Total War: WARHAMMER III – Defeat Traits of the Legendary Lords Information

Total War: WARHAMMER III – Defeat Traits of the Legendary Lords Information 1 -
Total War: WARHAMMER III – Defeat Traits of the Legendary Lords Information 1 -

All the defeat Traits of the Legendary Lords from Total War Warhammer 3 + those of Warhammer 2 and 1.


This is all we know so far, plus stuff from Mortal Empires Warhammer 2. I will edit it in the coming days so it looks better. But right now I want to play the game.

Warhammer 3


Cathayn Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Defeated Miao Ying This exceptional general has put the Storm Dragon, her armies and war-machines, to flight, inflicting a shameful defeat upon Cathay in the process Miao Ying, the Storm Dragon
  • Attribute: Expert Charge Defence
  • Melee defence: +3 (Lord’s army)
Defeated Zhao Ming Even the Warp-weapons and Wizards at his disposal weren’t able to prevent the defeat of the Iron Dragon by a superior general. Defeated Zhao Ming, the Iron Dragon
  • Magic item drop chance: +10%
  • Armour: +5 (Lord’s army)


Daemon Lords

Faction Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Slaanesh Defeated N’Kari The most notorious of Slaanesh’s Keepers of Secrets has once again tasted defeat, no doubt finding it a most unpleasent sensation! N’Kari
  • Experience gain: 7% for Lords and Heroes
Khorne Defeated Skarbrand The permanent return of the Exiled One has been, if not prevented, then seriously hampered in its progress by a detailed defeat in battle. Defeated Skarbrand the Exiled
  • Weapon strength: +8%
  • Charge bonus: +5
Tzeentch Defeated Kairos Despite knowing every spell ever uttered, the Mocking Watcher was laid low this day by a superior adversary – which must drive him even more insane! Kairos Fateweaver
  • Spell resistance: 15% when fighting against Tzeentchian factions(Lord’s army)
Nurgle Defeated Ku’gath For all his poxes and foul contagions, Nurgle’s Foetid Brewmaster was overcome in battle by good, old-fashioned brute force. Defeated Ku’gath Plaguefather
  • Chance of a plague spreading: -20% (Lord’s army)
  • Grwoth: +10 (local province)
Daemons of Chaos Defeated the Daemon Prince All that faith and slavish devotion didn’t stop the Daemon Prince from losing badly, on the day at least, to a general of vastly higher quality. The Daemon Prince
  • Diplomatic relations: +20 with Kislev
  • Attrition: -50% casualties sufferd from Chaos Undivided corruption and Chaos Wastes attrition (Lord’s army)


Kislev Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Defeated Tzarina Katarin Though she is the equal of any of her male ancestors, that didn’t stop Kislev’s Ice Queen from suffering frustration at the hands of her opponent. Tzarina Katarin
  • Attribute: Causes Terror when fighting against Kislev
Defeated Kostaltyn The Kislevite Patriarch’s obsession with dogma and control proved to be his undoing in battle, where he was soundly subjugated by his opponent. Oh, the irony… Kostaltyn
  • Leadership: +6 when in own territory (Lord’s army)
Defeated Boris the Red Tzar Boris may well have comeback from the dead to fight again, but it might have been more prudent to stay that way for all the good it’s done him. Boris Ursus
  • Leadership: +8 when fighting against Warriors of Chaos, Daemons of Chaos and Norsca (Lord’s army)


Warhammer 2


Beastmen Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Skullslasher Faced with an opponen of the right calibre, even the Shadowgave can be bested. Morghur the Shadowgave
  • Missile resistance: 15%
Beastscourge His single eye will not avail the Lord of Beasts a victory, nor all the fury in his twisted heart. Khazrak the One-Eye
  • Chance of intercepting an army using the Underway, beast-paths or Worldroots: +20% (Lord’s army)
  • Ambush defence chance: +20%(Lord’s army)
Crowreaver The despoiler becomes the despoiled. Malagor the Dark-Omen
  • Melee attack: +10 when fighting against Beastmen Warherds
  • Leadership: +10 when fighting against Beastmen Warherds
Brass Bull, Glass Jaw As it turns out, you don’t always need an immovable object to stop an unstoppable force. Taurox
  • Charge bonus: +15%
  • Armour-piercing weapon damage: +20


Bretonnian Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Witchfinder General At this rate, the Lady of the Lake is going to have to find another representative… The Fey Enchantress
  • Casualty replenishment rate: +10%
Hammer and Anvil Outstanding personal courage and martial skill are not always enough. Today, the hammer became the anvil. Alberic de Bordeleaux
  • +15 melee attack during naval battles
End of an Errant Bretonnia’s blessed cleanser has herself been defeated by the ravening Undead hordes which dare infest the badlands! Repanse de Leonesse
  • +5 growth local province
  • Double Exp for army against bretonnia forces
  • +5 research rate faction wide
Kingslayer Thistime, the King might well be dead. Oh well, long live the King! Louen Leoncour
  • Charge bonus: +10
  • Recuitment cost: -20% for cavalry nuits (Lords’s Army)


