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Orc Warboss is a Greenskins melee infantry unit in Total War: Warhammer. Pure muscle and rage, Warbosses devastate enemies with their brutal melee attacks.


Orcs are led by the biggest and brawniest of their kind. These hulking individuals have pummelled their way to the top in a culture where only the strongest survive. Orc leaders do not rise above the knock-down brawls so common amongst their race, they thrive on them - at least until they are toppled by a still mightier challenger. Having established dominance over all competitors, Orc leaders take control of a mob or, if they are strong enough, an entire tribe. Any who question the right of the leader to rule must be slain, driven off or spectacularly beaten into submission.


  • Armoured & Shielded: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Modifier icon armour piercing.pngArmour-Piercing damage. Modifier icon shield.pngShields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.






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The Warboss is as blunt and straightforward, well, as an Orc. He smashes his enemies with strong melee prowess and that is about it. His armour piercing is higher than his base damage which is unlike the Night Goblin Warboss.

Notably, he has access to a Wyvern mount which allows your lord to fly which only Azhag the Slaughterer on Skullmuncha can do. This option of mobility cannot be ignored. Wyvern units inflict Poison! which goes a long way towards making the Warboss a fearsome combatant. That on top of their mobility is a strong combo against most enemies.

That being said, he is a very basic unit that can be beaten through magic, missiles, or simply kiting away from him and destroying his army. A Greenskins player is best bringing this if they want to save on their Leadership and spend more money on an elite army or otherwise throw an opponent off guard.