Skaven Verminus

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The Verminus Clans are the Skaven clans that focus on the art of war. They are comprised of chittering hordes of Clanrats and Stormvermin, teeming swarms of matted fur and rusted blades that emerge from gnawholes to plague the Mortal Realms[1]


Age of Myth

Legend has it that the original Clans Verminus conisted of just two smaller clans - Clan Klaw and Clan Skarrik [4b]

Age of Chaos

As war rages across the Mortal Realms, Verminus and Clans Ikk go to war against each other with each holding four seats on the Council of Thirteen, the remaining seven other Great Clans scurry to ally with one side or the other and the conflict rages for twenty six years without a clear winner. Finally, Clans Pestilens assist Verminus by infecting their enemy with a variation on the frothjaw plague - over the next two years, the skaven of Ikk are transformed into ferocious animals, causing more havoc but eventually being culled. Yet the war between the clans continues. [4a]

Skreech Verminking arrives in the masterburrow, finding it torn apart by warfare. He reduces a number of the Lords of decay including Grand Clawlord Thrakk into slime with a twitch of his tail and orders that amusing as the war is to him and the Horned Rat, now the remaining skaven must focus on the other followers of Chaos and the remaining strongholds of Order.[4a]

Age of Sigmar

For many years Clawlord Splitfang has fought over the ruins of a duardin karak, but suddenly his Clans Eshin rivals depart leaving him to claim his new stronghold. Shortly after Stormcast Eternals of the Astral Templars arrive and overwhelm him and his fortress, any survivors are claimed by operatives of Clan Stryk.[4a]

Anvilheim is constructed unknowingly above the skaven war-burrow of Lurkspine and thirteen years after its construction, Verminus skaven arise from below, assisted not only by Grey Seers but also Skreech Verminking. Despite the formidable defence by the Anvils of the Heldenhammer, Freeguild and Ironweld Arsenal, the city is lost.[4a]


Verminus Clans consist of massive armies of Clanrats and elite Stormvermin led by ruthless warlords known as Clawlords. Clawlords are among the most territorial, belligerent and aggressive of all Skaven. They provide vast quantities of warriors and slaves that are needed for the continued existence of the Skavendom. While lacking in the arcane and technology they possess strength in sheer numbers. Thus the Grey Seers see them as an inexhaustible source of ratpower and even then leaders of the other types of Clans see the value of Stormvermin bodyguards or expendable regiments of Clanrats. The leaders of Verminus Clans do not see this as exploitation and would gladly send thousands of underlings to their deaths to put a member of another clan in debt. [4a][4b]


The known clans:


The skaven of the Verminus clans worship the Great Horned Rat as The Great Conqueror, the King of Lashes who commands them to tear enemies apart with claw and tooth and then feast on the corpses.[4a]


Name Faction Unit Species Description
Hakfang Skaven Verminus Clawlord Skaven Clawlord of Clan Mors who during the war for the Scabrous Sprawl back stabbed his former lord Skuttklaw and personally offered his corpse to the Verminlord Gnawsoul.
Hakkrit Skaven Verminus Clawlord Skaven Lord of Clan Fang and Member of the Council of Thirteen following his conquest of the city of Mausol.
Kretch Warpfang Skaven Verminus Clawlord Skaven Grand High Clawmaster of Clan Rictus.
Krrk the Almost-Trusted Skaven Verminus Clanrat Skaven Second in command to Warlord Skritch Spiteclaw who leads Spiteclaw's Swarm in the cursed city of Shadespire. He is a particularly cruel skaven - something of an achievement in such a twisted race.
Rikfang Skaven Verminus Clawlord Skaven Gnawmaster of Clan Rictus, assailed the Fyreslayer hold at Furios Peak in the Realm of Aqshy with a powerful force from his lair under the Cynder Peaks. He remains under the patronage of Kratterklaw.
Rikkit Skaven Verminus Clawlord Skaven known as Lash-Liege by his underlings, is a Skaven Clawlord of the Clans Verminus Clan Mekkrit.
Ripsnikk Skaven Verminus Clawlord Skaven Skaven Warlord that leads Ripsnikk's Raiders.
Skritch Spiteclaw Skaven Verminus Clawlord Skaven Clawlord that leads Spiteclaw's Swarm who are trapped in the cursed city of Shadespire.
Kratterklaw Skaven Verminus Verminlord Warbringer Verminlord The patron of Warlord Rikfang and who during the Realmgate Wars ordered him to attack the Vorstarg Lodge magmahold and bring sacrifices to him.
Skewerax Skaven Verminus Verminlord Warbringer Verminlord The Frenzy that Walked. The War-Shadow.


Image Unit Faction Grand
Clanrat M03.jpg
Clanrat Skaven Verminus Chaos Warscroll
Clawlord M03.jpg
Clawlord Skaven Verminus Chaos Warscroll
Skritch M01.jpg
Skritch Spiteclaw Skaven Verminus Chaos Warscroll
Spiteclaw's Swarm M01.jpg
Spiteclaw's Swarm Skaven Verminus Chaos Warscroll
Stormvermin M01 AoS.jpg
Stormvermin Skaven Verminus Chaos Warscroll
Verminlord Warbringer M01.jpg
Verminlord Warbringer Skaven Verminus Chaos Warscroll

See Also


Grand Alliances and factions
Order Collegiate Arcane - Darkling Covens - Daughters of Khaine - Devoted of Sigmar - Dispossessed - Eldritch Council - Free Peoples - Fyreslayers - Idoneth Deepkin - Ironweld Arsenal - Kharadron Overlords - Lion Rangers - Order Draconis - Order Serpentis - Phoenix Temple - Scourge Privateers - Seraphon - Shadowblades - Stormcast Eternals - Swifthawk Agents - Sylvaneth - Wanderers
Chaos Brayherds - Chaos Gargants - Daemons of Chaos - Daemons of Khorne - Daemons of Nurgle - Daemons of Tzeentch - Everchosen - Hosts of Slaanesh - Khorne Bloodbound - Monsters of Chaos - Nurgle Rotbringers - Skaven Eshin - Skaven Masterclan - Skaven Moulder - Skaven Pestilens - Skaven Skryre - Skaven Verminus - Slaves to Darkness - Thunderscorn - Tzeentch Arcanites - Warherds
Beasts of Chaos - Blades of Khorne - Disciples of Tzeentch - Maggotkin of Nurgle - Skaventide
Legion of Azgorh - Tamurkhan's Horde
Destruction Aleguzzler Gargants - Beastclaw Raiders - Bonesplitterz - Firebellies - Gitmob Grots - Greenskinz - Gutbusters - Ironjawz - Maneaters - Moonclan Grots - Spiderfang Grots - Troggoths
Gloomspite Gitz
Death Beasts of the Grave - Deadwalkers - Deathlords - Deathmages - Deathrattle - Flesh-Eater Courts - Nighthaunt - Ossiarch Bonereapers - Soulblight
Grand Host of Nagash - Legion of Blood - Legion of Grief - Legion of Night - Legion of Sacrament