16 February 2010 | Warhammer: Invasion LCG

Diseased Vermin

A look at the next Battle Pack for Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game


Welcome back to the Warhammer: Invasion “card of the week” series. Since the vile Skaven began swarming their way onto tabletops with the debut of The Corruption Cycle, destruction players have found great ways to work them into both Orc and Chaos decks alike. Today, we’ll look at a powerful Chaos unit from the upcoming fourth Battle Pack in the cycle, The Deathmaster’s Dance, and we’ll see how the Skaven can be used to spread the disgusting influence of Nurgle.

The Great Unclean One, his stinking flesh crawling with maggots, is the personification of disease and suffering. As the Greater Daemon of Nurgle, this foul servant of Chaos brings a formidable might to the battlefield, and can feast on his corrupted allies to bolster his own strength; his owner can sacrifice a corrupt unit to give him an additional point of temporary power! This abominable creature is coming your way later this month with the release of The Deathmaster’s Dance.

Nearly as impressive is Clan Moulder’s Elite, a fearsome Skaven warrior included in the recently released Tooth and Claw Battle Pack. At a cost of only two resources, this hulking brute boasts an awesome five hit points, as well as two power icons (when attacking; he can’t defend).

Here’s the point: If you’re playing with a Chaos deck in which you’ve added a few Skaven units, consider the combined attacking power of these two units when used in conjunction with Clan Rats. Drop these inexpensive vermin into your Kingdom and Quest zones, where they can provide extra resources and cards for several rounds as you wait for your battlefield to build up. Once you’re able to put both the Great Unclean One and Clan Moulder’s Elite into play, launch your attack!

You can now get twice as much firepower out of corrupting your Clan Rats. After you’ve added power to Clan Moulder’s Elite, sacrifice each Clan Rat to bolster the Great Unclean One (yes, multiple corrupted units can be sacrificed to stack the effect!). The result will be a forceful blow that’s a great way to burn that final zone!

Join us next week for another Warhammer: Invasion card of the week!

In Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game, designed by Eric M. Lang, two players develop their kingdoms and lay waste to their foes. Each side is comprised of either the forces of Order or the forces of Destruction as they seek to extend their empire to include the entire Old World. The Living Card Game™ format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Battle Pack expansions to the core game.

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