Gunslinger and Bounty Hunter

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Horn of the Abyss Only available when the unofficial expansion, Horn of the Abyss, is installed.
Factory creatures
Level 1
Halfling (Factory) Halfling Horn of the Abyss
Halfling Grenadier Halfling Grenadier Horn of the Abyss
Level 2
Mechanic Mechanic Horn of the Abyss
Engineer Engineer Horn of the Abyss
Level 3
Armadillo Armadillo Horn of the Abyss
Bellwether Armadillo Bellwether Armadillo Horn of the Abyss
Level 4
Automaton Automaton Horn of the Abyss
Sentinel Automaton Sentinel Automaton Horn of the Abyss
Level 5
Sandworm Sandworm Horn of the Abyss
Olgoi-Khorkhoi Olgoi-Khorkhoi Horn of the Abyss
Level 6
Gunslinger Gunslinger Horn of the Abyss
Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Horn of the Abyss
Level 7a
Couatl Couatl Horn of the Abyss
Crimson Couatl Crimson Couatl Horn of the Abyss
Level 7b
Dreadnought Dreadnought Horn of the Abyss
Juggernaut Juggernaut Horn of the Abyss
Castle Stronghold Inferno
Rampart Fortress Necropolis
Tower Conflux Dungeon
Factory Cove
 Cost per troop 


Attack 17
Defense 12
Damage 14–24
Health 45
Speed 7
Movement Ground
Size 1
Shots 16
Growth 2
AI Value 1351
 Special abilities:
Ranged attack
Preemptive shot once per round
Bounty Hunter
 Cost per troop 


Attack 18
Defense 14
Damage 14–24
Health 45
Speed 8
Movement Ground
Size 1
Shots 24
Growth 2
AI Value 1454
 Special abilities:
Ranged attack
Preemptive shot infinitely

Gunslingers and Bounty Hunters are level 6 creatures of Factory. They are recruited from the Watchtower.

Heroes with a specialty[edit]

  • Tancred Tancred the Mercenary has Gunslingers as a specialty, which increases the attack and defense skills of any Gunslingers or Bounty Hunters for each level attained after 6th level, and gives them a speed bonus of 1.

Special Ability: Preemptive Shot[edit]

Preemptive Shot triggers when the Gunslinger/Bounty Hunter is targeted by a ranged attack in combat, shooting their attacker with a ranged shot before the enemy has a chance to fire. There is a possibility that the whole attacking stack is killed by Preemptive Shot, therefore dealing no damage. Gunslingers can only do this once per round, while Bounty Hunters can do this an unlimited number of times.

Preemptive Shot works against all ranged shots, except ranged AoE attacks: Liches' Death Clouds and Magogs' Fireball Attacks, even if target Gunslingers or Bounty Hunters as a central hex.

Preemptive Shot does not trigger if the Gunslinger or Bounty Hunter is prevented from performing a ranged attack, such as if it is under the effect of the Forgetfulness spell or there is an enemy unit adjacent to it and the hero does not have the Bow of the Sharpshooter equipped.

So as to avoid Preemptive Shot, ranged wandering monsters often walk by land or cast spells (Storm and Ice Elementals) if you have Gunslingers or Bounty Hunters, instead of shooting.

Creatures whose ranged attacks are immune to Preemptive Shots

Official Renders[edit]

See also: