AoS: Lord Celestant Gavriel Sureheart Rules Reveal

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Lord Celestant Gavriel Sureheart releases this weekend–and his rules have already made their way to the internet.

Doing hte rounds today, we get a look at the upcoming Lord Celestant Gavriel Sureheart’s rules. For a guy who comes equipped with a Starbound Blade and a Thundershield, he seems to be pretty straightforward, if beefy. He’s all about getting in there–his command ability lets you add 3 to Charge Rolls for friendly Stormcast Eternals within a sizable area. So, quite good the turn you need to secure the charge.

via Descanso Del Escriba

I will say though, no matter what, I can’t help but read Lord-Celestant Sweetheart every time. And this guy just looks like a sweetheart:

Even if his face does look like someone who is permanently smelling something foul. At any rate, Gavriel here is a beating and a half–take a look.

With 3’s in all his stats, and doling out 2 damage on a hit, he can put the hurting on someone if he gets the charge off, especially thanks to the extra attack he’ll be making with his Inescapable Vengeance. And that Thundershield will be more like a Fundershield, assuming you’re ever able to turn those 1’s into successes. If my experience is anything to go by, picking up a character that allows you to reroll ones, especially one that has an extra spicy benefit if you successfully succeed at the thing you would otherwise have failed at, is the surest way to guarantee that you’re about to roll multiple 1’s in a row. Or 1’s and 2’s, I suppose.

Also take note of that 9″ range on his Cry God For Harry, England and St. George! ability. Any Stormcast Eternal Units benefit from this, so, go Stardrakes and/or Dracoth friends.

At any rate, that’s a look at Lord-Celestant Gavriel Sureheart. You should be able to grab him this next weekend, and if you’re running Stormcast Eternals, he seems worth it.

Maybe just make sure to keep an extra helmet/facemask bit lying around–his hair is gorgeous, so I could see not wanting to cover that up.

  • chrach7

    Is he married to Penelope pureheart?

    • dave long island

      No… but his mistress is Angela Applebottom… lol

    • Sonic tooth

      No, Steve Sugarlips

  • Discoqing

    I hate the fact Stormcast gold people are… actually people!
    They look AWFUL.

    If they were all spirits encased in armour, that’d be so much cooler…
    but they’re just gold marines.


    • Jonathan Ellsworth

      True, some sort of undead, with flaming skull in aetherial fire and everything.

    • Sonic tooth

      They look crap either way

    • Ve Ly Pè

      It´s hard to get used to it, yes. But on the other hand: Those unhelmeted Stormcast heads make some fine-ass bits for Space Marines! 😀

  • Killer Bee

    oh…people play sig marines? They should try making a nice 40k Ork war boss kit or a new plastic Avatar model.

    • Oggthrok

      They’re actually pretty popular for people who play Age of Sigmar, and as a former hater I’ve actually grown to like them as the novels have slowly turned them into people with flaws and attitudes different to space Marines.

      That said, the last thing anyone needed was yet another Lord Celestant model.

      • Xodis

        Exactly this!
        I enjoy the lore and have my own Stormcast army….but even I think they need to take a break now. Hopefully this is the last release before Death and hopefully Destruction get some much needed love.

  • becizzle

    Horrible system, horrible fluff, horrible model.

  • Ve Ly Pè

    Sweetheart? Sure he is 😉 …

  • Chris Hilliard

    This seems a little bland for Stormcast. No free spells that can’t be countered? No teleporting units around during the Hero Phase? Just a boring charge bonus and Mortal wounds on a re-rolled save?

  • Kabal1te

    Now if only we could, ya know, get some thing new for age of sigmar that wasn’t yet another stormcast model

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  • Rainthezangoose

    It depends on the price in points but honestly I don’t think his command ability is going to be worth taking over the other powerful stormcast options. The timing seems a little off on it. Still that shield man.

    • Chris Hilliard

      It’s a side effect of giving everything to Stormcast. Fairly soon you run out of new things to give them.

    • Kabal1te

      I believe I saw on warhammer community that he will be a 100 point leader

  • Marco

    Long live Warhammer Fantasy and the Old World!

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      Beating that roting horse never gets old.

  • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

    As someone who genuinely likes Sigmarines as their own thing, I’m getting tired of them getting all the new stuff.

    By now we could have two or three more new/reconsolidated factions if the resources were directed to that.

    Also, I’m hoping to see a proper Forest Dragon someday, like the one from Total Warhammer. One can dream…