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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Clan Rictus / Units / Plague Monks
Plague Monks Clan RictusClan Rictus Melee Infantry

Plague Monks

Feeling no pain, they throw themselves into battle, paying little heed to what awaits them.

The Plague Monks of Clan Pestilens are zealots utterly dedicated to the spread of corruption and decay in the name of the Great Horned One. These devout disciples of disease are unique amongst Skaven society in that they are fanatically committed to their clan and its purpose of creating the ultimate disease. Once this plague devastates all surface-dwellers, the Skaven can rise up in the ruins and claim their proper inheritance - nothing short of the entire world - and the Great Horned Rat will know who brought his children to their rightful and preordained ascendancy and Clan Pestilens will sit over all and reign supreme. As the foul brethren march forward towards an enemy battleline, their chanting picks up its pace and the Plague Monks seem to incite themselves into a terrible rage. In combat Plague Monks hurl themselves into the fray with a fanatical ferocity, eager to bring death and destruction to their foes. They relentlessly attack with filth-encrusted blades, iron-tipped staves, or even their needle-sharp teeth. A Plague Monk's exposure to pestilence has rendered its toughened, boil-ridden skin immune to pain. The ability to shrug off crippling injury combined with their near-hysterical zealotry means that the only reliable way of stopping a Plague Monk attack is to wholly dismember them.

Plague Monks

Unit Name

Plague Monks

Main Unit Key

wh2_main_skv_inf_plague_monks

Land Unit Key

wh2_main_skv_inf_plague_monks

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Dual Sword Infantry

Naval Unit Group

Dual Sword Infantry

Soldiers

120

Caste

Melee Infantry

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

750

Recruitment Cost

750

Upkeep Cost

187

Melee Attack

28

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

32

├ Melee Weapon

wh2_main_skv_dual_swords

├ Melee Damage Base

24

├ Melee Damage Ap

8

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

7

Charge Bonus

22

Melee Defence

24

├ Base Defence

24

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

10

├ Armour

wh2_main_body_10

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

76

├ Man Entity

wh2_main_skv_infantry_plague_monk

├ Man Speed

42

├ Man Health

8

└ Bonus Hit Points

68

Leadership (Base Morale)

68

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.
  • Frenzy
    Some warriors care not for their own personal safety and so work themselves into a whirlwind of destruction and mindless violence!

Attributes

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

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Frenzy
    Units with leadership is high.
  • Anti-Infantry
    Anti-infantry units have an advantage against targets that are smaller than a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against small targets, superior weight used to smash through lighter enemies, or an explosive attack from range that effects a large area.
  • Damage Dealer
    This unit has a strong emphasis on dealing damage. If fighting it, make sure to take it out before it can get into firing or melee range.
Requires Buildings
Plague Monks Lv. 0 to be deleted
to be deleted
(wh2_main_horde_skv_plagues_1)
Level 0
to be deleted
to be deleted
(wh2_main_horde_skv_plagues_2)
Level 1
to be deleted
to be deleted
(wh2_main_horde_skv_plagues_3)
Level 2
Pox Cauldron
Pox Cauldron
(wh2_main_skv_plagues_1)
Level 0
Pestilent Nave
Pestilent Nave
(wh2_main_skv_plagues_2)
Level 1
Plague Abbey
Plague Abbey
(wh2_main_skv_plagues_3)
Level 2
Garrison Buildings
Plague Monks x 2 Back-Tunnels
Back-Tunnels
(wh2_main_skv_defence_major_2)
Level 1
Chained Sentry Beasts
Chained Sentry Beasts
(wh2_main_skv_defence_major_3)
Level 2
Large Occupied Elven Colony
Large Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_4)
Level 4
Thriving Occupied Elven Colony
Thriving Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_5)
Level 5
Hell Pit (Skaven Hive)
Hell Pit (Skaven Hive)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_2)
Level 2
Hell Pit (Skaven Stronghold)
Hell Pit (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_3)
Level 3
Hell Pit (Cavern-City)
Hell Pit (Cavern-City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_4)
Level 4
Skavenblight (Lair)
Skavenblight (Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_2)
Level 2
Skavenblight (Nest-Lair)
Skavenblight (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_3)
Level 3
Skavenblight (Stronghold)
Skavenblight (Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_4)
Level 4
Plague Monks x 5 Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_skaven_5)
Level 5
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_skaven_5)
Level 5
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_skaven_5)
Level 5
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_skaven_5)
Level 5