"Is there one single greater threat to civilization than these savages? Physically powerful, armed and armoured with both steel and sorcery, filled with evil intent. Are they even Human? All the evidence is that they are not; rather, these creatures are spontaneously generated deep within the Pits of Chaos in the Icy Wastes north of Norsca, born from the cosmic flux of creation that is primal Chaos..."
—Albrecht Kinear, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nuln[2a]
Chaos Warrior

A Chaos Warrior who has forsaken his soul for a chance of ultimate power

Chaos Warriors are evil men that have decided to forsake their former lives and give themselves wholly to Chaos as an instrument of destruction. Sealed within impossibly large Chaos Armor, these men will never more feel the need of hunger, thirst, or the touch of a woman. They fully become weapons dedicated to the Gods of Chaos. They are no longer truly human, but living weapons, honed perfectly for the bloody tasks before them. To be a Chaos Warrior means to literally exchanged your humanity for a life of constant war in the name of the Ruinous Powers and the dark promises of power and immortality they have to offer.[1a]

As a result of their transformation, Chaos Warriors occupy a highly prestigious position within both army and tribal societies. To don Chaos Armor means that the man is truly a great warrior amongst his peers. Within tribal societies, the most favored Tribal warriors are often gifted with a suit of hell-forged armor as a reward for his service to his chieftain. In army hierarchy, Chaos Armor is often used as a clear sign of status or rank amongst the Northmen. Only the most gifted and powerful warriors are allowed to wear such armor, with the majority of Champions often donning armor of their own.[1a]

Chaos Warriors generally congregate around others of their kind, often in warbands consisting entirely of Chaos Warriors who are sent to the thickest fray as powerful elite warriors. When roused to battle, a Chaos Warrior becomes a roaring, unstoppable force.  Arrows and bolts patter from his hell-forged armour like hailstones upon a glacier as he strides into the enemy ranks. The thrusts of spear and halberd are deflected contemptuously, and the lifeblood of his foes spatters his armour as his jagged blade rises and falls. It is said that for every Chaos Warrior that lays dead in the ground, a circle of his enemies will also lay around him as a sign or testament to their ruthless skills in combat.[1a]


  • 8th Edition
  • 8th Edition


  • 1:Warhammer Armies: Warriors of Chaos (8th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 31
  • 2:Old World Beastiary (2nd Edition Fantasy Roleplay)
    • 2a: pg. 9