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Stormvermin (Halberds)

Recognisably dark-furred, the Skaven military elite fight with a proud zeal unique to their class.

Stormvermin are the fighting elite of the Skaven Warlord clans. They are distinguished from their scrawnier litter-matters - often standing a full head taller, with thick muscular necks and a powerful build. Most Stormvermin are marked at birth, as their size and darker fur colour is recognisable. As the largest and most aggressive, young Stormvermin-to-be typically outfight the rest of their litter for precious food. If the young warriors are particularly strong, the weakest of their litter actually become the food. Should they survive the traumatic politics and back-stabbing as their litter-pack jockeys for position, the strongest Skaven will be assigned to regiments of Stormvermin and outfitted with the best war gear. Their duties may include forming a retinue or bodyguard for anyone from a minor Chieftain to the mighty ruling Clan Warlord himself, which puts the Stormvermin at the vanguard of the army where they can ensure continued preferential treatment by fighting with ferocity and zeal for their leaders.

Stormvermin (Halberds) Stormvermin (Halberds)
Stormvermin (Halberds)

Unit Name

Stormvermin (Halberds)

Main Unit Key

wh2_main_skv_inf_stormvermin_0

Land Unit Key

wh2_main_skv_inf_stormvermin_0

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Halberd Infantry

Naval Unit Group

Halberd Infantry

Soldiers

160

Caste

Melee Infantry

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Cost

1000

Recruitment Cost

1000

Upkeep Cost

250

Melee Attack

24

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

28

├ Melee Weapon

wh2_main_skv_halberd

├ Melee Damage Base

8

├ Melee Damage Ap

20

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

17

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

10

Melee Defence

33

├ Base Defence

33

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

90

├ Armour

wh2_main_heavy_metal_90

├ Armour Defence

90

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

62

├ Man Entity

wh2_main_skv_infantry_heavy

├ Man Speed

38

├ Man Health

8

└ Bonus Hit Points

54

Leadership (Base Morale)

60

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

  • Charge Defence vs. Large
    When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any large attacker.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Armoured
    Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • 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.
  • Charge Defence Against Large Foes
    When standing and bracing against a charge of large enemies (such as cavalry or monsters) this unit will negate the enemy's charge bonus.
  • Anti-Large
    Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.
Requires Buildings
Stormvermin (Halberds) Lv. 0 to be deleted
to be deleted
(wh2_main_horde_skv_stormvermin_1)
Level 0
Clan Armoury
Clan Armoury
(wh2_main_skv_clanrats_3)
Level 2
Garrison Buildings
Stormvermin (Halberds) x 5 Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Grand Warren)
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Grand Warren)
(wh2_dlc09_special_settlement_pyramid_of_nagash_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_dlc09_special_settlement_pyramid_of_nagash_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Altdorf (Grand Warren)
Occupied Altdorf (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Altdorf (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Altdorf (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Black Crag (Grand Warren)
Occupied Black Crag (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Black Crag (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Black Crag (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Drakenhof (Grand Warren)
Occupied Drakenhof (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Drakenhof (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Drakenhof (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Couronne (Grand Warren)
Occupied Couronne (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Couronne (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Couronne (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak (Grand Warren)
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_skv_4)
Level 4
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 (Grand Warren)
Occupied Kislev (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Kislev (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Kislev (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Miragliano (Grand Warren)
Occupied Miragliano (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Miragliano (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Miragliano (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_skv_5)
Level 5
Stormvermin (Halberds) x 3 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
Imposing Fort
Imposing Fort
(wh2_main_special_empire_fort_skaven_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fort
Impregnable Fort
(wh2_main_special_empire_fort_skaven_5)
Level 5
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_skaven_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_skaven_5)
Level 5
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_skaven_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_skaven_5)
Level 5
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_skaven_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_skaven_5)
Level 5
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_skaven_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_skaven_5)
Level 5
Forest Outpost (Skaven Stronghold)
Forest Outpost (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Gaean Vale (Grand Warren)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Hexoatl (Grand Warren)
Occupied Hexoatl (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Itza (Grand Warren)
Occupied Itza (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Khemri (Grand Warren)
Occupied Khemri (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Lahmia (Grand Warren)
Occupied Lahmia (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Lothern (Grand Warren)
Occupied Lothern (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Naggarond (Grand Warren)
Occupied Naggarond (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Sartosa (Grand Warren)
Occupied Sartosa (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_sartosa_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied The Awakening (Grand Warren)
Occupied The Awakening (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_the_awakening_skv_4)
Level 4
Stormvermin (Halberds) x 1 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
Clan Mors Headquarters
Clan Mors Headquarters
(wh2_main_special_mors_hq_1)
Level 0
Large Occupied Elven Colony
Large Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_4)
Level 4
Stormvermin (Halberds) x 2 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
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
Forest Outpost (Cavern-City)
Forest Outpost (Cavern-City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_skv_4)
Level 4
Thriving Occupied Elven Colony
Thriving Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_5)
Level 5
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Nest)
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Nest)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_1)
Level 1
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Nest-Lair)
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Nest-Lair)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_2)
Level 2
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Warren)
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Gaean Vale (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Hexoatl (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Hexoatl (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Itza (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Itza (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Khemri (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Khemri (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Lahmia (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Lahmia (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Lothern (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Lothern (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Naggarond (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Naggarond (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_skv_5)
Level 5
Occupied Sartosa (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Sartosa (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_sartosa_skv_5)
Level 5
Skavenblight (Skaven Stronghold)
Skavenblight (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_5)
Level 5
Occupied The Awakening (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied The Awakening (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_the_awakening_skv_5)
Level 5
Stormvermin (Halberds) x 7 Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Grand Warren)
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Grand Warren)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_4)
Level 4
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Skaven Stronghold)
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_5)
Level 5