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Not to be confused with Diplomatic traits.

Character traits are special character modifiers that can be obtained in the course of the campaign, depending on the character's performance. At least one trait is given to a character upon recruitment, with the remainder acquired through activity in the campaign. Up to 50 traits can be added to a character.

Please see Legendary Lord character traits for a list of character traits which are specific to Legendary Lords, or require defeating certain Legendary Lords.

List[edit | edit source]

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Hero traits[edit | edit source]

Champion traits[edit | edit source]

Champion heroes
Empire Captain, Wight King, Thane, Paladin, Exalted Hero, Branchwraith
Name Effect Description
Stickler Training action: Experience per turn is increased by an additional +5 Do the job, and do it well.
Martinet Training action: Experience per turn is increased by an additional +7 The only way to slay the monsters beyond our walls is through military rigour and discipline.
Drillmaster Training action: Experience per turn is increased by an additional +10 I'll march them until their feet bleed and then they'll do it some more!
Enabler Inspire Populace action: Public order is increased by +1 Empower the folk and they will stay loyal.
Patron Inspire Populace action: Public order is increased by +2 Who deserves my patronage?
Benefactor Inspire Populace action: Public order is increased by a further +3 If this man showers them with gifts they may thank him… or not.
Intimidating Assault Units action: Additional casualties inflicted: +5% To intimidate; to make them fear. That is a sign of true power.
Cruel Assault Units action: Additional casualties inflicted: +10% They say be cruel to be kind…
Terrifying Assault Units action: Additional casualties inflicted: +15% You will lead them to the End Times - oh, master of fear and terror.
Pitiless Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +5% Do not waste time with pity, there is nothing to be gained from such a pointless emotion.
Callous Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +10% A callous side will serve him well.
Merciless Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +15% Mercy is for the weak and the foolish.
Protector Discourage Populace action: Public order is decreased by a further -1 I am the shield that surrounds my realm.
Shelterer Discourage Populace action: Public order is decreased by a further -2 Should the folk live defenceless and in squalor they will turn to other, darker forces.
Saviour Discourage Populace action: Public order is decreased by a further -3 Dark clouds gather in the north; the world needs a saviour.
Vicious Assault Garrison action: Additional casualties inflicted: +15% Some folk call me vicious. I'll scoop out the eyes of any who utter it in my presence.
Violent Assault Garrison action: Additional casualties inflicted: +30% Violence solves everything!
Frenzied Assault Garrison action: Additional casualties inflicted: +45% Blood! Slaughter! Blood!

Dignitary traits[edit | edit source]

Dignitary heroes
Warrior Priest, Vampire
Name Effect Description
Reverent Heal Troops action: Replenishment rate is increased by an additional +5% The gods are real and they watch us. Show them due reverence!
Believer Heal Troops action: Replenishment rate is increased by an additional +10% Believing is not an issue, it is catching their attention - for there are so many voices that call out to the Gods.
True Believer Heal Troops action: Replenishment rate is increased by an additional +15% He has sent me a message to deliver, and it is doom.
Respectful Pray action: Growth is increased by an additional +1 A healthy respect of the myriad gods is better than none at all.
Religious Pray action: Growth is increased by an additional +2 Yes, pray or beseech your God - he may even hear you.
Pious Pray action: Growth is increased by an additional +3 There was once an Emperor who became known as the Pious, and his legend lives on.
Meddler Demoralise Army action: Leadership is modified by an additional -2 Dissuade and obfuscate - let them know the true cost of war.
Provocateur Demoralise Army action: Leadership is modified by an additional -4 Did you know the Bogenhafen Jagers get far more crowns in their purses than you? How is that fair?
Doomsayer Demoralise Army action: Leadership is modified by an additional -6 The End Times are coming. Tell them there is little point in fighting anymore - deep down they already know that.
Venal Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +5% If ever there was a smiling assassin, it was him.
Treacherous Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +10% You have traitor's blood running in your veins, as your fallen friends know only too well.
Betrayer Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +15% The art of the Betrayer is to unveil your true motives at the moment that can do the most damage to your victim.
Doubter Inhibit action: Growth is decreased by an additional -1 Let him hamper the enemy's resolve by sowing doubt.
Whisperer Inhibit action: Growth is decreased by an additional -2 Good! A whisper in the ear of an influential lieutenant can do as much damage as Casandora's Comet.
Subverter Inhibit action: Growth is decreased by an additional -3 Subvert expectations by keeping the truth in shadow and the enemy will remain naïve.
Teller of Tales
Devout of Sigmar (Empire)
Damage Building action: Additional damage caused: +5% Tell the legends of old, inspire the rabble… and give them false hope.
Live by the creed of the Heldenhammer. (Empire)
Communicator
Fervent of Sigmar (Empire)
Damage Building action: Additional damage caused: +10% In the Old World, there is no need for lies - simply telling the fools the truth will inspire the greatest fear.
Die by the creed of the Heldenhammer. (Empire)
Propagandist
Fanatic of Sigmar (Empire)
Damage Building action: Additional damage caused: +15% This dignitary spreads propaganda far and wide, and they will say he speaks for the gods.
Glory in the creed of the Heldenhammer. (Empire)

Engineer heroes[edit | edit source]

These traits only apply to Master Engineers
Name Effect Description
Rugged Heavy Lifting action: Movement is increased by a further +5% Roll up those sleeves and get stuck in.
Muscular Heavy Lifting action: Movement is increased by a further +10% He has an excellent physique, put it to good use!
Colossal Heavy Lifting action: Movement is increased by a further +15% Such a colossal form - no wonder they call him "mountain-breaker".
Sharp Knuckle Down action: Construction cost is modified by an additional -5% Your mind is as articulate as the machines you fashion.
Astute Knuckle Down action: Construction cost is modified by an additional -10% From just a glance the Engineer knows the best deployment positions to maximise the chances of victory.
Shrewd Knuckle Down action: Construction cost is modified by an additional -15% A shrewd man can easily outwit those who think in more linear ways.
Falsifier Sabotage action: Movement range is modified by an additional -5% Altering plans, or placing enemy war machines at the wrong elevation - these small things can bring ruin.
Seditious Sabotage action: Movement range is modified by an additional -10% Yes, inspect the enemy weapons, find their weaknesses and exploit them.
Saboteur Sabotage action: Movement range is modified by an additional -15% I don't just throw a spanner in the works, but the wrench and the whole Taal-damned toolbox as well!
Cutthroat Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +5% I ain't got time for finesse, not when a deep slice across the throat does the job just as well.
Murderer Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +10% Murder those in power and watch the powerless quail.
Assassin Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +15% I care not if it's Khorne or Morr that calls for this body, all I know if that they are destined to die by my blade.
Fudger Tinker action: Enemy ranged ammunition: -5% This man will find where the enemy manufacture their weapons and meddle in their production.
Tinkerer Tinker action: Enemy ranged ammunition: -10% The trouble with your kind is you can't stop tinkering - then again, if it's the enemy's gear then go ahead.
Wrecker Tinker action: Enemy ranged ammunition: -15% Just wreck it all!
Vandal Damage walls: Additional wall breaches: +1 When you know where the loose stones and duff foundations are, then you are more than a mere vandal.
Sapper Damage walls: Additional wall breaches: +2 The occupants remain unaware until the roof comes thundering down - now that is a skill!
Underminer Damage walls: Additional wall breaches: +3 Mining under walls and buildings to weaken their foundations - there is only one race that could do it so well…

