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Poison!
Wh main unit contact poison.png
Rarityn/a
TypeContact effect
Duration10 seconds
TargetsEnemy units when hit in by an attack
Effects
  • Modifier icon armour piercing ranged.png Armour-piercing missile damage: -15%
  • Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-piercing weapon damage: -15%
  • Icon Stat Ranged Damage Base.png Base missile damage: -15%
  • Icon Stat Damage Base.png Base weapon damage: -15%
  • Wh main unit contact poison.png Poison! (10 seconds)
  • Icon stat speed.png Speed: -15%
  • Vigour.png Vigour: -18%

Wh main unit contact poison.png Poison! is an attack contact effect which provides a temporary moderate Modifier icon armour piercing ranged.png armour-piercing missile damage, Modifier icon armour piercing.png armour-piercing weapon damage, Icon Stat Ranged Damage Base.png base missile damage, Icon Stat Damage Base.png base weapon damage, Icon stat speed.png speed and Vigour.png vigour Unit effect negative.png debuffs to an enemy unit when hit. It is the classic weakening attack effect in the Total War: Warhammer game series. Attacks imbued with Poison! are said to be poison attacks.

It can be devastating in missile units which can slow, fatigue and ultimately weaken incoming enemy units.

References to poison usually include poison and poison! with an exclamation mark (!). The effect is called poison! and the attack is imbued with the poison effect.  

Effects[]

  • Modifier icon armour piercing ranged.png Armour-piercing missile damage: -15%
  • Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-piercing weapon damage: -15%
  • Icon Stat Ranged Damage Base.png Base missile damage: -15%
  • Icon Stat Damage Base.png Base weapon damage: -15%
  • Wh main unit contact poison.png Poison! (10 seconds)
  • Icon stat speed.png Speed: -15%
  • Vigour.png Vigour: -18%

Notable units[]

Greenskins

Vampire Counts

Warriors of Chaos

Beastmen

Bretonnia

Wood Elves

Dark Elves

Lizardmen

Tomb Kings

Skaven

Notable ancillaries[]

Followers:[]

Items:[]

Notable spells[]

Notes[]

  • Poison! vigour reduction increase a unit's fatigue per tick. For example, a unit engaged in combat normally gets 19 fatigue/tick. When poisoned, it's now 22 fatigue/tick.

Trivia[]

  • The Lizardmen and the Greenskins have the most units with Poison available to them.
  • In WHI and for a long time in WHII, this effect inflicted -20% to all stats affected (aside from vigour which has remained the same).
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