Dawn of War 2: Retribution gets the Eldar treatment

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 November 2010 21:04 GMT

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Relic has announced more information regarding the four heroes players will command in Dawn of War 2: Retribution during the Eldar single player campaign.

The heroes are: Kayleth the Autarch, Ronahn, Pathfinder of Ulthwe, Veldoran the Warlock, and Elenwe the Farseer.

Each one looks quite formidable, and you can get more information on each through the game’s blog.

Here’s and excerpt on the Autarch:

The Autarch is quite a unique unit in the game because it is not trained or created as other units are. It is actually called upon from the global ability bar, where you can call in game changing powers like the Eldritch Storm.

Abilities: Fleet of Foot – Greatly increases the unit’s speed but reduces the Autarch’s damage output for the duration of the ability.

Leap – Soar through the air and land at the targeted location. Upon landing the Autarch increases the speed, damage, health and of nearby infantry units.

Skyleap – The Autarch jumps high into the atmosphere, returning to the global ability bar to be called in for a reduced cost.

The Autarch descends to the battlefield when called in from the global ability bar. The unit can be dropped into any hot spot on the map, provided you have line of sight on the drop zone. A volley of grenades dropped from the sky precedes the Autarch, and you can strategically place where each of the grenades lands. Do you want them all to drop on an enemy strong point? No problem. Want one to fall on each of the three enemy squads you’re facing? Done. While they’re picking up the pieces, the Autarch lands to engage the survivors.

DoW 2: Retribution releases next March on PC.

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