Runesmith traits[edit | edit source]

These traits, naturally, only apply to Runesmiths.
Name Effect Description
Eldritch-Sense Awareness action: Enemy Hero success chance: -5% Dwarfs may not wield magic like other wizards, but they can sense its presence by the twitching of their whiskers.
Arcane Awareness Awareness action: Enemy Hero success chance: -10% He knows the smell of magic. All Runesmiths are trained to recognise its stench.
Wind Watcher Awareness action: Enemy Hero success chance: -15% Those that watch for the Winds to change are forewarned of the storm.
Arcane Warder Runic Seal action: Enemy Hero success chance: -5% A Runesmith's first duty is to protect home and hearth.
Runic Sealer Runic Seal action: Enemy Hero success chance: -10% That rune is sealed, lad - no urk spell will move it now.
Master Ward-smith Runic Seal action: Enemy Hero success chance: -15% Master of Wards - a great title for a powerful Dwarf.
Scroll-Writer Block Magic: Enemy Winds of Magic power reserve: -2 This man authors the scroll of banishment that will send the Winds scurrying away.
Wind Becalmer Block Magic: Enemy Winds of Magic power reserve: -4 If the Winds of Magic cannot blow stronger than a breeze then the enemy's magic-users will struggle.
Drain Magic Block Magic: Enemy Winds of Magic power reserve: -6 By Valaya, I'll drain every drop of magic from around that host; no rivers or streams or even the stones shall harbour it!
Rune Striker Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +5% Strike the runes and make the urk lords pay!
Rune Smiter Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +10% Use Morgrim's words and sigils to smite the enemy, and bring forth a reckoning!
Rune Slayer Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +15% As Kragg the Grim once did, so shall I... dreng them all!
Runic Defender Runic Protection action: Reduces Corruption by +1 Placing Runic Wards across the province will stifle the enemy's power.
Runic Protector Runic Protection action: Reduces Corruption by +2 Runes can protect against arcane onslaughts, hindering the urks' own magic users.
Spell-Drainer Runic Protection action: Reduces Corruption by +3 As Valaya taught, the best offense is to sap the enemy of will and power.
Rune Hammerer Damage Settlement action: Additional damage done to buildings: +5% When I strike my runic hammer, buildings will shatter.
Valaya's Hexer Damage Settlement action: Additional damage done to buildings: +10% Send the enemy Hold cursed runes to spoil their meat and weaken their walls.
Runic Despoiler Damage Settlement action: Additional damage done to buildings: +15% The Runes of Morgrim, son of Grimnir, when hammered onto an Anvil of Doom, will cause the pitiful urk defences to crumble.

Spies[edit | edit source]

Spy heroes
Witch Hunter, Goblin Big Boss, Banshee, Waystalker
Name Effect Description
Investigator Guard action: Enemy Hero success chance: -5% No spy should take anything at face value. Investigate to see what the enemy truly plans.
Stalker Guard action: Enemy Hero success chance: -10% This man stalks the enemy, and reports back - intelligence gathering is as important as wielding a blade on the battlefield.
Blackmailer Guard action: Enemy Hero success chance: -15% There are many ways to bring the foe to battle; blackmailing the commander is but one.
Scout Scout action: Enemy Hero success chance: -5% Scout the land and ready the way.
Expert Scout Scout action: Enemy Hero success chance: -10% This scout has the gift of tracking - spying out the land and preparing it for your allies.
Far-Sighted Scout action: Enemy Hero success chance: -15% While I am no Elf, I can still spy when a leaf slips from a tree branch 200 paces away.
False Supplier Block Army action: Movement range is modified by an additional -5% Good-good, let him inveigle himself in their supply chain and sell them flawed stock.
False Quartermaster Block Army action: Movement range is modified by an additional -10% Falsify stock reports and under-order essential items - that will hinder them.
Contaminator Block Army action: Movement range is modified by an additional -15% Contaminate, pollute, taint and soil…
Purveyor of Poisons Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +5% The concoction and implementation of poisons takes delicate hands.
Ingenious Poisoner Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +10% I have not met an apothecary that could detect this… and if I had he would be my first victim!
Master of Poisons Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +15% Malefic Lords are the most unassuming of us all, and yet they carry deadly toxins to be disbursed at their will.
Spotter Infiltrate action: Enemy income modified by a further -5% Spot the foe, seek their lands and make them pay.
Outrider Infiltrate action: Enemy income modified by a further -10% Ride out to enemy territory, so we may form a better picture .
Vanguardian Infiltrate action: Enemy income modified by a further -15% To be at the vanguard of the action, to know what the enemy does before they do - that is the true nature of a master spy.
Defacer Damage walls: Additional wall breaches: +1 Yes, scrawl fell runes and horrific messages into the walls of their homesteads and lairs - make them fear us!
Wall Cracker Damage walls: Additional wall breaches: +2 Without homes, the will of the foe will crumble - just like the foundations of their settlements!
Wall Smasher Damage walls: Additional wall breaches: +3 Smash apart their towns - bring the populace to their knees!
Honest Face
Glamour (Vampire Counts)
Chance of being wounded after failure: -2% An honest face is an unmemorable one.
A mere trifling glamour is all that is needed to fool the peasants. (Vampire Counts)
Unremarkable Face
Trickery (Vampire Counts)
Chance of being wounded after failure: -4% There is nothing to see here…
A dash of Dark Magic and charm and the mortals will be dazzled.(Vampire Counts)
Faceless
Deception (Vampire Counts)
Chance of being wounded after failure: -6% Become part of the crowd and no one will ever suspect.
To deceive mortals is as easy as eating them. (Vampire Counts)

Wizard heroes[edit | edit source]

