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The Storm Riders
Wh2 dlc10 hef lothern sea guard ror.png
Unit cat icon wh2 main hef missile infantry bow spear.png
FactionHigh Elves
CategoryHigh Elves missile infantry (Regiment of Renown)
Unit size68
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 850 (850)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 212
Icon stat health.png Health: 68
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 80
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 36
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 29
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 41
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 4
Icon stat ammo.png Ammunition: 22
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 30
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 20
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 8
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.2 s
Modifier icon bonus vs large.png Bonus vs. Large: 16
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 15
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 4
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 11
Icon stat range.png Range: 165
Icon stat armour.png
  • Causes fear.png Can Cause Fear: This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their Icon stat morale.pngleadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
  • Charge reflector vs large.png Charge Defence vs. Large: When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any large attacker.
  • Attribute guerrilla deploy.png Vanguard Deployment: This unit can deploy outside the deployment zone.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Mounted fire move.png Fire Whilst Moving: This unit can fire when mounted and moving.

The Storm Riders (Lothern Sea Guard) is a High Elves Regiments of Renown unit introduced in Total War: Warhammer II with The Queen and the Crone DLC. The sight of the Storm Riders' banners strikes fear in to the hearts of even the most merciless Druchii.


The Storm Riders are a Sea Guard company whose reputation for ruthless boarding actions is legendary amongst the Black Ark Corsairs of Naggaroth. Witnesses claim that the Storm Riders strike with the savagery of the great Merwyrm, Amanar, whose majestic image adorns their shields. So terrible was the damage they wreaked upon the fleet of Yalthis Doomreaver that the Naggarothi commander has since offered a thousand slaves for their deaths.


  • Anti-Large: Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.
  • Charge Defence Against Large Foes: When standing and bracing against a charge of large enemies (such as cavalry or monsters) this unit will negate the enemy's charge bonus.
  • Fire Whilst Moving: This unit can fire while on the move.
  • 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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The Storm Riders gain the ability to cause fear, Fire whilst moving, and Vanguard Deployment over normal Sea Guard.