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Malevolent Dryads is a Wood Elves melee infantry unit unique to the Wargrove of Woe. There is no bargaining when the forest is damaged; vengeance will be exacted.


Drycha's army was a strange mix of the lost and the damned, of those forest spirits caught up in their mistress' flawed ideology, and those twisted by the seeping taint of Chaos. Not all were mad. Some were quite rational, if lost in self-delusion. Others were given to cruelty simply because it was their nature, or because the trees to which they were bound had been eaten away by malice or Morghur's creeping influence. Mad or otherwise, they were not opponents to be taken lightly - not since the days of Coeddil's rebellion had the elves needed to face so many forest spirits in battle.


  • 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.
  • Forest Spirit: The spirits of Athel Loren are able to shrug off most mundane attacks, causing magical damage in turn before melting into the forest from whence they came.
  • Vanguard Deployment: This unit can deploy in an expanded deployment area, allowing it to start the battle within striking distance of the enemy - or somewhere unexpected.
  • Weak Against Armour: This unit's attack can hardly punch through armour and is thus wasted on heavily armoured enemies.



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