much work with her in the early game.

Feat thoughts

Her feat can be incredible when used right, or an exercise in frustration. Do not rely on it as a way to win with Feora1. It is most useful early in the game for setting enemy infantry on fire and killing 2/3 of them, but lucky rolls by your opponent could mean only a handful get removed. Take the kills and have a plan to deal with the rest. Enemy casters who get set on fire in MK 3 are not going to slowly burn to death with unlucky extinguish rolls, but it does mean they get a little less focus to use against you, or camp. So it is best used against infantry, especially armies with high defence, low armour warriors.

Spell thoughts

  • Blazing Effigy - Good for clearing out infantry near her warjacks, which of course hurts them even more if cast onto Hand of Judgment (or if he is nearby!). Not a spell that will always be used - but good against high defence troops that are threatening to cost more resources to remove another way.
  • Engine of Destruction - A good spell, especially towards the end of the game, when Feora needs to get work done. However, it can be a bit of a trap in the early game, as while she has rather good defence and armour stats, she shouldn't be up front and centre killing enemies. The SPD buff is useful though for getting her where you need her to be, any time in the game.
  • Hex Hammer - A situationally useful spell. Enemy warcasters/warlocks won't really be put off by this spell, and solos too could take the hit, but single wound enemy troops who cast spells such as Druids of Orboros will not be happy.
  • Ignite - A very useful attack buff. This will probably be upkept all the time. A useful spell to cycle - i.e. upkeep on one unit/warjack/etc, activate them to take advantage of it, then activate Feora to cast it on another unit/warjack/etc (or herself!), then activate that unit. The Critical Fire is a nice bonus - if you can remember it! Of course, just as with Reznik1 this spell combined with Engine of Destruction means she will be hitting like a truck.
  • Immolation - Ranged attack spell like most casters have, of course hers does Fire Damage and Continuous Fire.
  • Wall of Fire - Useful for annoying enemy infantry and one of the few board control spells/abilities available in the Protectorate. It also grants concealment for models within it (in this case just touching the wall, unlike for things such as forests or clouds where a model has to be completely within to gain the benefit). However, many of the Protectorate models with Fire Immunity also already have Ashen Veil which grants concealment, and so the usefulness of this feature of the spell is a little diminished in MK 3. But she can help her own survivability by casting a Wall of Fire, walking in to it, and gaining a boost to her defence against most ranged attacks and spells.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • Her big thing, setting the world on fire, is useful mostly against infantry. The use of infantry can vary from meta to meta and can evolve. About the only thing she does that isn't specialised in anti-infantry work is Ignite.

Tricks & Tips

  • She has a 11.5" threat range with Engine of Destruction. Truth and Consequence kill most casters stone cold dead.


List Building Advice

Strategy

On paper she looks like a caster that wants to get up and kill things. This is true, but not too early in the game, she (and her epic form) have the highest defence/armour combination in the faction and almost the highest in the whole game (only one or two models can better her combined total). But she still needs to be protected to get into the fight or to score in scenarios. With Engine of Destruction and topped with Ignite on herself her rather average MAT becomes something rather special and she can hit enemy casters fairly reliably often without boosting to hit. Two flamethrowers are also good, but she should only use these from reasonable safety as her average RAT do not make them reliable, and she usually wants to be casting spells or powering her battlegroup rather than boosting to hit enemies with her flamethrowers.

She is a fairly flexible caster who can support her army a little with Ignite but can be run with more or fewer warjacks or infantry. The army is there to get Feora to the fight, not the other way around.

Theme Thoughts

    Guardians of the Temple    

Her Veteran Leader [Flameguard] ability, means of course any Flameguard units in her CMD hit more accurately. This is likely to benefit Temple Flameguard or Flameguard Cleansers the most, as they are more likely to be close to her through the game. Daughters of the Flame and Flame Bringers are fast moving and soon far away either running up the flanks or already deep into enemy lines attacking them from behind. The bonus to attack rolls is relatively minor, and the models benefitting need to be fairly close to her so she could be run just as easily with no Flameguard units at all in her army. But bear it in mind when it comes to choosing between a Flameguard unit and a non-Flameguard one to include in her list.

    Support models - Various themes    

She is a little focus starved even with the Power Up rules for warjacks and she likes to be casting her spells, so an attached Hierophant may help with her upkeep spells and her spell ranges, and a Wrack or two may also provide her with an extra focus when she needs it.

