As it comes to the end of another Ranked season we are releasing another new Trait: Big Game Hunter.
The Rule reads as follows: “When this card attacks a card with a cost of 40 or greater, all attacks deal an additional 25/50/75% damage”
This represents cards with high damage potential either in their weaponry or skills that mean they are particularly strong at taking out monsters and vehicles, or specialists in taking out enemy characters. You may notice that snipers haven’t been included in the list of cards getting this new rule as there is something else in the pipeline for them!
Also worth noting is how this calculation will appear in game. It will not be displayed on the preattack calculation but applied once the attack has been made. Although this reduces the visibility of the trait effect to some degree, this is in place to ensure that the trait triggers in instances where the target is not in the opposite lane. Such scenarios could be taunt, an empty opposite lane, or perhaps something else (???).
Big Game Hunter has been chosen because the meta currently revolves around, broadly speaking, small decks of powerful cards. While not inherently problematic it does penalise some of the other ‘horde’ builds, and the warlords that benefit from fighting opponents with large decks. Bringing in a new way to target these larger cards adds a new layer of balance, and the opportunity to counter some popular builds without us having to look at nerfing them. We prefer to update the meta through new traits and buffs where possible; adding variety rather than reducing it is always the goal.
So on to the list!
Lathrangil – Harlequin Solitaire
Drazhar – Drukhari Master of Blades
Ather Akhia – Fire Dragon Aspect Warrior
Engineer of Murder – Sautek Dynsaty Canoptek Tomb Stalker
Mag’ladroth – Shard of the Void Dragon
Shas’vre Korloss – T’au Sept VX107 R’varna Battlesuit
Shas’vre Ka’eldi – Vior’la Sept XV88 Broadside Battlesuit
Shas’vre Vosai – Vior’la Sept XV8 Crisis Battlesuit
Servants of the Emperor:
Gamma-Lance 088 – Armiger Warglaive of the Adeptus Mechanicus
Gregor Eisenhorn – Legendary Imperial Inquisitor
Colonel Kurits Hicks – Catachan Grizzled Veteran
Lord Inquisitor Kyria Draxus – Lord Inquisitor of the Ordo Xenos
Meh’lindi – Callidus Assassin
Watch Captain Artemis – Deathwatch Watch Captain
Sven Ironfist – Space Wolves Redemptor Dreadnought
Brother Loraphael – Dark Angels Nephilim Jetfighter
Kor’sarro Khan – White Scars Master of the Hunt
Brother Typhan – Ultramarines Eradicator
Khan’zhar the Red – Wrath of Khorne Bloodthirster
Magmaximus – Black Legion Forgefiend
Corprax the Wall-Breaker – Iron Warriors Havoc
Boss Zagstruck – Leader of the Vulcha Sqwad
Baddkrasha’s Smash Gun – Bad Moons Clan Mek Gun
Kog da Rekka – Snakebite Clan Tankbusta Nob
Ruknar – Goff Clan Tankbusta
Malachus – Genestealer Cults Kelemorph
Galam – Genestealer Cults Acolyte Hybrid
Mallick – Genestealer Cults Neophyte Hybrid