Iron Lich Asphyxious

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Basic Info

Asphyxious1
SPD 6
MAT 7
DEF 15
ARM 15
FOCUS 7
HP 16
WJP +29
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Target model/unit gains Ghostly for one turn. (Ghostly - This model ignores terrain and free strikes.)

Feat: Shadowfall

Friendly Faction models/units currently in Agathia's control range are affected by Ghost Walk (as above). While in Agathia's control range, friendly Faction models gain Stealth. Additionally, when a warjack in Agathia's battlegroup ends its activation in her control range, you can immediately place that model anywhere completely within 3" of its location. Shadowfall lasts for one round.

 

Thoughts on Bane Witch Agathia

Bane Witch Agathia in a nutshell

Bane Witch Agathia is the Cryx Battlebox caster. Like all Battlebox casters, she is built to be relatively simple to use while still providing a meaningful introduction to the faction. As such she exemplifies many of the powers and weaknesses of Cryx.

Her tool box hits many of the hall marks of Cryx including a debuffs,soul mechanics, mobility improvements, above average focus, and a strong offensive spells. On the down side, her protective abilities will be short lived and she is not that hard to kill.

Leveraging her strengths primarily means using her spells rather than her personal combat ability. As good as Dark Shroud can be, it's best to keep her safe with distance and clever use of Vanish.

Maximising her feat & spells

Feat thoughts

Agathia's feat provides several different bonuses to your army including faction wide stealth, faction wide ghostly, and battlegroup teleport at the end of activation. Each one of these buffs can be powerful in turn and should be leveraged if possible.

Against a gunline with limited anti-stealth tech, it may be worth using this feat for this buff alone. You can rush your army into position to threaten objectives forcing enemy gunlines to move forward or lose on scenario.

Faction wide ghostly is a huge buff. In anticipation of using this feat, take advantage of the terrain. Cover from walls, blocking LOS obstruction, and patches of rough terrain to restrict enemy movement.

The last element of the feat is a short teleport, don't underestimate the utility of this. It can be used to dive into protective terrain like a forest's concealment or cover from a wall or trench. After charging an enemy, you can teleport out of the way so another one of your units can move in and continue the attack if the enemy survived. Without this, you might be hard pressed to to fit more than one heavy warjack around some targets.

Spell thoughts

 

Typical Strategy & Army

Strategy

As a Cryx caster, Agathia is going to win through denying your opponent's strengths, superior mobility, and debuffs. Parasite will help you remove even heavily armored targets. Ghostwalk and her feat will let the most dangerous element of your army reach the enemies most valuable. Superior arcnode availability should allow Agathia the board presence to leverage these advantages.

Army

Agathia supports her army in a variety of ways allowing newer players to explore the faction in their own fashion. When seeking infantry, find the units that are most likely to use both Ghostwalk and Parasite.

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