Battlegroup

Hand of Judgment is her pet warjack that she can take in any theme.
  • Hand of Judgment is her pet warjack that she can take in any theme. It is perhaps the biggest boon to her feat and abilities. The Hand's Fuel for the Flames ability helps make those fires she has set even hotter, and therefore more damaging. Also the Hand can charge models suffering Continuous Fire for free, so she can use her feat to set on fire what needs to be hit by the Hand of Judgment, who hits like a truck anyway. Additionally (yes there is more), the Hand of Judgment is bonded to her when in her battlegroup and gains boosted ranged attack rolls.

Other

Trivia

Released in Warmachine: Escalation (2004)

Other Protectorate models

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Battlegroup & Similar
Warcasters

Amon - Cyrenia - Durant2 - Durst - Feora1 - Feora2 - Feora3 - Feora4 - Harbinger - Kreoss1 - Kreoss2 - Kreoss3 - Malekus - Reclaimer1 - Reclaimer2 - Reznik1 - Reznik2 - Severius1 - Severius2 - Thyra - Vindictus

Warcaster attachments Hierophant - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary)
Other Warjack Controllers BGC Durant1 - Severius0
Marshals Bastion Seneschal - Reclaimer Gatekeeper
Light

Blessing of Vengeance - Dervish - Devout - Purifier - Redeemer - Repenter - Revenger - Vigilant

Heavy

Avatar of Menoth - Blood of Martyrs - Castigator - Crusader - Eye of Truth - Fire of Salvation - Guardian - Hand of Judgment - Indictor - Reckoner - Sanctifier - Scourge of Heresy - Templar - Vanquisher

Colossal Judicator - Revelator
Units, Solos, Battle Engines, & Structures
Units

Choir of Menoth - Daughters of the Flame - Deliverer Sunburst Crew - Deliverer Skyhammers - Exemplar Bastions - Exemplar Cinerators - Exemplar Errants - Exemplar Vengers - Flame Bringers - Flameguard Cleansers - Holy Zealots - Idrian Skirmishers - Initiates of the Wall - Knights Exemplar - Temple Flameguard - Visgoth Juviah Rhoven & Honor Guard
Ranking Officer CA: Attendant Priest

Solos

Allegiant of the Order of the Fist - Champion of the Order of the Wall - Deliverer Arms Master - Exemplar Warder Elias Gade - Exemplar Warder - Exemplar Bastion Seneschal - Exemplar Errant Seneschal - Hand of Silence - Hierophant - High Exemplar Gravus - High Paladin Dartan Vilmon - Initiate Tristan Durant - Knights Exemplar Seneschal - Menite Archon - Nicia, Tear of Vengeance - Paladin of the Order of the Wall - Pyrrhus, Flameguard Hero - Reclaimer Gatekeeper - Scrutator Potentate Severius - The Covenant of Menoth Vassal Mechanik - Vassal of Menoth - Wrack

Battle Engines & Structures Vessel of Judgment (BE) - Shrine of the Lawgiver (Structure)
Theme Forces
Exemplar Interdiction - Guardians of the Temple - The Creator's Might - The Faithful Masses - Warriors of the Old Faith
Mercenaries
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Protectorate of Menoth Mercenary
This index was last updated: 2020.01

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification : Fire      (Edit)

  • If you deploy in fire hazard terrain (Burning Earth), then you get set on fire before the game starts.
Deploying a model in a hazard counts as being "put into play" in the hazard. Being put into play counts as "entering". When you enter a hazard, you trigger the hazard.
  • Moving into "Shallow water" standard terrain does not cause continuous fire to expire. It's magic fire.
    • You can always use non-standard terrain if you agree with your opponent before the game starts, however.
  • A weapon can inflict continuous fire without itself being a fire damage weapon (for example, the Helios's fists). In this case, the attack can hurt models with Immunity:Fire it just won't apply the continuous effect.
  • In terms of which player's clock is running down during the Maintenance Phase: The active player will roll for expiration of all the continuous effects. Then the inactive player will roll for all the damages of the continuous effects. (Judge Ruling)
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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.")
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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. Warcasters/warlocks/etc can normally cast a spell or use their feat "At any time". However, there is a core rule saying they cannot do so on the same activation that they run. So, they are subject to all the same restrictions listed above, plus they can't cast/feat before running.
    9. 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 after they run (Infernal Ruling) or fail a charge. Because that makes that specific model's activation to end even though the unit's activation is still ongoing, and you can't use abilities on models that are not active.
      • You can use an "Any Time" ability before running, however.
    • A model in a unit can't use an "Any Time" ability 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 Unit or Warlock Unit     (Edit)
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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 not normally Grunt models. Therefore they're not normally eligible for stuff like Revive.
  • Press Forward Order vs Spells cast at Any Time (Edit)
    • As of 2020.08, I have lost track of how this is supposed to work and I'm giving up until it is sorted properly. Refer to this thread for the latest ruling and follow-up questions.


