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Night Goblin Shaman is a Greenskins melee infantry unit in Total War: Warhammer. Maddened by dank mould and mushrooms, a Goblin Shaman hurls debilitating spells into the enemy's ranks with chaotic abandon.


Night Goblin Shamans wear the easily-recognised hoods of their kind and are known for being particularly crazed due to eating vast quantities of hallucinogenic mushrooms. They are especially knowledgeable about fungus and only Night Goblin Shamans know the full rituals for growing, picking and preparing the deadly madcap mushrooms that can turn a Night Goblin into a ball-wielding Fanatic. It is said that a Night Goblin Shaman who eats too many mushrooms will eventually turn into a Shamanshroom, a magic-saturated fungal shoot. It is a damp, dull life as a mushroom, but it will probably get worse; as Shamanshrooms are highly coveted by other magic-casters, getting turned into one is surely a one-way ticket to being eaten alive.


  • Poison Attacks: The poisonous attacks of this unit weaken the target's speed, damage, and vigour. Applies the Poison! debuff.
  • Spellcaster: This unit can cast spells.
  • Vanguard Deployment: This unit can deploy in an expanded deployment area, allowing it to start the battle within striking distance of the enemy - or somewhere unexpected.






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Night Goblin Shamans are a sneaky wizard. Stalk allows the sneaky git to remain hidden and pop in and out of enemy vision. He also has poison attacks which can help reduce an enemies effectiveness. Notably, he has no mount, so no means of escape if he is caught out of position. Mad Cap Mushrooms also allows him to recast a spell sooner.