Cheap Combos 2: Trapped in Time

Time Trap is a great card. Especially since the FAQ confirmed that even after a charge that character can use Time Trap for an additional attack.

I want to point out some of the best combos to trigger along with Time Trap and some tactics to make it work in the best way.


The charge: We want to make sure that we are actually able to hit a target with our first charge. Keeping in mind that Quick Thinker might always screw us if we charge only one character, we try to end our movement in range of two possible targets. If you are not playing a character with range 2 this means your opponent will get the support, but that’s better than not being able to attack at all. Why this? A charge consists of two actions – a movement and an attack. Quick Thinker can only be played as reaction to a movement. Which means if your opponent plays Quick Thinker on one of the two models in range you are still able to attack the other character in range.


After the charge: As we moved in range to two possible targets with the charge we might have three different situations now.
1) Still two models in range (you did not kill the target, enemy did not react with a movement)
2) One model in range (either you killed your first target or you did not, but your opponent used Quick Thinker)
3) No models in range (you killed your first target, but your opponent Quick Thinkered away with the second model)

Let’s take a look at 1) and 2) first:
You have the priority of playing cards now. Playing Time Trap right now will not allow the enemy to move away. You will simply have a second attack. However it is a sweet moment to play an upgrade onto your attacking model (if possible of course) should you currently hold Ready for Action. After applying the upgrade your opponent holds priority to play a reaction-ploy, but currently there is no real threat to be afraid of (in terms of available cards). I would try to pull off Ready for Action before using Time Trap simply because dealing three attacks in a row is freaking awesome.

Even though your character charged before this card allows you to hit once more. If there is still a target left after Ready for Action – now is the time to use Time Trap.


After all possible attacks: In the best case you just knocked out three characters and there is no threat left to hide from, but experience says there are bloodthirsty enemies nearby ready to bring on revenge big times. So what we want to do know is: get the f*** away!

My favourite way: You have never been there to start with! Simply return to your board-side with Illusory Fighter. As this is not considered a movement you can add it to your combo after charging.

Illusory-Fighter

Possible option with Skaven: Stay there, but be prepared by playing Musk of Fear which allows you to go on guard even after charging without using an activation.

Musk_of_Fear

Of course there are other options to get you out of range or keep the enemy from attacking you, but consider that your opponent will have two activations in a row. Any good cards to add to this combo? Let us know in the comments below!

One comment

  1. Jamie Giblin · July 30

    If including Skaven Specifics then Sneaky stab-stab & Ready For Action/Time Trap is a beauty since you get to push 1 hex before attacking giving Skritch a HUGE 3 hex threat

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