Total War: WARHAMMER III – Update 3.1.0

Total War: WARHAMMER III

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May 25 2023

Well, what do we have here?

We hope you’ve checked the forecast, folks, because Update 3.1 is here to rain down a new suite of quality-of-life fixes, various tweaks and continued support for Total War: WARHAMMER III, as well as some new content to sink your teeth into.

We’re delighted by the response to not only Update 3.0 and the Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs, but also roadmap of content for the next 12 months of WARHAMMER III that we recently shared on our socials! If you missed said roadmap, please do check it out below. There’s some exciting stuff coming to the game in ’23, ’24, and beyond…

However, in the here and now, if you’re reading this it means Update 3.1 is real and living and ready to pour down your internet pipes. Here are the highlights:

  • new Legendary Hero arrives in Total War: WARHAMMER III today for free (requires a CA Account)! Harry on down below for all the details!
  • Bretonnia are getting some love with plenty of changes and rebalances.
  • The Great Drill of Hashut will strike in a new Chaos Dwarf endgame crisis for Immortal Empires, The Will of Hashut.
  • Beef up the lower tiers of infantry with the fourth Regiments of Renown, arriving for free in WARHAMMER III today.
  • Gear up for the next content drop with quality-of-life improvements, bug fixes, graphical enhancements, and more! 

๐Ÿ“ฅ Download on the Microsoft Store

Remember that youโ€™ll need to update your game in the Microsoft Store:

  1. Open the Microsoft Store.
  2. Click the [โˆ™ โˆ™ โˆ™] symbol next to your profile picture.
  3. Select Downloads and updates.
  4. Press the Get updates button to automatically detect, download, and install the latest changes to your game!
  5. Open the game. The title screen should show you on Update 3.1.0.

If you are unable to launch the game after downloading the update, make sure you add (or re-add) the Total War: WARHAMMER III client or folder as an exception to your firewall and antivirus program.

๐Ÿ“ฅ Download on Steam

Remember that youโ€™ll need to update your game in Steam:

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Click on Library to see your games list.
  3. Click Downloads at the bottom of the Library window.
  4. [If the new build does not download automatically,] click the Download Now button to manually download the new update.
  5. Open the game. The title screen should show you on Update 3.1.0.

If you encounter any issues downloading or playing the game, you can verify the integrity of the Steam files to correct any download or installation errors.

๐Ÿ“ฅ Download on Epic

Remember that youโ€™ll need to update your game in Epic:

  1. Open the Epic games launcher.
  2. Click your profile portrait in the upper right corner of the client window.
  3. Select โ€˜Settingsโ€™ from the navigation page
  4. Click Downloads at the bottom of the Library window.
  5. Scroll to the Manage Games section and check the Allow Auto-Updates
  6. Expand the menu for Total War: WARHAMMER III and open the game Options.
  7. Select the โ€œAuto-updateโ€ box and let the game update.
  8. Open the game. The title screen should show you on Update 3.1.0.

If you encounter any issues downloading or playing the game, make sure you verify your game files to correct any download or installation errors.

๐Ÿ›  NEED HELP?

If you experience any issues after downloading the update, please take a moment to visit our support site for additional troubleshooting steps and assistance.


Update 3.1.0


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Harry the Hammer โฌฅ The Will of Hashut โฌฅ Regiments of Renown IV โฌฅ Bretonnia Update 

Beastmen โฌฅ Bretonnia โฌฅ Chaos Dwarfs โฌฅ Daemons of Chaos โฌฅ Dark Elves โฌฅ Dwarfs โฌฅ Greenskins โฌฅ High Elves โฌฅ Khorne โฌฅ Kislev โฌฅ Lizardmen โฌฅ Norsca โฌฅ Nurgle โฌฅ Ogre Kingdoms โฌฅ Skaven โฌฅ Slaanesh โฌฅ The Empire โฌฅ Tomb Kings โฌฅ Tzeentch โฌฅ Vampire Coast โฌฅ Vampire Counts โฌฅ Warriors of Chaos โฌฅ Wood Elves

Jump ahead:

RELEASE SPOTLIGHT

New Legendary Hero – Harry the Hammer

To celebrate 40 years of WARHAMMER with one of the original wielders of the mighty weapon itself, Update 3.1 welcomes Harald Hammerstorm, fondly known as Harry the Hammer, to the world of WARHAMMER III!

Free for all players, the mere hearsay of one of the mightiest warriors in all the Northlands will finally come to fruition, letting you slot this powerful Legendary Hero into your Warriors of Chaos armies. Fuelled by the favour of the gods and ready to smash bones to powder, Haraldโ€™s affinity for fighting the Undead makes him a cursed sight for those that dare to rise again.

Make them regret it.

Premiered at the WARHAMMER SKULLS event, Harald Hammerstorm is included as a free addition to the Warriors of Chaos race with Update 3.1. He requires a free CA Account to claim and will be available for recruitment after completing his unique quest chain.

PLAYSTYLE

Harry the Hammer is an unbreakable armoured warrior who excels at fighting the undead on foot. His Bane of the Dead ability temporarily removes the Undead attribute from his enemies, making them susceptible to Fear and Terror.

ABILITIES

BANE OF THE DEAD – PASSIVE AREA HEX
Memories of past lives return to the dead in Harry’s presence, causing any undead unit to become susceptible to Fear, Terror and being routed. All units in Harry’s presence receive a Leadership debuff regardless if they are undead or not.

ITEMS

THE HAMMER OF HARRY – ACTIVE VORTEX
Harry jumps up and smashes his hammer on the ground, dealing damage to everything in the immediate area around him.

THE BANE SHIELD – PASSIVE AUGMENT
The Bane Shield augments Harry’s melee defence, whilst weakening the Weapon Strength of anyone within the immediate area.

The Will of Hashut – New Endgame Crisis

Hashut, the Dark Father, deity of the Chaos Dwarfs, stirs. He whispers designs of malice and tyranny to the Dawi-Zharr, whose cruelty and greed are stoked by their infernal master.

The Chaos Dwarfs seek to expand their empire, exploiting and exterminating all who stand before them! A network of invasion tunnels has been bored from the Dark Lands to the far reaches of the Warhammer world, and legions of Dawi-Zharr march with impunity. Factions who would dare to stand against the Will of Hashut must infiltrate these tunnels to take the war to the very centre of the Chaos Dwarfs’ civilisation, for the only way to halt the crisis is to conquer Zharr-Naggrund itself. 

Regiments of Renown IV

A delightful grab bag of some lower tier units are on the way to help bolster your armies including crafty Bandits, frolicking Nurglings, and bloodthirsty Hounds.

Let’s have a gander:

BANDITS OF THE SILVER ROAD (Peasant Archers)
GRAND CATHAY

These brigands have a fearsome reputation at home and in the west. They have even been hired by the Dragon rulers of their homeland, despite their indiscriminate pillaging.

DEV NOTE:

Armed with a buckler shield, flaming/flammable missile attacks and vanguard deployment, these Bandits are perfect for supporting Fire Rain Rocket Batteries with a handy Weakness to Fire debuff.

HOUNDS OF THE BLOOD HUNT (Flesh Hounds of Khorne)
KHORNE

Khorneโ€™s loathing to see his chosen servants felled by the cowardly practice of the arcane is made manifest in Flesh Hounds mostly immune to hostile magic.

DEV NOTE:

These Khorne Dogs have the Dampen contact effect, which allows them to temporarily remove magical attacks. Use them in a flanking context to support your daemonic troops.

THE WATCHMEN IN THE NIGHT (Armoured Kossars)
KISLEV

The existence of the Tzarinaโ€™s secret police is no secret, for the Watchmen’s ranks are not just the spies who root out opposition to her rule, but also the toughest of her retinue.

DEV NOTE:

The Watchmen drop the pistols that Armoured Kossars usually use in favour of a second hand weapon, this makes them really solid anti-infantry combatants. The ability ‘Rabble-Rouse’ also helps to keep nearby troops immune to Fear and Terror.

THE FROLICKERS BUBONIC (Nurglings)
NURGLE

The acrid discharge of these Nurglingsโ€™ blisters inflicts wounds upon all those who strike them that may not outright kill, but painfully fester!

DEV NOTE:

These Nurglings have dropped the Cloud of Flies ability in favour of a new ability called Blisterback, which allows the unit to deal damage back at their opponents every time they are hit in melee. The lack of Cloud of Flies helps the unit get hit more often, which in turn triggers the damage reflection more often!

THE PRINCES OF PERFECTION (Devoted Marauders of Slaanesh – Spears)
SLAANESH

In the quest for perfection, one must revel in their obsessions and sacrifice everything for the Dark Prince.

DEV NOTE:

These are the staunchest spears that Slaanesh has access to. With perfect vigour and soporific musk, they are a perfect addition to any Slaanesh anvil line.

THE CHROMATIC ABOMINATIONS (Blue Horrors of Tzeentch)
TZEENTCH

For these Blue Horrors, defence is the best offence, emitting chromatic barriers to render incoming attacks futile as they inflict their own.

DEV NOTE:

These Blue Horrors have a bit more ammo than a standard unit, as well as having a powerful barrier replenishment ability that triggers any time a spell is cast on the battlefield (by a friendly or enemy spellcaster). Keep an eye on their barrier points and time your spells appropriately to get a nice boost!

BOGLARS OF THE MAD MARSHES (Gnoblars)
OGRE KINGDOMS

These so-called ‘Toad-Gnoblars’ were once a much-debated myth amongst scholars, said to have the ability to multiply at the merest contact with water.

DEV NOTE:

Boglars come with poison as standard, but also have the uncanny ability to regenerate entities when standing in water. Keep this unit firmly planted in the water for maximum combat effectiveness. Also, never feed a Boglar after midnight.

Bretonnia Update

We’re taking steps to bring Bretonnia up to speed in 3.1:

Campaign

  • Damsels now benefit from the Troth’s feature (much like the Knightly Vows feature that other characters benefit from).
  • The final Vow or Troth in the series grants permanent access to ‘The Blessing of the Lady’ for any character who obtains it.

Note: we had a look at providing notifications for the Vows and Troths system, but due to the way it was built back in the day, it was unachievable in the available time. Never say never, though!

Attribute & Ability Changes

The Blessing of the Lady stat bonuses have changed as follows:

  • The Blessing of the Lady now provides +15% Ward save instead of +25% Physical Resistance.
  • Physical Resistance isn’t what it used to be. When WARHAMMER III was released, the interaction between Magical Attacks and Physical Resistance changed, meaning that any unit with Magical Attacks could bypass and ignore the Physical Resistance of enemy units.
  • This left Bretonnia somewhat in the lurch (as all Daemons have Magical Attacks) meaning that The Blessing of the Lady was easy to bypass.
  • To address this, The Blessing of the Lady now grants Ward Save instead, which cannot be bypassed. This means that all units benefitting from this ability will have a much better time fighting Daemons and any foe wielding a magical weapon.

