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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Exiles of Nehek / Units / Necropolis Knights (Halberds)
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Necropolis Knights (Halberds)

Tethered to their mounts by a sharp hook, the other mummified hand wields a barbed staff to carve through mortal flesh.

Necropolis Knights are elite warriors who ride atop giant snake-shaped statues. Their monstrous mounts shatter bones with every swipe of their tails and sink scimitar-sized fangs deep into soft flesh. When Necropolis Knights are awakened to serve in the Tomb King's eternal army, the Necroserpents coiled above their resting places magically slither to Unlife as well; rider and mount are animated by the same warrior spirit, and they move as one being, riding to war in perfect ranks of terrifying cavalry. Necroserpents travel beneath the ground at a relentless pace, emerging from the depths with sand cascading off their forms, warriors standing proudly upon their hooded backs with spears lowered, ready to spill the blood of their foes. Serpentine bodies weave through the battlefield, bladed, fangs and tails lashing out in all directions, leaving a trail of death and woe in their wake. There are few who can stand against the charge of a Necropolis Knight, for they are incredibly powerful and difficult to destroy. As mount and rider share the same soul, only by destroying both can an opponent truly defeat a Necropolis Knight. Few foes are equal to such a task.

Necropolis Knights (Halberds)

Unit Name

Necropolis Knights (Halberds)

Main Unit Key

wh2_dlc09_tmb_cav_necropolis_knights_1

Land Unit Key

wh2_dlc09_tmb_cav_necropolis_knights_1

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Monstrous Cavalry

Naval Unit Group

Monstrous Cavalry

Soldiers

24

Caste

Monstrous Cavalry

Category

Cavalry

Class

Shock Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

1400

Recruitment Cost

0

Upkeep Cost

0

Melee Attack

32

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

50

├ Melee Weapon

wh2_dlc09_tmb_necropolis_knights_halberd

├ Melee Damage Base

17

├ Melee Damage Ap

33

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

28

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

40

Melee Defence

31

├ Base Defence

31

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

90

├ Armour

wh2_main_body_90

├ Armour Defence

90

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

288

├ Man Entity

wh2_dlc09_tmb_skeleton

├ Man Speed

28

├ Man Health

8

├ Bonus Hit Points

272

├ Mount

wh2_dlc09_tmb_mnt_necroserpent

├ Mount Entity

wh2_dlc09_tmb_cav_necroserpent

├ Mount Speed

66

└ Mount Health

8

Leadership (Base Morale)

60

Abilities

  • Disintegrating
    The Dark Magic that holds these subjects together has failed. As the necromantic energy flows out of them, nothing is left but a pile of iron and bones in the sand.
  • Crumbling
    In the blasted desert of deepest Nehekhara, the dead rarely remain so. Those dragged back to screaming, clanking Unlife are bound forever to the Tomb King whose will they exist only to serve.

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.
  • Construct
    This unit is an animated construct (does not rout, is immune to terror, becomes unstable when {{tr:morale}} is low). Necrotects can push it to its full combat potential and restore it in battle.
  • 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.
  • Poison Attacks
    The poisonous attacks of this unit weaken the target's speed and damage.
  • 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
Necropolis Knights (Halberds) Lv. 0 Royal Menagerie
Royal Menagerie
(wh2_dlc09_tmb_cavalry_4)
Level 3