This ain’t no plain Jain
We’re inching ever closer to the release of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, and to keep our interest in the game piqued, developers Relic Entertainment have released some information on assorted unit types we can expect to find in the final product. Some will be familiar to fans of the franchise while many new surprises are in store.
The most recent reveal involves Jain Zar, who is described as “one of the most fabled Eldar in recent times”. She was born during the fall of the Eldar and thus her early life were spent in the pursuit of finding survivors scattered throughout the galaxy. She found one such evacuee, Asurmen, and saved him from certain death. It turns out he was the first of the Phoenix Lords, and mentored Jain Zar. She herself became one of the Phoenix Lords in time, and once more roamed the stars, building Howling Banshee shrines among the Craftworlds of her people.
“When a Phoenix Lord dies, their mightiest Exarch step into their armour”, says a statement from SEGA, the game’s publisher. “Doing so infuses their spirit within the armour’s spirit stone. This process reincarnates Jain Zar, consuming the soul of the Exarch who brought her back. In essence, Jain Zar has lived many times over, and the whisperings that she is emerging once more have proven to be true”, they elaborated.
Jain Zar will be a fierce melee Elite with both high mobility and damage. She’ll be able to use Dash, quickly moving herself out of harm’s way or appearing in battle with but a moment’s notice. Dashing into enemies will throw her into the air, causing area damage at the start of her jump and again when she lands. The “Silent Death” will be great for picking off enemies from a distance, but she can also use it to launch into the air when used in combination with her Dash move.
To keep up with proceedings, be sure to bookmark the game’s official site.