Heroes

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Icon hero.pngHeroes or agents are a type of character unit which may be recruited in service of a faction. Heroes perform actions on the campaign map, but can also join an army to fight in battle.

On the campaign map[edit | edit source]

Unlike lords, heroes can move independently of armies, and can freely move into enemy territory without declaring war. A selected hero can join with a controlled army or move into a controlled settlement by right-clicking the target. A hero marching with an army will fight alongside that army in battle. Thankfully, lone heroes cannot be attacked by enemy armies, only by enemy heroes using the wound or assassinate actions. However, heroes who die in battle during the campaign may be permanently gone (unless they have unlocked the Immortal skill which was introduced in Total War: Warhammer II, in which case they will only be wounded instead).

In battle[edit | edit source]

In battle, heroes may fight in melee or at range. In addition many heroes have special character abilities, or they are spellcasters. Some heroes may be marked as melee specialists, or duelists (who are very good at taking down other characters in a 1v1 fight).

Types of heroes[edit | edit source]

  • Champion: A powerful leader, usually fights in melee in battle.
  • Dignitary: Similar to a Champion, but usually has other abilities or spells.
  • Wizard: Typically a weak melee hero who is a spellcaster and best kept out of melee combat.
  • Spy: Typically weaker in battle, however they may be skilled duelists (1v1 combat with other characters). Can often assassinate on the campaign map.
  • Engineer: Typically a ranged hero who buffs/supports war machines or constructs.
  • Runesmith: Decent in melee combat, but also have many supporting abilities or spells.

Unique[edit | edit source]

See unique heroes.

Hero actions[edit | edit source]

In campaign, heroes may perform actions that strengthen the faction's armies or settlements, or to strike against enemy army, settlement, province or hero.

With a hero selected, right-click the desired target to move the Hero there and show a range of options. A hero can be moved into a province, own or foreign, and then provides a passive positive or negative influence in the target province.

Tooltips on the various hero action buttons show more information about that action, including its chance of success. Hostile actions with heroes do not directly lead to war. They may be discovered, however, which will worsen relations between the factions involved.

List of heroes[edit | edit source]

Faction Hero Type In battle Own faction Foreign factions
Embedded in army Constant local effect Settlement Hero Army
Empire Battle Wizard Wizard Melee / Spellcaster Scouting Boost income Steal technology Wound Assault units
Witch Hunter Spy Ranged / Melee Guard Cleanse corruption Damage walls Assassinate Block army
Warrior Priest Dignitary Melee Replenish troops Stimulate growth Damage building Wound Hinder replenishment
Empire Captain Champion Melee Training Spread public order Assault garrison Wound Assault units
Dwarfs Master Engineer Engineer Melee Increase mobility Boost income Steal technology Wound Block army
Runesmith Runesmith Melee Awareness Cleanse corruption Damage building Wound Block Magic
Thane Champion Melee Training Spread public order Assault garrison Assassinate Assault units
Greenskins Orc Shaman Wizard Melee / Spellcaster Scouting Spread public order Steal technology Wound Hinder replenishment
Night Goblin Shaman Wizard Melee / Spellcaster ? ? ? ? ?
Goblin Big Boss Spy Melee ? ? ? ? ?
Vampire Counts Wight King Champion Melee Training Spread public order Assault garrison Wound Assault units
Vampire Dignitary Melee / Spellcaster Replenish troops Spread corruption Damage building Wound Hinder replenishment
Necromancer Wizard Melee / Spellcaster Scouting Boost income Steal technology Wound Assault units
Banshee Spy Melee Increase mobility Stimulate growth Damage walls Assassinate Block army
Krell Champion (Unique) Melee - - - - -
Bretonnia Paladin Champion Melee Training Spread public order Assault garrison Assassinate Assault units
Damsel Wizard Melee / Spellcaster Scouting Cleanse corruption Steal technology Wound Block army
The Green Knight Champion (Unique) Melee
Warriors of Chaos Exalted hero Champion Melee Training Spread public order Assault garrison Assassinate Demoralize army
Chaos Sorcerer Wizard Melee / Spellcaster Scouting Corruption Damage buildings Wound Assault units
Beastmen Bray-Shaman Wizard Melee / Spellcaster ? ? ? ? ?
Gorebull Champion Melee ? ? ? ? ?
Wood Elves Branchwraith Champion Melee / Spellcaster Replenish troops Stimulate growth Damage building Wound Block army
Spellsinger Wizard Ranged / Spellcaster Guard Cleanse corruption Damage buildings Wound Block army
Waystalker Spy Ranged Guard Boost income Damage walls Assassinate Block army
Norsca Shaman-Sorcerer Wizard Melee / Spellcaster ? ? ? ? ?
Skin Wolf Werekin Champion Melee ? ? ? ? ?
Fimir Balefiend ? Melee / Spellcaster ? ? ? ? ?
Kihar the Tormentor Wizard (Unique) Melee / Spellcaster ? ? ? ? ?
High Elves Mage Wizard Melee / Spellcaster Scouting Cleanse corruption Steal technology Wound Block army
Noble Champion Melee Replenish troops Increase trade good Gain influence Assassinate Assault units
Loremaster of Hoeth Runesmith Melee / Spellcaster Training Spread public order Damage walls Wound Assault units
Handmaiden Dignitary Ranged Replenish troops Stimulate growth Damage building ? ?
Hand of the Shadow Crown Spy (Unique) Ranged - Spread public order - Assassinate Assassinate
Lizardmen Saurus Scar-Veteran Champion Melee Training Spread public order Assault garrison Wound Assault units
Skink Priest Wizard Melee / Spellcaster Scouting Cleanse corruption Steal technology Wound Block army
Skink Chief Spy Ranged ? ? ? ? ?
Skaven Assassin Spy Melee ? ? ? ? ?
Warlock Engineer Engineer Melee / Spellcaster ? ? ? ? ?
Plague Priest Wizard Melee / Spellcaster ? ? ? ? ?
DOOOOM! Engineer Engineer (Unique) N/A ? ? ? ? ?
Pestilent Scheme Priest Wizard (Unique) N/A ? ? Spread plague ? Spread plague
Dark Elves Khainite Assassin Spy Melee Scavenge Increase slave income Assault garrison Assassinate Assault units
Death Hag Dignitary Melee Replenish troops Cleanse corruption Damage walls Wound Hinder replenishment
Sorceress Wizard Melee / Spellcaster Scouting Spread public order Steal technology Wound Block army
Tomb Kings Necrotect Engineer Melee ? ? ? ? Block army
Tomb Prince Champion Melee ? ? ? ? ?
Liche Priest Wizard Melee / Spellcaster ? ? ? ? ?
Ptra's Necrotect Engineer (Unique) N/A ? ? ? ? ?
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