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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Clan Pestilens / Units / Clanrat Spears (Shields)
Clanrat Spears (Shields) Clan PestilensClan Pestilens Melee Infantry

Clanrat Spears (Shields)

Although fury and numbers count for much in a fight, a good shield cannot be overstated.

The bulk of most Skaven armies are formed of Clanrats - a vast and verminous horde of ratmen that make up the warrior class. These Skaven belong to any one of thousands of clans scattered throughout the underground burrows, strongholds, and bursting cavern-cities that make up the Under-Empire. Of all the teeming masses, only the worker dregs, the shiftless Skavenslaves, are more numerous than the Clanrats. When a Warlord gathers his might for war, the Clanrats are front and centre, occupying a key place in the battleline. They form into great blocks to overwhelm a foe with their weight of numbers and the fury of their attack. If the Warlord can afford the price and is in reasonable standing with Clan Skryre, then a Weapon Team might accompany the regiment. These arcane devices of destruction are viewed suspiciously by the Clanrats, who frequently suffer due to their all-too frequent technical failures.

Clanrat Spears (Shields)

Unit Name

Clanrat Spears (Shields)

Main Unit Key

wh2_main_skv_inf_clanrat_spearmen_1

Land Unit Key

wh2_main_skv_inf_clanrat_spearmen_1

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Spear Infantry

Naval Unit Group

Spear Infantry

Soldiers

160

Caste

Melee Infantry

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

400

Recruitment Cost

400

Upkeep Cost

100

Melee Attack

18

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

23

├ Melee Weapon

wh2_main_skv_spear

├ Melee Damage Base

18

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

9

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

6

Melee Defence

28

├ Base Defence

28

├ Shield

wh_missile_block_35_wood

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

60

├ Armour

wh2_main_leather_25

├ Armour Defence

25

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

60

├ Man Entity

wh2_main_skv_infantry

├ Man Speed

42

├ Man Health

8

└ Bonus Hit Points

52

Leadership (Base Morale)

45

Abilities

  • Scurry Away!
    "He who runs away lives to fight another day!" - so the foul, craven adage goes.
  • Strength in Numbers
    Skaven are craven by nature but take courage when in packs of their own kind, where they move slower but enjoy the safety of numbers.

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.
  • Meat Shield
    While unimpressive at causing damage, this unit is useful as a 'meat shield', absorbing damage that would otherwise hurt a more useful or precious target.
Requires Buildings
Clanrat Spears (Shields) Lv. 0 Clan Barracks
Clan Barracks
(wh2_main_skv_clanrats_2)
Level 1
Clan Armoury
Clan Armoury
(wh2_main_skv_clanrats_3)
Level 2
Garrison Buildings
Clanrat Spears (Shields) x 3 Covert Chokepoints
Covert Chokepoints
(wh2_main_skv_defence_major_1)
Level 0
Alarmed Tunnel
Alarmed Tunnel
(wh2_main_skv_defence_minor_1)
Level 0
Fortified Entries
Fortified Entries
(wh2_main_skv_defence_minor_2)
Level 1
Outpost Garrison
Outpost Garrison
(wh2_main_skv_defence_norsca_1)
Level 0
Clanrat Spears (Shields) x 2 Skaven Stronghold
Skaven Stronghold
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_3)
Level 3
Skaven Stronghold
Skaven Stronghold
(wh2_main_skv_outpostnorsca_major_3_coast)
Level 3
Nest-Lair
Nest-Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_3)
Level 3
Nest-Lair
Nest-Lair
(wh2_main_skv_settlement_major_3_coast)
Level 3
Occupied Altdorf Level 3
Occupied Altdorf Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_skv_3)
Level 3
Forest Outpost (Skaven Stronghold)
Forest Outpost (Skaven Stronghold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Black Crag Level 3
Occupied Black Crag Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Drakenhof Level 3
Occupied Drakenhof Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Couronne Level 3
Occupied Couronne Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 3
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_skv_3)
Level 3
Hell Pit (Cavern-City)
Hell Pit (Cavern-City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_4)
Level 4
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 3
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Kislev Level 3
Occupied Kislev Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_skv_3)
Level 3
Occupied Miragliano Level 3
Occupied Miragliano Level 3
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_skv_3)
Level 3
Clanrat Spears (Shields) x 4 Hell Pit (Undercity)
Hell Pit (Undercity)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_5)
Level 5