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Retribution Logo.jpg Griffon

Retribution Shyeel Light Warjack

The Griffon is a sleek and fast myrmidon, designed for swift flanking maneuvers. Its power field enables the Griffon to become near-weightless for short intervals, allowing for long, loping strides before it strikes home with its powerful halberd. By judicious use of this field the Griffon can negotiate marshy terrain, dense undergrowth or other obstacles.

Basic Info

Griffon
Missing Info
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Warcaster 0
BASE Medium
SPD 6
STR 8
MAT 6
RAT N/A
M.A. N/A
DEF 12
ARM 16
CMD N/A
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FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 20
F. Field 6
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IHP {{{ihp}}}
UNIT SIZE N/A
COST 8
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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

  • 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.
  • Field Dependent - If this model's Generator is crippled, it loses Pathfinder and Fleet
  • Force Fields - this warjack has an extra damage track that takes damage first.
  • Pathfinder - This model treats rough terrain as open terrain while advancing. While charging, slam power attacking, or trample power attacking, this model does not stop its movement when it contacts an obstacle.
  • Fleet - Once per activation, this model can spend 1 focus point to gain +2" movement when advancing as part of its Normal Movement that activation.

Weapons

  • Shield - 0.5" reach, P+S 9 melee weapon
    • Shield - This weapon is a shield that gives the model a cumulative +2 ARM bonus. A model does not gain this bonus while the weapon system with the shield is crippled or when resolving damage that originates in its back arc.
  • Halberd - 2" reach, P+S 13 melee weapon
    • Powerful Charge - This model gains +2 to hit on charge attacks with this weapon.

Theme Forces


Thoughts on Griffon

Griffon in a nutshell

The Griffon is a relatively inexpensive combat-oriented light warjack. It is able to take a bit of a beating and can act as a highly mobile skirmisher. This warjack can take on most infantry with it's accurate charge and can deal decent damage to light and moderately armored models.

Combos & Synergies

  • Vyros2 - Synergy is an amazing spell and it does most for cheap solid melee jacks. In Mk2 Vyros-griffon-spam was so common it became a meme (and even it in Mk3, with the nerf to Synergy, it's a popular choice in Forges lists, rendered better, in fact, as they gain Shield Guard, which, combined with Deceleration, can make certain gunlines cry).
  • Vyros1 - the Griffon loves his feat.
  • Dawnguard Sentinel Scyir - in theme, and backed up by Arcanist Mechaniks and accompanying a unit of Dawnguard Sentinels, this can make a scary brick, all well armoured and all very angry (effective Vengeance on all models and super hard hitting). With three Arcanists in tow, the Griffon can attack three times at PS 17 with 3d6 on damage or four times at PS 15 with 2d6 on damage (add charge attack with an additional d6 if Lanyssa is around!), with a non-linear threat of up to 16". With Elara2, it can reach even further and hit even harder (feat/Boundless Charge and Scything Touch).
  • Magister Helynna - The Griffon is a remarkably fast jammer with Helynna, since Rhythm of War enables a 3" movement after its very far run/charge (it can be on the half-way line at the top of turn 1), and her feat keeps it's shield system up the entire time the enemy beats on it, making it basically an ARM 21(/23 against non-melee) roadblock that can be nearly anywhere on the table (mind your control area).

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • The Griffon is a "plain white rice" warjack. It walks forward and hits things not amazingly hard; unless it's got something to kick it into overdrive it's a solid piece but won't be giving your opponent serious headaches.

Tricks & Tips

  • It makes for a pretty good jammer - especially if you Fleet and Run.

Other

Trivia

Released in Forces of Warmachine: Retribution of Scyrah (Novermber 2009)

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
Moros
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)
Solos

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
Mercenaries
Units Lady Aiyana & Master Holt - Lynus Wesselbaum & Edrea Lloryrr
Solos

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

This index was last updated: 2019.05

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification : Shield and/or Buckler     (Edit)

  • The only time you lose the Shield bonus is when the weapon is crippled, or if the attack originates in your back arc. (Infernal Ruling)
    • In other words, you still get the Shield bonus while knocked down or stationary.
  • You don't get the Shield bonus vs stuff originating in your back arc. This includes stuff that "leaps" off models in your back arc, such as Electro Leap. (Locked thread)
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Rules Clarification : Powerful Charge      (Edit)

  • If you declare a charge but move less than 3", then the attack doesn't count as a "Charge Attack" and you won't get the bonus.


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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)

Inert warjacks

  • Abilities that say they cannot be used if the model is stationary (such as Shield Guard) cannot be used while a warjack is inert, either. Refer "Warcaster Destruction", page 59 of the core rulebook.

Rules Clarification : Construct - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Pathfinder      (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Fleet - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Field Dependent - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Force Fields      (Edit)

  • You cannot spend focus to heal Force Fields mid-move, such as taking damage from a free strike. (Infernal Ruling)
  • You cannot repair force fields, but you can spend focus to remove damage. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Grievous Wounds prevents removing damage from force fields. (Locked Thread)