Latest Total War: Warhammer video intros Master Necormancers

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 23 March 2016 01:12 GMT

Those called to serve the midnight aristocracy don’t walk away unscathed.

Total War: Warhammer has answered all our secret adolescent prayers by including the Vampire Counts as a playable faction.

Not only are the Vampire Counts the snappiest dressers, they also have some super rad units. The latest video from the Creative Assembly introduces Master Necromancers. Here’s the flavour text:

Drifting between the living and the dead, a Master Necromancer summons undead minions to fight enemies on his behalf.

Necromancers are amongst the most cursed of all those who practice the magical arts, for they have exchanged their humanity for the ability to raise the dead and command them to wage war upon the living. Strange as it may seem, these depraved madmen have made this dread pact willingly. At the heart of each Necromancer’s morbid obsession is the need to subjugate and punish those who have persecuted him in the past, regardless of the cost.

As a man follows the dark path of the Necromancer, he becomes ever more detached from his mortal roots. Morbidly questing after the secrets of death, a Necromancer deeply steeped in the lore of the dead stands on the threshold between worlds, neither wholly alive, nor one of the Undead. His body twisted with unholy power, his mind seared by the horrors he has witnessed, a Necromancer often has more in common with his lurching, moaning minions than with the living he seeks to slay…

Nice. Viddy:

Total War: Warhammer launches in May for PC.

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