Glade Riders (Hagbane Tips) is a Wood Elves cavalry unit. Swift and deadly, these mounted archers use arrows dipped in poison and charged with magic to weaken and slow their targets.
The Glade Riders are perhaps the greatest horse-warriors of the world, their Elven reflexes allowing them to perform an incredible variety of seemingly reckless acts that are far beyond the abilities of lesser races. Whether firing backwards while riding full pelt through deep woods or darting through the ranks of surprised enemy outriders, Glade Riders routinely survive their escapades unscathed through a formidable combination of graceful skill and unflappable confidence.
- ↑ Forest Stalker: The Elves of Athel Loren gain bonuses to melee defence and accuracy while fighting within the forest.
- ↑ Poison Attacks: The poisonous attacks of this unit weaken the target's speed, damage, and vigour. Applies the Poison! debuff.
- ↑ Vanguard Deployment: This unit can deploy in an expanded deployment area, allowing it to start the battle within striking distance of the enemy - or somewhere unexpected.
- ↑ Very Fast: This unit can run circles around most other units, taunting and harrassing the enemy or evading its missile fire.
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Aside from inflicting poison on enemies with their ranged attacks, these glade riders also 3 more points of armour-piercing damage. That may not be a huge amount, but when it comes to volume of fire those 3 points can add up. Use similarly to regular Glade Riders, but these units are more useful for slowing down enemies or hampering their combat effectiveness. Also slightly better against armour than their standard counterpart.