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Clan Vulkn Tailslashers
Wh2 main skv inf clanrats shields.png
CategorySkaven melee infantry
Unit size160
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 375 (375)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 93
Icon stat health.png Health: 60
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 45
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 42
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 24
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 22
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 10
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 20
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 6
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.3 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Icon stat armour.png
Shielded units will block the following percentage of missile damage from the front Shield: 35%
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Clan Vulkn Tailslahsers (Clanrats-Shields) is a Skaven Regiment of Renown unit in Total War: Warhammer II. The cornerstone of the Skaven military, less numerous but better trained than the slave class.


Clan Volkn dwells in fortress warrens carved into the searing heart of Fire Mountain. All clan members are branded upon birth and its warriors dye their fur a bright red. The warriors of Clan Volkn bear blades of shiny black obsidian, mined deep beneath their volcanic lairs. The Stormvermin and Warlords of Clan Volkn even incorporate this material into their armour, inscribing it with runes that glow red with an infernal heat. Clan Volkn's banners typically display icons and markings on a background of lava, flames, or else upon an image of an erupting volcano. Unsurprisingly, Clan Volkn breeds many pyromaniacs and the clan is known for its fondness of Warpfire Throwers. As a result, many of Volkn's warriors are covered in soot stains, scorched fur and scar-tissue.[1a]


  • Meat Shield: While unimpressive at causing damage, this unit is useful as a 'meat shield', absorbing damage that would otherwise hurt a more useful or precious target.
  • Shielded: 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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This units gets a 70% fire resistance as well as flaming attacks. This alongside its combat bonuses make it a decent melee unit especially if you expect regenerating/healing foes. They can be used alognside other Skaven infantry Regiments of Renown to form an elite army of rats.