I have awoken.

— when a Hellfire Dreadnought is finished training.

Hellfire Dreadnought
Dow sm hellfire dreadnought icon
Unit Information
Type Vehicle
Introduced In Dawn of War
Faction Space Marines
Trained At Machine Cult
Orbital Relay
Training Cost
Cost Resource requisition 170 Resource power 305 Dow veh 3
Hit Points 4780
Ranged Attack 155-189

The Hellfire Dreadnought is a lighter version of the Dreadnought, equipped with ranged weapons, for Space Marines in Dawn of War. It is available at the Machine Cult. Like all artificial constructs, it has no Morale.


  • Walker vehicle.
  • Fire support.
  • Dreadnought variant that foregoes close combat for more ranged weaponry.
  • Can be upgraded with an additional anti-vehicle and building weapon.
  • Effective against Vehicles and Buildings


Dreadnought Lascannon
  • Assault Cannon: Costs 30 Requisition and 70 Power. Equips the Hellfire Dreadnought with a high powered laser weapon, devastating against armored units. It has higher damage and accuracy than standard Lascannon. It is long ranged and is effective against Vehicles and Buildings.


Hellfire Dreadnoughts are essentially a ranged Dreadnought variant with no melee capability. Before Dark Crusade, Hellfire Dreadnought are also less durable, having less than half of its health. This makes it less effective in direct confrontation against other melee units in heated battles prior to the expansion. Although it has roughly half of the damage output of the Dreadnought, it is slightly cheaper than the melee version. Most importantly, the advantage of the ranged Hellfire Dreadnought over their more melee counterpart is the ability to out range certain defensive structures such as the ones built by the Orks. It can also out range most Infantry and Heavy Infantry, having the same range as other heavy vehicles. Thus, Hellfire Dreadnoughts are more adept at taking out enemy fortifications and ranged units than the Dreadnought due to the ability to avoid concentrated enemy fire. Predator tanks also fulfill this role, but it costs more resources as well as population to deploy and is only available at the later stages of the game.


When selectedEdit

  1. Faith, is Eternal.
  2. Even in death I still serve.
  3. At last, back to war.
  4. I'am ready to serve, again.
  5. I'am the instrument of his will.
  6. It is better to die for the Emperor than live for yourself.
  7. Command me.

When movedEdit

  1. I will crush those who stand before me.
  2. I will purge the unclean.
  3. Moving out.
  4. Take me to battle.
  5. I will be there soon.
  6. To me, my brothers.
  7. By his word.

When attackingEdit

  1. Die! Die! Die!
  2. Identifying targets.
  3. I have waited long for this day.
  4. Burn, heretic!

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