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Houses and Gangs of Necromunda
There are technically seven criminal houses of Necromunda:
Not currently playable:
House Van Saar
House Aranthus (Fallen House)
For more information on each house, check out this video where I provide a bit more around the lore and historical relationships between the houses!
Fighter Classes, Traits, Skills and More!
ClassesBrawler class is a melee combat focused expert.
Role: Melee-focused combatant
Default weapon: Massive axe
Signature Skill: Death from Above – 30 AP; jumps from an elevated height and crashes down on opponents; causes stun effect; can be a little wonky since the command might no longer be there on your next turn
Career Perk 1: Armguards – 45% protection against all damage to both arms
Career Perk 2: Vigilant – -5 AP cost for ambush (the melee-version of overwatch)Deadeye class is a ranged focused class and plays the role of a sniper.
Default weapon: Lasgun
Signature Skill: Ascension – 15 AP; uses the grapnel to reach higher areas on the battlefield; does not trigger ambush or overwatch.
Career Skill 1: Grapnel Armor – +65% protection against all damage to the left arm.
Career Skill 2: Mono-sight: -5 AP cost for overwatch.
Heavy class is ranged fire support and can blow up barricades.
Role: Fire support and barricade destruction
Default weapon: Autocannon
Signature Skill: Heavy Barrage – 30 AP; an overwatch-type skill where you lay down fire on all enemies that move for three meters within the affected zone
Career Perk 1: Heavy Ordnance – +200% damage vs. destructible elements (i.e., barricades)
Career Perk 2: Weapons Expert – -5 AP cost for Field Repair (fixes jammed weapons)
Lay-Mechanic class is a support and can construct barricades and other helpful items.
Role: Utility support and constructor
Default weapon: Rivet Cannon
Signature Skill: Tinker – 10 AP; repair health dispensers and ziplines; permanently shut down sabotaged control stations
Career Perk 1: Servo-Arm – +45% protection against all damage to the left arm
Career Perk 2: Strongarm – -5 AP cost for disengage
Saboteur class focuses on using flamers, laying traps and sabotaging ziplines and elevators.
Role: Sabotages environment and lays traps
Default weapon: Dual Flamers
Signature Skill: Sabotage – 10 AP; can disable ziplines and health dispensers; can rig a control station to create a hazard zone/trap
Career Perk 1: Explosive Bracing – +10% protection against impact damage to the torso, arms, and legs
Career Perk 2: Carrier – -5 AP cost for carrying objects
When you create a new fighter you can select traits from each major group.
There are three major groups: Physical, Mental, and Martial each has multiple options within them that will impact your fighter and ultimately your play style with that fighter.
A) Resilient provides +3 toughness/max toughness
B) Athletic provides +3 strength/max strength
C) Healthy provides +1 agility/max agility, +1 strength/max strength, and +1 toughness/max toughness
D) Agile provides +3 agility/max agility
A) Clever provides +3 intelligence/max intelligence
B) Curious provides +1 willpower/max willpower, +1 intelligence/max intelligence, +1 alertness/max alertness
C) Observant provides +3 alertness/max alertness
D) Stoic provides +3 willpower/max willpower
A) Calculated provides +3 accuracy/max accuracy
B) Disciplined provides +3 melee prowess/max melee prowess
C) Focused provides +3 ranged aptitude/max ranged aptitude
D) Protean provides +1 melee prowess/max melee prowess, +1 ranged aptitude/max ranged aptitude, +1 accuracy/max accuracy
As you can see each trait helps focus the fighter in different directions. For example, if you choose the Brawler class you’ll want to focus on melee combat and select athletic or resilient and observant and disciplined. Alternatively, if you select Deadeye you’ll want to focus on ranged combat and pick agile or resilient and clever and focused.
Story Line Campaign [SPOILER ALERT]
I highly recommend you start your Necromunda experience by playing through the story line campaign which will teach you the basics. The story is written by a gaming and Warhammer author, Andy Chambers and follows three gang leaders from each respective house available to play at launch.
WARNING: The following includes SPOILERS to the main story line!
Chapter 1 Hive Quake
In the first mission, we take control of two Escher fighters, Kyra (Saboteur) and Vex (Heavy) who are on their way to meet their gang leader Tessera (Deadeye). This mission shows us the introductory controls and movement and allows us to get our hands dirty by taking on two enemies.
Chapter 2 The Secret
In the second mission, Tessera and her gang are ambushed by Orlocks for some unknown reason. This mission allows us to take on the maximum of 5 gangers with different classes and a few new abilities. Be sure to use your Grapnel skill on Tessera to hook up to the enemies!
Chapter 3 A Dependable Agent
In the third mission we need to fortify our position against incoming Goliath gangers and lay traps and fortifications. Once we clear out the Goliath, we’re able to meet with DeVos who can guide us into the Underhive towards ArcheoTech, very valuable technology.
Chapter 4 Rowdy Bois
The fourth mission allows us to take control of a Goliath gang where we attack the Escher taking our revenge. In the attack we find DeVos who tells of of Tess’s plan and provides us info on a way to catch up to her.
Chapter 5 All AboardThe only way to catch up to Tess and her Escher is to take a train straight into the depths of the Underhive. To do so, we have to prove our worth in the Arena!
Chapter 6 Into the Fire
The sixth mission we’re back to playing as the Tess and her Escher and take on two rival gangs in order to establish a new Hideout in the Underhive.
That’s all we are sharing today in Necromunda: Underhive Wars A Ganger’s Guide to the Underhive, if there are anything you want to add please feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll see you soon.
Credit to Shadowcoast
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