Wizard heroes
Battle Wizard, Damsel, Chaos Sorcerer, Shaman, Necromancer. Spellsinger
Name Effect Description
Timely Scouting action: Magic item drop chance is increased by an additional +5% A wizard arrives neither late nor…
Golden Scouting action: Magic item drop chance is increased by an additional +10% The opportunities to aid this army with magical assistance are considerable.
Fortuitous Scouting action: Magic item drop chance is increased by an additional +15% The Winds blow strong; ensure your allies feel it too.
Smart Planning action: Construction cost is modified by an additional -5% Sadly, not all magic-users are as smart or well-read as this advocate.
Well-Read Planning action: Construction cost is modified by an additional -10% The many tomes they have studied, the years of decoding grimoires - such experience is needed now.
Genius Planning action: Construction cost is modified by an additional -15% This one's memory never fails - he can recall every spell and cantrip he has ever read.
Magical Rage Assault Units action: Additional casualties inflicted: +5% Never anger a wizard - especially a pyromancer - for their tempers run as hot as their magic.
Magical Storm Assault Units action: Additional casualties inflicted: +10% A Storm of Magic brews; let the enemy taste its might!
Magical Tempest Assault Units action: Additional casualties inflicted: +15% There are magic-users that will stand in the eye of the storm to bring vengeance upon the enemy.
Arcane Killer Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +5% Why bother with blade or arrow, when a simple spell will suffice?
Magical Assassin Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +10% Not all assassins need to get close to kill, especially when arcane rites are involved.
Eldritch Assassin Assassinate action: Additional chance of killing target: +15% A promise to a Daemon, or the use of his name, is all that is needed to remove a foe from this mortal plane.
Channeller Magical Interference: Enemy Winds of Magic power reserve: -5% Those that can channel the Winds will best the foe.
Wind-leech Magical Interference: Enemy Winds of Magic power reserve: -10% To funnel the Winds of Magic is not without risk - should a Daemon take an interest the stakes are a mortal's very soul!
Arcane Beacon Magical Interference: Enemy Winds of Magic power reserve: -15% Like moths to candlelight, your power burns bright, a beacon of immortal concerns.
Magic Missile Damage Buildings action: Additional damage caused: +5% Balls of fire or bolts of pure light - magic missiles have always been a popular spell in a magic-user's repertoire.
Direct Damager Damage Buildings action: Additional damage caused: +10% Why trifle with spells of illusion or mind control, simply strike the enemy down!
Despoiler Damage Buildings action: Additional damage caused: +15% Spells of desolation and death, purple suns and pits of eternal darkness - such is the power of magic.

Personality traits[edit | edit source]

Personality traits are a broad category that applies in a more general fashion than dedicated military traits.

General[edit | edit source]

Traits in this category can spawn regardless of faction or type of character.
Name Effect Description
Bibulous
Grog-Drinker (Greenskins)
Carnal Imbiber (Vampire Counts)
Enemy Hero action success chance: -5%
Chance of wounding enemy Hero during hostile action: +5%
A sober agent is more functional and competent, but is he more fun? (Humans)
"Dat Boy got a mug of Grog on 'im again - daft bugga's always smashed." (Greenskins)
This vampire would bathe in rivers of blood, if he could. (Vampire Counts)
Lively Campaign movement range: +5% Full of life, eh? That can be cured…
Energetic Chance of wounding enemy Hero during hostile action: +5%
Campaign movement range: +5%
There is a fission of power about him.
Vital Enemy Hero action success chance: -5%
Chance of wounding enemy Hero during hostile action: +5%
Campaign movement range: +5%
Ghyran runs through his veins.
Fears Chaos Unit Leadership against Chaos: -10% The Ruinous Powers will be his undoing!
Fears Dwarfs Unit Leadership against Dwarfs: -10% The bearded ones have sworn this one's death!
Fears Greenskins Unit Leadership against Greenskins: -10% The brutality of the Greenskins is to be rightly feared.
Fears Humans Unit Leadership against Empire and other human factions: -10% There is a reason the Dark Gods are hell-bent on the destruction of man…
Fears Vampires Unit Leadership against Vampire Counts: -10% You are right to fear the Undead, for they wish an Unliving hell on us all!
Hates Chaos Unit Leadership against Chaos: +5% The Chaos Gods and their unholy servants will pay!
Hates Dwarfs Unit Leadership against Dwarfs: +5% The Dwarfs cling to the mountain roots like parasites - this fellow will purge them!
Hates Greenskins Unit Leadership against Greenskins: +5% He despises the Orcs and their foul kin as all right-thinking beings should.
Hates Humans Unit Leadership against Empire and other human factions: +5% Men are little more than plague-ridden dogs - put them out of their misery!
Hates Vampires Unit Leadership against Vampire Counts: +5% The von Carsteins have crossed us - bring wrath upon their cursed bloodline!
Procrastinator Campaign movement range: -5% Thinking about something is not the same as doing it.
Lazy Enemy Hero action success chance: +5%
Campaign movement range: -5%
Why should I stir? Do my followers not work in my stead?
Indolent Enemy Hero action success chance: +5%
Campaign movement range: -10%
Nurgle would bless his indolence if it didn't breed such incompetence!
Lewd Public order: -1 Hmm… such lusty humour and behaviour should remain in the taverns.
Lecherous Public order: -2 Come stand by me, yes - let me drink in that fine body of yours.
Perverted Public order: -3 You have Slaanesh's wandering eye, my lord.
Likes Chaos Unit Leadership against Chaos: -5% Beseech the Dark Gods.
Likes Dwarfs Unit Leadership against Dwarfs: -5% The Dawi are a staunch ally.
Likes Greenskins Unit Leadership against Greenskins: -5% Bring them war and the Orcs will thank you.
Likes Humans Unit Leadership against Empire and other human factions: -5% Only by uniting the nations can mankind hope to thrive.
Likes Vampire Counts Unit Leadership against Vampire Counts: -5% We all die eventually, better to bring the masters of death to the cause sooner rather than later.
Fortunate Hero action success chance: +5% Fortune favours the bold… or is it the foolish?
Lucky Hero action success chance: +10% Finally made some armour saves did you?
Blessed by Ranald (Humans)
Tzeentch's Luck (Chaos)
Bugrit! (Dwarfs)
Lucky Git! (Greenskins)
Lahmia's Fortune(Vampire Counts)
Hero action success chance: +15% Ranald smiles - give thanks to the God of Thieves and Gamblers! (Humans)
The fates conspire to aid him. (Chaos)
An invocation against ill-luck, thereby - in Dawi logic - making the Dwarf lucky. (Dwarfs)
Mork must like 'im. (Greenskins)
Lahmians make their own luck, as you do (Vampire Counts)
Sober Enemy Hero action success chance: -3%
Chance of wounding enemy Hero during hostile action: +3%
Good - do not fog the mind with ale, wine of even grog!
Abstemious Enemy Hero action success chance: -3%
Campaign movement range: +5%
To deny the grape and the hop is to enrich the soul.
Abstinent Enemy Hero action success chance: -3%
Campaign movement range: +10%
I haven't touched a drop - water is my ale and the spilling of blood the only joy I can drink to.
Unlucky Hero action success chance: -5% Oh dear…
Hapless Hero action success chance: -10% Some would call it incompetence, but it's just unfortunate.
Cursed Hero action success chance: -15% Don't listen to the whispers that call him cursed… it may be true, but still, do not listen.

