Fatshark have released their second character trailer for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, showcasing Kerillian the Waywatcher, who knows her way around a longbow and a pair of daggers. She makes up one fifth of Vermintide’s heroes – the others all due to get their turn in the spotlight in the coming weeks before the game’s 23 October launch.
Those vids will be landing at PCGamesN before anyone else, so if you want to stay abreast of exactly who’s rendering the rodent hordes asunder it’s worth hitting that handy YouTube link on the trailer above. Last week we debuted the trailer for Viktor the Witch Hunter.
So, who is Kerillian, other than the posessor of a disarming Scottish lilt and infinite arrows? Well, she’s the mysterious type. A Wood Elf who left her post at native Athel Loren, she counts every kill she makes but won’t tell you why. You know – that kind. Like all Wood Elves, she treats humans like ignorant little children and has the eyesight of a NASA cyborg.
Her loadout comprises a longbow with several arrow types for ranged combat, such as the armour-piercing Bodkin variety and Swiftshivers, of which many can be fired at once to rain down on foes. the Hangbane arrow comes dipped in a noxious poison, and the Trueflight type’s there for common-or-garden ranged kills.
For melee kills, Kerillan favours a dual-blade style, although she’s also able to wield a single Elven short sword. Or, if you fancy, one dagger and one shortsword for unique melee combos.
Here’s what Fatshark have to say about her over on the game’s official site:
“Waywatchers like to keep their distance while fighting, picking off enemies before they even realize they are in danger. They are exceptionally skilled with a bow, and often use different types of arrows to take down their foes before they come within arm’s reach. If any of her enemies are lucky enough to avoid an Elven shaft between the eyes, Kerillian will switch to her double daggers and swiftly hack, stab and slash a path through them, leaving a trail of bloody corpses in her wake. Occasionally, Kerillian will opt for a more strength-focused approach to her fighting, picking up one or even two short swords and taking down multiple foes in once slice.”