Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade Unit Profile - Daemon Prince

Our profiles of the new units in Dark Crusade continue with the mighty daemon prince.

Thanks to developers like Relic, real-time strategy games are slowly but surely evolving the traditional real-time strategy past simply gathering resources, building bases, and raising armies to crush your opponents. You could say that real-time strategy is getting smarter, faster, and more exciting thanks to games like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, the real-time strategy game based on Games Workshop's tabletop universe. And Dawn of War is all set to get bigger with its new expansion pack, Dark Crusade. We've got an exclusive look at the new units in the expansion, continuing with the daemon prince unit.

Daemon Prince

According to the lore of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, the gods of chaos grant gifts to those minions who are most worthy. In Dark Crusade, the chaos gods will grant such gifts to accomplished chaos lords--gifts that will strengthen the unit over time. Once chaos lords have accomplished enough in the service of their dark gods, they can request the most powerful upgrade of all--ascension to the status of daemon prince.

The daemon prince is a massive warrior with many powerful abilities and is one of the strongest units that will ever march into battle in Dawn of War. The unit is so dominant on the battlefield that it can turn the tide of a battle single-handedly. However, since the upgrade to daemon prince is so valuable, it can be done only once a chaos player has reached the third tier of structures and research.

Combat Abilities:

The daemon prince is a formidable opponent that can simply toss most of its enemies aside. However, it's very vulnerable when attacked by counterunits that specialize in fighting daemons or monsters.

Special Abilities:

Daemon Roar:
This ability lets the daemon prince emit a terrifying roar, which severely damages the morale of any nearby enemies.

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53 comments
Scottman2005
Scottman2005

Daemon Prince & Bloodthirster! That's ridiculously tough!

beezo1991
beezo1991

yer this guy is a dude; i mean honestly; who else can turn in2 a big **** off demon here?? huh, huh...

Typocalypse
Typocalypse

The Daemon Prince will owned with the Bloodthirster, I think.

caiyu13
caiyu13

I suspect the demon prince is going to be less tough than the bloodthirster in combat but maybe has a range attack (Kai gun for example). O well taste force halberd DEmonic fiend! "It is my duty to save your soul from the dark gods of chaos, and i will save your soul...even if you during the process"

iDShaDoW
iDShaDoW

Gotta love the impale to ground stomp combo he does haha. :P

forhekset
forhekset

Um isn't anyone disappointed by the fact that they just reused the daemon prince Sindri? I mean fair enough they do that in mods, but I expected something new.

ahmed_speed
ahmed_speed

I hope that i wil have Grey Knights in my squad when i meet him.

wulgaert
wulgaert

cool movie,but people please...visit http://dawnofwar.filefront.com/file/Daemonhunters_Mod;42843.com you will find mods for playing now with princy,deamonhunters,steel legion,necron,tau... wilhe we all wait for DC,have a taste of wat it could...taste(by lack of a better term) ''its better to die for the emperor than life for yourself'' Redharvester.

Rizvan007
Rizvan007

Wicked!.. Deamon Prince, seeing this thing on the battlefield will make all tremble!... hehe. Although get those grey knoghts into the fray and that DP is toast!

Merlin89
Merlin89

well, i'd say daemon prince but nightbringer is invulnerable while it's "alive" or "summoned", but i'm going to have to put my bet on the blood thirsting maniac thats been warped and showered with gifts of power from one of the chaos Gods =D

zoalord
zoalord

Great for the chaos but need more things for the orks and eldar realy i am soo bored of dow is just too easy to win with SM and CSM

hub0
hub0

I'm espcially excited about the Necrons, a big fan of them, I expect to see a monolith demolish all that opposes C'tan, let's see who's tougher, Nightbringer or daemon prince.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I haven't played any Warhammer game before

kinmew
kinmew

Daemon prince+bloodthirsty how other race gonna win this

Merlin89
Merlin89

Lol, yes CHAOS ftw. (though enough with khorne!?) now we just have to concentrate on not gettin owned in EARLY tier 2-early tier 3. We have to rely on horrors too much then, and researching chaos projectiles take along time. so until then we wont get our ownage prince =( o well.

wuzgar
wuzgar

More abilities bitte! One would expect something more from the finest of Chaos Lords than a roar.

Omihalcon
Omihalcon

Well my bro is happy (massive Tau fan) as long as they dont scre up my space marines im satisfied.

