The long-anticipated Chaos Dwarves update is finally coming to Total War: Warhammer III. The faction, which many players have long correctly predicted would come to the franchise in the third installment, will be joining the game’s roster on April 13th as part of the Forge of The Chaos Dwarves expansion and update 3.0.
The Total War team announced the new faction today with a blog post and an exciting trailer showcasing the newest faction. The trailer gives a look at some of the new units and Legendary Lords coming to the game with the DLC’s release.
You can pre-order Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs here – Pre-Ordering the DLC gives you 10% off the release day price.
The DLC expansion will include three new Legendary Lords and a new Legendary Hero. This is unlike past Toal War: Warhammer DLC releases, but the developers state that this will be the normal plan for DLC releases going forward.
The three Legendary Lords coming to the game are Astragoth Ironhand, High Priest of Hashut; Drazhoath the Ashen, Sorcerer Prophet of Hashut; and Zhatan the Black, commander of the Tower of Zharr. The Legendary Hero joining them will be a Hobgoblin-boosting hero, Gorduz Backstabber.
In their blog post, the Total War team gives us the first look at the DLC with a deep dive into Astragoth Ironhand. Astragoth Ironhand will be a tough frontline sorcerer, with access to both lore of fire and the new lore of Hashut spell trees,
He also has bonuses to the Chaos Dwarves’ unique faction mechanic, Conclave Influence, which isn’t covered in the preview. What is clear however is that Ironhand is meant to be the leader of the Chaos Dwarves faction.
The article goes a bit into Ironhand’s lore, saying “Astragoth Ironhand is the oldest living sorcerer-prophet of the Chaos Dwarfs. The High Priest of Hashut and once the most potent sorcerer to walk the Plain of Zharrduk, Astragoth’s waning powers are a result of prolonged petrification, leaving him bound to a mechanical device that grants him movement.”