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Cylostra Direfin
Cylostra Direfin.png
RaceVampire Coast
FactionThe Drowned
CategoryLegendary Lord
Unit size1
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1000 (800)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 250
Icon stat health.png Health: 2616
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 60
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 40
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 44
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 35
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 30
Resistance physical.png Physical Resistance: 75

Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 200
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 100
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Modifier icon magical.png Magical Attacks: Yes
Icon stat armour.png
  • Encourages.png Encourage: This unit provides a Icon stat morale.pngleadership bonus to nearby allies. Units within range of both the Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
  • Causes fear.png Can Cause Fear: This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their Icon stat morale.pngleadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
  • Causes terror.png Can Cause Terror: This unit can cause terror, making its melee target rout for a short time. Units that cause terror are immune to terror and fear themselves.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Ignore forest penalties.png Strider: Speed and combat penalties caused by terrain are ignored by this unit.
  • Undead.png Undead: The unit is Undead (does not rout, immune to terror, becomes unstable when is low).

Cylostra Direfin is a Vampire Coast Legendary Lord introduced Total War: Warhammer II with the Curse of the Vampire Coast DLC.

In the campaign, she leads The Drowned faction.


Legend has it that the sea witch Cylostra Direfin was once the favourite court singer of a Bretonnian king. Sent on a voyage across the ocean to sing for the Phoenix King, they were hit by a fierce storm. The madame’s notes turned to screams of fury as the ship sank, and all onboard drowned. Decades later, a Bretonnian galleon of rotten wood and tattered sails can be seen navigating the seas even in the most savage of storms. It is The Lamprey, the ship of the vengeful spirit Madame Cylostra and her crew, the Drowned.


Lord Effects[]

  • Cylostra Direfin can offer the loyal followers in her army increased physical resistance while also enabling magical attacks.
  • +5% Physical resistance for all units (Lord's army)
  • Enables magical attacks (Lord's army)

The Lamprey[]

The Lamprey is Cylostra Direfin's personal ship.




Before being mounted, Cylostra Direfin begins as an infantry unit.

Notable Skills[]

Notable skills from the Lord's campaign skill tree:



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  • Cylostra Direfin is the first original legendary lord character designed by Creative Assembly and implemented with permission from Games Workshop.[1]
  • Cylostra Direfin's starting Damned Paladin is named Robert Barthelemy and has a helmet with antlers. This is most likely a reference to Robert Baratheon, a king and former knight in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Robert Baratheon's kingdom is the Stormlands, known for it's windswept, stormy weather just like Cylostra Direfin.
  • Creative Assembly on Cylostra's sound design: "Cylostra was interesting as she was a new character. Finding the actress was a challenge as we had to find someone who could sound larger than life, be a complete diva, but also knock out those big operatic notes! We recorded her spellcasting and screams in different notes and linked this with the music system so that a different note is played depending on which key the music is being played in at the time. To make her sound undead she got a lot of reverb and delay on her voice. A fun fact is that everyone else in the game pronounces her surname as “dire-fin” in a very plain, English way, but she always says it in a more elegant, French style “dear-fan” Some of you may remember a British TV show from the 90s called Keeping Up Appearances where the main character was called Hyacinth Bucket but she always pronounces her surname in a more elegant, French-sounding way: 'bouquet'."[2]