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Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor
Mercenary, & Minion, Character Solo

Once a senior member of Cygnar's infamous Inquisition, Orin Midwinter has come out of hiding to reclaim his place of power as the noose closes around the country that hunted him. Specialized in hunting spell-casters, Midwinter uses his arcane energy to draw power from enemy wizards, suppress their magic, or simply strike them down with arcs of lightning.

Basic Info[edit]

Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor
Missing Info
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COST N/A
UNIT SIZE N/A
FA N/A
Warcaster 0
BASE Small
SPD 6
STR N/A
MAT 6
RAT N/A
M.A. 7
DEF 13
ARM 12
CMD N/A
FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 5
F. Field N/A
WJP N/A
WBP N/A
UNIT SIZE N/A
COST 5
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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
the Statblock

Weapons[edit]

  • Void Staff - RNG 2, P+S 9 staff.

Abilities[edit]

  • Arcane Vortex - This model can immediately negate any spell that targets this model or a model within 3" of it by spending a power token. The negated spell does not take effect, but its COST remains spent.
  • Inquisitor's Talisman - This model begins the game with three power tokens. During its activation, this model can spend power tokens to make additional melee attacks or to boost attack or damage rolls. It can make one additional attack or boost one roll for each token spent.
  • Magic Ability [ 7 ] - This model can use its Combat Action to cast spells. Offensive spells are a (★ Attack) and friendly spells are a (★ Action).
    • Chain Lightning (★ Attack) - Chain Lightning is a RNG 10 magic attack. A model hit by Chain Lightning suffers a POW 10 electrical damage roll, and lightning arcs from that model to d3 consecutive additional models. The lightning arcs to the nearest model it arced to within 4" of the last model it arced to, ignoring this model. Each model the lightning arcs to suffers a POW 10 electrical damage roll. Lightning arc damage rolls are not considered to have been caused by an attack. Chain Lightning damage rolls are simultaneous.
    • Stealth (★ Action) - This model gains stealth for one round.

Thoughts on Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor[edit]

Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor in a nutshell[edit]

Orin is a well priced, multi-purpose solo who brings a lot of utility on board for his points. He can clear infantries and support pieces with Chain Lightning, unless said models are presented with a lot of ARM. His attack is magical to boot with a 2" reach. On top of this he comes pre-equipped with three Arcane Vortexes in his pocket that will stop your opponent from getting any ideas about debuffing your precious stuff. He often finds his way into Khador lists to cover the above mentioned weak points of the faction.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • He usually stands near a colossal, warcaster or a battle engine brandishing his No-Magic button.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • Not super useful against high ARM, but boosted POW 10's occasionally help out.
  • Orin can't negate CTRL spells, or those which aren't target a model nearby (like spells that work in a CTRL area, or sprays that target a model outside his 3" bubble)
  • If the enemy has strong offensive spells, he becomes a priority target.
  • Standing within 3" of (usually low DEF) models you want to defend from spells is often a danger zone for electro leaps, slams, sprays, and other threats.

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • One power token left is generally enough to convince the enemy not to sling spells near Midwinter.
  • After the third turn, he's usually ok to go spend tokens killing things
  • Save damage boosts for squishy solos.
  • Read the clarifications for Arcane Vortex.
  • To hit high DEF targets like Eiryss, Angel of Retribution run one of your infantry to within 4" of her and chain lightning it in the back (you shoudn't need to boost here unless you're using Nyss). You'll always get one arc off - which means you flash-fry Eiryss if she's nearest (and this is worth spending a damage token on).
  • Every once in awhile, you may use his power tokens to buy and boost melee attacks. Don't forget this is allowed.

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Originally released in Warmachine: Legends (2008)

Theme Forces[edit]

Mercenary Minion
Cryx (Edit) Khador (Edit)
Protectorate of Menoth (Edit)

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Solos

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Character Solos

Alexia2 - Alten Ashley - Anastasia Di Bray - Bloody Bradigan - Bosun Grogspar - Brun & Lug - Colbie - Dahlia & Skarath - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Eilish Garrity - Eiryss1 - Eiryss2 - Hawk - Gastone1 - Gorman - Gudrun - Harlan Versh - Hutchuk - J.A.I.M.s - Kell Bailoch - Lanyssa - Rockbottom - Major Harrison Gibbs - Dougal - Orin - Ragman - Raluk - Rhupert - Rorsh & Brine - Rutger - Savio - Saxon - Sergeant Nicolas - Stannis - Taryn - Thor - Viktor - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines Hammerfall Siege Crawler
Theme Forces (Edit)
Hammer Strike - The Irregulars - The Kingmaker's Army - Llaelese Resistance - Operating Theater - Steelhead - The Talion Charter
This index was last updated: 2019.02
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Special WA: Void Leech
Unaligned Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Lynus & Edrea
Solos Farrow Agata, Queen of Carnage - Maximus - Rorsh & Brine - Targ
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Rules Clarifications[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 : Arcane Vortex      (Edit)

  • Mulg spends fury to use it, he is not forced for fury. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Arcane vortex can be used to counter spells with "Range: Self". (Infernal Ruling)
  • Some spells do not have a target, mostly CTRL area spells (such as Siege's Foxhole) but also some (★ Action) (such as Ragman's Death Field). These cannot be cancelled by Arcane Vortex. Infernal Ruling)
  • The "Cost" for non-warcaster models includes stuff like "using your special action" or "killing a Mind Bender Drudge."
  • Arcane Vortex triggers at step 3 of the spellcasting sequence. (Resolve effects that occur when a model is targeted by a spell.) (Infernal Ruling)
  • If a channeled spell is cancelled, it doesn't count as being channeled, so the channeler can't trigger stuff like Reaction Drive or Spell Martyr. (Infernal Ruling)
  • There are a couple of odd spells:
    1. (Primal Shock and Essence Blast) - Both these spells "Choose" model A, then gets to "Target" model B with an attack. In this case you can trigger Arcane Vortex only when model B is targeted.
    2. (Crevasse) - This spell attacks model A, then gets to use model A to make another attack vs model B. In this case you can trigger Arcane Vortex only when model A is targeted.
(Infernal Ruling for both of the above.)
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Rules Clarification : Inquisitor's Talisman      (Edit)

  • You cannot buy melee attacks after casting a spell, due to the "The rules for these special attacks (Chain Lightning) indicate the nature of any additional attacks that can be made afterward, if any." rule
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Rules Clarification : Magic Ability      (Edit)

  • Almost every magic ability cannot be used on the same turn you charge. Because a charge must (almost always) be followed by a melee attack.
  • Using a Magic Ability counts as a spell, for effects such as Spell Ward, Witch Hunter, etc.
  • Unlike with warcasters/warlocks, using a Magic Ability is not an "any time" ability. This means:
    • You must complete your movement before you use a MA.
    • You cannot make ranged or melee attacks on the same turn you use a MA.
    • You cannot use a MA on the same turn you charge.
    • (Unless, of course, the rules for the specific MA you're using say you can.)
  • A model in a unit cannot use its Combat Action to cast a spell until all members of the unit have completed their movement. (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification:  : Chain Lightning      (Edit)
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  • 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.
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:
  • Damage Type (Edit)
    • This spell does elemental damage in addition to magical damage, not instead of magical damage. (Infernal Ruling)
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    Rules Clarification : Stealth      (Edit)

    • "Automatically missing" is not the same as "cannot be hit by".
    • For instance, a stealth model can still be the target of an AOE attack and although it auto-misses, if the AOE deviates onto them they will get damaged.