Relic Entertainment has unveiled details for the Eldar Wraithknight, which is another of the big hitting units in their upcoming real time strategy set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Dawn of War III.
The Wraithknight is the Eldar’s counterpart to the Imperial Knight Solaria and is a towering fighting machine made from the Eldar Wraithbone that is used for many constructions by this ancient xeno race. Despite its huge size it is every bit as quick and agile as the rest of the Eldar army and armed with two heavy Wraithcannons can get into positions quickly for some expert ranged combat.
Wraithknights are equipped with a jump ability which allows it to jump into support positions quickly. Once it has landed it will continue to slide forward for a short distance and gains an increased fire rate. It also boasts a Distortion Rift which can slow down enemy vehicles and stop infantry in their tracks altogether. Finally, the Wraithknight can wield a Focused Beam which fires a long-range energy beam that deals damage to all enemies in a single direction.
Like all Eldar, the Wraithknight relies on the Battle Focus and Health Shield to prevent damage when taking fire but once it’s focus has gone it takes damage rapidly so it’s best to rely on the jump ability again to escape.
Eldar Wraithknight are excellent at locking down enemy units but remember to support it with your other troops to prevent it getting locked in melee combat.