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Plague Monk Censer Bearers
Wh2 main skv inf plague monk censer bearer.png
CategorySkaven melee infantry
Unit size120
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1100 (1100)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 2
Icon income.png Upkeep: 275
Icon stat health.png Health: 80
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 72
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 42
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 30
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 24
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 34
Resistance physical.png Physical Resistance: 15

Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 13
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 31
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Modifier icon magical.png Magical Attacks: Yes
Icon stat armour.png
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Plague Monk Censer Bearers is a Skaven melee infantry unit in Total War: Warhammer II. Half-mad, swinging their censers violently and damning all those nearby to a pestilent demise.


Only the most insanely devoted of the Plague Monks are given the honour of wielding a plague censer - the deadliest weapon in the Clan Pestilens armoury. A plague censer is a hollow spiked metal ball attached to a length of chain. In an unholy ritual, a Plague Priest reads aloud disturbing and disease-ridden passages from the Book of Woe while a shard of Warpstone is placed inside the cruelly-spiked globe. A ladle's worth of vile contagions is added, poured over the Warpstone itself. Hellish runes glow as the devil's concoction immediately begins a slow bubble, sending tendrils of greenish vapours wafting out from the many holes in the ornate iron orb. Contact with the haze of noxious fumes emitted from a gently swaying censer will cause flesh to erupt into sores and fluid-filled blisters. When swung in the heat of battle, however, the censer emits vast billowing green clouds. Exposure to this plague fog causes horrific damage as lungs instantly fill with virulent fluid and vital organs putrefy. It would take a creature absolutely devoid of common sense to be anywhere near such a weapon, much less wield it in battle. Enter the Plague Monk Censer Bearers...


  • 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.
  • Damage Dealer: This unit has a strong emphasis on dealing damage. If fighting it, make sure to take it out before it can get into firing or melee range.
  • Frenzy: Units with frenzy cause more damage while their Icon stat morale.pngleadership is high.
  • Plague Censer: Warpstone dust and vile contagions fill this diabolical censer, exposure to which does horrendous things to bodies and minds alike.


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Like their normal Plague Monk counterparts, the Censer Bearers suffer from poor armor and lack of shields. They are even better shock troopers, designed to break apart an enemy front line with their heavy armour piercing, contaminate contact effect, and magic attacks. Their armor piercing is very solid and their magical weapons bypass physical resistance, but they are a high value target and need to be kept safe from enemy missiles and magical damage which will bypass their physical resistance.