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Clanrats (Shields) SkavenSkaven Melee Infantry

Clanrats (Shields)

The cornerstone of the Skaven military, less numerous but better trained than the slave class.

The bulk of most Skaven armies are formed of Clanrats - a vast and verminous horde of ratmen that make up the warrior class. These Skaven belong to any one of thousands of clans scattered throughout the underground burrows, strongholds, and bursting cavern-cities that make up the Under-Empire. Of all the teeming masses, only the worker dregs, the shiftless Skavenslaves, are more numerous than the Clanrats. When a Warlord gathers his might for war, the Clanrats are front and centre, occupying a key place in the battleline. They form into great blocks to overwhelm a foe with their weight of numbers and the fury of their attack. If the Warlord can afford the price and is in reasonable standing with Clan Skryre, then a Weapon Team might accompany the regiment. These arcane devices of destruction are viewed suspiciously by the Clanrats, who frequently suffer due to their all-too-frequent technical failures.

Clanrats (Shields)

Unit Name

Clanrats (Shields)

Main Unit Key

wh2_main_skv_inf_clanrats_1

Land Unit Key

wh2_main_skv_inf_clanrats_1

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Sword Infantry

Naval Unit Group

Sword Infantry

Soldiers

160

Caste

Melee Infantry

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Cost

350

Recruitment Cost

350

Upkeep Cost

87

Melee Attack

24

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

26

├ Melee Weapon

wh2_main_skv_sword

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

6

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

10

Melee Defence

22

├ Base Defence

22

├ Shield

wh_missile_block_35_wood

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

60

├ Armour

wh2_main_leather_25

├ Armour Defence

25

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

60

├ Man Entity

wh2_main_skv_infantry

├ Man Speed

42

├ Man Health

8

└ Bonus Hit Points

52

Leadership (Base Morale)

45

Abilities

  • Scurry Away!
    "He who runs away lives to fight another day!" - so the foul, craven adage goes.
  • Strength in Numbers
    Skaven are craven by nature but take courage when in packs of their own kind, where they move slower but enjoy the safety of numbers.

