Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Highlights the Deadly Howling Banshees


Take a look at the agile warriors coming to Dawn of War III. SEGA and Relic Entertainment just revealed the first look at the Howling Banshee coming to do battle in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III.

Howling Banshees are the close combat specialist who utilized their battle shriek to immobilize and terrorize the enemies of the Eldar. Here's everything you need to know about the speedy melee unit:


  • Fleet of Foot movement speed bonus
  • Powerful in melee
  • Moderate crowd control


  • Fleet of Foot - Increased speed and Battle Focus regeneration within the psychic radius of a Webway Gate.
  • Battle Scream - When charging into melee, Howling Banshees let out a psychosonic scream that slows enemies in an area.
  • Quick Strike - The Howling Banshees rush forward in a straight line, damaging and knocking back enemies in their path.

Below is the backstory for the Howling Banshees, courtesy of the Dawn of War blog:

Howling Banshees are a highly trained caste of female Aspect Warriors, lightly equipped to remain agile in the heart of strikingly close combat. They are fast, precise, and fight with a ferocity most Eldar believe was reaped from the war god Kaela Mensha Khaine himself.

In addition to a Banshee’s Shuriken Pistol and Power Sword, she also wears a unique Banshee Mask. The mask is her most deadly instrument - each one equipped with a powerful sonic amplifier that expulses the wearer’s signature shrieks all around her. This shriek is so powerful that it paralyzes her enemies in fear, locking them in the moment of their demise.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is coming to PC next year. Be sure to check out Chris Wray's preview of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III from his trip to EGX where he got check the Space Marines and their full brutal glory. Also, take a look at some gameplay from EGX 2016.