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Racial TagEdit

There is no specific racial tag for the Plaguelords' units and most of them do not actually have a race classification at all - making them immune to all racial slayer skills and abilities. However, there are still a few units that do borrow a racial tag from the other races (Human and Undead) and most of their un-categorized units are immune to Disease. Some of which actually have double immunity to Disease (a specifically coded immunity along side an immunity granted through either their race tag or by being a Disease bearer themselves).

----------Tier 1----------Edit

Zombie - Undead BuilderEdit

Zombie

Combat: 2
Hits: 30
Speed: 4
Damage: 10 Crushing
Armor: 0
Resistance: 0
Resistant vs: All Physical
Vulnerable vs: All Elemental
View: 7
Attack Type: Ground units only

Prerequisites: None
Cost: 25 Gold
Build Time: 20
Build Skill: 8
Setup Points: 1
Army Points: 1

Size: Medium
Alignment: Evil
Race: Undead

Ability: Can build all types of buildings, Can be put into mines, Disease (5)

The Zombie is the Basic builder of the Plaguelords. Although tougher than other builders, Zombies are still fragile and weak. They can cause Disease which the Plaguelord race can abuse, punishing those who try to slay them. But really, your Zombies should be kept away from any form of combat, especially since Plaguelord Zombies do not get the Feast of Garok upgrade that the Undead get. As for building - Zombies are the worse available builder in the game, equaling Thralls for build skill, but possessing much lower movement speed.

Slime - Plaguelords' ScoutEdit

Slime

Combat: 3
Hits: 30
Speed: 12
Damage: 5 Crushing
Armor: 10
Resistance: 10
Resistant vs: Piercing
Vulnerable vs: Electrical
View: 15
Attack Type: Ground units only

Prerequisites: Laboratory
Cost: 30 Metal
Build Time: 25
Setup Points: 1
Army Points: 1

Size: Small
Alignment: Evil
Race: None

Ability: Disease (7)

Slimes are essentially scout infantry for Plaguelords due to their high speed and surprisingly good view range. They have a chance to cause disease and deal 5 Crushing damage (that can be upgraded to 20) which can stun units upon scoring a critical hit. Slimes can be sent out to scout the map out, spreading disease to the enemy or act as semi-reliable fodder thanks to the return of its Piercing resistance.

Ghoul - Plaguelords' Basic InfantryEdit

Ghoul

Combat: 6
Hits: 50
Speed: 5
Damage: 15 Crushing
Armor: 5
Resistance: 0
Resistant vs: All Physical
Vulnerable vs: All Elemental
View: 7
Attack Type: Ground units only

Prerequisites: None
Cost: 15 Gold, 45 Crystal
Build Time: 30
Setup Points: 1
Army Points: 2

Size: Medium
Alignment: Evil
Race: Undead

Ability: None

Ghouls enter the Plaguelord game essentially as Zombie warriors. The new features they've been given means they can act very differently. Their physical resistance and upgradable combat means that they can act as fairly reliable front line infantry. They can also be upgraded to be faster as well, rectifying its otherwise poor Speed. Their new powers haven't come without sacrifices though. As they are more like Zombies, so do they now have a vulnerability to all elemental attacks and an increase in cost. Oddly enough, they don't actually cause Disease despite the in-game help box saying they do.

----------Tier 2----------Edit

Gazer - Plaguelords' Basic Missile UnitEdit

Gazer

Combat: 4
Hits: 60
Speed: 10
Damage: 15 Electrical
Range: 4
Armor: 5
Resistance: 15
Resistant vs: None
Vulnerable vs: None
View: 7
Attack Type: Both Ground and Air units

Prerequisites: None
Cost: 50 Metal, 10 Crystal
Build Time: 30
Setup Points: 2
Army Points: 1

Size: Medium
Alignment: Evil
Race: None

Ability: Can cross water, Immune to Disease

These eyes are the basic missile units of the Plaguelords dealing 15 electric damage but at a very short range of just 4. Gazers should be spammed and force fired on a single target to deal maximum damage, as electrical attack do not scatter after missing. They can cross water which can be used to surprise enemies or even be used to target weak points in an enemy base that's positioned near a coast. They can also be used to fill towers, increasing their range and damage, but Plaguelord towers already deal electrical damage so the attack types wont change.

