Una the Skyhunter

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Una the Skyhunter
Circle Blackclad Warlock

During her time tending the far-flung griffon roosts of the Circle, Una developed an unparalleled affinity with the winged beasts and now employs them to cut down opponents without mercy. Having refined her arcane command over the elements, she is able to call upon the howling gales and updrafts of the highest mountain peaks to shape the flow of battle.

Basic Info[edit]

Missing Info
Warcaster 0
BASE Small
M.A. N/A
DEF 15
ARM 15
HP 15
F. Field N/A
WBP +29
Warcaster 1
the Statblock


  • Wind Strike - 10" range, POW 10 gun
    • Damage Type: Magical - This weapon deals Magical damage.
    • Attack Type - Each time this weapon is used to make an attack, choose one of the following special rules:
      • Black Penny - this weapon/attack ignores the "target in melee" DEF bonus.
      • Snipe - This attack gains +4 RNG
      • Thunderbolt - Enemy models hit by this attack are pushed D3" directly away. On a critical hit they are knocked down as well.
    • Reload [2] - This model can spend fury to make up to 2 additional ranged attack(s) with this weapon during its Combat Action. It can make one additional attack for each fury spent.
  • Talonstrike - 2" reach, P+S 9 melee weapon (or, How did you make the mistake of getting Una in melee?)


  • Warlock - All warlocks come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome.
  • Bird of Prey - While in Una's CTRL range, Griffons in her battlegroup gain Flank [Another Griffon in Una's battlegroup]. (Flank [Another Una Griffon] - This model gains +2 to melee attack rolls and an additional die on melee damage rolls vs enemy models in the melee range of another Griffon in Una's battlegroup.)
  • Hawker - While in Una's CMD range, her warbeasts with Flight gain Sprint. (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.)

Feat: From on High[edit]

Friendly Circle models with Flight currently in Una's CTRL range gain +2 SPD for one turn. Also, while in Una's CTRL range friendly Circle light warbeasts with Flight cannot be targeted by melee attacks for one turn.


Target Faction model/unit gains an extra die on all attack and damage rolls, then discards the lowest.
  • Mirage - Cost 2, 6" range, Upkeep
Target friendly Faction model/unit gains Apparition. (Apparition - During your Control Phase, place this model anywhere completely within 2" of it's current location.)
  • Twister - Cost 2, 10" range, 3" AOE, POW 10
The AOE is also a cloud that remains in play for one round.
The caster cannot make ranged attacks after casting this spell, and non-magical ranged attacks targeting it automatically miss. While completely within 3" of the caster, models cannot make ranged attacks and non-magical ranged attacks targeting them automatically miss. Wind Wall lasts for one round.

Thoughts on Una the Skyhunter[edit]

Una the Skyhunter in a nutshell[edit]

Before Una, the Griffons were seen as middling light warbeasts. She gets rid of all of their weaknesses and turns everything up to 11. Her army list basically writes itself: bring Griffons and bring a lot of them.

She has been brought down by the February 2017 errata meaning that the opponent can actually melee her griffons in their turn even on her feat. Instead of being completely broken, she's just merely great now.

Typical Strategy & Army[edit]


  • Her feat and special rules call for bringing plenty of griffons.
  • She has an assassination with her beasts flying straight over the enemy skirmish screen to charge their caster.
  • Her lights hit well above their weight class, meaning she attritions well against small model count armies
  • Windwall means that she can usually advance with impunity. Just watch out for magical guns.

Alternatively, she isn't bad with a Tharn army in Devourer's host theme. She is still going to bring a signficant amount of griffons, however hand of fate and apparation dial up the Tharn well, and can deal with the infantry the griffons don't have the number of attacks to kill.

