Heroes are a gameplay mechanic in multiple Total War titles. First introduced in Total War: Warhammer, heroes are unique units that can either act on their own with special abilities on the campaign map, or embed themselves within an army and fight alongside it. A Hero may carry a number of different equipment such as weapons, armors, or even his own fellow soldiers.
Total War: WarhammerEdit
First introduced in Total War: Warhammer, heroes are unique units that can act on their own with special abilities on the campaign map or embed themselves within an army and fight alongside it. A hero is one level below the faction leader - Lord. However much like a Lord, a Hero may have a number of magical equipment such as swords, armors, amulets, followers, banners, and other miscellaneous objects.
Hero Types Edit
Heroes are divided into different types available depending on the Race.
- Witch Hunter - Ranged specialist
- Battle Wizard - Wizard
- Warrior Priest - Melee specialist
- Empire Captain - Melee specialist
- Thane - Superior melee fighter
- Master Engineer
- Runepriest - Anti-magic, support
- Goblin Big Boss - Melee specialist
- Orc Shaman - Wizard
- Night Goblin Shaman - Wizard
- Necromancer - Wizard
- Banshee - Melee specialist
- Vampire - Wizard
- Wight King
Total War: Three KingdomsEdit
- Main article: Hero (Total War: Three Kingdoms)
Hero mechanic returns in Total War: Three Kingdoms. heroes in the game are unique characters with different personality traits, in which 35 to 40 heroes have their very own artwork in the game. heroes are divided into different class that provide benefits in both grand campaign or on the battlefield. Some heroes are better at buffing allies while others are duelist whom are able to hunt down other heroes. Some heroes carry their own unique armors, weapons and equipment.
Agents no longer exists in Three Kingdoms, which means there are no dedicated Generals, Spies or Diplomat in the game. All characters can perform all roles. So all of the player's characters can be a spy one day, a general the next, and a governor after.
Hero Types Edit
- Sentinel (wu xing: metal)
- Champion (wu xing: wood)
- Vanguard (wu xing: fire)
- Strategist (wu xing: water)
- Commander (wu xing: earth)
- Healer [YT]
- Veteran [YT]
- Scholar [YT]
Total War Saga: TroyEdit
- Main article: Hero (Total War Saga: Troy)
In Total War Saga: Troy Heroes are the generals of armies. Normal heroes come in four different classes, though any faction may only recruit three of them as defined by the faction. The faction leaders are called Epic Heroes and come with extra stats.