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Necropolis Knights
Wh2 dlc09 tmb necropolis knights.png
Wh2 dlc09 tmb necroserpent spear.png
FactionTomb Kings
CategoryMonstrous Cavalry
Unit size18
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 0 (1300)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 3
Icon income.png Upkeep: 0
Icon stat health.png Health: 272
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 60
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 40
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 36
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 50
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 19
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 36
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.7 s
Icon stat armour.png
Shielded units will block the following percentage of missile damage from the front Shield: 30%
  • Wh2 dlc09 tmb constructs.pngConstruct: This unit is an animated construct (does not rout, is immune to terror, becomes unstable when Icon stat morale.pngmorale is low). Necrotects can push it to its full combat potential and restore it in battle.
  • 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.

Necropolis Knights is a Tomb Kings cavalry Construct unit introduced in Total War: Warhammer II with the Rise of the Tomb Kings DLC. Each serpentine steed is spurred to acts of great brutality in the name of the king.


Necropolis Knights are elite warriors who ride atop giant snake-shaped statues. Their monstrous mounts shatter bones with every swipe of their tails and sink scimitar-sized fangs deep into soft flesh. When Necropolis Knights are awakened to serve in the Tomb King's eternal army, the Necroserpents coiled above their resting places magically slither to Unlife as well; rider and mount are animated by the same warrior spirit, and they move as one being, riding to war in perfect ranks of terrifying cavalry. Necroserpents travel beneath the ground at a relentless pace, emerging from the depths with sand cascading off their forms, warriors standing proudly upon their hooded backs with spears lowered, ready to spill the blood of their foes. Serpentine bodies weave through the battlefield, bladed, fangs and tails lashing out in all directions, leaving a trail of death and woe in their wake. There are few who can stand against the charge of a Necropolis Knight, for they are incredibly powerful and difficult to destroy. As mount and rider share the same soul, only by destroying both can an opponent truly defeat a Necropolis Knight. Few foes are equal to such a task.


  • 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.
  • Armoured & Shielded: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage. Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
  • Poison Attacks: The poisonous attacks of this unit weaken the target's speed, damage, and vigour. Applies the Poison! debuff.


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Necropolis are a strong and well rounded unit of monstrous cavalry. They have solid melee stats, high armour, high armour-piercing, shields, and poison to hamper the enemies combat stats. This makes them a solid generalist that can do well in a variety of situation or in supporting your lord/other constructs in a fight. Because of their well-rounded nature, they struggle to excel at one task without a bonus vs. large or bonus. vs infantry.

Notably, they are buffed by the Necrotect, so if you want to bolster their effectiveness bring one.