BoLS Unboxing: Rok Character Heavy Warbeast

 

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Dire Trolls are known for their insatiable appetites. This one just prefers his calories in liquid form – BoLS takes a look at ROK!

Not all Dire Trolls are created equal and Rok is probably my favorite character warbeast in all of Hordes. Why? Cause he likes his booze and he likes his fightin’ – that’s a dire troll I’d want to have at my side!

This model is really well done in a mix of Resin and Metal. You’re going to want super glue for this job. The casting quality came out great and both materials really capture the detail of Rok and all his wild ferociousness. My two favorite bits from this kit were probably the axe and the torso of Rok. The Axe is massive and even the wood grain of the shaft is modeled very crisp. His torso has a ton of the rock/geode details protruding and he just looks cool. Overall, I think Rok is a great model kit and should be easy to assemble but a challenge to paint well. Hobbyist should get a kick out of this one for sure.

Players are probably already familiar with what Rok can do in the game and he’s drinking buddies with Borka…So it’s a natural fit to have Rok as Special Issue with the Kegslayer. His animus is Primal so it’s great for buffing a melee attack and he hits as hard as you’d imagine a big drinking dire troll would hit!

Rok is out now – so if you’re a Trollbloods Player and you haven’t picked up the Rok you may want to get on that!

 

Rok, Dire Troll Character Heavy Warbeast

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Whenever a remote mountain village is found in ruins and with its taverns plundered, northerners speak fearfully of the dire troll called Rök. Although insatiable as any dire troll, over a century ago Rök developed a unique craving for beer and liquor of all sorts, and his raids of villages for their intoxicating spirits have since become legendary.

When he was sought out by Borka Kegslayer, Rök engaged the trollkin in an exhausting battle lasting several hours. After this, Kegslayer shared his own potent brew, convincing the ferocious troll they were kindred souls. When Borka left, Rök followed, knowing that greater fights and rivers of beer awaited them.

 

My name’s Rok and I like to party.

  • Aezeal

    One of the better non gw monsters.

  • Noridaii

    He is a great model, but is missing a rule or two to make him viable. His animus is subpar in Trolls, and his point cost is a little too high. Also, he has no affinity with Borka, which would make a big difference. I think – give him reach and he would be gold.

    • Draconian

      Yeah, a Borka affinity would be good, help both with one change. Maybe Cleave or Unyielding.

      • Noridaii

        Hmm, I don’t think unyielding helps him particularly, and cleave certainly doesn’t because he already has berserk. I think a good thematic affinity would be a mini ‘freezer’. ‘All models without immunity-cold ending their activation within 1/2″ of Rok suffer ‘Stationary’ while Rok is within Borka’s control area.’ As for a base ability, I think Reach is all he would need. It would be amazing with berserk and amazing coupled with Goad.

        • Draconian

          Whoops, I can’t believe I forgot about Berzerk. I think unyielding would be fine, more armor is always good, but I do like the idea of a mini-freeze.

  • SonoftheMountain

    you really should mention he’s not a new beast, just a resculpt of the old upgrade kit

    • adamharry

      That is true – it is a resculpt. But this is an unboxing of the NEW kit. It’s a pretty big upgrade vs the old one.

    • Coltcabunny

      Should also mention this is a video and not a series of pics.