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Legendary Lords or LLs are powerful individuals from Warhammer Fantasy lore. In Total War: Warhammer and it's sequels, they are unique Lords (a type of character unit) who are playable in the campaign, multiplayer and custom battles. Each campaign must be started with the player choosing a faction and a legendary lord.

Some unique lords, such as Boris Todbringer, are technically not Legendary Lords, despite being similar.

How Legendary Lords work[edit | edit source]

Recruiting legendary lords:

  • Only one of each Legendary Lord can be recruited at a time - they are unique.
  • When starting a campaign, players pick a faction and then a Legendary Lord to begin with.
  • Some factions have multiple legendary lords available.
    • In this case, the player must pick one to start the campaign with and then must complete certain objectives to "unlock" his/her faction's other legendary lords for recruitment.
  • If a legendary lord belongs to a different faction (of the same race), the player may instead confederate that faction to gain access to the legendary lord.

Skills, abilities and effects:

  • Beyond being powerful units in battle, they have access to unique Legendary items, which are especially powerful and cannot be lost in campaign battles.
  • Each one has a unique skill tree with personalised skills and abilities.
  • Each LL will start the campaign with additional units in their army which are higher tier. For instance Tyrion begins with a Silver Helms (Sheilds), Ithilmar Chariot and White Lions.
  • Each LL has their own special effects which apply if they are chosen to start the campaign. These effects may be specific to themselves, their army, or their entire faction.
  • Legendary lords may have special unique character traits.
  • Defeating a Legendary Lord in Total War: Warhammer II will grant a special trait to the lord that does it. Each LL grants a different trait.

Other info:

  • During a campaign, when engaging in diplomacy with a playable faction, that faction will have a Legendary Lord representing them as the faction leader.
  • Some legendary lords require paid DLC to play as, others may be free but require the player to download them from Steam manually.

List of Legendary Lords[edit | edit source]

Warhammer 1[edit | edit source]

Legendary Lords in Total War: Warhammer
Race Faction Lord name Campaign unlock requirements Required DLC
Dwarfs Dwarfs Thorgrim Grudgebearer Clear 8 Grudges
Ungrim Ironfist Occupy Karak Kadrin in Peak Pass
Grombrindal Construct a Monument of Grimnir Free download on Steam
Clan Angrund Belegar Ironhammer The King and the Warlord
The Empire The Empire Emperor Karl Franz Confederate with another faction
Balthasar Gelt Construct the Altdorf Conclave of Battle Wizards
Volkmar the Grim Construct a Temple of Sigmar The Grim and the Grave
Vampire Counts Vampire Counts Mannfred von Carstein Occupy all of Eastern and Western Sylvania
Heinrich Kemmler Construct a Forbidden Library
Helman Ghorst Choose the Assimilate post-battle option 10 times The Grim and the Grave
Von Carstein Vlad von Carstein
Isabella von Carstein Free download via Steam
Greenskins Greenskins Grimgor Ironhide Choose the Slaughter post-battle option 10 times
Azhag the Slaughterer Construct a Shaman's Hut
The Bloody Handz Wurrzag Free download via Steam
Crooked Moon Skarsnik The King and the Warlord
Beastmen Beastmen Khazrak the One-Eye Choose the Sacrifice post-battle option 10 times Call of the Beastmen
Malagor the Dark Omen Construct a Ritual Mound Call of the Beastmen
Morghur the Shadowgave Construct a Pits of Horror Call of the Beastmen
Warriors of Chaos Warriors of Chaos Archaon the Everchosen Choose the Slaughter post-battle option 10 times Chaos Warriors Race Pack
Sigvald the Magnificent Awaken 4 Norscan Tribes Chaos Warriors Race Pack
Kholek Suneater Construct a Dragon Ogre Gathering Chaos Warriors Race Pack
Bretonnia Bretonnia King Louen Leoncoeur Free download via Steam
Bordeleaux Alberic de Bordeleaux Free download via Steam
Carcassonne The Fay Enchantress Free download via Steam
Wood Elves Wood Elves Orion Realm of the Wood Elves
Argwylon Durthu Realm of the Wood Elves
Norsca Norsca Wulfrik the Wanderer Norsca (DLC)
Wintertooth Throgg Norsca (DLC)

Warhammer 2[edit | edit source]

Note that the Mortal Empires campaign in Warhammer 2, also includes all the legendary lords from Warhammer 1.

Legendary Lords in Total War: Warhammer II
Race Faction Lord name Required DLC
High Elves Lothern Tyrion
Order of Loremasters Teclis
Nagarythe Alith Anar Free download on Steam
Avelorn Alarielle the Radiant The Queen and the Crone
Dark Elves Naggarond Malekith
Cult of Pleasure Morathi
Har Ganeth Crone Hellebron The Queen and the Crone
Lizardmen Hexoatl Lord Mazdamundi
Last Defenders Kroq-Gar
Skaven Clan Mors Queek Headtaker
Clan Pestilens Lord Skrolk
Clan Rictus Tretch Craventail Free download via Steam
Tomb Kings Khemri Settra the Imperishable Rise of the Tomb Kings
Court of Lybaras High Queen Khalida Rise of the Tomb Kings
Exiles of Nehek Grand Hierophant Khatep Rise of the Tomb Kings
Followers of Nagash Arkhan the Black Rise of the Tomb Kings

Changed for Mortal Empires in Warhammer 2[edit | edit source]

Altered for Total War: Warhammer II
Race Faction Lord name How to recruit Required DLC
Dwarfs Dwarfs Thorgrim Grudgebearer Clear 8 Grudges
Grombrindal Construct a Monument of Grimnir Free download on Steam
Karak Kadrin Ungrim Ironfist
Clan Angrund Belegar Ironhammer The King and the Warlord
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