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I've got the Standard of Seeping Decay on my Plaguebearers with Herald. The Herald is armed with the Staff of Nurgle. The standard description specifically states that all models in the unit benefit from the reroll wounds. Therefore, If I can get my staff of nurgle spell off (the only spell that has an actually to wound roll) I should be able to reroll wounds from the spell, right? Just like wizards benefit from second sign when rolling to wound with other magic missiles. I just figured this out this week and was seeing if anyone else used this combo? I know the hitting last and slimetrail is the usual setup but I have a decent magic presence in the army and thought I would push the enemy with my Nurgle magic as well.
It seems the default spell in the lore of Nurgle (2/3 chance of casting on one die) does a pretty good job of defending the plaguebearers in combat combined with their extra toughness and regen/ward save.
The standard doesn't say "close combat attacks" so it's legal.
Maybe not was intended, but that's not our fault .
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone
I was thinking it was intended because soul hunger specifically mentions close combat and really there's just the one spell in the lore of Nurgle that can benefit from the rerolls. It just happens to be our bound spell as well. I was just suprised that I'd never seen or heard of anyone using it, but there doesn't seem to be much activity here on the DoC side of the forum anyway. Maybe hitting first and denying flank bonuses is better, it's a little bit cheaper. Looking at the herald, he's no wimp in combat in my opinion anyway. Anything T5 base with multiple saves is going to be tough in combat for most enemies.
It's the way I play it when I remember and it makes the staff of nurgle nastier than it already is. Even without the standard I'd still say the staff is the best choice for a herald, at first it was not so convinced but after seeing it in practice I haven't turned back.
BEN DIESEL FTW!!!