Wight King is a Vampire Counts melee infantry unit in Total War: Warhammer. Weapons bursting with dark energy, Wight Kings are monstrous fighters, more powerful than a dozen lesser ghouls.
Wight Kings are incredibly powerful Undead, almost as hard to destroy as Vampires. Suffused with Dark Magic, a Wight King's weapons shimmer with baleful energy. The merest touch of their spear tip or blade can drain the life from their foes, or slice through flesh and bone with an ease that is frightening to behold. Clad in ancient armour, their flesh all but withered away, there is little for an adversary to cut or stab. Even to stand before one of these skeletal warriors of antiquity takes an extreme effort of will. For these reasons, a Vampire will often charge a Wight King with carrying forth the Undead general's personal banner. Such a duty is often integral to the army's stability, and these indomitable Undead warriors are able to hold aloft the army standard whilst tirelessly striking down one foe after another.
- ↑ Armoured & Shielded: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage. Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
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CA on making the Undead sound undead: "An example of the effects technique would be the Vampire Counts’ Wight King. We use an effect called reverse reverb, which is a technique where you reverse the line, add reverb to it, and then reverse it back. This gives an effect where you almost hear the words – backwards and with reverb – before the word is said, and gives an ethereal, strange sound that you might expect from something undead."