Adepta Sororitas – Canoness
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Canoness

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
50
Canoness (base: 32mm)
1
50
Canoness
6" 2+ 2+ 3 3 5 4 9 3+ 32mm
A Canoness is equipped with: plasma pistol; power sword; rod of office; frag grenades; krak grenades.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
+5
Brazier of holy fire
+5
Brazier of holy fire
12"
Assault D6
*
*
*
One use only. Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target, and on an unmodified wound roll of 4+ (or 2+ if the target contains any DAEMON models), the target suffers 1 mortal wound and the attack sequence ends.
One use only. Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target, and on an unmodified wound roll of 4+ (or 2+ if the target contains any DAEMON models), the target suffers 1 mortal wound and the attack sequence ends.
+10
Condemnor boltgun
Before selecting targets, select one or both of the profiles below to make attacks with. If you select both, then each time an attack is made with this weapon this phase, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
+10
Condemnor boltgun
Before selecting targets, select one or both of the profiles below to make attacks with. If you select both, then each time an attack is made with this weapon this phase, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
 - Boltgun
 - Boltgun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
4
0
1
-
 - Condemnor stake
 - Condemnor stake
24"
Assault 1
4
-1
2
Each time an attack made with this weapon profile is allocated to a PSYKER model, that model’s unit suffers D3 mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage.
Each time an attack made with this weapon profile is allocated to a PSYKER model, that model’s unit suffers D3 mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage.
+5
Plasma pistol
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
+5
Plasma pistol
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
 - Standard
 - Standard
12"
Pistol 1
7
-3
1
-
 - Supercharge
 - Supercharge
12"
Pistol 1
8
-3
2
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
Chainsword
Chainsword
Melee
Melee
User
0
1
Each time the bearer fights, it makes 1 additional attack with this weapon.
Each time the bearer fights, it makes 1 additional attack with this weapon.
+5
Power sword
+5
Power sword
Melee
Melee
+1
-3
1
-
+10
Blessed blade
+10
Blessed blade
Melee
Melee
+2
-3
2
-
Frag grenades
Frag grenades
6"
Grenade D6
3
0
1
Blast
Blast
Krak grenades
Krak grenades
6"
Grenade 1
6
-1
D3
-
OTHER WARGEAR
ABILITIES 
+10
Null rod
The bearer’s unit cannot be targeted or affected by psychic powers. In addition, the bearer has the following ability: ‘Null Rod (Aura): Whilst an enemy PSYKER unit is within 12" of the bearer, subtract 1 from Psychic tests taken for that unit.’
+10
Null rod
The bearer’s unit cannot be targeted or affected by psychic powers. In addition, the bearer has the following ability: ‘Null Rod (Aura): Whilst an enemy PSYKER unit is within 12" of the bearer, subtract 1 from Psychic tests taken for that unit.’
+5
Rod of Office
In your Command phase, select one friendly CORE or CHARACTER unit within 12" of the bearer. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
+5
Rod of Office
In your Command phase, select one friendly CORE or CHARACTER unit within 12" of the bearer. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • This model’s plasma pistol, power sword and rod of office can be replaced with one of the following:
  ○ 1 condemnor boltgun and one of the following: 1 blessed blade; 1 chainsword, 1 power sword,
  ○ 1 weapon from the Pistols list and one of the following: 1 blessed blade; 1 chainsword; 1 power sword.
 • If this model is equipped with a chainsword, it can be equipped with one of the following: 1 brazier of holy fire; 1 null rod.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Acts of Faith, Sacred Rites, Shield of Faith
Rosarius: This model has a 4+ invulnerable save.
Lead the Righteous (Aura): While a friendly CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
FACTION KEYWORDS: IMPERIUM, ADEPTUS MINISTORUM, ADEPTA SORORITAS,
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, CHARACTER, CANONESS