Chaos traits[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Description
Dread Aspect Enemy Leadership: -3 His is a figure that inspires dread.
Abhorrent Aspect Enemy Leadership: -6 Yesss, recoil from me, know this face will be the last thing you see!
Horrifying Aspect Enemy Leadership: -9 There are many horrors in this world. He is one of them.
Fury of Khorne Melee damage bonus: +5 This mortal has a fury to match the Blood God.
Rage of Khorne Melee damage bonus: +10 A rage burns deep in their soul.
Wrath of Khorne Melee damage bonus: +15 Wipe them out, bring vengeance and slaughter on all!
Shroud of Chaos Corruption (Chaos): +3 You wear upon you a shroud of darkness - Chaos surrounds you, but will the Gods smile?
Mantle of Chaos Corruption (Chaos): +6 Upon me the Mantle of Chaos, and the eyes of the Gods.
Infused with Chaos Corruption (Chaos): +9 Mortals infused with Chaos will either succumb to Spawndom or be elevated to Daemonhood.
Plotter of Tzeentch Horde building construction cost: -5% Plots within plots; plans within plans.
Schemer of Tzeentch Horde building construction cost: -10% To scheme is to court the eye of the Feathered Lords.
Manipulator of Tzeentch Horde building construction cost: -15% For most mortals, the labyrinthine schemes of Tzeentch are all but impossible to implement… for most…
Fetor of Nurgle Public order: -1 He carries the stink of the Plague God.
Reek of Nurgle Public order: -2 To reek of Nurgle is to smell of a million rotten, festering corpses.
Stench of Nurgle Public order: -3 Should he wear the Plaguefather's stench, then he will be rewarded, even if others run to the end of the world.
Charmer of Slaanesh Horde growth: +3 No subtlety has Khorne… but Slaanesh has plenty, his champions will charm and coerce their targets.
Allurer of Slaanesh Horde growth: +6 He has a gift to offer - a kiss or suggestive look that will lead follower or enemy alike to our cause.
Tempter of Slaanesh Horde growth: +9 The temptations of flesh or finance are manifold and tools to be used by the canny.
Touched by the Gods Leadership: -2 The Gods have taken an interest. Best not disappoint them.
Altered by the Gods Leadership: -4 This one's destiny has been tampered by the Gods.
Utter Insanity Leadership: -6 The truth of all reality has been whispered to him, by the thirsting, laughing Gods. Utter insanity awaits!
Words of Torment Enemy Leadership: -2
Corruption (Chaos): +2
Speak words of torment, to taunt and aggravate the foe.
Words of Suffering Enemy Leadership: -4
Corruption (Chaos): +4
Suffer those who hear foul utterances!
Words of Agony Enemy Leadership: -6
Corruption (Chaos): +6
Such is the power of his words that they inflict physical and mental anguish on those who listen.

Dwarfs traits[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Description
Grumbler Campaign movement range: -5% In my day, Orcs were much harder to kill, not like these green pansies we face now.
Cantankerous Campaign movement range: -7% The older Dwarfs get, the more tetchy and cantankerous they become, but don't we all?
Bad-tempered Campaign movement range: -10% The longer the beard, the more bad-tempered a Dawi is!

Vampire Counts traits[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Description
Dark Presence Corruption (Vampiric): +2 The veneer of aristocracy and unholy power surrounds him.
Dark Supremacy Corruption (Vampiric): +4 He holds a supreme power that will force both ally and foe into submission.
Dark Majesty Corruption (Vampiric): +6 Glory in your dark majesty, my lord.
Dread Incarnate Enemy Leadership: -3 They will tremble, my lord, oh, they will fear!
Fear Incarnate Enemy Leadership: -6 I am the terror that haunts in the night.
Terror Incarnate Enemy Leadership: -9 Let the smallfolk quail, let them wet their beds at the mention of my name, let them know I haunt their nightmares.
Cursed Melee damage bonus: +3
Leadership: -3
The Hunger consumes him - it is no gift of everlasting life of preternatural abilities - it is a curse!
Insane Melee damage bonus: +6
Leadership: -6
Insanity follows in his footsteps. It has always shadowed the von Carsteins, just ask Konrad…
Bestial Melee damage bonus: +9
Leadership: -9
Should he fail to control such urges, insanity will follow and then regression to a more bestial form.

Lord-specific[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Description
Bereft Enemy Hero action success chance: +5% Someone close has been gathered by Morr.
Bereaved Enemy Hero action success chance: +7% He is a shadow of his former-self, struck down by bereavement.
Heartbroken Enemy Hero action success chance: +10% A broken heart will take more than magic to mend.
Bold Enemy Hero action success chance: -5%
Melee attack bonus: +3
No craven is he!
Brave Enemy Hero action success chance: -10%
Melee attack bonus: +5
Insane courage! Clearly he rolled a double-1…
Fearless Enemy Hero action success chance: -15%
Melee attack bonus: +7
Nothing can cow this one.
Fearful Enemy Hero action success chance: +5%
Leadership: -3
He has the staunchness of a Goblin.
Cowardly Enemy Hero action success chance: +10%
Leadership: -3
The rumours say he tends to spoil his breeches whenever the war horns sound.
Craven Enemy Hero action success chance: +15%
Leadership: -3
There are many horrors stalking the Old World, and this one is afraid of all of them.
Untrustworthy Income from all buildings: -5% Check your pockets after talking to him, they maybe a few crowns lighter.
Dishonest Income from all buildings: -10% The truth is never easy to come by.
Deceiver Income from all buildings: -15% A liar, a deceiver, a false witness - all abilities we could use.
Sweary Public order: -1 Keep an eye on this potty-mouth.
Vulgar Public order: -2 Such language would make a High Elf faint.
Foul-Mouthed Public order: -3 I'll ***** you! Then *********! And as Sigmar is my witness, ********* your soul forever!
Keen Unit Leadership modifier while attacking: +5% This one is keen, use him well.
Fervourous Leadership: +3
Unit Leadership modifier while attacking: +10%
His passion for his God and the battles-to-come is contagious.
Battle-Lust Leadership: +3
Unit Leadership modifier while attacking: +15%
Far from a coward - he lusts for battle, for violence, for blood.
Punter Income from all buildings: -5% Give me those knucklebones - what's the game? Anything but a one?
Gambler Income from all buildings: -10% He'll gamble away a kingdom if you let him.
Ruled by Ranald (humans)
The Great Gamble (Chaos)
Dari-Maker (Dwarfs)
Highrolla' (Greenskins)
Income from all buildings: -15% Ahh, a Champion of the God of Tricksters, Thieves and Gamblers if ever I saw one! (humans)
The Chaos Gods approve of risk, but will their gifts be generous or deliberating. (Chaos)
Dwarfs tend to eschew risk, but not you. (Dwarfs)
Yoo's a bit 'andy with dem knucklebones. (Greenskins)
Amorous Campaign movement range: -5% The desires of the body should not be resisted, according to a certain Dark Prince.
Insatiable Campaign movement range: -5%
Leadership: +3
He has a weakness for flesh, but don't we all?
Cad Campaign movement range: -10%
Leadership: +3
Adulterous and dishonourable, if this is how treats women can he be trusted in any other aspect?
Trustworthy Income from all buildings: +5% Trusted - a clean soul to be tarnished.
Honest Income from all buildings: +10% Shallya blesses such an honest face.
Upright Income from all buildings: +15% Incorruptible? There are many immortal beings that will consider that a challenge.
Not Quite Right Leadership: -3 His mind has been touched by something.
Dangerous Leadership: -6 Unpredictable and dangerous, just how you like them?
Unhinged Leadership: -9 He should be placed in the sanatorium, and the key thrown away.
Beast Caller
(Vampire Counts only)
Monster melee attack bonus: +3 As the Vampire howls, Undead things answer back.
Beast Summoner
(Vampire Counts only)
Monster melee attack bonus: +6 The Undead lord can not only summon the dead, but the creatures of the night also.
Beast Master
(Vampire Counts only)
Monster melee attack bonus: +9 The Vampire's dominion over beasts is absolute.
Student of the Black Arts
(Vampire Counts only)
Ability: "Master of the Black Arts" +1 A student of the forbidden mysteries, yet not limited to a mortal span, so plenty of time to learn.
Scholar of the Black Arts
(Vampire Counts only)
Ability: "Master of the Black Arts" +1
Winds of Magic power reserve: +10
A scholar of darker arts and rituals first conducted by Nagash.
Master of the Black Arts
(Vampire Counts only)
Ability: "Master of the Black Arts" +1
Winds of Magic power reserve: +15
A master indeed - to rival the Great Necromancer himself?
Dark Acolyte
(Vampire Counts only)
Invocation of Nehek cooldown: -10% Some Vampires have an affinity for Necromantic magic beyond their peers.
Summon Creatures of the Night
(Vampire Counts only)
Melee attack for Dire Wolves and Fell Bats units: +10% Only the direst of all Undead creatures will come to this summons.

