Tyranids – Deathleaper
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Deathleaper

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
120
Deathleaper (base: 40mm)
1
120
Deathleaper
10" 2+ 6+ 7 5 7 7 8 4+ 40mm
A Deathleaper is equipped with: Lictor claws and talons; flesh hooks. Your army can only include one DEATHLEAPER model.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Lictor claws and talons
Lictor claws and talons
Melee
Melee
User
-3
2
-
OTHER WARGEAR
ABILITIES 
Flesh hooks
When the bearer’s unit makes a Normal Move, Advances or Falls Back, the bearer does not count any vertical distance it moves against the total that it can move this turn.
Flesh hooks
When the bearer’s unit makes a Normal Move, Advances or Falls Back, the bearer does not count any vertical distance it moves against the total that it can move this turn.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Superior Chameleonic Skin:
  • Each time an attack is made against this model, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
  • While this model is receiving the benefits of cover, it cannot be selected as the target of a ranged attack if the attacker is more than 12" away.
  • This model has a 4+ invulnerable save.
It's Out There (Aura): While an enemy unit is within 6" of this model, that enemy unit cannot start to perform actions.
Inhuman Swiftness: At the start of the Fight phase, if this model is within Engagement Range of any enemy units, it can fight first that phase.
Fear of the Unseen: While an enemy unit is within Engagement Range of this model, that unit cannot be selected for Stratagems used by your opponent, and that unit cannot be affected by Stratagems used by your opponent when that unit is selected to shoot or fight.
Hidden Hunter: During deployment, you can set up this model in hiding instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do so, then in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases you can set up this model wholly within 6" of any battlefield edge or any terrain features and more than 9" away from any enemy models (or more then 6" away from enemy models if this model is set up wholly within your deployment zone), and, until the end of the turn, you can re-roll charge rolls made for this model.
WARLORD TRAIT!
WARLORD TRAIT!
Alien Cunning:
  • This WARLORD has the Objective Secured ability.
  • This WARLORD counts as 5 models when determining control of an objective marker.
  • This WARLORD can start to perform an action, even if it Advanced or Fell Back this turn.
FACTION KEYWORDS: HIVE TENDRIL, TYRANIDS,
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, CHARACTER, LICTOR, FLESH HOOKS, FEEDER TENDRILS, DEATHLEAPER

Datasheet-related Stratagems

VANGUARD ONSLAUGHT1CP
Tyranids – Battle Tactic Stratagem – Crusade

First amongst the swarm to assail the prey, vanguard organisms pounce upon ill-prepared defenders.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a GARGOYLES, GENESTEALERS, HARPY, HIVE CRONE or LICTOR unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, if that unit made a charge move, was charged, or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, then each time a model in that unit makes an attack, you can re-roll the wound roll.
OPPORTUNISTIC ADVANCE1CP
Kraken – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Before the prey can react, Krakens swarms are already amongst them.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a KRAKEN unit from your army is selected to move. Until the end of the turn:
  • Each time that unit Advances, do not make an Advance roll. Instead, until the end of the phase, add 8" to the Move characteristic of models in that unit (note that a unit cannot be affected by both this Stratagem and the Bounding Advance Stratagem, in the same phase).
  • Models in that unit do not suffer the penalty to hit rolls incurred for firing Assault weapons in the same turn that their unit has Advanced.
COMBINED ASSAULT1CP
Leviathan – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The broods of Hive Fleet Leviathan hunt as one, exhibiting eerie precision in their strikes.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one enemy unit within Engagement Range of two or more LEVIATHAN units from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time a LEVIATHAN model makes a melee attack against that enemy unit, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
CRITICAL MASS1CP
Hydra – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Once this hive fleets warrior organisms outnumber their prey, they soon overwhelm them in a hideous, heaving mass.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a HYDRA unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a melee attack made by a model in that unit targets an enemy unit with fewer models than its own, you can re-roll the wound roll.
DEATH FRENZY2CP
Tyranids – Epic Deed Stratagem

Tyranids care nothing for self-preservation, and will fight on.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a HIVE TENDRIL CHARACTER model from your army that has not already been selected to fight this phase is destroyed, instead of using any rules that are triggered when that model is destroyed (e.g. the Death Throes ability). Do not remove that model from play - it can fight after the attacking model’s unit has finished making attacks. When making those attacks, if the destroyed model’s characteristics can change as they suffer damage, that model is considered to have its full wounds remaining for the purpose of determining what those characteristics are. After resolving the destroyed model’s attacks, it is then removed.
PHEROMONE TRAIL1CP
Tyranids – Epic Deed Stratagem

Lictors release a trail of potent pheromones that guide fresh waves of bioforms to the slaughter.

