Skip to main content

How to recruit The Blue Scribes in Total War: Warhammer 3

Learn how to get the Legendary Hero from Shadows of Change
  • Author:
  • Publish date:

The Blue Scribes are a brand-new Legendary Hero introduced to Total War: Warhammer 3 with the Shadows of Change DLC. Just like Gorduz Backstabber, who was included in Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs, The Blue Scribes are part of the paid expansion content, so you won’t be able to claim them for free like Ulrika Magdova, Harald Hammerstorm, and Aekold Helbrass.

The Blue Scribes are a pair of Blue Horrors, who ride a Disc of Tzeentch and travel the world on a quest for knowledge – one of them dictates every piece of lore and magic they can get their grubby little hands on to the other, who writes everything down on parchment. Their collection is renowned as the biggest repository of forbidden knowledge one can happen upon.

Total War: Warhammer 3 The Blue Scribes flying on their Disc of Tzeentch.

The Blue Scribes working on their Disc of Tzeentch.

Rather hilariously, they aren’t particularly careful during this transcription process and fire off the dangerous spells they archive in every direction, be there friend or foe. In the game, this lore is represented by the fact that their access to spells is newly randomized at the start of each battle and every time after they cast a spell, leading to absolute chaos on the battlefield. The cool part: They can unlock access to every Lore of Magic in the setting with the exception of Runic Magic and Lord Kroak’s Delivery of Itza, making them extremely versatile.

Here’s how you can recruit The Blue Scribes in Total War: Warhammer 3.

Total War: Warhammer 3 – how to recruit The Blue Scribes

  1. Reach Level 10 with your Legendary Lord to unlock the “Parchment & Ink” quest.
  2. Capture 500 battle captives.
  3. Move any character to the Hell Pit region to the north of Kislev.
  4. Construct a Cult of Change in any settlement.
  5. The Blue Scribes will now appear next to your Legendary Lord’s army.

You can recruit The Blue Scribes as any Legendary Lord from the Daemons of Tzeentch, which after the release of Shadows of Change means Kairos Fateweaver or The Changeling, as well as Be’lakor, Archaon the Everchosen, Kholek Suneater, and Sigvald the Magnificent for the Warriors of Chaos, and The Daemon Prince for the Daemons of Chaos. P’tarix and Xirat’p make for a fun unit to use on the battlefield with any faction and are perfect for anyone wanting to really unleash the magic potential of Tzeentch.

For more on Shadows of Change, check out the new Legendary Lord starting positions as well as all new units in the DLC. Find the best Total War: Warhammer 3 mods to expand your realm even more.