The Blessing of the Lady can now be equipped to units in custom battle:

  • Certain units (mostly Knights and non-Grail Knight characters) can opt to take Blessing of the Lady for 200 gold.
  • This does not affect Grail Knight characters or the Fey Enchantress, who always have blessing of the Lady equipped.

The interplay between Bretonnian Knights and Peasants is now represented by two new attributes – Knight and Peasant:

  • All Knights and Knight Characters have received the new ‘Knight’ attribute, and do not take any leadership penalties if any unit with the Peasant attribute routs nearby.
  • All Peasants have received the new ‘Peasant’ attribute, which has no inherent gameplay effects, but is used for ability and attribute targeting purposes.
  • Knights Errant have received a new passive ability – ‘Impetuous’.
  • When Knights Errant are charging, any friendly unit within 35m (including the Knights Errant) becomes Immune to Psychology for 30 seconds.

Note that Peasant units have had the Expendable attribute removed, as the Knight and Peasant Attributes now cover that gameplay interaction.

All Peasants have received a new passive ability, ‘The Peasants Duty’:

  • Peasants, Men-At-Arms, Battle Pilgrims, Squires, Bowmen, Yeomen and Trebuchets now gain +8 Leadership if a friendly unit with the Knight attribute is within 55m (the awe of standing near their glorious lieges is all they need to embolden their resolve).
  • Peasant Infantry overall have had their leadership reduced slightly to account for this change.

“They love a good charge, them Errant boys do.” – heard in a Tavern near Montfort.

Unit Changes

You can find many more unit changes listed below in the main body of the unit patch notes, but here are a few select highlights:

Grail Knights and Grail Guardians have been rebalanced at lower entity counts; 48 and 32, respectively.

  • We made this change to emphasise the heroism of the legendary Grail Knights of Bretonnia, as well as making their overall battlefield readability a bit better.
  • All of the Bretonnian cavalry units used to be composed of 60 entities, meaning that it was difficult to pick out various cavalry units at a distance. This is now a bit easier that the units are different sizes.
  • Both Grail Knights and Grail Guardians now deal majority Armour Piercing damage, making them a lot deadlier in combat.

Hippogryph Knights have had a noticeable buff.

  • Hippogryph Knights now benefit from the Full Grail Packageโ„ข. This comprises Magical Attacks, Perfect Vigour and The Blessing of the Lady baked into their cost by default.
  • The unit has also had their collisions optimised a bit and four entities have been added to the unit.

The Grail Relique has been relieved of it’s Leadership buffing role. A bit.

  • Now that Knights can prop up the leadership of Peasants, it means that the Grail Relique doesn’t have to carry the Peasants as hard as it once did.
  • To reflect this, the Icon of Devotion ability now buffs melee attack and has had it’s overall leadership buff reduced slightly.
  • Combining this unit with Knights or a Paladin is now a really good synergy to keep your frontline healthy!

STABILITY & PERFORMANCE

  • Fixed a rare crash related to sounds on VFX when exiting a Battle or Campaign.
  • Fixed instances where a softlock could happen when more than one cutscene is triggered simultaneously.
  • Fixed an issue where people were unable to access DLC when playing offline on the Epic Games Store and the Microsoft Store.
  • Fixed a softlock that could occur during Drycha’s Coeddil Unchained quest battle. 
  • Fixed an issue where the The King & The Warlord DLC could not be accessed when the game is running from the Xbox App.
  • Fixed an issue where events wouldn’t always pop when multiple events were sent at once.
  • Fixed a possible crash that could occur when occupied settlements had buildings that grant pooled resources.

GAMEPLAY

General Updates, Rules & Systems

We have improved the user experience and performance of the Load Game panel for users who have a large number of save games:

  • We now only load the first 25 save games, dramatically improving the time it takes to open the Load Game panel.
  • A new button will load the rest of your save games.
  • Added a new delete button that allows you to delete currently loaded save games via Campaign (this also works for shift selected campaigns).

AI Rules & Logic

We’ve made further improvements to AI artillery units in walled settlement battles to prevent them from wasting ammo on unnecessary gate building targets:

  • They will now take extra care when assaulting a wall by no longer attempting to make breaches where there’s no need for one, such as when a gate is already being targeted by a friendly unit, or if there is already a nearby available entry point.
  • They will also no longer target gates when inside of a settlement, nor will they target gates where the angle of fire is too tricky, making them prioritise shots with chances of greater accuracy. 

In addition, we’ve made improvements to AI unit groups instructed to guard vulnerable units when attacking settlements:

  • Units will not remain idle in place while taking fire from fort towers.
  • Units will opt out of guarding other units when they are idle too long, instead pursuing other tactics, such as assaulting gates.

Made additional improvements to distance checks between breach points in settlement walls to account for any hard collisions between points (this was previously disrupted ongoing gate assaults).

We’ve also rolled back changes made to improve the attacking AI’s ability to acquire capture points in settlement battles, as it was adversely affecting their defensive behaviour. Instead, we’ve implemented a new solution to improve the attacking AI’s ability to focus on unowned capture points where said attacking AI has units nearby.

Furthermore, we’ve fixed an issue where defending AI units in settlement battles would continuously Sally Out to attack targets while units with the Stalk ability were close by. This locked AI units into a cycle of Sallying Out and retreating back to the settlement. Now, once a hidden unit with the Stalk ability is discovered near a target, the AI will refrain from continuing to Sally Out and shall instead engage the target. 

Tooltip Changes & Updates

With the introduction of our new, more detailed tooltip system, it has become much easier to spot inconsistencies and oversights regarding skill and effect functions. Let’s take a look at what’s been fixed this time around (thanks to Reddit’s mister-00z for your detailed list!):

  • Sneaky Stabberz now correctly includes Snotling Pump Wagons units.
  • All Waaagh! units are now visible in the skill tree (they were previously gaining benefit, but displaying incorrectly).
  • Silver Torrent skill now correctly includes Lion Chariots of Chrace.
  • Heart of the Flame now correctly includes Omen of Asuryan (Arcane Phoenix).
  • Swift Rider now correctly includes Feral Cold Ones.
  • All Blessed Spawning units are now visible in the skill tree (they were previously gaining benefit, but displaying incorrectly).
  • Removed the duplicate unit cards of some Lizardmen units from skill trees. 
  • All Legions of Legends units are now visible in skill tree (they were previously gaining benefit, but displaying incorrectly).
  • Added Carrion units to Elite Cavalrymen skill for Tomb Kings.
  • Armour of Delirium now correctly displays Chosen of Tzeentch units.
  • Added Chosen of Tzeentch units to Myriad Servants skill for Tzeentch.
  • Added Marauder Horsemen of Tzeentch to Horrific Advancements skill for Tzeentch.
  • Added Marauder Horsemen of Tzeentch to Riders of Change skill for Tzeentch.
  • Wyrd Spawn (Chaos Spawn) now added to Tzeentch and Daemon Prince skills that affect Chaos Spawn of Tzeentch units.
  • The Severed Claw (Aspiring Champions) now added to Tzeentch and Daemon Prince skills that affect Chosen of Tzeentch units.
  • All Ikit’s Workshop units are now visible in skill trees when playing as Clan Skryre (they were previously gaining benefit, but not displayed correctly).
  • Removed Warp Grinder from the Blastmaster skill as the ranged effects were not relevant for the unit.
  • Removed Death Runners from the Infiltrator skill as the effects were intended to target the missile infantry.
  • All Vampire Coast Regiments of Renown units are now visible in the skill tree (they were previously gaining benefit, but displaying incorrectly).
  • Removed Great Unclean One units from the Mechanical Range skill as the ranged effects were not relevant.
  • Added Skullcannon to the Riders of Doom skill for Daemon Prince.
  • Removed Marauders of Khorne from the Unholy Terror Troopers display as that unit is unavailable for the Daemon Prince.
  • Added all mortal Regiments of Renown to Daemon Prince skills.
  • The Green Guardian (Terracotta Sentinel) now added to skills that affect Terracotta Sentinel units.
  • Removed Black Ark Corsairs units from the Sheafmaster skill as the ranged effects were not relevant for the unit.
  • Chaos Knights of Khorne are now correctly listed in the Bloodsoaked Champions skill.
  • Removed Chaos Warhound (Poison) from the Unnatural Selection display as that unit is unavailable for Norsca.
  • Added Marauder Horsemen of Khorne to the Bloodsoaked Champions skill for Khorne.
  • Added Marauder Horsemen of Khorne to the Overwhelming Stampede skill for Khorne.

The Mass Tooltip

We discovered an issue with the numbers displayed by this tooltip which we have now fixed.

Previously it was adding up the mass of all of the associated entities within a single model and displaying it as one giant number. So, for example, a chariot could add the mass of each horse, each rider, the engine and anything else attached to it. This was incorrect, as the effective mass of a unit is generally governed by a single part. See the notes for Update 3.0 to get a rundown on what the articulated entity actually is.

The general rule of thumb is that if a unit is riding something, it’s usually the mount that will count for the effective mass.

Other Mass-Related Changes

We’ve also taken the liberty to update some older mass values to bring Cavalry units up to scratch. We got some good feedback when we increased the mass of Wild Riders in the last patch, so we’ve made a few more changes to cavalry mass that will hopefully push us nearer to that nice sweet spot where charges feel impactful, but can still be countered in the right circumstances.

Generally we’ve attempted to break cavalry up into certain mass brackets like Light Cavalry, Regular Cavalry, Heavy/Shock Cavalry, Monstrous Cavalry and Character Cavalry, so that the experience and interactions between Cavalry and other units are more readable and consistent across the board.

This is still a work in progress, so if you have any strong opinions on the mass of units in the game, we’d love to hear them.

Other notable changes:

  • Players must take a Lord-type character as their Lord in a game of Domination or Survival (no more sneaky Skavenslave Lords!)
  • Characters mounted on chariots can once again fire magic missile spells.
  • Units should be a bit more reliable when attempting to fire magic missiles from walls.

RACES & BALANCE

General

  • All rites, including those for the Tomb Kings, High Elves and Vampire Coast, are once again locked until their requirements are met.

Spells & Abilities

Army Abilities

INEVITABLE FATE

  • Recharge Time (Seconds): 120 โ†’ 150

INEVITABLE FATE UPGRADE I

  • Recharge Time (Seconds): 105 โ†’ 120
  • Initial Recharge Time (Seconds): 0 โ†’ 30

INEVITABLE FATE UPGRADE II

  • Recharge Time (Seconds): 90 โ†’ 105
  • Initial Recharge Time (Seconds): 0 โ†’ 30

INEVITABLE FATE UPGRADE III

  • Recharge Time (Seconds): 60 โ†’ 90
  • Initial Recharge Time (Seconds): 0 โ†’ 30

Spells

  • Fixed various instances of Lords getting stuck when using a Magic Missile ability. 

