Lion Chariot of Chrace

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Lion Chariot of Chrace
Wh2 dlc15 hef veh lion chariot.png
Wh2 dlc15 lion chariot.png
Overview
FactionHigh Elves
CategoryMonstrous Chariot
Unit size3
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1300 (1300)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 2
Icon income.png Upkeep: 325
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 1648
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 75
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 84
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 34
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 28
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 70
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 30
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 18
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 38
Modifier icon bonus vs infantry.png Bonus vs. Infantry: 25
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
60%
Attributes
  • Causes fear.png Can Cause Fear: This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their Icon stat morale.pngleadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Lion Chariots of Chrace are a High Elves chariot unit introduced in Total War: Warhammer II with The Warden and the Paunch DLC.

Description[edit | edit source]

Not all white lions are killed out of hand. The High Elves take no joy in needless slaughter, and often stay their blades should cubs be discovered. These infants would doubtless become savage and deadly beasts if they were left in the wild, but with expert care, the young white lions are raised to become as loyal as Griffons. These 'tame' white lions swiftly form a bond with the Chracian hunters that foster them and later serve the armies of Ulthuan as War Lions.

So do many of the Phoenix King's bodyguard ride to battle in Lion Chariots. Each of these white-timbered constructions is drawn by a pair of snarling War Lions whose savage power is belied by their feline grace and elegantly plaited manes. Whilst a Tiranoc Chariot might sweep across the battlefield carefully picking at the foe, a Lion Chariot of Chrace charges headlong into the fray. As the War Lions tear into the foe with fang and claw, the crew fight from the chariot platform, cleaving heads from shoulders with every axe-blow. Such daring charges have become the hallmark of the Lion Chariots, earning them a well-deserved reputation as the bane of even the most determined shieldwall.

Attributes[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Anti-Infantry: Anti-infantry units have an advantage against targets that are smaller than a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against small targets, superior weight used to smash through lighter enemies, or an explosive attack from range that effects a large area.
  • Lion Pelt: The thick pelt of the White Lion provides protection against regular and magical missile attacks.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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The closest point of comparison for the Lion Chariot is the Ithilmar Chariot as they perform the same role. The Lion Chariot is more expensive, has better melee attack, armour piercing, causes fear, and has 30% missile resistance. The only values the Ithilmar Chariot performs better in is cost, armour, and melee defence.

By and large, the Lion Chariot is better because of its armour-piercing and superior offensive capabilities. A more defensive chariot is good if you are not confident in your micro, but the Lion Chariot can do much more damage while also resisting missiles and is all around better at the chariot role than the Ithilmar Chariot.