Ossiarch Bonereapers – Arkhan the Black, Mortarch of Sacrament
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Arkhan the Black, Mortarch of Sacrament

Arkhan is a master of necromantic magic and the most trusted servant of Nagash. Roiling clouds of deathly magic swirl about the skeletal form of the Mortarch of Sacrament as he rides to war upon his dread abyssal Razarak.
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Zefet-kar
Zefet-kar1"13+3+-1D3
Khenash-an
Khenash-an2"14+3+-1D3
Ebon Claws
Ebon Claws1"4+3+-22
Spectral Claws and Daggers
Spectral Claws and Daggers1"65+4+-1
DAMAGE
Wounds SufferedMoveEbon ClawsStaff of Spirits
0-216"6+2 cast /+2 unbind or dispel
3-413"5+2 cast /+1 unbind or dispel
5-610"4+1 cast /+1 unbind or dispel
7-87"3+1 cast
9+4"2-
PITCHED BATTLE PROFILE

Unit Size: 1      Points: 360
Battlefield Role: Leader, Behemoth
Base size: 120 x 92mm
Notes: Single, Unique

DESCRIPTION

Arkhan the Black is a named character that is a single model. He is armed with Zefet-kar and Khenash-an.

MOUNT: Arkhan the Black’s dread abyssal, Razarak, attacks with its Ebon Claws.

COMPANION: Arkhan the Black is accompanied by a host of spirits that attack with their Spectral Claws and Daggers. For rules purposes, they are treated in the same manner as a mount.

FLY: Arkhan the Black can fly.

WARMASTER: If this unit is included in an Ossiarch Bonereapers army, it is treated as a general even if it is not the model picked to be the army’s general.

ABILITIES

Feaster of Souls: Arkhan feeds upon the soul-stuff of the slain, restoring any damage done to his physical form.
At the end of the combat phase, if any enemy models were slain by wounds inflicted by this model’s attacks in that combat phase, you can heal up to 2 wounds allocated to this model.

Frightful Touch: The malign spirits that surround Arkhan can freeze an opponent’s blood with a single touch.
If the unmodified hit roll for an attack made with this model’s Spectral Claws and Daggers is 6, that attack inflicts 1 mortal wound on the target and the attack sequence ends (do not make a wound or save roll).

Staff of Spirits: Khenash-an, the Staff of Spirits, is used by Arkhan to empower the spells he casts.
Add the Staff of Spirits value shown on this model’s damage table to casting, dispelling and unbinding rolls for this model. In addition, this model can attempt to cast Arcane Bolt any number of times in the same hero phase, even if another WIZARD has already attempted to cast the spell in that phase.

Mortarch of Sacrament: Arkhan is the most trusted of Nagash’s followers, and as such knows the secrets of his unholy necromantic rites.
At the start of your hero phase, if this model is on the battlefield you can pick up to 4 different friendly SUMMONABLE units or friendly OSSIARCH BONEREAPERS units, in any combination, that are wholly within 24" of this model. For each of those units, you can either heal up to 3 wounds allocated to that unit or, if no wounds are allocated to it, you can return a number of slain models to that unit with a combined Wounds characteristic of 3 or less.

MAGIC

Arkhan the Black is a WIZARD. He can attempt to cast 3 spells in your hero phase and attempt to unbind 3 spells in the enemy hero phase. He knows the Arcane Bolt, Mystic Shield and Curse of Years spells.

Curse of Years: Tracing a spiteful gesture in the air, Arkhan curses the enemy to age at an incredible rate.
Curse of Years has a casting value of 6. If successfully cast, pick 1 enemy unit within 18" of the caster that is visible to them and roll 10 dice. For each 6, that unit suffers 1 mortal wound and you can roll an extra dice. For each 5+ on these extra dice, the target suffers 1 mortal wound and you can roll another dice. Now, for each 4+, the target suffers 1 mortal wound and you can roll another dice. Keep rolling dice in this way, inflicting mortal wounds and reducing the roll needed to cause them by 1 each time, until either no wounds are inflicted or the target unit is destroyed. A roll of 1 always fails to inflict a mortal wound.

COMMAND ABILITIES

First of the Mortarchs: Arkhan’s mastery of the dread art of necromancy is superior to even that of his fellow Mortarchs. He is so steeped in deathly sorcery that his presence bolsters the skill of those wizards around him.
You can use this command ability at the start of your hero phase if this model is on the battlefield. If you do so, until the end of that phase you can add 6" to the range of spells cast by friendly DEATH WIZARDS while they are within 18" of this model. You cannot pick the same unit to benefit from this command ability more than once per hero phase.

