Lore of Metal

Moderator: Council of Elders

Lore of Metal

Postby Kulgan86 » 16 Jun 2011, 16:13

Simple enough question :

Can the Lore of Metal hurt Treekin/Treemen?

thanks for the answers,

I bet Unicorn's first!
Kulgan86
Campaign Team
Campaign Team (1)
 
Posts: 741
Joined: 29 Jan 2011, 12:11

Re: Lore of Metal

Postby Caitsidhe » 16 Jun 2011, 16:16

By the RAW it can. It is extremely stupid but true. They should have put out a errata or faq a LONG time ago which indicates that those spells don't work on things with "Scaly Skin," or at the very least... the Scaly skin component of their overall armor save doesn't count.
Caitsidhe
Bladesinger
User avatar Bladesinger
 
Posts: 842
Joined: 12 Sep 2010, 14:19

Re: Lore of Metal

Postby Kulgan86 » 16 Jun 2011, 16:19

What's RAW, except for ' raw meat in unhealthy ' I'm quite unfamiliar with the term.
Kulgan86
Campaign Team
Campaign Team (1)
 
Posts: 741
Joined: 29 Jan 2011, 12:11

Re: Lore of Metal

Postby Caitsidhe » 16 Jun 2011, 16:22

RAW is short for "rules as written" while RAI is short for "rules as intended." The second one doesn't really matter because RAI is always subjective. RAW is black and white.
Caitsidhe
Bladesinger
User avatar Bladesinger
 
Posts: 842
Joined: 12 Sep 2010, 14:19

Re: Lore of Metal

Postby Noght » 16 Jun 2011, 16:45

Yep.

3+ to wound Treemen, no AS or Ward Save.
4+ to wound Treekin, no AS or Ward Save.
Can't hurt the Dryads though.

Oh yeah, it's Flaming so take 2x please...

Man oh man, Tree Spirits need a true Ward Save.

Did your opponent take Metal Lore knowing he was playing you, it's normally vary rare to see in an "all-comers" list. I've made an Empire list with some Handguns hoping for the Enchanted Blades (+1 to hit) and Greatswords for Glittering Robe (Scaly Skin 5+ for 2+ Armor Save) but normally it's Light.

Noght
"Spirit of the Game arguments are used by Role Players who get their A$$es kicked by Wargammers."
Noght
Bladesinger
User avatar Bladesinger
 
Posts: 727
Joined: 10 Jan 2011, 13:53
Location: Normal, IL

Re: Lore of Metal

Postby popisdead » 16 Jun 2011, 17:49

Kulgan86 wrote:I bet Unicorn's first!


I should've taken that bet ;)
everything plog
ork plog

"Yaaay for T7 Grots!"
popisdead
Former Council Member
User avatar Former Council Elder (1)
 
Posts: 3096
Joined: 20 Sep 2005, 04:22
Location: Blackwater Park

Re: Lore of Metal

Postby unicorn » 16 Jun 2011, 18:53

Kulgan86 wrote:I bet Unicorn's first!

I am not online 24/7, more likely once or twice per day :D

Anyway, the answer to your question is - yes, it can. By fluff, it makes no sense, but by rules, it is clear case.
Unicorn's conversions (updated 1st Jun)
Painted
BSB, mounted noble, WD noble, Branchie, Alter, Treeman, 12 WR, 10 WD, 10 GR, 10 WW, 5 Dryads, 5 WhR, 6 Tk, Altar of Khaine
Finished
Treeman, 10 WD, dragon lord, Alter, 9 WhR, 5 GR, DE sin, OK Butcher, Beast heroes x5
unicorn
Walking Rulebook
User avatar LEAF Team (1)
 
Posts: 4267
Joined: 18 Oct 2007, 13:12
Location: Czech republic (GMT+1 for WFO purposes)

Re: Lore of Metal

Postby Overmind » 18 Jun 2011, 03:27

Fluff is a bit wonky there, but I think it should be there for hydras, lizardmen, and such(tree spirits don't need the hit). I personally run Lore of Metal quite often with my Dark Elves.
My dream for 8th ed Wood Elves: Less need to use Trees, elves get better, less need for me to have a Lord Mage. Not the most realistic, but hey we've got to have wishlists eh?

ALL HAIL TREE MAMMOTH!
Overmind
Trusted Bowman
Trusted Bowman
 
Posts: 242
Joined: 07 Nov 2007, 23:38


Return to The Pool of Enlightenment (Old Army Book)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest