Malifaux - Neverborn - Pandora


The Neverborn take on many guises, but none are so at odds with their true nature as Pandora's glamorous appearance. Pandora uses her youthful, genuine demeanor to walk the City’s streets undisturbed, thus enabling her to pursue her dark and terrible agendas without molestation. She carries with her an ancient box which remains firmly sealed until she is ready to release its contents. Even while the box is closed Pandora sometimes whispers to it, cocking her head to one side to listen to voices no one else can hear. Opening the box unleashes pandemonium, twisting sanity until the lines of reality blur into in-consequence.

Pandora became a thrall of the box for a short time, serving as a conduit. Her previously shaky sanity was further compromised by her experience. Her maliciously mischievous side has warped into a sadistically cruel streak which can rear its ugly head at any time. Even her pet Woes know better than to stay too close to their mistress when the mood strikes her. They have seen firsthand the damage the box is capable of wreaking on even their sullied existence.

Now Pandora is a force of suffering in all of Malifaux. Walking the edges of consciousness and feeding upon the terrible anguish of the populace. Unlike Lilith, she has little desire to see humanity cast from Malifaux, as they are delicious treats for her macabre whims.

Where Pandora walks, hope dies.

Box Set

Pandora’s box comes with seven models, including Pandora herself. She is accompanied by Candy, who brutally punishes any enemies foolish enough to sample any of her poisoned treats, and Baby Kade, a deceptively murderous Neverborn who lures his victims closer with his innocent, baby-like façade. Also present are the Sorrows, spirits of depression that follow in the wake of Pandora and her box, driving those around them to gradual suicide. Pandora’s totem, the Poltergeist, takes this one step further, and its maddening whispers are usually all the help that Pandora needs break the minds of her enemies.   


Pandora is the Neverborn Master of misery and despair. Rather than crushing her enemy’s body, she crushes his mind, delighting in his mental anguish. She is a very unique Master who can actually use an opponent’s own Attacks against them. She can work well with any Neverborn models, but she tends to prefer Woes or anything that can target Willpower.

Pandora’s main method of offense is to force enemies to damage themselves with their own Attacks. She does this with the Self Loathing Attack for Melee and the Self Harm Attack for ranged Actions. She also defends herself with her Willpower rather than her Defense and, whenever she wins a Willpower duel, she can dart around the board. This makes her a very difficult Master to pin down. Finally, she can even control the order in which the opposing player Activates their models by using the Incite Action.

The Upgrades available to Pandora expand her options for driving her enemies mad. With them she can make opposing models Insignificant, become Terrifying, and Paralyze anyone she attacks. When all of this combines, you have a Master who is adept at manipulating the opponent, ruining plans, and generally causing mayhem. If that sounds like a good time, Pandora may be the one for you.