Common Army Selection[edit]

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • Mediocre with anything that's not a Griffon. Note the Storm Raptor is not a griffon, so he doesn't get flank, sprint, or half the feat.
  • She give sprint in a relatively low range. Beware of exposing yourself to try to use it.
  • Kaya the Wildheart runs griffons almost as well as Una2 does and all other warbeasts better (although has no unit support from Mirage and Hand of Fate).
  • The griffons need flank to damage heavies. It means you need to bring a lot of them, and loosing them early means a huge lose in hitting power

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Her gun is awesome. Shoot it every time you have range. Just don't go crazy spending her fury reloading or boosting with it, she can die easily
  • A Scarsfell with flank, primal, and hand of fate will be Mat 10 3D6 (drop lowest), and P&S 14 4D6 (drop lowest, with 5D6 on a charge), with max 6 attacks. 2 Scarsfells can kill a heavy, 3 can take down a colossal



Originally released 2016.11

Theme Forces[edit]

Other Circle models[edit]

Circle Logo.jpg       Circle Index       (Edit)            
Battlegroup & Similar
Warlocks Baldur1 - Baldur2 - Bradigus1 - Grayle1 - Iona1 - Kaya1 - Kaya2 - Kaya3 - Kromac1 - Kromac2 - Krueger1 - Krueger2 - Mohsar1 - Morvahna1 - Morvahna2 - Tanith1 - Una2 - Wurmwood1
Lessers & Attachments Druid Wilder (Attached) - Una1 (Lesser)
Light Argus Moonhound - Winter Argus - Wild Argus - Gorax Rager - Razorwing Griffon - Rotterhorn Griffon - Scarsfell Griffon - Wold Wight - Woldwatcher - Woldwyrd
Heavy Gnarlhorn Satyr - Riphorn Satyr - Shadowhorn Satyr - Feral Warpwolf - Pureblood Warpwolf - Warpwolf Stalker - Wold Guardian - Woldwarden
Brennos the Elderhorn (Satyr) - Ghetorix (Warpwolf) - Loki (Warpwolf) - Megalith (Woldwarden)
Gargantuans Storm Raptor - Woldwrath
Units, Solos, Battle Engines, & Structures
Units Druid Mist Riders - Druids of Orboros & CA - Reeves of Orboros & CA - Sentry Stone & Mannikins - Shifting Stones & CA - Stoneward & Woldstalkers - Tharn Bloodtrackers & Character UA - Tharn Bloodweavers & CA - Tharn Blood Pack - Tharn Ravagers & CA - Tharn Wolf Riders - Warpborn Skinwalkers & CA - Wolves of Orboros & CA
Brighid & Caul - Death Wolves
Solos Blackclad Stoneshaper - Blackclad Wayfarer - Bloodweaver Night Witch - Druid Wilder (Attached) - Gallows Grove - Reeve Hunter - Tharn Blood Shaman - Tharn Ravager Shaman - Tharn Ravager White Mane - Tharn Wolf Rider Champion - War Wolf
Lord of the Feast - Una1 (Lesser) - Wolf Lord Morraig
Battle Engines & Structures Celestial Fulcrum (Engine) - Well of Orboros (Structure)
Theme Forces
Call of the Wild - Secret Masters - The Bones of Orboros - The Devourer's Host - The Wild Hunt
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Circle Orboros Minion
This index was last updated: 2018.10

Rules Clarifications[edit]

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Rules Clarification : Feat: From on High

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Rules Clarification : Attack Type and/or Arcane Savant     (Edit)

  • If you forget to declare your Attack Type before rolling the attack, and you and your opponent can't agree on a fair fix, then the Judge's Policy is that the first listed Attack Type is the one that will be used.
  • You choose your Attack Type during Step 1 of the Attack Sequence. So, if your target can only be targeted by certain kinds of attack (such as a Menoth warjack with Passage), then you can choose an Magical Damage attack type and target it. (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Snipe      (Edit)

  • Although Snipe the spell and Snipe the Attack Type are two different "sources", they are multiple instances of the same effect. As such, they're not cumulative. Refer to the "Rule Priority" section of the core rulebook.
  • Snipe does not affect the range of weapons that use the Spray template, or one's which have RNG = CTRL.
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Rules Clarification : Black Penny      (Edit)

  • You ignore the "Target in Melee" DEF bonus, but if you miss you still need to randomly reassign the shot as per normal.
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Rules Clarification : Thunderbolt      (Edit)

  • If you have multiple effects that resolve on "hit" (such as Thunderbolt & Electro Leap), then you get to choose the order.
    • Thus, you could trigger Electro Leap first (and bounce from their initial position), then move them via Thunderbolt.
    • Or trigger Thunderbolt first, move them, and then Electro Leap (and bounce from their final position).
  • 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)
  • 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 : Reload      (Edit)

