Complete Struggle: Warhammer 3 has a brand new DLC, Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs, and with that paid DLC’s launch comes a “free-LC” for everybody. This time, it is a legendary hero for Kislev and Empire factions named Ulrika Magdova.

Unlocking Ulrika works in a different way to the best way it has for earlier free-LCs, and Inventive Meeting defined how through a publish on the Steam discussion board and an FAQ. Where earlier freebies would both show up within the storefront or should be added to your account from the Complete Struggle Entry Dashboard, it is a completely different course of this time.

You will must register a CA account, which is a brand new system Inventive Meeting has for protecting observe of gamers throughout all its video games. When you had an account with Complete Struggle Entry you may have already got a CA account with the identical login and password, however you may nonetheless must update it and provides it the OK to hook up with both Steam or Epic, wherever you personal Complete Struggle: Warhammer 3. You probably have hassle logging in like I did, hit the profile icon on the prime right, sign off, and check out once more. Accessing it from an incognito tab appears to work as properly.

As soon as you’ve got crammed out your particulars, you will not must tick any packing containers to say Ulrika, or download something further. If you wish to make certain it labored, begin a customized battle as both The Empire or Kislev and see when you can add her to your military. If you wish to have Ulrika in your aspect in a marketing campaign game, that is going to take a bit extra explaining.

Ulrika will be earned by Kislev or Empire factions in both a Realm of Chaos or Immortal Empires marketing campaign. First you may must get your lord to rank 11, and after {that a} quest referred to as Slaughter on the Steppes will seem. When you’re already partway by means of a marketing campaign, don’t be concerned, you needn’t begin a brand new one. I had the hunt pop on a save where I used to be already round 100 turns right into a Kislev marketing campaign, with one lord at stage 39. 

The primary quest will demand you both assemble a Frozen Outpost when you’re Kislevite, or Tall Partitions when you’re Imperial. That is a tier-three constructing within the minor settlement protection class, so begin working towards that whilst you’re rating up your lord to stage 11. When you’ve already constructed one, no worries. That quest will auto-complete and the second will seem.

The second quest is Bait the Bloodborn, for which you may want to avoid wasting up 15,000 gold in your treasury. As soon as that is finished, a dilemma will seem on the subsequent flip referred to as Ulrika the Vampire. That is right, Ulrika is without doubt one of the undead, and you will have the choice to both recruit her or execute her for a 10-turn increase to progress and management. In fact you wish to select “recruit” to lastly unlock Ulrika, at which level she’ll seem beside your lord on the marketing campaign map.

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It is price all that trouble. Ulrika is a hybrid ranged/melee combatant who additionally casts spells, boosts recruit ranks, and has two distinctive objects, a singular ancillary, and a singular ability line. When you might use her as an unbiased agent outdoors a military, that is not where she shines. Her distinctive expertise include buffs that apply to everybody within the military she joins, lowering attrition, growing fireplace resistance, spell resistance, and so forth. 

She’s a strong fighter too, with considered one of her objects, the Silver Dagger, including magic assaults, and 25% base and armor-piercing weapon harm for 32 seconds. She’s additionally acquired entry to spells from the lore of shadows, that are enhanced by her Blood Shard, which boosts her spell mastery with each kill she makes. Her ancillary, Gabriella von Nachthafen, will increase the Winds of Magic energy reserve by 5 every flip.

Nonetheless, Ulrika’s higher used as a warrior than a spellcaster, even when she solely will get a horse as a mount moderately than the warfare bear different Kislevites combat with. Earlier legendary heroes have been all around the chart when it comes to energy stage, with Ariel and Lord Kroak being significantly powerful, however after testing Ulrika out in a marketing campaign I would put her right up there alongside them—particularly with these army-wide buffs.