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Trollblood Logo.jpg Sea King

Trollblood Gargantuan Warbeast

Eager to devour any who pass within reach of their webbed claws, the sea kings have heard Hoarluk Doomshaper’s call and ventured from the seas. Rising out of ancient legend to bring horror from the deep to the foes of the Trollbloods, these enormous marine beasts can easily smash a ship’s hull and devour its entire crew, leaving nothing but splintered timbers behind.

Basic Info

Sea King
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STR 15
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Understanding
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Abilities

  • Gargantuan - Gargantuans are even bigger warbeasts, with additional special rules. Click here for the Gargantuan rules.
  • Amphibious - This model treats shallow water as open terrain while advancing. While completely in shallow water, this model gains concealment and does not block line of sight.
  • 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.
  • Bulldoze - When a model with Bulldoze is B2B with an enemy model during its Normal Movement, it can push that model up to 2" directly away from it. A model can be pushed by Bulldoze only once per turn. Bulldoze has no effect when this model makes a trample power attack.
  • Snacking - When this model boxes a living model with a melee attack, it can choose to RFP the boxed model. When it does this, this model can remove d3 damage points.

Weapons

  • Vomit Swarm - 10" range, 3" AOE, POW 13 gun
    • Continuous Corrosion - A model hit by this attack suffers continuous corrosion, which has a chance of doing a single point of damage each turn.
    • Poison - This weapon gains an additional die on damage rolls against living models.
    • Scuttering Swarm - After determining the point of impact, another 3" AOE is deviated from there. Models hit by the additional AOE suffer a POW 7 blast damage roll and continuous corrosion.
  • Big Meaty Fist - 2" reach, P+S 19
  • Anchor - 2" reach, P+S 20

Animus

COST RNG AOE POW DUR OFF


Vortex of the Deep

2 8 4 - Round Yes
On a direct hit, push models within 2˝ of the model directly hit 2˝ directly toward it in the order you choose. This spell’s AOE is shallow water that remains in play for one round.

Theme Forces

Thoughts on Sea King

Sea King in a nutshell

The Sea King is the third Trollblood gargantuan - and it has a threat range 2" longer than the other two for melee and it hits harder.

Combos & Synergies

  • Get Rage on him if you really want to kill something dead.
  • Mulg can animi cast by your warcaster.
  • Earthborn Dire Trolls receive a defense buff from the puddles.
  • Amphibious minions (and Swamp Trolls)an gain concealment from the puddles; Croak Trappers get stealth.
  • Horgle The Anvil and Firestarter for a Vomit Swarm that sets things on fire too.
  • Captain Gunnbjorn with Snipe sends the Vomit Swarm deep into enemy lines. His Guided Fire spell helps ensure a hit.
  • Dhunian Knot or any source of Puppet Master help score that critical knockdown on the anchor, and the Knot helps with fury management in the Theme - Power of Dhunia.
  • It can be an excellent melee anchor (hehe) for Kriel Company lists, due to its 4" melee weapon it can hold down and clear zones. Also the fact that its melee range shrinks back to 2" outside of its activation can be abused with clever positioning so that your troops can shoot the a formerly engaged enemy without penalty during their activation.
  • War Wagons really appreciate their fellow huge based big bro, since tough, steady, shield wall or iron zeal can stop their charges dead in their tracks. The Sea King can vomit such troops to death and free up charge lanes.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • The Sea King is a big and debuffable target.
  • It really needs all its fury cleared off it. If your opponent messes with your fury management, you're going to have a bad time.
  • Vortex of the Clock
    • The AOE is put into play as shallow water before models are pushed, and it slows pushed models down as soon as they enter it, which makes it incredibly time-consuming to push models correctly.
    • You have three options, you should discuss which one you're using with your opponent before the game begins:
    1. The correct way: For every model that is within 2" of the target, you have to measure how far they move until they touch the edge of the AOE, then work out how much of the 2" push they have left to complete, halve that number, and finish pushing them.
    2. Push all models 2" (pretend the shallow water doesn't appear until after the pushes).
    3. Push all models 1" (pretend the shallow water is larger than it actually is).

