Passive skills modify certain warrior traits and are always in play.
- Born Leader (Leadership Passive): Heroes that can learn Born Leader are available at Warband Rank 4 (or starting a new warband at Veteran Rank 5): Champions, Augurs, Eshin Sorcerers, Possessed, Warrior Priests, and Necromancers. The Hero must be in a reserve slot to train Born Leader and can then only be placed in the Leader slot afterward. Note: It only takes 2 skill points to master Born Leader, instead of the usual 4.
- Arcane and Divine Spellcasters can learn their respective spell enhancing Intelligence Skills. Arcane Spellcasters include Warlocks, Magisters, Eshin Sorcerers, Necromancers (Undead DLC) and Doomweavers (Hired Sword DLC). Divine Spellcasters include Sigmarite Matriarchs, Sigmar's Purifiers, Maidens of Sigmar, Warrior Priests (Witch Hunters DLC) and Wolf Priests of Ulric (Hired Sword DLC).
- Lad's Got Talent (Intelligence Passive): Henchman must be in a reserve slot to train Lad's Got Talent and can then only be placed in a Hero slot afterward. Note: It only takes 2 skill points to master Lad's Got Talent, instead of the usual 4.
Note: Initial hiring of a experienced Hero or Henchman with the intention of giving Born Leader or Lad's Got Talent should be done in the reserve slot to train those skills. If hired in the reserve slot, the extra skill points from the Masteries can also be trained for free when hired.
|Born Leader||Champion||N/A (Rank 8)|
|Eshin Sorcerer||Rank 6|
|Possessed||N/A (Rank 9)|
|Warrior Priest||Rank 7|
|Lad's Got Talent||Flagellant||N/A|
|All other henchmen||Rank 6|