View Full Version : Daemon special character heroes?

06-06-2008, 17:32
could some one please tell me if these guys, such as Skulltaker and Epidemius give units the special abillities like normal heralds do? i.e. locus of khorne etc. thanks a lot

06-06-2008, 18:07
Hmm... tricky one. The book doesn't say that they do, so I'd say no. Skulltaker and Epideimus aren't a lot more expensive than Heralds, so the lack of Locus rule is probably a trade off.

06-06-2008, 20:18
as a daemon player - well working on it - id rule certainly not.

Take epidemis as my example.

115 pts for herald of nurgle.
135 pts for him.

epidemis swaps -1 S for +1 T. We will call that quits.

Then he gets the tally, thats easily the 20 pts diffrence. Id say 30 but hes a special character so = cheaper.

So thats roughly fair.

Oh and hes on a 50 pt palaquin. He surely dosnt have locus. Same goes for skull taker if you compare him to a normal herald.

06-06-2008, 20:18
No as they are not heralds, even in their backgrounds. Epideimus is the Tallyman, Skulltaker is the champion of Khorne and masque, if she could join units, is just a daemonette.

06-06-2008, 22:41
Exactly right. None of the special characters are "Heralds" of their God. They are all unique beings with their own special titles, as nexus6 pointed out. This is the reason why, if you wanted to, you could put Epidemius in a unit of Bloodletters or Daemonettes (it would be a dumb decision, as he would add almost nothing to them, but you COULD do it).

07-06-2008, 00:45
that and the fact that none of the special characters have the Locus rule listed as a special rule. seems pretty obvious to me.

08-06-2008, 17:55
ye i thought not, just wanted a second opinion, thanks guys.

30-06-2008, 19:41
there not heralds, so no, funny thing is, since there not heralds, go wild, put skulltaker in a unit of horrors!

01-07-2008, 04:34
Nope they would have the Locus of their patron God. Yes! I finialy got the right answer before anyone else!!

03-07-2008, 02:07
There Not Heralds< They Dont Have Locus

Windings of a snake
06-07-2008, 14:59
Despite of not having the locus, some of the hero special chars are still somewhat broken.

See also bluecribes of tzeench.

26-07-2008, 17:47
you say some may be broken then refer to the bluescribes :wtf:... i play daemons and even i'd have to say the the skulltaker is the worst... in that awesome head removing kind of way:evilgrin:...