Thousand Sons – Mutalith Vortex Beast
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Mutalith Vortex Beast

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W! A Ld Sv Vortex Powers Base
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Mutalith Vortex Beast (base: 120 x 92mm)
1
145
Mutalith Vortex Beast
10" 3+ 4+ 7 7 8-14 5 7 4+ 2 120 x 92mm
8" 4+ 4+ 7 7 4-7 5 7 4+ 1
6" 5+ 4+ 7 7 1-3 5 7 4+ 0
A Mutalith Vortex Beast is equipped with: betentacled maw; Mutalith claws.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Betentacled maw
Betentacled maw
Melee
Melee
User
-1
1
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, make 3 hit rolls instead of 1.
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, make 3 hit rolls instead of 1.
Mutalith claws
Mutalith claws
Melee
Melee
+1
-2
3
-
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Aura of Dark Glory: This model has a 5+ invulnerable save.
Mutant Regeneration: In your Command phase, this model regains up to D3 lost wounds.
Warp Explosion: When this model is destroyed, roll one D6 before removing it from play. On a 4+ it explodes, and each unit within 6" suffers D3 mortal wounds.
Warp Vortex: In your Shooting phase, this model can use a number of Vortex Powers as specified in its characteristics table above. Each time this model does so, select one of the powers below that has not been used by a friendly model during this turn and resolve its effects:

Immaterial Flare: Select one enemy unit within 18" of and visible to this model, then roll one D6 for each model in that unit: for each roll of 6, that unit suffers 1 mortal wound.

Turbulent Discharge: Determine the closest enemy unit within 18" of and visible to this model, then roll one D6: on a 2-4, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds; on a 5+, that unit suffers 3 mortal wounds.

Maelstrom of Madness: Roll one D6 for each enemy unit within 9" of this model: on a 2+, that unit suffers 1 mortal wound.

Beam of Unreality: Select one enemy unit with a Wounds characteristic of 10 or more within 24" of and visible to this model, then roll one D6, subtracting 1 from the result if that enemy unit has the AIRCRAFT keyword and adding 1 to the result if that enemy unit has the TITANIC keyword. On a 3-4, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds; on a 5+, that unit suffers D6 mortal wounds.
FACTION KEYWORDS: CHAOS, TZEENTCH, HERETIC ASTARTES, THOUSAND SONS, <GREAT CULT>
KEYWORDS: MONSTER, MUTALITH VORTEX BEAST

Datasheet-related Stratagems

AETHERIC SATURATION1CP
Thousand Sons – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Sorcerer absorbs the chaotic energies flowing thickly around a Mutalith Vortex Beast, healing injuries he has sustained.

Use this Stratagem in your Psychic phase, when a PSYKER CHARACTER from your army within 12" of a friendly MUTALITH VORTEX BEAST model is selected to manifest psychic powers. Instead of manifesting one psychic power with that model, it is healed and regains up to D3 lost wounds. Each model can only be healed once per 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.
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.
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.

The MONSTER keyword is used in the following Thousand Sons datasheets:

Lords of War

The MUTALITH VORTEX BEAST keyword is used in the following Thousand Sons datasheets:

Manifesting Psychic Powers
The same PSYKER unit cannot attempt to manifest Smite more than once during the same battle round. When you select a PSYKER unit to manifest psychic powers, you select one psychic power that unit knows and attempt to manifest it. With the exception of Smite, you cannot attempt to manifest the same psychic power more than once in the same battle round, even with different PSYKER units.

To manifest the psychic power, you must first pass a Psychic test. The opposing player can then select one of their PSYKER units that is within 24" of the PSYKER unit attempting to manifest the power and attempt to deny that power before its effects are resolved by passing a Deny the Witch test.

So long as the Psychic test was successful and the psychic power was not denied by a successful Deny the Witch test, the psychic power is successfully manifested and its effects, which will be described in the power itself, are then resolved. If the PSYKER unit can attempt to manifest more than one psychic power in its Psychic phase, you can then attempt to manifest those, one at a time, as described above. The number of psychic powers each PSYKER unit can attempt to manifest in its Psychic phase is listed on its datasheet.

  • Select psychic power.
  • You cannot select the same psychic power more than once per battle round, unless that power is Smite.
  • Attempt to manifest the psychic power by taking a Psychic test.
  • The opponent can attempt to deny the psychic power by taking a Deny the Witch test.
  • If successfully manifested, resolve the psychic power’s effects.
  • Select another psychic power.
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