BURNING WRATH & BURNING WRATH UPGRADED

  • Burning Wrath has had its accuracy tightened up to allow it to more reliably hit targets.

FLAMES OF AZGORH & FLAMES OF AZGORH UPGRADED

  • The penetration value of Flames of Azgorh’s projectiles has been increased so that the spawned projectiles no longer immediately explode and over-damage very large units (I’m looking at you, Durthu – get out of the fire, dude, you’re made of wood!).

Unit Abilities

EVERYONE HAS THEIR PRICE

We assessed this ability and came to the conclusion that its previous implementation wasn’t quite hitting the mark, so we’ve made it a bit easier to use and understand.

  • Everyone Has Their Price has been reworked into an AoE debuff that targets all unit within its radius.
  • Active Time (Seconds): 20 โ†’ 35
  • Recharge Time (Seconds): 60 โ†’ 90
  • Effect Range: 0 โ†’ 35

LORD OF TORMENT

  • Intensity conditions have been lowered.
  • Only 5 routing units are required to be in range in order to achieve 100% intensity.

THE BLESSING OF THE LADY

  • Physical Resistance Buff: 25% โ†’ 0%
  • Ward Save Buff: 0% โ†’ 15%

HEROIC FORTITUDE

  • Effect Duration: 1s โ†’ 2s
  • Heal Amount %: 0 โ†’ 12

PELT OF WULFAG

  • Pelt of Wulfag has been fixed, so that any fleeing enemy unit within the ability’s 55m radius is now effected by it’s debuff.
  • Previously the ability was only able to target a single enemy unit. This was a bug.

THE WASTING SICKNESS

  • Effect Range: 35 โ†’ 55
  • Base Weapon Strength Debuff: -25% โ†’ -10%
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Strength Debuff: -25% โ†’ -10%

LANCE

  • With the Bretonnian cavalry getting a bit of a stat rework, Lance Formation has been nerfed slightly to compensate for these new numbers.
  • Mass Buff: 50% โ†’ 30%
  • Charge Bonus Buff: 40% โ†’ 30%
  • Acceleration Buff: 40% โ†’ 30%

ICON OF DEVOTION

  • With Peasants receiving a leadership buff from adjacent Knights, the burden of propping up Peasants can now be shouldered more evenly across the roster.
  • The Grail Relique’s leadership buffing effects have been reduced slightly and a melee attack buff has been added alongside the existing effects to reflect this change.
  • Melee Attack Buff 0 โ†’ 5
  • Leadership Buff: 12 โ†’ 8

Item Abilities

THE VENOM STAFF

  • Wind Up Time: 5 โ†’ 1
  • Fixed a Bug where Khalida couldn’t cast this ability whilst mounted on a Chariot

 BRAID OF BORDELEAUX

  • Bonus vs Large: 8 โ†’ 12

HELM OF YVRESSE

  • Fixed an issue where the item ability was granting two different types of the ‘Unbreakable’ status.

THE VIAL OF HASHUT

  • We reduced the weakness to fire effect of this ability, as it stacked a bit too effectively with all other sources of weakness to Fire on the Chaos Dwarf Roster.
  • Bringing this value down means that now Chaos Dwarfs can get a maximum debuff effect of -100% Weakness to Fire if they combine all 5 sources.
  • Weakness to Fire caps out at -100%, so this is now more game appropriate.
  • Active Time (Seconds): 55 โ†’ 60
  • Weakness to Fire: 60% โ†’ 20%
  • Armour Debuff: -40 โ†’ -60

CHALICE OF BLOOD & DARKNESS

  • The Chalice of Blood and Darkness now activates based on map-wide enemy spell activations for half of the previous heal amount. This makes it easier to use, although it is still limited by a 90 second cooldown between each activation.
  • Heal Amount %: 1.6 โ†’ 0.8

STONE MANTLE

  • Now activates when the unit has 75% or less HP remaining
  • Now scales the effect across 4000 hit points of damage rather than 3000, meaning that overall the ability is a bit slower to scale up.
  • Speed Debuff: -10% โ†’ -20%
Balance changes to the BEASTMEN race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER.

DEV NOTE:

There are just some cursory mass changes for the Beastmen here. Pork Scratchings Razorgors are now heavier for better line-smashing capabilities, along with the Feral Manticore also receiving a mass buff.

Units

MOUNT: RAZORGOR CHARIOT)

  • Entity Mass: 1,400 โ†’ 2,000

FERAL MANTICORE

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,000

RAZORGOR HERD

  • Entity Mass: 1,100 โ†’ 1,500

Technology

  • Removed Centigors units from the Roiling Death Beastmen technology.
Balance changes to the BRETONNIA race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER.

Units

KING LOUEN LEONCOEUR

  • The King now has Magical Attacks befitting of a true Grail Knight. Beaquis & Hippogryph mounts have also had a sizable HP buff in order to give them both a bit more staying power in the battlefield.
  • Magical Attacks: False โ†’ True

KING LOUEN LEONCOEUR (MOUNT: BARDED WARHORSE)

  • Magical Attacks: False โ†’ True

KING LOUEN LEONCOEUR (MOUNT: ROYAL PEGASUS)

  • Magical Attacks: False โ†’ True

KING LOUEN LEONCOEUR (MOUNT: HIPPOGRYPH)

  • Hit Points: 5,604 โ†’ 6,604
  • Magical Attacks: False โ†’ True
  • Splash Attack Knockback Force Multiplier: 1 โ†’ 1.3
  • Entity Mass: 2,200 โ†’ 2,300

KING LOUEN LEONCOEUR (MOUNT: BEAQUIS)

  • Hit Points: 5,916 โ†’ 6,916
  • Melee Attack: 56 โ†’ 60
  • Melee Defence: 45 โ†’ 50
  • Base Weapon Damage: 160 โ†’ 170
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 290 โ†’ 310
  • Magical Attacks: False โ†’ True
  • Entity Mass: 2,200 โ†’ 2,500

ALBERIC DE BORDELEAUX (MOUNT: TEMPETE)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,600 โ†’ 1,650
  • Recruitment Cost: 1,700 โ†’ 1,650
  • Hit Points: 5,604 โ†’ 6,604
  • Melee Attack: 50 โ†’ 52
  • Charge Bonus: 80 โ†’ 75
  • Base Weapon Damage: 150 โ†’ 155
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 290 โ†’ 300
  • Building Damage Multiplier %: 1 โ†’ 1.25
  • Entity Mass: 2,200 โ†’ 2,300

LORD (MOUNT: HIPPOGRYPH)

  • Hit Points: 5,604 โ†’ 6,604
  • Melee Attack: 47 โ†’ 52
  • Melee Defence: 34 โ†’ 35
  • Splash Attack Knockback Force Multiplier: 1 โ†’ 1.3
  • Entity Mass: 2,200 โ†’ 2,300

HENRI LE MASSIF (MOUNT: HIPPOGRYPH)

  • Hit Points: 5,164 โ†’ 6,164
  • Melee Defence: 45 โ†’ 35
  • Charge Bonus: 85 โ†’ 75
  • Entity Mass: 2,200 โ†’ 2,300

DAMSEL (MOUNT: UNICORN)

  • Entity Mass: 800 โ†’ 1,300

FAY ENCHANTRESS (MOUNT: SILVARON)

  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7
  • Entity Mass: 600 โ†’ 1,500

THE GREEN KNIGHT

  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7
  • Entity Mass: 950 โ†’ 2,000

(CHARACTER MOUNT: BARDED WARHORSE)

  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7
  • Entity Mass: 1,300 โ†’ 1,500

SPEARMAN-AT-ARMS

  • Morale: 50 โ†’ 45

SPEARMAN-AT-ARMS (SHIELDS)

  • Morale: 50 โ†’ 45

MEN-AT-ARMS

  • Morale: 50 โ†’ 45

MEN-AT-ARMS (SHIELDS)

  • Morale: 50 โ†’ 45

MEN-AT-ARMS (POLEARM)

  • Morale: 56 โ†’ 50

GRAIL RELIQUAE

  • Morale: 85 โ†’ 75
  • Max Entities Hit Per Splash Attack: 4 โ†’ 2

BATTLE PILGRIMS

  • Morale: 80 โ†’ 75

FOOT SQUIRES

  • Morale: 70 โ†’ 65

THE HOLY WARDENS OF LA MAISONTAAL (BATTLE PILGRIMS)

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects
  • Morale: 90 โ†’ 85

BEASTSLAYERS OF BASTONNE (FOOT SQUIRES)

  • Morale: 80 โ†’ 75

MOUNTED YEOMEN

  • Missile Block Chance %: 30 โ†’ 35
  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

MOUNTED YEOMEN ARCHERS

  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

WARDENS OF MONTFORT (MOUNTED YEOMEN ARCHERS)

  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

KNIGHTS ERRANT

  • Added Ability: Impetuous (See Above)
  • Charge Bonus: 54 โ†’ 50
  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7

KNIGHTS OF THE REALM

  • Charge Bonus: 68 โ†’ 65
  • Missile Block Chance %: 30 โ†’ 35
  • Bonus vs. Large: 10 โ†’ 12
  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7

QUESTING KNIGHTS

  • Charge Bonus: 41 โ†’ 40
  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7

PEGASUS KNIGHTS

  • Missile Block Chance %: 30 โ†’ 35
  • Bonus vs. Large: 12 โ†’ 15

ROYAL PEGASUS KNIGHTS

  • Missile Block Chance %: 30 โ†’ 35
  • Bonus vs. Large: 12 โ†’ 15

GRAIL KNIGHTS

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,500 โ†’ 1,700
  • Recruitment Cost: 1,500 โ†’ 1,700
  • Upkeep Cost: 375 โ†’ 450
  • Number of Entities: 60 โ†’ 48
  • Hit Points: 6960 โ†’ 7,728
  • Charge Bonus: 78 โ†’ 75
  • Armour: 90 โ†’ 120
  • Missile Block Chance %: 30 โ†’ 35
  • Base Weapon Damage: 23 โ†’ 18
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 15 โ†’ 30
  • Max Entities Hit Per Splash Attack: 1 โ†’ 2
  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7
  • Charge Initiation Distance: 35 โ†’ 40
  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,200

GRAIL GUARDIANS

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,600 โ†’ 1,850
  • Recruitment Cost: 1,600 โ†’ 1,850
  • Upkeep Cost: 400 โ†’ 462
  • Number of Entities: 60 โ†’ 32
  • Hit Points: 7,920 โ†’ 8,448
  • Base Weapon Damage: 23 โ†’ 24
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 20 โ†’ 38
  • Max Entities Hit Per Splash Attack: 1 โ†’ 3
  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Charge Speed: 10.6 โ†’ 10.8
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7
  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,200

ROYAL HIPPOGRYPH KNIGHTS

  • Attribute Added: Perfect Vigour
  • Magical Attacks: false โ†’ true
  • Multiplayer Cost: 2,000 โ†’ 2,100
  • Recruitment Cost: 2,000 โ†’ 2,100
  • Upkeep Cost: 500 โ†’ 525
  • Number of Entities: 8 โ†’ 12
  • Hit Points: 8,480โ†’ 8592
  • Morale: 75 โ†’ 80
  • Collision Boxes Optimised

DEFENDERS OF THE FLEUR-DE-LIS (KNIGHTS ERRANT)

  • Charge Bonus: 54 โ†’ 55
  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7

KNIGHTS OF THE LIONHEARTED (KNIGHTS OF THE REALM)

  • Charge Bonus: 68 โ†’ 65
  • Missile Block Chance %: 30 โ†’ 35
  • Bonus vs. Large: 10 โ†’ 12
  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7

THE COMPANIONS OF QUENELLES (QUESTING KNIGHTS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,600 โ†’ 1,450
  • Recruitment Cost: 1,600 โ†’ 1,450
  • Upkeep Cost: 400 โ†’ 362
  • Melee Defence: 48 โ†’ 49
  • Charge Bonus: 41 โ†’ 40
  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7 
Balance changes to the CHAOS DWARF race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER.

