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Warlock Engineer
Skv warlock engineer campaign 01 0.png
CategorySkaven melee infantry
Unit size1
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1000 (350)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 250
Icon stat health.png Health: 2565
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 50
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 42
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 25
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 32
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 10
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 15
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 84
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 196
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Icon stat armour.png
  • Encourages.png Encourage: This unit provides a Icon stat morale.pngleadership bonus to nearby allies. Units within range of both the Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Warlock Engineer is a Skaven melee heroic infantry unit in Total War: Warhammer II. Marching to war with magical machinations; outrageous and heretical, but most of all deadly. The Warlock Engineer is a Wizard Hero type. He is an armour-piercing spellcaster that is in battle especially good at boosting ranged units.


The notorious Warlock Engineers of Clan Skryre are the artificers of Skaven society, blending arcane sorceries with technology in an insane and mind-boggling mix. For the other races of the world it is hard to differentiate or define where the science stops and the power of magic begins, although such delineation never occurs to Skaven. Warlock Engineers see the two elements as one and the same - machines and sorcery blended together to create impressive killing power. The sorcerer-inventors often go to war carrying many of their latest devices. From hand-held weapons such as warlock muskets or poisoned wind globes of devastating potency, to blades powered by crackling Warpstone energies, the anarchic arsenal of the Warlock Engineers is both varied and destructive.


  • 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.
  • Spellcaster: This unit can cast spells.

Campaign Abilities[]

Embed Hero[]

  • Increase Mobility

Constant Local Effects[]

  • Boost Income
  • Discover Under-Cities


  • Settlement:
    • Expand Under-Empire
    • Steal Technology
  • Hero: Wound
  • Army: Block Army

Battle Traits, Abilities and Spells[]

The Warlock Engineer has good Armour-Piercing.

Can get:


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Equipped with the Lore of Ruin, his spells can buff your frontline, slow down dangerous flying units, deal massive AOE against enemy characters, or simply smite the enemy with warp lightning from above. The Warlock Engineer has much to offer to any Skaven army, but is at his most useful when going for a heavy ranged build. His skills are geared towards improving artillery and missile units, giving them more speed, missile damage and ammunition as well as reducing their reload times with one of his active abilities. Embedding him will also improve that army´s movement range on the campaign map by up to 25% if properly skilled. Lastly, his ability to sabotage enemy armies and reduce their movement range makes him the ideal counter to pesky raiders using marching stance to stay out of your reach, or to tie down fleeing enemy Forces.