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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.

Tech tree[]

Description[]

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...

Technologies[]

Tech Prerequisite Cost Effects
The Pillar of Rage
Serial Killing

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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 300 Skulls
Campaign movement.png Campaign movement range: +10% after razing a settlement (all characters)
Skull Harvesting

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 300 Skulls
Income trait favour.png Income from post-battle loot: +10%
Bitter Raiding

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 300 Skulls
Income trait favour.png Income from raiding: +50%
Spread Rage

An ocean of hatred! A flood of fury! A spreading sea of purest rage and unbound wrath! All must hear the call to slaughter!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 300 Skulls
  • Corruption khorne.png Khorne corruption: +2 (all provinces)
  • Khorne skulls bundle.png +5% chance to automatically colonised ruined regions in province at turn start (faction wide)
Blood Feasting

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 300 Skulls
Raging Denial

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 300 Skulls
Resistance magic.png Spell resistance: 8% for Bloodletters of Khorne and Exalted Bloodletters of Khorne units
Rage Within

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 300 Skulls
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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 300 Skulls
  • Khorne skulls.png Skulls: 50 per turn
  • Diplomacy.png Diplomatic relations: -10 with all factions
The Pillar of War

Research 3 technologies from The Pillar of Rage to unlock this Pillar

Wh3 main army abilities horn of khorne.pngSounds of War

None may refuse the call of slaughter, for it is the call of glory, honour, destiny and destruction.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 400 Skulls
  • Khorne skulls bundle.png The Skull Throne cost: -10%
  • Wh3 main army abilities summoned from beyond khorne.png Army ability number of uses: +1 for "Summoned from Beyond" (all armies)
War Tribute

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 400 Skulls
Income trait favour.png 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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 400 Skulls
Income trait favour.png Income from sacking settlements: +25%
War Leaders

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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 400 Skulls
Army.png 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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 400 Skulls
  • Weapon Damage Character.png Weapon strength: +5% when fighting against Slaaneshi factions
  • Morale.png Leadership: +12 when fighting against Slaaneshi factions
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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 400 Skulls
Disaster.png Attrition: -25% casualties suffered from Bloodthirst attrition
Hungrier Spawn

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 400 Skulls
Battle speed.png 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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 400 Skulls
Bonus vs large.png 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

Wh3 main army abilities relentless rage.png 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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 500 Skulls
Wh3 main army abilities relentless rage.png 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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 500 Skulls
Khorne skull throne.png Blood Hosts: +1 units on creation
Skull-Reaper

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 500 Skulls
  • Battle speed.png Speed: +10% for all units in Blood Hosts
  • Melee.png Melee attack: +10 for all units in Blood Hosts
Harvester's Pride

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 500 Skulls
Khorne skulls bundle.png Skulls collected from skull piles: +50%
Killer's Trophy

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 500 Skulls
Item ability.png Grant the Trophy of Killers banner to your faction
Better Breeding

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 500 Skulls
Defence.png 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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 500 Skulls
Khorne skull throne.png 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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 500 Skulls
Khorne skulls.png Skulls: 40 per turn
The Pillar of Prowess

Research 3 technologies from The Pillar of Pride to unlock this Pillar

Dog Fighting

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 600 Skulls
  • Charge.png Charge bonus: +8 for Flesh Hounds of Khorne
  • Strider.png Attribute: Strider for Flesh Hounds of Khorne units
Unrelenting Conflict

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 600 Skulls
  • Khorne skulls bundle.png The Skull Throne cost: -10%
  • Wh3 main army abilities summoned from beyond khorne.png Army ability number of uses: +1 for "Summoned from Beyond" (all armies)
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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 600 Skulls
Replenishment.png 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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 600 Skulls
Item ability.png Grant the Khorne's Gift banner to your faction
Unburning Might

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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 600 Skulls
Resistance fire.png Fire resistance: 50% for Bloodcrushers of Khorne units
Snorting Blood

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 600 Skulls
Passive ability: Gorefeast for Minotaur units (replaces Bloodgreed)
Daemonic-Melding

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 600 Skulls
Accuracy character.png Range: +25% for Skullcannons units
Skull Flensing

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 600 Skulls
Khorne skulls bundle.png Skulls gained from kills: +10%
The Pillar of Wrath