DEV NOTE:

Chaos Dwarfs have also received a lot of attention this patch. Astragoth was a bit too over-tuned at launch and has been adjusted along with Bull Centaur Renders and the Naptha Bomb-wielding Infernal Ironsworn units, as they were both very cost effective. K’daai have received a nice buff to make them a bit less fragile, but perhaps the biggest change is that the Iron Daemon is now able to move and shoot properly – this should hopefully eliminate some of the frustrations that players were encountering. The Skullcracker is also now a bit of a beast in melee, with better combat stats and an improved ability to knockback enemies at lower speeds. Artillery have also been given a pass; with the Magma Cannon receiving a bit of a range nerf, the Deathshrieker getting a higher degree of accuracy and the Dreadquake getting a bit more range.

General Updates

  • Chaos Dwarf Legendary Lords will no longer lose their immortality upon confederation. 
  • Fixed a script error when completing a long victory as the Chaos Dwarfs in Immortal Empires.
  • Removed Infernal Engineer from Drazhoath’s Cinderbreath mount.
  • Unit customisation will now work when used in conjunction with the Magma Cannon or Deathshrieker. 
  • Fixed a visual bug in the Province panel where the armament production value was not taking into consideration the armament modifier bonus value.

Campaign

  • Fixed Gorduz Backstabber being unable to equip the Khanate Assassin ancillary.
  • Removed out-of-date faction effects for Zhatan and Drazhoath that were granting excessive casualty replenishment and research rate bonuses.
  • The Collect Income checkbox should no longer be visible in the building browser.
  • Drazhoath no longer counts towards the hero cap in multiplayer when mounted atop Cinderbreath.
  • The Labour amount when raiding now correctly lowers when units are disbanded.
  • Fixed an issue where the amount of raided labour wouldn’t lower when multiple armies were raiding the same region.
  • The Great Drill of Hashut (Chaos Dwarf Final Battle) can now be teleported to in Realm of Chaos.
  • Tower of Zharr seats that provide bonuses based on the number of seats owned in the same district now correctly counts the number of seats of the same district type and removes all bonuses from previous owners (this is applicable to new saves only).
  • Chaos Dwarf provinces now correctly display their workload after confederating another faction.
  • The scaling success chance for Chaos Dwarfen actions against enemy heroes is now in-line with the other Lords and Heroes in the game.
  • Rune of Immunity upgrade now correctly applies spell resistance to missile infantry in the Hell-Forge. 
  • The Tower of Zharr’s Field Marshal seat now correctly states that it works for all armies, not just the faction leader’s.
  • Convoys now only receive the Strength Through Pain experience reward for one turn after choosing to train at the Khornate shrine in the Duelling Shrine Convoy event.
  • Fixed The Path of Fire Convoy event Stick to the Road dilemma option incorrectly delaying the convoy for a turn.
  • Fixed The Path of Fire Convoy event Through Fire and Flames dilemma option not reducing the convoy journey time by a turn.
  • The Dawi-Zharr now have access to the special landmark at Nagashizzar.

Units

  • Granite Guard now has stats reflective of a Regiment of Renown.
  • Recruitment time for the Iron Daemon and Skullcracker units has been reduced to two turns.
  • Chaos Dwarf RoR units no longer have an armament upkeep cost for the Hell-Forge.
  • The cooldown for Gorduz Backstabber’s Crooked Dice ability now functions as intended. 

ASTRAGOTH IRONHAND

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,300 โ†’ 1,500
  • Hit Points: 7,224 โ†’ 6,824
  • Charge Bonus: 60 โ†’ 50
  • Acceleration: 4 โ†’ 3
  • Entity Mass: 5,000 โ†’ 2,500
  • Turn Speed: 180 โ†’ 120

DRAZHOATH THE ASHEN MOUNT: (CINDERBREATH)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 2,100 โ†’ 2,300
  • Entity Mass: 4,000 โ†’ 4,400

ZHATAN THE BLACK (MOUNT: GREAT TAURUS)

  • Entity Mass: 4,000 โ†’ 2,300

ZHATAN THE BLACK (MOUNT: LAMMASU)

  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,300

SORCERER-PROPHET (MOUNT: GREAT TAURUS) 

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,500 โ†’ 1,600
  • Entity Mass: 4,000 โ†’ 2,300

SORCERER-PROPHET (MOUNT: LAMMASU)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,650 โ†’ 1,750
  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,300

SORCERER-PROPHET (MOUNT: BALE TAURUS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 2,100 โ†’ 2,200

OVERSEER

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,000 โ†’ 900

OVERSEER (MOUNT: GREAT TAURUS)

  • Entity Mass: 4,000 โ†’ 2,300

OVERSEER (MOUNT: LAMMASU)

  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,300

GORDUZ BACKSTABBER

  • Multiplayer Cost: 350 โ†’ 500

GORDUZ BACKSTABBER (MOUNT: GIANT WOLF)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 500 โ†’ 650

DAEMONSMITH SORCERER (MOUNT: GREAT TAURUS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,200 โ†’ 1,300
  • Entity Mass: 4,000 โ†’ 2,300

DAEMONSMITH SORCERER (MOUNT: LAMMASU)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,350 โ†’ 1,450
  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,300

DAEMONSMITH SORCERER (MOUNT: BALE TAURUS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,800 โ†’ 1.900

CHAOS DWARF BLUNDERBUSSES

  • Removed Attribute: Charge Defence vs Large

THE GRANITE GUARD (CHAOS DWARF BLUNDERBUSSES)

  • Melee Attack: 30 โ†’ 38
  • Reload Skill: 0 โ†’ 18

THE BLAZING BEARDS OF BAZHERAK (CHAOS DWARF WARRIORS)

  • Reload Skill: 0 โ†’ 18
  • Base Missile Damage: 4 โ†’ 1
  • Armour Piercing Missile Damage: 8 โ†’ 0
  • Building Collider Size: 0.2 โ†’ 0.1
  • Base Explosion Damage: 6 โ†’ 27
  • Armour Piercing Explosion Damage: 16 โ†’ 11

HOBGOBLIN SNEAKY GITS

  • Base Missile Damage: 14 โ†’ 12

INFERNAL IRONSWORN

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,300 โ†’ 1,400
  • Recruitment Cost: 1,300 โ†’ 1,400
  • Upkeep Cost: 325 โ†’ 350
  • Base Missile Damage: 4 โ†’ 1
  • Armour Piercing Missile Damage: 8 โ†’ 0
  • Base Explosion Damage: 6 โ†’ 27
  • Armour Piercing Explosion Damage: 16 โ†’ 11

THE IMMORTALS (INFERNAL IRONSWORN)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,500 โ†’ 1,600
  • Recruitment Cost: 1,500 โ†’ 1,600
  • Upkeep Cost: 375 โ†’ 400

BULL CENTAUR RENDERS

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,400 โ†’ 1,550
  • Recruitment Cost: 1,400 โ†’ 1,550
  • Upkeep Cost: 350 โ†’ 387
  • Melee Attack: 36 โ†’ 32
  • Missile Block Chance %: 55 โ†’ 35
  • Turn Speed: 120 โ†’ 80
  • Collision box size increased

BULL CENTAUR RENDERS (DUAL AXES)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,450 โ†’ 1,600
  • Recruitment Cost: 1,450 โ†’ 1,600
  • Upkeep Cost: 362 โ†’ 400
  • Melee Attack: 40 โ†’ 36
  • Turn Speed: 120 โ†’ 80
  • Collision box size increased

BULL eCENTAUR RENDERS (GREAT WEAPONS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,450 โ†’ 1,600
  • Recruitment Cost: 1,450 โ†’ 1,600
  • Upkeep Cost: 362 โ†’ 400
  • Melee Attack: 38 โ†’ 34
  • Turn Speed: 120 โ†’ 80
  • Collision box size increased

HASHUTโ€™S DARK RAVAGERS (BULL CENTAUR RENDERS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,650 โ†’ 1,900
  • Recruitment Cost: 1,650 โ†’ 1,900
  • Upkeep Cost: 412 โ†’ 475
  • Melee Attack: 50 โ†’ 46
  • Reload Skill: 0 โ†’ 18
  • Turn Speed: 120 โ†’ 80
  • Collision box size increased

OGLAH KHANโ€™S WOLFBOYZ

  • Reload Skill: 0 โ†’ 18

GREAT TAURUS

  • Recruitment Cost (MP): 1,200 -> 1,100
  • Recruitment Cost (SP): 1,200 -> 1,100
  • Entity Mass: 4,000 โ†’ 2,000
  • Upkeep Cost: 300 -> 275

LAMMASU

  • Recruitment Cost (MP): 1,350 -> 1,250
  • Recruitment Cost (SP): 1,350 -> 1,250
  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,000
  • Upkeep Cost: 338 โ†’ 312

BALE TAURUS

  • Recruitment Cost (MP): 1,800 -> 1,700
  • Recruitment Cost (SP): 1,800 -> 1,700
  • Entity Mass: 4,000 โ†’ 3,500
  • Upkeep Cost: 450 โ†’ 425

Kโ€™DAAI DESTROYER

  • Morale: 60 โ†’ 70
  • Armour: 90 โ†’ 120
  • Burning Bright is now active until only 25% HP remains, rather than 50%.

