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Venom Knights of Asaph
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FactionTomb Kings
CategoryMonstrous Cavalry (Legions of Legend)
Unit size18
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1500 (1500)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 3
Icon income.png Upkeep: 0
Icon stat health.png Health: 408
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 75
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 55
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 51
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 74
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 19
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 36
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.7 s
Icon stat armour.png
Shielded units will block the following percentage of missile damage from the front Shield: 30%
  • Wh2 dlc09 tmb constructs.pngConstruct: This unit is an animated construct (does not rout, is immune to terror, becomes unstable when Icon stat morale.pngmorale is low). Necrotects can push it to its full combat potential and restore it in battle.
  • 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.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Venom Knights of Asaph (Necropolis Knights) is a Tomb Kings cavalry Construct unit introduced in Total War: Warhammer II with the Rise of the Tomb Kings DLC. Channelling her ancient, ageless fury, the Asp-Goddess’ chosen riders bite with her deadly venom.

They are one of the Legions of Legend.


Knights of Asaph's Temple - Nine was the sacred number of Asaph, Ruler of the Snakes, goddess of vengeance and magic – and nine was the number of knights that guarded her temple. Throughout the ages, Queen Khalida had learned to use her knights to perfection, often having them target the enemy that most threatened her army's massed ranks of archers.


  • 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.
  • Armoured & Shielded: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage. Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
  • Poison Attacks: The poisonous attacks of this unit weaken the target's speed, damage, and vigour. Applies the Poison! debuff.


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Simply an all around better unit, the Venom Knights gain more health, speed, melee stats, and charge bonus. They are a much more deadly and efficient combatant than the already efficient killers of the standard version.