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Grombrindal - The White Dwarf
Grombrindal - The White Dwarf.png
CategoryLegendary Lord
Unit size1
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1500 (1500)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 375
Icon stat health.png Health: 4356
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 85
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 32
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 70
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 42
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 45
Resistance magic.png Magic Resistance: 25
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 15
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 185
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 315
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
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 15%. Damage of missile attacks is reduced by this amount.

Resistance magic.png Magic Resistance: 25%. Damage of magical attacks is reduced by this amount.
Attrition immunity.png Resilience: This unit is immune to the following types of attrition: Snow, Mountain.
Charge reflector.png Expert Charge Defence: When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any attacker.
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.

Grombrindal Has No Fear

Grombrindal - The White Dwarf is a Dwarfs Legendary Lord introduced in Total War: Warhammer. The White Dwarf is a legendary figure - the mightiest living Dawi warrior.

In the campaign, he is an alternative leader of the Karaz-a-Karak faction.


Starting around October 22, 2016 and continuing into November, Steam codes for Grombrindal was given out for free in Games Workshop stores around the world. Additionally codes for Grombrindal came with copies of Games Workshop's White Dwarf Magazine. Following this, he was unavailable for a few months.

Then on January 19, 2017, Grombrindal became available as a free DLC on Steam.

Grombrindal can be downloaded free on Steam here.


Grombrindal is an enigmatic figure, recorded throughout the Dwarfs' history, appearing to give aid to his bearded kin whenever they find themselves in a particularly dire and unfavourable situation. Just what can one Dwarf do when a Karak is besieged by thousands of Greenskins, or a Dwarf throng surrounded and outnumbered by a warherd of braying, ravenous Beastmen, however? In Grombrindal’s case, it turns out that he can do quite a lot; the White Dwarf is a mighty warrior, some say bettered only by Grimnir himself. Every slash of his legendary axe see the heads of urks tumble from their dishonourable shoulders.

Campaign effects[]


  • Armoured: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • Armour-Piercing: The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.
  • 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.


Unique items[]


The White Dwarf occupies a unique role in the dawi armory. Lacking the raw killing power of the High King or the sturdy resilience of Ironhammer, it can be easy to dismiss the White Dwarf as a useless lord. The reality is quite different.

The White Dwarf excels as a compliment to your army - with his flash-bomb he can slow-down and deal immense damage to a variety of units, from elite infantry to the dreaded SEMs/chariots. Use him to lock enemy units in place and buy-time for your army to reform ranks or focus their fire appropriately, whilst his unbreakable nature enables him to hold the line until his last breath.

In multiplayer, the Flash-Bomb, ideally complimented by the Rune Axe of Grombrdinal allows him to deal immense armour-piercing damage to priority units, whilst simultaneously lowering their morale drastically. But be wary - compared to his compatriots, he does lack some armour making him quite susceptible to focused missile fire.