Research 3 technologies from The Pillar of Prowess to unlock this Pillar

Wrathful Slaughter

Let our murderous legion reach a rapturous crescendo of slaughter - an unprecedented symphony of destruction, a brand new zenith of murderous fury.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 700 Skulls
Wh3 main army abilities blade of khorne.pngArmy 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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 700 Skulls
  • Diplomacy.png Diplomatic relations: -40 with all factions
  • Weapon damage.png Weapon strength: +15% for melee infantry units (all armies)
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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 700 Skulls
Replenishment.png 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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 700 Skulls
Turns.png 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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 700 Skulls
Khorne skull throne.png Blood Hosts: Guaranteed chance of receiving +1 Bloodthirsters unit(s) on creation
Juggernaut Anger

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 700 Skulls
Charge.png Charge bonus: +8 for Skullcrushers of Khorne units
Renegotiate Bargains

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 700 Skulls
Ammo.png 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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 700 Skulls
Khorne skulls bundle.png 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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 800 Skulls
  • Khorne skulls bundle.png The Skull Throne cost: -10%
  • Wh3 main army abilities summoned from beyond khorne.png Army ability number of uses: +1 for "Summoned from Beyond" (all armies)
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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 800 Skulls
Item ability.png Grant the Lifetaker Banner to your faction
Deathbringers Defiant

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 800 Skulls
Resistance ward save.png Ward save: 8% for Bloodthirster units
Defiant Muster

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 800 Skulls
Khorne skull throne.png Blood Hosts: +1 units on creation
Glorious Deaths

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...

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 800 Skulls
Khorne skull throne.png Blood Hosts: +1 turns to Bloodthirst attrition immunity from battles
Abjuration-Reaper

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 800 Skulls
Campaign movement.png Campaign movement range: +10% for Blood Hosts
Exist Always

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 800 Skulls
Upkeep: -8%
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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 800 Skulls
Resistance missile.png Missile resistance: +8% when attacking (all armies)
The Pillar of Rivalry

Research 3 technologies from The Pillar of Defiance to unlock this Pillar

Bloodiest Rivals

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 900 Skulls
Experience.png Double experience gain for units when fighting against Khornate factions
Ogre Bane

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 900 Skulls
Weapon damage.png 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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 900 Skulls
Melee.png Melee attack: +4 when fighting against Warriors of Chaos, Daemons of Chaos and Norsca
Tzeen Killers

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 900 Skulls
Resistance magic.png Spell resistance: 10% when fighting against Tzeentchian factions
Nurgh Destroyers

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 900 Skulls
  • Plague.png Chance of a plague spreading: -30%
  • Modifier icon flaming.png Enables flaming attacks when fighting against Nurgle factions
Tzar Enders

The stone-faced mortals of Kislev possess uncommon endurance, but even their steel will shatter beneath our pounding hooves and lacerating blades.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 900 Skulls
Charge.png Charge bonus: +20% when fighting against Kislev
Dragon Slayers

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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 900 Skulls
Resistance missile.png Missile resistance: +10% when fighting against Cathay
Prince Breaker

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 900 Skulls
Bonus vs large.png 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

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 1000 Skulls
  • Armour.png Armour: +10 for Bloodletters of Khorne and Exalted Bloodletters of Khorne units
  • Melee.png Melee attack: +5 Bloodletters of Khorne and Exalted Bloodletters of Khorne units
Siege Rectitude

Let them come. Let them try. We will not be bowed! We will not be broken! We will remain steadfast, always!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 1000 Skulls
Vigour.png 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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 1000 Skulls
  • Bloodreaper.png Hero capacity: +1 for Bloodreapers
  • Bloodreaper.png Hero recruit rank: +3 for Bloodreapers
Staunch Defender

Not one inch of Kharneth's ground can be lost. The harder our foe strikes against us, the more unwavering our courage shall be.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 1000 Skulls
Faction leader.png Leadership aura: +25% when defending
Favoured One

Wherever there is fear, there can be no honour. The solution is simple: remove all fear, and only courage remains.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 1000 Skulls
  • Armour.png Armour: +10 for Icon Army.pngLords and embedded Icon hero.pngHeroes
  • Charge.png Charge bonus: +10 for Icon Army.pngLords and embedded Icon hero.pngHeroes


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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 1000 Skulls
Icon effects ambush.png Ambush defence chance: +20%
Hail Skullcrusher

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.

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 1000 Skulls
Turns.png 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!

  • Bullet kho skulls.png 1000 Skulls
Wound time.png Wound recovery time: -2 (all characters)
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