Dark Elven Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Imortal Unbeloved The Dark King will fall, by blade, by arrow, or by sorcerous power and the darkest magic. Malekith
  • Income from raiding +10% (Lord’s army)
  • Passive ability: “Frenzy”
Hagbutcher Her Dark Magic, Daemonic pacts, and evil ways have counted for naught in the face of superior arms Morathi
  • -10% Hero Action cost (all heroes)
  • +10% hero self-defense in the local province
The Day After The trouble with nights of debauchery always comes the day after – not so much ‘hung over’ as ‘hanged’! Hellebron
  • Armor-piercing damage: +20
  • Melee attack: +5
Black Heart Down You’d better make sure you kill him or this will not be the end of the matter – not even close Lokhir Fellheart
  • Immune to Storm and Reef attrition (Lord’s army)
Malus in Underworld Do not shed a tear, for this darkest, most murderous of Druchii may now be with the Cytherai, deep within the Mirai, where he sureley belongs! Malus Darkblade
  • Armour-piercing damage +30
  • Armour -5
Beastmaster of None The Beastlord is dead, long live the Beastlord! Rakarth
  • Leadership: -5 for enemy monstrous units (local enemy armies)
  • Bonus vs Large: +8


Dwarfn Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Grudgekiller What to use to pad my mattress? I know – finest Dwarfbeard! Thorgim Grudgebearer
  • Construction cost -10% for all buildings (local province)
  • Research rate +10% (factionwide)
Slayer King Slayer Although the Slyer King has been toppled, no doubt he’ll be back, bearing the Axe of Dargo and a serious grudge! Ungrim Ironfist
  • Melee attack: + 5
  • Magic resistance: 5%
  • Missile resistance: 5%
Kinghammer The True King lies defeated but will return, spitting oaths and even grumpier than before! Belegar Ironhammer
  • Melee attack: +10 during subterranean intercept battles
  • Leadership +4 during subterranean intercept battles
Beardhammer This time the tables have been turned on the last Dawi redoubt, but he’ll be back to avenge himself – be certain of that! Grombrindal the White Dwarf
  • Cause Terror vs. Dwarfs
Old Grumpslayer Always had something to complain about, that one. Thorek Ironbow
  • Magic item drop chance +15% (accompanying Lord)
  • Enemy Wind of Magic starting amount: -10 (Lord’s army)
  • Armour-piercing weapon damage: +3 (Lord’s army)


Empire Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Reikshammer Even great men are flawed; failure is part of mankind’s tragic condition. Karl Franz
  • Lord causes Terror against humans(Empire?!)
Grimsbane All the piety in the Old World means nothing when faced with superior military muscle. Volkmar the Grim
  • Melee attack: + 3 for melee infantry units (Lords’s army)
  • Melee defence: + 3 for melee infantry units (Lords’s army)
Metalstorm Behind the golden mask lies the face of ignominious defeat. Balthasar Gelt
  • Armour: +6 for all units (Lord’s army)
Hunted Down This time, the hunter became the hunted, losing out to an opponent altogether more dogged, dangerous and downright lethal than himself. Markus Wulfhart
  • Missile resistance: 10%
  • Missile damage: +5% (Lord’s army)
Boris Todbringer
  • doesn’t give a trait


Gotrek (and Felix)

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Legendslayer It’s going to take more that that to finish them off! But perhaps you made an entry in their chronicles? Gotrek Gurnisson
  • Unbreakable


Greenskin Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Greenskinner Heavy is the head that wears the Crown of Sorcery, and probably dead as well! Azhag the Slaughterer
  • Magic resistance 30%
Hidestriker This hide is perhaps not as durable as it originally thought… Grimgor Ironhide
  • Armour-piercing weapon damage: +20
  • Armour: +10
Great Green Killer When you take a swing at Da Prophet, you smite Gork (and Mork) as well! Wurrzag Da Great Green Prophet
  • Physical resistance: 10%
Sneakysmiter Sometimes, even the sneakiest among us come unstuck. Defeated Skarsnik
  • +20% Ambush and Ambush Defence
Weightwatcher The bigger they are… Defeated Grom the Paunch
  • Diplomatic relations: +10 with High Elves
  • Attribute: Causes Terror when fighting against Greenskins