Datasheet-related Stratagems

CLEANSED BY FIRE2CP
Adepta Sororitas – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Burn the mutant. Burn the heretic. Burn the witch.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS MINISTORUM unit from your army is chosen to shoot with. Until the end of that phase, when a model in that unit shoots with a flame weapon, do not roll to determine the number of attacks made with that weapon; instead, the maximum number of attacks are made with that weapon (e.g. 6 attacks are made with a Heavy D6 weapon).
SUFFER NOT THE WITCH1CP
Adepta Sororitas – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Those who would wield sorcery against the righteous often find themselves facing the full fury of the Ecclesiarchy.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS MINISTORUM unit from your army is selected to shoot, or in the Fight phase, when an ADEPTUS MINISTORUM unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack against a PSYKER unit, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll (if the attack is made by an ADEPTUS MINISTORUM CHARACTER model, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll and add 1 to that attack’s wound roll).
TEAR THEM DOWN1CP
Order of the Bloody Rose – Battle Tactic Stratagem

In the fury of battle, the Sisters of the Bloody Rose channel their rage into devastating blows with gun stocks, fists and blades.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an ORDER OF THE BLOODY ROSE unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of that phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.
THE EMPEROR’S JUDGEMENT1CP
Order of the Sacred Rose – Battle Tactic Stratagem

None may escape the Emperor's gaze, and where he sees wickedness, there will the Sacred Rose punish.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase when an ORDER OF THE SACRED ROSE unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made with a ranged weapon by a model in that unit, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.
DIVINE INTERVENTION2CP
Adepta Sororitas – Epic Deed Stratagem

Sometimes, a brush with death is so close that the only explanation seems to be divine intervention.

Use this Stratagem when an ADEPTA SORORITAS CHARACTER model (excluding named characters) from your army is destroyed, instead of using any rules that are triggered when a model is destroyed (e.g. Sacrifice or the Chaplet of Sacrifice Relic). Discard 1-3 Miracle dice. At the end of the phase, set that model back up on the battlefield as close as possible to where it was destroyed and not within Engagement Range of any enemy models. The model is returned to play with a number of wounds remaining equal to the number of Miracle dice you discarded. You cannot use this Stratagem if you do not have any Miracle dice remaining. This Stratagem can only be used once per battle.
SUFFERING AND SACRIFICE1CP
Adepta Sororitas – Epic Deed Stratagem

Suffering is a staple prayer for the Adepta Sororitas, and a martyr’s fate only brings greater glory to the God-Emperor.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one ADEPTA SORORITAS WARLORD, SAINT POTENTIA or LIVING SAINT unit from your army (excluding VEHICLE units): until the end of the phase, that unit is known as your Suffering unit. Until the end of the phase, each time an enemy unit is selected to fight, if a model in that enemy unit is within Engagement Range of your Suffering unit when your opponent is selecting targets for its attacks, those attacks can only target your Suffering unit.
HONOUR THE MARTYRS1CP
Order of Our Martyred Lady – Epic Deed Stratagem

When a leader of the Order of Our Martyred Lady dies in battle, those who remain only become more determined.

Use this Stratagem at the end of a phase in which an ORDER OF OUR MARTYRED LADY CHARACTER model from your army was destroyed by an enemy unit (excluding models that were destroyed and subsequently returned to the battlefield that phase due to any rules, e.g. the Divine Intervention Stratagem). Until the end of the battle, each time an ORDER OF OUR MARTYRED LADY model makes an attack against that enemy unit, add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.
OPEN THE RELIQUARIES1CP
Adepta Sororitas – Requisition Stratagem

In the direst circumstances, even the most sacred of the Ministorum’s holy artefacts are brought forth to aid the faithful.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the ADEPTUS MINISTORUM keyword. Select one ADEPTUS MINISTORUM CHARACTER model from your army and give them one Relic of the Ecclesiarchy (this must be a Relic they could have). Each Relic in your army must be unique, and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Relics. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing a Strike Force battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem twice) or an Onslaught battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem three times).
SAINT IN THE MAKING1CP
Adepta Sororitas – Requisition Stratagem