Tricks & Tips

  • Got an enemy sitting just out of charge range of your troops? Run a cheap model in front of them, cast Vortex of the Deep at your own model, and push the enemy into your unit's charge range.
    • Just be careful you don't block your own charges with the cheap model.
  • Gunnbjorn in Band of Heroes with the Sea King can provide an unexpected ranged option to the mainly melee force.
    • With Snipe while the enemy is far away, the Sea King has a 19" threat on the initial impact, and up to an additional 6" with the second.
    • Without snipe, the Sea King can pull off a charge, make a kill shot, and if Gunnbjorn cast Explosivo on the King, it can have a Remove From Play function on its gun.
    • For some additional war beast support, the Swamp Troll can benefit from the Sea King's puddle and from Gunnbjorn's Guided Fire for another Remove From Play attack in addition to the warrior models' melee attacks.
    • And since Gunnbjorn likes to bring Dozer & Smigg, drop Lucky Shot on the Sea King's AOE, for the +2 RAT and ability to re-roll the deviation.


Other

Trivia

  • Released near the start of Mk3 (2016.12)
  • The boat comes as seperate pieces, and there are no "blank sockets" on the King's back where it attaches, they're fully sculpted. This means you can leave the boat off the model and no one would know the difference.

Other Trollblood models

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Battlegroup & Similar
Warlocks Borka1 - Borka2 - Calandra - Gunnbjorn - Grim1 - Grim2 - Grissel1 - Grissel2 - Doomshaper1 - Doomshaper2 - Doomshaper3 - Horgle2 - Jarl - Kolgrima - Madrak1 - Madrak2 - Madrak3 - Ragnor
Warlock attachments Trollkin Runebearer
Lesser Warlock Horgle1
Light warbeasts Ice Troll - Night Troll - Pyre Troll - Slag Troll - Storm Troll - Swamp Troll - Troll Axer - Troll Basher - Troll Bouncer - Troll Impaler - Winter Troll
Heavy warbeasts Dire Troll Blitzer - Dire Troll Bomber - Dire Troll Brawler - Dire Troll Mauler - Earthborn Dire Troll
Dozer & Smigg - Mulg the Ancient - Rök
Gargantuan Glacier King - Mountain King - Sea King
 
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Dhunian Knot - Kriel Warriors - Stone Bearer - NK Bears - NK Fire Eaters - NK Raiders - Pummeler Crew - Pyg Burrowers - Pyg Bushwhackers - Pyg Lookouts - Scattergunners - Thumper Crew - Champions - Fennblades - Highwaymen - Long Riders - Runeshapers - Scouts - Sluggers - Warders
Special WA: Trollkin Sorcerer
Sons of Bragg
Solos

Braylen Wanderheart, Trollkin Outlaw - Dhunian Archon - Fell Caller Hero - Fennblade Kithkar - Horgle Ironstrike (1) - Horthol, Long Rider Hero - Janissa Stonetide - Northkin Shaman - Stone Scribe Chronicler - Troll Whelps - Trollkin Champion Hero - Trollkin Skinner Valka Curseborn, Chieftain of the North

Battle Engines Hearthgut Hooch Hauler - War Wagon
 
Theme Forces
Band of Heroes - Kriel Company - Power of Dhunia - Storm of the North
 
Minions that work for the Trollblooods
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Trollblood Minion
This index was last updated: 2019.04

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification : Corrosion      (Edit)

  • A weapon can inflict continuous corrosion without itself being a corrosion damage weapon (for example, the Acidic Touch animus). In this case, the attack can hurt models with Immunity: Corrosion it just won't apply the continuous effect.

