BB2020 Khorne Starting Rosters

Khorne Starting Rosters Overview

With the news that the team actually has 60k rerolls rather than 70k rerolls as expected I’ve made some adjustments below to the original assumption.

Khorne are making their official tabletop debut late in 2021 so I would expect to see an initial influx of teams making an appearance in leagues and tournaments. Their Linemen are low armoured, the strong players and rerolls are expensive but the Khorngors seem quite reasonably priced.

Please note that this version of the Khorne team is different from the one found in the PC Game Blood Bowl that came out back in 2012.

QTYPositionCostMASTAGPAAVSkills & TraitsPriSec
0-16Bloodborn Marauder Linemen50k633+4+8+FrenzyGMAS
0-4Khorngors70k633+4+9+Horns, JuggernautGMSAP
0-1Bloodspawn160k554+9+Claws, Frenzy, Loner (4+), Mighty Blow (+1), Unchannelled FuryMSAG
0-8Rerolls60kApothecary: Yes
Special RulesFavoured of Khorne?

3 Rerolls Khorne

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
4Bloodborn Marauder Linemen200k

I always try to see if I can make a team with having three rerolls in when I first see their team options. I think this comes out as a nice well rounded team. The Khorngors are the prime candidates for doing the ball handling as they don’t have Frenzy. You can just about afford to get three Bloodseekers into the team, they are expensive but as they are slow to skill up having them early gives them more chance to get MVPs or cause casualties.

I would be wary of starting with less rerolls, they take a long time to save up for after starting the team. You don’t have any players that come with any ball handling or core skills like Block and Dodge. The lack of primary Passing skill access also makes it tricky to get a Leader reroll as well. I would start with this team but let’s look at some more options.

Bloodspawn High Strength Khorne

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
5Bloodborn Marauder Linemen250k

There will certainly be an appeal to taking a lot of high strength players as Frenzy as possible on the team and this is one way of doing it. You get the really expensive Big Guy (who is surprisingly agile) to go with three Bloodseekers. The extra strength along with the nasty combination of Frenzy, Claws and Mighty Blow would be great to have if facing a lot of high armour bashing teams. To afford all this you drop down to only two rerolls and then a single Khorngor who may end up hogging all the touchdowns. You do also have to take an extra Lineman who is that bit more fragile.

Maximum Bloodseekers Khorne

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
3Bloodborn Marauder Linemen150k

Rather than taking the less reliable and very expensive Bloodspawn, you can fit in all four Bloodseekers and get all four Khorngors. This roster also leaves a bit of change to either afford an Apothecary after game one, or to start with some Dedicated Fans.

Getting skills on the Bloodseekers is probably more important than on a Bloodspawn so starting with them as early as possible is appealing. Having more than one Khorngor gives you a backup if one gets injured and lets you develop two for ball handling and two for blitzing ball carriers. It also will spread the star player points around a bit better, assuming you share the touchdowns between them. This roster also has the highest average armour, which combined with the ease you can get an Apothecary suggests it should be the most resilient. If you’re in a bash heavy environment then that can be appealing, but then so is the can opening capabilities of a Bloodspawn…

Khorne Starting Rosters Summary

Despite the high cost of the rerolls and some of the players I think there are some solid starting choices that you can build for Khorne teams. You can make a decent argument for starting any of these three options and I think it will come down to a combination of personal preference along with the opposing teams you are going to be facing.

If you’ve any feedback on any starting rosters you try and if they went well, or if they went terribly, then please feel free to share your experiences in the comments.

2 thoughts on “BB2020 Khorne Starting Rosters”

  1. Hi there.

    Why don’t use 20k of the remaining 30k gold to upgrade one of the lineman to a third khorngor in the last roster?

    There’s some chance to be able to afford the apothecary after the first game and you will play with one less AV8+ fury guy and have more chances to get the mvp one your more interesting players.

    As always, good article, guys!


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