On December 12, Total War Warhammer II will be receiving a new campaign in the form of the Shadow & the Blade, featuring new characters, untis, magic lore, campaign mechanics, and much more. Tz’arkan, the Drinker of Worlds has escaped from his eternal prison within the Realm of Chaos and latched himself onto the mind of Malus Darkblade, forging a deadly partnership that reverberates throughout the New World. Sensing the potential of this daemonic entity, the Nightlord of Clan Eshin has dispatched his most trusted assassin, Deathmaster Snikch, to track down the daemon and investigate its true power.
As well as plenty of cool new stuff, there will be two new legendary lords available, both playable in the Eye of the Vortex and Mortal Empire campaigns. There’ll be swarms of sneaky rats, nightmarish Medusa-bound blood shrines, stealth magic lore, and a unique and intertwined campaign,
players have an arsenal of new ways to inflict death upon their enemies.
Inculded in the Shadow & the Blade, there will be:
– 2 playable factions – Clan Eshin (Skaven) and Hag Graef (Dark Elves)
– 2 legendary lords – Death Master Snikch, Malus Darkblade
– 12 units; Highbeast Master, Bloodwrack Medusa, Master Assassins, Eshin Triads and more.
– Lore of Stealth (Skaven)
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– Legendary lord – Rapanse de Lyonesse (Bretonnia)
– Legendary hero – Henri Le Massif (Bretonnia)
Finally, the’re going to be significant quality of life improvements, such a players now expected to see up to a 60% decrease in wait times between turns, however, this will be dependent on their current game state and PC specifications.
If you still need more convincing, you can watch the trailer below: