Total War: WARHAMMER III

Total War: WARHAMMER III

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Legendary Lord Defeat Traits
By Azrael
All the defeat Traits of the Legendary Lords from Total War Warhammer 3 + those of Warhammer 2 and 1.
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Introduction
All the Traits from TTW3 + TTW2 Mortal Empires

Legend of Total War made a Video about which are the best defeat Traits in TWW2 released on the 04.12.2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfOhWvBFTvQ

Patch 1.3. Changed some traits (30.06.2022)[www.totalwar.com]
Modding
In case anyone wants to mod the defeat traits. They are found in db - trait_level_effects_tables
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 OLD
  • Melee attack: +10 when fighting against Beastmen
  • Leadership: +4 (Lord's army)
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)
Cathayn Lords
Traitname
Flavour text
Defeated
Effect
Very Cold, still Aloof
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)
Merciless to 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)
Daemons of Chaos Lords
Faction
Traitname
Flavour text
Defeated
Effect
Slaanesh
Tyrion Owes Me
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
  • Speed +6% (Lord's army)
Khorne
Bloodquencer
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% (Lord's army)
  • Charge bonus: +5 (Lord's army)
Tzeentch
Didn't See that Coming
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% (Lord's army)
  • Winds of Magic power reserve capacity: +5
Nurgle
Air Freshner
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: -80% (Lord's army)
  • Growth: +30 (local province)
Legion of Chaos
Slayer of the God-Slayer
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 suffered from all attritions (Lord'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
  • Spell 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?!) OLD
  • Unit experience gain: +10% (Lord's army)
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)
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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
  • Spell 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
Kislev Lords
Traitname
Flavour text
Defeated
Effect
Ice Lode Crusher
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
  • Enables Frostbite attacks
Faith-Breaker
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)
  • Enables Flaming attacks
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)
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
Cashing Out
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: +20% (local province)
Maw's the Pity
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
  • Winds of Magic power reserve capacity: +8
  • 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 Khalida
  • 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
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defeat Settra as Surtha Ek
  • +100% weapon strength for Chaos chariot units in Lord's army
Surtha Wrecked
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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 (Lord's army)
Lichekiller
Kemmler's quest for the darkest of knowledge will never be over, but has suffered something of a setback.
Heinrich Kemmler
  • Spell 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"
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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% Spell 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 OLD
  • Spell resistance: 10%
  • Physical resistance: 5%
  • Melee attack: +2 when fighting against Warriors of Chaos, Daemons of Chaos, Norsca and Beastmen (Lord's army)
Pride Assassin
Pride comes before a fall. Always.
Sigvald the Magnificent
  • Post battle chance of stealing a magic item: +510%
  • Income from all buildings +10% (local province)
  • +10% physical resist (awaits conformation)
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
Queen Dethroned
It is no small feat to vanquish the Gorequeen, Shieldmaiden of Khorne; the very definition of a worthy adversary
Valkia the Bloody
  • Melee attack: +4
  • Armour-piercing weapon damage:+20
Conjoined Seperated
Neither Thomin's strength nor Vilitch's sorcery could hope to match this one's martial power.
Vilitch the Curseling
  • Winds of Magic power reserve change: +10% when increasing (Lord's army)
  • Melee defence: +5
Doctor Retired
The Dark Apothecary may be in need of a doctor himself after tangling with this one!
Festus the Leechlord
  • Casualty replenishment rate: +5% (Lord's army)
  • Vigour loss reduction: -15% (Lord's army)
Duty over Beauty
It seems that the Prince of Damnation had his wings clipped by this one's unmatched prowess!
Azazel
  • Leadership: +4 (Lord'sarmy)
  • Weapon strength: +3% for Lords and embedded heroes (Lord's army)
Bel'of'the'Ball
The First Damned is the last to know that his time is up once more. Cast off and cursed by the Ruinous Powers, until they can perhaps find a use for him in a few millennia.
Be'lakor
  • Winds of Magic power reserve capacity: +5 (Lord's army)
  • Control:+2 (local province)
  • Casualty replenishment rate: +5% (Lord's army)
  • Weapon strength: +5% (Lord's army)



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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16 Comments
Taco Annihilator Sep 6 @ 6:27am 
I can confirm that Sigvald's defeat trait is 10% physical resist
Torin Aug 31 @ 11:02am 
Sigvald is now +10% physical resist and 10% post battle item
FreeMetal Aug 26 @ 10:35am 
Hello @Azrael, i wanted to know if i could credit your guide in the end notes section of my own guide recently published, treating Immortal empire more generally. Yours is really well made. Peace
Egoburger Feb 28 @ 5:11pm 
Some should be turned into a banner or something so you can actually get some utility out of them, I hope they do a fine tuning anyways
Egoburger Feb 28 @ 5:06pm 
so lame the [terror against faction you just stomped] unless it means whole army or all armies as most lords have terror built into their kit (eventually)
NightWhisper Feb 25 @ 12:57am 
Mannfreds defeat trait in WH3 has been changed to Lords Army instead of All Armies
Lone Strategos Feb 23 @ 11:31am 
Disappointing that the game 3 traits are just "Defeated *Name*" instead of the fun names for the traits in game 1 and 2.
shimatzu Feb 20 @ 5:20am 
Can we stop giving traits for terror against a specific fraction, they are completely pointless
Suicide Feb 20 @ 12:18am 
@Azrael oh thank you for the info, been a while since i picked up TWWH so needed a refresher! Hope your enjoying the game.