Loremaster of Hoeth

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Overview
FactionHigh Elves
CategoryHigh Elves melee/spellcaster infantry hero
Unit size1
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1000 (1000)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 267
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 3680
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 75
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 55
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 43
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 35
Resistance missile.png Damage Resist Missiles: 15
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 125
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 235
Modifier icon bonus vs infantry.png Bonus vs. Infantry: 16
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
67.5%
Shielded units will block the following percentage of missile damage from the front Shield: 20%
Attributes
  • Encourages.png Encourage: This unit provides a Icon stat morale.pngleadership bonus to nearby allies. Units within range of both the Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Loremaster of Hoeth is a High Elves infantry spellcaster/melee hero unit introduced in Total War: Warhammer II. Gifted warriors, whose skill at arms is matched by their intelligence and grasp of magic.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Loremasters of Hoeth are invariably gifted warriors, for their intellects find even the exacting disciplines of the Swordmasters almost childishly easy to master. Similarly, each Loremaster has a faultless grasp of the principles of magical lore. However, he seldom wastes time in committing more than a sliver of battle magic to memory, being more concerned with weightier and more elusive spells that are little suited to the battlefield. Within the Tower of Hoethe can be found many disciplines of art, magic and war. Most scholars confine themselves to studying but a single path, honing their skills until perfection is achieved. Even amongst the rarefied Elven ranks, it is unusual to find an intellect capable of mastering an entire path, let alone show accomplishment in several, but it is not impossible. Such is the achievement that marks out a Loremaster from a mere scholar.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Armoured: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • Spellcaster: This unit can cast spells.

Spells[edit | edit source]

Loremasters use a combination of spells from different lores of magic.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Loremasters´ strength lies in his versatility. His spells provide buffs to your army, damage to enemy units and lords as well as healing. Embedding him in an army will slowly increase all units´ veterancy, improving their leadership, melee attack/defence as well as reload speed and accuracy. He can also be used to make sieges much easier by creating breaches in the walls on the campaign map before an attack and is capable of defending himself well in melee. Overall there´s not much to dislike about the Loremaster and the only reason you might not want to bring one is if you already have an embedded Mage in your army because they would inevitably be competing for the limited amounts of Winds of Magic.

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