Lieutenant Allison Jakes

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Cygnar Logo.jpg Lieutenant Allison Jakes

Cygnar Character Morrowan Solo - ("Junior Warcaster")

A consummate duelist, Lieutenant Allison Jakes moves across the war-torn battlefields of western Immoren with deadly poise, striking down foes and then darting away in preparation for her next attack. She utilizes her arcane abilities to impart the same fluidity of movement to the warjacks in her battlegroup, granting them a burst of speed at the critical moment or imbuing them with the grace of a duelist.

Basic Info

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Warcaster 0
BASE Small
SPD 6
STR
MAT 6
RAT 5
M.A. N/A
DEF 15
ARM 13
CMD N/A
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FOCUS 4
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 5
F. Field N/A
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COST 4
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FA C
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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
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Abilities

  • Parry - This model cannot be targeted by free strikes.
  • Battlegroup Controller - (1) This model is not a warcaster but has the following warcaster special rules: Battlegroup Commander, Focus Manipulation, Power Field, and Spellcaster. (2) This model must have at least one warjack in its battlegroup at the start of the game.
  • Sprint - At the end of an activation in which it destroyed or removed from play one or more enemy models with melee attacks, this model can immediately make a full advance, then its activation ends.

Weapons

  • Handcannon - 12" range, POW 12 gun.
  • Mechanika Blade - 0.5" reach, P+S 10
  • Duelling Dagger - 0.5" reach, P+S 7
    • Damage Type: Magical

Spells

COST RNG AOE POW DUR OFF


Energizer

2 SELF - - - -
Each model in the spellcaster's battlegroup that is currently in its control range can immediately advance up to 2". Energizer can be cast only once per activation.
Sidekick

3 6 - - Upkeep -
Target warjack in Jake's battlegroup gains +2 DEF and cannot become knocked down, be pushed, placed, or moved by a slam. While B2B with the target 'jack, Jakes gains the same benefits.

Theme Forces

  • Cygnar, Khador, or Mercenary

Recent Changes

2019.08 Dynamic Update

  • This model became a Morrowan model, allowing it into the Flames in the Dark theme and preventing it going in the Hearts of Darkness theme.


Thoughts on Jakes1

Jakes1 in a nutshell

Jakes is a character Journeyman Warcaster. She's better at running warjacks because she's got more jack-friendly spells and a better focus stat, but she doesn't come with the Arcane Shield. Bring her if you want a jack or two outside your caster's battlegroup and those jacks need more focus than what they get from Power Up.

Combos & Synergies

  • Jakes of course has an extra focus to throw around over a normal Journeyman and some interesting spells - giving her a wider range of jacks.
    • The Charger for offensive power is perfect (one focus to the Charger, one to upkeep Sidekick, and one to keep the Journeyman alive) and is the normal jack of choice. She can even run two at once - and sometimes get better shots off thanks to Energizer
    • The Sentinel has shield guard - but normally works better with a jack marshal than with a point of focus.
    • The Hunter has the most firepower and can stay furthest away from its controller. A Def 16 jack that can't be moved is also very good at contesting zones.
    • The Thunderhead may seem like over-mounting a warjack, but it's enough of a ranged jack that she can stay far enough back to be safe, and her mobility gives it some very interesting options.
    • In Flame in the darkness, a Mule is a fun choice; Energizer lets it get into firing position whilst still making use of it's Steam Lobber special rule.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • Doesn't support anything outside her battlegroup
  • Kill the Battlegroup Commander, ruin the warjacks

Tricks & Tips

  • Keep her far back until the endgame. It's normally easier to kill the Journeyman than the jacks. She can fight as a solo - but should only ever do so once her jack or jacks have been destroyed or if you are going all-in
  • Her gun is good for the occasional potshot, but don't rely on this for your main source of damage.


Other

Trivia

Kickstarter Exclusive sculpt
  • Jakes is one of the Journeyman Warcasters released as part of the WARMACHINE: Tactics videogame Kickstarter (2014)
  • There was a limited edition sculpt available for backers. There is now a non-limited sculpt for general purchase.
  • Her rules were published in the Warmachine: Vengeance expansion (2014)

Other Cygnar models

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Battlegroup & Similar
Warcasters Caine1 - Caine2 - Caine3 - Constance - Darius - Haley1 - Haley2 - Haley3 - Jakes2 - Kraye - Maddox - Nemo1 - Nemo2 - Nemo3 - Sloan - Stryker1 - Stryker2 - Stryker3 - Siege1 - Siege2 - Sturgis1
Warcaster attachments Squire (Cygnar) - Madelyn Corbeau (Merc) - Reinholdt (Merc) - Wyshnalyrr (Merc)
Other Warjack Controllers

