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Master Necromancer
Wh main vmp master necromancer.png
FactionVampire Counts
CategoryVampire Counts lord
Unit size1
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1000 (350)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 250
Icon stat health.png Health: 3340
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 66
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 30
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 38
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 15
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 15
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 210
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 90
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).

Master Necromancer is a Vampire Counts melee infantry unit in Total War: Warhammer. Drifting between the living and the dead, a Master Necromancer summons Undead minions to fight enemies on his behalf.


As a man follows the dark path of the Necromancer, he becomes ever more detached from his mortal roots. Morbidly questing after the secrets of death, a Necromancer deeply steeped in the lore of the dead stands on the threshold between worlds, neither wholly alive, nor one of the Undead. His body twisted with unholy power, his mind seared by the horrors he has witnessed, a Necromancer often has more in common with his lurching, moaning minions than with the living he seeks to slay.







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Master Necromancer is the cheapest lord in vampire roster around 1000 gold worth with spell and abilities. Most players will pick another lord for their powerful combat attributes but don't underestimate if some players brought this lord. This lord like a cheap version of mannfred or kemmler, spam magic wind and use it for spamming zombie summoning or healing magic

Bringing him with the hellsteed mount allows for great mobility across battlefield. He can also be placed on a corpse cart for a variety of auras.

The notable benefit over the necromancer hero is the magical animus ability allowing him to briefly restore the leadership of a unit. Bring this lord if you want a cheap spellcaster while the rest of your army does the fighting.