Troll Impaler

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Trollblood Light Warbeast

Pitching enormous spears with bone-crushing force, impalers are the living ballistae of the trolls. Each carries a quiver of massive wood-and-iron projectiles bearing only the most basic resemblance to the puny twigs smaller races call spears. These savage implements obliterate men and knock even the greatest beasts off their feet.

Basic Info[edit]

Troll Impaler
Troll Impaler
SPD Average
STR Average
MAT Average
RAT Average
DEF Average
ARM Average
Relative HP Average
Relative Cost Above Average

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Thrown Spear - Average range, same POW as the Battle Spear.
    • Critical Smite - On a critical hit the target may be slammed. POW is included in slam damage, but not collateral damage.
    • Thrown - This weapon is thrown by muscle power. Add STR modifiers to its damage.
  • Battle Spear - Average P+S melee weapon.

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Light Warbeast - This is a light warbeast and on a medium base. As such it has fury, gives fury when it dies, and can power attack where appropriate (but not trample).
  • Regeneration - This model may be forced to heal a few damage boxes, once per turn.
  • Set Defense - Charge attacks, slam attacks, and impact attacks versus this model suffer a to-hit penalty.

Animus[edit]

  • Far Strike - Low cost, range SELF animus. Spellcaster gains Snipe on its ranged weapons for one turn. (Snipe - This attack gains +4 RNG)

Thoughts on Troll Impaler[edit]

Troll Impaler in a nutshell[edit]

The Troll Impaler is a troll that throws spears at people and is very expensive for a light.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • The Impaler is a nice self-supporting shooter.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • Ranged knockdown just gets shaken by beasts or jacks and is overkill against infantry.
  • Its weaponry suffers the same sort of problem. Murdering infantry and not doing much to harder targets.
  • The overwhelming consensus if you want a beast in this role is to go for the excellent Dire Troll Bomber

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Try to line up the slams.

Comparison to Mk2[edit]

Far Strike no longer buffs other models, so the impaler is not so useful as it once was. Especially as the Bomber can now far strike itself.

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Placeholder.

Theme Forces this is a member of[edit]

Other faction models[edit]

Trollbloods - Faction models (Edit)
TrollbloodLogo.jpg

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)
Minion Trollblood.jpg
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
Trollblood - Theme Forces (Edit)
Band of Heroes - Power of Dhunia


Rules Clarifications[edit]

Rules Clarification : Open Fist      (Edit)

  • Refer to the Rules Clarifications on Throw.
  • When you make a Throw Power Attack, no other abilities of the Fist weapon (such as Chain Strike) are applied unless they specifically mention Throws.