Madrak Ironhide, World Ender

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Trollblood Trollkin Warlock

Madrak knew that the cursed weapon Rathrok would destroy him, but he willingly took it up to save his people. Now the ancient axe threatens to overwhelm him. Though it wins Madrak victory after victory, Rathrok's grim power condemns those the chieftain would save. Madrak sees no other hope for his people's survival, however, even though those he protects have come to call Madrak the "World Ender".

Basic Info[edit]

Madrak Ironhide, World Ender
Base Size Medium
Warbeast Points +28
DEF 14
ARM 17
HP 18

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Thrown Rathrok - 8" RNG, POW 15 ranged weapon
  • Rathrok - 2" RNG, P+S 15 melee weapon

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Warlock - All warlocks come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome.
  • 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.
  • Field Marshal [Relentless Charge] - Warbeasts/warjacks in this model's battlegroup gain Relentless Charge.
  • Grim Salvation - If this model is hit by a basic attack, it can redirect the hit to a nearby friendly warrior.
  • Relentless Charge - While advancing as part of a charge, this model gains Pathfinder.


Target friendly Faction warrior model/unit gains an additional die on melee damage rolls but suffer -2 DEF.
  • Eruption - Cost 3, 8" range, 3" AOE, POW 14
Causes Fire Damage. Also, the AOE is a cloud effect and a hazard that remains in play for one round. Models entering/ending their activation in the AOE take an unboostable POW 14 fire damage roll.
Each time a friendly Faction model in the caster's control range destroys one or more enemy models with an attack during their activations, a warbeast in the caster's battlegroup and in control range may advance up to 3". Each warbeast can only move once per turn.

Feat: Desperate Hour[edit]

Friendly faction non-warlock models in his control area gain Overtake and Berserk.(Overtake - When this model destroys one or more enemy models with a basic melee attack during its Combat Action, after the attack is resolved it can immediately advance up to 1". 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.)

Analysis of Madrak Ironhide, World Ender[edit]

Madrak Ironhide, World Ender in a nutshell[edit]

Madrak Ironhide, World Ender is considered one of the Trollbloods best warlocks - and one of the best infantry warlocks in the game. He helps his troops and is possibly the only troll warlock with a good infantry damage buff. Without the ability to keep moving on feat turn he's no longer as crushingly powerful as he was, but is still more than solid.

Common army selection[edit]

  • Faction models with RNG 2 melee weapons are typically preferred to aid with the Desperate Hour annihilation.
  • Trollkin Fennblades - They have a long reach and can make quite a mess under Blood Fury.
  • Fell Caller Hero - A to hit buff makes his feat much scarier.
  • Trollkin Warders - Have reach and can keep shooting away from any warlock who plays forward.
  • Troll Bouncer - A solid warbeast at the best of times, he can become a holy terror under the feat.
  • Troll Axer - Can bolster the already impressive threat range of Madrak's beasts.
  • Dire Troll Bomber and Stone Scribe Elder - Can bring his Thrown Rathrok to a more respectable range and slightly better P+S.

Of course if you're going for an all-comers list you need hard hitting infantry.

Madrak Ironhide, World Ender and theme forces[edit]

If you look above every choice on the table appears in Band of Heroes. There's a reason for that. He's also effective in Storm of the North but that doesn't play to his strengths.

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • Can be crushingly good in beginner vs beginner games.
  • Runs far more infantry than anyone else wants - making him expensive and a pain to take as one of two lists.
  • Low fury and nothing to help him run a big battlegroup.

Tricks and Tactics[edit]

  • Do not use his feat for the Alpha Strike - the infantry's normally too spread out for it to help. Instead use it the next turn to crush the enemy.
  • Spell cycle for all you are worth - start with Blood Fury on one unit, have it charge in, then cast it on another before it charges in.

Changes from Mk2[edit]

Errata: His feat no longer affects him so the area is limited and he can't solo an army, powering up as he goes.



Theme Forces[edit]

Other Trollbloods Models[edit]



Warlocks Borka1 - Borka2 - Calandra - Gunnbjorn - Grim1 - Grim2 - Grissel1 - Grissel2 - Doomshaper1 - Doomshaper2 - Doomshaper3 - Horgle2 - Jarl - Kolgrima - Madrak1 - Madrak2 - Madrak3 - Ragnor
Warlock attachments Trollkin Runebearer
Lesser Warlock Horgle1
Light warbeasts Ice Troll - Night Troll - Pyre Troll - Slag Troll - Storm Troll - Swamp Troll - Troll Axer - Troll Basher - Troll Bouncer - Troll Impaler - Winter Troll
Heavy warbeasts Dire Troll Blitzer - Dire Troll Bomber - Dire Troll Brawler - 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 - NK Bears - NK Fire Eaters - NK Raiders - Pummeler Crew - Pyg Burrowers - Pyg Bushwhackers - Pyg Lookouts - 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 - Horgle1 - Horthol - Janissa Stonetide - Valka Curseborn
Battle Engines Hearthgut Hooch Hauler - War Wagon
Theme Forces
Band of Heroes - Kriel Company - Power of Dhunia - Storm of the North
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Minion Battlegroups
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.
Minion 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

Agata, Queen of Carnage - Alten Ashley - Brun & Lug - Dahlia & Skarath - Eilish Garrity - Gudrun - Hutchuk - Lanyssa - Maximus - Raluk - Rorsh & Brine - Saxon - Victor Pendrake - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines Meat Thresher