Total War Warhammer 3 Teases New Chaos Lords and Mechanics

There's even more reason to get excited for Total War Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires. Here's everything you need to know about the new lords and mechanics for Champions of Chaos.

As the August 23, 2022 release date for Total War Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires looms, the Creative Assembly development team just gifted us with some excellent news. In addition to the massive expansion for Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires, a new Lords Pack called the Champions of Chaos Lords Pack will release on the same day. 

What is Warhammer III Champions of Chaos? 

Champions of Chaos Lords Pack is a paid DLC that will introduce 4 new Chaos Lords, each belonging to an existing Chaos Faction. This new DLC will be playable in Immortal Empires and Realm of Chaos campaigns and also introduces 8 new “marked” Heros and 4 new Regiment of Renown. 

Who are the New Lords in Warhammer III Champions of Chaos? 

So far, Creative Assembly has only officially announced one Champion of Chaos, Azazel, Prince of Damnation. Azazel will be a flying Lord who thrives in close combat and has powerful buffs like a temporary ward save. 

Total War Warhammer 3 Teases New Chaos Lords and Mechanics
Image via Creative Assembly

Azazel is a Lord of Slaanesh and provides the following Faction and Lord effects: 

Faction Effects

  • Diplomatic relations +80 with Empire, Kislev, Cathay, and Bretonnia
  • Vassals gain “Immune to Psychology” and spread corruption
  • Can Seduce units
  • Applies and benefits from Seductive Influence and Gifts of Slaanesh

Lord Effects

  • Passive ability “Domineering Aura”
  • Seduce Units cost: -20% for Empire, Bretonnia, Kislev, and Cathay units
  • Seduce Units budgets +25%

Gameplay Changes in Warhammer III Champions of Chaos

In addition to the new Heros and units, Champions of Chaos will introduce a few new gameplay mechanics that make playing the Chaos Factions more engaging. 

Part of the update includes Chaos Gifts. When you win against enemies on the battlefield, you gain Souls, which then are used in the Gifts of Chaos screen to grant your armies unique buffs. 

Total War Warhammer 3 Teases New Chaos Lords and Mechanics
Image via Creative Assembly

Probably the most game-changing mechanics include the Dark FortressesVassals, and Warbands. The Chaos Factions will now be capable of building a massive fortress in the Norscan homelands, which automatically makes the respective Norscan faction an eternal vassal, giving you access to their units. 

Image via Creative Assembly

These eternal vassals provide Chaos factions with much more versatility and complex army compositions and sound like a significant enhancement to the game. Additional Warbands act like Regiment of Renown and can be recruited instantly via Chaos Gifts or while in local provinces. 

Four New Regiment of Renown for the Chaos Factions

There will be new Regiment of Renown for each of the four Chaos Factions and include: 

  • KNIGHTS OF THE BRAZEN THRONE: Skullcrushers of Khorne (Khorne)
  • BILIOUS THUNDERGUFF: Chaos Giant (Nurgle)
  • THE SIBILANT SLAUGHTERCADE: Chaos Chariots (Slaanesh)
  • THE SEVERED CLAW: Aspiring Champions (Tzeentch)

Lastly, some of these updates will bleed over into a free DLC for the Chaos Warriors Race Pack owners. It will provide some new gameplay mechanics and other updates. 

We’re super excited for Immortal Empires, and the addition of these new Faction Lords is getting us really hyped for the release. 

Total War Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires releases on August 23, 2022, and will be available to play for people who own all 3 Total War Warhammer games. You can purchase Total War Warhammer 3 on Steam.

Stay up-to-date with all Warhammer 3 news in our News Section.