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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Naggarond / Units / The Bolt-fiends (Darkshards - Shields)
The Bolt-fiends (Darkshards - Shields) NaggarondNaggarond Missile Infantry

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.

The Bolt-fiends (Darkshards - Shields)

Unit Name

The Bolt-fiends (Darkshards - Shields)

Main Unit Key

wh2_dlc10_def_inf_the_bolt_fiends_ror_0

Land Unit Key

wh2_dlc10_def_inf_the_bolt_fiends_ror_0

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

975

Recruitment Cost

975

Upkeep Cost

244

Missile Damage

14

├ Missile Weapon

wh2_main_def_repeater_crossbow_ror_0

├ Projectile

wh2_main_def_crossbow_bolt_ror_0

├ Missile Damage

3

├ Missile Ap Damage

11

└ Base Reload Time

14

Accuracy

10

Range

145

Reload

30

Shots Per Minute

6.1

Ammunition

18

Melee Attack

20

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

31

├ Base Defence

31

├ 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)

64

Abilities

  • 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!

Attributes

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

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Shieldbreaker
    This unit’s shield-breaking attacks can significantly weaken the target’s chance of blocking missile attacks.
  • 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.
Recuitment Requirement
Maximum Number 1
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