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Oracle of the Sacred Plaques is a unique hero, a Wh2 dlc17 lzd skink oracle.png Skink Oracle exclusive to the Lizardmen's Ghosts of Pahuax.png Ghosts of Pahuax racial faction and introduced in the Total War: Warhammer II The Silence & The Fury DLC. It is spawned at game start as a level 1 hero unit.

Behaving as a standard Skink Oracle hero, it is unique in that is has an additional trait, the powerful Trait campaign positive.png Loremaster. This grants a moderate factionwide Technology.png research rate bonus, a moderate Item ability.png magic item drop chance increase to the parent lord and a smallBattle speed.png speed buff to all units in the parent army.

Description[]

Skink Priests claim that the twin-tailed beasts [Trogolodons] are marked by the Old Ones, the Serpent God Sotek or perhaps both. The ferocious creatures are untameable and all who approach a Troglodon provoke a lethal attack, with one exception. A Skink Oracle, a lone Skink spawned with a forked tail, can instantly tame the Pale Death, often adorning it with gems or precious metals to show its sacred status. The Troglodon deigns to serve as a mount for the tiny Oracle and, once bound into service, the loathsome beast will never abandon its master.

Mounted on a Troglodon, a Skink Oracle travels the land, using his obscure divining powers to seek out lost artefacts of the Old Ones or to investigate disturbances felt in the Geomantic Web. As with the Skink Priests, Slann Mage-Priests can see the world through the eyes of a Skink Oracle and can cast spells through them. This telepathic link means the Oracles often appear just when they are most needed - further adding to the superstitions surrounding the mysterious Skinks and their revered mounts. All Lizardmen rally at the wailing cry of the Troglodon, for its eerie call stirs their savagery and proves they have the Old Ones' favour.

Attributes[]

  • Modifier icon armour piercing ranged.png 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.
  • Causes terror.png 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.
  • Wh main unit contact poison.png Poison Attacks: The poisonous attacks of this unit weaken the target's speed, damage, and vigour. Applies the Wh main unit contact poison.png Poison! debuff.
  • Wizard.png Spellcaster: This unit can cast spells.

Unique Trait[]

In addition to a random trait from the Skink Oracle hero pool, the Oracle of the Sacred Plaques starts with a unique trait.

Trait campaign positive.png Loremaster

  • Item ability.png Magic item drop chance +15%
  • Technology.png Research rate +10%
  • Battle speed.png Speed: +10% (all units in army)

This twin-tailed Skink is unusually gifted in the pursuit and interpretation of ancient lore and often found astride his trust Trogolodon 'Chloe'.

Spells[]

Strategy[]

  • Although powerful, it starts without the immortality trait so it can be killed. Be careful.

Trivia[]

This Hero is a reference to the Youtuber Loremaster of Sotek who specializes in warhammer lore and his dog named Chloe.

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