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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Clan Rictus / Units / Night Runners
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Night Runners

These secretive warriors work best when deployed away from the main host, striking at flanks and unsecured or vulnerable places.

Night Runners are the most common Clan Eshin warriors, although they are still secretive like all their mysterious clan. Trained to move at speed, Night Runners strike quickly to prepare the way for Skaven armies. Small furtive units sneak from the shadows to seize key terrain features, while larger blocks of Night Runners scurry ahead of the Skaven lines to harass and slow down the foe. Night Runners fight with blades in each hand, although many employ slings to rain death on enemy war machines or poorly armoured elites. A typical ruse is to slink off to the army's flanks, hoping to lure pursuit into a hastily prepared ambush.

Night Runners

Unit Name

Night Runners

Main Unit Key

wh2_main_skv_inf_night_runners_0

Land Unit Key

wh2_main_skv_inf_night_runners_0

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Missile Infantry

Naval Unit Group

Missile Infantry

Soldiers

120

Caste

Missile Infantry

Category

Missile Infantry

Class

Missile Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

500

Recruitment Cost

500

Upkeep Cost

125

Missile Damage

12

├ Missile Weapon

wh2_main_skv_throwing_stars

├ Projectile

wh2_main_skv_throwing_star

├ Missile Damage

10

├ Missile Ap Damage

2

└ Base Reload Time

7

Accuracy

10

Range

70

Reload

10

Shots Per Minute

9.5

Ammunition

10

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

12

Melee Defence

14

├ Base Defence

14

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

10

├ Armour

wh2_main_body_10

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

56

├ Man Entity

wh2_main_skv_infantry_fast_360

├ Man Speed

54

├ Man Health

8

└ Bonus Hit Points

48

Leadership (Base Morale)

48

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

  • {{tr:guerrilla_deployment}}
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Fire Whilst Moving
    This unit can fire while on the move.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Decent Melee Combatant
    Despite being primarily a missile unit or spellcaster, this unit can also hold its own ground when fighting in melee.
  • Vanguard Deployment
    This unit can deploy in an expanded deployment area, allowing it to start the battle within striking distance of the enemy - or somewhere unexpected.
  • Fire whilst moving
    This unit can fire while on the move.
  • Dodge
    This highly dexterous unit dodges blades and missiles with ease; its luck is known to run out quickly when facing magical weapons, however.
Requires Buildings
Night Runners Lv. 0 to be deleted
to be deleted
(wh2_main_horde_skv_assassins_1)
Level 0
to be deleted
to be deleted
(wh2_main_horde_skv_assassins_2)
Level 1
Hidden Lair
Hidden Lair
(wh2_main_skv_assassins_1)
Level 0
Assassin's Hideout
Assassin's Hideout
(wh2_main_skv_assassins_2)
Level 1
Den of Secrets
Den of Secrets
(wh2_main_skv_assassins_3)
Level 2
Garrison Buildings
Night Runners x 2 Skaven Burrow
Skaven Burrow
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_1)
Level 1
Skaven Burrow
Skaven Burrow
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_1_coast)
Level 1
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
Skaven Stronghold
Skaven Stronghold
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_3)
Level 3
Skaven Stronghold
Skaven Stronghold
(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
Skaven Burrow
Skaven Burrow
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_minor_1)
Level 1
Skaven Burrow
Skaven Burrow
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_minor_1_coast)
Level 1
Skaven Hive
Skaven Hive
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_minor_2)
Level 2
Skaven Hive
Skaven Hive
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_minor_2_coast)
Level 2
Skaven Stronghold
Skaven Stronghold
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_minor_3)
Level 3
Skaven Stronghold
Skaven Stronghold
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_minor_3_coast)
Level 3
Burrow
Burrow
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_1)
Level 1
Burrow
Burrow
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_1_coast)
Level 1
Lair
Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_2)
Level 2
Lair
Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_2_coast)
Level 2
Nest-Lair
Nest-Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_3)
Level 3
Nest-Lair
Nest-Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_3_coast)
Level 3
Stronghold
Stronghold
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_4)
Level 4
Stronghold
Stronghold
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_4_coast)
Level 4
Burrow
Burrow
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_minor_1)
Level 1
Burrow
Burrow
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_minor_1_coast)
Level 1
Lair
Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_minor_2)
Level 2
Lair
Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_minor_2_coast)
Level 2
Nest-Lair
Nest-Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_minor_3)
Level 3
Nest-Lair
Nest-Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_minor_3_coast)
Level 3
Occupied Altdorf Level 1
Occupied Altdorf Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_skv_1)
Level 1
Occupied Altdorf Level 2
Occupied Altdorf Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Altdorf Level 3
Occupied Altdorf Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Altdorf Level 4
Occupied Altdorf Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_skv_4)
Level 4
Forest Outpost (Skaven Burrow)
Forest Outpost (Skaven Burrow)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_skv_1)
Level 1
Forest Outpost (Skaven Hive)
Forest Outpost (Skaven Hive)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_skv_2)
Level 2
Forest Outpost (Skaven Stronghold)
Forest Outpost (Skaven Stronghold)
(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 Level 1
Occupied Black Crag Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_skv_1)
Level 1
Occupied Black Crag Level 2
Occupied Black Crag Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Black Crag Level 3
Occupied Black Crag Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Black Crag Level 4
Occupied Black Crag Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Drakenhof Level 1
Occupied Drakenhof Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_skv_1)
Level 1
Occupied Drakenhof Level 2
Occupied Drakenhof Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Drakenhof Level 3
Occupied Drakenhof Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Drakenhof Level 4
Occupied Drakenhof Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Couronne Level 1
Occupied Couronne Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_skv_1)
Level 1
Occupied Couronne Level 2
Occupied Couronne Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Couronne Level 3
Occupied Couronne Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Couronne Level 4
Occupied Couronne Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 1
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_1)
Level 1
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 2
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 3
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 4
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 1
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_skv_1)
Level 1
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 2
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 3
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 4
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Kislev Level 1
Occupied Kislev Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_skv_1)
Level 1
Occupied Kislev Level 2
Occupied Kislev Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Kislev Level 3
Occupied Kislev Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Kislev Level 4
Occupied Kislev Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Miragliano Level 1
Occupied Miragliano Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_skv_1)
Level 1
Occupied Miragliano Level 2
Occupied Miragliano Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Miragliano Level 3
Occupied Miragliano Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Miragliano Level 4
Occupied Miragliano Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_skv_4)
Level 4
Night Runners x 3 Tiny Occupied Elven Colony
Tiny Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_1)
Level 1
Small Occupied Elven Colony
Small Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_2)
Level 2
Tiny Occupied Elven Colony
Tiny Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_minor_other_1)
Level 1
Small Occupied Elven Colony
Small Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_minor_other_2)
Level 2
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