Essence of the Nightbringer (Dark Crusade)

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Dawn of War Commander Unit
Essence of the Nightbringer
Nightbringer 1.jpg
Race Necrons
Version Dark Crusade v1.2
Build Info
Necron nightbringer icon.jpg
Hotkey S
Build Cost See Essence of the Nightbringer
Build Time See Essence of the Nightbringer
Built From Necron Lord
Unit Size 1
Requires Essence of the Nightbringer
Limit 1
Unit Stats
Hitpoints Invulnerable to damage (7500/0)
Armour Commander
Unit Mass 90
Move Speed 20
Sight Radius 25 (cannot detect)
Attachable No
Weapons
Ranged Nightbringer Scythe (ranged)
Melee Nightbringer Scythe



Contents

Essence of the Nightbringer

The manifestation of a C'tan God, the Nightbringer glides into battle to wreak havoc on the enemy.

When the Nightbringer is summoned, his health has the same percentage as the Necron Lord. When the Nightbringer deals damage, 40% of the damage is transferred to his health. Upon returning to the Necron Lord, the Necron Lord's health is the same percentage as the Nightbringer including any health gained by his attacks.

Note: The Nightbringer is only active for 60 seconds, after which it turns back into the Necron Lord.

Tactics

Although the Nightbringer is invulnerable to all damage, he can still be effected by spell and weapon modifiers.

Nothing whatsoever can kill the Nightbringer except waiting out his time. However, there are ways to slow down his rampage or stop him entirely:

  • He can be slowed by units like Pathfinder Teams or abilities like the Chaplain's Demoralizing Shout.
  • Assault Terminator Squads can stun him.
  • He can be delayed when attacking infantry by using abilities that prevent infantry death such as the Librarian's Word of the Emperor.
  • If you don't have access to these units, your best bet is to simply throw lots of cheap infantry into melee with the Nightbringer. This will eat up the Nightbringer's short summon time as he performs sync kills which, although looking pretty, do no damage for their duration. Also keep Relic units away from the Nightbringer because he will destroy them.


Weapons

Nightbringer Scythe (ranged)

Nightbringer Scythe (ranged)
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: 25.1 49.0 40.8 36.8 28.6 20.4 16.3 11.7 11.7 NA 20.4 11.7 11.7 28.6 11.7 0.7 3 150 200 25

Cost Default Weapon Range 25 Setup Time 0 s
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 70% Refire Rate 1.5 s
Area of Effect 0 Requires Nothing
Notes 40% of the damage dealt by this weapon is added to the health of the Nightbringer.


Nightbringer Scythe

Nightbringer Scythe
MeleeStance 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: 112.5 281.3 281.3 281.3 281.3 56.3 112.5 93.8 375.0 NA 131.3 93.8 41.7 112.5 375.0 20.8 50 400 500 50

Cost Default Weapon Range Melee Setup Time 0 s
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 100% Refire Rate 1.2 s
Area of Effect 0 Requires Nothing
Notes 40% of the damage dealt by this weapon is added to the health of the Nightbringer.




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