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Banshee

Mighty in melee, Banshee also debilitate their enemies with fear-inducing screams and wails. Even the hardiest fall before this terror.

Tomb Banshees constantly howl in remembrance of the forbidden pleasures of the life that was once theirs and in bitterness for the peace of the grave that they cannot attain. Their grief-stricken wails can be lethal to mortals and strike terror into the hearts of all who hear them. Those who do not have a will of iron can die of sheer fright upon hearing the mournful screams of the Tomb Banshees. Blood trickles from their ears and fills up the whites of their eyes as the mind-wrenching shriek takes its supernatural toll. Fully-armoured Knights collapse lifeless from their saddles and whole ranks of infantry fall lifelessly as the Banshee does her evil work.

Banshee

Unit Name

Banshee

Main Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_cha_banshee

Land Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_cha_banshee

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Melee Specialist

Naval Unit Group

Melee Specialist

Soldiers

1

Caste

Hero

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Command

Custom Battle Cost

850

Recruitment Cost

1000

Upkeep Cost

250

Melee Attack

32

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

280

├ Melee Weapon

wh_main_vmp_hero_banshee

├ Melee Damage Base

90

├ Melee Damage Ap

190

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

25

Melee Defence

38

├ Base Defence

38

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

15

├ Armour

wh_main_cloth

├ Armour Defence

15

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

2310

├ Man Entity

wh_main_vmp_inf_banshee

├ Man Speed

60

├ Man Health

8

└ Bonus Hit Points

2302

Leadership (Base Morale)

40

Abilities

  • Slippery
    Those who are "slippery" cannot be cornered or pinned - they simply "slip" away…
  • 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.
  • Causes Terror
    This unit can cause terror, making its melee target rout for a short time. Units that cause terror are immune to terror and fear themselves.
  • 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

  • Causes Terror
    This unit can fear themselves.
  • Armour-Piercing
    The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.
  • Duellist
    This unit is best used to attack individual targets such as Heroes. As it can only damage very few individuals at a time, it is not suitable against hordes of weak enemies.
  • Ethereal
    Ethereal units ignore most damage done by non-magical weapons. As they have shed most of their physical form, they are not slowed by terrain-based movement penalties either.