Kโ€™DAAI FIREBORN

  • Morale: 50 โ†’ 60
  • Armour: 60 โ†’ 80
  • Burning Bright is now active until only 25% HP remains, rather than 50%.

MAGMA CANNON

  • Multiplayer Cost: 900 โ†’ 1,100
  • Recruitment Cost: 900 โ†’ 1,100
  • Upkeep Cost: 225 โ†’ 275
  • Morale: 64 โ†’ 55
  • Melee Attack: 16 โ†’ 20
  • Base Weapon Damage: 60 โ†’ 140
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 140 โ†’ 60
  • Melee Weapon Bonus vs. Infantry: 18 โ†’ 0
  • Effective Range: 450 โ†’ 380
  • Calibration Area: 7 โ†’ 15
  • Shockwave Radius: 1.6 โ†’ 1.3
  • Entity Mass: 1,500 โ†’ 2,500

DEATHSHRIEKER ROCKET LAUNCHER

  • Morale: 50 โ†’ 55
  • Melee Attack: 16 โ†’ 20
  • Ammunition: 20 โ†’ 25
  • Base Weapon Damage: 60 โ†’ 140
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 140 โ†’ 60
  • Melee Weapon Bonus vs. Infantry: 18 โ†’ 0
  • Projectile Bonus vs. Infantry: 0 โ†’ 25
  • Projectile Velocity: 90 โ†’ 150
  • Projectile Calibration Distance: 240 โ†’ 380
  • Projectile Calibration Area: 180 โ†’ 10
  • Projectile Shrapnel Velocity: 5 โ†’ 4
  • Entity Mass: 1,500 โ†’ 2,500

DREADQUAKE MORTAR

  • Multiplayer Cost: 2,200 โ†’ 2,000
  • Recruitment Cost: 2,200 โ†’ 2,000
  • Upkeep Cost: 550 โ†’ 500
  • Morale: 100 โ†’ 55
  • Melee Attack: 16 โ†’ 20
  • Base Weapon Damage: 60 โ†’ 140
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 140 โ†’ 60
  • Melee Weapon Bonus vs. Infantry: 18 โ†’ 0
  • Effective Range: 380 โ†’ 450
  • Calibration Area: 140 โ†’ 120

IRON DAEMON

  • The Iron Daemon may now move and shoot simultaneously
  • Turns to Recruit: 3 โ†’ 2
  • Melee Attack: 36 โ†’ 45
  • Melee Defence: 20 โ†’ 25
  • Charge Bonus: 50 โ†’ 75
  • Armour: 100 โ†’ 120
  • Base Weapon Damage: 60 โ†’ 90
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 140 โ†’ 210
  • Melee Weapon Bonus vs. Infantry: 18 โ†’ 20
  • Max Entities Hit Per Splash Attack: 4 โ†’ 6
  • Projectile Spread: 2 โ†’ 3
  • Acceleration: 0.7 โ†’ 1

IRON DAEMON – DREADQUAKE MORTAR

  • All Changes Affecting Iron Daemon Melee/Missile Performance & Dreadquake Projectile
  • Multiplayer Cost: 3,200 โ†’ 3,000
  • Recruitment Cost: 3,200 โ†’ 3,000
  • Upkeep Cost: 800 โ†’ 750
  • Run Speed: 6 โ†’ 5.5

THE DAEMONโ€™S TONGUE (IRON DAEMON)

  • The Daemon’s Tongue may now move and shoot simultaneously
  • Melee Attack: 36 โ†’ 56
  • Melee Defence: 20 โ†’ 32
  • Charge Bonus: 50 โ†’ 75
  • Reload Skill: 0 โ†’ 18
  • Armour: 100 โ†’ 120
  • Base Weapon Damage: 60 โ†’ 90
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 140 โ†’ 210
  • Melee Weapon Bonus vs. Infantry: 18 โ†’ 20
  • Max Entities Hit Per Splash Attack: 4 โ†’ 6
  • Acceleration: 0.7 โ†’ 1

THE DAEMONโ€™S TONGUE – DREADQUAKE MORTAR

  • All above changes affecting The Daemon’s Tongue Melee/Missile Performance & Dreadquake Projectile
  • Multiplayer Cost: 3,200 โ†’ 3,500
  • Recruitment Cost: 3,200 โ†’ 3,500
  • Upkeep Cost: 800 โ†’ 875
  • Run Speed: 6 โ†’ 5.5

SKULLCRACKER

  • The Skullcracker can now knockback enemy entities much more effectively
  • Turns to Recruit: 3 โ†’ 2
  • Melee Attack: 36 โ†’ 55
  • Melee Defence: 20 โ†’ 30
  • Charge Bonus: 50 โ†’ 75
  • Armour: 100 โ†’ 120
  • Base Weapon Damage: 60 โ†’ 120
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 140 โ†’ 280
  • Melee Weapon Bonus vs. Infantry: 18 โ†’ 20
  • Max Entities Hit Per Splash Attack: 4 โ†’ 6
  • Acceleration: 0.7 โ†’ 1

SKULLCRACKER – DREADQUAKE MORTAR

  • All above changes affecting Skullcracker’s Melee/Missile Performance & Dreadquake Projectile
  • Run Speed: 6 โ†’ 5.5

Skills

  • Daemonsmith Sorcerer (Metal) skill Careful Casting now correctly reduces Wind of Magic cost by 10% instead of 10.

Spells

  • Burning Wrath no longer has an instantaneous cast when Drazoath, the Sorcerer Prophets, and a Daemonsmith are mounted.

Traits

  • The Monster Commander trait for convoys now correctly grants its bonuses to the Lammasu and Taurus units. 

Technology

  • Powers of the Conclave now correctly increases the number of uses for Blood & Fireborn and Dreadquake Battery army abilities.
Balance changes to the DARK ELF race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER II.

DEV NOTE:

We didn’t quite get the Dark Elf mount costs right last time around, so we’ve taken another look and rebalanced them. As a result, Rakarth and Lokir are now a little bit cheaper. Other than that, Dark Steed Mounts are heavier along with Cold Ones and Manticores, while Dark Steed Cavalry have received an acceleration boost.

The Dark Elf Slave Update

Gameplay

  • Dark Elves now have the ability to consume their Slaves in order to Rush Construction.
  • High control now reduces the slave consumption within a province. This recreates the Chaos Dwarf Labour relationship where if you maintain control you lose significantly less Labour per turn, but while maintaining Slaves as a global resource for Dark Elves.
  • Post-battle Slave rewards have been rebalanced to offer significantly more base rewards but slightly less from the post-battle options. Overall, this should be a small net increase, but more importantly give the player more freedom to not always select the Slave option to stay in the green.
  • Slave rewards from Raiding have been improved. We have also fixed a few pooled resource related bugs when raiding (such as being able to spam raid a single region without lowering the overall amount).
  • Removed the constructions speed buffs from maintaining large amounts of Slaves. This is now covered by the addition of Rush Construction. Maintaining a low amount of stockpiled slaves now increases control, while maintaining a large amount of stockpiled slaves reduces control.

Edicts

  • Adjusted the Slave Quotas Edict to reduce the cost of Rush Construction, slightly reducing the Growth amount.
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Buildings

  • Slaves are now consumed and the bonus effects are now applied on a per building basis if they can be afforded rather than all buildings simultaneously turning on/off if the player has over 100 Slaves.
  • All buildings which have bonus Slave effects now also consume Slaves
  • Slave consumption per building has been lowered
  • All slave consumption buildings now provide lower base benefits but greater bonus effects if Slave requirements are met (this was the opposite before)

Ports no longer consume Slaves for bonus income – they now generate Slaves per turn.

  • This has been done to help counter stacking slave costs per turn into the end game, and also provide rewarding targets for hunting down and capturing ports with your black arks.

We have adjusted/moved the effects on a few infrastructure buildings:

  • Slave income moved to Roads Building
  • Removed the Growth from the Roads Building
  • Reduced Diktats cost moved to Slave Pens building; 
  • Slave Pens now reduces the Slave Consumption from buildings
  • Slight replenishment buff for the Growth building

Karond Kar Landmark now provides a small global reduction in Slave consumption

Diktats

  • Reduced costs to 200/300/400 (and adjusted the effects to match the new costs).
  • Reduced the cooldown of the treasury Diktat to 1 turn.

Skills

  • Slightly buffed assassin Slave generation to 5/10/15 from 3/6/10

Text/Tooltips/Help Pages

  • Multiple text updates to match the new changes.

General Updates

  • Fixed an issue with the Death Night button, where the button would be clickable even if player didn’t have enough slaves to use it.

Campaign

  • Fixed an issue where Rakarth was releasing his Slaves when sacking certain cultures rather than enslaving them. He should correctly generate Slaves when sacking against all enemies now.
  • The Gate to the Underworld Sea Landmark building has been restored to its rightful place in Hag Graef.
  • The Vandalised Court of the Everqueen landmark building now spreads Slaanesh corruption when playing as Morathi.
  • Reduced the cooldown and maximum turns before a mission is guaranteed for the Whispers of T’zarhan mechanic. This should improve the frequency of these missions.
  • The loyalty of confederated or requested armies is no longer 0.

Units

(CHARACTER MOUNT: DARK STEED)

  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8
  • Entity Mass: 800 โ†’ 1,300

MALEKITH

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,150 โ†’ 1,300

MALEKITH (MOUNT: COLD ONE)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,500 โ†’ 1,650

MALEKITH (MOUNT: COLD ONE CHARIOT)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,650 โ†’ 1,800

MALEKITH (MOUNT: SERAPHON)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 2,400 โ†’ 2,850

CRONE HELLEBRON

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,150 โ†’ 1,050

CRONE HELLEBRON (MOUNT: DARK STEED)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,350 โ†’ 1,250
  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8
  • Entity Mass: 800 โ†’ 1,300

CRONE HELLEBRON (MOUNT: MANTICORE)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,900 โ†’ 1,800
  • Max Entities Hit by Splash Attack: 8 โ†’ 5
  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,300

CRONE HELLEBRON (MOUNT: CAULDRON OF BLOOD)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,950 โ†’ 1,850

LOKHIR FELLHEART

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,000 โ†’ 900

LOKHIR FELLHEART (MOUNT: MAELSTROM)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 2,250 โ†’ 2,450
  • Armour: 80 โ†’ 90

RAKARTH

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,000 โ†’ 900

RAKARTH (MOUNT: SCOURGERUNNER CHARIOT)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,300 โ†’ 1,350

RAKARTH (MOUNT: MANTICORE)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,500 โ†’ 1,650
  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,300

RAKARTH (MOUNT: BRACCHUS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 2,250 โ†’ 2,450
  • Melee Defence: 45 โ†’ 46
  • Armour: 80 โ†’ 90

DREADLORD (SWORD & CROSSBOW) (MOUNT: DARK PEGASUS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,350 โ†’ 1,400

