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This page is about Dawn of War units. For background information, see Chaos Space Marines.

CommandersEdit

Dow csm lord iconChaos LordPrimary commander
Dow csm sorcerer iconChaos SorcererSecondary commander

InfantryEdit

Heretic
CSMHeretic
Race Chaos
Version Dark Crusade v1.2

Soulstorm v1.2

Build Info
Heretic icon
Hotkey H
Build Cost [1] 60 [2][3] 0
Build Time 8 s
Built From Desecrated Stronghold
Unit Size 1
Requires Nothing
Limit 4
Unit Stats
Hitpoints 280/0
Armour Infantry Low
Morale 150/8/100
Unit Mass 5
Move Speed 16
Sight Radius 20 (cannot detect)
Weapons
Ranged None
Melee None

"My life is forfeit."

Heretics are good for little more then manual labor. Chaos puts these wretches to work doing everything from constructing field bases and laying down defenses, to performing repair and maintenance. Using ancient incantations, they summon all building materials directly from the warp.

StrategyEdit

The Heretic is used to construct and repair Chaos buildings, as well as repairing damaged vehicles. Like all builders, they should be assigned to build as many Listening Posts on all captured points as they can to strengthen the economy.

One of the useful tools the Heretic brings to a Chaos player's arsenal is Forced Labour. It is an ability which allows a Heretic to construct buildings at the fastest rate in the game. However, it deals a constant source of damage to the Heretic, and can eventually bring about their death, as there is no warning feature built into the ability. The Heretic is willing to give its life to the Ruinous Powers, such is its devotion. This requires a player to carefully evaluate when and where to use the Heretic's ability. If used in a dangerous area, an enemy could destroy the Heretic in its weakened state, possibly before a desired building is created. However, neglecting to use it can set a player behind the crucial curve of battle. A skilled tactician knows that all advantages must be harnessed to achieve victory.

Forced LabourEdit

When using two workers simultaneously, each works at 75% of his normal speed producing a 150% build rate. Using Forced Labour on one Heretic produces a build rate of 300%. With two Heretics and one under Forced Labour the build rate is 75% * 3 + 75% = 300%. This means adding another Heretic to a job that already has a Heretic working under Forced Labour does not change the build rate. Two Forced Labour Heretics gives 75% * 3 + 75% * 3 = 450% build rate. This will get the job done faster than any other race can match (just 12.7 s for a Chaos Temple) but will probably require the replacement of both Heretics.

AbilitiesEdit

RepairEdit

Repair Hotkey: E
Repair
Requires Nothing
Target Types Damaged Chaos structures and vehicles
Range 0
Area of effect None Cooldown time 0 s
Cost 75% of the unit's original build cost
Effects Heretic uses the dark powers of the Chaos gods to repair damaged buildings or vehicles. Heretics repair at a rate of 15 hitpoints per second. Up to three Heretics can repair a single vehicle or building at a time.

BuildEdit

Build Hotkey: B
Train units
Requires Nothing
Target Types Terrain
Range 0
Area of effect None Cooldown time 0 s
Cost Various
Effects The Heretic calls upon materials from the Warp and mends them using the powers of Chaos. Using two heretics decreases construction time by 33%, but more than two has no further improvement.

Forced LabourEdit

Forced Labour Hotkey: F
Forcedlabor icon on
Requires Nothing
Target Types Self
Range 0
Area of effect None Cooldown time Toggled ability
Effects Using Forced Labour speeds up build and repair rates to 300% of normal but at the same time damages the Heretic by 18 Hitpoints per second.
Dow csm cultist iconCultist SquadBasic infantry
Dow csm marine iconChaos Space MarinesRanged infantry
Dow csm raptor iconRaptor SquadJump infantry
Dow csm horror iconHorror SquadRanged daemons
Dow csm possessed iconPossessed SquadElite melee infantry
Dow csm obliterator iconObliterator SquadElite ranged infantry

VehiclesEdit

Dow csm rhino iconChaos Rhino TransportTransport Vehicle
Dow csm defiler iconDefilerWalker vehicle
Dow csm predator iconChaos PredatorTank

DaemonsEdit

Dow csm bloodthirster iconBloodthirsterRelic unit
Dow csm daemon prince iconDaemon PrinceDaemon

BuildingsEdit

Dow csm hb turret iconHeavy Bolter TurretTurret


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