Plague Monk in the Mortal Realms
Plague Monks are the devotees of Skaven Pestilens, driven into battle by their frenzied faith. They hit their foes like a repulsive tidal wave of filth. They spread disease and foetidness when they fight, infecting everything they strike.
The diseases in their bodies have rendered their hides leathery and tough while their nerve endings rotted and dulled. Thus they can shrug off agonising levels of pain compared to other Skaven until they realise the severity of their wounds causing the typical over-developed instincts of self-preservation to kick in.
A Monk wields a dirt-encrusted Foetid Blades that drip poisoned concoctions that can be lethal even with superficial wounds or a Woe-stave, but if that fails they can still gnaw their foes with their rotting, but formidable, fangs.
The leaders of the Plague Monks units are the Bringers-of-the Word, for they carry their pestilent litany into battle. They are aspirant underlings of the that attach themselves to a Plague Priest he believes can expedite his rise and a rewarded with potent Plague Scrolls and Books of Woe. Chanting the vile passages of Plague Scrolls weaken their foes with fevers and poxes while the corrupt prayers of then Books of Woe can unleash stinking blasts of disease.
Icon Bearers brings Pestilens iconography into battle in the form of Icons of Pestilence and Contagion Banners. The Icons reveal that that unit of Plague Monks is infected with a highly disease blood, while the Banners give the Monks the ability to bless their blades with even more contagions.
Plague Harbingers carry musical instruments with pestilent magic into battle. Some carry Doom Gongs causing those that hear its clangs to stumble and vomit, while others pick the Bale-Chimes, that rust and rot their foes armor.
- 1: Plague Monks product description
- 2: Plague Monks warscroll
- 3: Battletome: Skaven Pestilens (2016) - Plague Monks, pg. 28