Doom Diver Catapults is a Greenskins siege engine unit in Total War: Warhammer. Fired from a catapult with crude wings strapped to his arms, the cackling Goblin pilot guides himself to a messy, pointy-hatted impact.
The height of the Doom Diver can reach is largely dependent on the quality of his hand-stitched leather wings and, perhaps even more importantly, how far back his crew can pull him on the sinew. It has been known for over zealous types to pull the entire device from its mounts - but more often than not the Doom Diver is stretched back to the limits of the crew's strength and let go with a loud TWANG! Ripping skywards like a bullet, the Doom Diver reaches cloud level before beginning his dive. Using his wings, the gobbo spirals and guides himself towards the chosen target. As the downward descent gains speed, most Goblins emit a high-pitched scream that grows louder and more irritating as it plummets earthwards. With worrying rapidity, the black speck in the sky expands into the plunging Doom Diver. When the Goblin finally impacts, the Greenskin himself might splatter altogether or, if he has effectively applied his wings as brakes and is a bit lucky, he might bounce. Either way a Doom Diver is likely to cause considerable damage to any foe he lands upon.
- ↑ Guided Projectile: The projectile fired by this unit can home in on its target. When fired in first-person mode, you can control the projectile yourself.
Doom Diver catapults are devastating armour piercing artillery. They are also quite accurate compared to other artillery meaning they can hit cavalry units on the move. This benefit alone makes it a solid piece, beyond the fact that it does solid damage and can be self guided if one wishes to test one's skills.