Monday, 21 March 2011

Skitterleap focus

With a "Bamf!" the Skaven Sorcerer disappears in a puff of smoke to reappear elsewhere on the battlefield.

Often overlooked by new players, but very viable spell choice if you have prepared couple of toys to play with. Skitterleap can be used in many ways. Most common is to skitterleap your warlock engineer equiped with Doomrocket to the side of enemy lined up army 14 inches away from primary target u wish to hit. Right after the magic phase launch the rocket, roll 4 dices as average roll with them is 14 and u should hit your target with bit luck. If not, rocket ll probably at least partialy hit another enemy unit as your warlock is at side of enemy line. U can do the same with brass orb as it could be same devastating like doomrocket hit if you chose the right target for it. Skitterleap has many uses and its up to you to use this awesome spell to your advantage..oponent has a lone standing wizard on oposite edge of the table? Skitterleap your assasin next to him and down him in shooting phase with your deadly shurikens, etc. etc.. in fact i consider skitterleap one of most poweful spells in skaven lore of magic.

Doomrocket model v2, wet dream of skaven industry
How to get it off? In my first games my opopnents were dispelling all important stuff i wanted to cast. Then i realized i have to drain my oponents dispell dices first by casting few direct damage spells first threatening his valuable targets. Oponent ll enshure to prevent any damage first and ll likely forgot about relative unimportant skitterleap. Usualy i field two engineers and grey seer so it easy to get it off as i try to cast warplightnings by engineers first, they both usualy gets dispelled, then i ll drain last dispell dices oponent usually have left by trying somethink like scorch by my seer and then its time to cast my skitterleap as oponent is usualy out of all dispel dices by now, realizing he allowed you to unleash doomrocket from very threatening position. Almost wiping out one of his units, leaving your engineer in range of his warmachine crews, unshure what to do. Shooting your engineer by his canons, close to his own units, turning one of his units towards engineer and disrupt his defense line? As i stated before, this is very nasty trick and your oponents ll love it;-) Hope this little article give you idea how to use your casters more effective and share more fun with your oponents. If you knew this trick allready...well, hope i ll come up with somethink better next time;-)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...