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Khador Logo.jpg Koldun Kommander Aleksandra Zerkova

Khador Greylord Warcaster

Few people in the Khadoran Empire have more drive than Aleksandra. Most of her peers see her intensity and zeal for the occult as unsettling. She employs soldiers and warjacks with equal dispassion, and most who come to know her deem her heartless and cruel. Certainly she has the will and the courage to walk into the darkness without flinching, a talent that may prove vital to Khador's triumph in the months and years ahead.

Basic Info[edit]

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BASE Small
SPD 6
STR 5
MAT 6
RAT 5
M.A. N/A
DEF 15
ARM 15
CMD 9
FOCUS 7
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 16
F. Field N/A
WJP +28
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Warcaster 1
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Understanding
the Statblock

Abilities[edit]

  • Warcaster - All warcasters come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome. (Click the link for a full rundown.)
  • Immunity: Cold - This model does not suffer cold damage.
  • 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.
  • Arcane Artifacts - When Zerkova casts a spell, she can choose one of the following special rules. Each special rule can be used once per activation.
  • Sacred Ward - This model can't be targeted by enemy spells.

Weapons[edit]

  • Rod of Whispers - 10" range, POW 13 ranged attack
    • Damage Type: Magical - This weapon deals Magical damage.
    • Grave Door - If this attack kills an enemy you may instead keep it alive (temporarily). You take control of it, can turn it around once, and can channel through it. It dies at the end of your turn.
  • Quietus - 0.5" reach, P+S 11 melee attack

Spells[edit]

Place a 3" AOE cloud within the caster's control range. The cloud lasts for one round. Models suffer a -2 penalty to attack rolls while in the AOE, unless they have Cold Immunity.
Deals cold damage and has Critical Stationary.
Target friendly Faction model/unit gains Ghostly for one turn. (Ghostly - This model can advance through terrain and obstacles without penalty and can advance through obstructions if it has enough movement to move completely past them. It cannot be targeted by free strikes.)
  • Hex Blast - Cost 3, 10" range, 3" AOE, POW 13
On a direct hit, enemy upkeeps and animi on the target expire.
  • Watcher - Cost 3, Target SELF, Upkeep
Once per turn, when an enemy finishes their movement within 6" of the caster, you can choose one of the caster's warjacks currently in their control range. That warjack can immediately make a full advance towards that enemy and then attack it with a fully boosted melee or ranged attack.

Feat: Howling Wind[edit]

Enemy models can't make ranged attacks while in Zerkova's control range. Also, if they activate in her control range they can't run, charge, make power/special attacks, give/receive orders, or make special actions.

Theme Forces[edit]

Thoughts on Zerkova1[edit]

Classic Sculpt

Zerkova1 in a nutshell[edit]

Zerkova was generally regarded as one of the most neglected caster in the faction, and Mk3 still has to bring something beside the general rule changes to alter that status. She has a strong denial/defensive feat, and some nice, spell-slinging tricks, thanks to her upgraded ranged weapon, but apart of that, she performs strictly average on the battlefield.

Spell thoughts[edit]

Her Arcane Artifacts boost considerably her spell casting capabilities, so here is a detailed run-down:

  • Focus Sphere: your most important option, probably you'll want it to be used on an offensive spell to spare the boosting to hit. As it is tied to the casting of the spell, it cannot make your upkeep free.
  • Lens of Tarvodh: +5 RANGE on paper looks cool, but practically, it is limited to Hex Blast (and to some extent, Ghost Walk). Still, it is good to remember, if you want to deliver a killing blow from afar.
  • True Sight: You'll only ever use it on Hex Blast, and still, you'll probably choose the previous two options.

Spells:

  • Freezing Mist: this spell first seems to be the poor man's trencher smoke, but it offers quite a few utility. Main targets are shooty enemy warjacks, who now lose their aiming bonus anyway. You can also shield your more vulnerable troops, or place it upon enemy models, which are already engaged with your units.
  • Frost Hammer: Works well with Focus Sphere; for the basic cost you can fish for critical hits with a boosted attack roll on a crucial model.
  • Ghost Walk: Her only support spell for her army. Can yield surprising results, if your enemy thought, they will be safe from your slow Man-o-Wars on the other side of the forest, or a caster was deceived by the lack of pathfinder upon your Uhlans, and sought refuge beyond a wall.
  • Hex Blast: bog standard zapping spell with average POW. The upkeep/animi removal would come handy, were it not require a direct hit. In very desperate situations you can use it on your own heavies to remove a particulary nasty enemy upkeep from them (like Parasite).
  • Watcher: A life-insurance spell, with a few limitation to be considered. It does not trigger, if the enemy's movement won't end within 6" of your caster, and your jack can make attacks only against the model that moved (so, if they moved a screening model in, it pretty much invalidates it). Against fast, alpha striking lists you'll want to pop it early, and never let it drop.

