Hello Citizens.

It’s been a while since our last Balance pass, and I’m thrilled to be at the head of this one, bringing a much needed shake-up to the current meta.

We’ve been doing a really careful review of where things are in need of adjustments. Beyond a few very targeted adjustments for specific decks that were powering through every opposition at a rate of knots (I’m looking at you, Inquisitor Greyfax), by and large the theme of this pass is to shine a light on some more underappreciated cards.

As mentioned in my previous blog, where I spoke about balancing in general, having all cards find their niche is very important to us. Card selection shouldn’t be as simple as finding a bigger number, and the more we can do to give each card its own unique identity, as close to the lore and tabletop game as possible, the better.

Not every faction features, and this is because we’ve focused only on the extremes. Some factions are simply in a healthier place when it comes to internal balance! Rest assured – every faction will see adjustments in the future as we return to a more regular cadence of balancing.

Without further ado, let’s get into the change list:

Warlord Rule Adjustments:

Illic Nightspear
Bringer of True Death – Kill trigger threshold 75% of max health -> 65% of max health.

This one simple change to Illic’s rule should make his decks far more deadly, especially at clearing out smaller cards much more proficiently.

Parasite of Mortrex

Explosive Infestation – First attack damage reduction 50% -> 40%.

Harder hits on the parasite’s first attacks will enable the explosions to trigger earlier, making for a snappier and more impactful battle. The Parasite also receives a cost decrease, allowing you to bring a few more cards to bear.

Card Stat Adjustments:


Shas’o Maisos – Commander in XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit

-2points, +3 Ranged, +8 Wounds

Kor’el Kai’naar – T’au Sept AX-5-2 Barracuda 

-10 Ranged

Servants of the Emperor

Magos Dominus Ivasnophon – Adeptus Mechanicus Tech-Priest Dominus

-3 Points

Inquisitor Greyfax – Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

+3 Points

Canoness Veridyan – Adepta Sororitas Canoness

+2 Points

Sergeant Stonetooth Harker – Catachan Sergeant

+20 Wounds

Jarran Kell – Right Hand of Creed

+25 Wounds

Haldron-44 Stroika – Kataphron Breacher

-10 Melee, +10 Ranged

Space Marines

Captain Karludo – Iron Ravens Captain

+7 Melee, -7 Ranged

Ranged buff ready -> Ranged debuff ready

Brother Heraklion – Ultramarines Primaris Invader ATV

+4 Ranged

Trait: Outflank -> Precision Shot

Brother Ezio – Blood Angels Death Company

+15 Wounds

Tigurius – Ultramarines Chief Librarian

+11 Melee, -14 Psychic, – 10 Wounds

Njal Stormcaller – Space Wolves High Rune Priest

-10 Psychic, +8 Wounds
Psychic buff ready -> Psychic debuff ready


Clinkerfiend – Skull Cannon of Khorne

+7 Ranged, -10 Melee, +20 Wounds

Phrenzyx Shatterhowl – Noise Marine of Slaanesh

-4 Points

Qizhrak – Flamer of Tzeentch

-2 Points


The Parasite of Mortrex – Hive Fleet Leviathan Winged Parasite

-4 Points

Specimen: LV-ζ-40291 – Hive Fleet Leviathan Toxicrene

-2 Points, +6 Melee
Trait: Poison -> Deathblow

Specimen: BH-δ-20115 – Hive Fleet Behemoth Ravener

+20 Wounds

Trait: Outflank -> Furious Charge

Specimen: LV-400-HF-Θ -Hive Fleet Leviathan Exocrine

9th Level Upgrade: Melee -> Wounds

-10 Wounds


The Corpse Lord – Sautekh Dynasty Overlord

-1 Points

Trait: Regeneration -> Medicae


Bignatz – Bad Moons Clan Killa Kan

+23 Wounds

Big Dakka’s Mega-kannon – Bad Moons Clan Kustom Mega-kannon

-1 Point

And that’s it for this Season! As always, make your thoughts known – and show us your newest deck builds!

We’ll be carefully monitoring the performance of all of the affected cards going forward, and this is part of my commitment to more informed and deliberate balancing going forward. This might mean it’s slightly less frequent, but it will certainly remain impactful.


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