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The Grey (Shadow Warriors) is a High Elves Regiments of Renown unit introduced in Total War: Warhammer II with The Queen and the Crone DLC. The Elves of the Grey have battled ceaselessly for generations, and will continue that tradition for generations to come.


The band of Shadow Warriors known only as The Grey take their name from the ashen cloaks that conceal them. Descended from those who swore fealty to Malekith before his treachery was revealed, The Grey have slain Dark Elves beyond counting in a blood feud spanning five millennia. Since the Sundering, they have battled ceaselessly to redeem the honour of their family names, the burden of shame and obligation passed from father to son.


  • Good Range: This unit has a larger range than most other units of the same class. This allows it to take out hostile missile units before they can come into firing range.
  • Master Ambusher: This unit can move whilst hidden in any terrain, firing in any direction even whilst running!
  • Vanguard Deployment: This unit can deploy in an expanded deployment area, allowing it to start the battle within striking distance of the enemy - or somewhere unexpected.



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This Regiment of Renown gains the ability Snipe and Loec's Shroud which helps them hide and escape enemies. Snipe is useful as it requires the foe to have an enemy nearby in order to target this unit with melee or ranged attacks. Thus, these units are some of the ultimate harassing units, sneaking up and targeting a vulnerable unit and kiting back into hiding with their ability. If they get caught, they also have decent melee stats and may win a prolonged engagement.

Like every other High Elf archer unit outside of the Sisters of Avelorn, their armour piercing at ranged is quite bad so avoid heavily armoured targets unless you want to simply overwhelm with volume of fire. Notably, their armour-piercing in melee is good for an archer unit.