KEYWORDS
DEATH, SKELETON, DEATHLORDS, MONSTER, HERO, WIZARD, MORTARCH, ARKHAN
22.3.1 Mounts, Companions and Crew
Sometimes the description on a warscroll will say whether the models in the unit have mounts, companions or a crew. When a model attacks, its mount, companions and crew attack too, and when the model is removed from play, its mount, companions and crew are removed too. For rules purposes, companions and crew are treated in the same manner as mounts.
9.4 Flying
If the warscroll used by a model says that it can fly, you can ignore other models and terrain features when you trace the path of its move across the battlefield (it flies over them). In addition, when a model that can fly starts or finishes a move on a terrain feature, instead of tracing its move across the battlefield, you can trace it ‘through the air’, as shown in the diagram below.

A flying model cannot finish a move on top of another model or finish a normal move, run or retreat within 3" of an enemy unit.
14.4 Healing Wounds
Some abilities allow you to heal wounds that have been allocated to a model. For each wound that is healed, reduce the number of wounds allocated to the model by 1, to a minimum of 0. You cannot heal wounds on a model that is slain.
Hit Roll
Roll a dice. If the roll equals or beats the attacking weapon’s To Hit characteristic, the attack scores a hit and you must make a wound roll. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified hit roll of 1 always fails and an unmodified hit roll of 6 always hits. A hit roll cannot be modified by more than +1 or -1 (this is an exception to the principle that abilities take precedence over core rules).

Sometimes an ability will allow a single hit roll to score two or more hits. If this is the case, make all of the wound and save rolls for those hits at the same time.
14.5 Mortal Wounds
Some attacks, spells and abilities cause mortal wounds. Do not make hit, wound or save rolls for mortal wounds. Instead, the damage inflicted on the target is equal to the number of mortal wounds that were caused.

Mortal wounds caused while a unit is attacking are allocated at the same time as wounds caused by the unit’s attacks: after all of the unit’s attacks have been made. Mortal wounds caused at other times are allocated as soon as they are caused. Mortal wounds are allocated in the same way as wounds and are treated in the same manner as wounds for rules purposes.
Wound Roll
Roll a dice. If the roll equals or beats the attacking weapon’s To Wound characteristic, the attack wounds the target and your opponent must make a save roll. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified wound roll of 1 always fails and an unmodified wound roll of 6 always wounds. A wound roll cannot be modified by more than +1 or -1 (this is an exception to the principle that abilities take precedence over core rules).
19.1 Casting Spells
In your hero phase, you can attempt to cast spells with friendly WIZARDS. You cannot attempt to cast the same spell more than once in the same hero phase, even with a different WIZARD. In order to attempt to cast a spell, pick a friendly WIZARD, say which of the spells that they know will be attempted, and then make a casting roll by rolling 2D6. If the casting roll is equal to or greater than the casting value of the spell, the spell is successfully cast.
19.3.2 Dispelling Endless Spells
At the start of the hero phase, each player can attempt to dispel 1 endless spell with each friendly WIZARD and friendly PRIEST. The player whose turn is taking place makes all of their dispelling attempts first. If a WIZARD attempts to dispel an endless spell, they can attempt to cast or unbind 1 fewer spell in that hero phase. If a PRIEST attempts to dispel an endless spell, they can chant 1 fewer prayer in that hero phase. The same player cannot attempt to dispel the same endless spell more than once per phase.

To attempt to dispel an endless spell, pick 1 endless spell that is within 30" of a friendly WIZARD or friendly PRIEST and that is visible to them. Then make a dispelling roll by rolling 2D6. If the roll is greater than the casting value of that endless spell, it is dispelled and removed from play. An endless spell cannot be summoned again in the turn that it is removed from play.
19.1.2 Unbinding Spells
If a spell is successfully cast, your opponent can pick 1 of their WIZARDS that is within 30" of the caster to attempt to unbind the spell before its effects are applied. In order to attempt to unbind a spell, first say which WIZARD will attempt to unbind it. Then make an unbinding roll by rolling 2D6. If the unbinding roll is greater than the roll used to cast the spell, then the spell is unbound and its effects are not applied. The number of spells a WIZARD can attempt to unbind is noted on their warscroll. Only 1 unbinding attempt can be made for each spell.
Arcane Bolt
The caster calls forth a ball of crackling arcane energy that hovers above their outstretched hand, ready to be hurled at a foe.
Arcane Bolt is a spell that has a casting value of 5 and a range of 12". If successfully cast, at the start of any 1 phase before your next hero phase, you can pick 1 enemy unit within range and visible to the caster. That unit suffers 1 mortal wound. If that unit is within 3" of the caster, it suffers D3 mortal wounds instead of 1.