Feat thoughts[edit]

Zerkova's biggest selling point is her feat. It offers one excellent turn, where the enemy is limited to walk-and-strike close combat attacks, making their threat range highly predictable. It is also quite deadly for Gunfighter models, who either have no other means to attack, or perform much worse with their swords (read, Arcane Tempest models). However, it does not forbid boosting, so don't let your enemy get too close to you. Works well with Watcher, as the enemy will have fewer ways to bypass your jacks.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • Her feat can be bypassed by long range (>14") shooting, or by those, who can simply advance up to 14" without actually charging (Stryker2, for example). The limitations for charging/orders/power attacks are also invalidated, if the enemy activates outside her CTRL area.
  • Very limited combat performance, and not extraordinary defensive stats. Also, spell-immunity tricks will make her a bad day.
  • She offers very little direct support for her battlegroup, and for her army
  • 2 out of the 3 Arcane Artefacts abilities are useless, if you want to channel spell throughout your Grave-Door-acquired arc-node.
  • Grave Door only works on enemy model, so you cannot shoot your Mechanic in the back to get an arc-node. It is completely useless against a Convergence army.

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Keep her Cold Immunity in mind, it can save her in match-ups against Vayl, or Sorscha.
  • Playing Zerkova in the Winter Guard Kommand theme makes her a pain to assassinate. Spells are negated by Sacred Ward, shooting can be mitigated by sacrificing Winter Guard troopers and attempts at melee have to deal with Watcher first.
  • Spell Ward does not makes you immune to spells. Bouncing lightnings, or overlapping AOEs from nearby models still pose threat to you.

List Building Advice[edit]

Strategy[edit]

Zerkova is a fairly odd caster in the faction (and in the entire game). She lacks dedicated unit support, offers almost nothing to her battlegroup, but still, rarely wins battles all by herself. Her feat is ideal for single-zone scenarios, and especially, for killbox missions, but she still needs her army to get the job done.

Freezing Mist with Focus Sphere allows her to spend her entire stack to place 12" of Cloud Wall. With Sylys Wyshnalyrr, she can do this while upkeeping Watcher. This LoS blocking synergizes nicely with her feat and allows her to deliver an army if the enemy doesn't ignore clouds.

She has some assassination potential against squishy casters with the Rod of Whispers. If you manage to kill, and then use Grave Door on a model near the enemy caster, you can deliver some well deserved Frost Hammer and Hex Blasts. It will most likely eat up all your FOCUS pool, but odds are you will still be far enough from retaliation.

Among units she also prefers self-sufficient choices, like Widow Maker Scouts, Winter Guard Infantry (with Kovnik Joe), Doom Reaver Swordsmen (with their attachment), and naturally fast units, like the Kayazi Eliminators / Assassins, IF Uhlans and the Grey Lord Outriders.

Theme thoughts[edit]

Armored Corps
This is probably the best theme to take her because Man-o-War hit like light warjacks, without needing focus from Zerkova so she can keep casting her spells. She also augments their durability with her cloudwall and/or feat, as even the softer ARM 16 Man-o-War can be hard to crack if your enemy is unable to charge them.

All of this is good, because all Zerkova really brings for the Man-o-War themselves is Ghost Walk. Ghost Walk is very good for the Man-o-War, though, since their only other access to Pathfinder is via Kommander Atanas Arcanovich's Relentless Charge battle plan, and neither Shocktroopers nor Bombardiers want to be charging all game.

The Siege Chariot brings a big gun (the biggest), and a pair of spare clouds. And even though your opponent can still see it through the clouds, they won't be able to charge it if you drop some medium bases between the chariot and the clouds. Atanas can help with this, as his Tactician applies to all Man-o-War.

