Deathbringer

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Deathbringers are a type of champion utilised by the Khorne Bloodbound. [4a]

Aspiring Deathbringer

Aspiring Deathbringers are Deathbringers that aspire to become Exalted Deathbringers. [1a]

Some are gore-drenched fell champions scream praises to the Blood God and urge their fellow Bloodbound to destroy the foe in the name of Khorne. They wield Wrath-hammers and Bloodaxes into battle and have an insatiable thirst for glory.[1a][2a]

Other are the merciless hunters of the weak, striding through battlefields in search of hesitant or fearful foes that infuriates them so much. Once one is found they immediately smash them with their fury, leaving them to rot on the battlefield. These personifications of the Blood God's contempt for cowards are marked by the Khornate Skull Helm, a death's head mask that hide their twisted snarls, and the Goreaxe and Skullhammer they wield, designed to strike fear into their victims.[2b][1b]

Exalted Deathbringer

Exalted Deathbringers are some of Khorne's mightiest Bloodbound followers, leading them into battle and second only to the Mighty Lords of Khorne. Most of Khorne's mortal followers die to his violent and destructive path, replaced with new devotees. Only those that survive the ordeal of endless war, using brute force and raw power, can become his Exalted Deathbringers.[4b][3a][5]

They are whirling torrents of rage, madness and bloodlust, killing, without hesitation or mercy, to reach ever higher panes of glory in the name of their god. Like other Khornate followers they wear little armor, showing off their scarred and mutated bodies to strike fear into their enemies. Their daemonic visage is reinforced by a pair of curved horns sprouting from their head, undoubtedly a show of favour from Khorne, which they can use as a weapon. Runes of Khorne are usually carved on their bodies or found on talismans they carry around.[2c][1c][3]

In addition to being a Lord of Khorne's foremost lieutenants, the exalted deathbringers are also their most dangerous enemy. They are but one skull away from the mantle of lord. If the Lord of Khorne should be slain, a deathbringer will attempt to claim leadership and butcher all challenger to the title.[4a]

Some of them are armed with Ruinous Axes, a gigantic axe with a blade wider than a Ogor's torso, and Skullgougers, horrific bucklers designed to destroy weapons and disarm opponents and usually used to strike into the eye sockets like it's name suggests. Others wield Bloodbite axes and Runemarked Shields.[1a][3] There are also those that wield a massive Impaling Spear intended to skewer their opponents and lift them from the ground to impale them as the slide along the shaft.[4b]

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Khorne Bloodbound
Units Blood Warrior - Bloodreaver - Gorechosen (Aspiring Deathbringer - Bloodsecrator - Bloodstoker - Skullgrinder - Exalted Deathbringer - Slaughterpriest) - Khorgorath - Juggernaut - Lord of Khorne (Mighty) - Mighty Skullcrusher - Skullreaper - Wrathmonger
Characters Ahazian Kel - Akhagor - Anhur - Balghor - Blackjaw - Drane - Dravek Daemonfist - Garsa - Ghaar'eth - Gigante - Graunos - Grizzlemaw - Isengrim - Kaelgor - Kathag - Khuldrak - Korghos Khul - Koroth - Korox Tyrantscorn - Krev Deathstalker - Kurgoth - Lashkar Bloodspeaker - Baudrax - Rakhan - Riptooth - Ruhok - Scylla Anfingrimm - Selkhara - Skalok - Skarku - Skarr Bloodwrath - Skuldrak - Tarvak - The Beast - Therekal - Threx Skullbrand - Ushkar Mir - Valkia - Vehk - Volundr - Vorax - Vorgaroth - Vorhak - Vrak Brazenfist
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