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Boris Todbringer is a Empire Lord unit in the Call of the Beastmen DLC for Total War: Warhammer. Boris Todbringer is featured in the An Eye For An Eye campaign. He is a man of singular action and determined purpose: to rid the forests of Khazrak's bestial scourge.

Total War: Warhammer: Upon completing An Eye For An Eye, Boris becomes a playable Empire lord in custom battles and multiplayer.

Total War: Warhammer II onwards: Boris is unlocked automatically for players who own the first game.

Todbringer is a unique lord. In Total War: Warhammer II onwards, he appears in the legendary lords panel when recruiting lords in campaign.


Boris Todbringer is a man of blunt truth and affirmative action, but in the election for Emperor of 2502 he was outplayed by the "foolish young pup" Karl Franz and his allies. Finding himself in the shadow of the Cult of Sigmar and denied the throne, Todbringer raged at the newly-appointed Emperor until the Beastmen raids into the Drakwald reminded him that his sacred duties were more important than mere political squabbles, no matter the cost to his status. Like all Middenlanders and worshippers of Ulric, Boris Todbringer never takes a challenge lightly, and so brought total war to the Beastmen and their leader, Khazrak. The feud between them became the stuff of legend; Boris took one of Khazrak's eyes only to lose one of his own by the Beastlord's hand at a later date. This visceral struggle made Todbringer forget his political rivalry with Altdorf in favour of a worthier cause: fighting evil in the Drakwald – the seemingly impossible task of cleansing the forest of its bestial taint and bringing security to the Empire's borderlands.


  • Armoured & Shielded: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage. Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
  • Melee Expert: Melee Experts might have a very strong melee attack or melee defence, or high values in both. Some also have melee-focused skills like Charge Defence. Use them to counter other strong melee units. When facing them, it is best to take them out before they can enter melee.
  • Armour-Piercing: The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets. (multiplayer only)





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  • Boris has slightly higher melee attack and melee defence than a regular Empire General. In multiplayer and custom battles he has access to The Middenland Runefang which allows him to regenerate, making him and Volkmar the only Legendary Lords of the Empire to do so. These attributes make Boris a more conservative or sustainable Karl Franz (when both are mounted on their griffon). This is because Boris can heal himself and does not need the help of the Lore of Life. Karl is much more offensive however, and can do much more burst damage with Ghal Maraz.
  • Combining The White Cloak of Ulric and Crush the Weak, Boris imbues a constant -14 Melee attack and -9 Melee defence so long as the opponents leadership is below half. That is a significant blow to enemy combat stats, and with Boris on his Griffon mount it is much easier to attain (Fear, Terror, and Bloodroar).