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Forest Goblin Spider Rider Archers
Wh main grn goblin spider rider bow.png
Missile cavalry bow spider.png
CategoryMissile Cavalry
Unit size45
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 450 (450)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 112
Icon stat health.png Health: 89
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 44
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 78
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 15
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 22
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 14
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 20
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 6
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Modifier icon poison.png Poison Attacks: Yes
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 12
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 2
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 8
Icon stat range.png Range: 100
Icon stat armour.png
  • Attribute guerrilla deploy.png Vanguard Deployment: This unit can deploy outside the deployment zone.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Ignore forest penalties.png Strider: Speed and combat penalties caused by terrain are ignored by this unit.
  • Mounted fire move.png Fire Whilst Moving: This unit can fire when mounted and moving.

Forest Goblin Spider Rider Archers is a Greenskins cavalry unit in Total War: Warhammer. Atop their venomous mounts, Goblin Riders can run down enemies with surprising precision.


The giant spider breed grows large enough to serve as mounts for Forest Goblins, who capture and hand-rear these scuttling nightmares. There are many sub-types of giant spider, such as Tilean Greybacks, Drakwald Mancatchers, and the Scarlet Deathheads of the Great Forest, to name just a few. All are poisonous and have steely, pincer-like mandibles that can punch through platemail to deliver a toxic bite. While not as fast as wolves or horses, these spiders can move at speed through the most dense patches of woods. Forest Goblin Spider Riders have become masters at stalking their prey, nimbly guiding their multi-legged beasts to scuttle across the treetop canopy to get into the ideal position before pouncing. Spider Rider mobs are known to ambush Empire patrols, eradicate Beastmen herds and even attack large monsters that encroach into their territory.


  • Poison Attacks: The poisonous attacks of this unit weaken the target's speed, damage, and vigour. Applies the Poison! debuff.


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Don't underestime them because of their stats. Spider rider archers excel at softening a unit up for the rest of da boyz because of poison, giving your boyz an edge in any fight. Their high mobility give excelltent control of the battlefield by being able to move anywhere quickly. Their weakness is their lack of armour piercing and melee defense. Best keep them moving.