Skaven – Warlock Engineer
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Warlock Engineer

Warlock Engineers scurry into battle with arcane engines strapped to their backs and crackling weapons of war clutched in their gnarled claws. Their warp lightning arcs out to make their victims twitch and dance as it burns them alive.
MISSILE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Warplock Pistol
Warplock Pistol9"13+3+-1D3
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Warp-energy Blade
Warp-energy Blade1"14+3+-1D3

Unit Size: 1      Points: 125
Battlefield Role: Leader
Base size: 32mm
Notes: Single


This warscroll can be used in the following warscroll battalions:
 • Warpcog Convocation


A Warlock Engineer is a single model armed with a Warplock Pistol and Warp-energy Blade.


More-more Warp-energy!: A warp-energy blade’s generator can be overloaded, if the wielder dares.
Before you make a hit roll for an attack with a Warp-energy Blade, you can say that the engineer has overloaded its generator. If you do so, the Damage characteristic for that attack is D6 instead of D3. However, if you do so and the unmodified hit roll is 1, that attack fails and this model suffers D6 mortal wounds.


This model is a WIZARD. It can attempt to cast one spell in your hero phase, and attempt to unbind one spell in the enemy hero phase. It knows the Warp Lightning spell. Any number of WARLOCK ENGINEERS can attempt to cast Warp Lightning spells in the same hero phase.

Warp Lightning: The engineer points his claw, and bolts of warp lightning arc outwards.
Warp Lightning has a casting value of 5. If successfully cast, pick 1 enemy unit within 13" of the caster and visible to them. That unit suffers D3 mortal wounds. Before making the casting roll, you can say that this model will use its warp-power accumulator to augment the spell. If you do so and the casting attempt is successful and not unbound, the spell inflicts D6 mortal wounds instead of D3. However, if you do so and the casting attempt fails or is unbound, this model suffers D6 mortal wounds.

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.

The WARLOCK ENGINEER keyword is used in the following Skaven warscrolls:


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

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.

The WARLOCK ENGINEER keyword is used in the following Skaven warscrolls:

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