Death Shriek Terrorgheist is a Vampire Coast monstrous unit in Total War: Warhammer II. A piercing scream, a swooping shadow upon the water – a dead body drained of blood.
Amongst the impassably jagged rocks of the world’s most inhospitable ocean shorelines, the flying scourges of the sea known as Death Shriek Terrorgheists make their homes within hidden caves. Like their Sylvanian equivalents, they are titanic, dragon-sized bats that can only be controlled by Necromantic means once killed, which is no easy feat to begin with. All Terrorgheists are ambush hunters, but the marine varieties are set apart from their land-haunting cousins by the difference in their habitat. The lack of land features which would usually facilitate the Terrorgheist’s element of surprise has resulted in it adapting its Death Shriek to be a much more powerful weapon. With a piercing scream that paralyses the passengers and crew of any ship it encounters, it swoops down to gather its prey directly from the decks, scooping them up within its talons before returning to its lair to glut itself on warm blood.
- ↑ Armoured: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
- ↑ Armour-Piercing: The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.
- ↑ Causes 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.
- ↑ Regeneration: Regeneration allows a unit to heal while in battle. Fire is known to harm this healing process, so be warned that flaming attacks will cause more damage to units with Regeneration.
This Vampire Coast variant of the Terrorgheist loses the anti-large for slightly more melee attack and damage (both base and armour-piercing). This makes them more of a generalist armour piercing monster than a large unit hunter.