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Warbeast - All warbeasts share a huge stack of special rules. The short version is they're big, furious, and beat stuff up pretty good. Edit description

Rules Clarification : Warbeast      (Edit)

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

All warbeasts share the following special rules:

  • Controlled - This model must start the game either in a warlock's or lesser warlock's battlegroup . (This rule isn't listed under the Warbeast section of the rulebook, but instead under the "Building Your Army" section). If its warlock dies, it suffers severe penalties.
  • Forcing - Warbeast don't gain focus, like warjacks. Instead, if they are within the control range (but not necessarily Line of Sight) of their battlegroup commander with the Fury Manipulation rule, they can be forced. By forcing a warbeast, it gains fury points, up to its maximum number of FURY stat. If forcing would cause the warbeast to exceed that number, it cannot be forced. In the Control phase warlocks can leech the fury from warbeasts under their control in their command range. Any warbeast, that has fury remaining on it after that, must take a Threshold check. Roll 2D6 and add the number of Fury on the warbeast. Compare it with the beast's Threshold value. If equal to, or above the value you rolled, all is well. If lower, then the warbeast frenzies. It immediately activates, automatically shakes down shakeable effects, and those, which would cause to give up its movement or action. Then, it immediately charges the nearest model in LOS, friend or foe, then attacks it with its strongest melee attack in range of the target, with boosted attack rolls (and if the range is enough, boosted damage as well). It can then throw down any number of Fury points, then its activation ends. It cannot do anything else, like casting animus, or buying extra attacks.
  • Reaving - if a warbeast is being destroyed, or RFP in its warlock's control range, the warlock can reave the fury points currently on the dead warbeast, and add it to his/her fury points, up to his/her FURY stat. It cannot be done, if the beast was destroyed /RFPd due to transfer, or friendly attack.
  • Spirit Bond - after each destroyed, or RFP warbeast on medium or larger base, its controller gets one Fury in the control phase after leeching.
  • Transferring Damage - when a battlegroup commander would suffer damage, it can spend 1 point of damage to transfer this damage to a warbeast in his/her battlegroup. Any extra damage points beyond the beast's remaining damage boxes remains on the warlock, and can't be transferred again. The warbeast upon which the damage has been transferred, gains a fury. It can't be selected as transfer target, if it would cause it to exceed its FURY stat.
  • Life Spiral - This model has a life spiral with 6 branches, and damage is randomly assigned to a branch, using a d6. The life spiral includes 3 aspects, each aspecit consisting of 2 branches. When an aspect becomes crippled, the wearbeast suffers negative effect(s) related to that aspect. If 1 or more damage points in a given aspect is removed, the aspect is functional again.
    • Crippled Body - Warbeast rolls one fewer die on damage rolls.
    • Crippled Mind - Warbeast rolls one fewer die on attack rolls, and cannot make chain attacks, power attacks or special attacks.
    • Crippled Spirit - Warbeast cannot be forced.
  • Forced: Additional Attack - This model can be forced to make an extra basic melee attack.
  • Forced: Boost - This model can be forced to gain a die on an attack roll or a damage roll.
  • Forced: Shake - This model can be forced to shake Knockdown and/or Stationary during the maintenance phase.
  • Forced: Run / Charge - This model must be forced to run or charge during its normal movement. This doesn't apply to non-normal movement (such as Countercharge) though.
  • Forced: Power Attack - This model canbe forced to make a Power Attack on turns it didn't charge.
    • Slam - Kind of like a charge, but if the attack hits then the target gets slammed away, takes damage, and is knocked down. It can also strike other models and cause collateral damage to them and knock them down.
    • Head-butt - If the attack hits, it knocks the target down and does a bit of damage.
    • Trample (Heavy warjacks & colossals only) - Warjack can move over small based models, and gets to make an attack against each model it moves over.
    • Throw (Requires an Open Fist) - If the attack hits, and you beat their strength check, then throw them directly away + scatter.
    • Power Strike (Colossals only) - Like a slam, but there is need for a run up first.
    • Sweep (Colossals only) - Makes a melee attack vs every model in one of its firing arcs. Useful vs swarms of infantry, useless otherwise.
    • Forced: Animus - warbeasts have their native, primal power, called animus. They can be forced to cast that animus, counting as casting a spell in every regard. As long as they're alive, and within their controller's control range, the animus is added to the controlelr's spell list as his/her own.
    • Forced: Rile - A warbeast can be riled in its activation with the sole purpose of gaining Fury up to its FURY stat. This can be made even if the beast ran


This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.