The Fate of Old Andrukah
Required Rank: 1
Effects: Blood Angels possess a savagery in combat that has its roots deep in the history of their Chapter. It is, however, a trait that can serve them well in close quarters combat where strength and speed are vital. Once per combat, a Battle-Brother of the Blood Angels Chapter may summon up a Blood Frenzy. While under the effects of this ability, the Battle-Brother may re-roll Damage dice with melee weapons. In the case of melee weapons that inflict multiple dice of Damage, all dice or none must be re-rolled. In addition, such is the brutality of his attacks that he scores Righteous Fury (see page 245) on a dice result of 9 or 10 rather than just 10. This ability lasts a number of rounds equal to the Battle- Brother’s Rank, divided by 2 (rounding up).
Improvement: At Rank 3 and above the Penetration of any melee weapon attacks by the Battle-Brother are increased by +2. At Rank 5 and above this additional melee weapon Penetration rises to +4. At Rank 7 and above the chance of scoring Righteous Fury increases to a dice result of 8, 9, or 10.