Warhammer Total War 2 – The Dark Elves’ Revenge

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A new trailer and army roster for the Dark Elves of Warhammer Total War 2

The Dark Elves look poised to take vengeance on their highborn kin. Led by Malekith himself, they storm a High Elf castle, leaving naught but ruin in their wake.

And accompanying this trailer, we have a look at the new Dark Elf Army roster for Total War 2. So now we have three whole armies revealed, the Dark Elves, High Elves, and Lizardmen. Hopefully we’ll soon see the 4th (my money’s on Skaven)–but it’s anyone’s guess at this point.

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The Dark Elves are voracious raiders who ply their bloody trade across the length and breadth of the world. They take whatever they want and will gladly risk their lives for the promise of glory, power and riches. All Elves are taller than humans and of a slender but strong build. They are long-limbed and graceful, with slim, adept fingers. Their eyes are large and oval, containing a disturbing, otherworldly wisdom that unnerves other creatures. For the Dark Elves, a cold beauty masks the natural attractiveness of their race and a scowl or sneer often mars the pale skin of their elegant faces. They are, for the most part, dark-haired and sinister, and their bleak stares convey nothing but contempt.


Players choosing the Dark Elves will be able to select from the following Legendary Lords with which to lead their Grand Campaign.


Malekith is the son of Morathi and Aenarion. He grew to be a mighty warrior, a great sorcerer and a brilliant general, but was shunned by his folk when Aenarion was slain. Wehn Bel-Shanaar was chosen to rule in his stead and Malekith began a long campaign that has lasted for five thousand years.

Now reigning over his dispossessed people as the Witch King of Naggaroth, Malekith is a fearsome warrior and mighty sorcerer. With both spell and blade he destroys all that oppose him. His burnt and scarred body is bound within the magical plates of the Armour of Midnight, and few face the wrath of the Witch King and survive.


After the Witch King himself, Morathi is the single most powerful Dark Elf in all of Naggaroth. Born to scheming and politics, and a talented sorceress, Morathi has spent five thousand years teaching her son all she knows of statecraft and magic, and works to maintain his grip on the throne of Naggaroth. Morathi is totally dedicated to her son, as he is to her. Between them they rule Naggaroth with an iron grip and bloodied sword.

Morathi has always had the taint of Chaos about her – She met with Malekith’s father, Aenarion, when the Elven lord rescued her from a Chaos attack. Many believe that it was during her time as a captive that the insidious claws of the Dark Gods first crept in her soul. It was Morathi who founded the Cult of Pleasure on Ulthuan, which eventually led to bloody civil war and the cataclysm of the Sundering. Morathi was the first to perfect the Dark Art, opening up gateways to the realms of Chaos to steal vast and unimaginable powers. Combined with her stunning beauty and keen intellect, it is Morathi’s magical abilities that allow her to hold sway over her enemies.


Caster Legendary Lord Malekith
Mounts: Cold One, Cold One Chariot, Seraphon (Black Dragon)
Caster Legendary Lord Morathi
Mounts: Sulephet (Dark Pegasus)
Missile Lord Dreadlord
Mounts: Dark Steed, Cold One, Dark Pegasus, Black Dragon
Melee Lord Dreadlord (female)
Mounts: Dark Steed, Cold One, Dark Pegasus, Black Dragon
Missile Hero Khainite Assassin
Mounts: none
Melee Hero Death Hag
Mounts: Cauldron of Blood
Caster Hero Sorceress
Mounts: Dark Steed, Dark Pegasus, Cold One
Sword Infantry Bleakswords
Spear Infantry Dreadspears
Missile Infantry Darkshards
Missile Infantry Darkshards (Shields)
Dual Sword Infantry Black Ark Corsair
Hybrid Infantry Black Ark Corsair (Handbows)
Dual Sword Infantry Witch Elves
Greatsword Infantry Har Ganeth Executioners
Halberd Infantry Black Guard of Naggarond
Hybrid Infantry Shades
Hybrid Infantry Shades (Dual Swords)
Hybrid Infantry Shades (Great Weapons)
Melee Cavalry Dark Riders
Melee Cavalry Dark Riders (Shields)
Missile Cavalry Dark Riders (Repeater Crossbow)
Shock Cavalry Cold One Knights (Lances)
Melee Cavalry Cold One Dread Knights
Missile Chariot Cold One Chariot
Artillery Reaper Bolt Thrower
Flying Melee Infantry Harpies 
Monster War Hydra 
Flying Monster Black Dragon 
  • benn grimm

    Finally new Malekith and Morathi models…:)

    • luke-vdv

      And I’ll tell you what’s good about them if they really were models? They are updated rather than completely changed like my beloved 3rd Ed Dark Eldar.

      • benn grimm

        They really are models. Digital, but hey it’s better than nothing. I spent a fortune updating my DE to the latest and greatest plastic range, lots of converting, lots of money and time, then they killed the old world. Now they’re back in digi form and I can’t wait. Swings and roundabouts eh?

  • D. B.

    Looks really cool. Would make for an awesome tabletop game.

    Yes, I am aware this joke has already been made.

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