Set 3: Human Shadow Priest
By Bruce R. Cordell and Rob Heinsoo
Human Shadow Priest
It Rocks: The Human Shadow Priest is a cleric of Nerull, the Reaper
of Flesh. The Human Shadow Priest can turn troops invisible, cause fear,
or blast the brains of his enemies with dreadful noise. Moreover, he is
a supreme commander with more points of command than anyone but the Paladin
of Stratis. Finally, he can stand toe to toe with many other tough models
in combat. When its time to "kill the leader", the Human
Shadow Priest merely smiles, showing his needle-filed teeth.
and Tactics: Along with your Human Shadow Priest, bring to the table
a Battered Skeletal Troll or a Slaughterpit Zombie Gnoll. Dont forget
your Halfling Sneak. When combat begins (or if you win scouting), start
"buffing" your troops with spells. Give your front rank melee
troop of choice a magic weapon spell and a shield of faith
spell. If you have the time, you absolutely must do this. If you dont
have the time, move your to-be-buffed troop forward first, then move your
Human Shadow Priest up to cast its buffing spell.
depending on the situation, you must decide who gets your Human Shadow
Priests invisibility spell. The Halfling Sneak is a good
general choice -- on his first attack from invisibility, he will
get his sneak attack in. However, in the Kill The Leader scenario, you
may be better served by making one of your potent, buffed models invisible.
Youve got command points to burn -- send your invisible "assassin"
past the enemy models (they cant get attacks of opportunity on it)
and directly engage the enemy commander when least expected. If you pull
it off (and its not too hard to do), youve just won the scenario.
Who Hate to See It: The Human Shadow Priest can cast cause fear.
Enemies with strong models of 5th level or less prove especially vulnerable
to this spell, since it can render their strength meaningless, should
they roll a poor score on a saving throw to resist.
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