The 18th trait to be added to the game, ready for the next ranked season, is one that has been requested and discussed a fair bit amongst the community: Barrage. The rule itself reads as follows:
“Whenever this card makes a Ranged attack it deals 10/20/30% of that damage to cards adjacent to the target.”
So we have our first ‘area of effect’ trait, and also our first that applies to adjacent cards rather than target cards or all cards, making positioning of these cards important to get the maximum benefit.
A few other key things to mention is that:
- It will be blocked by shields so this can be a very effective strategy for stripping shields indirectly or when facing a shield wall.
- When targeting taunt or target acquired cards it will still splash out to adjacent cards so again can be used to deal some extra damage to cards you would not normally be able to target that round.
- Barrage damage is a percentage of the damage dealt so taunt damage reductions, as well as other debuff effects, will affect the splash damage total (and similarly with buff effects).
With these interactions it should prove a more complex and tactical addition than it may appear on the surface and should add some good new builds and combos into the game.
So the information you all really want, who’s getting it?
Ealion Toir – Dark Reaper Exarch
Athel Astaan – Aeldari Corsair Reaver
Emberresh the Suneater – Transcendent C’Tan
Implacable Vanguard – Sautekh Dynasty Immortal
Shas’vre Ob’Lotai 9-0 – Farsight Enclaves XV88 Broadside Battlesuit
Kor’vesa #7700184 – Voir’la DS8 Tactical Support Turret
Kor’vesa #6604931 – Vior’la Sept MV8 Missile Drone
Servants of the Emperor:
Junith Erutia – Adepta Sororitas Canoness Superior
Omicron 99-Scythe – Adeptus Mechanicus Kastelan Robot
Pious Vorne – Missionary Zealot
Sister Aliesha – Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister
Brother Crusaius – Ultramarines Centurion Devastator
Brother Remial – Dark Angels Aggressor
Renrik Red-Eye – Space Wolves Aggressor
Brother Ebellius – Blood Angels Terminator
Phrenzyx Shatterhowl – Noise Marine of Slaanesh
Dorzgogh – Black Legion Obliterator
Da Mad Mangler – Bad Moons Clan Gorkanaut
Rukfang’s Squigbuggy – Snakebite Clan Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy
Gogbolg’s Bubble Chukka – Evil Sunz Clan Mek Gun
Specimen: LV-083-SD-Θ – Hive Fleet Leviathan BiovoreSpecimen: LV-562-MF-Θ – Hive Fleet Leviathan Hive Guard
Get ready to blow the opposition to smithereens!