The Khorne tech tree consists of technologies that unlock new advantages throughout the game.
Khorne's tech tree is divided by 8 Pillars of Technology with 8 techs each. To unlock a new technology pillar, the player must at least research 3 techs from the previous pillar. Each tech has a cost of Skulls that starts at 300 Skulls and increases by 100 Skulls per technology pillar.
Eight is the number of The Blood God. Eight are the pillars at the heart of the Brass Citadel, each inscribed with Khorne's commandments. Eight are the articles that form each edict - the Blood God's laws that must be followed...
|The Pillar of Rage|
Hearts pound like war drums, veins burn with primal fire, sinews tighten into iron, and the rage, oh the rage, is transcedent in its intensity. Such endless, glorious slaughter there shall be!
|Campaign movement range: +10% after razing a settlement (all characters)|
Though carnage is its own reward, if offered sufficient tribute the Skull Throne may on ocassion grant unto us great tools of destruction. Our fury shall be augmented by legendary steel.
|Income from post-battle loot: +10%|
Destruction alone will not suffice. We are not animals! We are crusaders, driven by fury and fervour in equal measure, and we will exact the tribute that great Kharneth is due.
|Income from raiding: +50%|
An ocean of hatred! A flood of fury! A spreading sea of purest rage and unbound wrath! All must hear the call to slaughter!
Some believe we simply rejoice in destruction, and do not understand that it is undiluted hatred that drives us on. As we sup upon their lifeblood by the gallon, howling to the skies, all will know the truth.
Hate is our armour. Fury is our shield. Rage is our bulwark. Magic? Pah! It is worthless trickery that shall never, ever dim our Daemons' limitless and eternal wrath.
|Spell resistance: 8% for Bloodletters of Khorne and Exalted Bloodletters of Khorne units|
Those who give themselves, body and soul, to the fury within shall never again require sustenance or reward. Hunger, thirst, desire, avarice - they will be liberated from such petty concerns. Only hatred shall remain.
|Upkeep: -5% for Chaos Warriors of Khorne units|
|Skulls for the Skull Throne
As the Blood God's brass throne room fills to the ceiling with freshly-harvested skulls, we will unleash rage to shake this world to its very core! As awe-struck as they are terrified, all will quail before our everlasting fury!
|The Pillar of War
Research 3 technologies from The Pillar of Rage to unlock this Pillar
|Sounds of War
None may refuse the call of slaughter, for it is the call of glory, honour, destiny and destruction.
Let the bone bounty pour forth, for every harvested skull is a paean to the glory of war, and to the immortal might of the Murder God.
|Income from all buildings: +50%|
|Spoils of Battle
We will dig trophies from the ashes, seize wealth from the ruins, tear trinkets from the corpses, and then we will know the Skull Throne's approval for these blood-soaked tributes.
|Income from sacking settlements: +25%|
If we are to triumph upon every battlefield, if we are to bathe in blood of our every enemy, we must lure legendary warriors beyond compare to our murderous cause. Put out the call!
|Lord recruit rank +2|
|Little Brother's War
Only once this world is scrubbed clean of the decadent Slaaneshi can it know honor. It is out great privilege to slaughter the Perfect Prince's venal fools, and a responsibility we shall never shirk.
|Failure in Battle
Do not loose heart, for failure is a but an opportunity to grow stronger, and thus another stepping stone to glory. There will, after all, always be more blood to spill.
|Attrition: -25% casualties suffered from Bloodthirst attrition|
Even the mindless cannot resist the drums of war. And even the most wretched and broken of beings can call upon the might of Kharneth, if it serves slaughter's cause.
|Speed: +20% for Spawn of Khorne units|
|Hounds of War
Our beasts of battle shall fear no foe, no matter how great or unnatural. A kill is a kill, and flesh is flesh. The more of it there is, the more there is to rip and tear.
|Bonus vs Large: +7 for Flesh Hound and Warhound units|
|The Pillar of Pride
Research 3 technologies from The Pillar of War to unlock this Pillar
| Slaughterer's Pride
The intoxicating thrill of savage victory shall become headier than ever, and our thirst for the kill will know no bounds. Praise the Skull Throne!
|Army ability: "Relentless Rage" (all armies)|
|Admiring the Corrupt
As we gaze upon lands riven by bloodshed and hatred , our hearts swell with pride, knowing that we have served the Hunter of Souls well.
|Blood Hosts: +1 units on creation|
Our great deeds attract the attention of a great warrior - a scar-cloaked and blood-soaked champion of Kharneth. With this legend of warfare at our side, unprecedented new heights of glory awaits us.
