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Icon general.pngLords are special, powerful character units which lead armies. They should not be confused with Icon hero.pngHeroes.


Each army may only contain one Icon general.pngLord.

The Icon general.pngLord is the army general/commander and provides a leadership aura which grants bonus leadership to his/her units as long as they are within a certain radius. This can be seen as a blue circle around the Icon general.pngLord when he/she is selected.

Icon general.pngLords are generally a single unit or soldier (rather than a unit made up of many soldiers). They have high HP and powerful attacks. They can also gain experience points through battle and level up. When a Lord levels up, they gain a skill point to unlock new abilities on their skill tree.

In the Grand Campaign, Icon general.pngLords can be equipped with Items and Followers which provide them with abilities, attributes and stat bonuses. They also have access to Banners, Runes and Marks of Chaos which can be carried around and assigned to units in their army before a battle.

Many Lords have access to special mounts, including some monsters and flying creatures such as the Chaos Dragon or Imperial Griffon.

Types of Lords[]

Icon general.pngLords generally fall into one of two categories:

  • Melee specialist: characters which are expert at fighting in melee combat.
  • Wizards/Spellcasters: characters which can use the Winds of Magic to cast powerful spells.
  • Ranged: characters which are most effective fighting at range.

Some may be adept at both melee and spellcasting.

All kinds of lords can provide various buffs to the units under their control.

Legendary Lords[]

Main article: Legendary Lords

Legendary Lords are special, unique Lords available to playable factions. They are powerful individuals from Warhammer lore, such as Karl Franz or Archaeon, and are considered those factions' commanders.

Unique Lords[]

Main article: Unique lords
Unique lords are Lords which are not in command of playable factions, but who have unique names and models. They may be recruited by playable factions and share many attributes with Legendary Lords, often having unique skill trees. These include powerful individuals from Warhammer lore, such as Boris Todbringer and The Red Duke.


This is a list of all the generic lords in the series, not including legendary lords and unique lords.

Factions Introduced in Total War: Warhammer[]

Race Lord Unit type Role DLC
The Empire General of the Empire Infantry Melee
Arch Lector Infantry Melee
The Grim and the Grave
Huntsman General Infantry Ranged Hunter and the Beast (WHII only)
Dwarfs Dwarf Lord Infantry Melee
Runelord Infantry Melee
The King and the Warlord
Greenskins Orc Warboss Infantry Melee
Goblin Great Shaman Infantry Spellcaster
Night Goblin Warboss Infantry Melee The King and the Warlord
Vampire Counts Vampire Lord Infantry Melee
Master Necromancer Infantry Spellcaster
Strigoi Ghoul King Infantry Melee Spellcaster The Grim and the Grave
Bretonnia Bretonnian Lord Infantry Melee Free download
Prophetess Infantry Spellcaster Free download
Warriors of Chaos Chaos Lord Infantry Melee Chaos Warriors Race Pack
Chaos Sorcerer Lord Infantry Spellcaster Chaos Warriors Race Pack
Lord of Change Monster Melee
Chaos Warriors Race Pack
Beastmen Beastlord Infantry Melee Call of the Beastmen
Wood Elves Glade Lord (male) Infantry Melee Realm of the Wood Elves
Glade Lord (female) Infantry Ranged Realm of the Wood Elves
Ancient Treeman Monster Melee
Realm of the Wood Elves
Norsca Marauder Chieftain Infantry Melee Norsca (DLC)

Factions Introduced in Total War: Warhammer II[]

Race Lord Unit type Role DLC
Dark Elves Dreadlord (Sword & Shield) Infantry Melee
Dreadlord (Sword & Crossbow) Infantry Ranged
Supreme Sorceress Infantry Spellcaster The Queen and the Crone
High Beastmaster Infantry Melee/Support The Shadow and the Blade
High Elves Prince Infantry Melee
Princess Infantry Ranged
Archmage Infantry Spellcaster The Warden and the Paunch
Lizardmen Slann Mage-Priest Infantry Spellcaster
Saurus Old Blood Infantry Melee
Red Crested Skink Chief Infantry Melee Prophet and the Warlock
Kroxigor Ancient Monster Melee Hunter and the Beast
Skaven Grey Seer Infantry Spellcaster
Warlord Infantry Melee
Warlock Master Infantry Spellcaster Prophet and the Warlock
Master Assassin Infantry Ranged The Shadow and the Blade
Tomb Kings Tomb King Infantry Melee Rise of the Tomb Kings
Vampire Coast Vampire Fleet Admiral Infantry Melee/Spellcaster Curse of the Vampire Coast

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