Mage (Metal) is a High Elves spellcaster hero unit introduced in Total War: Warhammer II with The Total Waaagh! Update. The extreme longevity of Elves allows for the accrual of a deeper knowledge than other races of the magical metamorphosis of metals for war.
In Ulthuan, those who devote their lives to magic are treated with the highest respect and honour. Though each kingdom has its own magical traditions and methods of scholarship, Saphery is the realm most famed for its mages, and it is at the White Tower of Hoeth that Ulthuan's seat of magical learning can be found. There, the greatest collection of Mages, Loremasters and scholars in the world endeavour to perfect their mastery of the sorcerous arts. It is a place of wonders unbounded, where mages strive to harness every aspect of the Winds of Magic.