Games Workshop The Guardian of Souls (a unit in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars starter set.)

Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review by: Dad

The Guardian of Souls is a Hero and Wizard character for Games Workshop’s Warhammer Age of Sigmar Nighthaunt army. Only available in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Souls Wars starter set, The Guardian of Souls is a great little spellcasting hero.  His Nightmare Lantern allows any friendly Nighthaunt models within nine inches of the Guardian of Souls to add one to their wound rolls, helping to ensure those hits turn into wounds for your melee units. His unique spell Spectral Lure, if successfully cast during the Hero phase, allows the Guardian of Souls to heal d6 wounds allocated to a unit with eighteen inches or if no wounds are allocated to any models you can return a number of slain models to the unit with a combined wounds characteristic equal to or less than the rolled d6.  Hooray for bringing back the dead to fight again.

If the Guardian of Souls gets in trouble and has to enter melee combat, he has a respectable three attacks hitting and wounding on a 3+ with -1 rending and 1 damage each with his Chill Blade.  However, it’s highly recommended to never let him enter close combat as he should be buffing your mainline troops to greatness with his nine inch wound bubble and bringing the dead back to life again instead of getting his ghostly hands dirty.

While the Guardian of Souls is currently only available in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars starter set, he is great addition to your army and gets a place in most of my lists. And this unit goes great with Crawlocke the Jailor (You can read my review of Crawlocke the Jailor here).

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