A quick guide to the Total War: Warhammer 2 races

Total War: Warhammer 2 introduces four fully-playable races with eight factions. Here is a quick list to get a grasp of the differences between them.

We are pleased to see both the Total War series and the unique world of Warhammer Fantasy is perfected in one single video game when the Total War: Warhammer 2 release date arrived. The sequel builds on the solid formula of the original in its turn-based strategy gameplay with real-time tactics and introduces a new take on the traditional campaign settings with the race between factions to influence the Great Vortex.

Despite being the most accessible game in the series, Total War: Warhammer 2 Steam download offers so many contents that the learning curve might intimidate first time players. So, where should you begin? Since the gameplay elements focus on the differences between factions and races, we can start from there. Below is a quick guide to Total War: Warhammer 2 races.

Main differences between the primary races as of Total War: Warhammer 2 release date

Total War: Warhammer 2 release introduces us four fully playable races from Warhammer Fantasy universe that are divided into eight factions. Each race has their unique traits, advantages and disadvantages, different Lords and Heroes, diplomatic dynamics, and so on. New races and factions are planned according to the developer, so this list is based on what we have on Total War: Warhammer 2 release date:

High Elves

No fantasy setting is complete unless they have an ancient, proud High Elf race, and this new game is no exception. As you can guess, military units are mostly spellcasters. They use dragons, and their troops consist small parties of overpowered elite units.

If you want a melee hero for your High Elves, go with Lothern faction, led by Tyrion. Teclis with Order of Loremasters is true to the High Elf fashion with his powerful spells.

Dark Elves

Where is a High Elf, there's always a dark-skinned cousin. Total War: Warhammer 2 release introduces us the Dark Elves as a shady race, born as a result of a bloody war between all Elves long ago. They have slaves as a currency, can summon floating fortresses to support invasions, and spread chaos depending on your faction.

Speaking of factions, the terrifying Malekith from the trailer is leading the Naggarond, while his mom, Morathi, founded the Cult of Pleasure.


If you were a fan of Rat King Covenant in the Dark Souls series, you'd love this race. They are evil, ugly rat bastards who live in ruins and have a tendency to ignite rebellions. Just like Dark Elves, The Skaven also spread corruption anywhere they settle.

Lord Skrolk, the legendary Plaguelord leads the Clan Pestilen, and the City of Pillars is ruled by the famous Queek Headtaker.


You can't create a universal warfare without this cold-blooded, saber-toothed race. Lizardmen bear no surprise in gameplay; an army of strong melee units, powerful magic users and a wide variety of monsters. Their Astromancy Stance increases map vision and ambush chance.

The Lizardmen is divided into two factions in campaign mode: Lord Mazdamundi leads the Hexoatl, and Kroq-Gar has The Last Defenders faction under his control.

It's not been so long since the Total War: Warhammer 2 release date, so you didn't miss much. Creative Assembly is adding new contents to the main game. Always remember that your Total War: Warhammer 2 Steam key with a great discount is always ready at Voidu. Purchase one, pick your favorite race and start dominating this dark and gritty universe.

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