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Chivalry is a unique campaign mechanic for Bretonnia, introduced in Total War: Warhammer.

Description[]

Brt Amber.png Chivalry is shared across your entire faction. It can be gained from winning battles, with greater victories (eg: Heroic victory vs Pyrrhic victory) granting more chivalry. Chivalry can be lost when performing unchivalrous actions such as sacking settlements and raiding provinces. Your Lord's character traits also have a large impact on your faction's overall Chivalry level.

When your faction reaches certain levels of chivalry, they will gain access to The Green Knight, a unique hero unit who lasts a limited number of turns. However this can only be done a maximum of 4 times in Total War: Warhammer, but as of the Doomsayers Update in Total War: Warhammer II, the Green Knight can be summoned an unlimited number of times when at max chivalry.

Chivalry effects[]

Level Value Old World Value Mortal Empires Description Effects
Unchivalrous < 0 < 0 Your actions are barbaric and unscrupulous. Bretonnia wilts towards obscurity. Public order.png Control: -5 (all provinces)
Morale.png Leadership: -10 (all armies)
Noble 0 - 199 0 - 399 Your actions are courageous and show goodness of intent. Morale.png Leadership: +2 (all armies)

+10 Chivalry for each new Trait

Honourable 200 - 399 400 - 799 Your actions bring prosperity to Bretonnia; the outside world looks on enviously. Green knight effect.png You may call upon the Green Knight!
Morale.png Leadership: +4 (all armies)
Experience.png Recruitment rank: +1 for Bretonnian Knight units

+30 Chivalry for each new Trait

Knightly 400 - 599 800 - 1199 Your actions inspire your warriors and strike fear into your enemies' craven hearts. Green knight effect.png You may call upon the Green Knight!

All Lords start with the Knights Vow

Army.png Lord recruitment rank: +1
Morale.png Leadership: +6 (all armies)
Experience.png Recruitment rank: +2 for Bretonnian Knight units

Virtuous 600 - 799 1200 - 1599 Your actions are saintly - the Kingdom was built on such noble foundations. Green knight effect.png You may call upon the Green Knight!

All Lords start with the Knights Vow

Army.png Lord recruitment rank rank: +3
Morale.png Leadership: +8 (all armies)
Religion.png Untainted: +1 (all regions)
Experience.png Recruitment rank: +3 for Bretonnian Knight units

Chivalrous 800+ 1600 - 2000+ Your actions honour Bretonnia, its people, and their way of life. For the Lady!!! Green knight effect.png You may call upon the Green Knight limitless times!

All Lords start with the Questing Vow

Army.png Lord recruit rank: +5
Morale.png Leadership: +10 (all armies)
Religion.png Untainted: +2 (all regions)
Experience.png Recruitment rank: +4 for Bretonnian Knight units
Experience.png Unit experience gain per turn: +100 (all armies)

Sources of Chivalry[]

Name Value
Abbey of the Grail Companions (per building) +50
Manann's Dry Docks (per construction) +50
Tower of the Enchantress (per construction) +50
Razing evil enemy settlement (per action) +30
Cathedral of the Lady (per construction) +20
Couronne Tournament Grounds (per construction) +20
Researching the following technologies:
Charity
The Unification of Bretonnia
Temple Tithes
+20
Heraldry Confederation "Do nothing" option (per dilemma) +20
Faction leader passive +10
Paladin hero passive (per hero) +10
Lord lord passive (per lord) +10
Researching the following technologies:
Heraldry of Artois
Heraldry of Bastonne
Heraldry of Bordeleaux
Heraldry of Bretonnia
Heraldry of Carcassonne
Heraldry of Parravon
Support Religious Errantry
+10
Character traits:

Devoted

+10
Prophetess lord passive (per lord) +5
Researching the following technologies:
Chivalric Code
+5
Defeating enemy armies after researching certain techs +2 to +5
Heroic Victory (per battle) +60
Decisive Victory (per battle) +10
Close Victory (per battle) +5
Pyrrhic Victory (per battle) +2

Losing Chivalry[]

Name Value
Declaring war on a Bretonnian faction (per action) -200
Razing good enemy settlement (per action) -100
Heraldry Confederation "Demand Fealty" option (per dilemma) -70
Sacking enemy settlement (per action) -30
Brothel (per construction) -20
Ransom Captives post-battle option (per battle) -5
Ambushing (per army per turn) -2
Raiding (per army per turn) -2
Crushing Defeat (per battle) -20
Decisive Defeat (per battle) -10
Close Defeat (per battle) -5
Valiant Defeat (per battle) -2

Strategy[]

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One strategy with Bretonnia to gather Chivalry quickly is to spam paladins, lords and prophettesses. Each gives you +5 to +10 Chivalry. If you have the economy, you can get an infinite supply of paladin to boost your chivalry score to the roof!