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|Warjack - All warjacks share the same set of special rules. Most notably being big and stompy.||Edit description|
Standard Special Rules
All warjacks share the following special rules:
- "Controlled" - This model must start the game either in a warcaster's battlegroup or marshalled by a Jack Marshal. (This rule isn't listed under the "Warjack" section of the rulebook, but instead under the "Building Your Army" section)
- If its warcaster dies, it suffers severe penalties.
- If its marshal dies, it suffers moderate penalties.
- Cortex - Warjacks can gain focus. They can never have more than 3 focus. They can only spend it during their own activation.
- Damage Grid - This model has a damage grid with 6 columns, and damage is randomly assigned to a column using a d6. The damage gird includes the armoured hull (blank boxes) and various systems (marked with a letter). When a system becomes crippled, the warjack suffers negative effect(s) related to that system.
- (A) Crippled Arc Node - Warjack loses the Arc Node advantage.
- (C) Crippled Cortex - Loses all focus it currently has, can't regain focus, and can't spend focus.
- (M) Crippled Movement - Warjack can't run, charge, slam, or trample; and its base DEF is severely reduced.
- (L) Crippled Left Arm, (R) Right Arm, or (H) Head - Weapons mounted in the Left Arm position roll less dice for attacks. Also, shields & bucklers mounted there don't work.
- (G) Crippled Generator - Warjack cannot spend focus to heal its forcefield. Also, most of the time its special abilities/weapons will stop working.
- (S) Crippled [Special] - Some Warjacks have special systems. The effects of being crippled will be detailed on their card.
- Focus: Additional Attack - This model can spend a focus to make an extra basic melee attack.
- Focus: Boost - This model can spend a focus to gain a die on an attack roll or a damage roll.
- Focus: Shake - This model can spend a focus to shake Knockdown and/or Stationary during the maintenance phase.
- Focus: Run / Charge - This model must spend a focus before it can run or charge during its normal movement.
- This doesn't apply to non-normal movement (such as Countercharge) though.
- Focus: Power Attack - This model can spend a focus 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.
- Colossals - Colossals are warjacks, but much bigger. They have several more "standard special rules"
- Category: Warjack
- Category: Vector
- As per the Cortex/Induction rule, a warjack cannot have more than 3 focus at any time (or 4 if they're really special).
- Many abilities give out focus like candy and don't state an upper limit (such as Convection and Empower). Despite this, they are always "hard-limited" by the general rule above.
- A warjack can have more than 3 focus during a turn, though. For instance, a knocked down warjack can Power Up and be Allocated 2 focus, then spend 1 to shake knockdown, then another model could Empower it back up to 3.
A Warjack by any other name
Mk3 no longer has fancy names for warjacks, but prior to that certain factions "renamed" their warjack types:
- Retribution Warjacks were referred to as Myrmidions.
- Cryx Light Warjacks were referred to as Bonejacks.
- Cryx Heavy Warjacks were referred to as Helljacks.
Things which are sort of like Warjacks
- Warbeast - The Hordes equivalent to a Warjack, a Warbeast is controlled by a Warlock.
- Monstrosity - Available to Cephalyx Warcasters, a Monstrosity uses a lot of the same rules as a Warjack, but it's not one. Not really at all.
- Vector - Available to Convergence Warcasters, a Vector is officially a warjack and uses a lot of the same rules as a Warjack, but it's slightly different.