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Chaos Lord is a Warriors of Chaos melee infantry lord unit introduced in Total War: Warhammer. Chaos Lords take their blood-drenched blades into battle. Fighting endlessly, they are merciless and unrelenting in the fray.


Of all the mortal warriors across the civilisations of the world, Chaos Lords are the most feared, for they are truly like gods amongst men. Clad in baroque armour and rich furs, they tower above even other champions of Chaos, who are but feeble children by comparison. A Chaos Lord's indomitable will is forged in the fires of war, his skills are tempered and honed in the crucible of battle, and his blade is eternally quenched in blood. A Chaos Lord is not only an exceptional fighter but also a merciless conqueror. A great leader and strategist, his sheer force of will binds legions of men and monsters alike to his service. Each Chaos Lord's name is spoken in hushed whispers across the lands of Men, his violent deeds written in the blood of his enemies. His is the voice that condemns whole tribes and nations to death. His gaze terrorises his followers into submission and grovelling obedience. An aura of power surrounds each Chaos Lord, drawing ever more devotees to his banner as his legend grows. When a Lord of Chaos marches to war, the world shakes, for in their hearts, all fear that one day a Lord will come who will grind the armies of the world under his heel, and bring about an age of darkness that will never end.

Strengths & Weaknesses[]

  • 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.


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The Chaos lord is the generic fighter lord. Usually it is overshadowed by Legendary lords or the Chaos Sorcerer Lords. However, the Chaos Lord does have some utility. Over the Legendary Lords it can be put on a flying terror causing mount in the manticore and Chaos dragon. The chaos dragon makes him a big target, but also provides a majority armour-piercing damage and the utility of breath attacks.

His abilities are standard, but adequate in a duel or for buffing nearby troops defensively.

The pendant of Slaanesh makes him a strong melee combatant and the filth mace does a bit of everything, so it useful to have.

Overall, in multiplayer, the best use for this unit is in its lowest cost for a lord slot in your army and in your enemy mistaking him for Sigvald or Archaon (when on a horse or foot). This will allow your army to be bigger because you have allocated resources elsewhere. The Chaos lord is a decent melee combatant depending on the mount brought, but will pale in comparison to any melee legendary lord.