Champions are skilled one-on-one fighters, making them excellent in duels. Resolve is the Champion's key attribute, boosting his health in battle, and population growth in any commandery where he is the assigned administrator. The Champion's skills tree contains resolve-based skills which improve their melee damage output and confer a powerful splash attack. Champions work well when grouped with polearm infantry.
- Main article: Hero (Total War: Three Kingdoms)
The champion will be able to out duel any opponent with supreme melee ability and vitality. As a leader of the people, they bring bountiful growth to the peasantry.