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Hand of the Shadow Crown
Hand of the Shadow Crown.png
Category Unique hero
Unit size1
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1200 (1200)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 250
Icon stat health.png Health: 4000
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 80
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 40
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 45
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 30
Icon stat ammo.png Ammunition: 30
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 10
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 15
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 70
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 250
Icon stat ranged damage.png Number of Projectiles: 1
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 11
Icon stat range.png Range: 300
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 260
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 140
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat armour.png
  • 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.
  • Mounted fire move.png Fire Whilst Moving: This unit can fire when mounted and moving.

Hand of the Shadow Crown is a High Elves unique hero unit. It is only available to the Nagarythe subfaction in campaign. It was introduced with the Alith Anar Free DLC in the Resurgent Update for Total War: Warhammer II.

The Hand of the Shadow Crown is summoned in campaign via the Invocation of Morai-Heg rite. He has the ability to assassinate any enemy hero or lord, taking them out of the game for good.


The Shadow Warriors, Alith Anar’s masters of irregular warfare, are the elite warriors of the Elven race. From among their number, the Shadow King raises up the greatest warrior with the greatest grasp of strategy and tactics to be his ‘hand’, who advises him and carries out his will with a furious precision. On those occasions where Alith Anar’s force must split into two, the Hand of the Shadow Crown leads the second contingent, bringing death to the Dark Elves with the same ruthless efficiency as his unswerving liege.



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