If they consider making us face Chaos Undivided in the Chaos Wastes, then we could get a daemon of each of the Chaos God to fill a specific niche?
Anyway, I’d mention here Plaguebearers here as a Elite or Monster. They could be an armorless elite variant with tons of health and poisonous attacks.
Plaguebearers of Nurgle
Similar in size or taller than a Chaos Warrior, not armoured (Nurgle’s isnt exactly know for armored fighters, it’s more about a resilient in itself body with pustulent plague) but with a huge amount of health (less than a monster, a bit tankier in health department than a Chaos Warrior). Attacks also inflict damage over time with their plagueswords.
Heralds of Nurgle
Within the plaguebearers ranks there are some lieutenants. These are the Heralds of Nurgle and could be included as a variant to the Plaguebearer elite. They would be similar in stats as a plaguebearer but with a special ability: a tolling bell which buffs daemons of nurgle around it, increasing their combat effectiveness. Or, maybe, they could summon some Nurglings with their special ability.
Beast of Nurgle, or Slime Hound or a quite funny looking slug
Beast of Nurgle
A slow moving but tanky disabler. It wouldn’t be as tanky as a Chaos Warrior (oh dear god imagine that) but it’d wouldn’t be as squishy as a Pack Master/Gutter Runner/Life Leech. The Beast of Nurgle would crawl towards the player and then lunge, the player is able to dodge its lunge but not able to block-shove it (like what we can do with Gutter Runners). If the lunge suceeds the Beast would start spreading the love of Grandfather Nurgle over the player dealing damge over time until killed or staggered (Packmaster levels of stagger necessary) off the lunged player.
If the player manages to dodge it’s lunge, then it’d have a considerable recovery time before it’s able to turn and try another lunge, since it’s not exactly a quick or fast moving beast.
Pox Maggoth are more of a Chaos Spawn more shaped towards Nurgle. They’re usually used as mounts by Chaos Lords and Sorcerers. Still, they’re great Monster material. They’d be as aggressive rushing towards the player with punches and slams, they’d be able to grab and eat a player restoring a small percentage of their health whilst also being able to vomit doing damage and denying a certain area. They’re more of a Age of Sigmar creature, but they’ve been feature in the anniversary trailer and their model looks quite cool.
Plague Hulk of Nurgle/Plague Ogre
Now, I know Plague Hulks are more of a wh40k thing. Still, I was thinking about a really mutated, once human, swollen and decayed monster of Nurgle, or maybe a Plague Ogre who’s an Ogre who was blessed by Grandfather Nurgle to the point of mutation. It could fit as a precursor to one of the Lord fights I’m suggesting. Picture the Plague Hulk of Nurgle as a human looking plague infested, decayed and very slimy rat ogre.
The Glottkin Brothers like, a Trio of Nurgle Champions
Glottkin/Nurgle Champions (TRIO)
The Glottkin are three brothers (Otto Glott, Ghurk Glott and Ethrac Glott) who are also favored Champions of Nurgle. Responsible for the Siege and Fall of Altdorf and responsible for the death of the Reiksmarshal Kurt Helborg during the End Times.
Now I wouldn’t expect to face the Glottkin themselves, but, perhaps akin to Rasknitt and Deathrattler, a Lord fight with three champions of nurgle mirroing the aesthetics of the Glottkin.
Basically we would face a Chaos Lord on top of a really huge and mutated Nurgle monster (Plague Hulk of Nurgle) and a Chaos Sorcerer Lord at the same time, yeah quite beefy I know. But it is long overdue the Ubersreik Five, or Four (It doesn’t matter) face a challenge, a fight they’re not so eager to mock the adversary but more wary in their approach. Besides, the U5 already have a Chaos Lord (Bodvarr Ribspreader) and two Chaos Sorcerer Lords (Bubbaloo Tuttifrutti and Nurgloth the Eternal) under their belt.
Picture the Rasknitt and Deathrattler fight. The fight would start with all champions together, the Chaos Lord and Chaos Sorcerer Lord on top of the Plague Hulk.
The Chaos Lord would taunt the players as the Plague Hulk can’t speak, since his mutations led to his brain shrinking whilst his size grew. The Chaos Sorcerer Lord would launch some spells such as flies and a plague beam dealing damage over time.
Once the Plague Hulk reaches 70% of its life, the Chaos Lord joins the fight and jumps from it, knocking back all players close to its landing point. The Chaos Lord fight would work similarly to Bodvarr and Gatekeeper Naglfahlr with a special straight line plague attack from his weapon (either a Plaguesword or a Plague Scythe) similar to old Chieftain Krench from Vermintide 1.
Once he joins the fight, his healtpool becomes accessible and the players are able to kill him.
When the Plague Hulks reaches 50% of its healthpool, then the Chaos Sorcerer Lords starts teleporting around the arena, being vulnerable to attacks and stagger and, if left alone, he channels some spells that hurt the plague.
This is just a really quick draft of what a 3 bosses lord fight could be (having rasknitt and deathrattler boss fight in mind).
A Great Unclean One
Great Unclean One
Great Unclean One are one of the biggest baddies Nurgle can throw at the U5. They’re Great Demons of Nurgle and generals of his pustulent hosts. The biggest and most known of them being Kugath Plaguefather, who was killed/banished (since demons can’t exactly be killed) by Louen Leoncoeur during the Fall of Altdorf.
Undoubtedly they would be the biggest Lord/Monster in the game and could rival a Hellpit Abomination in size (if we ever face one of those). Picture a fight with lots of unblockable AoE attacks who should be avoided, damage over time and a bunch of adds (Nurglings and Plaguebearers since Great Unclean Ones are usually surrounded by those). Whilst also having a quite big healthpool.