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Heinrich Kemmler
Heinrich Kemmler.png
RaceVampire Counts
FactionThe Barrow Legion
CategoryLegendary Lord
Unit size1
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1200 (450)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 300
Icon stat health.png Health: 2856
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 75
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 34
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 38
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 45
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 18
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 15
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 220
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 120
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
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).

Heinrich Kemmler is a Vampire Counts Legendary Lord introduced in Total War: Warhammer. He is a powerful spellcaster, and can summon a unique Wight King called Krell.

In Total War: Warhammer II, he was moved to his own faction, The Barrow Legion, with the release of the Aye-Aye! Patch.


The dead answer my call. When you are dead, you will answer too!

Heinrich Kemmler burns with the need for power. Having recognised the limits that mortality placed upon him in his early years, Kemmler made it his life's work to escape them. He plunged into the world of Necromancy as a young man, and by the time he had reached his fortieth year he was able to raise entire graveyards of corpses to do his bidding. Kemmler became a great and much-feared Necromancer, plundering every Wizard's tower and ancient temple he could find in his search for dark truths. His star was in the ascendant for many decades until ambitious rivals united to bring him to his knees. Although he finally managed to scatter his attackers with a great spell of confusion, Kemmler's body was broken and his mind blasted in the battle. For many years Heinrich wandered as little better than a half-sane beggar. By some quirk of fate, he uncovered the tomb of a long-dead Chaos Champion, whose burial mound was so magnificent it towered high above him. Here Kemmler struck a terrible pact with the Gods. They restored him to his former power and in return, Heinrich swore to slay and destroy in their name. Now, the name of the Lichemaster once again strikes terror into the hearts of ordinary folk.


Active Abilities[]






  • The Ravenous Dead

Campaign effects[]

If chosen as starting lord:

  • Additional Starting Units
  • Lord Effects
    • Military spending VC.png Upkeep: -50% for Necromancer heroes
    • Treasury VC.png Raise dead cost: -25%
    • Spell ability.png In battle, Kemmler can call upon Krell, a powerful hero, with a unique summoning ability
    • Suitable climate mountains
    • +30 diplomatic relations with Beastmen and Warriors of Chaos



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