The Skaven hordes are a force to be reckoned with, and in the Warhammer universe these rat men have some formidable leaders. Here our list of top Skaven you need to fear.
If you want a head cutting off, then Queek Headtaker is your rat. Raised from birth to be the ultimate Skaven warrior, he’s a bloodthirsty savage, renowned for his fiery temper and ability to survive any battle he’s thrown into. He has been trained all his life for martial perfection, assassination attempts being used as regular tests. Now a feared warlord, he collects a head from every challenger, all adding to the gory glory of his trophy rack. It’s no wonder that he’s one of the most feared Skaven, even Orcs give him a wide berth.
Throt is disgusting. He’s spent his entire life working for Clan Moulder, twisting and bending living flesh to his design. By using the warpstone to aid his efforts he himself has become twisted too, bone spines sprouting from his back and a third arm twisting its way out of his body. He leads an army of bloodthirsty creations, war-beasts and rat ogres that can overwhelm any foe. In his hands lies the terrifying Whip of Domination, a tool whose lash is so painful even his nerve-dead creations fear its dread touch.
Clan Eshin is the most secretive and hidden of the Skaven Clans, and Deathmaster Snikch is its paragon. You never know that Snikch is stalking you, until his blade severs your head from your body and his symbol is left beside you in your own blood. It is said that no lock can keep Snikch out, and no barrier can stop him. You can run from Snikch, but once he has been tasked with your removal it is merely a matter of time until your life ends at his blades. He is clad in the Cloak of Shadows, hiding him from scrying eyes and mists him from sight. Like a whisper in the wind, he’s there and then gone again, leaving only the macabre traces of his passing.
One of the most learned and powerful sorcerers, Ikit Claw has spent his entire unnaturally extended life in the study of magic. Leader of the Warlock Engineers of Clan Skyre, he tinkers and plots and creates arcane abominations that change the tide of battle in the Skaven’s favour. He is the mastermind behind the Doomwheel, a sight which drives a spike of fear into any opponent’s bowels. Scarred and wounded by fire, he has constructed a mask to cover his face from sight, and a large intricate claw to aid his ruined arm which contains many cunning contraptions. He also carries Storm-daemon, an obscene weapon he forged himself in the warpstone forges of Skavenblight.
There are those more powerful, but none are more cunning, ruthless, and devious than Grey Seer Thanquol. For ages he has guided the Skaven to aid his plans, taking charge of armies, razing enemies strongholds, and even turning his wrath against the Skaven themselves when he deemed it necessary. He is an extremely accomplished sorcerer, being partly responsible for summoning a huge Bloodthirster demon, one of the Blood God’s most mighty servants. Despite his prowess and ambition, many of his schemes have failed and he has lost much favour amongst the Skaven, but only a fool would underestimate Thanquol. His plans are vast and deep, and one day he’ll make all his enemies pay for doubting him! Especially Gotrek and Felix, they most of all will feel his wrath! YOU HEAR THAT! HE’LL MAKE YOU ALL PAY! Sorry, sorry, don’t know what came over us there.