Dragonfly - Basic FlierEdit

Dragonfly

Combat: 2
Hits: 20
Speed: 15
Damage: 7 Piercing
Armor: 0
Resistance: 10
Resistant vs: None
Vulnerable vs: Crushing
View: 15
Attack Type: Air units only

Prerequisites: None
Cost: 10 Stone, 10 Crystal
Build Time: 20
Setup Points: 1
Army Points: 1

Size: Small
Alignment: Neutral
Race: Monster

Ability: Flying, Poison (5), Triple damage vs large and huge fliers

There aren't any basic fliers that cause disease, so the Plaguelords had to settle for one that caused poison instead. (I never understood why Bats never caused disease.) But their poison is weak and they cost that sacred resource - crystal. It may not seem a lot at first but soon mounts up when you need to build a swarm of them in order to make them actually accomplish something. Stat wise, they're terrible. You're better off forgetting they even exist.

----------Tier 3----------Edit

Bone Catapult - Siege WeaponEdit

Bone Catapult

Combat: 1
Hits: 50
Speed: 1
Damage: 50 Crushing
Range: 13
Armor: 5
Resistance: 15
Resistant vs: Piercing
Vulnerable vs: Crushing
View: 12
Attack Type: Ground units only

Prerequisites: Hall of Plague Level 3
Cost: 200 Gold, 140 Stone
Build Time: 90
Setup Points: 6
Army Points: 4

Size: Large
Alignment: Neutral
Race: Mechanical

Ability: Splash damage

Bone Catapults recieved a big nerf alongside the Catapult. They are now less capable of dominating the ground as they did before, but they are still good ranged support and base destruction units despite the nerf. Plaguelords are lacking in the range department, and a long range splash attack can work well for them in the form of artillery. With Slimes and Ghouls pinning the enemy down, Bone Catapults can rain death upon them, dealing considerable damage that makes up for the lack of offense from the aforementioned units.
As for building destruction - Spores and Eyes of Flames can do a quicker job, but Bone Catapults with a Hydra meet shield can do the job more safely, being able to absorb common arrow attacks and thus being more cost efficient.

Spore - Plaguelords' Suicide UnitEdit

Spore

Combat: 5
Hits: 5
Speed: 10
Damage: 40 Fire
Armor: 10
Resistance: 10
Resistant vs: None
Vulnerable vs: Fire
View: 8
Attack Type: Ground units only

Prerequisites: Casket
Cost: 40 Stone, 10 Crystal
Build Time: 20
Setup Points: 2
Army Points: 1

Size: Medium
Alignment: Evil
Race: None

Ability: Explodes upon death dealing splash damage, Can cross water, Immune to Disease

Spores are suicide units for Plaguelords, dealing 40 fire damage (that can be upgraded) which can utterly devastate buildings. They do require a little micromanagement to perform at their best but being able to cross water allows them to bombard buildings where the enemy least expects and where it's difficult to prepare for. The upgrades that are available to them are incredibly expensive and only offer minor improvements to their damage.

