Soulblight Gravelords – Bloodseeker Palanquin
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Bloodseeker Palanquin

From atop macabre conveyances known as Bloodseeker Palanquins, the Sanguinarchs refine the art of blood-blending. In battle, they violently exsanguinate worthy champions, using their ichor in crimson concoctions to invigorate their vampiric kin.
MISSILE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Wail of the Damned
Wail of the Damned
See below
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Bloodletting Blade
Bloodletting Blade1"43+3+-1D3
Spectral Claws and Blades
Spectral Claws and Blades1"5+4+-1
Wounds SufferedMoveWail of the DamnedSpectral Claws and Blades

Unit Size: 1      Points: 250
Battlefield Role: Leader, Behemoth
Base size: 120 x 92mm
Notes: Single


This warscroll can be used in the following warscroll battalions:
 • Red Banqueters


A Bloodseeker Palanquin is a single model ridden by a Sanguinarch armed with a Bloodletting Blade.

MOUNT: This model’s Spectral Host attacks with their Wail of the Damned and Spectral Claws and Blades.

FLY: This model can fly.


A Fine Vintage: Sanguinarchs are obsessed with sampling the finest blood vintages and can further refine and blend such rich pickings to augment their followers.
If an enemy HERO is slain within 9" of this model, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of melee weapons used by friendly VAMPIRE units wholly within 12" of this model until your next hero phase.

Frightful Touch: The malign spirits that surround the Bloodseeker Palanquin 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 Blades is 6, that attack inflicts 1 mortal wound on the target and the attack sequence ends (do not make a wound or save roll).

Wail of the Damned: Unnerving howls follow this carriage wherever it roams. Should an enemy get close enough, the spectral host unleashes a deafening wail that tears the soul apart.
Do not use the attack sequence for an attack made with a Wail of the Damned. Instead, roll a dice for each enemy unit within range of this model’s Wail of the Damned. On a 4+, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.


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 Blood Siphon spells.

Blood Siphon: With a contemptuous gesture, the Sanguinarch calls forth a torrent of blood from their victim’s eyes, nose and mouth.
Blood Siphon has a casting value of 6. If successfully cast, pick 1 enemy HERO within 12" of the caster that is visible to them and roll a dice. On a 1-2, the target suffers 1 mortal wound. On a 3-4, the target suffers D3 mortal wounds. On a 5-6, the target suffers D6 mortal wounds.

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.
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.
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).

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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.
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.
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).

The MALIGNANT keyword is used in the following Soulblight Gravelords warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth
© Vyacheslav Maltsev 2013-2023