Eldar

An Eldar in Warhammer Dawn of War II

The Eldar are an incredibly ancient alien race, who once ruled a vast empire across the stars. Though they are now few in number, the Eldar are one of the most technologically advanced races in the Galaxy. An Eldar army is unique in that almost every squad in the force is specialized in some way. The Eldar are powerful psykers whose Warlocks and Farseers use their mental abilities to sway the battle in their favor. The intentions of the enigmatic Eldar are as unreadable and unpredictable as their battle tactics, but only a fool would ignore any warnings of doom they may foretell.

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"Trust not in their appearance for the Eldar are as utterly alien to good, honest men as the vile Tyranids and the savage Orks. They are capricious and fickle, attacking without cause or warning. There is no understanding them for there is nothing to understand - they are a random force in the universe" - Imperial Commander Abrie

The Eldar favor elite, specialist units. Most units are really good at one type of combat, but ineffective at all other things. They possess extremely high firepower; specialist units enjoy long range as well. They have tremendous assault ability among their specialized assault troops, however most Eldar units are generally very weak at assaults.

Eldar have naturally excellent leaders with special abilities, but with average Morale. Although most Eldar troops are very fragile, they're acquired with a lower cost. Fairly rigid tactics are the hallmark of their armies. They are generally unable to adequately adjust on the fly and in heat of the battle. They have the most abilities of any race (as is natural with psychic abilities), in particular the ability to teleport, and therefore require additional attention when played. They requisition some of the fastest and heavily-armed vehicles in the game.

The Eldar have a rigid caste system that makes for a lot of specialist troops. The generalist troop they do have has a relatively weak stat line, making up for it only with tons of short-range firepower and a large squad size. Eldar are extremely well equipped, with each specialist unit having its own unique weapons, armor and special equipment. Due to their fragility and high degree of specialization, the Eldar must rely on their speed to get their troops into the right place. The Eldar are best served by luring the enemy into position and striking from multiple directions with a combined force of vehicles and troops.

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