Existing only to serve, the Hawk-God’s blessed archers deliver his swift justice – a rain of death from above – long after their own lives have ended.
The Skeleton Archers of Nehekhara nock and loose volleys of arrows as they advance towards their foe without ever breaking stride. Raising their bows as one, the archers fire, reaching into quivers for another arrow before the first salvo has even reached the zenith of its trajectory. These Undead archers unleash great clouds of death that darken the sky moments before falling amidst the ranks of the enemy. Riders are pitched from mounts, and swathes of enemy infantry fall dead as bronze-tipped arrows rain down upon them and pierce their bodies. Skeleton Archers are unencumbered by the large, heavy shields of the Tomb King's other legions, allowing them the freedom needed to fire their long, curved bows. This leaves them with little protection against the swords and axes of their enemies, but any foe wishing them harm must first cross the killing ground, weathering a hailstorm of lethal arrows every step of the way. Only the most heavily armoured of foes can withstand such withering salvos. Less protected targets may instead turn and flee from the onslaught, but once an enemy has entered the sights of a Skeleton Archer, the Undead will not stop until their foes have been killed.
Ranged Contact Effects
Blessed Legion of Phakth (Skeleton Archers) inflicts the following debuff when hitting an enemy with a missile attack.
Sundered Armour (10 seconds)
- -30 Armour
|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.|
|Hide (forest)||This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.|
|Realm of Souls Tier 1||
From within the Realm of Souls – Nehekhara’s revered afterlife – deceased warriors are called forth and bound to mortal remains, to find purpose once again through war.
|Realm of Souls Tier 2||
The spirits of warriors slain can be summoned from the Realm of Souls and bound to corporeal bodies, so that they may fight for the Tomb Kings as they did in life.
|Realm of Souls Tier 3||
The Liche Priests use the very breath of Nehekhara’s gods to reach into the Realm of Souls, retrieving the spirits of dead soldiers for binding and eternal service to their Tomb King’s will.
The Dark Magic that holds these subjects together has failed. As the necromantic energy flows out of them, nothing is left but a pile of iron and bones in the sand.
In the blasted desert of deepest Nehekhara, the dead rarely remain so. Those dragged back to screaming, clanking Unlife are bound forever to the Tomb King whose will they exist only to serve.