Skaven Character Builds

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Astralwyrm
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Skaven Character Builds

Postby Astralwyrm » 09 December 2015, 15:08

I thought i would try to get people on here talking about Skaven builds. I can't check right now but i think these are the current henchman builds i've been running in campaign. Here is the character planner for anyone who doesn't know about it. http://nithon.de/mcotd/

Defensive Warpguard: Helmet, Heavy Armour, 1 Handed Weapon + Shield
Equal Str + Tou, Equal Ldr + Int with 9 in Alt, Max Ws remaining into Acc
Active- Defensive Stance, Onslaught, Strong Blow
Passive- Shield Specialist, Swarm, Anticipation, Awareness

Crit Verminkin: Pendant, Clothes, Dagger/Dagger + Mace
Max Agi remaining into Str (make sure enough Str to get a Str Skill if you want one), Max Alt remaining equal Ldr + Int, Max Acc remaining into Ws.
Active- Sidestep, Prowl, Vital Strike/Kidney Strike/Strong Blow
Passive- Swarm, Art of Silent Death, Avoid, Awareness
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Olliesmith6121
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Re: Skaven Character Builds

Postby Olliesmith6121 » 09 December 2015, 16:16

Henchmen wise I have

2x virminkin with 2x maces each and sidestep skill.

2x one armed virminkin with 1x mace


I try to keep dodge as high as possible so armour is not needed.

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crimsonsun
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Re: Skaven Character Builds

Postby crimsonsun » 09 December 2015, 16:52

Damage Dealing Wizard

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Sorcerer Leaders:
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Manthingmanglar

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Damage Dealing Black Rat

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Vermin Hero

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Warp Guard Hero

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Two Night Runners

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Warpguard Henchman - I use 2 builds like this

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Vermin Henchman - I always bring at least 3 of these to the table..
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Dragzal
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Re: Skaven Character Builds

Postby Dragzal » 09 December 2015, 21:35

Didn't notice before you can get more than 1 active sorcerer. Questions :
Why "henchman hero" over traditionnal hero ?
No warp Pistol or just on second item place ?
Best shield on your warguard true (+20% parry) ?
Did you play this against human or only for campain ?

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crimsonsun
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Re: Skaven Character Builds

Postby crimsonsun » 10 December 2015, 22:27

Didn't notice before you can get more than 1 active sorcerer. Questions :
Why "henchman hero" over traditionnal hero ?
No warp Pistol or just on second item place ?
Best shield on your warguard true (+20% parry) ?
Did you play this against human or only for campain ?
This gang is verses the AI but I build others for PvP and I do the occasional exhibition game using these.

Warp pistol I sometimes use sometimes don't my Sorcerer for damage has close combat weapons for its second slot as due to the nature of unleash storms of warp lightning and gaze its often in combat. My warpguard henchmen I've just swapped for +12% melee resistance actually giving me 60% as not being hit is better than attempting parries, quite often I find enemy heroes have 25% chance to hit which is stupidly good defensively.

henchman heroes were more a case of testing stuff out, I played around with warpguard heroes during the beta when it was all rank 10, but I've got 2 black skaven, 2 night runners, 3 sorcerers with 2 as leaders and a impressive the only thing I don't have is an assassin because my last one died at rank 10 first time it was taken out of action and I find sorcerer leaders more effective as they are active in pretty much every turn of the battle. Enshrouding mist has to be my favourate spell for rats its just so damned good at countering ranged and providing extra defence against melee, meaning I can go toe to toe 1 on 1 with deadly enemies and win, though it doesn't work against skaven...
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Ordrek
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Re: Skaven Character Builds

Postby Ordrek » 17 December 2015, 06:52

Enshrouding mist has to be my favourate spell for rats its just so damned good at countering ranged and providing extra defence against melee, meaning I can go toe to toe 1 on 1 with deadly enemies and win, though it doesn't work against skaven...
Enshrouding Mist doesn't provide any protection from melee, just ranged. It gives non-Skaven a PENALTY to melee resist, making them easier to hit.

Astralwyrm
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Re: Skaven Character Builds

Postby Astralwyrm » 25 December 2015, 14:11

I've been playing with an idea to use some Ranged/Melee Warpguard henchmen hybrid. Just because i like experimenting.

