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I was recently playing a game where an Eldar farseer rolled a 2 for a psyker test and suffered perils of the warp, it passed her ghosthelm and wounded her which I was under the impression given the way the rule is worded (a Str 6 hit) would be able to instantly kill a T3 eldar character.
A number of people who were watching claimed that this was incorrect and a Perils cannot instantly kill and only ever inflicts a single wound but it was a Vassal game and they all went offline before I could ask for a clarification of what in the rule makes them think this as I simply could not see it.
Basically I'm just wondering if I was correct and perils can instantly kill, and if I am incorrect for someone to simply explain why.
Well, they're right - it only ever inflicts a single wound... Just like Railguns - and we all know what happens when they score a hit!
It's simple, really: S6 hit + T3 model = instant death. You've either got to make some sort of save, or just be T4 or better. That's the whole reason behind the Ghosthelm, IIRC - to let the Eldar survive perils attacks better than other races!
I had the exact same thing happen in a game once.
First psychic power my Farseer used was a miscast. Followed by a 1 on the Ghosthelm.
We went through the rules and the wound bypasses all saves (armor and invunerable) and I had a dead Farseer.
Very first thing that happened in that game...
That's correct. Although as of tomorrow, it just inflicts a single wound (no strength component, simply a single wound with no armor or cover saves, invuls apply).
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GMail = MVBrandt
thank's guys, good to know I'm not crazy, Man MVBrandt, that's pretty mean a single wound that you can take an invuln save against will make some psykers alot safer, still it's not like perils of the warp happened all the time anyway.