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Wh2 main skv inf clanrats.png
CategorySkaven melee infantry
Unit size160
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 325 (325)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 81
Icon stat health.png Health: 60
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 45
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 42
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 24
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 18
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 10
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 20
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 6
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.3 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Icon stat armour.png
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Clanrats is a Skaven melee infantry unit in Total War: Warhammer II. The cornerstone of the Skaven military, less numerous but better trained than the slave class.

Description[edit | edit source]

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.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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