Doom Reaver Swordsmen

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Doom Reaver Swordsmen

Khador Doom Reaver Unit

The Doom Reavers are convicts chained to infamous Orgoth weapons, the gibbering Fellblades. These swords whisper constantly to their wielders, turning them from ordinary crooks into insatiable engines of destruction. Doom Reavers terrorize the battlefield and mow through enemy models like weed whackers through grass.

Greylord Escort - Command Attachment

Only the most courageous of Greylords are chosen to accompany the barbarous Doom Reavers into battle. These escorts are invariably experts in the field of Orgoth studies as well as formidable arcanists. Moving amidst the Doom Reavers like a handler of vicious beasts, the Greylord carries a staff of Orgoth origin. His will is exerted through this dark artifact, restraining the Doomreavers from murdering one another when they rip into the enemy. He channels that rage to provide a necromantic imperviousness to the effects of injuries. Gaping wounds close of their own accord as the Orgoth weapons chatter obscenely amongst themselves.

Basic Info[edit]

Doom Reaver Swordsmen
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DEF 13
ARM 14
HP 1

Greylord Escort
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MA 7
DEF 13
ARM 13
HP 5
Unit Size 6
+1 for CA
Cost 13; +3 for CA
2.3 points each
See also How to Read the statblock




  • Advance Deployment - Models with advance deployment are placed after normal deployment and may be placed up to 6" further forward.
  • Tough - When this model is disabled, roll a d6. On a 5 or 6, remove 1 damage point from this model; it is no longer disabled and becomes knocked down. While knocked down this model loses Tough.
  • Berserk - When this model destroys one or more models with a melee attack during its Combat Action, immediately after the attack is resolved it must make one additional melee attack against another model in its melee range.
  • Spell Ward - This model cannot be targeted by spells.

Greylord Escort (CA)[edit]



  • Greylord - This model is a Greylord model. However, the unit remains a Doom Reaver unit.
  • Officer - This model is the unit commander even if the unit has a Leader model.
  • Advance Deployment - As above
  • Immunity: Cold - This model does not suffer cold damage.
  • Granted: Rise - While this model is still alive and in formation all of the unit gains Rise. (Rise - If this model is knocked down, at the beginning of your next Maintenance Phase it stands up for free.)
  • Granted: Silence - While this model is still alive and in formation all of the unit gains Silence. (Silence - This model doesn't have to make additional attacks due to Berserk.)
  • Magic Ability [ _ ] - This model can use its Combat Action to cast spells. Offensive spells are a (★ Attack) and friendly spells are a (★ Action).
  • Spell Ward - As above

Thoughts on Doom Reaver Swordsmen[edit]

Doom Reaver Swordsmen in a nutshell[edit]

Doom Reavers are your hammer, when it comes to striking at the enemy lines. They cannot directly be buffed by spells, but their raw damage output, plus the fact, that enemy spells will rarely harm them provide an adequate compensation.

Equally adept at damaging high ARM targets, and mulching infantry screen thanks to Berserk, they are rightully feared, even by the strongest gunlines and the best armoured brawlers. AD + Tough assures them reaching the front fast and in-tact, while their UA now mainly helps them to get the job done, even after getting knocked down by a Tough check.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • Sorcha1's feat will set up nice, stationary targets, while Fog of War helps against early shooting.
  • Vlad's incarnations can push their threats on the double.
    • Signs & Portents from Vlad1 is self-evident.
    • Vlad2 is all about his feat, and a MAT10 SPD9 Doomie is not to be taken lightly. Especially not D3+3 of them.
    • Vlad 3 can give them some extra speed and surprising attack vectors with Dash, so you can dig deep into the enemy lines, before start slicing them up. Wind Wall will also protect them from shooting, if you can place them close enough.
  • Irusk - it is impressive, what Khador's premiere infantry caster can provide the fraction's deadliest troops with. Battle Plans for pathfinder. 4+ tough under his feat with no knockdown, paired with a MAT that rivals the Butcher's. Cover and tactician from his epic incarnation, as well as solid ground for some good old Mk2-style Tough roll. And that is before counting the de-buffs for their targets.
  • Butcher 2's token gathering feat can be utterly devastating. You can accumulate it from the kills of other units, such as the Widowmakers, or you can charge in, kill a few infantry, and get the token-train going. Few thing is as scary, as a charging Doomie with boosted attack roll and 4D6 on the damage roll... Maybe only a charging Doomie with 5D6 under Butcher1's feat.
  • Saxon Orrik - They are advance deploying troops, they like to be in the front, they live to charge, and they lack Pathfinder. Since you cannot improve their mobility with spells, Saxon is a near-mandatory. Not must-have though, because you can choose...
  • Fenris - Despite the hefty price tag, he can keep pace with the running units, and handle them his relentless charge aura.
  • The usual mercenary suspects (Aiyana, Gorman, Ragman) help them to cause even greater carnage, while Eiryss2 can remove annoying DEF buffs to make their hits connect.
  • Malakov2 can use his battle plans to buff them (as they're not spells), handing out prowl or allowing one to knock down a hard target for the rest to mulch with ease.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • One of the most expensive single wound infantry unit around (costing as much as a full unit of Winter Guard Rifle Corps)
  • Average DEF and ARM without the opportunity of boosting them directly with spells. Blast damages will likely trigger a tough check.
  • Enemies rightfully fear them, placing them high on the target list.

