Drone Harbinger

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Dawn of War Vehicle
Drone Harbinger
Drone Harbinger1.jpg
Race Tau
Version Dark Crusade v1.2
Soulstorm v1.2
Build Info
Tau drone harbinger icon.jpg
Hotkey D
Build Cost Resource requisition.gif 100 Resource power.gif 200  Resource cap vehicle.gif 5
Build Time 30 s
Built From Vehicle Beacon
Unit Size 1
Requires Nothing
Limit 2
Unit Stats
Hitpoints 750
Armour Vehicle Medium
Unit Mass 50
Move Speed 18
Sight Radius 60 (cannot detect)
Weapons
Ranged 2x Twin-Linked Pulse Carbines
Melee None



Contents

Drone Harbinger

"Launching drones."

Another variant of the Hammerhead Gunship. Armed with only two Twin-Linked Pulse Carbines it can seem defenseless, but the Harbinger is in fact a mobile Drone factory and can continue to churn out cheap Gun Drones that simply overwhelm their enemies with sheer numbers.

Tactics

Drone Harbingers are best used in the middle of the game to overwhelm the enemy with masses of Gun Drones. Always keep the Drone Harbinger at a safe location as it is very fragile, and set the way point where you want the Gun Drones to go. When your forces are already engaged, Gun Drones draw little threat and can add lots of fire-power. When targeting bases, mass the Gun Drones outside before attacking to prevent turrets from picking them off one by one. If you devote all your power to creating Gun Drones you can gain a massive advantage temporarily, but risk a disadvantage in the long run if you severely deplete your power. Drone Harbingers can be extremely useful, especially if your army is annihilated, when Gun Drones replace the role of an army while you rebuild your force.

It is recommended that you assaign your Harbinger it's own hotkey (Ctrl+any number with the harbinger selected) in order to select it at a moment's notice in order to churn out more drones or back away from imminent danger.

Drones creation can be set to auto-cast by right-clicking on the icon. This lets you have a constant stream of support fire while still being able to command your army. Be sure to keep an eye on your energy, though, because you'll be burning through it very quickly.

Abilities

Construct Drone

Construct Drone Hotkey: S
Tau drone squad icon.jpg Requires Nothing
Target Types Own unit
Range 0
Area of effect 0 Cooldown time 3 s
Cost Resource power.gif 35 
Effects The Drone Harbinger constructs a simple Gun Drone with a 40 second lifespan. It has the following statistics:
  • Health: 325/0
  • Armour Class: Vehicle Low
  • Unit Mass: 10
  • Movement Speed: 24
  • Sight Radius: 35 (cannot detect)
  • Weapon: Twin-Linked Pulse Carbine (exact same statistics as the Harbinger's own Pulse Carbines)

There can be a maximum of 20 Drones active at the same time, regardless of how many Harbingers there are.

Note: In Dark Crusade Drones cost Resource power.gif 30  .

Weapons

Twin-Linked Pulse Carbine

The Harbinger is are armed with two Twin-Linked Pulse Carbines and its drones are armed with one as well, but out of convenience it has only been listed here once.

Twin-Linked Pulse Carbine
RangedStance icon bw.jpg Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 28.8 28.8 28.8 33.6 28.8 16.0 19.2 19.2 19.2 19.2 19.2 19.2 16.0 16.0 16.0 1.6 1 25 35 5

Cost Default Weapon Range 20 Setup Time 0 s
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 80% Refire Rate 0.25 s
Area of Effect 0 Requires Nothing

Researchable Upgrades

Improved Metallurgy

Improved Metallurgy Hotkey: I
Tau advanced metallurgy ico.jpg Cost Resource requisition.gif 150 Resource power.gif 150  Research Time 25 s
Researched From Path to Enlightenment
Requires Kauyon Command Post
Effects




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