This warrior stands pre-eminent in the Adeptus Ministorum as a shining example of everything a devout servant of the Emperor aspires to.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the ADEPTUS MINISTORUM keyword. Select one ADEPTUS MINISTORUM CHARACTER model from your army (excluding named characters) and determine one Warlord Trait for it (this must be a Warlord Trait it can have); that model is only regarded as your WARLORD for the purposes of that Warlord Trait. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results), and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Warlord Traits. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing a Strike Force battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem twice) or an Onslaught battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem three times).
FAITH IS OUR SHIELD1CP
Order of the Argent Shroud – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The unwavering faith of the warriors of the Argent Shroud allows them to fight on through the most terrible wounds and psychic onslaughts.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when an ORDER OF THE ARGENT SHROUD model from your army would lose a wound as a result of a mortal wound. Until the end of that phase, each time that model, or any other model in its unit, would lose a wound as a result of a mortal wound, roll one D6: on a 4+, that wound is not lost.
MARTYR’S PYRE1CP
Order of Our Martyred Lady – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The enemy must perish, even if we perish with them. The enemy must burn, even if we burn with them.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one ORDER OF OUR MARTYRED LADY INFANTRY unit from your army that is within Engagement Range of one or more enemy units. Until the end of that phase:
  • The type of all flame weapons models in that unit are equipped with is changed to Pistol (e.g. an Assault D6 flame weapon becomes Pistol D6).
  • After this unit has resolved its attacks, roll one D6 for each model in that unit that fired a flame weapon: for each roll of a 1, one of those models (of your choosing) can shoot again with its flame weapon, but after this second shooting attack is resolved, and whether it shot or not, that model is destroyed.
DEATH BEFORE DISGRACE1CP
Order of Our Martyred Lady – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

When the Battle Sisters of the Order of Our Martyred Lady have a holy task set before them, they would rather die than fail in their duty.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase. Select one ORDER OF OUR MARTYRED LADY INFANTRY or ORDER OF OUR MARTYRED LADY PARAGON WARSUIT unit from your army. Until the start of your next Movement phase:
  • That unit cannot Fall Back.
  • That unit has the Objective Secured ability. If that unit already has the Objective Secured ability, then for the purposes of determining which player controls an objective marker, each model in that unit counts as one additional model.
CLEANSING FLAMES1CP
Order of the Ebon Chalice – Wargear Stratagem

When the Ebon Chalice go to war, they bring with them cleansing flames.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase when an ORDER OF THE EBON CHALICE unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase:
  • Add 4" to the range of all flame weapons that models in that unit are equipped with.
  • Each time a model in that unit makes an attack with a flame weapon, on an unmodified wound roll of 4+, the target suffers 1 mortal wound in addition to any normal damage (a maximum of 3 mortal wounds can be inflicted per phase via this Stratagem).

Optional Wargear

Many of the units you will find on this page reference one or more of the following wargear lists (e.g. Pistols). When this is the case, the unit may take any item from the appropriate list below.

PISTOLS

 • Bolt pistol

 • Inferno pistol

 • Ministorum hand flamer1

 • Plasma pistol

1 A Canoness cannot be equipped with this weapon.


Ranged Weapons

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Bolt pistol
Bolt pistol
12"
Pistol 1
4
0
1
-
+5
Inferno pistol
+5
Inferno pistol
6"
Pistol 1
8
-4
D6
Each time an attack made with this weapon targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
Each time an attack made with this weapon targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
Ministorum hand flamer
Ministorum hand flamer
12"
Pistol D6
4
0
1
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
+5
Plasma pistol
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
+5
Plasma pistol
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
 - Standard
 - Standard
12"
Pistol 1
7
-3
1
-
 - Supercharge
 - Supercharge
12"
Pistol 1
8
-3
2
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
PISTOL
Due to their compact size, pistols can even be used in melee to shoot at point-blank range.
A model can make attacks with a Pistol even when its unit is within Engagement Range of enemy units, but it must target an enemy unit that is within Engagement Range of its own unit when it does so. In such circumstances, the model can target an enemy unit even if other friendly units are within Engagement Range of the same enemy unit.