  • 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 Warcasters or 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 : Veteran Leader      (Edit)

  • Veteran Leaders don't give themselves the buff, because of the "other models within ..." clause.
    • Although if you have two models giving out the buff, then they can give it to each other. (Locked thread)
  • Some versions say "friendly" and some don't. Regardless, Veteran Leader only buffs friendly models. (Infernal Ruling)


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Rules Clarification : Blazing Effigy      (Edit)

  • Damage Type (Edit)
    • This spell does elemental damage in addition to magical damage, not instead of magical damage. (Infernal Ruling)

Rules Clarification : Engine of Destruction - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Hex Hammer - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Ignite      (Edit)

  • Since Ignite buffs "melee attacks" (and not "melee weapons") it will also affect Mount Attacks, Power Attacks, and various 'make a melee attack' abilities like Point Blank.
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Rules Clarification : Fire      (Edit)

  • If you deploy in fire hazard terrain (Burning Earth), then you get set on fire before the game starts.
Deploying a model in a hazard counts as being "put into play" in the hazard. Being put into play counts as "entering". When you enter a hazard, you trigger the hazard.
  • Moving into "Shallow water" standard terrain does not cause continuous fire to expire. It's magic fire.
    • You can always use non-standard terrain if you agree with your opponent before the game starts, however.
  • A weapon can inflict continuous fire without itself being a fire damage weapon (for example, the Helios's fists). In this case, the attack can hurt models with Immunity:Fire it just won't apply the continuous effect.
  • In terms of which player's clock is running down during the Maintenance Phase: The active player will roll for expiration of all the continuous effects. Then the inactive player will roll for all the damages of the continuous effects. (Judge Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Immolation      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Fire      (Edit)

  • If you deploy in fire hazard terrain (Burning Earth), then you get set on fire before the game starts.
Deploying a model in a hazard counts as being "put into play" in the hazard. Being put into play counts as "entering". When you enter a hazard, you trigger the hazard.
  • Moving into "Shallow water" standard terrain does not cause continuous fire to expire. It's magic fire.
    • You can always use non-standard terrain if you agree with your opponent before the game starts, however.
  • A weapon can inflict continuous fire without itself being a fire damage weapon (for example, the Helios's fists). In this case, the attack can hurt models with Immunity:Fire it just won't apply the continuous effect.
  • In terms of which player's clock is running down during the Maintenance Phase: The active player will roll for expiration of all the continuous effects. Then the inactive player will roll for all the damages of the continuous effects. (Judge Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Wall of Fire      (Edit)

  • The size of the wall template is 0.75" by 4". (Infernal Ruling)
  • The wall template is not a wall. It does not provide cover/concealment to models within 1" the same way regular wall terrain (linear obstacle) does. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Templates that do damage (Edit)   [Show/Hide]
    • Most templates that do damage to models that walk into them are defined as "Hazards" (such as Burning Ground) but there are a few that aren't Hazards (such as Creeping Barrage and Wall of Fire). The differences are:
      • A hazard is a terrain element
      • Damage from a hazard is never considered to be from the model or weapon/spell that put it into play. So hazards never gain special rules of the weapon/spell (such as a Damage Type or Poison), nor does it gain special rules of the model (such as Hand of Fate).
      • Damage from a non-hazard is considered to be from the model that put it in play. So non-hazards do get stuff like Hand of Fate. (Infernal Ruling)
      • Damage from a hazard is not from an attack (so won't trigger stuff like Vengeance)
      • Damage from a non-hazard is also not from an attack. Instead it will be a Special Action (Covering Fire), or a "instead of making an attack, place a template" (Creeping Barrage), or etc.
     
    • Damage templates from spells is complicated:
      • (Infernal Ruling)
      • Spells that leave templates that are not hazards (such as Razor Wall) do Damage Type: Magical.
      • Spells that leave templates that are hazards (such as Breath of Corruption) follow the rules for hazards, which are most likely not magical damage but it varies by the hazard.
      • The initial damage when you place the template, if any, is Damage Type: Magical.
      • For example, Breath of Corruption's initial POW 12 corrosion damage roll is Damage Type: Magical in addition to Damage Type: Corrosion. But the hazard that is put into play from Breath of Corruption is not Damage Type: Magical, just Damage Type: Corrosion.
     
    • By default, when you put a template into play it doesn't do damage to models they overlap. The exceptions are templates that are created by an AOE weapon, and templates that explicitly say they do damage when they're placed.
    • A model which is "placed" also counts as "entering" an area, so the template will damage any one who teleports/spawns into it, too.
    • If two templates are overlapping, a model that enters them will take two points of damage.