High Elven Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Ulthuan Undefended Now the Asur’s greatest warrior has been laid low, what of the island kingdom he is sworn to protect? Tyrion
  • Melee attack +2 (Lord’s Army)
  • Unit Experience +1 for all unit recruits (Lord’s Army)
Neverqueen The High Elves will have to find a new title for their beloved queen, as she certainly isn’t around for-‘ever’. Alarielle
  • Public order: +4 (local province)
  • Winds of Magic power reserve: +5 (Lord’s army)
  • Growth: +10 (local province)
Shadow’s Fall The reign of Anar is at an end; the Shadow King has stepped into the light for the final time. Alith Anar
  • Hero Action Cost -15% (local region)
  • Hero Action Success Chance +10% (local region)
Ruin Unrestrained With Teclis defeated, who will drive back the forces of Chaos from the world? Teclis
  • Winds of Magic power reserve: +10 (Lord’s Army)
Dragonslayer Here, er, were Dragons. Imrik
  • Bonus vs. Large +8
  • Fire resistance: 25%
Mistpiercer With the dour defender, Ulthuan lies exposed. Eltharion the Grim
  • Missile resistance: 10%
  • Attribute: Charge Defence vs Large


Lizardmen Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Saurussmiter Today, the battle is over for Xhotl’s last defender, but the war rages on – have no doubt. Kroq-Gar
  • Public order: +2
  • Melee defence: +10
Spawnkiller It would seem that the Lizard King can’t always do everything; winning, for instance. Mazdamundi
  • Leadership Aura Size +25%
Out of the Skies The skies are brighter – and safer – today now the bewinged purveyor of death from above has been taken down Tiktaq’to
  • Campaign movement range: +10%
  • Campaign line of sigh: +10%
Prophet of Doom Ha! For all his power, the Prophet couldn’t forsee his own demise… Tehenhauin
  • Casualties captured post-battle: +15% (Lord’s army)
  • -25% damage taken from all attrition (Lord’s Army)
Wanderer No More All journeys must eventually come to an end. This one has been cut short before reaching its destination, however. Nakai
  • Bonus vs Large +10
  • Melee Defense +10
Movable Mountain Not all mountains are immovable – locate its weakness, its faultline, and turn the crack into a yawning chasm. Gor-Rok
  • Leadership +4 (Lord’s Army)
  • Attribute: Expert Charge Defense
One That Hunts the Unseen The secrets of the worlds’s fate are now cast into oblivion along with the ancients hunter’s soul Oxyotl
  • Attribute: Vanguard Deployment


Norscan Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Blood Feuder So you’ve roundly marmalised the Enternal Challenger? He’ll be back for a rematch, and soon – of that you can be certain. Wulfrik the Wanderer
  • Charge bonus +10%
  • Bonus vs. Infantry: +5
Trollhunter An oddity among his kind, Throgg is nothing if not enacious, he wont’t stay down for long. Throgg
  • Bonus vs large +15
  • Weapon strength +3%


Ogre Kingdom Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Defeated Greasus Goldtooth Like all Tyrants, in the end Greasus Goldtooth proved to be nothing but a massive bag of hot air and empty threats, Greasus Goldtooth
  • Income from trade: +10%
  • Income from all buildings: +8% (local province)
Defeated Skrag the Slaughterer As it turned out, the Maw-that-Walks proved too slow for his adversary, who ended up running circles around the great big lump of Ogreish lard. Skrag the Slaughterer
  • Chance of Winds of Magic increasing in strength when changig: +5% (local province)
  • Miscast base chance: -10%


Skaven Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Verminflail “See how he runs – all the way to the sewer from which he first skulked!” Queek Headtaker
  • bonus vs infantry +10
Plaguelash “His dreadful staff, and the disease it spreads, cannot save Sklork from the righteous scourge.” Lord Skrolk
  • immunity to swamp attrition
  • -5 to public order in a local enemy province
Craven By Name… Turning and running away, under the auspices of coming back with reinforcements, is just running away – and with the mark of a coward to boot. Tretch Craventail
  • Speed: +12%
  • Leadership: +4 during subterranean intercept battles (Lord’s Army)
A ‘Fitting’ End? Ikit Claw may have been defeated utterly, but he’ll surely be back again soon, with a new, better, nastier, probably-motorised plan. Watch out! Ikit Claw
  • Winds of Magic Power Reserve: +10 (Lord’s Army)
  • Research rate: +10% (Factionwide)
Deathmaster by Nature “It would appear that the Eshin’s infamous Chief Assassin has been decisively defeated, the victim of his own malice.” Snikch
  • Hero action success chance: +4%
  • Attribute:Stalk
Deep Cleaner The blemish of the Unclean one stains, the world no more, his foul presence having been wiped from existence. Throt the Unclean
  • Hitpoints: +10%