Hydra - Plaguelords' Advanced Melee UnitEdit

Hydra

Combat: 18
Hits: 200
Speed: 9
Damage: 30 Slashing
Armor: 15
Resistance: 10
Resistant vs: Piercing
Vulnerable vs: Slashing
View: 8
Attack Type: Both Ground and Air units

Prerequisites: None
Cost: 150 Gold, 70 Crystal
Build Time: 75
Setup Points: 5
Army Points: 4

Size: Huge
Alignment: Evil
Race: Dragon

Ability: Splash damage, Causes Fear (5)

Hydras are very important to Plaguelords due to their good stats, resistance to piercing and slashing typed splash damage. They also cause fear, too, but that's more of an added bonus. They can handle many different units through sheer strength and sponge common archer and tower arrows with their piercing resistance. Unfortunately though, Hydras are weak to the common slashing type damage that can undermine their anti-infantry capabilities at times. Their cost also clashes with the rest of the Plaguelord race, making it difficult to produce these when you need them and without breaking your economy.

----------Tier 4----------Edit

Cryohydra - Plaguelords' Elite Melee UnitEdit

Cryohydra

Combat: 20
Hits: 225
Speed: 8
Damage: 35 Cold
Armor: 15
Resistance: 15
Resistant vs: Cold
Vulnerable vs: Slashing
View: 8
Attack Type: Both Ground and Air units

Prerequisites: Hall of Plague Level 4
Cost: 200 Metal, 120 Crystal
Build Time: 75
Setup Points: 6
Army Points: 4

Size: Huge
Alignment: Evil
Race: Dragon

Ability: Splash damage, Causes Fear (5)

Cryohydras differentiate themselves from their fiery brethren with a rare frost type attack and a more manageable cost. Although they suffer from similar drawbacks to the other Hydras, their new accessibility (due to there being no more Ice or Fire Caves in the game) is a very fluidic boon for the Plaguelords. They can be helpful against infantry where their frost type attack is rarely resisted and has the chance of freezing the enemy, as well as inflicting fear to further debilitate them. They may need support to function well and their high cost makes each one that much more important to keep alive, but they can be crucial in some situations that no other unit in the game let alone Plaguelord army can fill.

Eye of Flame - Plaguelords' Advanced Missile UnitEdit

Eye of Flame

Combat: 10
Hits: 75
Speed: 14
Damage: 15 Fire 
Range: 2
Armor: 5
Resistance: 20
Resistant vs: Fire
Vulnerable vs: None
View: 15
Attack Type: Both Ground and Air units

Prerequisites: Hall of Plague Level 4
Cost: 150 Stone, 100 Crystal
Build Time: 70
Setup Points: 4
Army Points: 1

Size: Medium
Alignment: Evil
Race: None

Ability: Splash damage that sets enemies alight, Can cross water, Immune to Disease

Eyes of Flame are great troops that can punish the enemy for spamming units with their fire attack that is akin to those seen from Dragons, albeit much weaker. Like all floating eyes, they can cross water to catch enemies off guard and, by being ranged, can abuse these traits to ambush enemy melee troops without them being able to strike back. They are also the only unit the Plaguelords have which can change the damage type of towers. However, they're quite expensive and their crystal costs clashes with a lot of other things in the Plaguelord army. Still, if you can get to field a load of them at once, then you can decimate just about everything that doesn't have "Dragon" in its name, including buildings. It's no wonder that they've been nerfed numerous times.

Wyvern - Advanced FlierEdit

Wyvern

Combat: 12
Hits: 140
Speed: 15
Damage: 35 Piercing
Armor: 10
Resistance: 15
Resistant vs: None
Vulnerable vs: None
View: 15
Attack Type: Both Ground and Air units

Prerequisites: None
Cost: 100 Gold, 150 Crystal
Build Time: 50
Setup Points: 4
Army Points: 2

Size: Large
Alignment: Neutral
Race: Dragon

Ability: Flying, Causes Fear (5)

Wyverns are actually pretty good. But unfortunately for the Plaguelords, they cost gold and crystal, and a lot of it. It's that one and only reason why Plaguelords rarely use them, otherwise they would be a great addition to the Plaguelord ranks - offering a piercing attack to help keep Orcs at bay and using their speed to hit priority targets fast and relocate their position at a moments notice, greatly helping overcome the Plaguelords natural lack of speed. Before producing some, you really have to consider how much it will harm your economy to do so, and decide what is truly needed at that time.

