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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Har Ganeth / Units / Dreadspears
Dreadspears Har GanethHar Ganeth Melee Infantry

Dreadspears

The bulk of Dark Elf armies, with spears as unwavering as their pride.

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. Dreadspears consider themselves to be true soldiers, and look down upon the Bleakswords as brash adventurers unsuited to the proper business of battle. Through blood spilt and shed, they have learnt the strength of discipline, of the locked shieldwall bristling with wicked spearpoints. Dreadspear regiments are therefore the reliable bastions around which a Dreadlord can form his battleplan. Whilst the army's wilder warriors roam freely to slaughter at will, the Dreadspears hold key positions and repel counter-attacks.

Dreadspears

Unit Name

Dreadspears

Main Unit Key

wh2_main_def_inf_dreadspears_0

Land Unit Key

wh2_main_def_inf_dreadspears_0

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Spear Infantry

Naval Unit Group

Spear Infantry

Soldiers

120

Caste

Melee Infantry

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

450

Recruitment Cost

450

Upkeep Cost

112

Melee Attack

25

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

25

├ Melee Weapon

wh2_main_def_spear

├ Melee Damage Base

19

├ Melee Damage Ap

6

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

14

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

8

Melee Defence

40

├ Base Defence

40

├ 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)

66

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

  • 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

  • Shielded
    Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
  • 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
Dreadspears Lv. 0 Conscription Halls
Conscription Halls
(wh2_main_def_barracks_1)
Level 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
Raider Lodges
Raider Lodges
(wh2_main_horde_def_military_2)
Level 1
Warrior Hall
Warrior Hall
(wh2_main_horde_def_military_3)
Level 2
Garrison Buildings
Dreadspears x 3 Dark Elf Settlement
Dark Elf Settlement
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_major_1)
Level 1
Dark Elf Settlement
Dark Elf Settlement
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_major_1_coast)
Level 1
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
Black Spire
Black Spire
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_1)
Level 1
Black Spire
Black Spire
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_1_coast)
Level 1
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
Occupied Altdorf Level 1
Occupied Altdorf Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Altdorf Level 2
Occupied Altdorf Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Black Crag Level 1
Occupied Black Crag Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Black Crag Level 2
Occupied Black Crag Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Drakenhof Level 1
Occupied Drakenhof Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Drakenhof Level 2
Occupied Drakenhof Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Couronne Level 1
Occupied Couronne Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Couronne Level 2
Occupied Couronne Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 1
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 2
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Gaean Vale (Black Spire)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Black Spire)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Gaean Vale (Dark Hold)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Dark Hold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Hell Pit Level 1
Occupied Hell Pit Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_1)
Level 1
Occupied Hell Pit Level 2
Occupied Hell Pit Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_2)
Level 2
Occupied Hexoatl Level 1
Occupied Hexoatl Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Hexoatl Level 2
Occupied Hexoatl Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Itza Level 1
Occupied Itza Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Itza Level 2
Occupied Itza Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 1
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 2
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Kislev Level 1
Occupied Kislev Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Kislev Level 2
Occupied Kislev Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Lothern (Black Spire)
Occupied Lothern (Black Spire)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Lothern (Dark Hold)
Occupied Lothern (Dark Hold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Miragliano Level 1
Occupied Miragliano Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Miragliano Level 2
Occupied Miragliano Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Skavenblight Level 1
Occupied Skavenblight Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_1)
Level 1
Occupied Skavenblight Level 2
Occupied Skavenblight Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_2)
Level 2
Dreadspears x 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 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 Tower
Dark Tower
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_3)
Level 3
Dark Tower
Dark Tower
(wh2_main_def_settlement_major_3_coast)
Level 3
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
Occupied Altdorf Level 3
Occupied Altdorf Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Black Crag Level 3
Occupied Black Crag Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Drakenhof Level 3
Occupied Drakenhof Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_def_3)
Level 3
Tiny Occupied Elven Colony
Tiny Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_1)
Level 1
Tiny Occupied Elven Colony
Tiny Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_minor_other_1)
Level 1
Occupied Couronne Level 3
Occupied Couronne Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_def_3)
Level 3
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 Tower)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Dark Tower)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Hell Pit Level 3
Occupied Hell Pit Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_3)
Level 3
Occupied Hexoatl Level 3
Occupied Hexoatl Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Itza Level 3
Occupied Itza Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_def_3)
Level 3
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 3
Occupied Kislev Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Lothern (Dark Tower)
Occupied Lothern (Dark Tower)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Miragliano Level 3
Occupied Miragliano Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Skavenblight Level 3
Occupied Skavenblight Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_3)
Level 3
Dreadspears x 1 Dark Elf Settlement
Dark Elf Settlement
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_minor_1)
Level 1
Dark Elf Settlement
Dark Elf Settlement
(wh2_main_def_outpostnorsca_minor_1_coast)
Level 1
Black Spire
Black Spire
(wh2_main_def_settlement_minor_1)
Level 1
Black Spire
Black Spire
(wh2_main_def_settlement_minor_1_coast)
Level 1
Dreadspears x 6 Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Settlement)
Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Settlement)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Hold)
Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Hold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_def_2)
Level 2
Occupied Lahmia Level 1
Occupied Lahmia Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Lahmia Level 2
Occupied Lahmia Level 2
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_def_2)
Level 2
Dreadspears x 4 Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Tower)
Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Tower)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_def_3)
Level 3
Occupied Lahmia Level 3
Occupied Lahmia Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_def_3)
Level 3
Naggarond (Dark Elf Settlement)
Naggarond (Dark Elf Settlement)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_1)
Level 1