Hero-specific[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Description
Foolish Hero action success chance: -3% Every village or camp has its fool - that's this fellow!
Loony Hero action success chance: -6% Touched by Morrslieb but with none of the menace…
Insane Hero action cost modifier: +10%
Hero action success chance: -6%
Maybe he comprehended the nature of Chaos, or simply drank too much fungus brew? Either way - he's insane!

Religious traits[edit | edit source]

These traits can apply to non-priestly characters.
Name Effect Description
Respectful Corruption reduction: +2 While not a member of Sigmar's clergy, he certainly wishes no ill.
Religious Public order: +1
Corruption reduction: +4
The sign of the hammer is a holy symbol, the only one this man will recognise.
Pious Public order: +2
Corruption reduction: +6
You do not have to don the robes of a Warrior Priest to be a zealot of Sigmar.
Reverent Corruption reduction: +2 There are many gods to worship.
Believer Public order: +1
Corruption reduction: +4
Best give blessings to them all, for you never know in whose hands fate will guide you.
True Believer Public order: +2
Corruption reduction: +6
All gods are equal in this man's view.

Lord traits[edit | edit source]

The traits in the following categories apply to lords leading armies.

Governance traits[edit | edit source]

These apply to provinces and the realm on the campaign map.
Name Effect Description
Inefficient Administrator Income from province buildings: -4% Improvements could be made…
Incompetent Administrator Income from province buildings: -8% In a competent administration where do you hide the brides?
Clueless Administrator Income from province buildings: -12% An officious tone and condescending nature can cover up such ineptitude.
Administrator Income from province buildings: +4% Shuffling paper. Someone has to be good at it…
Good Administrator Income from province buildings: +8% The realm needs good administrators as well as good generals and warriors.
Expert Administrator Income from province buildings: +12% He is highly efficient when collecting taxes, organising the watch and other civil matters. The realm can only prosper.
Builder Construction cost modifier: -5% Build upon the bones and remnants of your fallen enemies!
Engineer Construction cost modifier: -10% Ah, lad, an engineer knows the sweet spot in any building!
Architect Construction cost modifier: -15% To plan buildings from the ground up… that is a strange concept in these parts.
Strict Construction cost modifier: -5% Regimes cannot be maintained without strict discipline.
Bossy (Greenskins) Growth +30 (local province)

Obedience +1 (local province)

Dat's right, boss 'em around
Severe
Really Bossy (Greenskins)
Construction cost modifier: -15%
Growth: +5
A wise move, my lord, a severe aspect demands respect.
Got yer bossy 'at on 'ave yer? (Greenskins)
Authoritarian
Bossiest (Greenskins)
Public order: +1
Income from all buildings: +5%
Public order: +2
My word is law!
Right yoo lot, listen up!(Greenskins)
Bribable Income from all buildings: -5% Yes, take the bribes, there is no room in this world for those of a scrupulous disposition.
Perfidious Income from all buildings: -10% Of course, I am trustworthy… we just need to negotiate the cost of that trust.
Corrupt Income from all buildings: -15% This isn't corruption on the scale of losing your soul to the Ruinous Powers; no, this is merely a bit of creative accounting.
Farmer Income from all buildings: +10% There's honour in laying down your arms and taking up a hoe… I suppose.
Estate Owner Income from all buildings: +20% Gather your estates and produce bounty, for when the war comes who will collect the harvest?
Land Magnate Income from all buildings: +30% Accruing land is a game for nobles and their sons.
Timid Leadership: -2 Yes, best sleep under the bed rather than in it.
Meek Leadership: -4 There are times to placate and there are times to enforce our will - this weakling favours the former.
Submissive Leadership: -6 He is weak, easy to manipulate - here is a title to wallow in: "The Meek".
Dislikes War Public order per concurrent war: -1 Many people dislike war - they are the ones cowering in their beds.
Appeaser Public order per concurrent war: -2 If you appease an opponent, he will always ask for more.
Pacifist Public order per concurrent war: -3 A pacifist? You have come to the wrong world.
Leader Leadership: +4 Where others flounder, he leads.
Dominant Leadership: +8 To dominate is to ensure our rule.
Sovereign Leadership: +12 Oh, to wear a crown! Does it lay heavy on your brow?
Burgher/Merchant Councillor Income from all buildings: +10% The Burghers control the trade.
Merchant Guild Leader Income from all buildings: +20% The economy flows and so the coffers fill the treasury, those earnings that are declared at any rate.
Burgomeister Income from all buildings: +30% The Burgomeisters are a powerful force in the Empire and often a thorn in an Emperor's side.
Aggressor Public order per concurrent war: +1 Might is right.
Warmonger Public order per concurrent war: +2 Bring us to battle and let the laughter of cruel Gods echo throughout this mortal plane.
Khorne's Acolyte Public order per concurrent war: +3 Even if you never pray to him, the Blood God always welcomes war and those that bring it about.
Politician Public order per concurrent war: +1 If the rumour-smiths are to be believed, he has a talent for politics.
Statesman Public order per concurrent war: +2 Statecraft comes naturally to him.
Player of the Game Public order per concurrent war: +3 Politics is likened to a game; one where you need to roll a six or a one.
Reckoner
(Dwarfs-only)
Public order per concurrent war: +1 A Reckoner will weigh all the options and report to the High King, should things be amiss.
Lordly
(Dwarfs-only)
Public order per concurrent war: +2 Ahh, my bearded lord of the Dawi, your bloodline is a lordly one indeed.
Blood of Kings
(Dwarfs-only)
Public order per concurrent war: +3 The blood of the Ancestor Gods flows through his veins, tracing its way back to the beginning of the Dawi.
Regal
(Empire-only)
Leadership aura size: +4 A regal air? Let's see how long that lasts.
Noble
(Empire-only)
Leadership aura size: +6 The smallfolk should be thankful - without us, who would they work for?
Imperious
(Empire-only)
Leadership aura size: +8 Franz has put his trust in this man, pray he does not let him down!
Favoured Public order: +1 The crowds favour him.
Popular Public order: +2 The rabble flocks to hear him.
Beloved Public order: +3 He is beloved by the masses.
Out of Favour Public order: -1 The patience of the rabble has been lost! No longer will they swoon at his name.
Unpopular Public order: -2 Like a politician bringing in a new tax or a noble deriding the peasants, this man is now a target of ridicule.
Despised Public order: -3 No longer merely disliked, but despised!

