AoS: The Chaos Beast & Brute Are Back

The Mutalith Vortex Beast and Slaughterbrute have just received some new warscrolls – The Beasts are back, baby!

Bring on your Chaos Beasties because the Slaughterbrute and the Mutalith Vortex Beast have both received some new keywords to their AoS profiles. This makes them even more viable in your “pure” Tzeentch or Khorne lists now. Check out the announcement from GW:

via Warhamer Community

Rampaging from the Realm of Chaos, complete with new handy new keywords, two of the biggest monsters in the armies of Chaos are back.

The Mutalith Vortex Beast is a nightmare of twisting magical power, bound to a gigantic… thing, with tentacles, literally for a face, that radiates the pure stuff of Chaos.

The Slaughterbrute on the other hand is a wrath-fueled avalanche of muscle and rage, that can smash enemy regiments to splinters, rend the largest monsters limb-from limb and smash enemy champions to a fine paste.

The new keywords mean these are now fine options for a pure Tzeentch or Khorne force, allowing them to keep the Allegiance Abilities from the new Blades of Khorne and Disciples of Tzeentch Battletomes.


Where can you find their new Warscrolls? The link right HERE has them in multiple languages.


I, for one, welcome the return of our new Chaos Beast friends.

  • Can we get marked Gargants next? I’d love to use mine with my Nurgle army, and I don’t see any of the other big monsters getting marks

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      Sounds like a fun idea.

      I’m going to guess that Chimeras could get a Slaanesh keyword in the future.

    • EnTyme

      I could see a Jabberslythe getting the Nurgle keyword.

      • I love that model so much, I really should pick one up

  • Kk

    What does the symbol for its movement value represent?

    • It refers you to the damage table below – basically with AoS monsters get worse as they take damage, so at no wounds suffered the Slaughterbrute goes 10″, but after suffering 10 or 11 wounds they go 4″

  • Zeran

    YES! My chaos spawn based list is finally doable!

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      Remember that the Masters of Destiny rules say which rolls the Destiny Dices affects for abilities.

      So no, you can’t change the Aura of Mutation rolls.

      Nothing says that a single unit can’t be affected by multiple Beasts, tho.

  • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

    Slaughterbrute + Bloodsecrator + Bloodstoker = RAGE

    The Vortext Beast didn’t got such a big buff, but having the chance to save more wounds will make it even more frustrating to fight against.

    • CPENinja

      Well, it does mean that in a Tzeentch army you get to use a destiny dice for its random mutation ability – great if you REALLY need a debuff on a certain unit.

      • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

        No you can’t. You haven’t readed the Masters of Destiny rules, right?

        Destiny Dices can ONLY be expended on the FOLLOWING NINE rolls: Casting, Unbiding, Run, Charges, Hit, Wound, Save, Damage and Battleshock.

        So no, you can’t chose a mutation.