SeraphonRipperdactyl Riders

Ripperdactyl Riders

In a storm of snapping, razor-sharp fangs, Ripperdactyls descend to tear apart their prey. The bloodlust of these creatures can never be sated, for in their bestial hearts lurks an endless desire to kill.
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Moonstone Warspear
Moonstone Warspear1"14+4+-1
Tearing Jaws
Tearing Jaws1"34+3+-1

Unit Size: 3 - 12      Points: 80
Battlefield Role: None


A unit of Ripperdactyl Riders has any number of models, each armed with a Moonstone Warspear.

MOUNT: This unit’s Ripperdactyls attack with their Tearing Jaws.

FLY: This unit can fly.

RIPPERDACTYL RIDER ALPHA: 1 model in this unit can be a Ripperdactyl Rider Alpha. Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of that model’s Moonstone Warspear.

BLOT TOAD: You receive 1 Blot Toad marker for each RIPPERDACTYL RIDERS unit in your army.


Toad Rage: The mere scent of a Blot Toad sends Ripperdactyls into a frenzy. It is no coincidence that these diminutive creatures seem to materialise whenever the winged beasts are near.
At the start of the combat phase, you can set up 1 Blot Toad marker next to 1 enemy unit. If you do so, you can re-roll hit rolls for attacks made with Tearing Jaws by friendly RIPPERDACTYL units that are wholly within 6" of that enemy unit. At the end of the combat phase, remove the Blot Toad marker; it cannot be used again in that battle.

Designer’s Note: Blot Toads are not units; they are markers that are used to keep track of which enemy units this ability affects and how many times you can use this ability during a battle.

Voracious Appetite: Ripperdactyls have a constant urge to feed, even in the midst of battle.
If the unmodified hit roll for an attack made with Tearing Jaws is 6, that attack scores 2 hits on the target instead of 1. Make a wound and save roll for each hit.

If the warscroll for a model says that the model can fly, it can pass across models and terrain features as if they were not there when it makes any type of move. Any vertical distance up and/or down is ignored when measuring a flying model’s move. It cannot finish the move on top of another model.

The RIPPERDACTYL RIDERS keyword is used in following Seraphon warscrolls:

Sometimes modifiers apply to characteristics or abilities. For example, a rule might add 1 to a hit roll or the Move characteristic of a model. Modifiers are cumulative. Modifiers can never reduce a dice roll to less than 1.

If a modifier applies to a random value, work out the random value first and then apply the modifier(s) to it. For example, if an ability adds 1 to a Damage characteristic of D3, the result would be worked out by rolling the D3 and adding 1 to the roll.
Making Attacks
Attacks are resolved one at a time using the following attack sequence. In some cases, you can resolve all of the attacks made by the same type of weapon at the same time (see Multiple Attacks).

1.Hit Roll: Roll a dice. If the roll equals or beats the attacking weapon’s To Hit characteristic, then it scores a hit and you must make a wound roll. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A hit roll of 1 before modification always fails to hit the target, and a hit roll of 6 before modification always hits the target.
2.Wound Roll: Roll a dice. If the roll equals or beats the attacking weapon’s To Wound characteristic, then it is successful and the opposing player must make a save roll. If not, then the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A wound roll of 1 before modification always fails, and a wound roll of 6 before modification is always successful.
3.Save Roll: The opposing player rolls a dice, modifying the roll by the attacking weapon’s Rend characteristic. For example, if a weapon has a -1 Rend characteristic, then 1 is subtracted from the save roll. If the result equals or beats the Save characteristic of the models in the target unit, the save succeeds and the attack sequence ends without causing any damage. If not, the save fails and the attack is successful, and you must determine damage on the target unit. A save roll of 1 before modification always fails.
4.Determine Damage: Each successful attack inflicts damage on the target unit equal to the Damage characteristic of the weapon making the attack. Most weapons have a Damage characteristic of 1, but some have a Damage characteristic of 2 or more.

The RIPPERDACTYL keyword is used in following Seraphon warscrolls:


The SKINK keyword is used in following Seraphon warscrolls:

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