Use this Stratagem in your Charge phase. Select one enemy unit within 6" of a LICTOR model from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time a friendly unit declares a charge that targets that enemy unit, add 2 to the charge roll.
BURIED IN WAIT1CP
Jormungandr – Requisition Stratagem

The Great Serpent attacks from below, bursting out from subterranean tunnels into the midst of its prey.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, during the Declare Reserves and Transports step (if you are playing a mission without this step, use this Stratagem during deployment instead). Select one JORMUNGANDR unit from your army (excluding TITANIC units). You can set up that unit near to the surface instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do so, then in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases, you can set up that unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models. 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).
INVISIBLE HUNTER1CP
Tyranids – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Hunter-slayer organisms can melt away before the eyes of their foes, only to strike suddenly from a new and unexpected direction.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your turn. Select one LICTOR model from your army that was not set up on the battlefield this turn. Remove that model from the battlefield. In the Reinforcements step of your next Movement phase, you can set that model back up on the battlefield anywhere that is wholly within 9" of any battlefield edge and more than 9" away from any enemy models. If the battle ends and that model is not on the battlefield, it is destroyed.
IMPALING HOOKS1CP
Tyranids – Wargear Stratagem

Pinioned upon vicious flesh hooks, the squirming prey is all the easier to tear apart.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a FLESH HOOKS unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a FLESH HOOKS model in that unit makes a melee attack against an enemy unit (excluding VEHICLE and MONSTER units), add 1 to that attack’s hit roll.
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.
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.
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.

The HORMAGAUNTS keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

BOUNDING ADVANCE1CP/2CP
Tyranids – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Synaptic impulses from the Hive Mind cause Hormagaunts to surge into battle.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a HORMAGAUNTS unit from your army is selected to Advance. Until the end of the turn:
  • Each time that unit Advances, do not make an Advance roll. Instead, until the end of the phase, add 6" to the Move characteristic of models in that unit.
  • That unit is still eligible to declare a charge this turn even though it Advanced.
If that unit has 15 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
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.
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.

The TITANIC keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Lords of War
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.
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.
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.
Performing a Heroic Intervention
When a unit performs a Heroic Intervention, you can move each model in that unit up to 3" – this is a Heroic Intervention move. Each model in the unit must finish its Heroic Intervention move closer to the closest enemy model. Remember that a unit must finish any type of move in unit coherency.

  • Heroic Intervention: Move up to 3".
  • Must end closer to the closest enemy model.

Flesh hooks used in the following datasheets:

The FLESH HOOKS keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:


– if equipped with the Flesh hooks the bearer gains the FLESH HOOKS keyword.
Normal Move
When a unit makes a Normal Move, each model in that unit can move a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move (M) characteristic shown on its datasheet, but no model can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Normal Move: Models move up to M".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of any enemy models.
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.

This datasheet has Elites Battlefield Role. Full list of Tyranids units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

The FEEDER TENDRILS keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

The GARGOYLES keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Troops

The GENESTEALERS keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

The HARPY keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Flyers

The HIVE CRONE keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

The LICTOR keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Terrain and Cover
Some pieces of terrain can provide certain bonuses to units in your army. Each bonus and how to acquire it is described in the Terrain Features section of the Core Rules. If a model has acquired such a bonus (to it's Save, Leadership or other characteristics), it is considered as receiving the benefit of cover. There are ways for some models to ignore such bonuses while making an attack, but it should be known what kind of benefit is ignored (see the Rare Rules for clarification).

Lictor claws and talons used in the following datasheets:

The FLESH HOOKS keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:


– if equipped with the Flesh hooks the bearer gains the FLESH HOOKS keyword.

The LICTOR keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

The and LICTOR keywords are used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

The DEATHLEAPER keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

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