Enemies

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Enemies are all hostile creatures encountered by the Heroes in Vermintide 2. Enemies can vary greatly in size, strength, durability, but also in their attack patterns and behaviour. On top of this, some enemies have unique abilities, which increases their threat level greatly. For the players to survive, it is vital to know what enemy you face and which tactics to use accordingly.

General Information[edit | edit source]

Factions[edit | edit source]

Factions are race divisions of enemies and consists of Skaven, Chaos, and Beastmen. All base game enemies belong to either The Rotblood Tribe (often simply called "Chaos") or the Skaven. Beastmen were added into the game with the Winds of Magic DLC.

There are equipment properties that affect factions. 'Power vs. Skaven' and 'Damage Reduction vs. Skaven' are effective against all Skaven. 'Power vs. Chaos' and 'Damage Reduction vs. Chaos' are effective against both Beastmen and Rotbloods.

Hit Points[edit | edit source]

Enemies have set hit points based on the game difficulty. Every enemy has their own hit point value, which can be found on their individual page.

Headshots / Weak Spots[edit | edit source]

All enemies take increased damage from headshots as a headshot multiplier

Stagger resistance[edit | edit source]

Enemies have a stagger resistance stat based on the game difficulty. This value determines whether an enemy is staggered when hit by a certain attack. Stronger enemies generally have a higher stagger resistance.

Mass[edit | edit source]

Enemies have a mass stat based on the game difficulty. Mass determines the amount of bodies a weapon is able to cleave before stopping in its swing.

Ambience[edit | edit source]

Patrols[edit | edit source]

Facing a lone Stormvermin is challenging enough, but all too often these vermin group together in patrolling warbands. Such encounters are challenging to the point that even veteran warriors are known to choose discretion over valour, allowing the patrol to pass rather than confronting it head-on.

Patrols are large groups of elites and horde enemies which march around set paths on maps. If a hero gets too close to a patrol or attacks them, they will aggro onto the offending hero; additionally, if their only target(s) die or are invisible they will go back to patrolling. Patrols can easily be avoided by staying away from their pathing.This strategy becomes more viable on higher difficulties as the number of elites per patrol increases.

Enemy Groups[edit | edit source]

An enemy grouping is a collection of enemy units which share similar traits/roles as one another.

Horde Mobs[edit | edit source]

The weakest type of enemy, horde units can spawn as ambiance, in patrols, and in hordes. There are two infantry units per faction, with some having multiple variants.

Elites[edit | edit source]

The term 'Elite' refers to enemies who can be pinged but are not technically Specials. They are harder to kill and hit harder than regular Infantry units. Elites might be armoured, such as Stormvermin and Chaos Warriors, while others like the Plague Monk and Savage mainly deal high damage. Elites can also form patrols that roam the map and can be extremely dangerous.

Specials[edit | edit source]

Special enemies have a variety of unique abilities, such as the Packmaster's ability to snatch a hero and drag them away, or the Globadier's ability to throw gas bombs at the party. The details of each Special's abilities are too many to list here and are detailed on their individual pages.

Miscellaneous Enemies[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous is a loose-type for enemies which don't fit into other categories. These

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Bosses are the largest, most powerful foes found in the game. They are among the most formidable of foes as their intimidating size coupled with their raw strength and enormous health pools make them dangerous to fight even for the most coordinated of teams. Even with their large heallh pools, all bosses have natural damage reduction. Monsters are seldom alone, often bringing with them a mix of hordes, elites, and specials. Lords will summon underlings to assist them.

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Monsters are an enemy type that have a chance to spawn at predefined triggers in the map. Upon hitting a trigger, a monster will rush towards the heroes and a wall of flame or acid will block the hero's path forward. Players can identify a monster before seeing them through unique boss stingers and music that plays when they spawn. In the base game, all monsters have Monster armour; however, Minotaur which were added in Winds of Magic actually have berserker armour.

Monsters consist of:

Lords[edit | edit source]

Lords are unique, named bosses which are tied to the overarching story of the game. There is one Lord per act, each appearing within the final sequence of their respective map. The Skittergate also contains two unique bosses that are not technically considered Lords in respect to challenges yet they possess traits shared with the four lords.

Bosses and Damage Reduction[edit | edit source]

All boss enemies have one of these three types of damage reduction: Lord damage reduction, Armoured Boss damage reduction, and Boss damage reduction. Base damage, headshot/crit damage, backstab damage, and power boost damage are all individually weighted based on reduction type.

  • Damage reduction is is the mitigation of general damage output (excluding other damage modifiers like headshots and potions).
  • Headshot boost reduction is the mitigation of headshot and crit damage.
  • Power boost reduction is the mitigation of power-enhancing effects. This includes strength potions and abilities from Shade, Huntsman, and Ranger Veteran.
  • Backstab damage reduction is a unique modifier for shade.

Lord Damage Reduction[edit | edit source]

Lord damage reduction belongs to Burblespue Halescourge, Rasknitt, and Deathrattler. Armoured Lords do not have this type of reduction, as they are instead given Armour damage reduction.

Lords have:

  • Damage reduction of 80%
  • Headshot boost reduction of 75%
  • Power boost reduction of 50%
  • Backstab damage reduction of 50%

Armoured Boss Damage Reduction[edit | edit source]

Armoured Boss damage reduction is given to bosses with super armour. This includes Bödvarr Ribspreader, Skarrik Spinemanglr, and Gatekeeper Naglfahr.

