Total War: Warhammer 3 Daemons of Chaos Guide (Immortal Empires Update)

Total War got you confused? Here's our beginners guide to the Total War: Warhammer 3 Daemons of Chaos for Immortal Empires.

The Daemons of Chaos are one of the new playable Chaos Factions for Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires and boast some new mechanics that take a little getting used to. If your head is spinning at all of the potential paths you can take with your Daemon Prince, you’re not alone. If you’ve picked up The Daemons of Chaos or Legions of Chaos army in Immortal Empires and need some guidance, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our Warhammer 3 Daemons of Chaos guide for Immortal Empires below.

Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires Daemons of Chaos Guide

Naming Your Legendary Lord

Unlike the other factions in Total War Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires, when you select the Daemons of Chaos, you have the choice to name your Legendary Lord in both the multiplayer and single-player campaign modes. For now, Creative Assembly has only released a single Lord, but that might change with future DLCs. 

The option to type a name will come up when you select the Daemons of Chaos. If you have already started your campaign and want to change your Lord’s name, you can do so from the Character Details menu for your Legendary Lord. In the bottom right corner, you’ll see the Rename button. 

How Daemons of Chaos Play

The Daemons of Chaos are a unique faction that can pull from all of the different Chaos Lords or specialize in creating powerful units and cities in the name of specific Chaos Lord(s). 

Daemonic Glory

The main concept you should be aware of is Glory

As you defeat armies and conquer cities and towns, you’ll be asked to allocate points towards a specific Chaos God. You can see how many points you’ve accumulated at the top of your screen. 

Points are later used in the Daemonic Glory tab, which includes powerful buffs and equipment for your main Legendary Lord. Daemonic Glory essentially replaces the traditional Technology for your faction. 

Daemonic Glory, Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires
Daemonic Glory, Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires

When you conquer a city or town, you’ll be asked to Occupy the settlement under the name of a Chaos God, providing additional Glory points. Buildings and units built in that City will be exclusive to the Chaos God for which you occupied the settlement. 

When you defeat an army in battle, you’ll have a choice to dedicate the win to a specific God, which will give you additional Glory Points.

What Chaos God you choose to dedicate glory to should be determined by which direction you want to take in the Skill Tree, which we’ll discuss next. 

Daemons of Chaos Skill Tree

Perhaps your faction’s most unique and powerful aspect will be your Legendary Lord’s Skill Tree. This will unlock special buffs and dictate what kind of armies you should create. 

Daemons of Chaos Skill Tree, Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires
Daemons of Chaos Skill Tree, Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires

To access your skill tree, click your Legendary Lord, then hit the ? icon in the bottom left of the screen. Then, click Skills

There are 5 paths you can take: 

  • Glorious Warfare: Chaos Undivided
  • Fury of the Faithful: Khorne
  • Impure Prayer: Nurgle
  • Unholy Worship: Slaanesh
  • Storm of Change: Tzeentch

Since Lords can only go to level 50, it won’t be possible to fill out the entire tree even at max level. 

What Daemons of Chaos Skills to Choose

The first thing to note is that you can allocate 3 points towards a passive that increases your Glory % each time you win a battle or take over a settlement. 

In the early game, we recommend allocating 3 points to whatever Chaos faction units you want to use in your campaign, then 1 point in Glorious Warfare to unlock the rest of the Campaign buffs. Every battle you win and settlement you conquer, you’ll gain Chaos Undivided points, so putting 3 into the passive is a waste as you’ll easily be able to accumulate these. 

Many of the Skill Tree buffs only apply to that Chaos God’s specific Faction units and Heroes, so we recommend choosing one Chaos God so you can get all the great end-game buffs and your armies are as powerful as possible. 

Here are the pros and cons for the different Chaos Gods in Total War Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires: 

  • Khorne: Powerful melee infantry and Monstrous units and some mid-game artillery, but severely lacking in range and high-damage dealing magic. 
  • Nurgle: Decent mixture of melee and flying units with average strength but lacking range until late-game. Good debuff and damage-over-time spells. 
  • Slaanesh: High burst-damage dealing units. Quick and great for flanking. Terrible armor and weak in pitched battle. Good army buffs and spells when used. 
  • Tzeentch: Great flying and ranged options. Powerful DPS spells, but are weak against flanks, heavily armored, and flying units. 

If you want, you can also choose to split your skill points between two factions. For instance, Khorne and Tzeentch units synergize well together but keep in mind that you won’t be able to get all the late-game bonuses that you would if you dedicated your points to a single Chaos faction. 

Equipment and Lord Campaign Buff

As you gain more Glory points and unlock different tiers of buffs and equipment in your Daemonic Glory tab, you’ll be able to equip this gear to your main Legendary Lord. Item slots and items can be viewed in the Character Details tab. 

Daemons of Chaos Equipment, Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires

To equip a piece of gear, click the empty slot and look to the right to see all of the pieces you’ve unlocked. One cool aspect of the gear is that it will also change the appearance of your Legendary Lord, which carries over to the character portrait and in battle. 

Keep in mind that in addition to the hero buffs that some equipment provides, they can also provide army bonuses. Check for an icon in the top right of the equipment icon to see what the bonus is. 

Armaments of War, Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires

You’ll notice that to the right of your Legendary Lord portrait, you have a bar called Bloodletting. This bar will fill up as you win battles and will empty as your main Lord remains stagnant. For this reason, it’s essential to keep your main Lord out in the field so that this does not decrease. 

Bloodletting, Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires

How Should I Play My Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires Daemons of Chaos Campaign?

Part of the fun of the Total War Immortal Empires Grand Campaign is making it your own and playing it the way you like to play, and the Daemons of Chaos are the perfect faction to do this with! 

With a lot of variety and customization options, diversifying what kind of units and buildings each settlement can produce opens a world of possibilities. While allocating points to one specific Chaos God might produce late-game army compositions faster, you may have more fun spreading your points out and creating different regions for Nurgle, Khorne, Slaanesh, and Tzeentch. However, we recommend that you unify the Chaos god for each region so that your Commandments can have the most use. 

Naturally, you’ll want to dominate the north first, then solidify either your southwest or southeast borders with alliances, so you don’t have to fight a battle on both fronts. Whatever way you decide to play, however, is up to you, and many options are open to you. 

Battlefield Tips

Your main Legendary Lord is a flying hero, which makes you mobile on the battlefield. How you choose to engage, however, is largely dependent on what tree you decide to go down.

If you want a beast melee hero capable of taking on entire units himself, Khorne is probably your best bet. If flying around and casting spells is more your thing, Tzeentch is a good choice. If you want an all-around hero that has decent defense, Nurgle is a good choice. And finally, if you’re the assassin-type who prefers to dish out high DPS in a short period of time, Slaanesh might be the way to go.

In terms of your army, the same can be said. Basic battle tactics still apply. Lock down ranged units with flying units, if you’re low on melee units, fight in a choke, and always, and we mean always, fight on the top part of a hill. Depending on what Chaos God you decide to give your Glory to will dictate your battle tactics on the field.

We hope this guide showed you what you need to know about the Daemons of Chaos in Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires. Make sure to check out other guides, like our Be’lakor Guide for your next playthrough.

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