Steadfast belief in our skills and tools of war guarantees greater tribute. The more we value our own prowess in battle, the more fresh skulls there shall be.
|Skulls collected from skull piles: +50%|
The slaughter has been glorious, our skill has been unmatched, and the pride we take in each fresh kill has never been greater. We are deserving of tribute.
|Grant the Trophy of Killers banner to your faction|
Slice the throats of the runts, and let their superior brethren feast upon the corpses. Only the largest, strongest and most quick-tempered of breeding stock may be permitted to join Khorne's blood legion.
|Melee defence: +4 for Gorebeast Chariot of Khorne units|
|Pride to Continue
It is our unshakeable self-belief, not mere flesh, which sustains the hordes of Kharneth. Shrug off all wounds! Do not flinch at lost limbs or gored organs!
|Blood Hosts: +1 turns to initial Bloodthirst attrition immunity|
|Skulls to Bring
Believe in victory, and victory shall come to pass. Believe that we will be showered in the skulls of the fallen, and we will be showered in the skulls of the fallen. Believe in Lord Khorne, for He believes in us.
|Skulls: 40 per turn|
|The Pillar of Prowess
Research 3 technologies from The Pillar of Pride to unlock this Pillar
As magic, the tool of weaklings and deceivers, is anathema to the will of Khorne, so too do our war-beasts despise all sorcery. As the accursed Winds blow, their ferocity shall only grow.
No matter how many foes' bones we blunt our blade upon, there can be no complacency, no final moment of triumph. We must forever prove that our skill, and our fury, is unmatched.
|Denying the Warp
Should one of our bloodthirsty kin fall in battle, simply step across their corpse and slay their killer, knowing that ever more of Khorne's Daemons stand behind us. The Blood Lord provides, always!
|Casualty replenishment rate: +12% Bloodletters of Khorne and Exalted Bloodletters of Khorne units|
|Gift of Martial Skill
Let the bodies pile up, let the land run red with blood, let the scars accumulate upon our hides, and then, will the Lord of Murder show His approval.
|Grant the Khorne's Gift banner to your faction|
The Feet of Khorne will not succumb to the agony of fire. They will thrive upon it! Our Soulcrushers will be forged anew in the scorching flames, battle-frenzied and unstoppable!
|Fire resistance: 50% for Bloodcrushers of Khorne units|
The merest scent of carnage shall rouse our Doombulls into a frenzied rage - perfect killing machines without mercy or restraint, a sight to awe even the most battle-weary of Daemons.
|Passive ability: Gorefeast for Minotaur units (replaces Bloodgreed)|
It is spirit and skill, not the physical limitations of brass and bone, that govern the murderous wrath of our Hellforged Bellowers. Let them be fused with our Bloodletter's unholy purpose, and they will maim and slay like never before.
|Range: +25% for Skullcannons units|
Raw hunks of gore bring the Skull Throne only meagre satisfaction. Our Daemons must become artisans of butchery, harvesting pristine and undamage skulls from their foes' mutilated' corpses.
|Skulls gained from kills: +10%|
|The Pillar of Wrath
Research 3 technologies from The Pillar of Prowess to unlock this Pillar
Let our murderous legion reach a rapturous crescendo of slaughter - an unprecedented symphony of destruction, a brand new zenith of murderous fury.
|Army ability: "Blade of Khorne" (all armies)|
|The Way of Wrath
So many bodies rended. So many skulls harvested. Our furious deeds shall give birth a great storm of wrath, to rain down upon every soul in every land. All shall heed the Blood God's call!
|Too Hateful to Die
Death is no obstacle to bloodlust, for Khornate fury is immortal. Those Daemons slain in glorious battle shall swiftly be reborn, hungry for savage vengeance.
|Casualty replenishment rate: 5%|
|Send Them Wrath
The Skull Throne's Greater Daemons are wrath incarnate, pure fury made corporeal. As our blood legion's lethal rage swells and swells, even more Deathbringers shall join their axes to ours.
|Recruitment duration: -1 turn for Bloodthirster units|
|Gates of Wrath
So consumed by ferocity shall our horde be that all rest will forever be denied to them. For every moment of their furious existence, they will think only of the next kill.
|Blood Hosts: Guaranteed chance of receiving +1 Bloodthirsters unit(s) on creation|
As their blood boils with eternal murder-lust, our Juggers will become living engines of destruction, their incandescent rage rendering them immune to fear or exhaustion.
|Charge bonus: +8 for Skullcrushers of Khorne units|
The slain Daemon imprisoned within every Soul Grinder rages to return to their physical form, but only through copious slaughter can this come to pass. Let us aid our Clinkerspawns' cause by granting them furious new might.
|Ammunition: +15 for Soul Grinder of Khorne units|
|Skull of the Enemy
Wrath brings war. War brings death. Death brings skulls. Skulls bring glory. Thus: skulls for the Skull Throne! Skulls for the Skull Throne! Skulls for the Skull Throne!
