Nighthaunt and Stormcast Endless Spell Preview!
Warhammer Community have shared details about the new faction exclusive Endless Spells coming with the Nighthaunt and Stormcast Battletomes a week on Saturday! Really hope we see these for every faction!
This weekend doesn’t just see the pre-order of two new battletomes and some incredible Nighthaunt and Stormcast Eternals models, but also the first two sets of faction-specific endless spells!
Endless spells are one of the most exciting changes in the new edition of Warhammer Age of Sigmar, bringing magic to life as never seen in any wargame before, and it’ll be a core part of your games going forward. Just as the new endless spells from Malign Sorcery brought to life the magics of the realms, the endless spells for each faction will explore the unique character and flavour of the armies they’re associated with. Today, we’re taking a look at the new endless spells for the Stormcast Eternals and Nighthaunt, and what they mean for you…
The invocations in Endless Spells: Stormcast Eternals are the perfect companion to any Sacrosanct Chambers units you have – with Evocators, Knights-Incantor and Lord-Arcanums, you’ll be spoiled for choice for who to cast them with, and each features powerful in-game effects for you to harness.
For example – there are few situations on the battlefield which can’t be solved by throwing a hurricane of hammers at them (it’s what Sigmar would want). The Celestian Vortex, as you’d expect, is a great damage dealer against Chaos opponents but also messes with enemy shooting, making it particularly effective against units like Tzaangor Skyfires…
Sometimes, however, you’ll want to play a little more defensively – and for that, the Dais Arcanum is ideal. This flying platform boosts the saves on any who ride it, allows them to fly and gives them an additional unbind in the hero phase – in short, it’s perfect for upgrading any of your pedestrian Wizards.
One of the most fun, however, has to be the Everblaze Comet.
We’ve all been there – you’re playing a game with your Stormcast Eternals, and your opponent’s general is refusing to do the honourable thing and meet your Lord-Celestant for an epic duel in the centre of the battlefield. Instead, he or she is indulging in cowardly tactics like “playing for the objective” – the very cheek of it! The Everblaze Comet is the answer to those who think that staying put means staying safe…
Dealing loads of mortal wounds to nearby units when it arrives (friend or foe), the Everblaze Comet is a great way to knock a chunk off your opponent’s army and boasts a massive range of 36″, allowing you to cast it from outside your opponent’s unbinding range.
Where it really comes into its own is in subsequent turns, unleashing pulses of mortal wounds at the start of each battle round and dampening enemy casters.
We’ve already taken a look at one of the otherworldly conjurations from Endless Spells: Nighthaunt – the Shyish Reaper – but what about the other two spells from the set? Both provide some additional offensive options for your Nighthaunt army, allowing you to output a steady trickle of mortal wounds to help grind your foes down.
Take, for example, the Vault of Souls. This endless spell damages nearby models, but is also a deadly time bomb that detonates once it’s glutted itself on your foes (or any friends unfortunate enough to stand near it). The Soul Eruption rule for this endless spell causes it to explode once it’s dealt 20 mortal wounds – if you’re feeling particularly insidious, feed your own Chainrasp Hordes into it at the beginning of the game to hurry the process along – after all, you can always bring them back later…
On the other hand, you have the Mortalis Terminexus – a double-edged endless spell that’s flexible, if a little risky to use.
We’d recommend shooting for the second turn where possible when using this endless spell – with a durable army like the Nighthaunts, getting double-turned early on shouldn’t hurt your plans too much.
We’ve mentioned it before, but it’s well worth noting again – if you have Nagash, you’ll want to get these endless spells for your army, as all of them can be cast by him! You could even combine them with the Purple Sun of Shyish, Suffocating Gravetide and Soulsnare Shackles for an entire army themed around Death magic…
You’ll be able to pre-order all of these spells this weekend, while if you’re looking for Wizards to cast them with, make sure to get your hands on a copy of Soul Wars – available to pre-order online and in stores this weekend.
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