DREADLORD (SWORD & CROSSBOW) (MOUNT: BLACK DRAGON)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 2,100 โ†’ 2,400
  • Melee Attack: 54 โ†’ 52
  • Armour: 80 โ†’ 90

DREADLORD (SWORD & SHIELD) (MOUNT: DARK PEGASUS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,350 โ†’ 1,400

DREADLORD (SWORD & SHIELD) (MOUNT: BLACK DRAGON)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 2,100 โ†’ 2,400
  • Melee Attack: 58 โ†’ 52
  • Melee Defence: 48 โ†’ 46
  • Armour: 80 โ†’ 90

SUPREME SORCERESS (MOUNT: DARK PEGASUS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 950 โ†’ 1,000

SUPREME SORCERESS (MOUNT: MANTICORE)

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,300

SUPREME SORCERESS (MOUNT: BLACK DRAGON)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 1,700 โ†’ 2,000
  • Armour: 80 โ†’ 90

HIGH BEASTMASTER (MOUNT: MANTICORE)

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,300

MASTER

  • Multiplayer Cost: 550 โ†’ 700

MASTER (MOUNT: DARK STEED)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 600 โ†’ 900
  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8
  • Entity Mass: 800 โ†’ 1,300

MASTER (MOUNT: COLD ONE)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 750 โ†’ 1,050

MASTER (MOUNT: DARK PEGASUS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 950 โ†’ 1,250

MASTER (MOUNT: COLD ONE CHARIOT)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 900 โ†’ 1,200

DARK RIDERS

  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

DARK RIDERS (SHIELDS)

  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

DARK RIDERS (REPEATER CROSSBOW)

  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

DOOMFIRE WARLOCKS

  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

COLD ONE KNIGHTS

  • Entity Mass: 1,050 โ†’ 1,500

COLD ONE DREAD KNIGHTS

  • Entity Mass: 1,050 โ†’ 1,500

KNIGHTS OF THE EBON CLAW (DREAD KNIGHTS)

  • Entity Mass: 1,050 โ†’ 1,500

SLAANESHโ€™S HARVESTERS (DOOMFIRE WARLOCKS)

  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

RAVAGERS OF RAKARTH (SCOURGERUNNER CHARIOTS)

  • Reload Skill: 0 โ†’ 18

FERAL MANTICORE

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,000
Balance changes to the DWARF race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER.

Campaign

  • Thorek’s unique follower ancillary Kraggi can now be re-equipped if removed.
 
Balance changes to the GREENSKINS race and factions, available in Immortal Empires for owners of Total War: WARHAMMER.

DEV NOTE:

For Greenskins, Wyverns have gotten heavier and Snotling Pump Wagons have lost some charge bonus, the latter of which was contributing to some balancing issues.

Campaign

  • The Tomb of Khengai Khan landmark now gives the correct values when damaged.
  • Grom’s Cauldron ingredients that are gained from killing units in battle will now correctly award the ingredient.

Units

AZHAG THE SLAUGHTERER (MOUNT: SKULLMUNCHA)

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,300

ORC WARBOSS (MOUNT: WYVERN)

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,300

NIGHT GOBLIN WARBOSS (MOUNT: GREAT CAVE SQUIG)

  • Entity Mass: 1,300 โ†’ 1,500

SNOTLING PUMP WAGONS

  • Charge Bonus: 35 โ†’ 30

SNOTLING PUMP WAGONS (FLAPPAS)

  • Charge Bonus: 60 โ†’ 45

SNOTLING PUMP WAGONS (SPIKY ROLLERS)

  • Charge Bonus: 35 โ†’ 30

LOGEY BOGEY’S SPORE ‘SPLODAZ (SNOTLING PUMP WAGONS)

  • Charge Bonus: 35 โ†’ 30

FERAL WYVERN

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,300 

Skills

  • The Sneaky Stabberz skill now targets the correct units.
Balance changes to the HIGH ELF race and factions, available in Immortal Empires for owners of Total War: WARHAMMER II.

DEV NOTE:

As well as benefitting from a load of mass changes to Griffons, Lions and Horses, all High Elf Cavalry (excluding Ellyrian Reavers) now run at 84 speed (faster than Empire Cavalry) which should hopefully help their matchups. Their horses are some of the best in the world, of course.

Campaign

  • Chaos Dwarfs now provide appropriate bonuses when captured by Eltharion.
  • Tor Elyr’s Royal Ellyrian Stable Landmark building has been brought down from Tier 5 to Tier 3, and its treasury cost has been reduced from 10,000 to 5,000.

Units

ELTHARION THE GRIM (MOUNT: STORMWING)

  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,500

TECLIS (MOUNT: ARCANE PHOENIX)

  • Entity Mass: 1,500 โ†’ 2,300

PRINCE (MOUNT: GRIFFON)

  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,300

PRINCESS (MOUNT: GRIFFON)

  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,300

IMRIK (MOUNT: MAUTERERIUS)

  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,500

TYRION (MOUNT: MALHANDHIR)

  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

(CHARACTER MOUNT: BARDED ITHILMAR STEED)

  • Walk Speed: 1.6 โ†’ 2
  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7
  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,300

(CHARACTER MOUNT: ITHILMAR CHARIOT)

  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 6.1 โ†’ 6

ALASTAR THE WHITE LION (MOUNT: LION CHARIOT OF CHRACE)

  • Entity Mass: 1,400 โ†’ 2,000

ELLYRIAN REAVERS

  • Run Speed: 9 โ†’ 9.2
  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

ELLYRIAN REAVER ARCHERS

  • Run Speed: 9 โ†’ 9.2
  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

HERALDS OF THE WIND (ELLYRIAN REAVERS – BOWS)

  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 7
  • Deceleration: 7 โ†’ 8

SILVER HELMS & SILVER HELMS (SHIELDS)

  • Walk Speed: 1.6 โ†’ 2
  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7

DRAGON PRINCES & THE FIREBORN (DRAGON PRINCES)

  • Walk Speed: 1.6 โ†’ 2
  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 5 โ†’ 6
  • Deceleration: 6 โ†’ 7
  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,200

ITHILMAR CHARIOTS

  • Run Speed: 7.8 โ†’ 8.4
  • Acceleration: 6.1 โ†’ 6

TIRANOC CHARIOTS

  • Acceleration: 6.5 โ†’ 6

WAR LIONS OF CHRACE

  • Entity Mass: 1,400 โ†’ 1,500

RAHAGRAโ€™S PRIDE (WAR LIONS OF CHRACE)

  • Entity Mass: 1,400 โ†’ 1,500

LION CHARIOTS OF CHRACE

  • Entity Mass: 1,400 โ†’ 2,000

ARCANE PHOENIX

  • Entity Mass: 1,500 โ†’ 2,300

OMEN OF ASURYAN (ARCANE PHOENIX)

  • Entity Mass: 1,500 โ†’ 2,300

KNIGHTS OF TOR GAVAL

  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,300 

Skills

  • Imrik’s dragons are now only visible to Imrik’s faction via Skills and Technologies rather than all High Elf factions.

Technology

  • Strength of Avelorn technology now correctly applies to Handmaidens and Sisters of Avelorn only instead of all High Elf heroes.
  • Broadhead Arrows, Precise Fletchling, and Cartridge Ammunition now correctly display the units that benefit from their effects, 
Balance changes to the KHORNE race and factions, available to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER III.

DEV NOTE:

Cavalry Juggernauts have lost a tiny bit of mass, though they shouldn’t feel it too much. Character Juggernauts, on the other hand, have gained some.

General Updates

  • Fixed a script error when completing a Long Victory as Skarbrand.

Units

(CHARACTER MOUNT: JUGGERNAUT)

  • Entity Mass: 1,550 โ†’ 1,800

CULTIST OF KHORNE (MOUNT: CHAOS STEED)

  • Entity Mass: 950 โ†’ 1,000

SKULLCRUSHERS OF KHORNE & KNIGHTS OF THE BRAZEN THRONE (SKULLCRUSHERS OF KHORNE)

  • Entity Mass: 1,550 โ†’ 1,500

BLOODCRUSHERS OF KHORNE & HERALDS OF KHORNEโ€™S FURY (BLOODCRUSHERS OF KHORNE)

  • Entity Mass: 1,550 โ†’ 1,500
Balance changes to the KISLEV race and factions, available to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER III.

DEV NOTE:

For Kislev, Armoured Kossars have received 10 additional entities to improve their frontline capabilities as well as a bit more bonus vs Infantry for their Greatsword units. Character mounts and Gryphon Legion Horses are also a bit heavier.

General Updates

  • The scaling success chance for Ulrika Magdova’s actions against enemy heroes is now in-line with the other Lords and Heroes in the game.

Units

ULRIKA MAGDOVA

  • Ammo of Primary Missile Weapon: 40 โ†’ 30
  • Dragonslayer Flame Resistance: 25% โ†’ 15%
  • Beastslayer Magical Resistance: 25% โ†’ 15%
  • Mission tree text has been revised.

ULRIKA MAGDOVA (MOUNT: WARHORSE)

  • Ammo of Primary Missile Weapon: 60 โ†’ 30
  • Walk Speed: 1.6 โ†’ 2
  • Run Speed: 7.5 โ†’ 7.8
  • Charge Speed: 11 โ†’ 10.8
  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,500

(CHARACTER MOUNT: WARHORSE)

  • Walk Speed: 1.6 โ†’ 2
  • Run Speed: 7.5 โ†’ 7.8
  • Charge Speed: 11 โ†’ 10.8
  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,500

(CHARACTER MOUNT: WAR BEAR)

  • Entity Mass: 1,700 โ†’ 1,800

ARMOURED KOSSARS

  • Number of Entities: 90 โ†’ 100
  • Hit Points: 7,380 โ†’ 8,200

ARMOURED KOSSARS (GREAT WEAPONS)

  • Number of Entities: 90 โ†’ 100
  • Hit Points: 7,380 โ†’ 8,200

TZAR GUARD (GREAT WEAPONS)

  • Bonus vs. Infantry: 10 โ†’ 14

GRYPHON LEGION

  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,200

DAZHโ€™S HEARTH-BLADES (TZAR GUARD – GREAT WEAPONS)

  • Bonus vs. Infantry: 10 โ†’ 14
Balance changes to the LIZARDMEN race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER II.

DEV NOTE:

For the Lizardmen, Tehenhaiun and his Red Crested brethren have gained a new trait – Immunity to Contact Effects. This is to represent their immunity to poison in the tabletop and should create a nice new niche for Red Crested Skink units to occupy on the Lizardmen roster. Amongst a few other small changes, the mass of Cold One Character Mounts and Cold One Cavalry has also been boosted.

