Seraphon – Skink Starpriest
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WARSCROLL

Skink Starpriest

Blessed with great intelligence and a deep connection to Azyr, the Starpriests provide front-line magical support to the Seraphon in battle. Each is a talented wizard, able to unleash the scouring light of distant celestial bodies upon the foe.
MISSILE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Venombolt
Venombolt18"23+3+-11
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Serpent Staff
Serpent Staff1"24+3+-11
PITCHED BATTLE PROFILE

Unit Size: 1      Points: 130
Battlefield Role: Leader
Base size: 25mm
Notes: Single

BATTALIONS

This warscroll can be used in the following warscroll battalions:
 • Shadowstrike Starhost
 • Shadowstrike Temple-host

DESCRIPTION

A Skink Starpriest is a single model armed with a Serpent Staff and Venombolt.

ABILITIES

Astral Herald: Through performing complex starrituals, these priests can divine – and therefore manipulate – the outcome of a battle.
At the start of your hero phase, roll a dice for this model. On a 5+, you receive 1 command point.

Serpent Staff: Channelling cosmic power through their twin-headed staff, a Starpriest coats their allies’ weapons in deadly venom.
In your hero phase, you can pick 1 friendly SERAPHON unit wholly within 12" of this model. If you do so, until your next hero phase, if the unmodified wound roll for an attack made by that unit is 6, that attack inflicts 1 mortal wound on the target in addition to any normal damage. A unit cannot benefit from this ability more than once per phase.

MAGIC

This model is a WIZARD. It can attempt to cast 1 spell in your hero phase and attempt to unbind 1 spell in the enemy hero phase. It knows the Arcane Bolt, Mystic Shield and Blazing Starlight spells.

Blazing Starlight: The Starpriest summons the blazing light of a distant celestial body.
Blazing Starlight has a casting value of 6. If successfully cast, pick 1 enemy unit within 18" of the caster and visible to them. Until your next hero phase, subtract 1 from hit rolls for attacks made by that unit.

KEYWORDS
ORDER, SERAPHON, SKINK, HERO, WIZARD, STARPRIEST
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).
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.
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.
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.

The SKINK keyword is used in the following Seraphon warscrolls:

The WIZARD keyword is used in the following Seraphon warscrolls:

Leader
Leader, Behemoth
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