Balthasar Gelt

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Balthasar Gelt
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Overview
FactionEmpire
CategoryEmpire legendary lord
Unit size1
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1000 (450)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 250
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 2766
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 65
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 34
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 34
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 38
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 30
Resistance magic.png Damage Resist Magic: 25
Resistance missile.png Damage Resist Missiles: 25
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 210
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 90
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
15%
Attributes
  • Encourages.png Encourage: This unit provides a Icon stat morale.pngleadership bonus to nearby allies. Units within range of both the Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Balthasar Gelt is an Empire Legendary Lord unit in Total War: Warhammer. In battle, Gelt is a powerful spellcaster but is not suited for melee combat.

Description[edit | edit source]

Balthasar Gelt's research into new formulations of black powder even made him popular with the Imperial Engineers School, an organisation that often dismisses magic as superstitious nonsense. However, during these studies, a freak explosion almost ended Balthasar's quest for knowledge forever. Somehow he survived, and from that day on has only ever been seen swathed in shimmering, metallic robes and wearing a golden face mask. Some say that beneath his mask his skin has turned pure gold, while others whisper than he is horribly disfigured, though the truth of the matter is known only to Balthasar. One thing is certain: the accident only furthered his will to succeed, and this determination increased his power to new heights. After defeating Thyrus Gormann of the Bright Order in a ritual magic duel, Balthasar became Supreme Patriarch of the Colleges of Magic, replacing the long-standing prominence of Fire with that of Metal. The way of fire is nothing compared to the fluid power of metal!

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Spells[edit | edit source]

Balthasar Gelt uses spells from the Lore of Metal.

Mounts[edit | edit source]

Mounts:

Campaign Effects[edit | edit source]

When picked as your starting legendary lord:

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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