Manticore

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Retribution Shyeel Heavy Warjack

House Shyeel has brought the power of its formidable myrmidons to the Retribution, fighting machines enhanced by sophisticated arcanika systems. The Manticore is equally as formidable in melee or at range, thanks to kinetically augmented attacks and its Cyclone Cannon.

Basic Info[edit]

Manticore
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SPD Above Average
STR Average
MAT Average
RAT Average
DEF Above Average
ARM Average
Relative HP Average
Relative Cost Below Average

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Cyclone Cannon - Ranged weapon, Moderate range, Moderate POW, Variable ROF
    • Damage Type: Magical - This weapon can damage incorporeal models.
    • Covering Fire (★ Action) - Instead of doing a normal attack, this weapon can place a template that causes damage to any model that enters or ends its activation within the template.
  • Saber Fist x2 - Melee weapon, Short range, Moderate P+S.

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Warjack - All warjacks share the same set of special rules. Most notably being big and stompy.
  • Construct - This model is a construct and is not a living model.
  • Field Dependent - If this model's Generator is crippled, it loses Force Generator and can't attack with the Cyclone Cannon or use Covering Fire.
  • Force Generator - This model can spend a focus to gain a significant boost to its STR.

Thoughts on Manticore[edit]

Comparison to Mk2[edit]

  • Cyclone Cannon ROF was changed from 3 to variable
  • Lost Combo Strike
  • Slightly less expensive compared to it's Mk2 version
  • Covering Fire changed from a AoE to a wall template

Manticore in a nutshell[edit]

The Manticore's Cyclone Cannon can be used while closing the gap with the enemy. Being able to shoot down incoming troops or lay down covering fire to protect against them gives it utility. It's Force Generator ability can give it the damage potential it needs to take down enemy jacks.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • Since he has a low amount of attacks and already has great P+S, the manticore scales better off free charges and additional attacks (like Cleave or anciliary attack) than off additional P+S bonuses like Scything touch.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • While it sport impressive melee P+S, the focus cost of the imprint mean he don't do a lot of attacks, and consequently he tend to do rather less damage than what one could expect. Don't be lured into thinking he can one-round other heavies easily.
  • losing either the cortex or the force generator system will heavily cripple his melee ability.

Tricks & Tips[edit]

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Theme Forces this is a member of[edit]

Other Retribution models[edit]

Retribution of Scyrah - Faction models (Edit)
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Warcasters etc.
Warcasters Rahn1 - Vyros1 - Vyros2 - Elara2 - Garryth1 - Issyria1 - Kaelyssa1 - Ossyan1 - Ravyn1 - Thyron1 - Helynna1
Warcaster attachments Sylys Wyshnalyrr (Retribution) - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary)
Other Controllers Elara1 (BGC)
Light warjacks Aspis - Chimera - Gorgon - Griffon
Moros
Heavy warjacks Banshee - Daemon - Hydra - Manticore - Phoenix - Sphinx
Discordia - Hypnos - Imperatus
Colossal Hyperion - Helios
 
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Destors - Invictors - Sentinels - Heavy Rifle Team - Swordsmen - Battle Mages - Electromancers - Halberdiers - Riflemen - Infiltrators - Strike Force Stormfall Archers
Nyss Hunters
Special: Eiryss3 (CA) - Soulless Escort (WA)
Solos Arcanist Mechanik - Destor Thane - Sentinel Scyir - Ghost Sniper - Artificer - Magister - Houseguard Thane - Lys Healer - Assassin - Soulless Voidtracer
Eirrys1 - Eiryss2 - Elara1 - Issyen - Narn - Nayl
Battle Engines Arcantrik Force Generator


Retibution of Scyrah - Mercenary/Minion models (Edit)
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Units Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
Solos Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath - Lanyssa Ryssyl, Nyss Sorceress - Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan


Rules Clarifications[edit]

Rules Clarification : Warjack      (Edit)

  • Please refer to the Warjack page for a recap of the warjack rules, and the very few associated Infernal Rulings.

Rules Clarification : Construct - None yet. (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Force Generator      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Covering Fire      (Edit)

  • Covering Fire templates do not inherit the Damage Type(s) of the weapon that put it into play.
    • Note, some models specify what Damage Type the template does (such as the Manticore). In other words, the rules text for Covering Fires are not all exactly the same on all cards.
  • Hazard Templates (Edit)
    • A model which is "placed" also counts as "entering" an area, so the hazard will damage any one who teleports/spawns into it, too.
    • If two hazard templates are overlapping, a model that enters them will take two points of damage.
    • Damage from a hazard is not from an attack (so won't trigger stuff like Vengeance).
    • Damage from a hazard is not considered to be from the weapon/spell that originally put it into play (so it doesn't gain the Damage Type or any other special rules of the weapon/spell).

Rules Clarification : Field Dependent      (Edit)

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