We’re ranking the top 10 topknots in all of the Grimdark. Why? Because it’s the most crucial wargear in the game!
Topknots are a time-honored traditional hairstyle for warriors of all factions in the Grimdark. Why are they so great? Maybe because they make you look distinct on the tabletop – or maybe it’s just because the sculptors wanted to make sure that the model was going to have an awesome hair day for eternity. Regardless, we’re bringing these topknots to you with our top 10 favorites!
Abaddon The Despoiler
Abaddon the Despoiler starts off our list because he’s awesome. He sets the bar by which all other Topknots are measured. Some fall shorter on this list and some greater, but everyone gets compared to Ol’Zeke. Plus the new model has such a majestic mane it’s really hard to argue against it for this category.
Lelith Hesperax is next in our Topknot list. Her succubus locks of hair deceive her victims before she strikes blindingly fast. Are those bones in her hair? Yes. Yes, they are.
Illic Nightspear is a famous Eldar Ranger. Many an Imperial Guard General has wondered, “Why does that bush have a Topknot?” before being sent to the void forever. The Topknot is a herald of doom after all.
Ragnar Blackmane definitely makes the cut. As the youngest Wolf Lord in the history of the Space Wolves his great company follows him rabidly into battle – and he’s easy to pick out in a fight because of his unwavering Topknot!
Jain Zar and her Topknot are Top-knotch! Jainy’s got a gun – she hides in her ridiculously over-the-top hair. Just don’t ask this death-maiden how much shampoo she goes through after a battle. We’re not even sure if that is technically a Topknot. But have you ever tried asking Jain Zar about her hair? Our recommendation: DON’T!
The Lhamaean’s Topknot is so fancy; it goes back down to the floor! Does that count? It better – cause if not, the Lhamaean threatened to poison anyone who wants to argue!
Blackstone Fortress Chaos Lord
Not only does this bring the pain with a Thunder Hammer – he brings the pain with his hair! Seriously, look at that face. He’s stuck like that cause of how tight his Topknot has been pulled. It’s like a face-lift, but they use your hair to pull your face! BRUTAL.
Karandras the great Shadow Hunter and Phoenix Lord earned his spot on this list. It’s good to know that in the Grimdark, fans of the movie Predator will still have a Topknot they can look-up to. Side note: I can’t wait until GW updates all the Phoenix Lords – can you imagine what the mane on this model will look like?!
The Avatar of Khaine
Avatar of Khaine is our final Topknot! He had to be. I mean, the one thing all of these people have in common (besides Topknots) is the fact that they all don’t mind a good murdering. And Khaine is the murder-god after all! It’s fitting that the Avatar of his fiery wrath sport the final spot on this list.
Dishonorable Mention: Wazdakka Gutsmek
Wazdakka Gutsmek is here because I had to give a shout-out to the Rider of the Bike of the Aporkalypse – but it’s a hair squig on his head, not a ‘real’ Topknot. Pfft. Poser.
There are quite a few more Topknots in the Grimdark – Prince Yriel for one! Who else do you think should have made our list?