Hey all. I've been on a big Lizardmen kick lately, and despite the fact that I'm not one to typically use special characters, I'm really into Gor-Rok. That, and my planned army hails from the First City, Itza...so it all makes good sense. He's got some very cool and brutal background, and is just all all-round cool, in my opinion. Hence, I'd really love to make use of him in my army.
That said, what are your thoughts on him? From my point of view he's far, far away from being a ridiculously overpowered SC (which is something I'm very thankful for...), but I can see him being reasonably powerful, thanks in large part to the Shield of Aeons. Combined with his re-rolling To Hits in the first round of combats, thanks to the Mace of Ulamak, and his naturally great stats as a glorified Scar-Veteran....well, he seems quite alright. He is a bit on the pricey side, however.
In my view, he seems like a good, characterful, and potentially quite effective addition to my Itza-themed army. Throwing him in a solid unit of Saurus Warriors will make for a nasty proposition for most enemy units to engage, I think. It's true, he doesn't have a Ward save, but he is Resilient, making any successful to wound rolls against him be re-rolled, and also having an immunity to Killing Blow. I think he can be quite the tough customer. Ward saves can be negated...Gor-Rok's resiliency cannot.
So, Gor-Rok. By no means is he an "uber" special character, or a silly no-brainer choice, but strikes me as an effective and characterful addition. That said, I haven't totally made my mind up on him yet. That's what this thread is all about. What do you think of the mighty White Lizard? Could he be a worthwhile addition, for the most part, or should I re-think my view on him?