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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Followers of Nagash / Units / Arkhan the Black (Skeleton Chariot)
Arkhan the Black (Skeleton Chariot) Followers of NagashFollowers of Nagash Command

Arkhan the Black (Skeleton Chariot)

"Nagash must rise, or our realms of silence will fall."

Arkhan the Black, known now and forever as the Liche King, was the first and most loyal of the evil Nagash's followers. He helped lead the coup which brought the arch-necromancer to power, and he was the first, after his Lord, to imbibe the Elixir of Life. Arkhan was the most adept of Nagash's pupils in the study of dark sorcery, and he quickly rose to become the necromancer's trusted vizier and principal lieutenant. He led many armies against Nagash's enemies and was never defeated in open combat. In the end, however, the sheer numbers of the Priest Kings' soldiers forced Nagash to retreat. It was Arkhan who led the suicidal counter-attack that gave Nagash the opportunity to escape. For over an hour he held back the Army of the Seven Kings through feats of martial prowess and powerful sorcery. Arkhan finally fell, not to a hero's sword, but to a single spear hurled by an unknown soldier. He stared in horror at the shaft protruding from his chest, knowing that it had pierced his heart. With his dying breath, he threatened that a terrible curse would befall any who touched his corpse, and with that, he slumped to the ground. Within seconds, dark flames had consumed Arkhan's flesh leaving behind only a blackened skeleton. Whilst the rest of Nagash's followers were beheaded and burnt, none dared risk desecrating Arkhan's remains, and so they covered them under a cairn of stones instead. Nagash did not forget his most able lieutenant, and when he returned to wreak vengeance on Nehekhara, Arkhan was reborn as the Liche King - the first of Nagash's nine Dark Lords. These foul beings were the foremost of Nagash's captains, and they brought despair and destruction to his foes.

Arkhan the Black (Skeleton Chariot)

Unit Name

Arkhan the Black (Skeleton Chariot)

Main Unit Key

wh2_dlc09_tmb_cha_arkhan_2

Land Unit Key

wh2_dlc09_tmb_cha_arkhan_2

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Wizard

Naval Unit Group

Wizard

Soldiers

6

Caste

Lord

Category

War Machine

Class

Command

Custom Battle Cost

1400

Recruitment Cost

0

Upkeep Cost

0

Engine Missile Damage

0

├ Engine

wh2_dlc09_tmb_chariot_arkhan

├ Missile Weapon

├ Projectile

├ Missile Damage

├ Missile Ap Damage

└ Base Reload Time

Accuracy

10

Range

Reload

0

Shots Per Minute

Ammunition

0

Melee Attack

30

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

350

├ Melee Weapon

wh2_dlc09_tmb_chariot_lord

├ Melee Damage Base

230

├ Melee Damage Ap

120

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

28

Charge Bonus

75

Melee Defence

36

├ Base Defence

36

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

95

├ Armour

wh2_main_plate_95

├ Armour Defence

95

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

5604

├ Man Entity

wh2_dlc09_tmb_skeleton_infantry_hero

├ Man Speed

31

├ Man Health

8

├ Bonus Hit Points

5588

├ Mount

wh2_dlc09_tmb_mnt_arkhan_tomb_steed_chariot

├ Mount Entity

wh2_dlc09_tmb_skeletal_steed_chariot_arkhan

├ Mount Speed

84

└ Mount Health

8

Leadership (Base Morale)

75

Abilities

  • The Liber Mortis
    One of the fabled nine Books of Nagash, this tome is one of the most potent sources of necromantic magic in existence.
  • My Will Be Done
    Death is no obstacle to those with unalterable, unassailable determination.
  • The Curse
    Like an insect sting at the point of death, striking out at the killer, sapping their strength as if shot by a thousand arrows.
  • 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.
  • Encourage
    This unit provides a Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
  • Strider
    Speed and combat penalties caused by terrain are ignored by this unit.
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Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Spellcaster
    This unit can cast spells.
  • Armoured
    Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • 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.