"Junior" Warcasters: Caine0 - Jakes1 - Journeyman - T. Warcaster Lieutenant
'Jack Marshals: Runewood - Strangewayes - Anson Hitch - Stormblade Captain - T. Master Gunner - Gun Mage CA - Stormblade CA - Sword Knights CA

Light Charger - Firefly - Grenadier - Hunter - Lancer - Minuteman - Sentinel
Ace - Thorn
Heavy Avenger - Centurion - Cyclone - Defender - Hammersmith - Ironclad - Reliant - Stormclad
Brickhouse - Dynamo - Gallant - Ol' Rowdy - Thunderhead - Triumph
Colossal Stormwall - Hurricane
Units, Solos, Battle Engines, & Structures
Units

Arcane Tempest Gun Mages - Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team - Field Mechaniks - Legion of Lost Souls - Long Gunner Infantry - OoI Resolutes - OoI Vigilants - Precursor Knights - Rangers - Silver Line Stormguard - Storm Lances - Stormblades - Stormguard - Stormsmith Grenadiers - Storm Tower - Sword Knights - Tempest Blazers - Tr Cannon Crew - Tr Chain Gun Crew - Tr Commandos - Tr Express Team - Tr Long Gunners - Tr Infantry - Tr Mechaniks
Special CA : Captain Jonas Murdoch (Mercenary unit) - Special WA: Morrowan Battle Priest (any unit)

Solos

Arcane Tempest Rifleman - Archduke Runewood - Captain Arlan Strangewayes - Captain Maxwell Finn - Commander Anson Hitch - Grand Master Gabriel Throne - Glyn Cormier, Illuminated One - Gun Mage Captain Adept - Journeyman Lieutenant Allister Caine - Journeyman Warcaster - Harlan Versh, Illuminated One - Lieutenant Allison Jakes - Lieutenant Bastian Falk - Lieutenant Gwen Keller - Major Katherine Laddermore - Major Harrison Gibbs - Morrowan Archon - Savio Montero Acosta - Sir Dreyfus the Storm Knight - Squire - Stormblade Captain - Stormcallers - Tr Buster - Tr Master Gunner - Tr Patrol Dog - Tr Warcaster Lieutenant - Viktor Pendrake

Battle Engines & Structures Storm Strider - Trencher Blockhouse
Theme Forces
Flame in the Darkness - Gravediggers - Heavy Metal - Sons of the Tempest - Storm Division
Mercenaries
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Cygnar Mercenary
This index was last updated: 2019.07

Rules Clarifications

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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 : Battlegroup Controller     (Edit)

  • This model has a completely separate battlegroup to your main warcaster.
    • Your main warcaster cannot allocate focus to warjacks under this model's control (and vice versa).
    • Any spells/effects that apply to your main warcaster's battlegroup (such as Energizer) do not apply to warjacks under this model's control (and vice versa).
  • This model is not a warcaster
  • Warjacks this solo controls can still benefit from Power Up exactly as if it were a warcaster. (Closed thread)
  • When this solo dies, any warjacks they are controlling go inert exactly as if it was a warcaster. (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.
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Rules Clarification : Sprintand/or Run & Gun     (Edit)

  • You cannot use this ability after an out-of-activation attack (such as Countercharge), only during real activations. (Locked thread)
  • You can't purchase additional attacks after the move, because you can only buy attacks during your Combat Action and by definition "the end of your activation" happens after "your Combat Action".
  • Differences
    • With Sprint, you cannot trigger other abilities that also occur "at the end of activation" (such as Reposition), because Sprint includes the phrase "and then its activation ends". Click here for a detailed explanation
    • Run & Gun doesn't have this restriction.
    • Run & Gun won't trigger if you RFP the model, but Sprint will.

Rules Clarification : Parry - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Energizer     (Edit)

  • The models affected are determined when you cast the spell. If you use Energizer to move your caster forward and get more models in your CTRL range, that doesn't change anything.
  • Battlegroup members (Edit)
    • Spells that target/affect "models in the battlegroup" can also target/will also affect the caster, the caster's unit (if they have one), and the caster's Companion (if they have one).
    • It won't target/affect models which are Attached, though.
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Rules Clarification : Sidekick     (Edit)

  • Although you can't be moved by a slam, you can still suffer damage from it.