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Hawk-eyes of Drakira (Waywatchers) are a Wood Elves Regiment of Renown unit introduced for free in the Foundation Update.


Waywatchers are silent sentinels, the guardians of the paths leading into Athel Loren. They are masters of concealment and can lie unmoving and unnoticed for days on end before springing an ambush on a startled and unfortunate prey. Few warriors can match a Waywatcher's skill with a bow. Should they wish it, these silent stalkers can loose an unerring stream of black-shafted arrows in a heartbeat or place a single shot precisely in the weak point of a foe's armour. Furthermore, Waywatchers are highly adept at the arts of disruption and surprise, often appearing silently next to a vulnerable enemy and vanishing as quickly before the body even hits the ground. Thus do any who enter Athel Loren run the risk of being slain without warning by the Waywatchers, cut down by unseen archers, or falling prey to their cunningly-constructed traps.


  • Armour-Piercing Missiles: The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.
  • Forest Stalker: The Elves of Athel Loren gain bonuses to melee defence and accuracy while fighting within the forest.
  • Good Range: This unit has a larger range than most other units of the same class. This allows it to take out hostile missile units before they can come into firing range.
  • Damage Dealer: This unit has a strong emphasis on dealing damage. If fighting it, make sure to take it out before it can get into firing or melee range.



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This variant of Waywatchers has a smoke bomb to slow down nearby enemies so they can escape. They also apply the Discourage Contact Effect which reduces enemy leadership by a whopping 16. Other than that, their accuracy and reload time have improved somewhat, making them even more deadly. They are very expensive, so only bring such a unit if you are capable of protecting it.


The Queen of Vengeance’, Drakira, is ever ready to help an Elf seeking retribution for some slight or other. She chooses to spend her time away from the other gods and as such is the favoured goddess of the Waystalkers, who prefer to spend their time deep in the forest. Though Drakira is quick to grant her gifts, they seldom come without a price and she is just as quick to claim that in payment.