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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Har Ganeth / Units / Darkshards (Shields)
Darkshards (Shields) Har GanethHar Ganeth Missile Infantry

Darkshards (Shields)

True to their name, they wither their enemies with volleys of black-tipped arrows.

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.

Darkshards (Shields)

Unit Name

Darkshards (Shields)

Main Unit Key

wh2_main_def_inf_darkshards_1

Land Unit Key

wh2_main_def_inf_darkshards_1

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Missile Infantry

Naval Unit Group

Missile Infantry

Soldiers

90

Caste

Missile Infantry

Category

Missile Infantry

Class

Missile Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

675

Recruitment Cost

675

Upkeep Cost

169

Missile Damage

14

├ Missile Weapon

wh2_main_def_repeater_crossbow

├ Projectile

wh2_main_def_crossbow_bolt

├ Missile Damage

3

├ Missile Ap Damage

11

└ Base Reload Time

14

Accuracy

10

Range

125

Reload

10

Shots Per Minute

4.8

Ammunition

18

Melee Attack

16

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

24

├ Melee Weapon

wh2_main_def_shortsword

├ Melee Damage Base

19

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

6

Melee Defence

22

├ Base Defence

22

├ Shield

wh_missile_block_55_metal

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

85

├ Armour

wh2_main_plate_30

├ Armour Defence

30

└ Shield Armour

55

Health

63

├ Man Entity

wh2_main_def_infantry_blood_dismembers

├ Man Speed

33

├ Man Health

8

└ Bonus Hit Points

55

Leadership (Base Morale)

54

Abilities

  • Murderous Prowess
    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!