----------Tier 5----------Edit

Pyrohydra - Plaguelords' Elite Melee UnitEdit

Pyrohydra

Combat: 22
Hits: 250
Speed: 7
Damage: 40 Fire
Armor: 15
Resistance: 15
Resistant vs: Fire
Vulnerable vs: Slashing
View: 8
Attack Type: Both Ground and Air units

Prerequisites: Hall of Plague Level 5
Cost: 220 Gold, 150 Crystal
Build Time: 80
Setup Points: 7
Army Points: 4

Size: Huge
Alignment: Evil
Race: Dragon

Ability: Splash damage, Causes Fear (5)

Pyrohydras have been significantly buffed in 1.03.25. They cost a reasonable amount of resources and are far easier to access now that the Fire and Ice Caves have been removed. They may only be accessible at keep level 5, but they easily make up for that by providing a new and effective win condition the Plaguelords have previously only dreamed about. Their very high combat and powerful Fire spread attack can demolish buildings and infantry alike. It still has the same durable stats and is still vulnerable to Slashing, but it can act as both base destroyer and army slayer with reasonable efficiency. Still, normal Hydras can sponge more damage from normal arrow towers. They however, do not have access to powerful Fire damage so cannot destroy them as quickly (not to mention that the Pyrohydra has superior stats).

Plague Priest - Plaguelords' GeneralEdit

Plague Priest

Combat: 10
Hits: 120
Speed: 11
Damage: 40 Magic
Armor: 10
Resistance: 30
Resistant vs: Magic
Vulnerable vs: None
View: 7
Attack Type: Both Ground and Air units

Max Mana: 60 
Start Mana: 20

Prerequisites: Hall of Plague level 5
Cost: 100 Gold, 200 Metal, 100 Crystal
Build Time: 160
Setup Points: 6
Army Points: 1

Size: Medium
Alignment: Evil
Race: Human

Ability: Can convert buildings, Casts Eye of Oros (30 mana) and Plague Cloud (55 mana) spells, Immune to Disease

Like with all Plaguelord units, Plague Priests are expensive and heavily compete in cost with other Plaguelord units and more. However, their amazing 40 magic type damage that can hit both ground and air units can be invaluable. These units certainly hit hard and their Plague Cloud spell can leave a lasting mark on those that try to escape them. In addition to that, with a high resistance stat and a special resistance to magic, Plague Priests can soak up just about anything an enemy spell caster can thrown at them. Their other spell "Eye of Oros" isn't particularly good considering that Plague Priests arrive very late in the game where not much scouting is required, if any at all. But if you happen to have one in your retinue, then you could make use of this spell at the start of the game - removing hidden map and spying out the enemy in advance.

Eye of Oros - Summoned ScoutEdit

Eye of Oros

Combat: 10
Hits: 150
Speed: 25
Damage: 0
Armor: 25
Resistance: 25
Resistant vs: None
Vulnerable vs: None
View: 15
Attack Type: None

Prerequisites: None
Cost: Nothing
Build Time: 30
Setup Points: 1
Army Points: 1

Size: Small
Alignment: Neutral
Race: None / Extra Planar

Ability: Disappears after a short time

The Eye of Oros is purely a scouting unit that is summoned into play by a Plague Priest. They have the highest speed in the game (except for very high level Heroes) and are highly durable. Despite the in-game help tip specifically stating they have good viewing range, there are plenty of other units which actually have a better view range naturally. But with its extreme speed, high durability and good view range, it can quickly uncover "hidden map" and not even be phased by enemy proximity. Whether you're playing a version of the game with Summon Timers, or not, Eyes of Oros will always disappear after some time has passed. Unfortunately for the Plaguelords, being summoned by their General means they wont hit the field until tier 5, where most of the hidden map would have been uncovered. However, if you take a Plague Priest into your retinue and start the game with one, then their spell to summon Eyes of Oros can be put to good use.