Demo Corps in particular synergize with Zerkova. The character UA gives them Defensive Line, which couples with the -2 to attack rolls from Freezing Mist to make them effectively DEF 14, which is pretty admirable. With Sylys and a boost, your chances to crit on Frost Hammer aren't terrible, and that activates Shatter for the hammers. Weaponmaster P+S 16 solves Zerkova's damage problem. And with Ghost Walk, you don't need to worry about Free Strikes stopping you from charging.

Wolves of Winter
Alternatively, she can run a pretty decent Wolves of Winter force because she can protect the squishy Greylords and Doom Reavers. The Greylords can also extend the cloudwall by up to another (unnecessary) 33", though their clouds lack the staying power and utility of Zerkova's, as they must be centered on a model and disappear once the model is removed. Still, it can be fun to drop a cloudwall across the entire table.

Doom Reavers can't be targeted by spells, but Zerkova doesn't really want to cast any spells on her army anyways. Freezing Mist brings additional utility to the theme because the infantry is all DEF 13. And while DEF 13 isn't great, it's significantly improved by your enemy having -2 to all their attack rolls.

Legion of Steel
She can also run a pretty decent Legion of Steel force because she can keep the Iron Fangs safe from shooting while they get up the table. They might even be able to run for an extra turn, safe behind the clouds Zerkova pops out. With CMA and Ragman they hit decently hard, and Zerkova can bring the spells to make up for the theme's inability to get magic weapons. She also has the focus to fuel a couple gun jacks, making up for the theme's complete lack of ranged attacks.

Jaws of the Wolf and Winter Guard Kommand
These two are rather weaker for Zerkova in terms of synergies.

Jaws of the Wolf brings independent infantry, but they don't hit particularly hard. The jacks that the theme is centered around demand Zerkova's focus to perform, keeping her great spells off the table, and they don't need the protection of her feat as strongly as infantry. The infantry in the theme dont really need caster buffs to workz but they dont hit that hard by themselves. That said, there's probably a list that could be made by off loading the jacks onto Forge Seers, Malakov1, and/or Sorscha0.

Winter Guard Kommand brings cheap, cheap bodies and some good guns (CRAs and Rocketeers) and Zerkova can be very hard to kill in this theme between Sacrificial Pawn and Sacred Ward. But there is rarely any way for her to protect the numerous Winter Guard, and she neither helps them hit nor helps them damage. She also doesn't run jacks very well. This theme might be worth trying, again using Malakov1 and Sorscha0 to run fast heavies into your opponent while Zerkova protects the juniors and the Rocketeers against the enemy guns.

Battlegroup[edit]

As mentioned, it is kind of hard to offer an army to her. Power Up, and a good amount of FOCUS seemingly allows you to run an extensive battelgroup, but the lack of support limits her to self-sufficient jacks.

  • Juggernaut is a plain and simple wrecking machine. Remember that Watcher boosts the attack roll, making it likely to freeze an assassination attempt in it's tracks, even if the attacker survives the boosted damage.
  • Rager - a shield guard is always nice, if the enemy tries to kill you from afar during your feat
  • Mad Dog - usually content with the Power Up focus
  • Behemoth - all casters from the motherland love Big B, and enemies in her feat zone will rarely be able to run away from its templates.
  • Conquest - its Creeping Barrage under your feat can be a powerful area denial tool for softer targets.

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Other Khador models[edit]

Khador Logo.jpg       Khador Index       (Edit)            
Battlegroup & Similar
Warcasters

Butcher1 - Butcher2 - Butcher3 - Harkevich - Irusk1 - Irusk2 - Karchev - Kozlov - Malakov2 - Old Witch1 - Old Witch2 - Sorscha1 - Sorscha2 - Sorscha3 - Strakhov1 - Strakhov2 - Vlad1 - Vlad2 - Vlad3 - Zerkova1 - Zerkova2

Warcaster attachments

Khador: War Dog - Greylord Adjunct
Mercenary: Madelyn Corbeau - Reinholdt - Wyshnalyrr

Other Warjack Controllers

"Junior" Warcasters: Malakov1 - Sorscha0
'Jack Marshals: Man-o-War Kovnik - Greylord Forge Seer