Battle-specific[edit | edit source]

These traits are primarily applicable in combat
Name Effect Description
Lax Unit upkeep: +3% Perhaps more attention next time?
Slipshod Unit upkeep: +5% His standards are slipping.
Negligent Leadership aura size: +8
Unit upkeep: +3%
Pray for the negligent and their incompetent ways.
Disciplinarian Recruited unit experience: +1 Tuck that shirt in; stand up straight; I want to see that armour, gleaming! Gleaming, I say!
Taskmaster Recruited unit experience: +2 Don't let them rest, an idle body is one ripe for corruption.
Oppressor Recruited unit experience: +3 Yes! Crush their free will, keep them oppressed.
Fighter Melee defence bonus: +1
Melee attack bonus: +5%
There is no need for talk, a warrior's way is to fight!
Warrior-Born Melee defence bonus: +10
Melee attack bonus: +10
This one is warrior-born, I can taste the iron tang of blood around him.
Combat-Master Melee defence bonus: +5
Melee attack bonus: +10%
Any blade, any mundane weapon, can become a deadly weapon in his hands.
Bloody Melee defence bonus: +10
Unit melee damage bonus: +3%
Call them the bloody! The body-count attests to this.
Blood-Reveller Melee defence bonus: +15
Unit melee damage bonus: +5%
For one that revels in such blood, even Khorne must take note.
Gore-Drencher Melee defence bonus: +20
Unit melee damage bonus: +7%
My victims will be drenched in their own blood, drowning in crimson gore, I swear it.
Looter Income from sacking settlements: +3%
Income from looting settlements: +5%
Find the baubles of the dead and dying, take them for your own!
Butcher Income from looting settlements: +6%
Income from sacking settlements: +10%
He takes what he wants, slicing fingers to get at rings or heads to free bodies from prized armour - he is a butcher!
Destroyer Income from looting settlements: +12%
Income from sacking settlements: +15%
Find me their trinkets and things, I will take them all.
Decisive Character's aura size modifier at night: +15% Act decisively and catch the foe unprepared.
Swift Strike Character's aura size modifier at night: +15%
Unit Leadership modifier at night: +5%
Strike fast, strike hard, strike deep!
Lightning Raider Character's aura size modifier at night: +50%
Unit Leadership modifier during lightning strikes: +10%
“Hit them while they still snore around their campfire, men!”
Unresponsive Character's aura size modifier at night: -15% “It’s like they have been stabbed in the chest, but haven’t realised!”
Ponderous Character's aura size modifier at night: -15%
Unit Leadership modifier at night: -5%
It all seems such an effort to get the army deployed - they plod into position.
Maladroit Character's aura size modifier at night: -50%
Unit Leadership modifier at night: -10%
“Are they enchanted? Some kind spell of slowness? Or are they simply blundering fools?”
Understands War Unit melee defence bonus: +3 He knows war.
Strategist Unit melee defence bonus: +6 My strategies are sound, but no plan survives contact with the Chaos Gods.
Master Strategist Unit melee defence bonus: +9 This one is a military genius. Keep him close.
Survivor Armor: +2 A survivor… or is it a really good Ward Save?
Invulnerable Armour: +2
Enemy Hero action success chance: -10%
He believes himself invulnerable.
Immortal Armour: +6
Enemy Hero action success chance: -5%
There are many long-lived and immortal beings in the world; they must be one.
Understands Battle Campaign movement range: +3% Destined to battle.
Tactician Campaign movement range: +6% Ahh, tactics, are they not overrated?
Master Tactician Campaign movement range: +9% He knows more than to simply refuse the flank.
Rotten Ambusher Character's aura size modifier during ambushes: -15% An ambush is a relatively simply military tactic, yet this fool struggles with the concept.
Obvious Ambusher Campaign movement range: +6%
Campaign movement range: +9%
Camp fires and arguments may give away our position to the enemy.
Incompetent Ambusher Character's aura size modifier during ambushes: -15%
Leadership during ambushes: -5%
No! No! Attack them! Them! Not us!
Ambusher Character's aura size modifier during ambushes: +15% Good, prepare the site and bait the trap…
Skilled Ambusher Campaign movement range: +6%
Campaign movement range: +9%
Character's aura size modifier during ambushes: -15%
Leadership during ambushes: -5%
There is skill in ambushing, making sure the foe in unaware until the last possible minute.
Superior Ambusher Character's aura size modifier during ambushes: +15%
Leadership during ambushes: +5%
From above, below, or the shadows - this one knows when and where to strike.
Indecisive Attacker Unit Leadership modifier while attacking: -5%
Character's aura size modifier while attacking: -15%
Which battlefield?
Poor Attacker Unit Leadership modifier while attacking: -10%
Character's aura size modifier while attacking: -30%
Strike hard and fast or not at all.
Incompetent Attacker Unit Leadership modifier while attacking: -15%
Character's aura size modifier while attacking: -50%
The Gods do not look favourably on failure.
Confident Attacker Unit Leadership modifier while attacking: +5%
Character's aura size modifier while attacking: +15%
Confidence - the key to a successful battlefield action.
Good Attacker Unit Leadership modifier while attacking: +10%
Character's aura size modifier while attacking: +30%
A good attack requires skilled warriors and superior numbers.
Superior Attacker Unit Leadership modifier while attacking: +15%
Character's aura size modifier while attacking: +50%
Superior generalship and battlefield acumen is needed in war.
Incompetent Besieger Leadership during sieges: -5%
Character's aura size modifier while sieging: -15%
Sieges are hard, this one has no idea.
Confounded by Siegecraft Leadership during sieges: -10%
Character's aura size modifier while sieging: -30%
How do you attack a wall?
Terrified of Walls Leadership during sieges: -15%
Character's aura size modifier while sieging: -50%
Those walls look solid and tall.
Siege Expert Leadership during sieges: +5%
Character's aura size modifier while sieging: +15%
This being brings charts and arithmetic to a siege… promising.
Sapper Leadership during sieges: +10%
Character's aura size modifier while sieging: +30%
We'll take them from under the ground, don't you worry - it'll be done soon.
Into the Breach! Leadership during sieges: +15%
Character's aura size modifier while sieging: +50%
Come, men, into the breach I say!
Hesitant Defender Unit Leadership modifier while defending: -5%
Character's aura size modifier while defending: -15%
Which wall to the place the soldiers on? All of them maybe?
Poor Defender Unit Leadership modifier while defending: -10%
Character's aura size modifier while defending: -30%
A poor defence means those walls will count for nought.
