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Ancient Treeman
Wef ancient treeman 0.png
FactionWood Elves
CategoryMonster, spellcaster, lord
Unit size1
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1400 (1400)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 350
Icon stat health.png Health: 7321
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 90
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 35
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 37
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 48
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 30
Resistance fire.png Fire Resistance: -25
Resistance physical.png Physical Resistance: 20
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 15
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 120
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 280
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 3
Modifier icon magical.png Magical Attacks: Yes
Icon stat armour.png
  • Causes fear.png Can Cause Fear: This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their Icon stat morale.pngleadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
  • Causes terror.png 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.
  • Charge reflector vs large.png Charge Defence vs. Large: When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any large attacker.
  • Encourages.png Encourage: This unit provides a Icon stat morale.pngleadership bonus to nearby allies. Units within range of both the Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Ancient Treeman is a Wood Elves monster spellcaster lord unit. Before the Elves there were the Ancients. If woken from their slumber, it is always to defend the forest.


Of all the Treemen of Athel Loren, there are those - old beyond mortal reckoning - whose names are revered above all others; these are the Treemen Ancients. When the first pact between forest and Elf was formed, it was they who spoke on behalf of Athel Loren, and they were old even then. Treeman Ancients seldom rouse themselves to war; they find the colours of the waking world less vibrant as they get older and so steadily retreat into the dreaming lands of sleep where their magics nurture and shape the forest's growth. Thus do the Treeman Ancients pass through the centuries in a state of dormancy, tended by a small group of Dryads. Only when dire times befall are they awoken from slumber, for only with their leadership can Athel Loren be roused to its full fury.


  • Armoured: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • Charge Defence Against Large Foes: When standing and bracing against a charge of large enemies (such as cavalry or monsters) this unit will negate the enemy's charge bonus.
  • Forest Spirit: The spirits of Athel Loren are able to shrug off most mundane attacks, causing magical damage in turn before melting into the forest from whence they came.
  • Spellcaster: This unit can cast spells.
  • Blessing of the Ancients
  • Foe-Seeker
  • Deadly Onslaught





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This unit combines the melee stats and tankiness of the Treeman with magic and some extra abilities. This makes them a more useful unit and a better anchor piece to a more melee focused Wood Elf army. They can hold the front line with Eternal Guard while using the Lore of life to keep elite units healthy and doing damage.