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Neglecting their Sister's of Twilight ability to delete units, Hawk Riders are a cheap light flying unit that doesn't do a ton of ranged damage but can rear charge vulnerable units to good effect. Their melee damage is AP, but their MD is too low to stay in melee for too long. Its best to harass with ranged fire until an opportunity develops, charge, and then retreat before the target or other enemy units can respond. Don't hold out for a rout, you can continue to harass and then charge again later. Meanwhile the enemy will struggling to deal with your ground units while keeping an eye on the Hawk Riders.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==

Latest revision as of 16:57, 1 February 2021

Hawk Riders
Wh dlc05 wef hawk riders.png
Unit cat icon wh dlc05 wef hawk riders.png
Overview
FactionWood Elves
CategoryFlying Missile Cavalry
Unit size18
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 950 (950)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 238
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 190
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 60
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 110
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 25
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 18
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 42
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 11
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 34
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 2
Ranged
Icon stat ranged damage.png Missile Damage: 19
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Missile Damage: 8
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 6.3
Icon stat ammo.png Ammunition: 22
Icon stat range.png Range: 140
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
11.25%
Attributes
  • Mounted fire move.png Fire Whilst Moving: This unit can fire when mounted and moving.

Hawk Riders are a Wood Elves flying missile cavalry unit. The bond between the Elves and the Hawks is unbreakable.

Description[edit | edit source]

Many large birds of prey live in Athel Loren, especially where it covers the foothills, ravines and crags of the Grey Mountains. These hawks and shrikes grow to far grander proportions than similar species found elsewhere in the world, though why this should be remains a mystery. A fledging hawk raised by an Elf develops a powerful bond with its master, and will even bear him into battle. As time passes, rider and hawk become almost one creature, existing for the call of the Hunt and the thrill of the chase alone. These Warhawk Riders scout their territory for invaders, and are skilful enough to guide their steeds down through the trees to strike at intruders. Those who ride Warhawks display phenomenal agility and balance, able to launch volleys of arrows while their mounts flit and dart through the forest at speed. In this way, an intruder who strays into the Pine Crags and other mountainous realms faces not only the fury of the hawks, but also that of the Elves - as several Dwarf expeditions have found to their cost.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Armour-Piercing Melee: 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.
  • Very Fast: This unit can run circles around most other units, taunting and harrassing the enemy or evading its missile fire.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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Neglecting their Sister's of Twilight ability to delete units, Hawk Riders are a cheap light flying unit that doesn't do a ton of ranged damage but can rear charge vulnerable units to good effect. Their melee damage is AP, but their MD is too low to stay in melee for too long. Its best to harass with ranged fire until an opportunity develops, charge, and then retreat before the target or other enemy units can respond. Don't hold out for a rout, you can continue to harass and then charge again later. Meanwhile the enemy will struggling to deal with your ground units while keeping an eye on the Hawk Riders.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

As of The Twisted and Twilight Update, Hawk Riders can fire whilst moving, allowing them to better perform hit and run tactics.