Each of the warring factions in the Mortal Realms is part of one of the Grand Alliances, ancient compacts dating back to the Age of Myth. Find out more about the bold defenders of Order, the dread forces of Chaos, the sinister servants of Death and the savage warriors of Destruction by selecting the sections below.
The only constant in the Mortal Realms is that death comes to all – yet even that is not necessarily an end. From his palace in the underworlds of Shyish, the Great Necromancer Nagash rules over all the dead and sends them out to do his bidding. Armies of mindless skeletal legions march alongside swirling spirits as Nagash seeks those souls that have evaded his eternal grasp.
Below, you will find information about each of the various factions of the Mortal Realms, including a brief overview of who they are and why they fight, alongside an introduction to their playing style.
Endless undying hordes march to war at the word of Nagash, God of Death. Rank upon rank of Deathrattle skeletons form the backbone of the Legions of Nagash, with bloodthirsty Soulblight vampires and the immortal Mortarchs commanding them in battle. To use such an army is to wield the power of death itself, restoring skeletal minions to fight again and again while devastating enemies with dark magic.
Shaped by the magic of Nagash into ethereal horrors that echo the sins of their former lives, the Nighthaunt are driven to inflict terror upon the living. Their touch is death and their spectral forms are proof against the mightiest blow, making an army of Nighthaunts perfect for those who like durable forces that can deal damage to even the most well-protected foes.
Afflicted by a morbid curse, the Flesh-eater Courts believe themselves to be noble warriors of glorious households. In truth they are vile, pallid troglodytes possessed of a cannibalistic hunger – a need that can only be sated with chilling, blood-fuelled feasts. If you like a compelling backstory of tragedy and horror and hordes of fearsome creatures that regenerate damage at a terrifying rate, the Flesh-eater Courts are for you.