Heavy Warjacks Berserker - Decimator - Demolisher - Destroyer - Devastator - Grolar - Juggernaut - Kodiak - Mad Dog - Marauder - Rager - Spriggan
Beast-09 - Behemoth - Black Ivan - Drago - Ruin - Torch
Colossal Conquest - Victor
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Assault Kommandos - Battle Mechaniks - Black Dragons - Doom Reaver Swordsmen - Greylord Outriders - Greylord Ternion - Iron Fang Pikemen - Iron Fang Uhlans - Kayazy Assassins - Kayazy Eliminators - Kossite Woodsmen - MOW Bombardiers - MOW Demolition Corps - MOW Shocktroopers - Widowmaker Scouts - WG Field Gun - WG Infantry - WG Mortar Crew - WG Rifle Corps
Great Bears of the Gallowswood - MOW Atanas & Standard
Ranking Officer CA : Koldun Kapitan Valachev
Solos

Greylord Adjunct - Greylord Forge Seer - Iron Fang Kovnik - Koldun Lord - MOW Drakhun - MOW Kovnik - MOW Strike Tanker - MOW Suppresion Tanker - Manhunter - War Dog - Widowmaker Marksman - WG Artillery Kapitan
Fenris - Jozef - Malakov1 - Markov - Sofya - Sorscha0 - Yuri

Battle Engines Gun Carriage - Man-o-War Siege Chariot - Man-o-War Assault Chariot
Theme Forces
Armored Corps - Jaws of the Wolf - Legion of Steel - Winter Guard Kommand - Wolves of Winter
Mercenaries
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Khador Mercenary
This index was last updated: 2019.01

Video Battle Reports[edit]

Rules Clarifications[edit]

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Rules Clarification : Feat : Howling Wind

  • If a model has a special ability that reads "Instead of making a ranged attack, do [X]" (such as the Stormwall's Sustained Fire) then they can't do that, either. (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 : Grave Door      (Edit)

  • You can't use Grave Door to channel through friendly models. (Infernal Ruling)
  • You don't get to activate the model you take control of. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Once he is under your control, the meatnode is an enemy to his old army. If they're close enough, they will engage him in melee and prevent you using him as an arc node.
  • See also the Channeler rules clarifications.
Taking Control of an Enemy Model   [Show/Hide]
  • General
  • Taking control of a model means it is now friendly to you, and will immediately be engaged by it's erstwhile allies.
    • This will limit your ability to make ranged attacks.
    • If you get to make an advance with the controlled model, this can allow the original owner to take free strikes against his own model. He doesn't have to take these, of course.
  • The controlled model does not have a proper Activation, so stuff like Chain Strike won't apply.
  • You can use abilities on the controlled model, as long as they're not restricted to "during its activation" or "during its Combat Action". For example, you can use Mental Force. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Buffs and effects:
    • The controlled model counts as a "friendly model" and will benefit from any buffs that your own models are handing out (such as Mark Target), (assuming the controlled model meets the criteria for the buff).
    • If your opponent is the same faction, then the controlled model will count as a "friendly faction model" and even more buffs are potentially available (such as Veteran Leader).
    • If you have an ability that is "take control of an enemy then make an attack", and that model has an ability that triggers after making an attack (such as Death Toll), then (most) such abilities won't work. Because you must recheck the trigger conditions for Death Toll at the time of resolving it, and the friendly/enemy criteria are no longer valid.
  • Theme abilities:
    • If a model gains an ability via a Theme Force rule, and then the opponent takes it over, it keeps the theme ability. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Movement
  • You can advance a model into an area and force them to take damage (like an acid cloud, or a Razor Wall template), but they only take damage once per advance (ref Prime rulebook pg 65). Thus you cannot keep moving them micro-millimetres in and out of said area to inflict infinite damage.
  • The model is friendly while under your control, so you can't force free strikes by walking it past your own models. You can, however, walk it past your opponent's models and politely ask if they want to take free strikes against their own model.
  • Melee Attacks
  • Models with the Gunfighter advantage can make attacks as they normally would if the ability controlling them allows for basic attacks (e.g., Influence). Note that other "take control" abilities only allow for melee attacks, such as Seduction and Bone Shaker (Gunfighter attacks are ranged attacks).
  • Point Blank attacks cannot be made with temporarily controlled models, as Point Blank is only allowed 'during activation.'
  • Controlled models do not receive back strike bonuses, because you can only get that bonus during your normal activation.
  • With reference to the attack sequence (appendix A) your control of the model doesn't expire until after Step 14. So you can potentially trigger abilities like Snacking (Step 11.4).
    • As long as it's not limited to "during combat action" or "during activation".
  • Destroying the Controlled model
    If the model is destroyed or RFP'd while under your control (for instance you walked it into a hazard), this has two consequences:
  1. It is considered to be under your control at the moment it is taken off the table:
    • Your opponent can't reave fury off a warbeast destroyed this way, because it is an enemy warbeast when it is taken off the table.
    • Your opponent can't trigger stuff that depends on a "Friendly model" being destroyed (such as Righteous Vengeance).
    • You can't trigger stuff that depends on an "Enemy model" being destroyed (such as Cull Soul).
  2. It returns to the original owner once it's off the table:
    • Your opponent can use Spirit Bond to get fury from the dead warbeast.
    • Your opponent can use Return To Play abilities to get it back on the table (assuming it wasn't RFP'd).
  • Taking control of an enemy Trooper (member of a unit)
  • A trooper you take control of becomes an independent model. Thus:
    • It will not benefit from any bonuses that it gets from its comrades (such as Gang, Shield Wall, etc).
    • It will not benefit from any bonuses that rely on the trooper being "in formation" (such as Granted and Tactics abilities).
    • Spells on a unit are considered to be on the "unit", not on the "models that make up the unit". So a controlled trooper will not benefit from any spells on the unit.
    • If you take control of the last survivor of a unit then the "unit" ceases to exist for the duration of the control. This means that any spells on the "unit" will expire. Woo, free dispel!


