Mourngul Haunters are feared above all other dangers that haunt the bleak, empty places of the Old World. From the cold wastes of Norsca to the lofty heights of the Grey Mountains, dreadful tales are told around huddled fires of those lost in the white killing cold of mountain winters, driven mad by famine and pain, devouring their own companions and former friends for meat and the warmth of their fast-flowing blood. For these damned souls, there is no salvation. When bodily death overtakes the stranded and desperate, such is their anguish and malice that it lingers on, and the most destructive Winds of Magic are drawn to coil around their spirits to taint and saturate them. With their cadavers becoming warped and twisted into inhuman proportions, they transform into something neither ghost nor revenant – a monstrous, razor-thin shadow of cold, dead flesh and frostbite-cracked bone, with a gaping maw of needle-teeth and a cavernous stomach that hangs open like a dreadful wound.
- ↑ Causes Terror: This unit can cause terror, making its melee target rout for a short time. Units that cause terror are immune to terror and fear themselves.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Stalk: This unit can move hidden in any terrain.
- Spread Corruption
- Discover Under-Cities
- Damage Building
- Hinder Replenishment
The assassin-type hero for the Vampire Coast, the Morngul Haunter can easily get into position to attack vulnerable targets thanks to vanguard deployment and stalk. These targets should be unmounted lords, heroes, and artillery crews, as the haunter's powerful attacks are too slow to effectively kill off multiple units. The haunter also has good damage resistances and high hit points with regeneration, though it cannot escape if surrounded. The haunter's freezing attacks and chill aura decrease enemy speed, which helps in finishing off routing targets before they reach safety.