Horned OnesMuch rarer than other Cold Ones, these virtually-extinct Lustrian warriors fight with preternatural swiftness that belies their size.
The Horned Ones are an extremely rare, virtually extinct and preternaturally swift subspecies of Cold One, spawned in the same pool and at the same time as those who will ride them into battle. The Horned Ones are very aggressive and territorial, and will tackle virtually any other monster, regardless of its size. They are naturally adapted for fighting duels and have large horns and spiny crests growing out of their heads. Unlike other Cold Ones, Horned Ones are not easily manipulated to change their targets, as they are always enraged by the smell of other creatures invading their territory. A Horned One therefore behaves like a Cold One which has already tasted blood and is eager to fight. The bellowing of the Horned One infects other Cold Ones with the same aggression, steeling them against manipulation as well.
Unit NameHorned Ones
Main Unit Keywh2_main_lzd_cav_horned_ones_0
Land Unit Keywh2_main_lzd_cav_horned_ones_0
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupCold One Cavalry
Naval Unit GroupCold One Cavalry
Custom Battle Cost1400
├ Melee Weaponwh2_main_lzd_horned_one_club
├ Melee Damage Base17
├ Melee Damage Ap35
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence28
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence100
└ Shield Armour30
├ Man Entitywh_main_cavalry_rider_standard_blood
├ Man Speed33
├ Man Health8
├ Bonus Hit Points134
├ Mount Entitywh2_main_lzd_cavalry_horned_one_blood
├ Mount Speed78
└ Mount Health8
Leadership (Base Morale)85
- Primal Instincts
When under pressure, the primal instincts of these natural predators take over - they may then go on a rampage against nearby enemy units, attacking the closest one and ignoring any orders given.
- Causes Fear
This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Strengths & Weaknesses
- Armoured & Shielded
Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
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.
- Predatory Senses
These units are natural hunters that can sense prey hiding nearby.
- Primal Instincts
When under pressure, the primal instincts of these natural predators take over. They then may go on a rampage against nearby enemy units, attacking the closest one and ignoring any orders given.