|Skulls collected from skull piles: +20%|
|The Pillar of Defiance
Research 3 technologies from The Pillar of Wrath to unlock this Pillar
|Gift of Defiance
No gods! No kings! Only Khorne! It is in His name that we wage our eternal war upon order, and it is by His grace that we shall be granted the tools of triumph.
|Deny Them Life
Life, in all its meekness and indulgence, is an affront to the God of Murder! Life must be refused! Life must be destroyed!
|Grant the Lifetaker Banner to your faction|
No weapon nor any spell of destruction can slow the Blood God's greatest warriors, for they simply refuse pain. Wounds are for the weak! The strong fight on, always.
|Ward save: 8% for Bloodthirster units|
Wherever there is hatred, wherever there is fury, a red door is opened. Through it strides Kharneth's baying legions of butchers, summoned into being by unchecked resenment, conflict and disorder.
|Blood Hosts: +1 units on creation|
Defeat is impossible! Victory is inevitable! The Skull Throne expects, and we shall not disappoint! When the killing is done, we shall bathe in glory. But, of course, the killing is never done...
|Blood Hosts: +1 turns to Bloodthirst attrition immunity from battles|
Peace is indeed the greatest insult to the servants of blood. Indeed, a true champion of Khorne can refuse no battle, and will willingly move mountaints to join the gore-soaked fray.
|Campaign movement range: +10% for Blood Hosts|
Refuse all need! Refuse all want! These are the worthless concerns of mortals. The honour of proving ourselves before Khorne is only sustenance we require.
|Deny Their Missiles
When our foes strike like cowards from afar, the Hunter of Souls expects that we simply rebuff their craven fusillades. Then, our wrath undimmed, we close for the kill.
|Missile resistance: +8% when attacking (all armies)|
|The Pillar of Rivalry
Research 3 technologies from The Pillar of Defiance to unlock this Pillar
When brothers in blood go to war against one another, it will be a fight like no other. There is no foe more pitiless, no foe more brutal, than our own kin.
|Double experience gain for units when fighting against Khornate factions|
There mortal brutes are powerful indeed, with might to rival our own, but in knowing they face this deadliest of challenges, the blood legion will excel.
|Weapon strength: +15% when fighting against Ogre Kingdoms|
|Bester of Mortals
Those mortals who have sold their souls to Ruin believe themselves to be the equal of Daemons. When they lie writhing on the battlefield, blood pouring from their wounds, they will know the truth.
|Melee attack: +4 when fighting against Warriors of Chaos, Daemons of Chaos and Norsca|
Cowards that they are, the meddling Raven's mutants will deploy sorcery and trickery against us. Fortunately, there is no magic that can drive the scent of blood from our nostrils.
|Spell resistance: 10% when fighting against Tzeentchian factions|
No disease, no matter how foul, can survive the scorching flames of Kharneth's rage. As we rend these festering wretches limb from limb, we shall burn all taint from them.
The stone-faced mortals of Kislev possess uncommon endurance, but even their steel will shatter beneath our pounding hooves and lacerating blades.
|Charge bonus: +20% when fighting against Kislev|
No longer will the hated Dragon Emperor impede Kharneth's bloody crusade! We will march through his volleys and fusillades as if they were nothing!
|Missile resistance: +10% when fighting against Cathay|
It matters not what underserved gifts this fallen mortal has stolen from the Gods. We will simply carve a path through whatever horrors he dares array against us.
|Bonus vs Large: +10 when fighting against Daemon Prince|
|The Pillar of Honour
Research 3 technologies from The Pillar of Rivalry to unlock this Pillar
|Honour in Blood
Fight with courage, slay only worthy foes, and the Lord of Murder shall be your shield in glorious battles to come
Let them come. Let them try. We will not be bowed! We will not be broken! We will remain steadfast, always!
|Vigour loss reduction: -15% during siege battles|
|Reaper of Ages
Courage, honour and unchecked ferocity: these are the virtues to which we all must aspire. Let us summon forth great champions of carnage to show our lesser forces the way.
Not one inch of Kharneth's ground can be lost. The harder our foe strikes against us, the more unwavering our courage shall be.
|Leadership aura: +25% when defending|
Wherever there is fear, there can be no honour. The solution is simple: remove all fear, and only courage remains.
|Repel the Honourless
Fear not the subterfuge of cowards. Their shameful blades shall break against our hides, for our righteous rage is all the armour we require.
|Ambush defence chance: +20%|
The Blood God approves of the great and glorious battles we fight in His name. He shall grant unto us His mightiest warrriors, borne atop His most fearsome beasts.
|Recruitment duration: -1 turn for Skullcrushers of Khorne units|
|Return for Honour
Every wound a triumph! Every scar a trophy! Every fresh gouge a mark of honour! Shrug off the blade's bite, and know the heal of battle once more!
|Wound recovery time: -2 (all characters)|