Exalted Hero

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Exalted Hero
Wh main chs exalted hero.png
Wh main chs champion.png
FactionWarriors of Chaos
CategoryMelee Hero
Unit size1
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1000 (700)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 250
Icon stat health.png Health: 3450
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 64
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 65
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 40
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 30
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 15
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 275
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 140
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Icon stat armour.png
Shielded units will block the following percentage of missile damage from the front Shield: 50%
  • 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.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Exalted Hero is a Warriors of Chaos melee infantry unit introduced in Total War: Warhammer. Desire for the Gods' attention demands these men fight in the melee with strength far beyond that of mere mortals.

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The frozen north spawns some of the hardiest warriors in all the world. Each is a paragon of deadly ability and lethal intent. Some ascend to command entire nations, some pursue the esoteric paths of the arcane, but the majority dictate themselves to little more than the brutal butchery of all who stand in their path. These ruthless killers are known as Exalted Heroes. The history of many Exalted Heroes, recorded in scattered chronicles by the free people of the Old World, is a catalogue of woes and evil deeds. Their infamy shines bright as they capture the notice of the Dark Gods of Chaos with ever-greater feats of slaughter. Exalted Heroes frequently seek out others of their kind to engage in ritual combat. When two of these Champions of Chaos clash, they duel to the death in the manner of gladiators, using the full force of every weapon at their disposal. When a victor emerges, bloodied but triumphant, he will cut a grisly trophy from his foe, claiming both his vanquished enemy's weapons and followers as his own. If the triumphant champion has truly excelled, he may even succeed in attracting the attention of the Dark Gods and, in doing so, receive a more permanent reward for his deeds in the form of a mutation of daemonic gift. With each victory, the Exalted Hero grows ever closer to becoming a Chaos Lord, with whole armies to command and daemonhood within his reach.

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  • 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.

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A competent duelist character that can put up a good fight even against enemy lords. Exalted Heroes can be put on manticores which provides a Chaos army with a mobile terror character which is always useful. Generally best used to protect a Lord or to fight alongside them in order to maximize damage in a duel with enemy characters or single entity units.