Incompetent Defender Unit Leadership modifier while defending: -15%
Character's aura size modifier while defending: -50%
They call him "The fool on the wall" and that's from his own side!
Confident Defender Unit Leadership modifier while defending: +5%
Character's aura size modifier while defending: +15%
I want bulwarks there and there. Start digging!
Good Defender Unit Leadership modifier while defending: +10%
Character's aura size modifier while defending: +30%
A good defender will maintain a secure perimeter and keep troops in reserve.
Superior Defender Unit Leadership modifier while defending: +15%
Character's aura size modifier while defending: +50%
Nothing gets past him.
Oblivious Under-Siege Leadership during siege defence: -5%
Character's aura size modifier while defending from a siege: -15%
The attacks come, the walls shudder, but will he actually do anything?
Liability Under-Siege Leadership during siege defence: -10%
Character's aura size modifier while defending from a siege: -30%
No, don't open the doors! This is no time to sally out, the enemy is too close!
Cowers Behind Walls Leadership during siege defence: -15%
Character's aura size modifier while defending from a siege: -50%
Where is the commander? Under the table I think.
Gate Keeper Leadership during siege defence: +5%
Character's aura size modifier while defending from a siege: +15%
He stands by the gate, ready to defend it.
Guardian Leadership during siege defence: +10%
Character's aura size modifier while defending from a siege: +30%
Will the settlement be safe? Its best chance is with him.
None Shall Pass! Leadership during siege defence: +15%
Character's aura size modifier while defending from a siege: +50%
The Ruinous Powers themselves will not break this siege!
Shieldbiter Charge bonus: +5% He chews his shield like a ravenous dog, so desperate is he to maul the enemy!
Berserker Charge bonus: +10% Hark at his howls of delight, and the madness in his eyes - only battle will slack the berserker's thirst!
Bloodletter Charge bonus: +15% Khorne's Daemonic servants are known as Bloodletters, this one shares their psychotic habits.
Hydrophobe Melee attack bonus when attacking at sea: -5%
Leadership modifier while attacking at sea: -5%
Fear of the ocean is valid concern, especially when on the Sea of Claws.
Poor Admiral Melee attack bonus when attacking at sea: -10%
Leadership modifier while attacking at sea: -10%
He's no captain, he spends more time throwing up over the stern than orderin' the crew.
All at Sea Melee attack bonus when attacking at sea: -15%
Leadership modifier while attacking at sea: -15%
A captain should appear on deck, not hide, whimpering, in his cabin.
Sea Legs Melee attack bonus when attacking at sea: +5%
Leadership modifier while attacking at sea: +5%
Manann's blessed.
Good Sea Captain Melee attack bonus when attacking at sea: +10%
Leadership modifier while attacking at sea: +10%
He knows more than larboard and starboard.
Superior Admiral Melee attack bonus when attacking at sea: +15%
Leadership modifier while attacking at sea: +15%
Stromfel can try to land us on those rocks, but He'll fail!
Innefective Port Defender Melee attack bonus when blockaded: -5%
Leadership modifier when blockaded: -5%
Never heard of a blockade?
Incompetent Port Defender Melee attack bonus when blockaded: -10%
Leadership modifier when blockaded: -10%
Mask incompetence by blaming the harbour master.
Bungling Port Defender Melee attack bonus when blockaded: -15%
Leadership modifier when blockaded: -15%
Should those ships be unfurling the mizzen in harbour, my lord?
Blockade Runner Melee attack bonus when blockaded: +5%
Leadership modifier when blockaded: +5%
A good port defence comes from the ability to outmanoeuvre the enemy blockade.
Port Defender Melee attack bonus when blockaded: +10%
Leadership modifier when blockaded: +10%
He is a capable defender of your ports. Make sure he is in the right place at the right time.
Blockade Destroyer Melee attack bonus when blockaded: +15%
Leadership modifier when blockaded: +15%
Could the best form of defence be to go on the attack?
Questionable Blockader Melee attack bonus when blockading: -5%
Leadership modifier when blockading: -5%
Blockading ports is not an easy task…
Poor Blockader Melee attack bonus when blockading: -10%
Leadership modifier when blockading: -10%
Here is a hint - the secret is to position your vessels to prevent the enemy escaping…
Terrible Blockader Melee attack bonus when blockading: -15%
Leadership modifier when blockading: -15%
Blockading is not this being's forte, as the shipwrecks attest to!
Effective Blockader Melee attack bonus when blockading: +5%
Leadership modifier when blockading: +5%
He's done this before…
Blockade Master Melee attack bonus when blockading: +10%
Leadership modifier when blockading: +10%
This one knows how to track the wind and appease Manann to get his vessels into the best position.
Impregnable Blockader Melee attack bonus when blockading: +15%
Leadership modifier when blockading: +15%
He creates a floating fortress wall that none could elude.
Indifferent Naval Defender Melee attack bonus when defending at sea: -5%
Leadership modifier while defending at sea: -5%
Defence against rival navies is not this one's priority.
Poor Sea Defender Melee attack bonus when defending at sea: -10%
Leadership modifier while defending at sea: -10%
Where is he? Hiding on the orlop deck? Get 'im up here!
Incompetent Naval Defender Melee attack bonus when defending at sea: -15%
Leadership modifier while defending at sea: -15%
Were you any good at Man O'War?
Good Naval Defender Melee attack bonus when defending at sea: +5%
Leadership modifier while defending at sea: +5%
Keep the wind to yer backs and the oarsmen afraid of the whip, I say!
Excellent Sea Defender Melee attack bonus when defending at sea: +10%
Leadership modifier while defending at sea: +10%
Cross the 'T' and send them to Stromfel's watery realm!
Superior Naval Defender Melee attack bonus when defending at sea: +15%
Leadership modifier while defending at sea: +15%
Even Jaego Roth would be proud to call him a shipmate.
Ineffective Naval Escort Melee attack bonus when escorting transports: -5% Keep close to the target. Is that too much to ask?
Incompetent Naval Escort Melee attack bonus when escorting transports: -10% We're going the wrong way, sir!
Bungling Naval Escort Melee attack bonus when escorting transports: -15% Protect the target, not turn it into a fire ship!
Effective Naval Escort Melee attack bonus when escorting transports: +5% Protect the target as if you were a mother drawing it to your bosom.
Superior Convoy Melee attack bonus when escorting transports: +10% A good convoy will reduce the threats at sea.
Master Convoy Melee attack bonus when escorting transports: +15% This man is a master of sea protection.

