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.
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!
Balthasar Gelt uses spells from the Lore of Metal.
When picked as your starting legendary lord:
- Additional Starting Units
- Lord Effects
- Armour: +10 for all units (all forces)
- Upkeep: -50% for Battle Wizard heroes
- Battle Wizard Hero capacity: +2
- -20% Winds of Magic cost
- +10% artillery missile damage
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