Song of Destruction

A Warhammer: Invasion Card of the Week


Slaanesh is the master of excess, and the most favored of this Chaos god’s followers are but willing vessels of the terrible power to enrapture and destroy unwary enemies. When their master wills it, these cultists gather on the field of battle and begin to sing. But while the sound is initially attractive, even pleasing, it quickly transforms into a hellish noise of intense and wailing discord. Unable to shut out the cacophony, the minds of the listeners soon crack, followed by their very bones. With enough participants, the dark power of this choir can even splinter wood and shatter stone.

Welcome to another card of the week spotlight for Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game! With The Warpstone Chronicles in stores, we’re just a few weeks away from the arrival of the final Battle Pack in The Corruption Cycle, Arcane Fire. Last week, we saw the High Elf tactic Charge of the Silver Helms, and we saw some of the ways it can be used to pack a punch in a High Elf Deck. Today, we’ll look at a new type of tactic, the Epic Spell.

Epic Spell is a new Trait that appears on certain especially powerful tactic cards. Beginning in the Arcane Fire Battle Pack, every faction gets one. Epic Spells have a high resource cost, effectively balancing out their massively powerful effects, and these effects help to define the play style of the tactic’s faction. For example, when Arcane Fire was first announced, we saw the Dwarf Epic Spell Rune of Hearth and Home. The Dwarfs are known for their high defensive capabilities, as well as their ability to repair damage to their capital. It’s no surprise, then, that this Epic Spell heals their capital entirely.

The forces of Chaos, as one might expect, wield an Epic Spell both powerful and destructive. Cacophonic Scream is a ten-cost tactic that simply deals eight damage to one section of a target capital. Like Flames of Tzeentch, another Chaos tactic that delivers unexpected damage, Cacophonic Scream will keep your opponent paranoid and defensive.

Check back next week when we preview another card from Arcane Fire!

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