When a model equipped with both a Pistol and another type of ranged weapon (e.g. a Pistol and a Rapid Fire weapon) shoots, it can either shoot with its Pistol(s) or with its other ranged weapons. Choose which it will fire (Pistols or non-Pistols) before selecting targets.

  • Can be shot even if firing model’s unit is within Engagement Range of enemy unit.
  • Cannot be shot alongside any other type of weapon.
ASSAULT
Assault weapons fire so rapidly or indiscriminately that they can be shot from the hip as warriors dash forwards into combat.
If a unit includes any models equipped with Assault weapons, that unit is still eligible to shoot with in your Shooting phase even if it has Advanced this turn, but you can only resolve attacks using those Assault weapons when you select that unit to shoot with. If a model shoots an Assault weapon in the same turn in which its unit has Advanced, subtract 1 from hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks.

  • Can be shot even if firing model’s unit Advanced.
  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if the firing model’s unit Advanced.
Select Weapon
When a model makes a close combat attack, it must do so using a melee weapon (i.e. a weapon that has the ‘Melee’ type). The weapons a model is equipped with are described on its datasheet. If a model is not equipped with any melee weapons, or if it cannot make an attack with any of the melee weapons it is equipped with, then that model makes its attacks using a close combat weapon, which has the following profile:

WEAPONRANGETYPESAPD
Close combat weaponMeleeMeleeUser01

If a model has more than one melee weapon, select which it will use before resolving any attacks. If a model has more than one melee weapon and can make several attacks, it can split them between these weapons however you wish – declare which attacks are being made with which weapons before any attacks are resolved. If the selected weapon has more than one profile that you must choose between, you must declare which profile is being used at the same time. Different attacks made with such a weapon can be made using different profiles if you wish.

If your unit is making attacks with more than one melee weapon against a unit, and those weapons have different characteristics profiles, then after you have resolved an attack with one of those weapons you must, if any other weapons with the same characteristics profile are also being used to make attacks against that unit, resolve those attacks before resolving any attacks against the target with a weapon that has a different characteristics profile. Note that all the attacks you have declared are always resolved against the target unit even if, when you come to resolve an individual attack, no models in the target unit remain in range (this can happen because of models being destroyed and removed from the battlefield as the result of resolving other attacks made by the attacking model’s unit first).

  • Each close combat attack is made with a melee weapon.
  • A model makes attacks using the close combat weapon profile if it has no other melee weapons.
  • If a unit attacks with multiple weapons, all attacks made with weapons that have the same profile must be resolved before resolving attacks with the next.
Saving Throw
The player commanding the target unit then makes one saving throw by rolling one D6 and modifying the roll by the Armour Penetration (AP) characteristic of the weapon that the attack was made with. For example, if the weapon has an AP of -1, then 1 is subtracted from the saving throw roll. If the result is equal to, or greater than, the Save (Sv) characteristic of the model the attack was allocated to, then the saving throw is successful and the attack sequence ends. If the result is less than the model’s Save characteristic, then the saving throw fails and the model suffers damage. An unmodified roll of 1 always fails.
Invulnerable Saves
Some models have an invulnerable save. Each time an attack is allocated to a model with an invulnerable save, you can choose to use either its normal Save (Sv) characteristic or its invulnerable save, but not both. If a model has more than one invulnerable save, it can only use one of them – choose which it will use. If you use a model’s invulnerable save, it is never modified by a weapon’s Armour Penetration value.

  • Invulnerable save: Saving throw that is never modified by attacking weapon’s AP.
  • A model with an invulnerable save can use it instead of its normal Sv.

The CULT IMPERIALIS keyword is used in the following Adepta Sororitas datasheets:

Heavy Support
Number of Attacks (melee)
When a model fights, it will make a number of attacks. You make one hit roll for each attack being made (see Making Attacks).

The number of attacks a model makes is determined by its Attacks (A) characteristic, which can be found on its datasheet. For example, if a model has an A of 2, it can make two attacks.

