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A Bloodthirster.

Bloodthirsters are Greater Daemons of Khorne. [5a]

A single Bloodthirster on its own is a harbinger of death to an army of mortals, as it is destructive beyond imagination and lives only to slaughter, maim and rend. In combat it is a blur of a frenzied motion of combat, its monstrous size and martial skill make short work of all who dare to cross it. They are without doubt the most warlike and aggressive of all Daemons.[5a]

They battle amongst themselves constantly filled the desire to kill in the name of their lord and master - no matter the odds, A Bloodthirster will fight any foe, even turning on their allies if they have no foes to butcher. [7a]


Standing far taller than a man, they have bestial legs with claw studded hooves, horned dog like faces and huge black and crimson wings. Red fur coats their bodies and their eyes are white without pupil or iris. [4a] Their taut flesh reeks of spilt blood and is taut across iron-hard muscle. [7a]

The Bloodthirster is the very fury of war made manifest existing of unfettered primal rage and frenzy. Of all Daemons, of all the Chaos Gods, they bear the greatest resemblance to the stereotypical daemon, having a humanoid body, cloven hooves instead of feet, leathery bat-like wings and horned bull-like heads whose huge maws are lined with sharp canine teeth. [2a]

Exalted Bloodthirster

The most ferocious of thier kind, blessed by the Blood God and knighted to join his honour guard. They are larger and more powerful than their lesser kin and can only cross in the world of mortals through exceptionally large rifts. When they do they are a match for an entire army as they seek to claim a mountain of skulls for their lord and master. [3a]


  • Khak'akaoz'khyshk'akami. [4a]
  • Blooded Ones, Deathbringers of Khorne, Drinkers of Blood, Eaters of Gore and Flesh, Fists of Khorne, Guardians of the Throne, High Handed Slayers, Lords of Skulls, War Given Form. [4a][5a]


Beneath the roaring fury and unending hatred there is the intellect of a keen huntsman and a fierce warrior pride that will not bear wounding. Unlike the greater daemons who serve other Chaos powers, a Bloodthirster will work no magic, for their lord abhors the practice of sorcery. They more than make up for its lack in brute force and single-minded devotion to the aims of the Blood God who gave them existence, being driven purely by the urge to slaughter. The foolish or cunning may attempt to reason or bargain with other daemons, but a Bloodthirster cares not for rhetoric or promises. [2a]



There are eight tiers of Bloodthirsters each having its own duties, ranks and titles, [7a] with each host being more numerous than the one above. [7a] Any Bloodthirster may attempt to raise their rank by fighting a higher ranked Daemon in the Bloody Pit - a massive fighting pit of brass and obsidian. [7b]

  • First Host: The highest rank consists of eight of the most powerful Daemons of Khorne, his ultimate generals and honour guard. They rarely leave their god's side. [7a]
  • Third Host: The Wrath of Khorne - Bloodthirsters of this host use chain-flails and axes whilst wearing jagged rune bedecked crowns. [7b]
  • Sixth Host: Reavers of the Bloody Path, Bloodthirsters of Insensate Rage. [7c]
  • Eight Host: Bloodthirsters of this rank are known as the Unfettered Fury and each carries a axe [7a] and barbed whip. [7b]

Weapons and Equipment

They are armed with both a fiery whip and a massive two-headed battleaxe and wear a suit of brazen armour decorated with Khorne’s skull rune. [2a]

  • 3rd Edition: Axe of Khorne, Chaos Armour, Whip. [4a]
  • 7th Edition: Axe, Heavy Armour, Whip. May take Daemonic Gifts. [5b]
  • 8th Edition: Exalted Bloodthirster: Brass Armour, Colossal Axe of Khorne (Hand Weapon). [3a]
  • End Times: Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage: Great Weapon, Heavy Armour. May take Daemonic Gifts. [7d]
  • End Times: Bloodthirster of Unfettered Fury: Axe, Heavy Armour, Whip. May take Daemonic Gifts. [7c]
  • End Times: Wrath of Khorne Bloodthirster: Bloodflail, Heavy Armour, Wrathaxe. May take Daemonic Gifts. [7e]
  • Brass Armour: Formidable armour in whose presence magical weapons are rendered powerless. [3a]




I take your skull momentarily, but tell me first, who do you pray to? Sigmar? Ulric? Both are gods of war. Don't you see, little mortal - we serve the same master.

~ Argash.[6]



Daemons of Chaos
Units Beast of Nurgle - Bloodbeast - Bloodcrusher - Bloodletter - Bloodthirster - Blood Throne - Changebringer - Chaos Fury - Chariot of Khorne - Chariots of Nurgle - Chariots of Slaanesh - Chariots of Tzeentch - Daemonic Herald - Daemonette - Daemon Prince - Discs of Tzeentch - Exalted Daemon - Exalted Seeker Chariot - Firewyrm of Tzeentch - Fiend of Slaanesh - Flamer of Tzeentch - Flesh Hound - Great Unclean One - Heir of Change - Hellflayer - Horror of Tzeentch - Juggernaut of Khorne - Keeper of Secrets - Lord of Change - Nurgling - Palanquin of Nurgle - Plaguebearer - Plague Drones - Plaguerider - Plague Toad - Pleasureseekers - Pox Rider - Screamer of Tzeentch - Seeker of Slaanesh - Skull Cannon - Soul Grinder
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