Armoured Lords have:

  • Damage reduction of 20%
  • No headshot reduction
  • Power boost reduction of 50%
  • Backstab damage reduction of 25%

Boss Damage Reduction[edit | edit source]

Boss damage reduction is given to enemies which are considered Monsters. This would be your typical Rat Ogre, Minotaur, etc.

Bosses have:

  • Damage reduction of 45%
  • Headshot boost reduction of 50%
  • Power boost reduction of 50%
  • Backstab damage reduction of 25%

Armour Classes[edit | edit source]

The armour class of an enemy determines its resilience to certain damage, as well as which 'Power vs'-weapon property works against this enemy. There are four armour types in the game.

Infantry[edit | edit source]

Unarmoured enemies wear no or little armour, making all parts of their bodies susceptible to all attacks. The head can still be hit for bonus damage. Among others, all Infantry enemies have this class.

Power vs Infantry does bonus damage to Unarmoured enemies.

Armoured[edit | edit source]

Armour deflects blows and negates damage, so it is best to avoid striking it. When an attack is completely deflected by armor, a small red skaven-shield shortly shows up below the cursor of the player, indicating no damage is done. All Armoured units are still vulnerable for head-shots, so you should always aim to hit the head with both ranged and melee. Though there are ways to penetrate armour, keep in mind that it always negates a part of the damage done. The following methods allow heroes to bypass armour to different extents, depending on the attack used:

Super Armour[edit | edit source]

Super Armour is an extension of the Armoured class. The Chaos Warrior, Standard Bearer, and three bosses (Skarrik, Gatekeeper Naglfahr, and Bödvarr Ribspreader) has super armour. The main difference is that their armour negates more damage from attacks that should bypass it (listed above). This means that aiming for weak points becomes even more critical for dealing damage.

Power vs Armoured does bonus damage to Armoured enemies.

Berserker[edit | edit source]

Berserkers are a sub-group of Elites consisting of Plague Monks and Savages.

Power vs Berserkers does bonus damage to Berserker enemies.

Monster[edit | edit source]

Enemies with this armour class have a natural defense against damage and have high stagger resistance: only certain Hero abilities and bombs can stagger them. All Monsters have this armour class.

Power vs Monsters does bonus damage to Resistant enemies.

Enemy Table[edit | edit source]

Name Faction Type Armour Class Weak Spot Man-Sized Friendly Fire
Skavenslave Skaven Infantry Infantry Head
Fanatic Chaos Infantry Infantry Head
Clanrat Skaven Infantry Infantry Head
Clanrat (Shield) Skaven Infantry Infantry Head
Raider Chaos Infantry Infantry Head
Bulwark Chaos Infantry Infantry Head
Gor Beastmen Infantry Infantry Head
Ungor Beastmen Infantry Infantry Head ✔/X (Ranged)
Plague Monk Skaven Elite Berserker Head
Savage Chaos Elite Berserker Head
Mauler Chaos Elite Infantry Head (Armoured)
Stormvermin Skaven Elite Armoured Head
Stormvermin (Shield) Skaven Elite Armoured Head
Chaos Warrior Chaos Elite Armoured Head
Bestigor Beastmen Elite Armoured Head (Armoured)
Ratling Gunner Skaven Special Armoured Head
Gutter Runner Skaven Special Infantry Head
Poison Wind Globadier Skaven Special Infantry Head
Warpfire Thrower Skaven Special Armoured Head
Packmaster Skaven Special Monster Head
Sack Rat Skaven Special Infantry Head
Lifeleech Chaos Special Infantry Head
Blightstormer Chaos Special Infantry Head
Standard Bearer Beastmen Special Armoured Head
Rat Ogre Skaven Monster Monster Head
Stormfiend Skaven Monster Monster Back, Head (Armoured)
Chaos Spawn Chaos Monster Monster Head ?
Bile Troll Chaos Monster Monster Head
Minotaur Beastmen Monster Infantry Head
Burblespue Halescourge Chaos Boss Monster Head ?
Skarrik Spinemanglr Skaven Boss Super Armor Head
Bödvarr Ribspreader Chaos Boss Super Armor Head
Gatekeeper Naglfahr Chaos Boss Super Armor Head
Deathrattler Skaven Boss Monster Back, Head (Armoured)
Rasknitt Skaven Boss Infantry Head

Unused Enemies[edit | edit source]

Some enemy names and models are found in the data, but are unused thus far. These include a Chaos Zombie with a lying, bloated corpse-like body, a Plague Sorcerer, Tentacle Sorcerer (which looks exactly like the Lifeleech) and Chaos Tentacle with a simple blob as body. Additionally, there is a Stormvermin Champion model, looking exactly like Chieftain Krench, one of the bosses of Vermintide 1. It is unknown whether or not these enemies will be added at a later date.

Enemies
Infantry Clanrat (Shielded) • FanaticGorRaider (Bulwark) • SkavenslaveUngorUngor Archer
Elites BestigorChaos WarriorMaulerPlague MonkSavageStormvermin (Shielded)
Specials BlightstormerGutter RunnerLifeleechPackmasterPoison Wind GlobadierRatling GunnerSack RatStandard BearerWarpfire Thrower
Monsters Bile TrollMinotaurRat OgreSpawn of ChaosStormfiend
Lords Burblespue HalescourgeSkarrik SpinemanglrBödvarr RibspreaderRasknitt • (Gatekeeper Naglfahr) • (Deathrattler)