  • Number of attacks made by each model that can fight = A.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
Hit Roll
When a model makes an attack, make one hit roll for that attack by rolling one D6. If the result of the hit roll is equal to or greater than the attacking model’s Ballistic Skill (BS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a ranged weapon) or its Weapon Skill (WS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a melee weapon), then that attack scores one hit against the target unit. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends.

If an attack is made with a weapon that has an ability that says it ‘automatically hits the target’, no hit roll is made – that attack simply scores one hit on the target unit. An unmodified hit roll of 6 always scores a hit, and an unmodified hit roll of 1 always fails. A hit roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
Wound Roll
Each time an attack scores a hit against a target unit, make a wound roll for that attack by rolling one D6 to see if that attack successfully wounds the target. The result required is determined by comparing the attacking weapon’s Strength (S) characteristic with the target’s Toughness (T) characteristic, as shown on the following table:

WOUND ROLL
ATTACK’S STRENGTH vs TARGET’S TOUGHNESSD6 ROLL REQUIRED
Is the Strength TWICE (or more) than the Toughness?2+
Is the Strength GREATER than the Toughness?3+
Is the Strength EQUAL to the Toughness?4+
Is the Strength LOWER than the Toughness?5+
Is the Strength HALF (or less) than the Toughness?6+

If the result of the wound roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified wound roll of 6 always successfully wounds the target, and an unmodified wound roll of 1 always fails. A wound roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
The Warlord
While mustering your army, you can nominate one model (except a model with the FORTIFICATION keyword) to be your Warlord. That model gains the WARLORD keyword. If this model is a CHARACTER, you can also assign a Warlord Trait to it. Note, that more than one model in your army can have a Warlord Trait (e.g. by using Stratagems), but they are only considered your Warlord for the purpose of that trait.
Engagement Range
Engagement Range represents the zone of threat that models present to their enemies. While a model is within 1" horizontally and 5" vertically of an enemy model, those models are within Engagement Range of each other. While two enemy models are within Engagement Range of each other, those models’ units are also within Engagement Range of each other. Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Engagement Range: 1" horizontally + 5" vertically.
  • Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.
Charging with a Unit
Once you have chosen an eligible unit to declare a charge with, you must select one or more enemy units within 12" of it as the targets of its charge. The target(s) of this charge do not need to be visible to the charging unit. You then make a charge roll for your unit by rolling 2D6. This is the maximum number of inches each model in the charging unit can now be moved if they can make the charge move. To make a charge move, the unit’s charge roll must be sufficient that it is able to end that move in unit coherency and within Engagement Range of every unit that was a target of its charge, without moving within Engagement Range of any enemy units that were not a target of its charge. If this is possible, then the charge is successful and the models in the unit make a charge move so as to fulfil the above conditions. If this is impossible, the charge fails and no models in the charging unit move this phase.

  • Declare targets of the charge (must be within 12").
  • Charge roll = 2D6".
  • If insufficient to move charging unit into Engagement Range of all targets, charge fails.
  • If charge successful, models make their charge move.
  • Cannot make a charge move within Engagement Range of any unit that was not the target of the charge.
Fall Back
When a unit Falls Back, each model in that unit can move a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move (M) characteristic shown on its datasheet, and when doing so you can move it within Engagement Range of enemy models, but it cannot end its move within Engagement Range of any enemy models – if it cannot do this then it cannot Fall Back. A unit cannot declare a charge in the same turn that it Fell Back. A unit cannot shoot or attempt to manifest a psychic power in the same turn that it Fell Back unless it is TITANIC.

  • Fall Back: Models move up to M".
  • Units that Fall Back cannot charge this turn.
  • Units that Fall Back cannot shoot or manifest psychic powers this turn unless they are TITANIC.
Blast Weapons
Some weapons have ‘Blast’ listed in their profile’s abilities. These are referred to as Blast weapons. In addition to the normal rules, the following rules apply to Blast weapons:
  1. If a Blast weapon targets a unit that has between 6 and 10 models, it always makes a minimum of 3 attacks. So if, when determining how many attacks are made with that weapon, the dice rolled results in less than 3 attacks being made, make 3 attacks instead. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 6 or more models, and you roll a 2 to determine how many attacks are made, that roll is counted as being a 3 and that weapon makes three attacks against that unit.
  2. When a Blast weapon targets a unit that has 11 or more models, do not roll dice to randomly determine how many attacks are made – instead, make the maximum possible number of attacks. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 11 or more models, that weapon makes six attacks against that unit.
Blast weapons can never be used to make attacks against a unit that is within Engagement Range of the firing model’s unit, even if the weapon has the Pistol type or if the firing model is a VEHICLE or a MONSTER – firing high-explosives at point-blank range is simply unwise.