Rules Clarification : Poison - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Scuttering Swarm - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Open Fist (aka, Power Attack Throw)     (Edit)

  • Throw - General ( Edit )
    • See also the Throw article for a recap of the core Throw rules.
    • Because you move the target model between the attack roll and the damage roll, you can get different buffs applied to the two rolls. For instance, if you throw the target in or out of a Flanking model's melee range.
  • Throw - Power Attack
    • When you make a Throw Power Attack, no other abilities of the Fist weapon (such as Chain Strike) are applied unless they specifically mention Throws.
    • If you do a Power Attack Throw and you choose to throw the target directly away, no deviation is rolled to determine the final position of the model. (Locked thread)
    • A model that cannot be targeted by melee attacks (such as Una2's feat) cannot have models thrown at them, either. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Unresolved: Since throwing Model [A] at Model [B] involves making a melee attack roll vs Model [B] which is out of your melee range, it technically breaks a whole bunch of core rules. (Infernal Checking)
    • Even though you make a "melee attack roll" vs Model [B] you don't actually make a melee attack vs it. Also, the damage it suffers is from Collateral damage, not from the original attack. So you can't trigger stuff like Snacking from damage you did to Model B.

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

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Rules Clarification : Chain Strike and/or Lunge     (Edit)

  • The extra range does apply during Frenzies (because that is defined as an activation)
  • The extra range doesn't apply during free strikes or when your opponent takes control of your model.
  • It doesn't increase the range of Power Attacks, because you do not apply weapon special rules to Power Attacks (unless they specifically reference Power Attacks, like Hard Head does). (Locked Thread)
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Rules Clarification : Knockdown      (Edit)

  • Knockdown (Edit) - Remember, knockdown only prevents what it says it does. Refer to the Knockdown page for a recap of what a model can/can't do.


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Rules Clarification : Gargantuan      (Edit)

  • In Warroom all gargantuan's have their animus incorrectly labelled as "spells". This is a known bug. (Staff Comment)
  • Refer to the Gargantuan article for a recap of their rules.
  • Huge Base (Edit)
    • Coming on a huge base triggers a bunch of rules scattered throughout the rulebook. Click here for a summary of them.
    • You can draw LOS from your Left arc to a target in your Right arc (and vice versa). See also this diagram
    • Huge-based models get bonus distance on Power Attack Slams. But this bonus doesn't apply to slams caused by other means, such as Critical Smite or the Hurricane's Thunder Charge ability.

Rules Clarification : Amphibious - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Pathfinder      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification:  : Bulldoze      (Edit)
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(A) People think Bulldoze works like a bowling ball hitting tenpins.
But this is wrong because the models haven't been moved DIRECTLY away.
(B) Whereas if you move models DIRECTLY away, you bulldoze the first guy okay, but then the next one's path is blocked (shown in red), and you get stuck.

Bulldoze - General

  • Models are pushed directly away from you at the point of contact. Some players do this incorrectly, refer to the section on moving models, below.
  • You cannot cast spells or use any other "any time" abilities when you 'stop' to resolve the Bulldoze movement. It's just a pause, not a stop.
  • The size of the Bulldozer vs the Bulldozed does not matter. A small model bulldozes a large model just fine. (Just don't expect to move a Colossal etc.)
  • Bulldoze only works during your Normal Movement. This includes full advances, runs, charges, and slams, but doesn't include stuff like Reposition or Energizer.
  • You can't make free strikes against models you Bulldoze (because for them it is involuntary movement).
  • Enemy models with 2" melee range will still engage you after being bulldozed. Because they will be exactly 2" away and thus still within 2".
  • An enemy model can only be pushed once by the Bulldozer, but if you have multiple Bulldozer models then you could push the same enemy multiple times.
  • If you contact a model you want to Bulldoze while overlapping another model or an obstacle, then you can "pause" on top of that other model/obstacle while resolving the Bulldoze, then continue your movement off the other model/obstacle. (Locked thread)