Tomb Kings

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Arkhan the Blackened The Liche King may have dark sorcery and the power of the Great Necromancer, but that’s not always enough when facing massed-ranks and hefty blades. Arkhan the Black
  • Diplomatic relations: +20 with Tomb Kings
  • Weapon strength: +25% when fighting against Vampiric Undead
Settra the Perishable As it turns out, the Imperishable is just as perishable as the rest of us… SETTRA THE IMPERISHABLE
  • Charge Bonus +15
  • Enemy Public Order -3 (local province)
Khalida Never-living The Warrior Queen was defeated once before in life – fatally. Although she was saved by the blessings of the Asp Goddess then, they cannot save her now. High Queen Khalidat
  • Diplomatic Relation +30 with Vampire Counts
  • +2 Recruit Rank for ranged units
Not-So-Grand Hierophant They say he can hold back death’s cold embrace. I see little evidence of that this day! Grand Hierophant Khatep
  • Winds of Magic Reserve +15
  • Lord’s Army immune to desert and sandstorm attrition

Easter Egg

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
True Chariot Master defeat Settra as Surtha Ek
  • +100% weapon strength for Chaos chariot units in Lord’s army
Surtha Wrecked defeat Surtha Ek as Settra
  • +10 Skeleton Chariot capacity
  • +10 armor for chariot units in Lord’s army


Vampiric Undead Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Moonslaker He who quenches his thirst on the blood of the living will find cold steel his just reward. Mannfred von Carstein
  • Attrition: -50% casualties sufferd due to Vampiric Corruption attrition (all forces)
Lichekiller Kemmler’s quest for the darkest of knowledge will never be over, but has suffered something of a setback. Heinrich Kemmler
  • Magic resistance: 10% for all units (Lord’s army)
Ghorst or Ghost? Apparently death is merely an obstacle to be overcome; must be inconvenient, however. Helman Ghorst
  • Enable poisen attacks
Undeath Descendant Down but probably not out, as you cannot really kill what doesn’t truly live. Vlad von Carstein
  • Wound recovery time:-4
Cruelty Restrained Stone-cold beauty is no guarantee of victory. Isabella von Carstein
  • Passive ability:”Regeneration”
The Red Duke
  • doesn’t give a trait

– Helman Ghorst Poisen overrides Frostbite in the UI not sure if Frostbite still applies didn’t test that yet

Vampire Coast Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
One Down, X to Go “Although a deadly foe has been defeated, one has to wonder if all his personalities have been slain…” Luthor Harkon
  • +15% Magic Resistance
  • +10 Leadership when fighting at sea
Dreadfleet Drowned Back down to the Galleon’s Graveyard with you, Noctilus, it’s all you’re good for!” Count Noctilus
  • +5 Leadership when fighting Vampire Coast (Lord’s Army)
  • +5 Leadership when fighting at sea (Lord’s Army)
Siren Extinguished “Right, earplugs out, lads – she’s gone down to Stromfels’ Chest, where she belongs, the harpy” Cylostra Direfin
  • Miscast Base Chance -5%
  • Winds of Magic starting amount +15 (Lord’s army)
  • Enemy Winds of Magic starting amount -10 (Lord’s army)
Consigned to the Drink “Once again, the Norscans can raid and rob and plunder in peace. For now, at least.” Aranessa Saltspite
  • Income from Sacking Settlements +15%
  • Passive Ability “Regeneration” when fighting at the sea


Warriors of Chaos Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Doomslayer The Everchosen may rise and rise again, but he will forever be consigned to oblivion! Archaon the Everchosen
  • Attribute: Immune to Psychology
Pride Assassin Pride comes before a fall. Always. Sigvald the Magnificent
  • Post battle chance of stealing a magic item: +5%
  • Income from all buildings +10% (local province)
Stormblight Roiling skies, raging winds and lightning didn’t help the Herald of the Tempest, laid low this day by honest steel. Kholek Suneater
  • Bonus vs large +10
Sarthorael the Everwatcher
  • doesn’t give a trait


Woodelven Lords

Traitname Flavour text Defeated Effect
Wildhunter Everyone has a weakness, however well hidden; even immortals must face defeat sometomes. Orion
  • Leadership: +4 during forest battles Melee
  • Attack: +5 during forest battles
Tree Surgeon Even the mightiest tree in the forest can be felled – you just need abig enough axe! Durthu
  • Gain flaming attack vs. Woodelves
Twilight Extinguished Few things are everlasting. Just as dawn signifies the end of night and dusk the end of day, Ariel’s twin maidens are slain! The Sisters of Twilight
  • Casualty replenishment: +20% for Lords (Lord’s Army)
  • Missile strength: +10%
Destroyer of Dryads The forest’s most embittered could not overcome you – the Briarmaven of Woe is felled, her hate-filled spirit erased from the world. Drycha
  • Immune to Athel Loren and Awakened Forest Attrition (Lords Army)
  • -5 Public Order (Local Enemy Province)


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