Wh2 main anc magic standard the blood banner.png
A banner

Banners are items that can be obtained by lords over the course of a campaign.

How banners work

Banners can also be called standards, flags, totems, pennants etc.

Banners must be assigned to lords on the character inventory screen, in the same space as followers. Once a banner has been assigned to a lord, it can be equipped onto specific units in the battle preview panel, by clicking and dragging the banner onto the unit card. The banner will then provide that unit with various stat bonuses, attributes, and new abilities in the battle. Some banners have a special passive ability, which can apply a radius around the unit.

This ancillary is equipped by the lord and then assigned to any unit, including the lord, in the pre-battle menu.

Banners which are not race-specific can be lost to other factions if you lose a battle.

Banners should not be confused with Marks of Chaos or Runes, which are similar.

List of banners

Total War: Warhammer

Banner Rarity Race Effect
? Couronne.pngBretonnia ?
Icon rarity common small.png Common Generic Passive Ability: "Banner of Eternal Flame" (assigned unit)
Uncommon Dwarfs Passive Ability: See page for details.
Wh dlc03 anc magic standard banner of outrage.png
Banner of Outrage
? Beastmen.pngBeastmen Frenzy

+4 Melee Attack

Common Warriors of Chaos.pngWarriors of Chaos Several effects. See page for details.
Icon rarity common small.png Common Generic
  • Speed: +18% (assigned unit)
  • Attribute: Strider (assigned unit)
Icon rarity common small.png Common Vampire Counts.pngVampire Counts
Wh dlc08 anc banner black iron reavers.png
Banner of the Black-Iron Reavers
? Norsca.pngNorsca ?
Wh dlc08 anc banner of the crimson reapers.png
Banner of the Crimson Reapers
? Norsca.pngNorsca
  • Bonus vs Large: +8
  • Melee attack: +5
  • Attribute: Vanguard Deployment
Legendary Beastmen.pngBeastmen 10% AP/WS when under 50% hp
Common Warriors of Chaos.pngWarriors of Chaos Passive Ability: See page for details.
Icon rarity common small.png Common Greenskins.pngGreenskins
Wh dlc08 anc banner drake hunters.png
Drake Hunters' Banner
? Norsca.pngNorsca ?
? Couronne.pngBretonnia ?
Icon rarity common small.png Common Generic
Common Empire.pngThe Empire Passive Ability: See page for details.
Wh dlc08 anc banner last beast of the great mawherd.png
Last of the Great Mawherd
? Norsca.pngNorsca Gained through a Monstrous Arcanum hunt.
Two abilities. See page for details.
Icon rarity common small.png Common Generic
  • Magic resistance: +30% (assigned unit)
Wh dlc03 anc magic standard manbane standard.png
Manbane Standard
? Beastmen.pngBeastmen -4 Leadership in 40m AoE
Rare Greenskins.pngGreenskins +35% Magic Resistance
Rare +7% Charge Bonus
Icon rarity common small.png Common Generic
  • Speed: +10% (assigned unit)
  • Attribute: Strider (assigned unit)
Icon rarity common small.png Common Generic
  • Armour-piercing weapon damage: +5
Icon rarity common small.png Common Generic
Wh main anc magic standard the bad moon banner.png
Skarsnik's Bad Moon Banner
Icon rarity common small.png Common Greenskins.pngGreenskins
  • Attribute: Causes Fear (assigned Goblin unit)
  • Attribute: Unbreakable (assigned Goblin unit)
  • Melee attack: +5 (assigned Goblin unit)
  • Melee defence: +5 (assigned Goblin unit)
Rare Greenskins.pngGreenskins Attribute: Poison!
Icon rarity common small.png Common Generic Leadership: +7 (assigned unit)
Uncommon Empire.pngThe Empire +20% Speed
Wh main anc magic standard the bad moon banner.png
The Bad Moon Banner
Rare Greenskins.pngGreenskins
  • +5 Melee Defence
  • +4 Leadership
? Wood Elves.pngWood Elves Passive ability: See page for details.
? Wood Elves.pngWood Elves Passive ability: see page for details.
Wh dlc03 anc magic standard the beast banner.png
The Beast Banner
? Beastmen.pngBeastmen +10% to Missile Damage/Weapon Strength
Common Vampire Counts.pngVampire Counts Passive Ability: See page for details.
? Beastmen.pngBeastmen -6 armor in 40m AoE
? Couronne.pngBretonnia ?
? Couronne.pngBretonnia ?
Rare
  • Attribute: Fear
  • Attribute: Terror
Common Leadership: +8 (assigned unit)
Wh dlc08 anc banner wolfclaw.png
Wolfclaw Banner
? Norsca.pngNorsca ?

