The Bolt-fiends (Darkshards - Shields)A bolt in the eye is a terrible way to die, and the calling card of the Bolt-fiends.
Dark Elf armies are formed around a core of utterly merciless soldiers, schooled in slaughter by a lifetime of survival amidst the twisted streets of Naggaroth's cities. Most such warriors are conscripted into service, but a few muster willingly, having identified some manner in which the battle will play to their personal advantage. Many Dark Elves forsake melee weapons in favour of delivering death from afar. Armed with repeater crossbows - magazine-fed weapons capable of unleashing blistering hails of bolts - these Darkshards can take positions at the rear of the battlefield firing storms of iron-tipped bolts against approaching foes, or move forward to weaken the enemy line with a withering volley before the Dark Elf attack charges home. Though often scorned by other warriors for their distaste of close quarters battle, the Darkshards are unflinchingly proud of their marksmanship and are certainly no less cruel than their fellows. It is not uncommon for a Darkshard to forgo a killing strike to eye or heart in favour of a gut shot or other debilitating blow which, while ultimately no less fatal, guarantees that the enemy's last moments will be spent in mewling agony.
Unit NameThe Bolt-fiends (Darkshards - Shields)
Main Unit Keywh2_dlc10_def_inf_the_bolt_fiends_ror_0
Land Unit Keywh2_dlc10_def_inf_the_bolt_fiends_ror_0
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupMissile Infantry
Naval Unit GroupMissile Infantry
Custom Battle Cost975
├ Missile Weaponwh2_main_def_repeater_crossbow_ror_0
├ Missile Damage3
├ Missile Ap Damage11
└ Base Reload Time14
Shots Per Minute6.1
├ Melee Weaponwh2_main_def_shortsword
├ Melee Damage Base19
├ Melee Damage Ap5
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence31
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence30
└ Shield Armour55
├ Man Entitywh2_main_def_infantry_blood_dismembers
├ Man Speed33
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points55
Leadership (Base Morale)64
- Murderous Mastery
Slaughter! There is no greater glorification of Khaine, the God of Murder, and no more popular form of worship amongst the Dark Elves. It is through killing that Dark Elves rise above other beings. Once engulfed in enough bloodshed, they will often feel their murderous prowess increase, as if Khaine himself was guiding the blades of his disciples.
- Murderous Prowess Indicator
Once enough blood has been shed, the Dark Elves’ murderous prowess increases, as if Khaine himself was guiding his disciples' blades!
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Strengths & Weaknesses
This unit’s shield-breaking attacks can significantly weaken the target’s chance of blocking missile attacks.
Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
- Armour-Piercing Missiles
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.
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