Slaves to Darkness – Chaos Lord on Manticore
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Chaos Lord on Manticore

With raw strength and force of will, the greatest Chaos Lords seek to claim a ferocious Manticore as a mount. Those who succeed find their killing power greatly amplified, and are amongst the deadliest champions of the Ruinous Powers.
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Daemon Blade
Daemon Blade1"33+3+-1D3
Chaos Lance
Chaos Lance2"33+3+-2
Chaos Flail
Chaos Flail2"63+3+-1
Honed Fangs and Claws
Honed Fangs and Claws1"53+-12
Shredding Tail
Shredding Tail3"4+4+-1
Wounds SufferedMoveHoned Fangs and ClawsShredding Tail

Unit Size: 1      Points: 255
Battlefield Role: Leader
Base size: 120 x 92mm
Notes: Single


This warscroll can be used in the following warscroll battalions:
 • Godswrath Warband


A Chaos Lord on Manticore is a single model armed with one of the following weapon options: Daemon Blade and Chaos Lance; Chaos Flail and Chaos Lance; Daemon Blade and Chaos Runeshield; Chaos Flail and Chaos Runeshield; Daemon Blade and Daggerfist; or Chaos Flail and Daggerfist.

MOUNT: This model’s Manticore attacks with its Honed Fangs and Claws, and Shredding Tail.

FLY: This model can fly.

MARK OF CHAOS: When you select this model to be part of your army, you must give it one of the following Mark of Chaos keywords: KHORNE, TZEENTCH, NURGLE, SLAANESH or UNDIVIDED.


Chaos Runeshield: The dark runes inscribed upon these shields grant them the power to withstand even the most powerful attacks.
Roll a dice each time you allocate a mortal wound to this model. On a 5+, that mortal wound is negated.

Chaos Lance: This Chaos Lord seeks to finish his foes with the first strike of his charge.
Add 1 to the Damage characteristic and improve the Rend characteristic of this model’s Chaos Lance by 2 if this model made a charge move in the same turn.

Daemonbound: Weapons that contain the essence of a daemon are capable of swiftly devouring an enemy’s soul.
If the unmodified hit roll for an attack made with a Daemon Blade is 6, that attack inflicts 1 mortal wound on the target in addition to any normal damage.

Daggerfist: This bladed gauntlet allows the wielder to swiftly counter enemy blows at close quarters.
If the unmodified save roll for an attack made with a melee weapon that targets a model with a Daggerfist is 6, the attacking unit suffers 1 mortal wound after all of its attacks have been resolved.

Territorial Predator: Any who stray into the territory of a Manticore are as good as dead, especially larger creatures that can be seen as a potential rival.
You can re-roll hit rolls for attacks made with this model’s Honed Fangs and Claws if the target is a MONSTER.


Iron-willed Overlord: Manticores are berserk killers, and any Chaos Lord who rides one to battle displays such obvious dominance that none would dare deny his orders.
You can use this command ability in your hero phase. If you do so, pick 1 friendly CHAOS WARRIORS unit wholly within 18" of a friendly model with this command ability. You can re-roll charge rolls and battleshock tests for that unit until your next hero phase.

13.1.2 Combat Attacks
When a friendly unit fights, you must make combat attacks with all of the melee weapons the models in the unit are armed with that they are allowed to use (including melee weapons used by the unit’s mounts, if there are any).

The target of a combat attack must be within a number of inches of the attacking model equal to the Range characteristic of the weapon being used to make the attack (the target does not have to be visible).
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.
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.
Save Roll
Your opponent rolls a dice, modifying the roll by the attacking weapon’s Rend characteristic. If the roll equals or beats the target unit’s Save characteristic, the target is saved and the attack sequence ends. If not, the attack is successful and you must determine the damage that is inflicted on the target. An unmodified save roll of 1 always fails. A save roll cannot be modified by more than +1 (this is an exception to the principle that abilities take precedence over core rules).

Designer’s Note: Save rolls do not always succeed on an unmodified roll of 6, and they can be modified by more than -1.
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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 CHAOS WARRIORS keyword is used in the following Slaves to Darkness warscrolls:

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.
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.
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).

The MANTICORE keyword is used in the following Slaves to Darkness warscrolls:


The EYE OF THE GODS keyword is used in the following Slaves to Darkness warscrolls:


The CHAOS LORD keyword is used in the following Slaves to Darkness warscrolls:

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