Bulldoze - Charges / Slams

  • If you attempt to Bulldoze a model out of your charge lane but it does not move far enough, you can't Bulldoze again. You will continue your charge, contact it again, and stop.
  • You can use Bulldoze to get the charge bonus against models between 1 and 3" away. Simply move into B2B, bulldoze them 2" to make some more room, then you can move 2" further forward to get to the "moved at least 3 inches" requirement.
    • Similarly for Slams vs models within 1-3".
  • If you Bulldoze your charge target out of your melee range, this doesn't break the "once in your melee range the target must stay in your melee range" rule. Bulldoze is an exception. (Infernal Ruling)


Bulldoze - Moving the models
A lot of people think they can bulldoze straight through the enemy lines, like shown on Image A. But what actually happens is more like Image B. This is due to 3 important factors you need to apply:

  1. Bulldoze pushes models directly away from your base. Not at an angle. Directly. Away.
  2. If there is a model behind the bulldozed model, the model will STOP.
    • And in this situation, a model beside the pushed model is effectively behind it unless you're pushing at a perfect tangent.
  3. A model can be pushed only one time via Bulldoze.
  • Push - General     (Edit)   [Show/Hide]
    • Pushed models do not change their facing.
    • Pushed models move at half rate through difficult terrain. Also, Pathfinder doesn't apply during pushes.
    • Pushed models stop if they contact anything - a model of any size, or any obstacles or obstructions.
    • You don't get free strikes against pushed models, because it is "involuntary movement" and therefore does not count as an advance.
    • Pushed models suffer the effects of anything they move through (such as acid clouds).
    • If you use a Push vs a charging model (via a free strike for example), this will stop the charge movement (refer core rulebook).
      • However, if the pushed model is in melee range of its charge target after the push, then it is considered a successful charge. (Infernal Ruling)
      • In that scenario, you measure whether the charging model moved 3" or less excluding the push distance. (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Snacking      (Edit)

  • You can use Snacking to RFP your target even if you're at full health. (Locked thread)
  • Snacking occurs at boxed, and thus:
    • Doesn't prevent abilities that trigger at disabled (such as Tough, Self-Sacrifice, etc).
    • Might prevent abilities that trigger at boxed, depending on who the active player is and whose model the ability triggered on. Refer the 'Triggers' section (pg 10 of the pdf)
    • Does prevent abilties that trigger at destroyed (such as collecting soul tokens, etc)
  • You can snack friendly models.
  • You may choose where each individual point of healing goes.
  • If you kill multiple models with a single attack (such as trampling over them) then you get to heal once for each model killed.


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Rules Clarification : Vortex of the Deep      (Edit)

  • The AOE enters play as shallow water before the models are pushed, so models will be pushed at "half speed".
  • But, because the target model base size plus 2" is larger than the AOE, that means part of the push movement is at normal speed and part is at halved speed.
    For each model that gets pushed, you are supposed to measure how much distance is between their original position and the edge of the AOE, then subtract that to work out how much of the 2" push they have left, then halve that and finish the push into the AOE.
    Have fun with that!
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  • Push - General     (Edit)   [Show/Hide]
    • Pushed models do not change their facing.
    • Pushed models move at half rate through difficult terrain. Also, Pathfinder doesn't apply during pushes.
    • Pushed models stop if they contact anything - a model of any size, or any obstacles or obstructions.
    • You don't get free strikes against pushed models, because it is "involuntary movement" and therefore does not count as an advance.
    • Pushed models suffer the effects of anything they move through (such as acid clouds).
    • If you use a Push vs a charging model (via a free strike for example), this will stop the charge movement (refer core rulebook).
      • However, if the pushed model is in melee range of its charge target after the push, then it is considered a successful charge. (Infernal Ruling)
      • In that scenario, you measure whether the charging model moved 3" or less excluding the push distance. (Infernal Ruling)