There’s an unspoken agreement among Total War: Warhammer 2 players that the warpstone-huffing, warpstone-sniping, doomwheel-riding Clan Skyre got all the best toys, while all the other flavours of rat pal got their friendly pink noses rubbed in the dirt and told to deal with it. Well, the snuffly bin-lickers aren’t taking it anymore, and neither is modder GreyTiger. The Plagues of the Liber Bubonicus grants an Ikit Claw-style workshop to Clan Pesitlens in both Vortex and Mortal Empires campaigns, giving rat fanciers access to upgrades for clan-specific units.
The new mod “allows the player to spend food and a new warpstone gas resource to upgrade Clan Pestilens specific units,” says GreyTiger. “The units affected are Plague Monks, Censer Bearers, Plagueclaw Catapults, and a new unit: Scourge Sentinels. Each unit type supports three tiers of upgrades with each tier costing more food and warpstone gas than the last.”
The new mechanics, says GreyTiger, aren’t necessarily intended as a complete overhaul. Instead, the modder aims to make Clan Pestilens campaigns more interesting, giving them a fresh injection of fragrant verminous flavour.
Alongside the upgrades, Plagues of the Liber Bubonics also grants some powerful campaign abilities. “When you have invested in six upgrades you gain access to a new army plague ability that can be used once per battle to cause great damage and penalties to your enemies for a short period of time,” says the modder. “When you have invested in 12 upgrades (the maximum available) then you unlock a second more powerful army plague ability.”
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