Raven Heralds (Repeater Crossbow)

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Raven Heralds
Wh2 dlc10 def raven heralds.png
Overview
FactionDark Elves
CategoryDark Elves missile cavalry Regiment of Renown
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1000 (1000)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 200
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 146
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 62
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 23
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 24
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 20
Icon stat ammo.png Ammunition 16
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 30
Weapons
MeleeTemplate:Wh2 main def repeater crossbow pegasus ror 0
Ranged
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 19
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 5
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.3 s
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
22.5%
Attributes
  • Attribute guerrilla deploy.png Vanguard Deployment: This unit can deploy outside the deployment zone.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Raven Heralds (Repeater Crossbow) is a Dark Elves unit in Total War: Warhammer II's downloadable content, The Queen and the Crone. The Raven Heralds appear from nowhere, leaving piles of corpses in their wake.

Description[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Armour-Piercing Missiles: 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.
  • 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.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The notable upgrade between this version and the standard one is that the riders are now flying. This enables a greater degree of mobility, but does limit the damage output as there are fewer models. When set against enemy lords on large mounts or large monsters in general, they can produce significant damage.