White Lions of Chrace

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White Lions of Chrace
Wh2 main hef white lions of chrace.png
FactionHigh Elves
CategoryGreat Axe Infantry
Unit size100
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 800 (800)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 2
Icon income.png Upkeep: 200
Icon stat health.png Health: 75
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 75
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 33
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 36
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 28
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 18
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 30
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 9
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 25
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.4 s
Icon stat armour.png
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

White Lions of Chrace is a High Elves melee infantry unit in Total War: Warhammer II. Charged to defend the Phoenix King to the last, they cut their opponents down with their savage great axes.

Description[edit | edit source]

The White Lions have served as the personal guard of the Phoenix King since the time of Caledor the First. White Lion regiments are often despatched to join the armies of Ulthuan during times of particular danger, tasked with protecting High Elf generals and mages, or bolstering the overall strength of the army. White Lions are renowned for their unflinching courage in the face of overwhelming odds and terrible horrors, protecting their charge whatever the foe and regardless of the danger to themselves.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Forest Strider: Specialists in forest warfare, this unit gains melee attack and defence advantages when fighting in forests.
  • Lion Cloak: White Lion fur is not merely a fashionable status symbol, it also provides protection against regular and magical missile attacks.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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  • White Lions are not generally a bad unit early on, seeing as they provide the High Elves with an easily accessible source of armor piercing melee damage to counter enemy heavy infantry. Their cloak also gives them the equivalent of a bronze shield in missile resistance while they wield great weapons. However, as a campaign game progresses, they are surpassed in every aspect of their role by Swordmasters of Hoeth and should ultimately be replaced by them in late game. From a multiplayer perspective they are good armor piercing units if the High elves want to try and win the infantry fight rather than rely on their missiles. Their martial prowess raises their melee defence, but once they drop below half health they are very vulnerable to attacks. Try to keep them healthy for as long as possible either through avoiding poke damage through harassing units or using healing magic to keep them above the threshold. If possible, fight with them in forests to get 1.1 and 1.2 bonuses to MA/MD. Hiding them in the forests just to get a rear charge would be good idea anyway.

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