Note: This guide is based on a Vortex campaign playthrough on VH/VH difficulty. For more information, you can also check out our Total War: Warhammer II – The Warden & The Paunch guides and features hub.
Total War: Warhammer II – Prince Imrik and the Armor of Caledor
Here are the quest steps for Prince Imrik’s unique item which you can complete as you’re progressing through the campaign:
- Step 1: Reach level 5
- Step 2: Embed a Mage hero in Imrik’s army – +1,000 gold; +10 influence. Automatically completed if you have Mikaela embedded in the army.
- Step 3: Complete the Greater Invocation of Vaul rite (seen below) – +2,000 gold; +20 influence.
- Step 4: Win the quest battle for the Armor of Caledor – +3,000 gold; +20 influence; +1,500 XP for Prince Imrik.
The quest battle
In the quest battle for the Armor of Caledor, Prince Imrik will be up against three armies:
- The main army led by a Blood Dragon Vampire Lord backed by Vampire Counts units like Grave Guard, Blood Knights, Fell Bats, and Varghulfs.
- The fodder army led by a Dark Elf Dreadlord. This force is bolstered by several Black Ark Corsairs, Black Ark Corsairs (Handbows), and Harpies.
- Lastly, the third army is on the defensive. It’s led by a Vampire Coast Fleet Admiral named Dick Half-Mast (haha), and it’s got Mortars, Carronades, Deck Gunners, Zombie Pirate Gunnery Mobs, a squad of Rotting Prometheans, and a Bloated Corpse.
Note: If you need the extra help, you could always tame your first unique dragon or reach level 14 (to have Minaithnir, a Star Dragon, as a mount) before tackling the Prince Imrik’s Armor of Caledor quest battle.
The fodder army of Druchii will advance first towards your right flank. You should have enough time to prep your own units and maybe fix your checkerboard formation.
While this is going on, the Vampire Coast artillery will start blasting you from your left flank. The idea is to send Imrik (hopefully on Minaithnir already), your Sun Dragon, and your Dragon Princes to blitz the undead sailors. Just be careful of triggering the Bloated Corpse’s explosion with your cavalry (Imrik and the Sun Dragon can soak the damage, but your expensive horsies can’t). If you’re lucky, Imrik’s charge or the Sun Dragon’s breath attack would make the Bloated Corpse explode on its own allies.
As for your main army, Mikaela should be fine casting spells on her own to help keep the Druchii at bay:
The combined threat
Once you’ve routed most of the Dark Elf army, the Blood Dragon Vampire’s force would advance. Because Imrik and co. are closer, many of his troops would head over there:
Try to inflict as many casualties as you can before retreating back to your lines. All three hostile armies should now converge and attack, so consolidate and face the combined threat:
Since you’ve got dragons, flame spells, flammable attacks, fire-based debuffs, and hordes of undead, you know you’ll be barbecuing a few zombies today:
Total War: Warhammer II – The Warden & The Paunch is available on Steam. Since Prince Imrik is an FLC lord, you’ll need to download him separately. For more information about the latest add-on, check out our guides and features hub.