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"My name? Long ago such worthless details fell from memory. I know only the lust for glorious battle -- for blood, for victory! I seek only the Eye of Tzeentch -- his favour, his grace, his Dark Gifts -- that through them, I may be remade -- reborn! Why do we raid your lands? Why do we burn your homes? Why do we flay your flesh? To serve the Lord of Change and his magnificent designs."

—A Chosen of Tzeentch

A blessed Chosen of the Chaos Gods

Chaos Chosen are those blessed few amongst the ranks of the Chaos Warriors who bear the favour of the Dark Gods far more than their fellows, but have not yet become strong enough to take on the mantle of a true Chaos Champion.

Role

A Chaos Chosen of Tzeentch

Known amongst their kind as "the Chosen," these Chaos Warriors are gifted with a variety of Daemon Weapons, Chaos Armour and other mutations as a reward for their faithful service to Chaos. These "gifts" can vary greatly, but most mutations tend to be useful as weapons that aid the Chosen in their quest to inflict devastation and misery upon their enemies. Even if a Chosen warrior bears no such stigmata, it is clear that they carry the grace of the Dark Gods simply from their ever-present aura of dark menace. Amongst the ranks of Chaos Warriors, the Chosen are truly the nobility of Chaos.[1a]

Chaos Chosen will always lead by example, fighting not as commanders but as elite warriors. In this way, the Chosen hope to attract yet more of their master's favour and ascend to the ranks of the truly exalted Champions of Chaos. They advance unflinchingly through black-powder firestorms, hails of arrows and punishing artillery, their purposeful tread never faltering as they march ever closer to their prey. Battle lines have buckled and broken at the mere prospect of a warband of Chaos Chosen closing in upon them, blades raised so that the methodical butchery of the foe can begin. Few can stand against the full onslaught of a Chaos Warrior, and even fewer can stand against the savagery of a single Chaos Chosen in combat.[1a]

As befits their name, the Chosen are the elite of the Warriors of Chaos' forces. It is they who can ascend to daemonhood, or plummet into the oblivion of becoming a Chaos Spawn. It is the path of the Chosen to which all mortal followers of the Chaos Gods aspire, and it is from their ranks that the mightiest of Chaos Lords arise. These ironclad slaughterers often form the inner circle of a Chaos Lord's warband, or fight as elite Huscarls amongst the tribes of Norse Marauder Chieftains. Every head claimed by their powerful weapons is met with a roar of bloodlust from those of their fellow Chaos Warriors nearby -- for they too seek to become the Chosen of the gods.[2][3][4]

Notable Chaos Chosen

Videos

Warhammer_Online_Age_of_Reckoning_-_Warrior_Priest_of_Sigmar_vs_Chaos_Chosen_of_Tzeentch

Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning - Warrior Priest of Sigmar vs Chaos Chosen of Tzeentch

A Chaos Chosen of Tzeentch fights a Warrior Priest of Sigmar.

Miniatures

Sources

  • 1: Warhammer Armies: Warriors of Chaos (8th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 31
  • 2: Games Workshop - Chaos Chosen
  • 3: Total War: Warhammer (PC Game)
  • 4: Warhammer: Age of Reckoning (PC Game)

Gallery

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