Total War: Warhammer 2 screenshot of Ariel and the Wood Elves

[Update #2]: Total War: Warhammer 2 is adding Rakarth the Beastlord as a free Dark Elf faction leader this week

[Update]: Creative Assembly has begun teasing a major Total War: Warhammer announcement.

Thanks to the somewhat recent The Twisted & The Twilight update, Total War: Warhammer 2's Wood Elf faction and campaign have been reworked from the ground up. This rework brought with it an entirely new set of campaign mechanics focused around healing a variety of magical forests, new legendary lord abilities and buffs, a rebalance of the entire unit roster, and perhaps most importantly, the removal of the Amber restriction for purchasing high-tier units.

While these changes were certainly a step in the right direction, some of them have ended up falling a bit short of their goal, especially when it comes to making the oldschool Wood Elf legendary lords more interesting to mess around with. So in order to correct this, Creative Assembly has now released a brand new update that's almost entirely about polishing up the Wood Elves.

Naestra & Arahan, the titular Sisters of Twilight, have received a major overhaul of their Forge of Daith mechanic. Not only are the items noticeably stronger than before, but choosing to go for the temporary power boost will no longer reduce the item to its base level, but rather the one where it started off from. You can also expect to see even further changes, including a graphical redesign of the Forge of Daith as a whole, though this will arrive as a part of a future patch.

Durthu and Orion, the original Wood Elf lords, have also gained some nice buffs to better flesh out their playstyle. Orion's Wild Hunt effects have been supercharged and will encourage you to undertake massive raiding expeditions deep within enemy territory, while Durthu's newfound 20% upkeep reduction in owned territory will even further enhance his defensive playstyle and let you focus on building tall rather than wide.

There's also a whole bunch of bug fixes and minor changes sprinkled throughout the update, so if you're interested in all of the details, you'll find what you seek over at the official website. Have fun!