Earthborn Dire Troll

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Trollblood Dire Troll Heavy Warbeast

Earthborn dire trolls are the ultimate expression of troll adaptability. They possess a link to the wilderness and to Dhunia herself, for their bodies change to draw strength from the environment. Amid rocks and boulders their skin hardens to become like angled stone, while water lets them avoid attacks with fluid ease. Even their fists change to mimic the strength of the mightiest beasts and warjacks they face.

Basic Info[edit]

Earthborn Dire Troll
Base Size Large
Points Cost 15
DEF 12
ARM 18
Damage Boxes 32

Weapons & Equipment[edit]

  • Claw x2 - 1" Melee weapon. POW 15.

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Heavy Warbeast
  • Immunity: All Elements - Immune to cold, corrosion, electricity, and fire.
  • 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.
  • Elemental Communion - Gain a+2 DEF buff when within 2" of shallow water, an +2 ARM buff when within 2" of an obstacle/obstruction, and a +2 SPD buff when activating when within 2" of rough terrain.
  • Regeneration [d3] - This model may be forced to heal d3 damage boxes, once per activation. It can't run in the same activation.
  • Snacking - If this model boxes a living model with an attack it may optionally remove it from play and heal d3 damage points.


  • Earth's Blessing - Cost 1, self animus - Cannot be pushed, knocked down, made stationary, or moved with a slam. Lasts 1 round.

Analysis of the Earthborn Dire Troll[edit]

The Earthborn Dire Troll in a nutshell[edit]

Very pillow fisted, but cheap, tough, and mobile. Especially mobile.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • Dire Troll Mauler - it needs the damage buff because it hits like a ranged warbeast.
  • Sea King - Good target for the animus the Earthborn has pathfinder and will get +2 speed could catch an opponent off guard.

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • It costs as much as a Dire Troll Mauler but does nothing like the work of one. The Earthborn is never ever going to be your first pick when compared to the Mauler. Ever. But if you have a damage buff already it's worth thinking about.

Tricks and Tactics[edit]

  • Send it through the worst terrain you can find.

Changes from Mk2[edit]

The Earthborn had 25% cut off its cost. But in return it lost almost all its hitting power, it no longer hands out ARM buffs via its animus (which used to give other models Elemental Communion) and lost a little fury.


Theme Forces[edit]


Trollbloods - Faction models (Edit)

Warlocks etc.
Warlocks Borka1 - Borka2 - Calandra - Gunnbjorn - Grim1 - Grim2 - Grissel1 - Grissel2 - Doomshaper1 - Doomshaper2 - Doomshaper3 - Horgle2 - Jarl - Madrak1 - Madrak2 - Madrak3 - Ragnor
Warlock attachments Trollkin Runebearer
Lesser Warlock Horgle Ironstrike
Light warbeasts Night Troll - Pyre Troll - Slag Troll - Storm Troll - Swamp Troll - Troll Axer - Troll Bouncer - Troll Impaler - Winter Troll
Heavy warbeasts Dire Troll Blitzer - Dire Troll Bomber - 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 - Fire Eaters - Pummeler Crew - Pyg Burrowers - Pyg Bushwhackers - Scattergunners - Thumper Crew - Champions - Fennblades - Highwaymen - Long Riders - Runeshapers - Scouts - Sluggers - Warders

Special WA: Trollkin Sorcerer
Sons of Bragg

Solos Fell Caller Hero - Fennblade Kithkar - Northkin Shaman - Stone Scribe Chronicler - Troll Whelps - Trollkin Champion Hero - Trollkin Skinner

Braylen Wanderheart - Horgle Ironstrike - Horthol - Janissa Stonetide

Battle Engines War Wagon
Trollblood - Minion models (Edit)
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Warlocks etc.
Warlocks Bloody Barnabas - Calaban - Helga - Jaga-Jaga - Lord Carver - Maelok - Midas - Rask - Sturm & Drang

Requires a 2+ warlock game

Other Controllers Lesser Warlocks: Brun & Lug - Dahlia & Skarath - Rorsh & Brine - Wrongeye & Snapjaw

'Jack Marshals: Raluk Moorclaw

Warjacks & Warbeasts The minion battlegroup members you can include in a Trollblood army depends entirely on what type of model 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 minions it can control.
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Bog Trog Ambushers - Croak Raiders - Bone Grinders - Brigands - Commandos - Razorback Crew - Slaughterhousers - Bokur & Swamp Shamblers - Gatorman Posse - Gobber Bellows

Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Lynus & Edrea -

Solos Mist Speaker - Bog Trog Trawler - Croak Hunter - Efaarit Scouts - Feralgeist - Witch Doctor - Gobber Tinker - Gremlin Swarm - Ogrun Bokur - Gobber Chef - Thrullg - Totem Hunter

Alten Ashley - Brun & Lug - Dahlia & Skarath - Gudrun - Hutchuk - Lanyssa - Maximus - Raluk - Rorsh & Brine - Saxon - Victor Pendrake - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines Meat Thresher
Trollbloods - Theme Forces (Edit)
Band of Heroes - Power of Dhunia