Student of the Codex
Ultramarines Solo Mode Ability
This is a new Solo Mode Ability available to Battle-Brothers of the Ultramarines Chapter. See page 215 of the Deathwatch rulebook for details of using Solo Mode Abilities.
Required Rank: 3
Effects: The Battle-Brother is well-versed in the writings of Guilliman and generations of Captains and Chapter Masters, having studied them at length over many years, and knows how best to apply the lessons taught within. The Battle-Brother treats all Tactics Skills as Basic Skills. In addition, at the start of any combat, when rolling for initiative, the Battle-Brother may attempt a Tactics Test (whichever is most appropriate to the combat being fought; the GM’s decision is final on this), gaining a number of re-rolls that can be used on Tests during the combat equal to 1+ the number of Degrees of Success he scores if he passes.
Improvements: At Rank 5 and above, the number of rerolls increases to his Intelligence Bonus plus the number of Degrees of Success scored. At Rank 7 and above, the Battle-Brother may exchange three of those re-rolls to automatically pass a Skill Test during the combat, passing by a number of Degrees of Success equal to his Intelligence Bonus.