Attributes

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

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Shielded
    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.
Requires Buildings
Darkshards (Shields) Lv. 0 Halls of Mustering
Halls of Mustering
(wh2_main_def_barracks_2)
Level 1
Halls of Ravaging
Halls of Ravaging
(wh2_main_def_barracks_3)
Level 2
Warrior Hall
Warrior Hall
(wh2_main_horde_def_military_3)
Level 2
Laurelorn Forest
Laurelorn Forest
(wh2_main_special_salzenmund_laurelorn_def_1)
Level 0
Garrison Buildings
Darkshards (Shields) x 2 Slave Gate
Slave Gate
(wh2_main_def_defence_major_1)
Level 0
Watchtowers
Watchtowers
(wh2_main_def_defence_minor_1)
Level 0
Dark Palisade
Dark Palisade
(wh2_main_def_defence_minor_2)
Level 1
Outpost Garrison
Outpost Garrison
(wh2_main_def_defence_norsca_1)
Level 0
Dread City
Dread City
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_major_4)
Level 4
Dread City
Dread City
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_major_4_coast)
Level 4
Fortress City
Fortress City
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_major_5)
Level 5
Fortress City
Fortress City
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_major_5_coast)
Level 5
Dark Elf Hold
Dark Elf Hold
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_minor_2)
Level 2
Dark Elf Hold
Dark Elf Hold
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_minor_2_coast)
Level 2
Dark Elf Tower
Dark Elf Tower
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_minor_3)
Level 3
Dark Elf Tower
Dark Elf Tower
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_minor_3_coast)
Level 3
Dark Citadel
Dark Citadel
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_4)
Level 4
Dark Citadel
Dark Citadel
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_4_coast)
Level 4
Dark City
Dark City
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_5)
Level 5
Dark City
Dark City
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_5_coast)
Level 5
Dark Hold
Dark Hold
(wh2_main_def_settlement_minor_2)
Level 2
Dark Hold
Dark Hold
(wh2_main_def_settlement_minor_2_coast)
Level 2
Dark Tower
Dark Tower
(wh2_main_def_settlement_minor_3)
Level 3
Dark Tower
Dark Tower
(wh2_main_def_settlement_minor_3_coast)
Level 3
Laurelorn Forest
Laurelorn Forest
(wh2_main_special_salzenmund_laurelorn_def_1)
Level 0
Occupied Altdorf Level 4
Occupied Altdorf Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Altdorf Level 5
Occupied Altdorf Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Black Crag Level 4
Occupied Black Crag Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Black Crag Level 5
Occupied Black Crag Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Drakenhof Level 4
Occupied Drakenhof Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Drakenhof Level 5
Occupied Drakenhof Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Couronne Level 4
Occupied Couronne Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Couronne Level 5
Occupied Couronne Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 4
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 5
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Gaean Vale (Dark Citadel)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Dark Citadel)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Gaean Vale (Dark City)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Dark City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Hell Pit Level 4
Occupied Hell Pit Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_4)
Level 4
Occupied Hell Pit Level 5
Occupied Hell Pit Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_5)
Level 5
Occupied Hexoatl Level 4
Occupied Hexoatl Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Hexoatl Level 5
Occupied Hexoatl Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Itza Level 4
Occupied Itza Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Itza Level 5
Occupied Itza Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 4
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 5
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Kislev Level 4
Occupied Kislev Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Kislev Level 5
Occupied Kislev Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Lothern (Dark Citadel)
Occupied Lothern (Dark Citadel)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Lothern (Dark City)
Occupied Lothern (Dark City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Miragliano Level 4
Occupied Miragliano Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Miragliano Level 5
Occupied Miragliano Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Skavenblight Level 4
Occupied Skavenblight Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_4)
Level 4
Occupied Skavenblight Level 5
Occupied Skavenblight Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_5)
Level 5
Darkshards (Shields) x 3 Dark Elf Hold
Dark Elf Hold
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_major_2)
Level 2
Dark Elf Hold
Dark Elf Hold
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_major_2_coast)
Level 2
Dark Elf Tower
Dark Elf Tower
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_major_3)
Level 3
Dark Elf Tower
Dark Elf Tower
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_major_3_coast)
Level 3
Dark Hold
Dark Hold
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_2)
Level 2
Dark Hold
Dark Hold
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_2_coast)
Level 2
Dark Tower
Dark Tower
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_3)
Level 3
Dark Tower
Dark Tower
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_3_coast)
Level 3
Occupied Altdorf Level 2
Occupied Altdorf Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Altdorf Level 3
Occupied Altdorf Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Black Crag Level 2
Occupied Black Crag Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Black Crag Level 3
Occupied Black Crag Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Drakenhof Level 2
Occupied Drakenhof Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Drakenhof Level 3
Occupied Drakenhof Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Couronne Level 2
Occupied Couronne Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Couronne Level 3
Occupied Couronne Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 2
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 3
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Gaean Vale (Dark Hold)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Dark Hold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Gaean Vale (Dark Tower)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Dark Tower)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Hell Pit Level 2
Occupied Hell Pit Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_2)
Level 2
Occupied Hell Pit Level 3
Occupied Hell Pit Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_3)
Level 3
Occupied Hexoatl Level 2
Occupied Hexoatl Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Hexoatl Level 3
Occupied Hexoatl Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Itza Level 2
Occupied Itza Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Itza Level 3
Occupied Itza Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 2
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 3
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Kislev Level 2
Occupied Kislev Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Kislev Level 3
Occupied Kislev Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Lothern (Dark Hold)
Occupied Lothern (Dark Hold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Lothern (Dark Tower)
Occupied Lothern (Dark Tower)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Miragliano Level 2
Occupied Miragliano Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Miragliano Level 3
Occupied Miragliano Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Skavenblight Level 2
Occupied Skavenblight Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_2)
Level 2
Occupied Skavenblight Level 3
Occupied Skavenblight Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_3)
Level 3
Darkshards (Shields) x 5 Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_untainted_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_untainted_2)
Level 2
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_untainted_3)
Level 3
Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_untainted_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_untainted_2)
Level 2
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_untainted_3)
Level 3
Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_untainted_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_untainted_2)
Level 2
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_untainted_3)
Level 3
Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_untainted_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_untainted_2)
Level 2
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_untainted_3)
Level 3
Darkshards (Shields) x 4 Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_untainted_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_untainted_5)
Level 5
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_untainted_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_untainted_5)
Level 5
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_untainted_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_untainted_5)
Level 5
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_untainted_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_untainted_5)
Level 5
Occupied Khemri (Dread City)
Occupied Khemri (Dread City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Khemri (Fortress-City)
Occupied Khemri (Fortress-City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_def_5)
Level 5
Occupied Lahmia Level 4
Occupied Lahmia Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_def_4)
Level 4
Occupied Lahmia Level 5
Occupied Lahmia Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_def_5)
Level 5
Naggarond (Dark Elf Hold)
Naggarond (Dark Elf Hold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_2)
Level 2
Naggarond (Dark Elf Tower)
Naggarond (Dark Elf Tower)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_3)
Level 3
Naggarond (Dread City)
Naggarond (Dread City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_4)
Level 4
Naggarond (Fortress City)
Naggarond (Fortress City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_5)
Level 5
Darkshards (Shields) x 6 Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Hold)
Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Hold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Tower)
Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Tower)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Lahmia Level 2
Occupied Lahmia Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Lahmia Level 3
Occupied Lahmia Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_def_3)
Level 3