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General data
TypePlayable subfaction
CategoryNorscan Tribes
CampaignsThe Old World
Mortal Empires
Starting territoryAll campaigns:
ClimatesMany suitable (but with restrictions)
RegionalSpecial restrictions
Racial capitalNone, occupies other racial capitals
Distinct features
Bullet nor gods.pngAllegiance to the Gods:Provides significant bonuses to Norscan armies, through pledging allegiance to a specific god.
Bullet nor monsters.pngMonstrous Arcanum:Norscan Lords can track, battle, and acquire the services of the most fearsome monsters of the Old World.
?Norsca settlements and tech treeCan generally only occupy settlements in Norsca, or coastal/port settlements. Faction capitals can be captured to unlock powerful techs.
Bullet nor units.pngAggressive unit rosterMonstrous heavy unit roster with a variety of lighter-armoured infantry and cavalry units.
Wintertooth require the Norsca (DLC) to play.

Wintertooth is a playable sub-faction of Norsca introduced in Total War: Warhammer, separate from the main Norsca faction. They are led by Throgg.

Wintertooth play largely like the regular Norsca faction, with a few exceptions (see below).

Background[edit | edit source]

See main Norsca article.

How they play[edit | edit source]

A summary of Wintertooth gameplay:

  • Units: Cheaper, undisciplined marauder units, backed up by many large monstrous units. Few ranged options.
  • Regiments of Renown: Wintertooth has access to several RoR, some have special requirements in the campaign.
  • Allegiance to the Gods: Wintertooth can gain favour with one of four Chaos Gods, gaining various rewards and bonuses.
  • Norsca settlements: Unique settlement system, can only colonise settlements in the Norscan peninsula, coastal settlements and racial capitals, which unlocks technologies.
  • Monstrous Arcanum: A book that allows Wintertooth to engage in monster hunt quests, for great rewards.
  • The Everchosen's Summons: A special dilemma which allows Wintertooth to join the Chaos Invasion with the Warriors of Chaos, if they choose.
  • Tribal Confederation: Wintertooth can confederate Norscan Tribes by defeating their leaders, or vassalize them by taking their last settlement.

Battle[edit | edit source]

Wintertooth play largely like the regular Norsca faction, with the exception that they do not have access to Wulfrik the Wanderer, but have Throgg instead, who buffs Trolls and monsters.

They use the Norsca unit roster.

Campaign[edit | edit source]

See main Norsca article for details. See below for info unique to Wintertooth.

Legendary Lord choices[edit | edit source]

Wintertooth players can choose from the following lords when starting a campaign. See the individual lord pages for information on their various bonuses in campaign.

  • Throgg – a large monster who can crush enemies in melee, and with a vomit attack from range.

See the page on the Norsca faction for their lord choices.

Cave of the Rocky Throne[edit | edit source]

Cave of the Rocky Throne is a landmark building only available to Wintertooth, which can be constructed in Erengrad in Troll Country.

Victory Conditions[edit | edit source]

Short Campaign
Long Campaign