Total War: Warhammer trailer demonstrates the power of magic

A well-timed spell can mean the difference between victory and death.

What better way to ease your way into the weekend than with the relaxing sight of jobbing fantasy soliders getting turned into fleshy fireworks? None, is the correct answer. And so to the latest Total War: Warhammer video, which showcases the important role that magic will play in Creative Assembly's upcoming RTS.   

Spells are especially powerful when used in combinations, but expending large sums of magical power in single blows isn't without risk. Spells can also backfire, and familiarity with the relevant lore is vital to ensuring that you drop the proper hammer. Each variety of magic has multiple spells to choose from, some of which can be “overcast,” making them even more powerful. But overcasting has dangers, and your caster could end up doing some serious self-harm. 

We recently spent some hands-on time with Total War: Warhammer, and had a nice chat with Campaign Designer James Whitston, which you can dig into right here. The game comes out on May 24.   

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