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Just because they cannot directly be targeted by spells, doesn't mean they cannot benefit from them. Spells like Signs and Portents or Fog of War will boost Doom Reavers without actually targeting them.
  • That goes the other way around too. Watch out for chaff/flanking units, who might run up as a target for the spells, just so your Doom Reavers can be damaged by sprays / AoEs / electro leaps.
  • Watch out for RFP effects and attacks, as well as Grievous Wounds and Snipers. If the enemy has any of them, you can be sure it will target the Doom Reavers.



Theme Forces[edit]

Other Khador models[edit]

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 War Dog (Khador) - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary) - Reinholdt (Mercenary) - Wyshnalyrr (Mercenary)
Other Controllers Malakov1 (BGC) - Man-o-War Kovnik (Marshal) - Greylord Forge Seer (Marshal)
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 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 - Yuri
Battle Engines Gun Carriage - Man-o-War Siege Chariot - Man-o-War Assault Chariot
Theme Forces
Armored Korps - Jaws of the Wolf - Legion of Steel - Winter Guard Kommand - Wolves of Winter
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Mercenary Battlegroups
Warcasters Bartolo - Damiano - MacBain - Durgen - Fiona - Ossrum - Gorten - Magnus1 - Magnus2

Requires a 2+ caster game

Other Controllers Mini-casters Brun Cragback & Lug - Rorsh & Brine
Marshals Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Raluk Moorclaw - Rutger Shaw - Thor Steinhammer
Warjacks & Warbeasts The mercenary battlegroup members you can include in a Khador army depends entirely on which mercenary is commanding them. There are too many permutations to list here, please refer to one of the model entries above for full details of what it can take.
Mercenary Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units High Shields - Press Gangers - Sea Dog Deck Gun - Sea Dog Pirates - Steelhead Halberdiers - Steelhead Cavalry - Steelhead Riflemen - Tactical Arcanist Corps
Alexia1 - Croe's Cutthroats - Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Herne & Jonne - Aiyana & Holt - Lynus & Edrea
Solos Gobber Tinker - Ogrun Bokur
Alexia2 - Alten Ashley - Bradigan - Eilish Garrity - Grogspar - Brun Cragback & Lug - Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Eiryss1 - Eiryss2 - Hawk - Gorman - Gudran - Harlan - Hutchuk - Bailoch - Rockbottom - Dougal - Orin - Ragman - Raluk - Rorsh & Brine - Rutger - Saxon - Sergeant Nicolas - Stannis - Thor
Battle Engines Hammerfall Siege Crawler
Warcaster attachments Madelyn Corbeau - Reinholdt - Wyshnalyrr

Rules Clarifications[edit]

Rules Clarification : Weapon Master - None yet. (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.")

Rules Clarification : Advance Deployment - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Tough - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Berserk      (Edit)

  • Berserk grants an additional attack which by definition can only occur during your Combat Action. Therefore Berserk doesn't work on free strikes, impact attacks, etc.
  • If Berserk triggers at the same time as another "attack generating" ability (such as Black Spot), Berserk means you must make an attack. But it can be either a Berserk attack or the other one. (Infernal Ruling)
    In other words you can't say "I trigger both Berserk and Black Spot, I choose Black Spot, Black Spot is optional, so I'm not making any more attacks".
  • "Immediately" means you can't save it until later in your activation. Berserk must be resolved at step 14 of the attack sequence (refer Apdx A).
  • You cannot use "Any Time" abilities while resolving the original attack, the Berserk attack, or between the attacks. Refer Apdx A.
  • Berserk doesn't trigger during a frenzy. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Berserk will not trigger if the target uses an ability to move the damage to another model (such as a warlock transfer).
    • But it will trigger if they use an ability to move the attack to a different model (such as Grim Salvation).
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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 : Officer      (Edit)

  • Even if they're not on the Officer's card, an Officer can give (and benefit from) any non-standard orders that are on the unit's card (such as Shield Wall). Refer main rulebook.
  • When the Officer dies, the Leader model becomes the new Unit Commander (you don't get to choose).
  • But if your unit doesn't include a Leader model, then you do get to choose any of the remaining models to be the new Unit Commander. You don't swap the model, but it may be worth putting a token down so you can tell that grunt apart.

Rules Clarification : Cold - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Tactics vs Granted     (Edit)

  • Granted = The unit loses the ability as soon as the model that grants it is taken off the table.
  • Tactics = The unit keeps the ability for the entire game, regardless of who dies.
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Rules Clarification : Rise      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Tactics vs Granted     (Edit)

  • Granted = The unit loses the ability as soon as the model that grants it is taken off the table.
  • Tactics = The unit keeps the ability for the entire game, regardless of who dies.

Rules Clarification : Silence - None yet. (Edit)

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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)

Rules Clarification : Frostbite - None yet. (Edit)