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- See also: Strigoi Ghoul King.
In campaign mode, they are recruited via the Bloodlines mechanic. They are a Wizard unit type, of the "Bestial Juggernaut" focus.
Large and heavy-set, Ushoran's descendants are the animalistic blunt instruments of the vampire race.
The pallid creatures known as Ghoul Kings are in fact once-proud Strigoi Vampires forced into a troglodytic existence. Though all Strigoi descend from the same ancient lineage of Ushoran, they have devolved to become something far fouler and more hate-filled than their brethren. The Ghoul Kings spend their days creeping through the hidden places of the world, but under cover of night, they will wreak their vengeance at the head of a shambling army of Undead. At times, powerful Strigoi Ghoul Kings raise vast armies around themselves and push south in a desperate attempt to recreate the kingdom they lost. So far, their advance has always been halted by the warmongering tribes of Greenskins blocking the way to the Badlands, or by disciplined armies of the Tomb Kings that stride out from the desert. Yet across the Old World, the minions of the Ghoul Kings have been sighted ever more frequently. Some say the ancient brethren of the Strigoi are uniting under one leader and massing great armies of degenerate beasts in their cavernous lairs. If this is true, no creature - living or dead - is truly safe from their wrath.
- ↑ Spellcaster: This unit can cast spells.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Poison Attacks: The poisonous attacks of this unit weaken the target's speed, damage, and vigour. Applies the Poison! debuff.
The Strigoi Vampire Lord has a unique blend of spells from the Lore of Vampires, Lore of Death and one unique spell.
- Spirit Leech
- Invocation of Nehek
- Doom & Darkness
- Gaze of Nagash
- Command of the Unliving (a unique spell - summons a unit of Crypt Ghouls, or a unit of Crypt Horrors when overcast)
More of a duelist character than a horde slayer. Strigoi focus on being a strong and tough character to take down with solid spells to support him. His unique spell helps summon a solid unit of infantry damage dealer in the Ghouls or a generalist armor piercer in the Horrors.
His regeneration combined with hunger and access to the Lore of Vampires basically guarantees that he will regenerate a ton of damage taken.
He only has 15 armor and can get killed pretty easily by focused missile fire and doesn't do well if mobbed in melee by units with melee attack higher enough to hit him reliably.
The Strigoi Bloodline Vampire Lord, while being just a tad more expensive to keep (25g) than the Strigoi Ghoul King, he has has 400 more health, 10 more Leadership, 21 more Melee Attack and 10 more Melee Defense than its counterpart.
The Strigoi Bloodline Vampire Lord's tree is identical to its Ghoul King counterpart, except for a few knew powerful skills. At start, he can get "Grave Eaters" which grants -25% Upkeep and +1 Recruit Rank for Crypt Ghouls. Once he reaches level 10, he can get also "Monstrosities of Morr", which grants the same bonus, but for Crypt Horrors, as well as "The Grotesque Court" which grants 10% Physical Resistance and 10 Leadership to both units.
Also at level 10 he unlocks his unique tree: 1. Curse of Vorag (10% Physical Resistance) 2. Bestial Monstrosity (+20% hit points) 3. Ghoul King of Ushoran 1. Infinity Hatred (+10 Melee Attack) 2. Bestial Force (+20% Weapon Strength) 3. Claws of Mourkain
The Strigoi Vampire Lord is tied with Tyrion at highest base melee attack in the game at 75.