Last week, an update on the upcoming Immortal Empires campaign for Total War: Warhammer 3 accidentally leaked a DLC that added four factions with surprising Warhammer names to the roster of Chaos Race. They are called the Ecstatic Legions, the Fecundites, the Legion of the Gorequins, and the Puppeteers of Misrule. (I’m pretty sure I was the owner of the Metallica EP, with a live version of Puppet’s Puppet on it.) The Creative Assembly has confirmed the leak was accurate, announcing the Champions of Chaos Lords Pack (opens in new tab) does.
Total War: Warhammer 3 already has a lot of Chaos, with its Realm of Chaos campaign being the focus, as well as adding four legendary lords and their factions, as well as the DLC will bring a new campaign to add some variety. The Champions Campaign is about fighting your way to find the altar of battle in the ancient ruined city of Zanbaijin, dedicating souls to your chosen Chaos God along the way.
It also comes with new mechanics like Dark Fortress, Citadel, which can be claimed to turn an NPC faction into your vassal as long as you hold them, and the Gift of Chaos, which can be claimed as souls earned in battle. can be purchased for. You can also spend souls to promote daemon princes to lords. Some Gifts of Chaos let you recruit units, and any recruited units in the Champions campaign will immediately join your Warband, without stopping.
The unit roster will include various new additions, including “marked” versions of the original Heroes and Lords, which differ depending on which god they are dedicated to, and four unique Regiments of Renown. Tzench gets the Halberdier named The Sword Claw, Khorne gets the Brazen Throne of the Axe-wielding Knights, Nergal gets the Chaos giant Billius Thunderguff, and Slanesh gets the Chariot called The Sibilant Slaughtercade. In fact, A+ names those last two.
Of the four Legendary Lords in the pack, so far only Azazel of the Ecstatic Legion has been elaborated. The Creative Assembly calls her “Slanesh’s Swiss Army Knife” because she is multi-purpose, with a Temptator ability that deals damage to tanking and a set of spells like Phantomsagoria and Slanesh’s Lashes that make her decent at support. Like the base game’s Slanesh faction, he can seduce enemy units before battle, and Azel can seduce units from Empire, Brettonia, Catha, and Kislev for a low price. The other three Lords will be detailed in the Creative Assembly’s next news post, and based on the names of their factions they are expected to be Festus the Liklord, Willich the Cursling, and Gorequin Valkia the Bloody.
Releasing along with the DLC will be an update to the Warriors of Chaos Race, which was originally introduced as DLC for the first Total War: Warhammer, adding them to the new Chaos mechanics if you want to play them in Immortal Empires. bring along online. A free DLC called Marked Chaos Warriors will also give Warriors of Chaos three types of units: Halberds for Tzinch, Hellfire for Slanesh, and Great Weapon for Nergal.
Lowheads will recognize some of these details, such as Zanbaijin’s Fallen City, from a campaign book for Warhammer Fantasy Battles, called Tamurkhan: The Throne of Chaos, published in 2011. That book covered the Rules of Chaos Dwarfs, and since the data miners got the voice files. For them in Total War: Warhammer 3, there’s another reason to doubt they could be the next Race Pack DLC.
The Champions of Chaos Lords Pack, as well as the free-marked Chaos Warriors DLC and Warriors of Chaos update, will be released on August 23rd at the same time as the beta of the Immortal Empires campaign.