Winter Argus

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Circle Argus Light Warbeast

The savage winter argus stalk the dark, frozen hinterlands of the Scarsfell Forest and Blackroot Wood, prowling under cover of great northern storms. Gouts of gelid breath freeze the argus’ victims in place until the pack closes in for the feast. Though feared by many, the creatures are prized by northern druids for their savagery and the supernatural cold they can manifest to cripple the enemies of the Circle Orboros.

Basic Info[edit]

Winter Argus
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Warcaster 0
BASE Medium
SPD 6
STR 8
MAT 5
RAT 4
M.A. N/A
DEF 14
ARM 15
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FURY 3
THRS 9
HP 21
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Warcaster 1
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DEF N/A
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CMD N/A
FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
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Understanding
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Weapons[edit]

Abilities[edit]

  • Warbeast - All warbeasts share a huge stack of special rules. The short version is they're big, furious, and beat stuff up pretty good. Click here to read the long version.
  • 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.
  • Circular Vision - Models never gain a back strike bonus against this model.
  • Immunity: Cold - This model does not suffer cold damage.

Animus[edit]

The caster gains Immunity: Cold and Freezer for one round. (Freezer - An enemy model that ends its activation within 2" of this model becomes stationary unless it has Cold Immunity.)

Thoughts on the Winter Argus[edit]

Winter Argus in a nutshell[edit]

The Winter Argus is a cheap animus-bot with two short ranged low RAT sprays for clearing infantry, or freezing harder targets with a lucky crit. Its animus generally means opponents might devote effort to killing it in melee or just shooting it to death.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • Baldur2 ups its DEF and ARM with Rock Wall and Roots of the Earth, respectively. Using both seriously increases its survivability in melee, and if your opponent wants to kill it they'll likely over-commit to avoid being Stationary the next turn.
  • Kromac1 can use its sprays to trigger Warpath, although you're generally better off using more accurate attacks.
  • Morvahna2 increases its defense against shooting via Fog of War, and allows you to reroll attack rolls to help get that Crit Stationary.
  • Tanith increases its accuracy via Affliction and melee damage with Scything Touch. Putting Admonition on it might allow you to catch enemies with 1" or less melee in a trap, backing up just enough so you can still affect them via Freezer.
  • Playing it in Call of the Wild allows you to cast its animus for free.

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • Poor general stats
  • Sentry Stones & Mannikins provide more sprays for cheaper
  • You need to boost every attack to hit with the sprays. Very FURY-inefficient.

Tricks and Tips[edit]

  • Best used against a number of Khador warcasters or Trollblood Warlocks who like freezing people solid.


Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Released in Hordes: Domination (2011)

Theme Forces[edit]

Themes for generic warbeasts (Edit)

Themes only for Living warbeasts (Edit)

Other Circle models[edit]

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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
Minions
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Circle Orboros Minion
This index was last updated: 2018.10

Rules Clarifications[edit]

Rules Clarification : Cold - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Freeze      (Edit)

  • Remember Stationary only prevents what it says it does. Refer the page on Stationary for a refresher.


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Rules Clarification:  : Warbeast      (Edit)
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See also the Warbeast page for a recap of the core warbeast rules.

Forcing

  • If an ability doesn't specify how much it costs to force, it costs 1. (Infernal Ruling)

Animi

  • A single Animus can be on several models at the same time. (Infernal Ruling)
  • If a model has an animus on it from any source and then another animus is cast on that model, it will lose the first instance of an animus and will be replaced by the second. It does not matter if either the first animus or the second animus is from a warlock or warbeast. (Infernal Ruling)
  • An animi cast by a warlock is an animi and spell. (Infernal Ruling)

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)

Frenzy

  • You cannot trigger optional abilities during a Frenzy (such as Cleave). (Infernal Ruling)
  • You must trigger compulsory abilities during a Frenzy ... unless that ability generates an extra attack (like Berserk). In that case, you don't get the Berserk attack. (Infernal Ruling)
  • A warbeast may not make an Assault shot as part of a Frenzy activation. (Refer latest errata)
  • If the closest target to a warbeast resolving a Frenzy cannot be charged, then the warbeast will forfeit movement and action (as per the rules of having to charge and not being able to). (Infernal Ruling)
  • If a frenzying warbeast can't reach its charge target, then it will make a failed charge and end its activation. (Locked thread)
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Rules Clarification : Pathfinder      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Circular Vision      (Edit)

  • This only prevents the normal bonus afforded from back strikes. It does not prevent things such as Backstab, which simply requires being in the rear arc.
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Rules Clarification : Winter Coat      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Freezer      (Edit)

  • Despite the odd wording, stuff that happens "at the end of activation" (such as Sprint and Reposition) still occurs during the activation. This means it happens before Freezer triggers.
    • So someone can advance towards you, attack you, then Sprint away and not be affected by Freezer.
  • Freezer won't affect models that move out-of-activation (such as Countercharge and Vengeance).
  • Remember, stationary only prevents what it says it does. Refer the recap on stationary for what models can/can't do.