Scavengers are the first unit available to the Beast Horde and like the Human Nomad, they are free. Starting with the Bonesword, they are not as strong and resilient as other units they are quite effective in early game play. These are not the ideal units to use when going after enemy buildings or siege as their modifier is moderately lower than their base damage output. Their real power lies in their ability to hurt non-siege units. Scavengers are often used to build a sublair or a burrow in later game play.