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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Vampire Counts (Mortal Empires) / Units / Grave Guard
Grave Guard Vampire Counts (Mortal Empires)Vampire Counts (Mortal Empires) Melee Infantry

Grave Guard

Stalwart defenders of the crypts, Grave Guards possess a fighting skill beyond that of the usual wights.

Upon the walls of Drakenhof Castle, and the other Vampire-haunted keeps of Sylvania, patrol tireless warriors clad in rust-gnawed armour. These dread sentries are the Grave Guard - Wights drawn from their ancient tombs to act as guardians for the Vampire rulers of Sylvania. Although their bodies have decayed, leaving only bones and tattered flesh, Grave Guard are held together by evil magic so strong that it has endured for centuries. They wear ancient battle gear of primitive alloy, corroded by time and dusty with the years. These eerie, silent sentinels stand constant vigil on the crumbling battlements and at the iron-bound gates, never resting, eternally ready to defend their Vampire masters. When a Vampire marches forth, his Grave Guard advance at the head of the Undead host. They form a formidable corps of warriors, their enchanted blades cutting down the toughest of enemies with strike after pitiless strike.

Grave Guard

Unit Name

Grave Guard

Main Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_inf_grave_guard_0

Land Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_inf_grave_guard_0

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Sword Infantry

Naval Unit Group

Sword Infantry

Soldiers

120

Caste

Melee Infantry

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

750

Recruitment Cost

750

Upkeep Cost

188

Melee Attack

24

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

38

├ Melee Weapon

wh_main_vmp_wightblade_grave_guard

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

8

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

8

Charge Bonus

8

Melee Defence

36

├ Base Defence

36

├ Shield

wh_missile_block_55_wood

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

145

├ Armour

wh2_main_plate_90

├ Armour Defence

90

└ Shield Armour

55

Health

82

├ Man Entity

wh_main_infantry_slow_dismembers

├ Man Speed

27

├ Man Health

8

└ Bonus Hit Points

74

Leadership (Base Morale)

50

Abilities

  • 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.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • {{tr:wh2_dlc09_undead_description}}

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.
  • Anti-Infantry
    Anti-infantry units have an advantage against targets that are smaller than a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against small targets, superior weight used to smash through lighter enemies, or an explosive attack from range that effects a large area.
Requires Buildings
Grave Guard Lv. 0 Barrow
Barrow
(wh_main_vmp_cemetary_2)
Level 1
Mausoleum
Mausoleum
(wh_main_vmp_cemetary_3)
Level 2
Garrison Buildings
Grave Guard x 4 Occupied Altdorf (Accursed City)
Occupied Altdorf (Accursed City)
(wh_main_special_settlement_altdorf_4_vmp)
Level 4
Occupied Altdorf (Dark Castle)
Occupied Altdorf (Dark Castle)
(wh_main_special_settlement_altdorf_5_vmp)
Level 5
Drakenhof (Corrupted Village)
Drakenhof (Corrupted Village)
(wh_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_2_vmp)
Level 2
Castle Drakenhof (Accursed City)
Castle Drakenhof (Accursed City)
(wh_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_4_vmp)
Level 4
Castle Drakenhof (Dark Castle)
Castle Drakenhof (Dark Castle)
(wh_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_5_vmp)
Level 5
Occupied Couronne (Accursed City)
Occupied Couronne (Accursed City)
(wh_main_special_settlement_couronne_4_vmp)
Level 4
Occupied Couronne (Dark Castle)
Occupied Couronne (Dark Castle)
(wh_main_special_settlement_couronne_5_vmp)
Level 5
Occupied Kislev (Accursed City)
Occupied Kislev (Accursed City)
(wh_main_special_settlement_kislev_4_vmp)
Level 4
Occupied Kislev (Dark Castle)
Occupied Kislev (Dark Castle)
(wh_main_special_settlement_kislev_5_vmp)
Level 5
Occupied Miragliano (Accursed City)
Occupied Miragliano (Accursed City)
(wh_main_special_settlement_miragliano_4_vmp)
Level 4
Occupied Miragliano (Dark Castle)
Occupied Miragliano (Dark Castle)
(wh_main_special_settlement_miragliano_5_vmp)
Level 5
Accursed City
Accursed City
(wh_main_vmp_outpostnorsca_major_4)
Level 4
Accursed City
Accursed City
(wh_main_vmp_outpostnorsca_major_4_coast)
Level 4
Dark Castle
Dark Castle
(wh_main_vmp_outpostnorsca_major_5)
Level 5
Dark Castle
Dark Castle
(wh_main_vmp_outpostnorsca_major_5_coast)
Level 5
Accursed City
Accursed City
(wh_main_vmp_settlement_major_4)
Level 4
Accursed City
Accursed City
(wh_main_vmp_settlement_major_4_coast)
Level 4
Dark Castle
Dark Castle
(wh_main_vmp_settlement_major_5)
Level 5
Dark Castle
Dark Castle
(wh_main_vmp_settlement_major_5_coast)
Level 5
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Accursed City)
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Accursed City)
(wh2_dlc09_special_settlement_pyramid_of_nagash_vmp_4)
Level 4
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Dark Castle)
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Dark Castle)
(wh2_dlc09_special_settlement_pyramid_of_nagash_vmp_5)
Level 5
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_vmp_3)
Level 3
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_vmp_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_vmp_5)
Level 5
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_vmp_3)
Level 3
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_vmp_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_vmp_5)
Level 5
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_vmp_3)
Level 3
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_vmp_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_vmp_5)
Level 5
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_vmp_3)
Level 3
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_vmp_4)
Level 4
Impregnable Fortress Gate
Impregnable Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_vmp_5)
Level 5
Forest Outpost (Accursed City)
Forest Outpost (Accursed City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_vmp_4)
Level 4
Forest Outpost (Dark Castle)
Forest Outpost (Dark Castle)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_vmp_5)
Level 5
Occupied Black Crag Level 4
Occupied Black Crag Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_vmp_4)
Level 4
Occupied Black Crag Level 5
Occupied Black Crag Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_black_crag_vmp_5)
Level 5
Thriving Occupied Elven Colony
Thriving Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_5)
Level 5
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 4
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_vmp_4)
Level 4
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 5
Occupied Karak Eight Peaks Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_eight_peaks_vmp_5)
Level 5
Occupied Gaean Vale (Level 4)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Level 4)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_vmp_4)
Level 4
Occupied Gaean Vale (Level 5)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Level 5)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_vmp_5)
Level 5
Occupied Hell Pit Level 4
Occupied Hell Pit Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_4)
Level 4
Occupied Hell Pit Level 5
Occupied Hell Pit Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_5)
Level 5
Occupied Hexoatl Level 4
Occupied Hexoatl Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_vmp_4)
Level 4
Occupied Hexoatl Level 5
Occupied Hexoatl Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_vmp_5)
Level 5
Occupied Itza Level 4
Occupied Itza Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_vmp_4)
Level 4
Occupied Itza Level 5
Occupied Itza Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_vmp_5)
Level 5
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 4
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_vmp_4)
Level 4
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 5
Occupied Karaz-a-Karak Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_karaz_a_karak_vmp_5)
Level 5
Occupied Khemri (Accursed City)
Occupied Khemri (Accursed City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_vmp_4)
Level 4
Occupied Khemri (Dark Castle)
Occupied Khemri (Dark Castle)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_vmp_5)
Level 5
Occupied Lahmia (Accursed City)
Occupied Lahmia (Accursed City)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_vmp_4)
Level 4
Occupied Lahmia (Dark Castle)
Occupied Lahmia (Dark Castle)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_vmp_5)
Level 5
Occupied Lothern Level 4
Occupied Lothern Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_vmp_4)
Level 4
Occupied Lothern Level 5
Occupied Lothern Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_vmp_5)
Level 5
Occupied Naggarond Level 4
Occupied Naggarond Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_vmp_4)
Level 4
Occupied Naggarond Level 5
Occupied Naggarond Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_vmp_5)
Level 5
Occupied Skavenblight Level 4
Occupied Skavenblight Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_4)
Level 4
Occupied Skavenblight Level 5
Occupied Skavenblight Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_5)
Level 5
Grave Guard x 3 Drakenhof (Shady Township)
Drakenhof (Shady Township)
(wh_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_3_vmp)
Level 3
Ghost Fence
Ghost Fence
(wh_main_vmp_walls_1)
Level 0
Skeletal Walls
Skeletal Walls
(wh_main_vmp_walls_2)
Level 1
Large Occupied Elven Colony
Large Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_4)
Level 4
Grave Guard x 6 Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_vmp_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_vmp_2)
Level 2
Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_vmp_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_vmp_2)
Level 2
Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_vmp_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_vmp_2)
Level 2
Small Fortress Gate
Small Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_vmp_1)
Level 1
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_vmp_2)
Level 2
Grave Guard x 2 Fortress of Merovech
Fortress of Merovech
(wh2_main_special_mousillon_merovech)
Level 0
Vault of Nagash
Vault of Nagash
(wh2_main_special_pyramid_of_nagash_vmp)
Level 0
Occupied Elven Colony
Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_3)
Level 3
Occupied Elven Colony
Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_minor_other_3)
Level 3
The Plains of Bones
The Plains of Bones
(wh2_main_special_shrine_of_khaine_vmp_1)
Level 1
Awakened Battlefield
Awakened Battlefield
(wh2_main_vmp_raisedead)
Level 0
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