Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review by: Dad
The Knight of Shrouds is a Hero character for Games Workshop’s Warhammer Age of Sigmar Nighthaunt army. The Knight of Shrouds is available by itself on foot as the named character Keldrek and in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Souls Wars starter set on an Ethereal Steed. Either version are a great option for your general in a Nighthaunt army in smaller games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar. Both have beautiful sculpts that really show off Games Workshop latest advancements in the CAD design and production of these kits. They really have been producing some of their most beautiful and easy to assemble models in the last couple of years.
The Knight of Shrouds on foot is amazing in melee with his Sword of Stolen Hours. The sword not only has four attacks hitting and wounding on a 3+ with -1 rending and two damage each. As a bonus, every time he slays an enemy hero with the Sword of Stolen Hours, he heals a wound. The Knight of Shrouds on foot’s command ability Spectral Overseer allows any friendly Nighthaunt models within nine inches to add one to their hit rolls.
The Knight of Shrouds on Ethereal Steed gets is the far more powerful version in my opinion, getting six wounds instead of the five wounds of the on foot version, he can also move up to twelve inches instead six inches and his Ethereal Steed grants two more attacks with its Ghostly Hooves and Teeth.
He is also equipped with the Sword of Stolen Hours and it has the same attack profile and rules. Where he further differs from the Knight of Shrouds on foot is in his command ability. Lord of Gheists allows him to add one to the attack characteristic of any friendly Nighthaunt units within a whopping 18” of the Knight of Shrouds on Ethereal Steed. Any ability that grants an extra attack to a units profile is very useful when running him behind a large blob of Chainwrasp Hordes or my personal favorite Glaivewraith Stalkers.
The larger the model count in the unit, the more benefit you get from these attack stacking abilities. No matter which version you decide to add to your collection the Knight of Shrouds is a fantastic edition to your Warhammer Age of Sigmar Nighthaunt army collection. To add the Games Workshop Nighthaunt Keldrek Knight of Shrouds Malign Portents to your army, find it on Amazon here.
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