Tournament Previews – Stormcast Eternals

We’ve been discussing at Woehammer how we can bring even more lists for you to look at! So someone (Declan) had the clever idea of doing tournament Previews where we focus on lists form a specific faction each week! This week we’ll mostly be talking about Stormcast Eternals! (Fast Show anyone?)

Declan – So firstly a confession – I have played against Stormcast extensively under GHB21, but I haven’t read GHB22 yet as I had a tournament last weekend. But hopefully I can add some insight!

List 1 – David Hernandez – Open DKHM Verano (GHB 22)

Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals
Stormhost: Hallowed Knights (Stormkeep)
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: No Place for the Weak
– Triumphs: Inspired

Gardus Steel Soul (150)**
Lord-Relictor (145)**
– Command Trait: High Priest
– Artefact: Mirrorshield
– Prayer: Translocation
Lord-Castellant (155)**
Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Spell: Celestial Blades

10 x Liberators (230)*
Heavens-wrought Weapon and Shield
– 2x Grandweapons
– Reinforced x 1
10 x Judicators with Skybolt Bows (400)
Reinforced x 1
5 x Liberators (115)**
Heavens-wrought Weapon and Shield
– 1x Grandweapons

10 x Protectors (450)*
4x Starsoul Maces
– Reinforced x 1
2 x Stormdrake Guard (340)*
Drakerider’s Lance

Core Battalions
*Bounty Hunters

Additional Enhancements
Holy Command: Unleash Thy Hatred

Total: 1985 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 118
Drops: 8

Declan – This list has a little bit of everything, and it’ll no doubt be able to deal with anything that can be thrown at it. Translocation (teleport) is insanely good with High Priest (re-roll prayer), allowing for great manoeuvrability and coverage of the board.

The Stormdrake Guard (Dragons) are always good with high movement, mortal wound shooting, and a decent close combat attack, all wrapped in a 3+ armour save. That all said I think that the power in this comes from the deceptively good units of 10; Liberators (cheap points per wound, good save), Judicators (24″, 3+/3+/-1/1), and Protectors (3/3+/3+/-1/1). The volume of damage 1 attacks is great in the current meta with Thunder Lizards (-1 damage) still being popular. I’m not sure how to deal with all the 4+ armour saves, and then adding Gardus into the mix! A great list with so many tools.


List 2 – Pete Brizio – Worlds tSports Champions Event (GHB 21)

Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals
Stormhost: Hammers of Sigmar
– Grand Strategy:
– Triumphs:

Lord-Relictor (145)*
– Command Trait: High Priest
– Artefact: Mirrorshield
Prayer: Translocation
Lord Commander Bastian Carthalos (300)*

5 x Liberators (115)*
Heavens-wrought Weapon and Shield
– 1x Grandweapons
5 x Vindictors (130)*
5 x Vindictors (130)*

6 x Vanguard-Raptors with Longstrike Crossbows (480)*
Reinforced x 1
4 x Stormdrake Guard (340)*
Drakerider’s Warblade
– Reinforced x 1

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1985 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 86
Drops: 2

Declan – Pete is playing in GHB21 at the Champions (Worlds) event and he’s brought everything we’ve spoken about and written about before. Longstrikes with teleport will take off most important units before you’ve had a chance to play with them, whilst the Stormdrake Guard are in your face doing damage and pinning into your deployment.

The Liberators & Vindictors are useful little objective holders, and Bastian is hard as nails. The only thing that may cause Pete trouble is a low wound count, but it’s all wrapped up in 3+ and 4+ armour saves; this was a good army throughout GHB21 and will continue to be a popular choice.

Good luck to Pete and his fellow competitors this weekend at the T-Sports Arena.


List 3 – Deinok Xavi – Open DKHM Verano

Army Faction: Stormcast Eternals
– Army Type: Scions of the Storm
– Subfaction: Knights Excelsior
– Grand Strategy: Take What’s Theirs
– Triumph: Inspired

Lord-Arcanum (155)*
– Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Celestial Blades
Lord-Relictor (145)*
– General
– Command Traits: High Priest
– Artefacts of Power: Mirrorshield
– Prayers: Translocation
Battlemage (100)*

Retributors (470)**
– Retributor-Prime
– 4 x Starsoul Mace
Protectors (450)**
– Protector-Prime
– 4 x Starsoul Mace
Vindictors (130)**
– Azyrite Signifier
– Vindictor-Prime

Vanguard-Raptors with Longstrike Crossbows (480)*
– Raptor-Prime

1 x Ravenak’s Gnashing Jaws (60)

**Expert Conquerors

TOTAL POINTS: 1990/2000

Declan – Deinok’s gone for a combination of the 2 lists above with a High Priest and Longstrike Crossbows, but no Stormdrake Guards. The Longstrikes are not alone though and have brought the Protectors and Retributors (2/3+/3+/-1/2). These two large units pack a hell of a punch, and with the heroes providing teleport and celestial blades, they can be where needed, and wounding on 2s.

Wahapedia & Games Workshop

The true genius of this list is the new Gnashing Jaws being taken, leaning into the new GHB22 and what may turn out to be the age of the Endless spell!

Games Workshop – GHB22

Lots of mortal wounds on a 2+ against anything with with a low move characteristic. This is a massive step up to the previous version which only caused mortal wounds on a 6+. Tempted to take it myself.

2 thoughts on “Tournament Previews – Stormcast Eternals”

  1. Interesting thing to note about the final list is the inclusion of the Lord Arcanum on foot. He gives an extra 6″ movement to your endless spells allowing the gnashing jaws to move 3d6″+6″ re-rolling on the turn it’s cast.

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