The Prophet and the Warlock would be the subsequent piece of DLC for Total War: Warhammer II, and it’ll launch on April 17. With final yr’s Queen and Crone DLC having fleshed out the High and Dark Elves, the neighborhood has been desperate to see the Skaven and the Lizardmen get the identical therapy.
Embracing a thematic distinction between magic and science, the Prophet and the Warlock provides the skink prophet Tehenhauin and the warlock-engineer Ikit Claw. They’ll every carry a number of models from the tabletop game that didn’t make the minimize at Warhammer 2’s vanilla launch, together with fire-spitting Salamanders, savage flying Ripperdactyls, and a variety of lethal Skaven weaponry akin to Ratling weapons, Jezzail snipers, and Doom-flayers, that are principally bladed motorbikes. You can see all these in motion in a brand new trailer, under.
Developer Creative Assembly additionally confirms that the Prophet and Warlock will add Regiments of Renown for each its star factions, in addition to new mechanics to boost the Lords’ campaigns. As is customized by now, a free replace will land alongside the DLC, including “a yet-to-be-revealed Legendary Lord, a new Skaven Under-Empire mechanic, and a millennia-old lizard ghost” for all gamers.
That “millennia-old lizard ghost” sounds an terrible lot like Lord Kroak to me, which is vastly thrilling. The Venerable Lord Kroak was the primary Slann Mage-Priest spawned within the Warhammer world, and a wizard so highly effective that even dying couldn’t wholly dampen his powers. You can learn extra on the Total War blog.
You can pre-order the Prophet and the Warlock on Steam here, and, as is CA’s wont, doing so will get you a 10% low cost on its value of $8.99 (£6.99) – a slight enhance on Queen and Crone. We’ll carry you our ideas on the DLC as quickly as we will, in case you’re on the fence.
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A Lizardmen/Skaven Lord pack had been broadly anticipated, however what could also be subsequent for Warhammer II is much less sure. Warhammer I obtained two Lord packs and three race packs (not counting the free Bretonnia replace or the at-launch Chaos Warriors), so in case you’re hoping for at the least yet another race, that’s comprehensible.
And there’s no scarcity of fabric – there are a lot extra armies within the lore that might be added to the videogame (e.g. Araby, Southern Realms, perhaps Albion). And with Total War: Warhammer III nonetheless in pre-production (as of this February update), I’d be very shocked if the following full game is introduced any time quickly, not to mention launched. One extra race pack would appear an ideally-sized morsel to satiate the ravenous neighborhood within the interim.
But nonetheless, no guarantees have been made, and the Warhammer entrance will definitely be quiet for some time now as CA builds to Total War: Three Kingdoms in May.