Lammasu

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In Warhammer Fantasy Battles, one of the mount options for Chaos Dwarf sorcerers is the Lamassu intentionally-misspelt LammasuTM, which is a magic-eating monster depicted as a winged bull/lion thing with the head of a chaos dwarf of Sumerian fame. Lammasu also appeared as one of the bindable monsters in Storm of Magic.

Overview[edit]

So what are these guys specifically in Warhammer Fantasy? Well, think of them as the equivalent of one of the Chaos Beasts under Hashut. A Lammasu in a sense is thought to be a rare and interesting mutation of the Great Tauri, which is the other Chaos Beast under Hashut.

In contrast to Hashut's stereotype of his pyrophilia and bull-fetish beastiality, the Lammasu is not consumed by fiery rage but rather, it is a manifestation of sorcerous intelligence. Though not as powerful as its cousin in full-on CQC testosterone fights, the Lammasu is able to employ magic instead, launching fireballs at the enemy, transporting allies on shadowy mounts in a blink or simply letting death creep through enemy ranks. Therefore, think of the Lammasu as the Tzeentch to the Great Taurus' Khorne.

They are also blessed with an uncanny, insidious charisma that can befuddle enemies akin to real-world Sphinxes.

While it takes a great amount of power to summon one, the wizards who invest it will not be disappointed, which is why many Chaos Dwarf sorcerers of a sufficient rank use them as their mounts.

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