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Poison!
Wh main unit contact poison.png
Rarityn/a
TypeContact effect
Duration10 seconds
TargetsEnemy unit in melee or ranged 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 medium 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 series.

As a contact effect, it only triggers when the blow is successful and actually lands on enemies. However, as long as the attack is successful, poison will always trigger, cannot be negated by resistances of any sort, does not stack and can be constantly refreshed.

An attack contact effect applies to melee attack and/or missile attack so it is possible for a unit to have poison on one or both of its damage channels. 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

Items which enable poison attacks[]

Items:

Mortuary Cult

  • Fang of Qu'aph
  • Ouroborous

Legendary:

Other:

Spells[]

Followers which enable poison attacks[]

Followers:

TWW1

  • Pox Carrier

TWW2