Rangers (High Elves)

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Rangers (High Elves) are a High Elves melee infantry unit added in The Warden and the Paunch DLC.

Description[edit]

The Mistwalkers are rangers who patrol the valleys and hills of Yvresse, longbow and sword ever-ready to repel the Daemons who lurk within the magical mists.

Since their inception by Moranion of Athel Tamarha, the Mistwalkers have recruited from the sons of nobility, rather than the citizen levy. Many of Yvresse's current reigning princes saw their first battles from within the Mistwalkers' ranks and honed their steely nerve in battle against the daemonic horrors of the shrouded hills.

The Mistwalkers are not an official part of Yvresse's armies, but still owe fealty to the Warden of Tor Yvresse. No other prince knows the full truth of Yvresse's plight – that the kingdom is held from ruination only by the deeds of the grey-garbed Mistwalkers.

Attributes[edit]

  • Dodge: This highly dexterous unit dodges blades and missiles with ease; its luck is known to run out quickly when facing magical weapons, however.
  • Forest Strider: Specialists in forest warfare, this unit gains melee attack and defence advantages when fighting in forests.
  • 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.

Strategy[edit]

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  • Despite being the least flashy unit of the DLC, the Rangers provide the most utility to what a High Elf army was lacking. An easy way to clear through hordes of infantry through melee rather than archer fire. Before one would generally bring Spearmen and hope they hold until archers or cavalry could deal with the enemy front line. Now, High Elves have a speedy, offensive melee unit that has physical resistance to boot. This makes the rangers good shredders of infantry and an alternative to the all Spearmen front line if you expect hordes of low armour enemy infantry.
  • Aside from the frontline, they also are sneaky damage dealers that can operate on the flanks for rear charges. In this way they can complement a Spearmen or Silverin front line as well.
  • Beware of magic damage, as their physical resistance will not help them and they have low armour values. Notably, it is also best to keep them above 50% health (as with all High Elf units) so that they maintain Martial Prowess.