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Rules Clarification:  : Warcaster      (Edit)
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  • General
    • Damage from a feat is neither an attack nor Damage Type: Magical (unless the feat says it is).
    • FOCUS (uppercase) is the stat printed on the warcaster's card. Focus (lowercase) refers to focus points a model currently has.
    • Your CTRL area is double your FOCUS stat, not double your focus 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 warcasters 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 Warcaster rules.
    • Work out all damage modifiers (such as Decapitation doubling the damage that exceeds ARM) before reducing it with the Power Field. (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.

Rules Clarification : Cold - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Pathfinder      (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Arcane Artifacts - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Focus Sphere - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Lens of Tarvodh      (Edit)

  • The Lens does not give extra range to spells with a RNG of SELF, SPRAY, or CTRL.
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Rules Clarification : True Sight      (Edit)

  • You only ignore clouds for LOS. Models can still get the concealment bonus, trigger Prowl, etc from clouds. (Infernal Ruling)
  • A model that ignores Stealth must ignore both aspects: both (1) the auto-missing, and (2) the 'not counting as an intervening model' parts.
    • This can have some strange interactions with casters & channelers, if one has True Sight and one does not. There are examples on the Category:Channeler page.
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Rules Clarification : Sacred Ward and/or Spell Ward     (Edit)

  • Sacred/Spell Warded models can still be affected by spells. For instance, CTRL area spells, AOE that deviate, and/or sprays that target a nearby non-warded model.


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Rules Clarification : Freezing Mist      (Edit)

  • The penalty applies to both friendlies and enemies.
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Rules Clarification : Frost Hammer      (Edit)

  • Remember, stationary only prevents what it says it does. Refer the recap on stationary for what models can/can't do.
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Rules Clarification : Ghost Walk      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Ghostly      (Edit)

  • Ghostly doesn't let you move through other models, just terrain.
  • Ghostly doesn't let you ignore damage from hazardous terrain. (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Hex Blast      (Edit)

  • If you miss and deviate onto a different target, no upkeeps or animi expire. You need a direct hit.
  • Anti-Upkeep vs a unit (Edit)
    • If an upkeep is on a unit, then all you need to do is make it expire off any member of the unit and the spell will expire from the entire unit.
    • It doesn't matter if the target is in formation or not. (Locked thread)
    • However, if an upkeep is on a single model within a unit (such as Scything Touch) then you need to dispel it off that particular model to make it dispel. (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Watcher and/or Guardian Beast and/or Dark Sentinel     (Edit)

  • A Colossal/Gargantuan cannot benefit from the movement, but they do get to make an attack. One is not conditional on the other. (Locked thread)
  • Guardian Beast is being errata'd to include the words "you can choose", same as Watcher. (Infernal Ruling)
  • If you choose not to use it the first time it is triggered, you can save it for when it next gets triggered. It's not a "use it or lose it" ability.
  • Dark Sentinel only