- 1 Tyrant Xerxis
- 2 Analysis of Tyrant Xerxis
- 3 Other
Weapons and Attacks
2* Pillar OF Halaak Long ranged and hard hitting
- Damage Type: Magical - This weapon can damage incorporeal models.
- Combo Smite (★ Attack) - Model hit is slammed. The slam damage roll has 2xPOW added, but collateral damage has no POW added.
- 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.
- Battle Plan - Once per activation, at any time, this model can issue one of the battle plans listed below:
- 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".
- Tactician (Faction Warrior) - While in this model's CMD range, friendly Faction Warriors can see and move through each other freely.
Feat: Total Annihilation
Extra dice on melee damage rolls for Skorne models. While base to base with another Skorne model both gain an ARM buff.
- Defender's Ward - A medium cost upkeep spell that grants a friendly faction model/unit a DEF & ARM buff.
- Lurch - Spend 1-3 FURY to move nearby target Friendly Faction battlegroup warbeast that far.
- Tactical Supremacy - Low cost upkeep spell which grants target friendly faction model/unit Reposition. (Reposition - At the end of an activation in which it did not run or fail a charge, this model can advance up to its stated value, then its activation ends.)
Analysis of Tyrant Xerxis
Tyrant Xerxis in a nutshell
Xerxis leads his troops into hitting hard in melee. Whatever the enemy brings his infantry can wreck; the only thing he does for warbeasts is Lurch which kinda sucks but is better than nothing.
Common army selection
- Cataphract Cetrati - Defender's Ward, the Agonizer, a Mortitheurge Willbreaker, Tyrant Vorkesh and his feat make them almost unkillable. And Press forward and Tactical Supremacy getting up the board fast.
- Praetorian Karax - the cheaper rival, Karax still get a turn of bouncing everything
- Immortals - an incorporeal immortal charge hits amazingly hard, and Tactical Supremacy can make them more mobile especially if Vengeance triggers.
- Nihilators And talking of hard-hitting infantry to wreck things with...
- Tiberion - his personal warbeast is a complete wrecker with Overtake as a bond.
- Wrong Eye & Snapjaw can stack their Star Crossed Def buff with Defender's Ward, and Xerxis struggles to support a big battlegroup with his poor Fury stat.
- Praetorian Ferox - Have very solid Def and Arm for Defender's Ward to push to the next level. With Leap & Pounce, or Charging, or CMA's, they can hit almost any Def you need them too, while Xerxis makes sure they hit very hard with his feat or battle plan.
- Venator Slingers - They can fire through your soldiers, and can fix their MAT problem with Flare.
Drawbacks and Downsides
- He's medium based so hard to screen.
- He does nothing to help with accuracy.
Tricks and Tactics
Changes from Mk2
He lost Inhospitable Ground for Rift and Fury for Stir the Blood and Tactical Supremacy. More importantly he lost his Cataphract-centric theme force.