Attributes

  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Shielded
    Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
  • Meat Shield
    While unimpressive at causing damage, this unit is useful as a 'meat shield', absorbing damage that would otherwise hurt a more useful or precious target.
Requires Buildings
Clanrats (Shields) Lv. 0 Warpstone Telescope
Warpstone Telescope
(wh2_dlc12_special_warpstone_tractor_beam_1)
Level 0
Warpstone Tractor Beam
Warpstone Tractor Beam
(wh2_dlc12_special_warpstone_tractor_beam_2)
Level 1
Clan Barracks
Clan Barracks
(wh2_main_skv_clanrats_2)
Level 1
Clan Armoury
Clan Armoury
(wh2_main_skv_clanrats_3)
Level 2
Garrison Buildings
Clanrats (Shields) x 7 Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_dlc09_special_settlement_pyramid_of_nagash_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Altdorf (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Altdorf (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Black Crag (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Black Crag (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Drakenhof (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Drakenhof (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Couronne (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Couronne (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Kislev (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Kislev (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Miragliano (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Miragliano (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_skv_2)
Level 2
Clanrats (Shields) x 6 Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Warren)
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Warren)
(wh2_dlc09_special_settlement_pyramid_of_nagash_skv_3)
Level 3
Small Fort
Small Fort
(wh2_main_special_empire_fort_skaven_1)
Level 1
Fort
Fort
(wh2_main_special_empire_fort_skaven_2)
Level 2
Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_skaven_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_skaven_2)
Level 2
Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_skaven_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_skaven_2)
Level 2
Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_skaven_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_skaven_2)
Level 2
Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_skaven_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_skaven_2)
Level 2
Occupied Altdorf (Warren)
Occupied Altdorf (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Black Crag (Warren)
Occupied Black Crag (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Drakenhof (Warren)
Occupied Drakenhof (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Couronne (Warren)
Occupied Couronne (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Warren)
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak (Warren)
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Kislev (Warren)
Occupied Kislev (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Miragliano (Warren)
Occupied Miragliano (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_skv_3)
Level 3
Skavenblight (Nest-Lair)
Skavenblight (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_2)
Level 2
Skavenblight (Warren)
Skavenblight (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_3)
Level 3
Clanrats (Shields) x 3 Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Grand Warren)
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Grand Warren)
(wh2_dlc09_special_settlement_pyramid_of_nagash_skv_4)
Level 4
Skaven Hive
Skaven Hive
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_2)
Level 2
Skaven Hive
Skaven Hive
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_2_coast)
Level 2
Warren
Warren
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_3)
Level 3
Warren
Warren
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_3_coast)
Level 3
Cavern-City
Cavern-City
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_4)
Level 4
Cavern-City
Cavern-City
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_4_coast)
Level 4
Warren
Warren
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_minor_3)
Level 3
Warren
Warren
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_minor_3_coast)
Level 3
Nest-Lair
Nest-Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_2)
Level 2
Nest-Lair
Nest-Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_2_coast)
Level 2
Warren
Warren
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_3)
Level 3
Warren
Warren
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_3_coast)
Level 3
Grand Warren
Grand Warren
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_4)
Level 4
Grand Warren
Grand Warren
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_4_coast)
Level 4
Warren
Warren
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_minor_3)
Level 3
Warren
Warren
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_minor_3_coast)
Level 3
Imposing Fort
Imposing Fort
(wh2_main_special_empire_fort_skaven_4)
Level 4
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_skaven_4)
Level 4
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_skaven_4)
Level 4
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_skaven_4)
Level 4
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_skaven_4)
Level 4
Occupied Altdorf (Grand Warren)
Occupied Altdorf (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_skv_4)
Level 4
Forest Outpost (Skaven Hive)
Forest Outpost (Skaven Hive)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_skv_2)
Level 2
Forest Outpost (Warren)
Forest Outpost (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_skv_3)
Level 3
Forest Outpost (Cavern-City)
Forest Outpost (Cavern-City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Black Crag (Grand Warren)
Occupied Black Crag (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Drakenhof (Grand Warren)
Occupied Drakenhof (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_skv_4)
Level 4
Small Occupied Elven Colony
Small Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_2)
Level 2
Occupied Elven Colony
Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_3)
Level 3
Small Occupied Elven Colony
Small Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_minor_other_2)
Level 2
Occupied Elven Colony
Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_minor_other_3)
Level 3
Occupied Couronne (Grand Warren)
Occupied Couronne (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Grand Warren)
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Gaean Vale (Warren)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_skv_3)
Level 3
Hell Pit (Skaven Hive)
Hell Pit (Skaven Hive)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_2)
Level 2
Hell Pit (Warren)
Hell Pit (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_3)
Level 3
Occupied Hexoatl (Warren)
Occupied Hexoatl (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Itza (Warren)
Occupied Itza (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak (Grand Warren)
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Khemri (Warren)
Occupied Khemri (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Kislev (Grand Warren)
Occupied Kislev (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Lahmia (Warren)
Occupied Lahmia (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Lothern (Warren)
Occupied Lothern (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Miragliano (Grand Warren)
Occupied Miragliano (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Naggarond (Warren)
Occupied Naggarond (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Sartosa (Warren)
Occupied Sartosa (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_sartosa_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied The Awakening (Warren)
Occupied The Awakening (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_the_awakening_skv_3)
Level 3
Clanrats (Shields) x 2 Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_dlc09_special_settlement_pyramid_of_nagash_skv_5)
Level 5
The Maelstrom
The Maelstrom
(wh2_dlc11_special_settlement_galleons_graveyard_other_1)
Level 1
Skaven Stronghold
Skaven Stronghold
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_5)
Level 5
Skaven Stronghold
Skaven Stronghold
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_5_coast)
Level 5
Skaven Stronghold
Skaven Stronghold
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_5)
Level 5
Skaven Stronghold
Skaven Stronghold
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_5_coast)
Level 5
Occupied Altdorf (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Altdorf (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_skv_5)
Level 5
Forest Outpost (Skaven Stronghold)
Forest Outpost (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Black Crag (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Black Crag (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Drakenhof (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Drakenhof (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Couronne (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Couronne (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Kislev (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Kislev (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Miragliano (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Miragliano (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_skv_5)
Level 5
Clanrats (Shields) x 4 Grand Fort
Grand Fort
(wh2_main_special_empire_fort_skaven_3)
Level 3
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_skaven_3)
Level 3
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_skaven_3)
Level 3
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_skaven_3)
Level 3
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_skaven_3)
Level 3
Occupied Gaean Vale (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Hexoatl (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Hexoatl (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Itza (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Itza (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Khemri (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Khemri (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Lahmia (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Lahmia (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Lothern (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Lothern (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Naggarond (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Naggarond (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Sartosa (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Sartosa (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_sartosa_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied The Awakening (Nest-Lair)
Occupied The Awakening (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_the_awakening_skv_2)
Level 2
Clanrats (Shields) x 5 Hell Pit (Nest)
Hell Pit (Nest)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_1)
Level 1