Ruler traits[edit | edit source]

These traits apply to faction leaders - equal to legendary lords.

General[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Description
Smooth Talker Income from trade: +10% Words drip from his tongue like spiced honey.
Diplomatic Tone Income from trade: +20% A no-nonsense tone, yet he is still open to options.
Superb Negotiator Income from trade: +30% Should you follow this path, then we'll all share victory.
Surreptitious Campaign movement range: -10% Never showy, and yet his covert actions are a boon to us.
Clandestine Hero action cost: -10%
Campaign movement range: -20%
A clandestine network flows from this one's fingers.
Spymaster Hero action cost: -20%
Hero action success chance: +5%
Campaign movement range: -30%
A lord of whispers gathers knowledge from across the realm.
Taxman Income from province buildings: +2% Even in a world of magic and monsters, cruel gods and necromancers, the tax must be collected.
Assessor Income from province buildings: +4%
Public order: -1
If this man thinks he can squeeze another coin from your purse, he will.
Cruelly Efficient Income from province buildings: +6%
Public order: -2
Every coin is counted - no wonder the Burghers despise him.
Harsh Public order: -1 Harsh but fair… mainly harsh.
Punitive Public order: -2 Punish them even if it's not deserved, because then they'll never consider doing it!
Torturer Public order: -3 Start with the teeth, then the fingernails, followed by the skin - to be sliced nice and thin. But leave the tongue, he can't talk without it.
Kind Public order: +1 He is kind, but maybe lacks a bit of steel behind his eyes.
Considerate Public order: +2 In a world so harsh, a considerate soul is in the minority.
Beneficent Public order: +3 Benign and altruistic - surely his doom approaches?
Frugal Income from all buildings: +5% A parsimonious nature, what the Greenskins call "a stingy git".
Mean Income from all buildings: +10%
Public order: -1
This one scrimps coin in a way that would make Greasus Goldtooth blush.
Miser Income from all buildings: +15%
Public order: -1
Does the blood of Boris Goldgather flow in his veins?
Worried Enemy Hero action success chance: -5% Remain calm, there is nothing to worry about - well, apart from the End Times rapidly approaching.
Disturbed Enemy Hero action success chance: -10% The voices! Don't listen to the voices! And stay away from mirrors!
Paranoid Enemy Hero action success chance: -15% They all want to kill me! Especially the happy pig, the singing one that lives under my bed!
Giving Income from all buildings: -5% Why take when you can give?
Generous Income from all buildings: -10%
Public order: +1
They call him generous, others think him a squanderer.
Excessive Income from all buildings: -15%
Public order: +2
Someone needs to end his profligate ways!
Unjust Public order: -1 His is a unique, personal brand of justice.
Blind to Justice Public order: -2 They say justice is blind, and so is he.
Tyrant Public order: -3 A Tyrant! Not necessarily an Ogre, but malicious none-the-less.

Dwarfs[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Description
Clan Member Public order: +1 Honour to your clan, Dwarf.
Clan Loyalist Public order: +2 Remember, beardling, all that matters is the Clan, the Hold and your King.
Clan Kin Public order: +3 The oldest and most loyal kin share the King's blood.
Gold Sickness Income from all buildings: -5% A curse that haunts all Dawi - their obsession with gold.
Bryn Fever Income from all buildings: -10% This Dwarf courts gold, and will shame his ancestors to get at it!
Gorl Blight Income from all buildings: -15% The worst kind of bryn sickness - even Clan honour will be forsaken in his quest to hoard gold.
Easily Slighted Public order per concurrent war: +1 All Dwarfs are prickly, but this one is particularly easy to slight, looking for offence even if none is meant.
Resentful Public order per concurrent war: +2 This Dwarf resents all other races, and their places in the world at the cost of the Karaz Ankor.
Grudge Bearer Public order per concurrent war: +3 To remember every grudge born upon family, Clan and Hold earns great respect amongst kin.

Other faction-specific traits[edit | edit source]

Vampire Counts[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Description
Conniving Hero action success chance: +5% Vampires of noble blood lines are conniving creatures, with many plans in place.
Scheming Hero action success chance: +10% The schemes of the Undead can take centuries to unfold.
Devious Hero action success chance: +15% Devious Vampires and their liche-servants are devious creatures; manipulative with many mortal servants in their thrall.
Lore Acquainted Lore of Death spell cooldown: -5% Necromancers spend much time searching, gathering and pouring over blasphemous lore.
Lore Keeper Lore of Death spell cooldown: -10% Once forbidden knowledge is acquired, Necromancers and Vampires will jealously guard it from rivals' eyes.
Lichemaster Lore of Death spell cooldown: -15% Dread Master, tell us which grave-bound must be summoned? What corpses you require…

Greenskins[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Description
Bragga' Leadership +5 When you're clearly betterer than all the uvvers you need to shout the loudest, so everybody else knows that you're the betterest.
Mushroom-Addicted Upkeep: -15% for Goblin and Night Goblin units "Dat a 'shroom in yer pouch? Give it! Give it to me!"
Serial Danca' Passive Ability: "Frenzy" You can't keep a good 'danca' down, especially when those drums start bangin'!

Chaos[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Description
Sick Melee defence bonus: -2 This one has the flux alright.
Pox-Ridden Melee defence bonus: -4 A sickness? A cough that won't stop? Father Nurgle surely follows in your footsteps.
Nurgle's Rot Melee defence bonus: -6 With distended gut and seeping wounds, Nurgle has his claws in this one alright!

High Elves[edit | edit source]

Mages:

Name Effect Description
Conductor Extra spell: Urannon's Thunderbolt Upgraded
Miscast base chance -15%
Winds of Magic power reserve +10
Costs 40 influence
Protective Extra spell: Glittering Robe (Upgraded overcast version)
Extra spell: Transmutation of Lead (Upgraded overcast version)
Costs 40 influence
Negator Extra spell: The Enfeebling Foe (Upgraded overcast version)
Extra spell: Meloth's Mystifying Miasma (Upgraded overcast version)
Costs 40 influence
Administrator Construction cost for buildings: -30% (local province)
Construction time for buildings: -30% (local province)
Costs 40 influence
Entrepreneur Income from all buildings: +30% (local province)
Tax rate +3% (faction wide)
Costs 40 influence

Prince and Princess:

Name Effect Description
Charmed Bound spell: The Amber Spear
Missile resistance +20%
Magic resistance +10%
Winds of Magic power reserve -5
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Empire[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Description
Monster Tracker Bonus vs. Large: +5% Into the Drakwald they go, following tracks of fell beasts.
Monster Hunter Bonus vs. Large: +10% To hunt the monsters of the forests and mountains is to court death.
Monster Killer Bonus vs. Large: +15% The Emperor rewards such deeds of slaying monstrous creatures with titles and honours.

Legendary Lord traits[edit | edit source]

Please see Legendary Lord character traits for a full list.

These traits apply specifically to legendary lords.

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