Iksha's Triads (Eshin Triads) are a Skaven Regiments of Renown unit in The Shadow and the Blade. Swift of foot and hidden from sight, the Triads' killing techniques are as empathic in combat as the rumours suggest.
Some Black Skaven, such as those within Clan Eshin, are trained in the martial arts and tactics of their clan, combining the speed of their smaller kin with brawn seldom found amongst the ratmen.
Only the most devout apprentices of Clan Eshin ascend to the rank of Triad. Well-drilled and deadly, these warriors are a versatile alternative to their Clanrat and Stormvermin brethren and are best utilised behind the front ranks, excelling at exploiting gaps and weaknesses in enemy lines. While their armour is not the strongest, Triads make up for it with their covert abilities. Equipped with smoke-filled Concealment Bombs, they can stalk their opponents and strike from unexpected directions with their poisoned Guandao spears.
- ↑ Weeping Blade: Weeping Blades devour armour. A couple of slashes is all that's needed for their corrosive venom to eat through even the thickest of plates.
- ↑ Stalk: This unit can move hidden in any terrain.
- ↑ Anti-Large: Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.
- ↑ 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.