Had a weird situation today that got me to reread Dark Domination in detail.
My Machine Wraith charged a Mortality’d Dark Shrouded Scavenger and rolled super high damage, crippling its cortex. Then I wanted to of course take control of it, that was the plan, but its cortex was gone. So I reread the rule and was quite surprised.
For reference, here is the rule:
Dark Domination - When this model hits an enemy warjack that has a non-crippled cortex with a basic melee attack made with this weapon during this model’s activation, you can take control of the warjack. Immediately after the attack has been resolved, you can make a full advance with the warjack and can then make one basic attack, then Dark Domination expires. A warjack can be affected by Dark Domination only once per turn.
If I read it word by word, the non-crippled cortex part seems to be checked on the hit and not after the Damage is rolled. But then…
Ok, here’s a step by step of how I read it :
- attack hits
- check non-crippled cortex
- I now take control of the jack
- Damage roll (here’s the weird part: I’m rolling damage on a model under my control, therefore, unlike what I assumed, the model is no longer affected by Dark Shroud as it’s not an enemy model)
- then I get to do the advance and attack with the model, even if the cortex was crippled by the attack
Is that correct?