General Updates

  • Lord Kroak will now spawn for Lizardmen factions after completing his quest battle, as intended. 

Campaign

  • Previous Capstone of Tepok buildings get demolished correctly when a new one is constructed.

Battles

  • Reinforcements now come from the correct location in Taurox’s quest battle for the Rune-Tortured Axes.

Units

(CHARACTER MOUNT: COLD ONE & HORNED ONE)

  • Entity Mass: 1,500 โ†’ 1,800

TEHENHAUIN

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects

TEHENHAUIN (MOUNT: HORNED ONE)

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects
  • Entity Mass: 1,500 โ†’ 1,800

TEHENHAUIN (MOUNT: RIPPERDACTYL)

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects

TEHENHAUIN (MOUNT: ANCIENT STEGADON (ENGINE OF THE GODS))

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects

RED CRESTED SKINK CHIEF

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects

RED CRESTED SKINK CHIEF (MOUNT: HORNED ONE)

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects
  • Entity Mass: 1,500 โ†’ 1,800

RED CRESTED SKINK CHIEF (MOUNT: RIPPERDACTYL)

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects

RED CRESTED SKINK CHIEF (MOUNT: ANCIENT STEGADON)

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects

RED CRESTED SKINKS & COHORT OF SOTEK (RED CRESTED SKINKS)

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects

RAZORDON HUNTING PACK, SALAMANDER HUNTING PACK, AMAXON BARBS (RAZORDON HUNTING PACK) & THE UMBRAL TIDE (SALAMANDER HUNTING PACK)

  • Max Entities Hit Per Splash Attack: 1 โ†’ 2

COLD ONE RIDERS, COLD ONE SPEAR-RIDERS, HORNED ONES, BLESSED COLD ONE SPEAR-RIDERS, BLESSED HORNED ONES & POK-HOPAK COHORT (COLD ONE SPEAR-RIDERS)

  • Entity Mass: 1,050 โ†’ 1,500

BASTILADON (SOLAR ENGINE) & BLESSED BASTILADON (SOLAR ENGINE)

  • Altered Gravity factor on the Projectile to increase accuracy.

Spells

  • Birona’s Timewarp spell for the Spirit of Tepok RoR is now bound.
Balance changes to the NORSCA race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER II.

DEV NOTE:

The biggest notable Norscan change is that the Axe man on the back of the Ice Wolf Chariots now has some melee attack animations, so the performance of the unit in melee should be a bit better! We’ve also corrected a blunder where we gave Fimir with dual weapons 15 Bonus vs large instead of 15 Bonus vs infantry in the last patch. Ooops!

Units

FIMIR WARRIORS (REGULAR AND RoR)

  • Now have bonus vs infantry instead of bonus vs large.

KILLGORE SLAYMAIM

  • Entity Mass: 1,550 โ†’ 1,800

(Character Mount: Norscan Warhorse)

  • Entity Mass: 950 โ†’ 1,000

(CHARACTER MOUNT: MARAUDER CHARIOT)

  • Entity Mass: 1,100 โ†’ 1,500
  • Entity Mass: 1,100 โ†’ 1,500
  • Entity Mass: 1,100 โ†’ 1,500

FIMIR WARRIORS & MIST STALKERS (FIMIR WARRIORS)

  • Bonus vs. Infantry: 0 โ†’ 15
  • Bonus vs. Large: 15 โ†’ 0

MARAUDER CHARIOTS

  • Entity Mass: 1,100 โ†’ 1,500

FERAL MANTICORE

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,000
Balance changes to the NURGLE race and factions, available to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER III.

DEV NOTE:

It’s a quiet update for Nurgle. The metadata for Nurglings has been shifted around a bit to make their attacks connect more often and reliably do damage, but it’ a small change. Fear not, though, as some serious Nurgle love is due in Thrones of Decay later this year! 

Units

CULTIST OF NURGLE (MOUNT: CHAOS STEED)

  • Entity Mass: 950 โ†’ 1,000

NURGLINGS

  • Shuffled some animation metadata around to make their attacks a bit more reliable.
Balance changes to the OGRE KINGDOMS race and factions, available to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER III.

DEV NOTE:

Ogre Spellcasters are now immune to contact effects, in order to reflect their tabletop rules. Other than that, Gnoblar Trappers have received a tiny bit of bonus vs infantry melee weapons. Outside of these stat changes, Greasus’ ‘Everyone Has Their Price’ has been reworked slightly. There are more details in the ability notes section!

Units

SKRAG THE SLAUGHTERER

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects

SLAUGHTERMASTER

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects

BUTCHER

  • Added Attribute: Immune to Contact Effects

GNOBLAR TRAPPERS

  • Bonus vs. Infantry: 0 โ†’ 5 
Balance changes to the SKAVEN race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER II.

Campaign

  • Fixed an issue wherein taking over a Skaven army that is besieging you as Clan Eshin would cause you to indefinitely siege yourself. What?

Units

(CHARACTER MOUNT: BONEBREAKER) 

  • Entity Mass: 1,500 โ†’ 1,800

Abilities

  •  Tide of Pox and Tide of Death effects for the Packmaster now correctly reflect their abilities.

Skills

  • Warplock Jezzails are now correctly listed as benefitting from Blastermaster.
  • Throt’s Greatest Creation now grants weapon strength instead of missile strength.
Balance changes to the SLAANESH race and factions, available to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER III.

DEV NOTE:

N’kari has received some love in this update, with some special attention being placed on their attack metadata. We discovered that it was a bit erratic, which resulted in some targeting difficulty. In other news, Marauders are now slightly cheaper again!

Units

N’KARI

  • Made N’kari’s attack metadata a bit more reliable.

CULTIST OF SLAANESH (MOUNT: CHAOS STEED)

  • Entity Mass: 950 โ†’ 1,000

DEVOTED MARAUDERS OF SLAANESH

  • Multiplayer Cost: 500 โ†’ 450
  • Recruitment Cost: 500 โ†’ 450
  • Upkeep Cost: 125 โ†’ 112

DEVOTED MARAUDERS OF SLAANESH (SPEARS)

  • Multiplayer Cost: 550 โ†’ 500
  • Recruitment Cost: 550 โ†’ 500
  • Upkeep Cost: 138 โ†’ 125
Balance changes to the THE EMPIRE race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER.

Campaign

  • Council of Electors technology is now unlocked by building a minor settlement town building. 

Units

(CHARACTER MOUNT: BARDED WARHORSE)

  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,500

KARL FRANZ (MOUNT: DEATHCLAW)

  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,500

BORIS TODBRINGER (MOUNT: IMPERIAL GRIFFON)

  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,300

GENERAL OF THE EMPIRE (MOUNT: IMPERIAL GRIFFON)

  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,300

AMBER WIZARD (MOUNT: IMPERIAL GRIFFON)

  • Entity Mass: 1,650 โ†’ 2,300

BALTHASAR GELT (MOUNT: QUICKSILVER)

  • Entity Mass: 800 โ†’ 1,300

KNIGHTS OF THE BLAZING SUN

  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,200

DEMIGRYPH KNIGHTS

  • Entity Mass: 1,300 โ†’ 1,500

DEMIGRYPH KNIGHTS (HALBERDS)

  • Entity Mass: 1,300 โ†’ 1,500

THE ROYAL ALTDORF GRYPHITES (DEMIGRYPH KNIGHTS)

  • Entity Mass: 1,300 โ†’ 1,500

GREATSWORDS

  • Base Weapon Damage: 9 โ†’ 10
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 23 โ†’ 25
  • Bonus vs. Infantry: 10 โ†’ 14

CARROBURG GREATSWORDS (GREATSWORDS)

  • Base Weapon Damage: 9 โ†’ 10
  • Armour Piercing Weapon Damage: 23 โ†’ 25
  • Bonus vs. Infantry: 10 โ†’ 14

ULRIKA MAGDOVA

  • Dragonslayer Flame Resistance: 25% โ†’ 15%
  • Beastslayer Magical Resistance: 25% โ†’ 15%
  • Mission tree text has been revised.
  • Growth and control from the Execute option are now 25 and 10, respectively, for 15 turns. 

Abilities

  • Removed Demigryph Knights (Halberds) units from the Circle of Protection and Improved Heavy Weapons technology. They were intended to target infantry only.
  • The Heroic Fortitude passive ability for Gotrek now functions correctly.

Skills

  • Stirland’s Revenge (free Company Militia RoR) now correctly benefit from Volkmar’s Mere Mortal Men skill. 
Balance changes to the TOMB KINGS race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER II.

General Updates

  • The army cap can no longer be ignored via the recruitment of saved Lords.

Units

(CHARACTER MOUNT: SKELETAL STEED)

  • Entity Mass: 900 โ†’ 1,000

NEHEKHARA HORSEMEN

  • Entity Mass: 900 โ†’ 1,000

BONE GIANT

  • Bonus Accuracy Modifier: 25 โ†’ 50
  • Calibration Distance: 275 โ†’ 325
  • Calibration Area: 5.5 โ†’ 4
  • Radius: 4 โ†’ 6 
Balance changes to the TZEENTCH race and factions, available to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER III.

General Updates

  • Sarthorael the Everwatcher now has a unique trait and starts as an Immortal.

Units

CULTIST OF TZEENTCH (MOUNT: CHAOS STEED)

  • Entity Mass: 950 -> 1,000

CHAOS KNIGHTS OF TZEENTCH

  • Entity Mass: 1,000 -> 1,200 
Balance changes to the VAMPIRE COAST race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER II.

DEV NOTE:

Vampire Coast damned units benefit from some of the Bretonnia updates, gaining the Knight attribute. So, in the event that the Vampire Coast get their hands on some peasants, there’s now some synergy to be exploited!

General Updates

  • Fixed an issue where certain units couldn’t move when in the ambush stance. 

Units

LUTHOR HARKON (MOUNT: DEATH SHRIEK TERRORGHEIST)

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 -> 2,000

DAMNED KNIGHTS ERRANT

  • Added Ability: Impetuous
  • Charge Bonus: 54 -> 50

DAMNED KNIGHTS OF THE REALM

  • Charge Bonus: 78 -> 75
  • Missile Block Chance %: 30 -> 35

DEATH SHRIEK TERRORGHEIST

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 -> 2,000

GALLOWS GIANT (NECROFEX COLOSSUS)

  • Reload Skill: 0 -> 18 
Balance changes to the VAMPIRE COUNTS race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER.

The Dead Rise Again

The underlying chance of units returning as part of The Dead Rise Again feature has been tweaked, resulting in approximately a third fewer units returning post battle over the course of a campaign.

  • The base chance for all units has been reduced from 20% to 10%.
  • The chance for all units which is proportional to their recruitment cost has been halved.
  • The additional chance for Lords and Heroes has been reduced from 10% to 5%.