    • You can use Reload to make additional attacks after a Special Ranged Attack. (Infernal Ruling)
    • If you have (x2) of a weapon with Reload (such as Caine1), the special rule will only be written on the card once. But you can reload both weapons to the max limit. (Infernal Ruling)
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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:  : Warlock      (Edit)
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    • General
      • Damage from a feat is neither an attack nor Damage Type: Magical (unless the feat says it is).
      • FURY (uppercase) is the stat printed on the warlock's card. Fury (lowercase) refers to fury points a model currently has.
      • Your CTRL area is double your FURY stat, not double your fury points. (Infernal Ruling)
      • Casting spells or using feats is an anytime ability with the added restriction that you can't use them on the same turn you run even before you run.
        • See also the clarifications on Any Time abilities (below).
      • Some warlocks are also Battle Engines and thus follow all the Battle Engine special rules.
        There is no particular interaction between the Battle Engine rules and the Warlock rules.
    • Reaving & Leeching
      • If you choose to Reave, it's all or nothing. You must Reave all the Fury (up to your limit) and you can't choose to "let some disappear". (Locked thread)
      • If your warbeast is Removed From Play, you can still reave fury off it. (Locked thread)
      • If your warbeast is destroyed or RFP'd while under your opponent's control then:
        1. You cannot reave fury off it. Because it is still enemy at the time it was destroyed/RFP'd, and you can't reave from enemy warbeasts.
        2. After it is taken off the table, it returns to your control and is eligible for Spirit Bond and (possibly) Return to Play stuff (like Thagrosh1's feat).
    • Transferring Damage
      • If both the warlock and the warbeast are damaged by the same attack (such as an AOE), then you need to apply the 'normal' damage to the warbeast before the transferred damage. This distinction can be important when you're working out who/what actually destroyed the beast. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Restrictions on "Any Time" abilities     (Edit)         [Show/Hide]
      • "Any Time" abilities can be used at any time during a model/unit's activation, except:
      1. The model with the Any Time ability has had their activation end "prematurely". By this I mean you resolve anything which includes "its activation ends". Examples include:
        • Running, failing a charge, or failing a slam.
        • Abilities that include "then its activation ends" (such as Reposition and Teleport).
      2. In between declaring your charge target and making your charge movement. (Infernal Ruling)
      3. In between completing your charge movement and determining whether it was a successful charge. (Infernal Ruling)
      4. You're in the middle of moving. (Note: Impact Attacks count as being in the middle of movement).
      5. You're in the middle of an attack. Note that the attack is not over until you finish step 14 of the attack sequence (Apdx A).
      6. Your opponent interrupted your activation to trigger one of their own abilities, such as Countercharge.

      • In general you can use "Any Time" abilities while you're knocked down or stationary (except Spells and Feats which specify you can't).
      • If you have a gun with a random ROF, you can use an "Any Time" ability inbetween rolling the number of shots and actually making the first attack. (Infernal Ruling)

      • Units with "Any Time" abilities
      • Even if the ability says "any time during the unit's activation", a model in a unit can't use an Any Time ability if they run, fail a charge, or use an ability like Reposition.
      • Because that model's activation has ended (even if the unit's activation is still ongoing) and you can't use abilities on models that are not active.
      • So, for example:
        • You cannot use a minifeat after the Officer runs. (Infernal Ruling)
        • You cannot use a minifeat after anyone in the unit has begun a Reposition move. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Warcaster/Warlock Cavalry ( Edit )
      • Warcasters/Warlocks can't cast spells or use their feat while resolving Impact Attacks. Because Impact Attacks occur during movement - you can use spells or feat before moving, or after moving, but not during movement.
        • Exception: If your Impact target(s) include your charge target, then your movement has ended (refer rulebook, last paragraph of 'Impact Attacks') and thus you're fine to use "any time" abilities before starting the Impact attacks.

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    Rules Clarification : Warcaster Unit or Warlock Unit     (Edit)
    This summary is specific to Warcaster/Warlock units. You may also want to check the Warcaster and Warlock pages respectively, for the "regular" rules clarifications.

