Dawn of War III’s Wraithknights Stride Into Battle

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 by
Stephen Haselden

As commander of the Eldar forces in Dawn of War III, you will have unprecedented speed and flexibility when deploying your forces. That includes even the towering engines of destruction known as Wraithknights.

Wraithknights, like similar Titan class vehicles, are terrifying war machines that can stride over battlefields and can turn the tide of any war. Unlike the powerful machines of the adeptus mechanicus or the crude monstrosities built by Orks, Eldar Titans are capable of incredible feats of agility and speed. Part of a Wraithknights advantage is born from its advanced design, lightweight but strong wraithbone, and from the addition of giant jetpacks too. However, the most skilled Titan pilot from another species could still never match a Wraithknight pilot in grace and speed.

Underlying the control mechanism on the most advanced Titans is a psychic between the spirits of the pilot and the machine, only with a Wraithknight that link is far faster and more fluid than in any human machine. That’s because the Titan’s spirit is formed from a soulstone imbued with the spirit of a former Titan pilot, and the pilots of Wraithknights are always selected twins of those fallen warriors. It is this unique connection of blood and spirit, beyond any technological advantages, that make the Wraithknights one of the most deadly and graceful machines ever to stride a battlefield.

Official Press Release

As we gear up toward the release of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, SEGA and Relic Entertainment will be unveiling some of the new and returning units that fans will be able to command. Keep up to date with all the latest announcements at DawnOfWar.com.

After months of relishing in the devastation that the Space Marine’s bring to the battlefield with Imperial Knight Solaria, it’s time to meet the Eldar’s counterpart: the Wraithknight. These towering constructs are made from the signature Eldar wraithbone and though monstrous in size, remain nimble and agile on the battlefield.

Armed with two Heavy Wraithcannons, this unit is best suited for ranged combat, supported by a jump ability to keep it out of harm’s way. This Wraithknight also boasts a devastating focused beam attack, and a distortion rift that is capable of reducing enemy mobility – ideal for helping allied units line up and deploy powerful, slow-fire abilities.

Like all Eldar units, the Wraithknight relies on Battle Focus and the health shield it provides to shrug off damage during a fight. Once its focus is depleted, the Wraithknight won’t be able to withstand prolonged fire. Melee units can also tie up these massive constructs, too, as they don’t have a way to quickly escape if their Jump is on cooldown. But, keep your Wraithknight supported by your troops, and it is incredible at locking down enemy units and setting up devastating combos.


The Wraithknight jumps to a position. After landing, the Wraithknight will continue to slide forward for a distance, gaining increased weapon fire rate.

Distortion Rift
The Wraithknight creates a distortion rift at a target position. The rift expands in a radius over time, pulling enemy infantry into it. Vehicles hit are slowed.

Focused Beam
Fires a broad, long-range energy beam that deals damage to all enemies in a direction.

To learn more, and for future updates about Dawn of War III, be sure to head to DawnOfWar.com!

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