Retribution-Kaelyssa, Night’s Whisper 101

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Kaelyssa gets a makeover. Check out Retributions new pose and how this classic elf gets the job done in Mk.3

What Is It?

Kaelyssa is one of Retribution’s classic warlocks that defines the faction and she has a whole new sculpt. Kaelyssa is known for her denial feat that keeps models safe while advancing up the field and her nasty gun.


What Does It Do?

Lets take a look at what makes this classic caster click.

Kaelyssa has a decent DEF16 but, she is only ARM14 so blast damage can be scary for her. She is best know for her Runebolt Cannon which is RNG12″. With her RAT7 and TrueSight she can reliably shoot most targets.

The Runebolt Cannon has 3 special ammo types and is Reload 2:
Dispel: Upkeep and Animi removal can be game winning.
Energy Siphon: Using the enemies focus/fury against them makes camping less reliable.
Mechanical Seizure: Stationary on warjacks


  • Backlash: With more and more jacks being prevalent, this spell can be really scary doing a point to casters for doing damage to a warjack.
  • Banishing Ward: This spell defense makes Kaelyssa great vs Wurmwood.
  • Blur: Sentinels with blur are incredibly hard to remove with ranged sitting at DEF15
  • Phantom Hunter: Another reason she is Rets Wurmwood drop is the ability to shoot without Line of Sight.
  • Refuge: Being able to hit and run is a very dirty thing especially with a jack like Disco.


The Vanishing gives stealth to models in her control you can’t charge or slam them either. This can be really hard for armies that rely on shooting to soften forces up or armies that like to alpha charge 1st.

List idea for Kaelyssa, Night’s Whisper:

This army really has the best of Retribution. Nasty double Sentinels that you can’t see or charge during Kaelyssa’s feat. And some of the best jacks in the game.

Retribution Army – 75 / 75 points

(Kaelyssa 1) Kaelyssa, the Night’s Whisper [+29]
– Imperatus [22]
– Banshee [18]
Dawnguard Sentinels (max) [18]
Dawnguard Sentinels (max) [18]
Arcanist Mechanik [2]
Arcanist Mechanik [2]
Arcanist Mechanik [2]
Elara, Tyro of the Third Chamber [4]
– Discordia [18]



Revenant’s Opinion:

Kaelyssa is a monster and on top of that she plays great into Wurmwood so you really can’t go wrong. Retribution is a top tier faction these days!  If you just picked up Ret definitely consider the K girl to lead your force.


What do you think of the new Kaelyssa sculpt? Please share in the comments below.

  • Seb

    Nice revision, tells a lot of about the Character just by body language alone.