This has been a really interesting season balance wise off the back of the introduction of Trait Rank 4. There has been a big shift overall between warlord performance and trait success so it’s been really hard to pick apart any warlords and traits that may need adjusting. Because of that, and because it’s clear we’ll probably need another season for this to settle down, no Warlords or Traits are going to be adjusted. Instead the focus will be on cards that have continued to trend below (or above) average both before and after the Trait Rank 4 changes. Also with very limited bodyguard changes made last season this will be a slightly larger balance pass than usual.

Despite no changes to the Warlords worth noting is the overall performance at this point, with Greyfax still coming out with the best win-rate overall (if only just). Some previously less seen warlords have jumped right up with Boss Snikrot now having the 5th best win-rate and the Swarmlord coming out at 6th overall. Also great to see is that both Darkstrider and Lelith Hesperax have performed very strongly despite being newly released, each coming in the middle of the roster. Another thing to note is we are aware of the performance, and general feeling around Captain Acheran. While we have nothing to announce now, he is being reviewed, but extra care needs to be taken on a warlord that every player starts with. I’ll be looking to get the same performance breakdown for warlords as I did last season out on the Forum and Discord once the season has finished.

So with that all said let’s have a look at the bodyguard changes:


Uthrielle – Craftworld Saim-Hann Wraithlord
Cost Change: 54 -> 52 (Down 2)

Iyanna Arienal – Craftworld Saim-Hann Spiritseer
Stat Change: +5 Base Psychic
Cost Change: 11 -> 10 (Down 1)

Thielle – Dire Avenger Aspect Warrior
Stat Change: +5 Base Wounds, +3 Base Range


Eldritch Defender – Sautekh Dynasty Annihilation Barge
Cost Change: 44 -> 48 (Up 4)

Unending Fury – Szarekhan Dynast Skorpekh Destroyer
Cost Change: 35 -> 32 (Down 3)


Shas’ui Vass – T’au Sept Stealth Battlesuit
Stat Change: +9 Base Range

Kor’vesa #5518320 – Vior’la Sept MV5 Stealth Drone
Stat Change: +5 Base Wounds, -5 Base Melee
Upgrade Change: Lvls 4, 8 and 12; Melee -> Wounds

Kor’vesa #2207986 – Vior’la Sept MV33 Grav-Inhibitor Drone
Stat Change: +11 Base Wounds, -11 Base Melee
Upgrade Change: Lvls 4, 7, 9 and 12; Melee -> Wounds

Kor’vesa #4407986 – Vior’la Sept MV4 Shield Drone
Stat Change: +4 Base Wounds, -4 Base Melee
Upgrade Change: Lvl 13; Melee -> Wounds

Servants of the Emperor

Gamma-Lance 088 – Arminger Warglaive of the Adeptus Mechanicus
Stat Change: + 5 Base Range, +5 Base Melee

Prisoner #01159004151 – Penitent Engine
Stat Change: -10 Base Melee

Celestine – The Living Saint
Cost Change: 43 -> 45 (Up 2)

Inquisitor Karamazov – Inquisitor Lord of the Ordo Hereticus
Trait Change: Inspiring Presence -> Fear

Omicron 99-Scythe – Adeptus Mechanicus Kastelan Robot
Stat Change: +10 Base Range

Old Strider – Catachan Scout Sentinel
Stat Ungrade: +8 Base Range

Custodian Heracal – Adeptus Custodes Verus Praetor
Stat Change: +20 Base Wounds

Amalia Novena – Adepta Sororitas Sister Superior
Stat Change: +10 Base Wounds, +5 Base Range

Grathyogg – Astra Militarum Bullgryn
Stat Change: +10 Base Wounds, +7 Base Range

881-Phi Wrath – Secutarii Peltast
Stat Change: +5 Base Wounds, +3 Base Range

Gotfret De Montbard
Cost Change: 4 -> 5 (Up 1)

Space Marines

Sven Ironfist – Space Wolves Redemptor Dreadnought
Cost Change: 68 -> 64 (Down 4)

Brother Moritar – Grey Knights Venerable Dreadnought
Stat Change: +4 Base Psychic

Tigurius – Ultramarines Chief Librarian
Stat Change: +15 Base Wounds
Cost Change: 36 -> 40 (Up 4)

Shadow of Caliban – Ravewing Deathshroud
Trait Change: Precision Shot -> Inspiring Presence

Adrax Agatone – Salamanders Captain
Stat Change: +5 Base Range, +5 Base Melee

Primaris Lieutenant Octavian – Ultramarines Primaris Lieutenant
Stat Change: +20 Base Wounds

Lieutenant Eothrus – Primaris Battle Leader
Stat Change: +20 Base Wounds

Malkaan Feirros – Iron Hands Master of the Forge
Stat Change: +5 Base Range, +5 Base Melee

Fenrik Red-Eye – Space Wolves Aggressor
Stat Change: +10 Base Wounds

Jetek Suberei – Deathwatch Space Marine Biker
Stat Change: +7 Base Melee

Veteran Sergeant Lysor – Imperial Fists Intercessor
Stat Change: +10 Base Wounds, + 5 Base Melee

Edryc Setorax – Deathwatch Vanguard Veteran
Stat Change: +5 Base Wounds, +2 Melee

Brother Gjorn – Deathwatch Blackshield
Stat Change: +4 Base Melee


Slogoth Poxbelly – Great Unclean One of Nurgle
Stat Change: +4 Base Psychic

Tzax’Lan-Tar – Lord of Change of Tzeentch
Stat Change: -4 Base Psychic

Bzzark the Fly-Borne – Daemon Prince of Nurgle
Trait Change: Shield -> Fear

Hakkon Karnikus – Crimson Slaughter Terminator Lord
Trait Change: Furious Charge -> Shield

Obsidius Malex – Chaos Lord
Stat Change: +20 Base Wounds

Kattorax Vorthire – Death Guard Lord of Virulence
Stat Change: +3 Base Range, +3 Base Melee

Horticulous Slimux – The Great Cultivator of Nurgle
Trait Change: Shield -> Regen

N’eemz, Face of the Moon – Herald of Tzeentch
Cost Change: 18 -> 20 (Up 2)

Corprax the Wall-Breaker – Iron Warriors Havoc
Stat Change: +5 Base Range


Da Mad Mangler – Bad Moons Clan Gorkanaut
Cost Change: 88 -> 85 (Down 3)

Rukfang’s Squigbuggy – Snakebite CLan Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy
Stat Change: -25 Base Wounds

Snazzmek – Bad Moons Clan Big Mek in Mega Armour
Stat Change: +4 Base Range, +4 Base Melee

Zogmex – Goff Clan Big Mek in Mega Armour
Stat Change: +3 Base Range, +3 Base Melee

Bignatz – Bad Moons Clan Killa Kan
Cost Change: 28 -> 26 (Down 2)

Hakka Buzzkill – Blood Axe Bob
Stat Change: +10 Base Wounds

Kog da Rekka – Snakebite Clan Tankbusta Nob
Cost Change: 13 -> 12 (Down 1)


Specimen: LV-003-TD-Ψ – Hive Fleet Leviathan Tyrannocyte
Stat Change: +5 Base Range, +5 Base Melee

Specimen: LV-714-BC-Φ – Hive Fleet Leviathan Tyranid Warrior
Stat Change: +20 Base Wounds

Galam – Genestealer Cults Acolyte Hybrid
Stat Change: + 5 Base Wounds, +3 Base Melee

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