In the heart of Bleakwoode lies a great source of magic. It is rumored to make the trees grow to incredible heights, and to grow dark, move in close to each other, and shut out the light. Foul creatures dwell in the everlasting night they create. The power of perverse creation is so strong in Bleakwoode that some say souls are born in that place- empty, hateful souls.
Natives of Valhalla will avoid spending the night in the forests of Bleakewoode at all costs. They warn the foolhardy and the ignorant to beware the Shades of Bleakwoode.
- Life: 1
- Move: 7
- Range: 1
- Attack: 2
- Defense: 4
- Points: 100
- Figures Per Squad: 3
- Soul Devour: Before moving, each Shade of Bleakwoode you control may choose an adjacent unique hero. Roll the 20-sided die once for each Shade. If you roll 19 or 20, destroy the Shade of Bleakwoode figure, then take control of the chosen unique hero and remove any Order Marker on its card. You now control that Army Card.
- Stealth Flying: When counting spaces for Shades of Bleakwoode's movement, ignore elevations. Shades of Bleakwoode may fly over water without stopping, pass over figures without becoming engaged, and fly over obstacles such as ruins. When a Shade of Bleakwoode starts to fly, if it is engaged it will not take any leaving engagement attacks.
Behind the Game
The Shades card misspelles the name Bleakwoode in its title, in all other Heroscape lore, Bleakwoode spells the name without the "e" after "bleak" - including in the special ability text on the Shades card!
How Many Shades Can Attempt Soul Devour?
If I have more than 3 Shades of Bleakewoode engaged with unique heroes at the start of my turn, can I attempt Soul Devour with all of them or just one squads worth?
You may attempt Soul Devour with ALL Shades of Bleakewoode that are engaged with unique heroes at the start of your turn.
- Dumutef Guard: Devourer Attack Enhancement
As Devourers, Shades of Bleakewoode may benefit from Dumutef Guard’s Devourer Attack Enhancement abiltiy.
Thormun's Journal contains pages warning that these units can be very mischiveous and can change course of the battlefield. These shades can steal away some of your opponents' most powerfull heroes and allow you to take control of them. This is very useful to players who wish to take care of a strong heroes like Sgt Drake Alexander, or even beings like Charos, and then use them to anihilate their previous allies.