Campaign

  • A Necromancer will now appear in Vampire garrisons when the Forbidden Library has been constructed. 

Units

  • Vampire (Shadows) now have reduced leadership.

(CHARACTER MOUNT: HELLSTEED)

  • Entity Mass: 900 โ†’ 1,000

(CHARACTER MOUNT: BARDED NIGHTMARE)

  • Entity Mass: 900 โ†’ 1,500

(CHARACTER MOUNT: NIGHTMARE)

  • Entity Mass: 950 โ†’ 1,000

(CHARACTER MOUNT: TERRORGHEIST)

  • Entity Mass: 2,200 โ†’ 2,000

VAMPIRE (SHADOWS)

  • Morale: 70 โ†’ 65

BLACK KNIGHTS

  • Added Attribute: Strider
  • Entity Mass: 900 โ†’ 1,000

VEREKโ€™S REAVERS (BLACK KNIGHTS – LANCES & BARDING)

  • Added Attribute: Strider

BLOOD KNIGHTS

  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,200

TERRORGHEIST

  • Entity Mass: 2,200 โ†’ 2,000

Skills

  • Thrall Master 1: The Dead Rise Again chance reduced from 7% to 5%.
  • Thrall Master 2: The Dead Rise Again chance reduced from 15% to 10%.

Technology

  • Raise Newly Dead: The Dead Rise Again chance reduced from 15% to 5%.
Balance changes to the WARRIORS OF CHAOS race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER.

General Updates

  • Updated Daemon Whisperer Ancillary to give Slaanesh instead of Undivided corruption .

Units

(CHARACTER MOUNT: CHAOS CHARIOT)

  • Entity Mass: 1,100 โ†’ 1,500

(CHARACTER MOUNT: JUGGERNAUT)

  • Entity Mass: 1,550 โ†’ 1,800

(CHARACTER MOUNT: MANTICORE)

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,300

CHAOS LORD (MOUNT: MANTICORE)

  • Max Entities Hit Per Splash Attack: 8 โ†’ 5

CHAOS LORD OF KHORNE & EXALTED HERO OF KHORNE (MOUNT: GOREBEAST CHARIOT)

  • Max Entities Hit Per Collision Attack: 0 โ†’ 3
  • Max Entities Hit Per Splash Attack: 8 โ†’ 4

CHAOS CHARIOTS (INCLUDES MARKED VERSIONS) & THE SIBILANT SLAUGHTERCADE (CHAOS CHARIOTS)

  • Entity Mass: 1,100 -> 1,500

CHAOS KNIGHTS (INCLUDES MARKED VERSIONS), CHAOS KNIGHTS (LANCES) (INCLUDES MARKED VERSIONS) & SWORDS OF CHAOS (CHAOS KNIGHTS)

  • Entity Mass: 1,000 โ†’ 1,200

MARAUDERS OF SLAANESH

  • Recruitment Cost (MP): 425 โ†’ 450
  • Recruitment Cost (SP): 425 โ†’ 450
  • Upkeep Cost: 106 โ†’ 112

MARAUDERS OF SLAANESH (HELLSCOURGES)

  • Recruitment Cost (MP): 525 โ†’ 550
  • Recruitment Cost (SP): 525 โ†’ 550
  • Upkeep Cost: 125 โ†’ 138

CHAOS FERAL MANTICORE

  • Entity Mass: 1,600 โ†’ 2,000 
Balance changes to the WOOD ELF race and factions, available in Immortal Empires to owners of Total War: WARHAMMER.

DEV NOTE:

Aside from some mass updates for the Wood Elves, we’ve also updated Wardancers and Bladesingers. They now benefit from access to two different dances instead of a single dance. These dances are mutually exclusive, so activating a dance will disable any other active dances.

General Updates

  • Ariel will now spawn for Wood Elf factions after completing the Ritual of Rebirth, as intended. 
  • Feral Bear unit is now correctly available for the Wood Elves to use if you only own The Twisted & The Twilight DLC.

Units

(CHARACTER MOUNT: GREAT STAG)

  • Entity Mass: 1,500 -> 1,800

(CHARACTER MOUNT: UNICORN)

  • Entity Mass: 800 -> 1,300

WARDANCERS

  • Added an Additional Dance: Woven Mist

WARDANCERS (ASRAI SPEARS)

  • Added an Additional Dance: Storm of Blades

BLADESINGERS

  • Added an Additional Dance: The Shadows Coil

GREAT HAWKS

  • Entity Mass: 650 -> 750

HAWK RIDERS

  • Entity Mass: 650 -> 750

Skills

  •  The Striking Branches skill now targets the correct unit.

CAMPAIGN

Immortal Empires

  • Fixed Yhetee Peak settlement incorrectly being a major settlement on the Immortal Empires map.

Prologue (The Lost God)

  • Fixed a bug wherein the the skill point objective could remain on screen after selecting a skill.

The Realm of Chaos

  • Fixed an instance of loading into a blank map when fighting in the Realm of Slaanesh.
  • When choosing to keep Be’lakor after completing a Realms of Chaos Campaign, he will now spawn equipped with the Blade of Shadow. 

Diplomacy

  • Fixed an issue with diplomacy wherein offering peace alongside offering to break any form of alliance or trade agreement would result in only a peace deal, with no other agreements being accepted. You’re only as good as your word, after all.
  • Fixed an issue that would occasionally prevent Azazel and Vilitch from appearing in the Recruit Lords tab after being confederated by Archaon or Be’lakor.

BATTLES

  • Endless survival battles no longer limit the enemy army spawn to 20 in co-op.

GAME

Graphics

  • Fixed an issue with Infernal Guard units’ weapons detaching from their hands when getting knocked down.
  • Frost Maiden (Ice) now has the correct unit card assigned.
  • Fixed an issue where DLC content banners would show inconsistently between the Single Player and Multiplayer campaign selection screens.
  • Kairos Fateweaver’s unit card has received some tweaks. 
  • Various Heraldry unit textures have been fixed on Bretonnian horses.
  • Fixed weapon docking issues with Bull Centaurs (Dual Axes.) 
  • Fixed camera issues with the various Battle of Itza’s quest battles. 
  • Fixed camera issues with Eltharion’s quest battle, Talisman of Hoeth.
  • Fixed camera issues with Taurox’s Rune-Tortured Axes quest battle.
  • Fixed Malekith’s Circlet of Iron quest battle so the camera reacts correctly. 
  • Fixed camera issues with the various Tomb Kings’ Battle of the Black Pyramid quest battles. 
  • Fey Enchantress’ quest battle Chalice of Potions now uses the correct environment file.
  • Fixed camera issues with the Whip of Domination quest battle for Throt the Unclean.
  • Fixed camera issues with the Vanquisher of the Undead quest battle for Repanse de Lyonesse. 
  • Fixed stumps showing in the Zombie Tithe porthole. 
  • Empire Sword and Pistol units now hold their pistols correctly.
  • Fixed an animation wherein the Stone Troll’s club teleports upon their death.
  • Kairos Fateweaver’s tongue no longer clips through his beak. 
  • Fixed an issue with Grand Cathay peasant weapons sliding away from them when knocked down.
  • Fixed an issue with Infernal Guard weapons floating out of their hands during charging attacks.
  • Fixed camera issues in the porthole for Chaos Lords.
  • Treeman porthole animations now play correctly. 
  • Fixed Malekith’s walking animation to return his seamless swagger. 
  • Fixed Grom’s Cooking Panel dish tooltip not displaying properly after a dish is cooked.
  • Fixed missing unit card backgrounds for the Chaos Dwarfs.
  • Fixed skinning issues on Chaos Dwarf units. 
  • Sisters of Avelorn’s and Everqueens swords are now visible.

Audio

  • Fixed many WARHAMMER IWARHAMMER II, Champions of Chaos and Chaos Dwarf heroes not playing any VO when performing the Scout Ruins action.
  • Fixed reverb-heavy Vampire Coast Legendary Lord dialogue when opening a generic Lord’s skills panel.
  • Reduced the audio spam from Chaos Dwarf event sounds. 
  • Fixed the Tempest of the Blue Flame vortex spell’s audio not triggering on specific maps.
  • Grombrindal’s Rune Axe of Grombindal quest speech now plays without overlapping lines.
  • Fixed missing Steam Tank cannon audio.
  • Fixed missing casting animation audio for the Alluress. 
  • Khorne Bloodletters no longer trigger individual idle vocalisations as frequently.
  • Fixed Unholy Manifestations SFX from playing out of sync with their animations. 
  • Fixed various post-battle faction unique resource loot sounds; for example, Skaven food.
  • Fixed Grail Guardians’ inconsistent and spammy VFX sounds.
  • Fixed Grail Knights’ missing flaming VFX sounds.
  • Fixed the audio mixer state when loading the tech tree screen, resulting in correctly muted ambience. 
  • Fixed a missing Norscan Skin Wolf Werekin Campaign VO.
  • Fixed missing vocalisations for all WARHAMMER III ship models.
  • Fixed a missing Sorcerer Prophet attack animation sound.

UI

  • Added a setting for the UI cursor size. This will default to automatically determining the size based on your chosen resolution, but can be changed to small, medium or large.
  • The graphics for the 2K and 4K cursors have been improved. 
  • Several key Bretonnian icons have received a visual rework.
  • Adjusted the size DLC banners, so the free and unowned content banners match in size.
  • Fixed Chinese translation of Legendary character names.
  • We now display DLC mounts in Skirmish vs AI, even if the player hasn’t unlocked the mount through DLC ownership.
  • Improved tooltip display when trying to load a save from a faction that the player doesn’t own.  
  • Fixed an issue where the selected character or settlement info would appear during Ursun’s roar cutscenes.
  • Fixed a typo in Miao Ying’s Unyielding skill.
  • Fixed a typo in the Helblaster Volley Guns’ Imperial Gunnery skill effects.
  • The Offices panel now correctly greys out the rest of the UI, and will no longer close when mousing over other UI elements.
  • Adjusted the Plain of Bone region names on the parchment map for Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.  
  • New Immortal Empires campaigns now default to the race selection screen, as intended. 

LOOKING FORWARD


There you have it. We hope you’re happy with the changes we’ve made as we continue to absorb all your feedback and aim for the best balance possible.

Now we’re done, why not jump straight into game and check out the Bretonnia update, dish out the smackdown as a new Legendary Hero, or fight against the Will of Hashut to prevent the unending growth of the Chaos Dwarf’s empire? Or, heck, you could always enact Hashut’s will yourself, if you fancy? We won’t tell.

Barring any hotfixes, the next update after this will be Update 4.0 in (checks the Roadmap) ‘the summer’. So, judging by how warm it was last night (we had to kick the covers off), that’s not far off!

See you on the battlefield!

โ€” The Total War Team

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