Silver Helms is a High Elves cavalry unit in Total War: Warhammer II. The stuff of legend, devastating enemy lines with a staggering charge.
The Silver Helms are seen as the perfect exemplars of mounted martial grace and valour to which young Elves should aspire. Dragon Princes are too distant and aloof, Ellyrian Reavers perhaps a touch too wild and uncivilised; Silver Helms are proud without being haughty, and brave without being undisciplined. Thus, Ulthuan's legends more often centre around the deeds of its Silver Helms than any other warriors within the ten realms. Where the ranks of archers and spear regiments are drawn from the citizenry of Ulthuan, the Silver Helms are recruited purely from families of noble blood. Whilst such a calling is not compulsory, few amongst the nobility are prepared to invite dishonour by not fulfilling their duty. Furthermore, service as a Silver Helm is often considered the finest way for a noble to prove himself as warrior and leader both.
- ↑ Anti-Infantry: Anti-infantry units have an advantage against targets that are smaller than a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against small targets, superior weight used to smash through lighter enemies, or an explosive attack from range that effects a large area.
- ↑ Armoured: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
Silver Helms serve as cheap shock cavalry. They are quick and can deal a solid charge, but will be dragged down in a prolonged engagement. Their armour is pretty high which helps keep them protected. Martial Prowess also keeps their combat stats up so long as they maintain above 50% health, which only further encourages hit and run charges.