ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Skabscrath Warhammer fantasy Battle 8th edition Vampire Counts magic item

Updated on February 12, 2012

Skabscrath

Skabscrath has under gone a complete transformation in 8th edition from 7th edition where it made the bearer cause Terror now a cheap Vampiric power. It now considerable increases the Vampire Lord or Strigoi Ghoul King wielding its prowess in combat,it has a high points cost so only these two Lord choices are viable options to take it after all a combat weapon would be of little use to a Master Necromancer.

Skabscrath grants the wielder the Devastating Charge, Frenzy and Flaming Attacks special rule this effectively grants the character an extra attack all the time plus yet another attack when they charge. Flaming attacks helps against the many creatures with Regeneration out there and is also good when assaulting buildings as it allows re-rolls to wound.

It also grants the wielder the Death Shriek special rule the same as a Terrorgheist uses this is a short range leadership based attack that can be used in close combat and allows no armour save.

The last special rule the sword grants can be dangerous espically if your oppent has a way of finding out you have the sword early on, this special rule means that if the bearer has not caused a model to be removed in close combat that instead they themselves are removed as a casualty!




Pros and cons of Skabscrath

The pros are the additional flaming attacks the sword grants alongside with the potential powerful Death Shreik ability though with only 3 wounds (or 4 with the Vampiric Power Curse of the Revenant) it can be less effective then that of a Terrorghiest though with a Vampire Lord weilding it safe in a unit this is unlikely to happen.

The cons are this does not increase the wielders strength meaning against armies with tougher monsters and characters you can be left struggling to wound them. Frenzy should not be too much of a problem with a high leadership (and re roll from the Battle Standard bearer) but remember it also forces you to overrun or pursue should you defeat your enemy and there is always the small chance you will fail your leadership test.

It is also expensive meaning you have little left overpoints to spend on defensive items for the character wielding the sword, again this depends on the army you are facing.

The removed as a casualty rule should rarely be a problem as this magic weapon should be wielded by a Vampire Lord or Strigio Ghoul King who is in the thick of the action.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Vampfan 

      5 years ago

      Agree Count Jondi too overpriced

    • profile image

      Count Jondi 

      6 years ago

      Too expensive in my opinion, if it costed 50 id consider it, but 75 leaves to little too help keep him alive, a dawnstone at best

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)