Swamp Dragon - Elite FlierEdit

Swamp Dragon

Combat: 20
Hits: 400
Speed: 14
Damage: 50 Fire 
Range: 2
Armor: 15
Resistance: 20
Resistant vs: Fire
Vulnerable vs: None
View: 15
Attack Type: Both Ground and Air units

Prerequisites: None
Cost: 1000 Gold, 1000 Crystal
Build Time: 400
Setup Points: 24
Army Points: 4

Size: Huge
Alignment: Neutral
Race: Dragon

Ability: Flying, Splash damage lowers armor, Terror (5)

Plaguelords aren't particularly short of fire splash attacks, but they certainly wont pass up on the opportunity to produce a Swamp Dragon because of it. Typically, Dragons can be tricky to get a hold of, but more so with Plaguelord than any other race. Because of this, you would be forgiven for not owning one when your resources are demanded else where just to keep you in the game. Fortunately for the Plaguelords, with some clever use of their units, they can achieve near enough everything a Swamp Dragon could do for them. This is mostly down to Eyes of Flames and their ability to cross water, and Hydras / Wyverns spreading fear. Of course, a Swamp Dragon is always a great choice and if you can afford one without crumbling in the process, then go for it.

Dragonliche - Elite FlierEdit

Dragonliche

Combat: 20
Hits: 400
Speed: 12
Damage: 40 Magic 
Range: 2
Armor: 20
Resistance: 20
Resistant vs: Cold
Vulnerable vs: None
View: 15
Attack Type: Both Ground and Air units

Prerequisites: None
Cost: 1500 Gold, 1500 Crystal
Build Time: 360
Setup Points: 28
Army Points: 4

Size: Huge
Alignment: Evil
Race: Dragon / Undead

Ability: Flying, Splash damage takes away enemy XP, Terror (6), Double damage vs good enemies, Resistant to missiles

To produce a Dragonliche is comparable to pulling a Rabbit out of a hat. Although possible, it requires great effort and can surprise the onlookers. Due to how much of a bad shape the Plaguelord economy is in, it's incredibly difficult to get a Dragonliche in play and maintain your position in the game. Many sacrifices have to be made in order to do this and can easily cost the game. However, if you do manage to pull it off, then you have an excellent unit to lead your army into war. With a Dragonliche you can distract archers and tower, allowing for Spores to float on in and implode the enemy base. Similarly, Eyes of Flames can follow safely in the Dragonliche's wake and proceed to burn down towers. With some micromanagement, Plague Priests can work along side Dragonliches to wall almost all enemy attacks - Dragonliches for physical missiles, Plague Priests for elemental attacks.

Lord Antharg - Plaguelords' TitanEdit

Lord Antharg

Combat: 72
Hits: 1750
Speed: 12
Damage: 150 Slashing
Armor: 60
Resistance: 70
Resistant vs: Crushing
Vulnerable vs: None
View: 8
Attack Type: Both Ground and Air units

Prerequisites: None
Cost: 2800 Gold, 2200 Metal, 2000 Stone, 2500 Crystal
Build Time: 600
Setup Points: 20
Army Points: 10

Size: Huge
Alignment: Evil
Race: Daemon / Titan

Ability: Causes Terror (10), Ignores Armor, Splash damage, Explodes into Rings of Ice upon death

One of the strongest melee Titans in the game, Lord Antharg, one of the four horsemen, resembles a mutant green slug, armed with two powerful twin scimitars. Characterized by its fearsome appearance, it has one of the highest damage amounts in the game and is durable and resistant to damage from crushing. Although, his speed isn't the best and his attack type could have been better to take advantage of his immense 72 combat. Lord Antharg can form a mobile bulwark alongside standard Hydras and Plague Priests who, when combined, can sponge nearly anything the enemy can throw at them.

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