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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Naggarond / Units / Darkshards
Darkshards NaggarondNaggarond Missile Infantry

Darkshards

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

Unit Name

Darkshards

Main Unit Key

wh2_main_def_inf_darkshards_0

Land Unit Key

wh2_main_def_inf_darkshards_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

600

Recruitment Cost

600

Upkeep Cost

150

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

18

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

16

├ Base Defence

16

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

30

├ Armour

wh2_main_plate_30

├ Armour Defence

30

└ Shield Armour

0

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

  • 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 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
Laurelorn Forest
Laurelorn Forest
(wh2_main_special_salzenmund_laurelorn_def_1)
Level 0
Garrison Buildings
Darkshards 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
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
Occupied Altdorf Level 1
Occupied Altdorf Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Black Crag Level 1
Occupied Black Crag Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Drakenhof Level 1
Occupied Drakenhof Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Couronne Level 1
Occupied Couronne Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 1
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Gaean Vale (Black Spire)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Black Spire)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Hell Pit Level 1
Occupied Hell Pit Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_1)
Level 1
Occupied Hexoatl Level 1
Occupied Hexoatl Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Itza Level 1
Occupied Itza Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 1
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Kislev Level 1
Occupied Kislev Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Lothern (Black Spire)
Occupied Lothern (Black Spire)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Miragliano Level 1
Occupied Miragliano Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Skavenblight Level 1
Occupied Skavenblight Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_1)
Level 1
Darkshards x 2 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
Darkshards x 6 Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Settlement)
Occupied Khemri (Dark Elf Settlement)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_def_1)
Level 1
Occupied Lahmia Level 1
Occupied Lahmia Level 1
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_def_1)
Level 1
Darkshards x 4 Naggarond (Dark Elf Settlement)
Naggarond (Dark Elf Settlement)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_1)
Level 1
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