  • Blast Weapons: Minimum three attacks against units with 6+ models. Always make maximum number of attacks against units with 11+ models.
  • Can never be used to attack units within the firing unit’s Engagement Range.
GRENADE
Grenades are handheld explosive devices that a warrior throws at the enemy while their squad mates provide covering fire.
When a unit shoots, one model that is equipped with a Grenade in that unit can resolve attacks with it instead of shooting any other weapons.

  • Only one model can use a Grenade when its unit shoots.
Acts of Faith

Through the prayers of the faithful is the Emperor’s will made manifest.

Once per phase, one unit from your army with this ability can perform one Act of Faith. To do so, you will use Miracle dice.

Gaining Miracle Dice
If every unit from your army has the ADEPTA SORORITAS keyword (excluding models with the CULT IMPERIALIS, AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM or UNALIGNED keywords), then:
  • At the start of each battle round, you gain 1 Miracle dice.
  • At the end of a phase in which any of the following conditions were met, you gain 1 Miracle dice:

Vengeance
Any ADEPTA SORORITAS units from your army destroy one or more enemy units.

Sacrifice
Any ADEPTA SORORITAS CHARACTER units from your army are destroyed.

Note that Miracle dice can also be gained via other rules. No matter the source, you can only gain Miracle dice from such a rule if every unit from your army has the ADEPTA SORORITAS keyword (excluding models with the CULT IMPERIALIS, AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM or UNALIGNED keywords).

Each time you gain a Miracle dice, roll one D6. The number you roll is the value of that Miracle dice. This value cannot be changed or re-rolled, unless a rule specifically states otherwise. Keep your Miracle dice to one side - this is your Miracle dice pool.

Designer’s Note: We recommend using differently coloured or marked dice for your Miracle dice pool, and placing them to one side of the battle.field, or some place else where you will not accidentally pick them up midgame. It is perfectly fine, if you wish, to write down the values of the Miracle dice in your pool, or to keep track of them in any other way, just so long as both players can see them.

Performing an Act of Faith
Before making a dice roll for a model or a unit from your army with the Acts of Faith ability, if you have one or more dice in your Miracle dice pool, that unit can perform an Act of Faith. To do so, select one or more of the dice from your Miracle dice pool, instead of making any or all of those dice rolls. For each individual dice that is being rolled as part of the dice roll, you can select 1 Miracle dice from your Miracle dice pool to be substituted in place of that dice. The dice that it is being substituted for is not rolled, and instead the value of the selected Miracle dice is used as if it had been rolled. Each Miracle dice can only be selected for substitution once. Once all Miracle dice substitutions have been made, remove the chosen Miracle dice from your Miracle dice pool, and roll any remaining, unsubstituted dice that are a part of the dice roll. You can use Miracle dice when a unit performs an Act of Faith for any of the following types of dice roll:
A Miracle dice is not a modifier or an inherently modified dice (so, for example, if you use a Miracle dice with a value of 1 for a Morale test, that is considered to be an unmodified roll of 1). A Miracle dice that has been used for a substitution can never be re-rolled. This means that if any re-rolls occur, the number and values of any Miracle dice that have already been substituted in the dice roll remain the same for the re-roll (for example, if a single Miracle dice was used to substitute one of the values of a charge roll, and the charge roll was re-rolled, only the unsubstituted dice can be re-rolled).

