Creative Assembly Unveils New Gameplay Enhancements in Shadows of Change DLC for Total War: WARHAMMER III

Total War: WARHAMMER III Shadows of Change

Creative Assembly, the renowned game developer behind Total War: WARHAMMER III, continues to elevate the gaming experience with the release of the Shadows of Change DLC. This latest expansion is a testament to Creative Assembly’s commitment to enhancing content for WARHAMMER III, introducing exciting new gameplay additions that promise to immerse players even further into the epic fantasy world.

Available now, the Shadows of Change DLC brings forth a plethora of new content, including 12 new units strategically integrated into the armies of Kislev, Grand Cathay, and Tzeentch. These units add depth and diversity to the battlefield, offering players new strategic opportunities and challenges as they wage war in the WARHAMMER universe.

Check out the new Shadows of Change DLC details trailer below:

The 12 new units are:


  • Frost Wyrm: A huge flightless beast, deadly in combat with its massive, fanged jaws, scything claws, and vicious lashing tail. It acts as both an individual unit or a mount for Katarin and the Ice Witches of Kislev.
  • Druzhina: A stoic Lord focused on supporting missile units with abilities that improve unit statistics, whilst also replenishing ammo. When his long-range tactics falter, he charges into combat with his deadly armor-piercing great axe.
  • The Golden Knight: A heavily armored hero with a focus on protecting friendly characters and buffing the resolve of comrades. Wearing a full suit of armor and wielding the powerful magical sword, Urson’s Claw, she is a bulwark that many foes will have difficulty defeating.
  • Kislevite Warriors: The unsung heroes of the Motherland’s war efforts, Kislevite Warriors are a useful low-cost addition to any army. They forego the tax of being a hybrid unit, allowing them to field more warriors, thus making them an effective frontline shield.

Total War: WARHAMMER III Shadows of Change

Grand Cathay:

  • Gate Master of the Celestial Cities: A defensive line-holding hero with hybrid weaponry, The Gate Master’s primary intent is to buff the defenses of nearby units whilst shooting enemies with his crossbow from behind the main battle line.
  • Saytang the Watcher: A giant-sized Legendary Hero, Saytang uses its colossal magical bow to fire artillery-grade projectiles into enemy lines causing huge damage. Once ammunition is depleted, it jumps vast distances into enemy lines to engage in devastating close combat.
  • Great Moon Bird: A fearsome fighter in the air and on the ground, the Great Moon Bird can create a vortex of Moon Fire by flapping its wings, and damaging enemies in its radius. It acts as a mount for the Astromancer, granting them greater mobility to rain spells atop the enemy.
  • Celestial Lion: Deadly utility, the Celestial Lion has exceptional ground mobility and can fly, making it perfect for harassing tactics or flanking. Its Fearsome Roar ability and Terror attribute strike fear into the hearts of nearby enemies, reducing morale. This beatific beast is also a mount for the Celestial General.


  • Chaos Lord of Tzeentch: The most otherworldly of Chaos Champions, the Chaos Lord of Tzeentch is built for one thing: to end the biggest foes the WARHAMMER world has to offer. His ‘Change Or Die’ ability improves the leadership and damage resistance of nearby foes.
  • Exalted Hero of Tzeentch: This hulking three-headed monstrosity is a melee specialist, using his magical attacks and high weapon strength to get into the thick of the action. He is adept at taking charge with Expert Change Defence and Charge Reflection passive abilities.
  • Centigors of Tzeentch: An abominable mixture of monsters, Centigors of Tzeentch are fast and hard-hitting cavalry that carry mighty armour-piercing weaponry. Imbued with the ‘Mark of Tzeentch’ which grants them magical attacks and a defensive barrier.
  • Changebringers: The ultimate expression of the chaotic nature of Tzeentch, Changebringers provide unmatched maneuverability with devastating Chaos firepower. Their attacks are imbued with Armour Piercing, Flaming Attacks, and Warpflame, rendering foes into a writhing puddle of flesh.

One of the most anticipated additions is the introduction of deadly magic in the form of the Lore of the Hag. Available to both Mother Ostankya and the Hag Witches of Kislev, this dark and formidable magic brings six new spells and a unique lore attribute to the fray. Focused on disrupting and hexing enemy units, the Lore of the Hag introduces a twist – overcasting these spells unlocks powerful augments that can bolster allied troops. This dynamic gameplay mechanic adds a layer of strategy and versatility to battles, allowing players to unleash devastating magical attacks while simultaneously strengthening their own forces.

Among the wrathful spells included in the Lore of the Hag is Witchbrew, a spell that summons a Hag’s cauldron to unleash a bubbling torrent of destruction upon enemies. Another formidable spell, Vengeance of Spirits, channels a malevolent spirit into an enemy’s soul, gradually tearing them apart from the inside out. With these powerful spells at their disposal, players can turn the tide of battle in their favor with cunning tactics and strategic spellcasting.

Total War: WARHAMMER III Shadows of Change

Additionally, players will have the opportunity to command Tzarina Katarin of Kislev atop a unique war mount – the Ice Court Sled. This deadly sled provides the Tzarina with unmatched speed and maneuverability on the battlefield, allowing her to swiftly traverse the war-torn landscapes while her elite Ice Guard delivers devastating ranged attacks from above. The Ice Court Sled is offered as a free addition to all owners of Total War: WARHAMMER III, further enriching the gameplay experience for players.

As players delve into the Shadows of Change DLC, they will discover new ways to dominate the battlefield, forge alliances, and conquer their enemies in the ever-expanding world of Total War: WARHAMMER III. With its captivating new content and innovative gameplay features, the Shadows of Change DLC promises to deliver an unforgettable gaming experience for fans of the series.

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