Total War: Warhammer II

Note that TWW2 also includes all the banners from Total War: Warhammer (see above).

Banner Rarity Race Effects
Icon rarity rare small.png Unique Eataine.png High Elves ?
Icon rarity common small.png Common Eataine.png High Elves
  • Speed: +8%
Icon rarity common small.png Common Naggarond.png Dark Elves
  • Charge bonus: +10 (assigned unit)
  • Speed: +6% (assigned unit)
Wh2 dlc09 anc magic standard banner of the hidden dead.png
Banner of the Hidden Dead
Icon rarity common small.png Common Khemri.png Tomb Kings +5% Speed

Attribute:Pioneer deployment

Attribute:Sneak

Icon rarity common small.png Common Clan Mors.png Skaven
  • Melee attack: +4
Icon rarity rare small.png Rare Eataine.png High Elves
  • Magic resistance: +18%
Icon rarity common small.png Common Clan Mors.png Skaven Melee defence: -1 (assigned unit)

Speed: +16% (assigned unit)

Icon rarity rare small.png Rare Eataine.png High Elves
Icon rarity rare small.png Rare Naggarond.png Dark Elves
  • Attribute: Causes Fear
Icon rarity common small.png Common Clan Mors.png Skaven Leadership: +10 when fighting against Dwarfs (assigned unit)
Icon rarity common small.png Common Clan Mors.png Skaven Melee attack: +5 (assigned unit)
Icon rarity rare small.png Rare Eataine.png High Elves
Icon rarity common small.png Common Hexoatl.png Lizardmen
  • Charge bonus: +6%
Icon rarity rare small.png Rare Naggarond.png Dark Elves
  • Charge bonus: +18%
Icon rarity common small.png Common Eataine.png High Elves
  • Attribute: Immune to Psychology
Icon rarity rare small.png Rare Clan Mors.png Skaven
Icon rarity common small.png Common Naggarond.png Dark Elves Passive ability: "Frenzy" (assigned unit)
Icon rarity uncommon small.png Uncommon Clan Mors.png Skaven
  • Weapon strength: +6%
Icon rarity rare small.png Rare Hexoatl.png Lizardmen
  • Leadership: +5 when fighting against Skaven
Icon rarity common small.png Common Naggarond.png Dark Elves Melee attack: +10 (assigned unit)
Wh2 dlc09 anc magic standard standard of the undying legion.png
Standard of the Undying Legion
Icon rarity common small.png Common Khemri.png Tomb Kings ArmorĀ +5

Attribute:Rebirth

Icon rarity rare small.png Rare Clan Mors.png Skaven Passive ability: See page for details.
Icon rarity uncommon small.png Uncommon Hexoatl.png Lizardmen
  • Missile resistance: +8%
Icon rarity legendary small.png Unique Hexoatl.png Lizardmen
Icon rarity common small.png Common Naggarond.png Dark Elves
  • Leadership: +3
Icon rarity rare small.png Rare Hexoatl.png Lizardmen
  • Speed: +15%
Icon rarity rare small.png Rare Hexoatl.png Lizardmen
  • Attribute: Causes Fear

Tehenhauin Unique Sacrifice of Quetza banners:

Exalted Banner of Xapati Armour-piercing weapon damage: +30, Weapon strength: +20%

Totem Pole of Destiny +10 Leadership, +25% Ward Save

Shroud of Chaqua Weapon strength +18%

Flag of the Day Star +5 Melee Defence

Culchan-Feathered Standard Range: +30%

Coatlpelt Flagstaff Winds of Magic Power Reserve +10

Totem of the Spitting Viper Missile strength: +8%, Attribute: Poison!

Sign of the Coiled One Melee attack: +4, Flaming attacks, Magical attacks

Total War: Warhammer III

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Banner Rarity Race Effects
Icon rarity common small.png Common Generic
  • Magic resistance: +30% (assigned unit)
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