Example 1: Instead of rolling one D6 to see what value is added to a unit’s Move characteristic when that unit Advances, you could use a dice from your Miracle dice pool. If the value of that dice was 5, you would add 5" to the Move characteristic of every model in that unit for that Movement phase.

Example 2: Instead of rolling 2D6 to see what a unit’s charge distance is when making a charge roll, you could use either one or two dice from your Miracle dice pool. If you chose 2 Miracle dice, and the values of those dice were a 6 and a 3, the unit’s charge distance would be 9".
Advance
When a unit makes an Advance, make an Advance roll for the unit by rolling one D6. Add the result in inches to the Move (M) characteristic of each model in that unit until the end of the current phase. Each model in that unit can then move a distance in inches equal to or less than this total, but no model can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models. A unit cannot shoot or declare a charge in the same turn that it made an Advance.

  • Advance: Models move up to M+D6".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of enemy models.
  • Units that Advance cannot shoot or charge this turn.
Mortal Wounds
Some attacks inflict mortal wounds – these are so powerful that no armour or force field can withstand their fury. Each mortal wound inflicts 1 point of damage on the target unit, and they are always applied one at a time. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other attack and inflict damage to a model in the target unit. Unlike damage inflicted by normal attacks, excess damage from mortal wounds is not lost. Instead, keep allocating damage to another model in the target unit until either all the damage has been allocated or the target unit is destroyed.

If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, resolve the normal damage first. If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, but the normal damage is subsequently saved, the target unit still suffers the mortal wounds, as described before. If an ability modifies the damage inflicted by a weapon, and that weapon can inflict mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, the modifier does not apply to any mortal wounds that are inflicted (unless the rule specifically states otherwise).

  • Each mortal wound inflicted on a unit causes one model in the unit to lose one wound.
  • No saving throws can be made against mortal wounds.
  • Mortal wounds inflicted by attacks in addition to normal damage always apply, even if normal damage saved.
Shield of Faith

Conviction is the greatest armour.

  • Models in this unit have a 6+ invulnerable save.
  • In your opponent’s Psychic phase, this unit can attempt to deny one psychic power as if it were a PSYKER. Each time a Deny the Witch test is taken for this unit, roll one D6 instead of 2D6: if the result of that test was an unmodified result of 6, or if it was greater than the result of the Psychic test, that Deny the Witch test is passed.
Deny the Witch
When a PSYKER unit attempts to deny a psychic power, you must take a Deny the Witch test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is greater than the result of the Psychic test, the Deny the Witch test is passed and the psychic power is denied. Only one attempt can be made to deny a psychic power. If a PSYKER unit can attempt to deny more than one psychic power in a psychic phase, this will be listed on its datasheet.

  • Deny the Witch: Passed if 2D6 exceeds result of the opposing PSYKER’s Psychic test.
  • Only one attempt can be made to deny each psychic power.
Psychic Tests
When a PSYKER unit attempts to manifest a psychic power, you must take a Psychic test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is equal to or greater than that power’s warp charge value, the Psychic test is passed. If you roll a double 1 or a double 6 when taking a Psychic test, that unit immediately suffers Perils of the Warp.

  • Psychic test: Passed if 2D6 equals or exceeds psychic power’s warp charge.
  • If double 1 or double 6 rolled, PSYKER suffers Perils of the Warp.
Combat Attrition Tests
If a unit fails a Morale test, then after the first model has fled the unit, you must take Combat Attrition tests. To do so, roll one D6 for each remaining model in that unit, subtracting 1 from the result if the unit is below Half-strength; for each result of 1, one additional model flees that unit. You decide which models from your unit flee – those models are removed from play and count as having been destroyed, but they never trigger any rules that are used when a model is destroyed.

  • Combat Attrition tests: Roll one D6 for each remaining model in unit; for each 1, one additional model flees.
  • Subtract 1 from Combat Attrition tests if unit is below Half-strength.
Sacred Rites

The Adepta Sororitas pray for the Emperor to guide them and fill them with strength.

