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Wartales titles, explained

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While Wartales has been extremely well received by the tactical RPG community, it had a long live development process. This has meant some of the updates have left stray code behind that is still in the process of being tidied up after the official launch. One thing that has confused me, and many others, are Wartales titles. There are a couple of different types, which can seem random and uncheckable, which is strange in a game with such data-driven depth. Here’s what we currently know about Wartales titles, explained.

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How do you get titles in Wartales?

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Not to be confused with military ranks (Lieutenant and Captain), Wartales titles are displayed underneath a character's name rather than above it. Each of your companions can have one of these titles, and they are earned by that individual character hitting a particular gameplay milestone (see below). Once a character has a title it will stay with them forever, and, as far as I can tell, you can only have one companion with each title in your party. There is no way to edit or examine these titles in-game at this time.

Related: Wartales Changing Profession & Multiple Professions, Explained

What does title unlocked mean in Wartales?

What has caused a lot of confusion is that this isn’t the original title system. In earlier pre-launch versions of Wartales titles worked differently. Titles were connected to the Paths system and gave bonuses when your party hit certain conditions. A message would come up on the screen telling you that you had unlocked a particular title. Unfortunately, while that system was removed, the unlock messages and triggers remain in place. So, if you see a title unlocked message, you should just ignore it, as frustrating as that might be.  

What do titles do in Wartales?

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When one of your Wartales companions receives a title, they will immediately receive a free Aptitude point, so they’re definitely worth having. There has been some community speculation that certain titles are also tied to particular Traits, but I haven’t seen any hard evidence of that. Some are definitely easier to get than others, while, as with everything with Wartales, they are subject to change as the game is still being regularly patched and altered.

Wartales titles list

the Braggart10 Valour Points spent in one battle
the Bulwark30 Enemies engaged
the Cleanser10 Plague-infested outgrowths destroyed
the Cross-eyed5 Allies struck with a bow
the Deceitful30 Enemies killed from behind
the Deft100 Items created
the Friend of Beasts15 Nights spent next to an animal
the Miser500 Krowns paid in wages
the Nimble Elbow10 Days in a row of alcohol consumption
the Pigs Bane10 Boars killed in one battle
the Scarred10 Injuries suffered
the Survivor10 Dying statuses obtained
the Wolf Tamer10 Wolves killed in one battle

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Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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