    • If you're giving an order, it must be done first, before casting any spells or using your feat.
    • All models in the unit count as part of the battlegroup. So, for instance, Butcher3's argus can be moved via his Energizer spell.
    • Warcaster units can have attachments. They can even attach units (such as the WSC). (Infernal Ruling)
    • The non-caster models are trooper models but are (normally) not Grunt models. Therefore they're not eligible for stuff like Revive.
    • Steamroller 2018
      • The non-caster models can contest scenario zones & flags.
      • The caster model cannot contest.
      • The caster model can control rectangle zones and flags by himself.
      • However, to control a circular zone, the entire unit needs to be within the circle.
    • Units Buying Attacks (Edit)
      • If you make attacks with model [A], then start making attacks with model [B], you cannot 'go back' and buy more attacks with [A]. Because:
      • A model can only buy additional attacks during its Combat Action.
      • A model in a unit must complete its Combat Action before the next model starts theirs (with some exceptions, like CMA).
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    Rules Clarification : Unit of Warcasters or Warlocks     (Edit)

    • Even though they're warcasters, if they're out of formation they suffer the normal penalties (can't make attacks, actions, spells, etc).
    • They can't upkeep each other's spells.
    • They can only dominate one SteamRoller scenario element at a time.
    • Each warlock/warcaster can have different upkeeps on them if those upkeeps are "target SELF" or "target model". If you cast an upkeep that is "target model/unit", that is the only upkeep any of them can have.
    • Units Buying Attacks (Edit)
      • If you make attacks with model [A], then start making attacks with model [B], you cannot 'go back' and buy more attacks with [A]. Because:
      • A model can only buy additional attacks during its Combat Action.
      • A model in a unit must complete its Combat Action before the next model starts theirs (with some exceptions, like CMA).
    • The Legion Twins
      • Rhyas cannot dominate a zone while out of formation.
      • Rhyas can use the feat while out of formation.
    • Haley3
      • Only Haley Prime is an 'actual' warcaster model, and as such she is the only one that can dominate a scenario element.
      • The echoes can Control/Contest scenarios like a normal unit.
      • Haley Prime can dominate an element even if the echoes are out of formation.
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    Rules Clarification : Bird of Prey      (Edit)

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    Rules Clarification : Flank      (Edit)

    • You can gain the Flank bonus vs knocked down/stationary models (refer to the latest Errata).
    • Melee range is measured from your front arc so you cannot trigger Flank on models in your back arc.
    • The target enemy doesn't need to be in the Flanker's LOS, just their melee range.
      • Most of the time if something is in your melee range then it is so close it's in your LOS too, and the difference is meaningless.
      • But if you have 2" reach and you're jammed up in B2B with a bunch of closely-spaced enemies, you'll find your LOS is blocked. In this case, you might be able to trigger Flank on an enemy model that is "hiding" behind that front row of jammers, even though you don't have LOS to it.
    • Flank is not tied to a specific weapon, so Mount attacks and Power Attacks can benefit as well.
    • If the target moves in/out of the Flanker's melee range between the attack roll and the damage roll (for instance if you throw it) then you need to reassess whether you get the Flank bonus for the damage roll. (Infernal Ruling)
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    Rules Clarification : Hawker      (Edit)

    • If an enemy spell/ability makes you lose Flight, then you'll also lose Sprint.
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    Rules Clarification : Sprint and/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.

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    Rules Clarification : Hand of Fate and/or Manifest Destiny and/or Signs & Portents     (Edit)

    • This buff affects any damage roll that is caused by a model, not just normal attacks. For instance, it can affect the damage roll when a Berserker explodes via Unstable. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Discard Die (Edit)
      • The dice must be discarded - you can't keep it even if you want it for a critical hit.
      • For instance: if you discard "the lowest die", need 6+ to hit, and roll a 3, 3, and a 4 ... then you must discard one of the 3s, and you'll end up with a non-critical hit with the 3 + 4.
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    Rules Clarification : Mirage      (Edit)

    • The upkeep needs to be paid before you can get the Apparition move. Refer Step 4 vs Step 5 of "Control Phase" in the core rulebook.
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    Rules Clarification : Apparition      (Edit)

    • If a model is B2B with you when you use Apparition then they will be exactly 2" away afterwards. So you can't get away from 'long reach' melee weapons.
    • Unit members must always be placed in formation. Refer to the "Placed" section if the core rulebook.
      • If a trooper can't be placed in formation (because it's more than 2" out of formation to begin with) then it can't be placed at all.
      • The unit commander is always "In Formation" by definition, so can be placed where he likes.

    Rules Clarification : Twister - None yet. (Edit)
    Rules Clarification : Wind Wall - None yet. (Edit)