RunelordThe greatest of Runesmiths rides into battle atop the Anvil of Doom, smiting all foes with magical fury.
Runesmiths work spells in with their hammercraft, binding the Winds of Magic into mighty runes of power. They are a suspicious lot who jealously protect the secrets kept in their anvils and hammers, guarding the knowledge that allows them to make magic items - weapons, armour, rings and talismans - of greater potency than those wrought by any other mortal race. In times of great need, the most powerful Runelords bring an Anvil of Doom to battle - the most ancient heirlooms of the entire Dwarf race. They are the very anvils upon which the rune weapons of legend were forged, and were, perhaps, the very creations of the great Forgefather Grungni. They are specially made to attract and hold the Winds of Magic, arcane powers which can be captured and subsequently unleashed by a Runelord. Separate runes struck in the right order can call upon the different Ancestor Gods - Valaya for loyalty, Grungni to boost the power of arms and armour, and Grimnir to unlock the energies of fury.
Main Unit Keywh_dlc06_dwf_cha_runelord_0
Land Unit Keywh_dlc06_dwf_cha_runelord_0
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupSupport Specialist
Naval Unit GroupSupport Specialist
Custom Battle Cost800
├ Melee Weaponwh_dlc06_dwf_hammer_caster_hero
├ Melee Damage Base216
├ Melee Damage Ap72
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence45
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence120
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitywh_main_dwf_cha_dwarf_hero_blood_dismembers
├ Man Speed32
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points3940
Leadership (Base Morale)75
- Master Rune of Negation
The secret of this powerful rune was given to a Runelord by Valaya herself, insulating all under its auspices with protection from magic.
- Master Rune of Oath & Steel
Armour inscribed with the Rune of Oath and Steel will not bend or buckle.
- Master Rune of Wrath & Ruin
As the Runelord hammers upon the Anvil of Doom he shapes the Rune of Wrath and Ruin, causing the earth to crack and vent forth fire and sulphur.
- Rune of Hearth & Home
The Rune of Hearth and Home stirs a Dwarf's pride in his noble Hold, Clan and Ancestors.
- Stand Your Ground!
On the battlefield, the craven's path is an easy one, but for those champions that choose to stand? Fortune will surely favour them and their troops.
The fires of a Runesmith’s forge burn brighter and hotter, its blessing upon an ally’s weapons increasing their potency.
This unit provides a Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Strengths & Weaknesses
- Runic Magic
This unit can bind magic into powerful runes which can be activated during battle.
Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.