Dawn of War 3’s Wraithlord super unit revealed

Dawn of War 3 Wraithlord

Sega have revealed a new Eldar super unit, the Wraithlord, for Dawn of War III. This hulking creation can turn the tide of a battle. 

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These towering constructs are made of wraithbone, with powerful Eldar spirits entombed within, meaning this massive Wraithblade variant can only be guided by revered Eldar heroes.

“Though the constructs themselves aren’t scarce, Eldar souls able to pilot them are,” says the official blurb. “Despite the looming danger of losing their souls to the Warp in defeat, fighting as a Wraithlord allows the Eldar hero within to continue shaping their legacy – even in death.

“A Wraithlord can provide a strong front line and engage enemy troops with a quick charge into battle. Lunging through the opposing line with Glaive Charge will scatter carefully-placed squads like flies. Once in close combat, the Wraithlord can deliver a flurry of fatal blows with Critical Strike.”

The giant unit is known for its high health, strong melee and effectiveness against vehicles.

Here are the Wraithlord’s abilities:

  • Fleet of Foot (Passive)
    • Increased speed and Battle Focus regeneration within the psychic radius of a Webway Gate.
  • Critical Strike (Passive)
    • Every fifth melee attack, the Wraithlord deals bonus damage.
  • Glaive Charge
    • The Wraithlord charges forward, knocking away enemies in its path. At the end of its charge, the Wraithlord deals damage and knocks away all enemies in a sweeping arc. If the ability is activated again mid-charge, the Wraithlord will perform the knockback cleave early.
  • Ethereal Wall
    • The Ethereal Wall temporarily blocks enemy fire. Units that pass through it are affected for a short duration – allies receive a speed increase and enemies are slowed.