This unit gains a bonus depending on which sacred rites are active for your army. After players have determined their mission, you must select one sacred rite from the following table to be active for your army. Alternatively, you can randomly determine two sacred rites from the table to be active for your army by rolling two D6 and looking up the results (if a double is rolled, roll both dice again until two different results are rolled). In either case, these sacred rites are active for your army until the end of the battle. Some rules can make additional sacred rites become active for a unit during the battle. Duplicated active sacred rites on that unit have no additional effect.
D6SACRED RITE
1

Hand of the Emperor

The Sororitas are imbued with boundless font of vigour.

While this sacred rite is active, add 1 to Advance rolls and charge rolls made for this unit.

2

Spirit of the Martyr

Even with their dying act the Sororitas mete out the Emperor’s judgement.

While this sacred rite is active, each time a model in this unit is destroyed by a melee attack and does not explode, roll one D6: on a 6, after the attacking model’s unit has finished making its attacks, it suffers 1 mortal wound (a unit can suffer a maximum of 6 mortal wounds per phase as the result of this ability).

3

Aegis of the Emperor

The Sororitas do not suffer the vile trickery of witches.

While this sacred rite is active, each time this unit uses its Shield of Faith ability to take a Deny the Witch test, if the result of that test was an unmodified result of 5+, or if it was greater than the result of the Psychic test, that Deny the Witch test is passed.

4

Divine Guidance

Seeing the weak points in their enemies’ armour, the Sisters of Battle strike out to shatter it with contemptuous ease.

While this sacred rite is active, each time a model in this unit makes a ranged attack, on an unmodified wound roll of 6, the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack is improved by 1.

5

The Passion

The Sororitas are filled with a burning passion to inflict suffering upon the faithless.

While this sacred rite is active, each time a model in this unit makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.

6

Light of the Emperor

The Emperor’s radiance shines upon his warriors, emboldening them amidst the thick of battle.

While this sacred rite is active, you can ignore any or all modifiers to this unit’s Leadership characteristic, and each time a Combat Attrition test is taken for this unit, you can ignore any or all modifiers.

The LIVING SAINT keyword is used in the following Adepta Sororitas datasheets:

The ORDER OF OUR MARTYRED LADY and CHARACTER keywords are used in the following Adepta Sororitas datasheets:

DIVINE INTERVENTION2CP
Adepta Sororitas – Epic Deed Stratagem

Sometimes, a brush with death is so close that the only explanation seems to be divine intervention.

Use this Stratagem when an ADEPTA SORORITAS CHARACTER model (excluding named characters) from your army is destroyed, instead of using any rules that are triggered when a model is destroyed (e.g. Sacrifice or the Chaplet of Sacrifice Relic). Discard 1-3 Miracle dice. At the end of the phase, set that model back up on the battlefield as close as possible to where it was destroyed and not within Engagement Range of any enemy models. The model is returned to play with a number of wounds remaining equal to the number of Miracle dice you discarded. You cannot use this Stratagem if you do not have any Miracle dice remaining. This Stratagem can only be used once per battle.

The ORDER OF OUR MARTYRED LADY and PARAGON WARSUITS keywords are used in the following Adepta Sororitas datasheets:

Objective Secured
Some units have an ability called Objective Secured. A player controls an objective marker if they have any models with this ability within range of that objective marker, even if there are more enemy models within range of that objective marker. If an enemy model within range of an objective marker also has this ability (or a similar ability), then the objective marker is controlled by the player who has the most models within range of that objective marker as normal.

  • Objective Secured: Player controls objective marker if any of their models in range have this ability.
RAPID FIRE
Rapid fire weapons are versatile armaments capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
When a model shoots a Rapid Fire weapon, double the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s range.

  • Double number of attacks made if target is within half range.

Blessed blade used in the following datasheets:

Rod of Office used in the following datasheets:

Null rod used in the following datasheets:

The CANONESS keyword is used in the following Adepta Sororitas datasheets:

Brazier of holy fire used in the following datasheets:

Pistols
 • Bolt pistol
 • Inferno pistol
+5
 • Ministorum hand flamer1
 • Plasma pistol
+5

1 A Canoness cannot be equipped with this weapon.

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