1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Don't have enough monsters? Or just want to show off your painting skills. Why not try entering the Monster Mash! - Click here for more info.
    Dismiss Notice

AoS Starpriest's serpent staff and Ripperdactyls' "vicious beak"

Discussion in 'Rules Help' started by Stormscales, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Stormscales
    Saurus

    Stormscales Member

    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    90
    Trophy Points:
    18
    The rules for the Skink Starpriest's serpent staff read as follows (emphasis mine):

    The Ripperdactyls are described as having a Vicious Beak, with which they perform their dreaded attack where each hit generates an extra attack. However, this attack does not include the word "bite" (unlike the Cold Ones' Vicious Bite), nor does it include the word "jaws" (unlike a Saurus's Powerful Jaws and Stardrake Shield).

    Given the reliance of Age of Sigmar rules on keywords, should I infer that the bonus from the Starpriest's serpent staff does not apply to Ripperdactyls?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

    Messages:
    6,808
    Likes Received:
    9,567
    Trophy Points:
    113
    No bite and no jaws unfortunately, so no if you take rules as written. Same goes for a Terradon's attack.

    From a fluff perspective you can also explain it: it "transforms" the teeth into fangs like those from a venomous serpent. Those flying Dinosaurs are more like birds with beaks, so no teeth.
    Roughly speaking.
     
    Ecozh likes this.
  3. PhoenixTheCat
    Terradon

    PhoenixTheCat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    1,256
    Trophy Points:
    93
    If you look at a ripperdactyl's mouth, you will notice it is some sort of combination of a beak and teeth. Also, if anything has a mouth, it has jaws, so a ripper's beak attack would count.
     
  4. Killer Angel
    Skink Priest

    Killer Angel Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,312
    Likes Received:
    4,998
    Trophy Points:
    113

    Yes, the keywords are missing, so sadly they are unaffected by Serpent Staff.
     
    Ecozh and Seraphage like this.
  5. Seraphage
    Stegadon

    Seraphage Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    1,196
    Trophy Points:
    93
    It's pretty clear unfortunately, no keyword - > no buff !
     

Share This Page