This Total War: Warhammer 2 Tomb Kings Legendary Lords Guide will ensure that you can acquaint yourself with all of the four Legendary Lords that come with the expansion. It will also tell you whether or not a specific Lord is good for starting, as their difficulty level varies across the board.
Tomb Kings Legendary Lords
Total War: Warhammer 2 The Rise of the Tomb Kings is a brand-new expansion pack for Total War: Warhammer 2. This pack is different from the rest because it introduces a new faction that has four different Lords for you to try out!
These four Lords are all different from one another despite sharing the same story to a certain extent. This is what our Tomb Kings Legendary Lords Guide is all about!
According to the lore, the deserts of Nehekhara was once the crown jewel of human civilization but the glory days have long since passed by, and Nehekhara is nothing more than a ruin in the modern day.
The red runes that stain the arid Nehekhara are a testament to the bloodshed that has taken place in the area.
There are four different factions playable in the game, each with their own Lord and Campaign. Their campaigns are different from one another based on their story.
There is no supplementary campaign, as there are two additional lords in the pack! Let’s go ahead and take a look at each of them individually to see how they differ from one another.
Settra the Imperishable
Settra is by far the greatest of all of the Tomb Kings that are available in the pack. Settra initially saw the rise of Nehekhara and got to see it in all of its glory.
However, Settra has been gone for a long time, and thus it is quite surprising for Settra to find the town in ruins when awoken to the decadent deserts of Nehekhara.
Due to the background, Settra is by far the easiest lord to play with. The faction of Settra has strong growth and public order effects. Your main goal during this campaign will be to ensure that the great empire is restored to its former glory.
When playing as Settra, you will start with Tomb Guards who will be equipped with halberds and a Khemrian Warsphinx, thus ensuring that you will not be facing a lot of trouble during this campaign.
If you are new to Total War: Warhammer 2 and recently bought the pack, then it is best if you start off with Settra’s campaign as he is one of the easiest Tomb Kings Legendary Lords to play with!
High Queen Khalida
Khalida was very well respected and adored during her reign. However, her reign ended suddenly in her prime when she was struck down. She has been buried beneath the ground through the strands of time, patiently waiting to make her return to Nehekhara.
The time has finally come, and Khalida has risen to ensure that her homeland is no more haunted by the vampires who reside in it.
The main purpose of her campaign is to ensure that she can free the people of her homeland and restore her reign, ensuring the prosperity of her people in the process.
As Khalida, you will start off with Sepulchral Stalkers and Necropolis Knights. You will also have access to the renowned archer legions who have a 20% bonus armor.
Due to your past life and the respect that you had from everyone during your reign, you will also have +20 in all diplomatic relations with the Tomb Kings.
This makes Khalida another easy character to play, although not as much as Settra the Imperishable. This campaign is good for people who have a little bit of experience with Warhammer but are far from being an expert.
Grand Hierophant Khatep
Khatep was the famed religious head of the mortuary cult. He was banished by Settra and only allowed back if the mortuary cult could restore the golden age of Nehekhara.
Khatep is one of the hardest lords to play with. Not only in the new DLC but also in the entire Total War: Warhammer 2. This is because he has been banished to faraway lands where he has no allies but a ton of enemies.
There is almost no chance of support and you are on your own for a large part of the campaign.
However, you do have the Hierotitan and the Carrions. They are not much to start with, as there are much stronger enemies nearby. The exiles might be able to live easily in the mountains and gain Canopic Jars without character traits, but they have issues with the Dark Elves.
This is the essence of your campaign with Khatep. You fight and fight until you are finally through the battle, and then you fight the next enemy. This lord is not recommended for newer players at all.
Arkhan the Black
Once upon a time, Arkhan was the lieutenant of Nagash and helped him rise to the throne. Arkhan is also really difficult to play due to his nature. Not only does he start off with a settlement which is vastly underdeveloped than those around him, but he has strong enemies all around, most of which are Dwarves.
However, all is not lost for Arkhan. He does have Vampiric Units on his roster which allow him to recruit beasts to his army. Due to this, he has a +20 diplomatic skill against all of the Vampire Counts but a -50 one with all of the Tomb Kings. You are also given a +10 magical reserve for your armies so as to make your experience a little bit easier.
Lastly, due to the nature of Arkhan and his armies, Vampiric corruption is unable to have any effect on Arkhan’s settlements and he can use Crypt Ghouls along with a Tomb Scorpion at the very beginning of his campaign.