Ancient Stegadon

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This ancient, revered beast is a fearsome sight on the battlefield - their giant blowpipes causing much destruction.

The eldest Stegadons are the strongest of their kind. Over the ages, some of their fiery temper has cooled and, as they often outlive their Skink crews, they gradually become more accepting of new handlers. Each new team honours their beast and elder Stegadons are widely venerated. Many crews will hammer bronze or gold plates covered with glyphs into their gnarled hide, more to mark a beast's status than to provide additional protection. Likewise, on the eldest of beasts, reinforced masks are set over the creature's headcrest, and ornamental bracelets or sharp metal tips are commonly seen to cover its horns. Ancient Stegadons frequently carry fearsome blowpipes in their fighting howdahs. Each fires a cluster of darts that separates in flight to create a hail of poisoned death. It is for good reason that the Skinks name these fearsome weapons 'Sotek's String'.

Ranged Contact Effects

Ancient Stegadon inflicts the following debuff when hitting an enemy with a missile attack.

Poison! (10 seconds)

  • -18% Armour-Piercing Missile Damage
  • -22% Missile Damage
  • -24% Speed
  • -18% Armour-Piercing Damage
  • -22% Weapon Damage

Attributes

Attribute Description
Can Cause Fear This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
Can Cause Terror This unit can cause terror, making its melee target rout for a short time. Units that cause terror are immune to terror and fear themselves.
Fire Whilst Moving This unit can fire while on the move.

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