Knights Exemplar Seneschal

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Protectorate Exemplar Solo

A living pillar of faith, this holy knight feels the demise of every Menite like a blade cutting his flesh, fuelling his otherworldly resolve and righteous fury. The Exemplar Seneschal is nothing less than a force of nature, wading diligently through the enemy, sowing death as he goes. Those unfortunate enough to become the object of the Seneschal's wrath are smote by the sheer power of his holy rage, cast aside as if struck by a great wave smashing the shore.

Basic Info[edit]

Knights Exemplar Seneschal
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ARM 15
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HP 5
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  • Relic Blade (x2) - 1" reach, P+S 11 melee weapons.
    • Weapon Master - When attacking with this weapon, add an additional die to its damage rolls.
    • Damage Type: Magical - This weapon deals Magical damage.
    • Chain Attack: Smite - If both initials with this weapon hit the same target, then after resolving the second initial you get to make a free 3rd melee attack vs it. If the 3rd attack hits, the target is slammed d6" directly away from this model. If the model hit has a larger base than the attacking model, it is moved only half the distance rolled. The POW of collateral damage is equal to the STR of this model.


  • Inhuman Resolve - 1) This model heals a damage point whenever a living friendly Faction model is killed by an enemy attack while in its CMD range. 2) When this model is disabled, it is knocked down instead of becoming boxed, and remains disabled. If active, its activation ends. If inactive, it cannot activate. 3) If it is still disabled at the start of your next Maintenance Phase, it is destroyed.
  • Righteous Fury - When one or more friendly Faction models are destroyed by an enemy attack while within this model's CMD range, this model gains +2 STR & ARM for one round.

Recent Changes[edit]

2018.07 Exemplar Errata

  • Increased Command from 9 to 10

Thoughts on Knights Exemplar Seneschal[edit]

Knights Exemplar Seneschal in a nutshell[edit]

The Knights Exemplar Seneschal is a solo who wrecks things. A weapon master with high MAT and Chain Attack: Smite, he does a lot of damage for a solo. He's also excellent at contesting scenario, and can throw your opponent's order of activations in a loop if they want him dead.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • Infantry to sac to the Inhuman Resolve.
  • Harbinger can keep him alive even longer via Martyrdom, and she loves having a powerful combat solo.
  • Gravus can keep him from being knocked down.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • Slow and easy to jam
  • Easy to prevent his healing mechanisms with some lists.

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Put him at the front near other infantry. Let them decide whether to kill him or the rest.
  • Chain Attack Smite means that his smites are very aimable if you get it right - smite one tough model into or over others. You can also do this to your own models, although finding one that will survive his attacks might be difficult.



Originally released in Warmachine: Escalation (2004)

Theme Forces[edit]

Other Protectorate models[edit]

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Battlegroup & Similar
Warcasters Durst - Cyrenia1 - Feora1 - Feora2 - Feora3 - Severius1 - Severius2 - Amon - Reznik1 - Reznik2 - Kreoss1 - Kreoss2 - Kreoss3 - Malekus - Harbinger - Reclaimer1 - Reclaimer2 - Durant2 - Thyra - Vindictus
Warcaster attachments Hierophant - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary)
Other Warjack Controllers BGC Durant1 - Severius0
Marshals Bastion Seneschal - Reclaimer Gatekeeper
Light Dervish - Devout - Purifier - Redeemer - Repenter - Revenger - Vigilant
Blessing of Vengeance
Heavy Castigator - Crusader - Guardian - Indictor - Reckoner - Sanctifier - Templar - Vanquisher
Avatar of Menoth - Blood of Martyrs - Eye of Truth - Fire of Salvation - Hand of Judgment - Scourge of Heresy
Colossal Judicator - Revelator
Units, Solos, Battle Engines, & Structures

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


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
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Protectorate of Menoth Mercenary
This index was last updated: 2019.04

Rules Clarifications[edit]

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

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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 : Smite      (Edit)

  • This rule changed in Mk3 to no longer say it "adds the weapon's POW". It still does add the POW, however, because the whole section on calculating Slam damage was reworded in the main rulebook.
  • Smite is not a Power Attack Slam, it is just an attack which causes a model to be slammed. As such, you can smite friendly models.
  • You can trigger Critical Smite on a free strike.
  • If you Smite on a charge, then the slam damage will be boosted.
  • Chain Attack Smite only - Unlile the other versions of Smite, a Chain Attack one doesn't have the distance halved when a smaller base model smites a larger. The Knights Exemplar Seneschal is just that awesome.
  • See also the clarifications on being slammed
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Rules Clarification : Inhuman Resolve      (Edit)

  • This model can be healed by normal medics, too.
  • Inhuman Resolve can be triggered multiple times per game.
  • Some abilities/effects can cause a model to be immediately destroyed or removed from play, which will circumvent Inhuman Resolve depending on whether the other effect happens before or after disabled.
  • While this model is disabled, it can still be attacked. (Locked thread)
    • It can be targeted.
    • It can be hit, and trigger 'On hit' stuff like Grievous Wounds and Electro-Leaps.
    • It cannot be damaged (because none of its damage boxes are unmarked) and thus your opponent can't trigger 'On damage' stuff like Drag.
  • While disabled, this model still contests scenarios. (Infernal Ruling)

Rules Clarification : Righteous Fury - None yet. (Edit)