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Grand Hierophant Khatep
Grand Hierophant Khatep.png
RaceTomb Kings
FactionExiles of Nehek
CategoryLegendary Lord
Unit size1
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 0 (650)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 0
Icon stat health.png Health: 3880
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 75
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 28
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 38
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 10
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 15
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 210
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 90
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat armour.png
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Undead.png Undead: The unit is Undead (does not rout, immune to terror, becomes unstable when is low).
I have failed him once in the search for Unlife, but I shall not fail again !

Grand Hierophant Khatep is a Tomb Kings Legendary Lord introduced in Total War: Warhammer II with the Rise of the Tomb Kings DLC. The head of the Mortuary Cult’s Hierophantic Council, Khatep is the oldest and wisest of the Liche Priests. The Liche Lord, ancient beyond memory, wanders the deserts in search of powerful artefacts to restore his beloved kingdom to its former glory.

In the campaign, he leads the Exiles of Nehek faction.


Khatep, known as the Liche Lord, is the current Grand Hierophant of Khemri, and the religious head of the Mortuary Cult's hieratic council. Khatep is the oldest and wisest of all the Liche Priest and the first member of their order to truly deny death's embrace, if not the ravages of time. He is ancient beyond memory, cadaverous and hunched over as if he carries the weight of epochs upon his shoulders. Following the casting of Nagash's Great Ritual, civil war threatened to destroy Nehekhara. Khatep therefore took it upon himself to restore order. He broke the magical seals of the Great Pyramid of Khemri and awoke the greatest of the Tomb Kings: Settra. At the end of the mighty incantation Settra arose and smote any who opposed him. Before long all bowed their heads to Settra, and though he sat once more upon the throne of Khemri, his wrath was great. Settra was angry foremost with the Mortuary Cult, believing they had whispered lies about the extent of their powers. In his fury, he exiled Khatep from Khemri and forbade him to set foot within any of the great cities until such a time as he could fulfil the Mortuary Cult's ancient promise and reinstate the golden age of Nehekhara. Thus, Khatep wanders the deserts in search of scrolls, inscriptions and relics of power that he believes will restore his beloved kingdom to its former glory.



Lord Effects[]

  • Hero capacity +2 for Liche Priests
  • Hero recruit rank +3 for Liche Priests


Before being mounted, Khatep starts as a melee infantry unit.




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  • Khatep grants a bonus to Dynasty research rate, and improves casualty replenishment and army movement factionwide. He can also recruit a higher number of Liche Priest Heroes, and recruits them at a higher rank.
  • Once defeated he grants Immunity to Desert Attrition for the Lord's Army.
  • Khatep is the only Tomb King Lord without a -25% fire weakness (Liche Priests are the only Heroes without the weakness as well).