Orc Blood Bowl Team

Orc Blood Bowl Team

★ Orc ★

QTYPositionCostMASTAGPAAVSkills & TraitsPriSec
Lineman50k533+4+10+Animosity (Orc Linemen)GAS
Thrower65k533+3+9+Animosity (all team-mates), Pass, Sure HandsGPAS
Blitzer80k633+4+10+Animosity (all team-mates), BlockGSAP
Big Un90k544+10+Animosity (Big Uns)GSA
Goblin40k623+4+8+Dodge, Right Stuff, StuntyAGS
Untrained Troll115k455+5+10+Always Hungry, Loner (4+), Mighty Blow (+1), Projectile Vomit, Really Stupid, Regeneration, Throw Team MateSAGP
ReRolls60kApothecary: Yes
Special RulesBadlands Brawl
Orc Blood Bowl Team

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Orc Team Strengths:

  • Strong
  • High armour
  • Fairly cheap

Orc Team Weaknesses:

  • Animosity
  • Average speed
  • Weak as passing

Starting Roster Orc Team

Max Strenght

QTYPlayers / ExtrasCost
2Lineman100k
1Thrower65k
3Blitzers240k
4Big Un Blockers360k
1Untrained Troll115k
2Rerolls120k
Total1000k

The price increases of the Big Un Blockers mean that you have to sacrifice one of the starting Blitzers if you want to create the team with all the strongest players. The Blitzers are your best players so it’s disappointing not to start with one of them. However, the Big Uns and the Troll can be very slow to develop, so it benefits you to have them early on.

You only have two team dice rolls and you start with one less player with Blockade. That could lead to running out of your dice rolls, or having more turns than before when you had that extra Blitzer. The purchase sequence would probably be Apothecary, then the Blitzer, then save up for an extra dice roll. Since the Launcher will often be used to carry the ball, it’s more important that you get Blocking, so I wouldn’t count on getting Leader.

3 Rerolls

CantidadJugador / ExtrasCoste
3Lineman150k
1Thrower65k
3Blitzers240k
4Big Un Blockers360k
3Rerolls180k
Total995k

Once again, the increased price of Big Uns requires a sacrifice to start with reloads. You will have to give up a Big Un or a Blitzer to free up enough funds. As explained above, the slow development of Big Uns makes me prefer to start with them. It is much easier to get star player points on a Blitzer.

3 Rerolls & 1 Goblin

QTYPlayers / ExtrasCost
2Lineman100k
4Blitzers320k
4Big Un Blockers360k
1Goblin40k
3Rerolls180k
Total1000k

It is possible to put in all the Blitzers and Big Uns, along with three rerolls. To make the budget stretch a little further you have to forgo starting with a Caster and do what no real orc would do and pick up a Goblin.

A Goblin is not a terrible substitute for a Thrower, they can move a little faster and come with Dodge. If they are sitting safely behind the rest of your team, their low strength shouldn’t matter. They also don’t have Animosity to deal with in case you want to pass it off to a teammate to score last. They don’t have Safe Hands, but you can always try to pick them up again next turn if you’re likely to get a safe spread. Also, you have three recovery rolls, so using one at the beginning isn’t so bad compared to teams that only have two.

Apothecary Orc

QTYPlayers / ExtrasCost
3Lineman150k
4Blitzers320k
4Big Un Blockers360k
2Rerolls120k
1Apothecary50k
Total1000k

To start with all the Blitzers and Big Uns you will have to start with two rerolls. After filling up with linemen to get to the eleven players needed, you have exactly enough left to get an Apothecary. It could also be another Lineman, but the Apothecary could save one of the more expensive players.

A variation of this would be to leave out the Apothecary at the beginning, spend 15k to upgrade a Lineman to a Caster. Then you would have 35k left over to save for the Apothecary or to get some Dedicated Fans. Since orc teams have very high armor, they are less likely to suffer playing the first game without an Apothecary.

Throwing Teammate

QTYPlayers / ExtrasCost
4Blitzers320k
4Big Un Blockers360k
2Goblin80k
1Untrained Troll115k
2Rerolls120k
Total995k

This roster is a bit out of place as you have no Linemen or Pitchers and you are weakening the team a bit by having two Goblins. You have all your most expensive players on the team to hide behind and Dodge helps protect them as well, especially against other starting teams before Tackle becomes more common.

In addition to getting all the expensive players, you now also have the option of Teammate Tackle scoring. If starting with two Goblins is too much for you, you can trade one of them and a Blitzer to get two Linemen instead.

Orcs have been playing Blood Bowl since it was discovered, and orc teams like the GougedEye and Severed Heads are among the best in the league. Orc teams are tough and hit hard, pounding the opponent’s line to create holes for their excellent Blitzers to exploit.

Blood Bowl Orc Team Summary

Orcs are one of the toughest teams in the game. Most of their players have high armor and having some strong players makes it difficult to take them off the field. Their access to cheap goblins and relatively low player overhead costs combine well to mean that an orc team will rarely start a game with less than the maximum eleven players.

They come with a good range of starting skills, although they have no dedicated catcher. Their main strength lies in their ability to hit the other team and run the ball rather than use passing plays. Their high armor comes in handy for this strategy and they can start four players who come with blocking alongside their four strength players. They also have the ability to use the teammate combination of a troll and goblin to score on a turn if needed.

Overall, the orc team is fairly complete and the fact that the players tend to stay on the field means they are a good choice for a starting team. Their speed is fairly average, but hopefully the numerical superiority of the opposition will make up for it. Also, running the ball usually requires fewer dice rolls with the ball, so turnovers are easier to avoid.

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