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Vampire (Shadows) (Barded Nightmare)

In amongst the fighting, a Vampire is a danger to her enemies, a vicious warrior and uncompromisingly cruel.

Vampires are the true masters of Undeath. Despite their curse, Vampires retain all of their devious intelligence, and hence all of their ambition and desire. This makes them very dangerous indeed, for they can continue to grow and learn, spending eternity perfecting their skills and honing their diabolical plans and schemes. A Vampire is ultimately a selfish creature who retains many of the traits and drives she possessed when mortal. Whilst the crudest of their kind exist only to feed, some lust after temporal power and conquest of the living. The Necrarchs strive to attain unparalleled necromantic skills, whereas Lahmnians possess immense wealth beyond the dreams of avarice. The greatest curse of Queen Neferata's legacy is that Vampires cannot live on normal food and drink, but must imbibe fresh blood for sustenance. For the youngest Vampires, this unnatural thirst is very strong. At this stage, they are often rash and easily caught and killed by Witch Hunters and other dedicated enemies of the night. Though most learn how to survive on less and less fresh blood until they need to feed only every few years, some never overcome their primal hunting instincts.

Vampire (Shadows) (Barded Nightmare)

Unit Name

Vampire (Shadows) (Barded Nightmare)

Main Unit Key

wh_dlc05_vmp_cha_vampire_shadows_1

Land Unit Key

wh_dlc05_vmp_cha_vampire_shadows_1

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Wizard

Naval Unit Group

Wizard

Soldiers

1

Caste

Hero

Category

Cavalry

Class

Command

Custom Battle Cost

750

Recruitment Cost

1100

Upkeep Cost

275

Melee Attack

60

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

330

├ Melee Weapon

wh_main_vmp_sword_hero_vampire

├ Melee Damage Base

230

├ Melee Damage Ap

100

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

60

Melee Defence

35

├ Base Defence

35

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

110

├ Armour

wh_main_vmp_heavy_plate_barding

├ Armour Defence

110

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

3556

├ Man Entity

wh_main_infantry_standard_fast_hero_blood_dismembers

├ Man Speed

38

├ Man Health

8

├ Bonus Hit Points

3540

├ Mount

wh_main_vmp_mnt_barded_nightmare_hero

├ Mount Entity

wh_main_cavalry_slow_hero_blood

├ Mount Speed

66

└ Mount Health

8

Leadership (Base Morale)

60

Abilities

  • Dark Benediction
    Dark Blessings given freely from long-dead souls follow in the Wight Kings wake. And so the dead strive for Unlife...
  • Immortal Will
    Immortal spirits will refuse to leave the bounds of the mortal plane, and so cannot be put to rest with ease.
  • The Hunger
    As the Vampires rip apart their victims they feast on the blood that spills forth – gaining in strength and lost stamina.
  • Crumbling
    The dead do not rest easily in the Old World. Those summoned by Vampires and Necromancers no longer have mortal concerns - they serve only their master's will.
  • Disintegrating
    The Dark Magic binding has failed. Both flesh and necromantic energy slough off the subjects leaving naught but dust.

Attributes

  • Causes Fear
    This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
  • Encourage
    This unit provides a Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Undead
    The unit is Undead (does not rout, immune to terror, becomes unstable when attrition when moving through territory not owned by the Undead.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Spellcaster
    This unit can cast spells.
  • Armoured
    Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • Decent Melee Combatant
    Despite being primarily a missile unit or spellcaster, this unit can also hold its own ground when fighting in melee.