Warhammer: Unofficial 9th Edition

Direct Damage

These spells are deadly attacks that strike the foe without warning. The following applies to direct damage spells:

  • The target must be an enemy unit.

  • The target must lie within the Wizard's forward arc.

  • The Wizard does not need line of sight to their target.

  • The target must be within the spell's range.

  • Wizards cannot target spells at units engaged in close combat.

Sometimes a direct damage spell will use a template to determine which models are hit. When this happens, the template cannot be placed in such a way that it touches friendly units or enemy units that are in close combat – this is not to say that the template won't scatter onto friends later, depending on the spell. Ranged direct damage spells that use a template have to target an enemy unit by placing the template over the target enemy unit. When targeting a unit with a small or large round template, only the hole in the centre of the template must be within range.

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