The Hellebronai (Dreadspears)

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The Hellebronai
Wh2 dlc10 def dreadspears ror.png
Overview
FactionDark Elves
Category Dark Elves melee infantry (Regiment of Renown)
Unit size90
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 700 (700)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 175
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 55
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 76
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 31
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 53
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 8
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 10
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 19
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 6
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.6 s
Modifier icon bonus vs large.png Bonus vs. Large: 14
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
22.5%
Shielded units will block the following percentage of missile damage from the front Shield: 55%
Attributes
  • Charge reflector.png Expert Charge Defence: When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any attacker.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

The Hellebronai (Dreadspears) is a Dark Elves unit in Total War: Warhammer II's downloadable content, The Queen and the Crone. Disciplined and merciless, it is a pleasure to watch the Hellebronai work.

Description[edit | edit source]

Dark Elf armies are formed around a core of utterly merciless soldiers, schooled in slaughter by a lifetime of survival amidst the twisted streets of Naggaroth's cities. Most such warriors are conscripted into service, but a few muster willingly, having identified some manner in which the battle will play to their personal advantage. Dreadspears consider themselves to be true soldiers, and look down upon the Bleakswords as brash adventurers unsuited to the proper business of battle. Through blood spilt and shed, they have learnt the strength of discipline, of the locked shieldwall bristling with wicked spearpoints. Dreadspear regiments are therefore the reliable bastions around which a Dreadlord can form his battleplan. Whilst the army's wilder warriors roam freely to slaughter at will, the Dreadspears hold key positions and repel counter-attacks.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Anti-Large: Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.
  • Charge Defence Against All: When standing and bracing against a charge this unit will negate the enemy's charge bonus.
  • Shielded: Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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Dreadspears with poison attacks and expert charge defence. Poison allows them to weaken the combat effectiveness of their enemies, making them even more tenacious to deal with.