The WIZARD keyword is used in the following Ossiarch Bonereapers warscrolls:

Leader
Leader, Behemoth

The OSSIARCH BONEREAPERS keyword is used in the following Ossiarch Bonereapers warscrolls:

14.4 Healing Wounds
Some abilities allow you to heal wounds that have been allocated to a model. For each wound that is healed, reduce the number of wounds allocated to the model by 1, to a minimum of 0. You cannot heal wounds on a model that is slain.
14.2 Slain Models
Once the number of wounds allocated to a model equals its Wounds characteristic, the model is slain and you cannot allocate any more wounds to it. A slain model is removed from play (see 1.2.2) after all of the wounds caused to its unit have been allocated and all attacks that inflicted damage on the unit have been resolved.
19.1 Casting Spells
In your hero phase, you can attempt to cast spells with friendly WIZARDS. You cannot attempt to cast the same spell more than once in the same hero phase, even with a different WIZARD. In order to attempt to cast a spell, pick a friendly WIZARD, say which of the spells that they know will be attempted, and then make a casting roll by rolling 2D6. If the casting roll is equal to or greater than the casting value of the spell, the spell is successfully cast.
19.1.2 Unbinding Spells
If a spell is successfully cast, your opponent can pick 1 of their WIZARDS that is within 30" of the caster to attempt to unbind the spell before its effects are applied. In order to attempt to unbind a spell, first say which WIZARD will attempt to unbind it. Then make an unbinding roll by rolling 2D6. If the unbinding roll is greater than the roll used to cast the spell, then the spell is unbound and its effects are not applied. The number of spells a WIZARD can attempt to unbind is noted on their warscroll. Only 1 unbinding attempt can be made for each spell.
Arcane Bolt
The caster calls forth a ball of crackling arcane energy that hovers above their outstretched hand, ready to be hurled at a foe.
Arcane Bolt is a spell that has a casting value of 5 and a range of 12". If successfully cast, at the start of any 1 phase before your next hero phase, you can pick 1 enemy unit within range and visible to the caster. That unit suffers 1 mortal wound. If that unit is within 3" of the caster, it suffers D3 mortal wounds instead of 1.
Mystic Shield
The caster conjures up a shield of shimmering energy to protect themselves or an ally from harm.
Mystic Shield is a spell that has a casting value of 5 and a range of 12". If successfully cast, pick 1 friendly unit wholly within range and visible to the caster. Add 1 to save rolls for attacks that target that unit until your next hero phase.
19.1 Casting Spells
In your hero phase, you can attempt to cast spells with friendly WIZARDS. You cannot attempt to cast the same spell more than once in the same hero phase, even with a different WIZARD. In order to attempt to cast a spell, pick a friendly WIZARD, say which of the spells that they know will be attempted, and then make a casting roll by rolling 2D6. If the casting roll is equal to or greater than the casting value of the spell, the spell is successfully cast.
14.5 Mortal Wounds
Some attacks, spells and abilities cause mortal wounds. Do not make hit, wound or save rolls for mortal wounds. Instead, the damage inflicted on the target is equal to the number of mortal wounds that were caused.

Mortal wounds caused while a unit is attacking are allocated at the same time as wounds caused by the unit’s attacks: after all of the unit’s attacks have been made. Mortal wounds caused at other times are allocated as soon as they are caused. Mortal wounds are allocated in the same way as wounds and are treated in the same manner as wounds for rules purposes.
6.1 Using Command Abilities
To use a command ability, you must spend 1 command point, pick 1 friendly model to issue the command, and pick 1 friendly unit to receive the command. Unless noted otherwise, the models that can issue commands and the units they can issue them to are as follows:
  • Unit champions can issue commands to their own unit (see 22.3.2).
  • HEROES can issue commands to units that are wholly within 12" of them.
  • Generals can issue commands to units that are wholly within 18" of them.
  • TOTEMS can issue commands to units that are wholly within 18" of them.
Each command ability will say when it can be used and what effect it has on the unit that receives it. A model cannot issue more than 1 command in the same phase and a unit cannot receive more than 1 command in the same phase. In addition, you cannot use the same command ability more than once in the same phase (even for different units).
19.1 Casting Spells
In your hero phase, you can attempt to cast spells with friendly WIZARDS. You cannot attempt to cast the same spell more than once in the same hero phase, even with a different WIZARD. In order to attempt to cast a spell, pick a friendly WIZARD, say which of the spells that they know will be attempted, and then make a casting roll by rolling 2D6. If the casting roll is equal to or greater than the casting value of the spell, the spell is successfully cast.

The DEATH and WIZARD keywords are used in the following Ossiarch Bonereapers warscrolls:

Leader
Leader, Behemoth

The DEATHLORDS keyword is used in the following Ossiarch Bonereapers warscrolls:

None
Leader
Leader, Behemoth

The MONSTER keyword is used in the following Ossiarch Bonereapers warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth
Behemoth
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