Dancing Blades

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(WIP) The Dancing Blades are an obscure Aspect Temple that was first founded on the Craftworld of Khunandra by one of Asurmen's disciples, Sabresh. These agile warriors bring destruction to the battlefield through the fast and precise blows of their special mono-molecular blades. These peculiar weapons owe their name to the innatural process by which they are forged, a process so complicated that the mon-keigh are still trying to reproduce. The result is a blade so thin that the tip is composed of just one molecule and it's more than capable of penetrating flesh and armor alike. But that's not their only means of defense (and attack). Around an unit of Dancing Blades orbits a cloud of wraithbone shards that, thanks to the link between the warriors, can launch itself to the enemy, cutting soldiers in half or blowing holes into tanks. The more trained mind of an Exarch is able of directing it with more precision while a powerful psyker could easly reconfigure it to function as a shield fully capable of blocking enemy shots as well as intense beams of energy.

Lore[edit]

Fundation[edit]

Sabresh, Phoenix Lord of the Dancing Blades[edit]

The Waaagh Incursion[edit]

Fan-made Rules[edit]

8th Edition[edit]

Dancing Blades[edit]

This unit contains 5 Dancing Blades (Power Rating 4). It can include up to 5 more Dancing Blades (Power Rating +3).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Pts
Dancing Blade 7" 3+ 3+ 3 3 1 2 8 3+ 16
Dancing Blade Exarch 7" 3+ 3+ 3 3 2 3 8 3+ 16

Wargear:

  • A Mono-molecular Blade:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Mono-molecular Blade Melee Melee User -1 1 Each time you make a wound roll of 6+ for this weapon, that hit is resolved with an AP of -4 instead of -1. If the bearer has more than one Mono-molecular Blade, it can make 1 additional attack with this weapon each time it fights.
  • A Shuriken Pistol

Special Rules:

  • Ancient Doom
  • Battle Focus
  • Precise Blow:
    • If the target's Toughness is higher than this model's attack Strength, this model always wounds the target on a wound roll of 5+ when making its attacks with a Mono-molecular Blade.
  • Storm of Blades:
    • Roll a die when this unit charges or it’s charged; the enemy unit suffers a mortal wound on a roll of 4+, D3 on a 6+. If this unit has 10 models, then the enemy unit suffers D3 mortal wounds on a 4+, D6 on a 6+.
  • Commander of a Thousand Blades (Exarch only):
    • You can add 1 to the result of the die that determines the number of mortal wounds inflicted by the Storm of Blades special rule.

Options:

  • Any model may exchange its Shuriken Pistol for a Fusion Pistol - 7 pts.
  • One model in the unit may be upgraded to a Dancing Blade Exarch - free
  • The Dancing Blade Exarch may swap its Shuriken Pistol for another Mono-molecular Blade - 4 pts.
  • The Dancing Blade Exarch may swap both its Shuriken Pistol and Mono-molecular Blade for a Twin Shuriken Catapult - free

Keywords:

  • Faction: <Craftworld>, Aeldari, Aspect Warrior, Asuryani
  • Elites, Infantry, Dancing Blades


Sabresh, Phoenix Lord of the Dancing Blades[edit]

This unit contains 1 Sabresh, Phoenix Lord of the Dancing Blades (Power Rating 7). Only one of this model may be included in your army.

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Pts
Sabresh 7" 2+ 2+ 4 4 6 4 9 2+ 140

Wargear:

  • A Bi-dimensional Blade:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Bi-dimensional Blade Melee Melee +1 -3 1 Each time you make a wound roll of 6+ resolve the hit with an AP value of -6 instead of -3. If the target's Toughness is higher than this attack's Strength, this weapon always wounds the target on a wound roll of 4+.
  • Kanshe, the Soul-eating Sword:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Kanshe, the Soul-Eating Sword Melee Melee user -5 1 This weapon always wounds on a 2+, unless the target has the VEHICLE or Titanic keyword. In addition, if you manage to allocate damage onto a model that doesn’t have the VEHICLE or Titanic keyword and that still has at least one wound remaining, roll a die. If the result is equal or higher than its remaining wounds characteristic that model suffers another wound with the weapon profile (saves can still be made). Continue until the roll fails or the enemy model is slain. Also, if he uses this weapon in the Fight phase, Sabresh has to make only one single attack for that phase.
  • A Shuriken Pistol

Special Rules:

  • Ancient Doom
  • Battle Focus
  • Shield of Blades:
    • This model has a 4+ invulnerable save. Friendly units of Dancing Blades within 6” have a 5+ invulnerable save.
  • Tempest of Blades:
    • Roll a die when this unit charges or it’s charged; on a 4+ the enemy unit suffers D3 mortal wounds, D6 on a 6+.
  • Way of the Blade:
    • This model and any friendly unit of Dancing Blades within 6” can re-roll all failed wound rolls during the Fight phase, adding 1 to the result if the target unit has the ORK keyword.

Warlord Trait: If this model is your Warlord, it has the Ambush of Blades Warlord Trait.

Keywords:

  • Faction: Aeldari, Aspect Warrior, Asuryani
  • Character, HQ, Infantry, Sabresh, Phoenix Lord