Screenshot of the slobbering Kharibdyss from Total War: Warhammer 2

If you ever felt like the Dark Elves just don't have enough monstrosities in their unit roster, you'll be glad to hear that they have now received the Kharibdyss as a brand new unit. As you can probably figure out from the image alone, the Kharibdyss is a lumbering monstrosity that's capable of dealing high amounts of damage to large units, spew poison in every direction, and just for good measure, spread terror to all infantry unlucky enough to be close to it. Adorable, isn't it!

The one catch is that the Kharibdyss will only be available to owners of the most recent The Queen & The Crone DLC, though you will still be able to fight against it on both the campaign map and in multiplayer. Besides the new Dark Elf 'puppy', this update has also brought with it a variety of balance changes. You'll find the full patch notes over at the official website, but what I feel is worth highlighting the most are the numerous buffs to the somewhat underpowered Bretonnia.

While it's intended for Bretonnia's peasant infantry to be downright terrible in battle, they were never supposed to chain-route like they did in both Total War: Warhammer 1 and 2 due to overwhelming unit losses. With that in mind, I am very glad to say that all of Bretonnia's infantry has now been given the "expendable" tag, meaning that both knights and militiamen alike will not pay much heed to the cowardly peasants running for the hills after half a minute of combat.

The second big buff for Bretonnia is mostly centered around their Lords and hero units. As such, the Green Knight, almost all of the Lords, and the Paladin have been made considerably tougher in order to actually survive prolonged fights with some of the new and insanely powerful heroes. How exactly all of this will effect Bretonnia in multiplayer, I have absolutely no idea, but it will go a long way towards making their singleplayer campaign much more enjoyable.

So if you haven't played Bretonnia in the Mortal Empires campaign and you like a cavalry-focused playstyle, consider this a good time to give them a try!

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