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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Von Carstein (Mortal Empires) / Units / Mannfred von Carstein (Zombie Dragon)
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Mannfred von Carstein (Zombie Dragon)

Cunning, devious and powerful, Mannfred von Carstein sees all before him as prizes to be claimed.

While Vlad von Carstein was the most physically powerful of the Vampire Counts, Mannfred was the most cunning. When Vlad was slain, Mannfred did not involve himself in the infighting that would see Konrad rise to prominence. Instead, he travelled far and wide, seeking to deepen his knowledge of necromantic lore. He made an unholy pilgrimage to the ancient tombs of the Nehekhara and the ancient city of Lahmia, where he wrested the secrets of the Liche Priests from bone-dry papyrus and scrolls made from human skin. Mannfred also studied the ancient spells in the first of the Books of the Dead. Eventually, his journeys took him to Nagashizzar. None can say what foul bargains Mannfred made with that surreal realm's inhabitants in return for forbidden knowledge. When Mannfred finally returned to Sylvania, he was more powerful than ever, and took over the Undead legions in the wake of Konrad's destruction. Mannfred was almost as masterful as Vlad at concealing his true nature. As he sought for allies, Mannfred would travel abroad in the guise of an Imperial lord. He was always courteous to those he met on his travels, as befits a noble from a powerful family. When Mannfred revealed himself at the height of his power, his appearance was far more horrifying - his face became contorted and corpse-like, and his scalp writhed with magical energy. Yet his newfound powers were not enough. In the end, Mannfred was defeated and his army annihilated at the Battle of Hel Fenn. Some storytellers claim that Mannfred is not vanquished. They say he rode from Drakenhof against the forces of Chaos when they invaded the Empire. If Mannfred has survived, then surely he will reveal his designs for the Imperial throne.

Mannfred von Carstein (Zombie Dragon)

Unit Name

Mannfred von Carstein (Zombie Dragon)

Main Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_cha_mannfred_von_carstein_3

Land Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_cha_mannfred_von_carstein_3

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Wizard

Naval Unit Group

Wizard

Soldiers

1

Caste

Lord

Category

War Beast

Class

Command

Custom Battle Cost

2150

Recruitment Cost

2150

Upkeep Cost

537

Melee Attack

46

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

520

├ Melee Weapon

wh_main_vmp_hero_zombie_dragon

├ Melee Damage Base

140

├ Melee Damage Ap

380

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

40

Melee Defence

46

├ Base Defence

46

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

70

├ Armour

wh2_main_body_70

├ Armour Defence

70

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

7444

├ Man Entity

wh_main_infantry_standard

├ Man Speed

30

├ Man Health

8

├ Bonus Hit Points

7428

├ Mount

wh_main_vmp_mnt_dragon_zombie

├ Mount Entity

wh_main_flying_dragon_blood

├ Mount Speed

65

└ Mount Health

8

Leadership (Base Morale)

80

Abilities

  • Pestilential Breath
    Some Dragons breathe noxious fumes that have a long-lasting effect on their target's coordination - if it survived the attack in the first place.
  • Swarm of Flies
    Flies surround this rotting creature, making combat even harder as the swarm buzzes into mouths, ears and other vulnerable orifices!
  • Master of the Black Arts
    The Winds of Magic themselves present little challenge to von Carstein, so matchless is he in his magical prowess.
  • The Hunger
    As the Vampires rip apart their victims they feast on the blood that spills forth – gaining in strength and lost stamina.
  • Crumbling
    The dead do not rest easily in the Old World. Those summoned by Vampires and Necromancers no longer have mortal concerns - they serve only their master's will.
  • Disintegrating
    The Dark Magic binding has failed. Both flesh and necromantic energy slough off the subjects, leaving naught but dust.

Attributes

  • Causes Fear
    This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
  • Causes Terror
    This unit can cause terror, making its melee target rout for a short time. Units that cause terror are immune to terror and fear themselves.
  • Encourage
    This unit provides a Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
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Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Spellcaster
    This unit can cast spells.
  • Armoured
    Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • Scaly Skin
    Scaly skin or hides help to dampen or deflect the damage caused by missile weapons, increasing this unit's Missile Resistance.
  • Armour-Piercing
    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.