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River Trolls are a Greenskins monstrous infantry unit introduced in The Warden and the Paunch.


A River Troll somewhat resembles the bottom of the river, if that riverbed is particularly coated in sediment, slime, rotting vegetation, fish carcasses, and various other smelly detritus whose precise nature and origin are too horrible to contemplate. In all probability the River Troll’s stink is even worse than that of the riverbed, since one can add the Troll’s personal miasma to the ill-omened mélange of odours emitted from the mucky smears on its skin.


  • Slimy Shanks: River Trolls gain benefits when fighting in their natural watery habitat - and the wretched smell of river detritus that surrounds them weakens nearby enemies
  • Poor Leadership: This unit suffers from poor leadership and will easily rout. Keep its flanks secure and your Lord or other encouraging units nearby.
  • Regeneration: Regeneration allows a unit to heal while in battle. Fire is known to harm this healing process, so be warned that flaming attacks will cause more damage to units with Regeneration.
  • Aquatic: Where other units of small stature struggle to fight and move in shallow water, Aquatic units excel.



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River Trolls are essentially a tankier or more defensive troll variant. Their Overwhelming Odour is a strong debuff that reduces nearby enemies melee attack, which makes them a good anchor piece in a front line. Their regeneration on top of the debuff makes them harder to kill than a normal troll. They sacrifice the hex debuff and a higher Melee defence for less armour piercing than their standard cousins. Their vulnerability is their low armour piercing and low leadership.