Skaven – Plague Priest on Plague Furnace
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Plague Priest on Plague Furnace

The huge censer of the Plague Furnace roars low and loud as it swings ominously back and forth. Clouds of billowing smog roll from within to shroud the foe in choking foulness even as the Plague Priest riding the carriage shrieks his twisted prayers.
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Great Plague Censer
Great Plague Censer3"
See below
Warpstone-tipped Staff
Warpstone-tipped Staff2"14+3+-1D3
Foetid Blades
Foetid Blades1"64+4+-1
Rusty Spikes
Rusty Spikes1"D63+-11
Wounds SufferedMoveGreat Plague CenserRusty Spikes

Unit Size: 1      Points: 235
Battlefield Role: Leader, Behemoth
Base size: 120 x 92mm
Notes: Single


This warscroll can be used in the following warscroll battalions:
 • Congregation of Filth
 • Plaguesmog Congregation


A Plague Priest on Plague Furnace is a single model armed with a Warpstone-tipped Staff.

MOUNT: This model’s Plague Furnace attacks with its Great Plague Censer and Rusty Spikes.

CREW: This model has a Plague Monk crew that attacks with their Foetid Blades. For rules purposes, the crew are treated in the same manner as a mount.


Altar of the Horned Rat: Those skaven that scurry to battle in the twisted shadow of a Plague Furnace are wreathed in potent fumes that fill them with unnatural courage.
Do not take battleshock tests for friendly SKAVENTIDE units while they are wholly within 13" of this model.

Great Plague Censer: Once a Plague Furnace is engaged in combat, its mighty swinging plague censer is let loose, sending the giant spiked ball of death crashing into enemy formations.
Do not use the attack sequence for an attack made with this model’s Great Plague Censer. Instead pick 1 enemy unit within 3" of this model and roll a dice. On a 2+ that unit suffers a number of mortal wounds equal to the Great Plague Censer value shown on the damage table above.

Noxious Prayers: The Plague Priest that rides atop a Plague Furnace can pray for diseases to bless his followers.
Filth-filth!: Filth-filth! is a prayer with an answer value of 3 and a range of 13". If answered, pick 1 friendly CLANS PESTILENS unit wholly within range and visible to the chanter. Add 1 to wound rolls for attack made by that unit until the start of your next hero phase.

Rabid-rabid!: Rabid-rabid! is a prayer with an answer value of 3 and a range of 13". If answered, pick 1 friendly CLANS PESTILENS unit wholly within range and visible to the chanter. Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of melee weapons used by that unit until the start of your next hero phase.

Poisonous Fumes: Plague censers emit huge clouds of noxious gas.
At the end of the combat phase, roll 1 dice for each unit within 3" of any units with this ability. On a 4+ the unit being rolled for suffers 1 mortal wound. On a 6 that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds instead of 1. This ability has no effect on CLANS PESTILENS units.

Protection of the Horned Rat: An eerie sense of watchfulness surrounds this war engine, and an unholy warding protects it from harm.
Roll a dice each time you allocate a wound or mortal wound to this model. On a 5+ that wound or mortal wound is negated.

Pushed into Battle: The wheeled carriage that supports a Plague Furnace must be pushed into battle by a teeming horde of skaven.
This model cannot move unless it starts the move within 6" of 10 or more friendly SKAVENTIDE models. In addition, this model’s Rusty Spikes have an Attacks characteristic of 2D6 instead of D6 if this model made a charge move in the same turn.


The NURGLE keyword is used in the following Skaven warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth

The CLANS PESTILENS keyword is used in the following Skaven warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth

The WAR MACHINE keyword is used in the following Skaven warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth
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).
11.1 Charge Moves
When you attempt a charge with a unit, make a charge roll for the unit by rolling 2D6. You can then make a charge move with each model in that unit by moving the model a distance in inches that is equal to or less than the charge roll. The first model you move in a unit attempting a charge must finish the move within 1/2" of an enemy unit. If this is impossible, no models in the unit can make a charge move.

You do not have to pick a target for a charge attempt before making the charge roll.
14.1 Allocating Wounds
Wounds are allocated to the models in a unit 1 wound at a time. You can allocate the wounds caused to your units as you see fit. However, once you have allocated a wound to a model, you cannot allocate wounds to other models in the unit until that model is slain (see 14.2). If a unit is destroyed, all wounds that remain to be allocated to the unit are negated and have no effect.
20.1 Chanting Prayers
In your hero phase, you can chant prayers with friendly PRIESTS. You cannot chant the same prayer more than once in the same hero phase, even with a different PRIEST. In order to chant a prayer, pick a friendly PRIEST, say which of the prayers that they know will be chanted, and then make a chanting roll by rolling a dice. If the chanting roll is equal to or greater than the answer value of the prayer, the prayer is answered.

The PRIEST keyword is used in the following Skaven warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth

The PLAGUE PRIEST keyword is used in the following Skaven warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth
15.1 Battleshock Tests
You must make a battleshock roll for each friendly unit that has to take a battleshock test. To make a battleshock roll, roll a dice and add the number of models in the unit that were slain in that turn to the roll. If the battleshock roll is greater than the unit’s Bravery characteristic, the battleshock test has been failed. If the test is failed, for each point by which the battleshock roll exceeds the unit’s Bravery characteristic, 1 model in that unit must flee. You decide which models flee. A model that flees is removed from play.

If a slain model is returned to its unit in the same turn that it is slain, it still counts as having been slain in that battle round for the purposes of battleshock tests.
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.
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