Ushabti is a Tomb Kings melee infantry unit in Total War: Warhammer II: Rise of the Tomb Kings. The physical embodiment of the everlasting gods; curse ye all men who look upon their divine forms!
The Ushabti are large, guardian statues carved into the likeness of the gods and goddess of ancient Nehekhara, statues that stand guard and protect the perimeters of the necropolises and within the passageways of the great pyramids of the Tomb Kings. These Ushabti are imposing monuments to Nehekhara's former power, and all who pass through their shadows tremble under their unnerving and imposing sight. In times of need, the Liche Priests awaken the Ushabti with powerful incantations, and with the sound of cracking stone, the Ushabti step down from their plinths and daises, silent and ready for war. In ancient times, the living warriors of Nehekhara took great strength from the fact that the Ushabti fought alongside, for who could fail to be inspired by the physical representations of their gods marching into battle at their sides.
- ↑ 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.
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Ushabti are a solid unit with good hit points, armor, and damage, and a not-to-shabby attack and defense. They will generally tend to come out roughly in the middle of the pack when it comes to monstrous infantry--they're very good, but, frankly, there are better to be had. That said, in a defensive lineup like the Tomb Kings, their heavy armor-piercing attack gives them a very definite role as elite killers, which is something that the Tomb Kings struggle with otherwise.