Equipment: Shuriken, Mace, Cloth, Helmet/Pendant
Str 10, Tou 3, Agi 15, Ldr 4, Int 6, Alt 12, Ws 7, Bs 9, Acc 9
Active: Sidestep, Swift Charge, Precise Strike
Passive: Quick Reload, Bullseye, Deep Wound, Avoid

The idea is to pelt the enemy with overwatch and aim shots, only going into combat if attacked or required for all alone tests. The only thing is since the build is designed to avoid needing to climb buildings for extra hit rate i've been wandering if Tou would be better instead of Agi for extra health and ranged resist. I haven't put stat boosting tomes into the equation as i have yet to play a single warband long enough to unlock them. I've been playing with 2 - 3 against the ai and so far so good albeit they are only rank 4-5 so far.

A really out there build but something like this maybe.

Equipment: Shuriken, Mace, Light Armour, Helmet
Str 12/9, Tou 12/15, Agi 4, Ldr 6, Int 4, Alt 12, Ws 7, Bs 9, Acc 9
Active: Black Hunger, Safe Stance, Precise Strike
Passive: Resilient/Nimble, Quick Reload, Bullseye, Deep Wound

Or maybe a mix of the two would be best.

Equipment: Shuriken, Sword, Cloth, Helmet
Str 6, Tou 7, Agi 15, Ldr 7, Int 6, Alt 9, Ws 10, Bs 9, Acc 6
Active: Sidestep, Black Hunger, Precise Strike
Passive: Quick Reload, Bullseye, Avoid, Deep Wound

x.x I need to get myself away from the character planner lol.
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Astralwyrm
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Re: Skaven Character Builds

Postby Astralwyrm » 26 December 2015, 00:54

Theory Build - Debuffer Night Runner

Equipment: Warplock pistol (warp ammo debuff is key) Cloth, Helmet, Dagger?
Str 3, Tou 9, Agi 17, Ldr 3, Int 7, Alt 18, Ws 3, Bs 15, Acc 10
Active: Nerve Shot M, Adrenaline Rush, Exhaustion
Passive: Bullseye M, Quick Reload M, Nimble M, Break Defence

Beefed up initiative and aim to first soften enemies, with warp ammo allowing successive shots and ally attacks more hit rate. Adrenaline Rush to break stances with Nerveshot on the third shot, Exhaustion just incase an additional SP is needed.

Astralwyrm
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Re: Skaven Character Builds

Postby Astralwyrm » 29 December 2015, 18:48

I'm thinking about trying out a build like this. The idea is to use overpower and warp poison to lock down an enemy and then be able to disengage for free to reapply poison.

Mordheim: City of the Damned Character Planner Quick Summary
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Unit profile: Black Skaven

Attributes:
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Strength: 15
Toughness: 2
Agility: 16
Leadership: 12
Intelligence: 9
Alertness: 6
Weapon Skill: 13
Ballistic Skill: 3
Accuracy: 12

Skills:
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Perfect Killer Basic, Combat Focus Mastery, Overpower Mastery, Weak Spot Basic, Warp Poison Mastery, Sidestep Basic, Avoid Mastery, Swarm Basic, Poison Expert Basic

Books:
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Tome of Abilities, Physical Grimore, Book of Training: Agility

I figure it would be best to run it with a spear single handed to break parry/dodge and cloth for the extra dodge and initiative.

Astralwyrm
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Re: Skaven Character Builds

Postby Astralwyrm » 30 December 2015, 21:22

Mordheim: City of the Damned Character Planner Quick Summary
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Unit profile: Black Skaven

Attributes:
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Strength: 17
Toughness: 9
Agility: 7
Leadership: 12
Intelligence: 3
Alertness: 12
Weapon Skill: 13
Ballistic Skill: 3
Accuracy: 12

Skills:
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Perfect Killer Basic, Strong Blow Basic, Mighty Charge Mastery, Daredevil Mastery, Black Hunger Mastery, Combat Focus Mastery, Bull Charge Basic, Strider Basic, Assault Basic

Books:
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Book of Training: Strength, Tome of Abilities, Physical Grimore

My first Black Skaven is headed for this build. He doesn't take damage very well and he hurts himself in battle but successfully keep him from being actively attacked and he cuts through enemies like a knife through butter. =D


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