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40K: Warlords of Chaos Daemons

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Jan 10 2018

Each of the 4 Chaos Gods has their own set of warlord traits for their champions – take a look at a few choice morsels!

We’ve already taken look at the Chaos Daemons psychic powers and some of our favorite stratagems for them.  Today we’re going to take a quick tour of their warlord traits. There are 4 tables worth of traits and each table has 6 to choose from. We’ve selected a couple from each table to show off – so let’s dive in!


Not only does your Warlord get a “Feel No Pain” save, you can also re-roll all failed hit and wound rolls when you save! Basically, your warlord just got hit and it only made them angry…

Depending on who your Warlord is, this attack could be fantastic or a bad trade. But what’s nice about it is that you don’t roll to wound – you just hit and do D3 Mortal Wounds!


Of course Tzeentch casters are going to be good – but the Warlord is going to be even better at casting. Thanks to Tyrant of the Warp you basically have a +2 save vs Perils of the Warp.


Ever wish you psychic power had just a little bit more range? How about 6″ on the first power you use each turn?! Heck ya!


Oh this one is going to be popular – anything that makes units harder to hit is brutal. Plaguefly hive subtracts 1 from ALL hit rolls that target your Warlord within 7″. That means if your Warlord gets into close combat, he’s going to cause your opponent even more headaches.

Just like subtracting from your enemies to hit rolls is good, adding to your own to wound rolls is just as good – if not better. Virulent Touch allows you to wound things you might not normally have a good chance at wounding. Just keep in mind it doesn’t apply to Vehicles!



Is it better to lower you opponent’s chances to hit or better to remove attacks outright? I’ll let the math-hammer work itself out, but Bewitching Aura is great for reducing the number of attacks a unit can generate. Every enemy MODEL within 6″ of your Warlord must reduce their attacks by 1. That could be pretty handy!

Did you know Slaanesh is fast. Like, REALLY fast! Celerity of Slaanesh is going to allow Slaanesh Warlords to move across the battlefield with some incredible speed. That extra 3″ will add up fast, especially if you’re adding that to an already speeding Warlord model. You’ll be running down flyers in no time with this trait!

That’s all for now – again, 4 tables with 6 traits each means the Warlords of Chaos Daemons are going to have lots of options to choose from. No matter what army you play, you’ve got a bounty of options to help boost your Warlord on the tabletop!


Which Chaos God is looking like the top of the pile to you? Which Warlord Trait are you wanting to use?

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