Twick123
Twick123

Maybe Relic are going to bring out all the "factions" out individually?, or maybe the expansion after this is gonna b have all the Chaos factions in it? but...... they would have to do tht wiv every race.

Matti9845
Matti9845

well next up are gonna be: IG heavy weapons teams Elder harleqins (sp?) and finally ork flash gitz

WarKirby3333
WarKirby3333

What a rip off. The demon prince was in the original, simply not playable. And while relic are re-using a unit they already made, there are 3 Greater Demons and 3 Lesser Demon types that chaos are still missing. Sigh. WarKirby

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

Wait is this the same daemon prince as the last battle from first dawn of war. that guy was mad strong. if it is the same unit it is probably toned down like the orc rhino thing because it would be overpowered.

mooshoo543
mooshoo543

This new one looks so kool, i just want something good for imperial guard!!! they need all the help they can get!!

jukeboxjoe
jukeboxjoe

After they said they weren't adding any more units :P Glad they are, Demon Prince looks ace

Shizom
Shizom

They better do some cool stuff for the eldar and imperial guard because seriously they need something to go against the others :P

roemin
roemin

ha, relic has always managed to add good balance to the w40k series, why not also to dark crusade?? This game will rock, that's for sure

tehhousemastor
tehhousemastor

omg damon prince will pwn eveything no matter what lucky that grey nites 4 the sm but wtf elder will get eatin alive they have no damon killin things it will suck worst 4 the gaurd thow

jwsoul
jwsoul

Great all sounds good i just need a strat for the current DOW to stop SM....lol thay are getting Grey Knights as well i fear this may inbalance the game badly..Booddy Whirlwinds + Hellfire + SM + Terms + Deepstrike = PWNAGE only way i can figure to beat a ... at least good SM player is to attack and win early Tier 2 or Tier ....1maybe early Tier 3?

jcwordlife
jcwordlife

great, i can pwn even more with my favourite CSM!! i agrre though, other races should get powerful or counterunits for this beast!

glitchgeeman
glitchgeeman

Come on! Bring out the battlesuits! For the Greater Good! Still, they better give everyone else something really good to make up for the Space Marine's Grey Knights and the Chao's Daemon Prince. Like the Imperial Guard. I have to say, after playing Dawn of War and the expansion pack, the IG are probably the worst possible race to play as. They better get their tanks or else they're screwed. Maybe the Tau will get some Broadsides and Hammerheads.

Frostyace
Frostyace

cool i remeber the deamon prince in the dawn of war campiagn the last level

AntoniustheGrey
AntoniustheGrey

I agree, the Orks better get something good as well.

office
office

so powerful....how the heck imperial guard is going to defeat such a thing??

DemonhunterXT
DemonhunterXT

Yea The Eldar and Imperial are kinda sh*t races without Avatar or Baneblade. SM and CSM are too balanced. Orks need more machines and not so many dang greenskins in differant weapons and armor. Tau look cool though.

Ghaz013
Ghaz013

relic needs to make sure they add sumtin as poweful for orks, as always, its always about the marines and chaos, they always get all the attention, screwing the orks and eldar(but they have prisms so i cant complain much) but even in tabletop SM and Chaos always slightly have the upper hand, ttas y i run tau and orks, orks rock , i cant wait for the expansiob so i can sawrm the field with grot mobs and accomlpish nothing.

hub0
hub0

This is gonna be he best expansion yet!! Daemon prince....hmmm, can the bloodthirster and daesom prince be on the field at the same time... that way Chaos will own

maskedmanx4
maskedmanx4

fighting the daemon prince= getting pwned fighting WITH the daemon prince =pwnage

Darcius
Darcius

HEY! its the old chaos lib from the first story line hahaha hes still got that orb that the blood raven lib unlocked hahaha sweet i wondered what would have happened to him they just kind of left that hanging. after all you cant really kill a demon only banish it from the material plane.

Aunshi123
Aunshi123

im not looking forward to fighting that monster

FrostyMilk
FrostyMilk

That was the coolest thing iv ever seen....

i_hate_pants
i_hate_pants

Orks will get screwed as always. Probably get grot mobs or something weak.

sharkinc9
sharkinc9

I play Dawn of War almost every day I cant wait till this expansion arrives.

Troueur
Troueur

Damn this prince will pwn the army or it will be a deamon shield i mean like human shield ig