Aspect Warriors are a class of elite warriors in Eldar society. Emerging after the collapse of Eldar civilization, Aspect Warriors are unlike the levied Guardian forces, serving instead as full-time military figures. Aspect Warriors typically fill highly specialized combat roles.
Types of Aspect Warriors
Aspect Warriors are Eldar who are following the Path of the Warrior by attempting to embody a particular aspect of the Eldar war god, Khaela Mensha Khaine. The known Aspects include the following:
- Dire Avengers: The most common and generalized aspect, Dire Avengers carry the trademark Eldar weapon, the shuriken catapult.
- Dark Reapers: This aspect brings death from afar, seemingly from nowhere. Their reaper cannons are long-range missile launchers designed to mow down infantry.
- Fire Dragons: This aspect uses fusion guns that have short range but sufficient power to quickly melt through heavy armor.
- Warp Spiders: This aspect uses teleportation technology to appear close to enemy troops and spray them with monofilament threads that cut them to shreds.
- Swooping Hawks: This aspect uses anti-gravity devices to move rapidly over a battlefield, dropping grenades on enemy troops.
- Striking Scorpions: This aspect engages the enemy in close combat with chainswords, pistols, and helmet-mounted laser weapons.
- Howling Banshee: This aspect paralyzes enemies with a sonic scream before slicing into them with powerswords.
- Shining Spears: This aspect rides into battle on an Eldar jetbike for hit-and-run raids.
- Starfighter Pilots
A few Aspect warriors go so far down the Path of the Warrior that they are simply unable to leave it. These figures are known as Exarchs and serve as the commanding officers of forces of Aspect Warriors.