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Skaven Elite Stormvermin Commander.jpg
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Not to be confused with the Stormfiend.

The Stormvermin is a type of Skaven Elite in Vermintide 2.

Also called "Blackfurs" by the Heroes, Stormvermin wear armor and carry halberds or a sword and shield. They are easily spotted by their red/orange armour and height, which makes them stand out among the Clanrats they are often seen with. Additionally, Stormvermin make up the Skaven patrols encountered during missions.

Background[edit | edit source]

Stormvermin are the fighting elite of the Skaven clans, marked out by crested helms, banded armour and rich red robes. Where other Skaven wield scavenged weapons, Stormvermin train in the use of heavy halberds, a single strike of which can slice through armour to the flesh and bone beneath.

Granted bravado by their warrior’s status, Stormvermin seldom shrink from the prospect of battle. Relying on armour to preserve them from harm, they attack unceasingly, using the halberd’s weight to batter aside the foe’s defences before landing a killing blow. A quick-witted warrior is often able to overcome a lone Stormvermin by focusing his blows where the armour is weak (the head). Alas, Stormvermin seldom attack alone, and placing a precision strike is all the harder when surrounded by a shrieking mass of Clanrats.

Varieties[edit | edit source]

Halberd[edit | edit source]

The standard Stormvermin carries a halberd, which gives him long reach and a slow, powerful overhead slam attack. The clothing underneath their armor is painted brightly red.

Shielded[edit | edit source]

Some Stormvermin carry a sword and metal shield. As opposed to the wooden shields carried by Clanrats and Bulwarks, the shields of Stormvermin don't break and give them the ability to block many blows, making it harder to take them head on. However, their attacks do not have the range or damage of a Halberd Stormvermin. Shielded Stormvermin can be distinguished from their kin by their orange armour.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Before getting close to them, Stormvermin often stand guard: being completely still with their head pointed upward. This allows for an easy head-shot, but be careful as the Stormvermin sometimes rotates his head.
  • The weak spot of Stormvermin is their head: head-shots with both ranged and melee is the best (and sometimes only) way to take them out. However, if your weapon has the Armour Piercing characteristic, body shots also work well.

Halberd[edit | edit source]

  • Halberd Stormvermin have an overhead slam which is best dodged, as the attack will often break your stamina bar and leave you exposed. During the overhead slam, Stormvermin have increased stagger resistance (comparable with the Monster class), so pushing them does not work and simply opens you up for a ton of damage.

Shielded[edit | edit source]

Skaven Elite Shieldvermin.jpg

  • Just like Halberd Stormvermin, the shielded version also stand guard. As they haven't equipped their shield during this time, they are open for both ranged head- and body-shots.
  • Their metal shields are unbreakable, but two pushes or attacks from Shield Breaking weapons opens them up for a short time.

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 Ribspreader • (Gatekeeper Naglfahr) • (Deathrattler) • RasknittNurgloth the Eternal