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Dow2r scouts decorator screenshot

This Scout Squad's decorator indicates that they retain the basic weapons, but have been upgraded to detect infiltrated units and throw grenades

Decorators are icons in Dawn of War II, Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising and Dawn of War II: Retribution that quickly reveal a unit's general combat role at a glance. For example, an outlined "fist" icon would indicate that the unit is an advanced (strong) melee unit effective against infantry. Decorator icons have different colors according to the unit's owner (blue for your own units, yellow for allied units and red for enemy units).

A unit's basic decorator may change during play because of an upgrade, and it may include smaller icons for additional information (such as an "eye" for detector units or a "hand grenade" for squads equipped with grenades).

Allegiance colorsEdit

Color Name Meaning
Dow2 dec anti infantry melee self Your own units
Dow2 dec anti infantry melee ally ally Allied units
Dow2 dec anti infantry melee enemy enemy Enemy units

Hero decoratorsEdit

Decorator Name Meaning
Dow2 dec hero anti infantry melee hero_anti_infantry_melee Melee hero, effective against infantry.
Dow2 dec hero anti infantry melee 2 hero_anti_infantry_melee_2 Melee hero, very effective against infantry.
Dow2 dec hero anti infantry ranged hero_anti_infantry_ranged Ranged hero, effective against infantry.
Dow2 dec hero anti infantry ranged 2 hero_anti_infantry_ranged_2 Ranged hero, very effective against infantry.
Dow2 dec hero anti infantry ranged aoe hero_anti_infantry_ranged_aoe Ranged hero, area-of-effect attack.
Dow2 dec hero anti everything melee hero_anti_everything_melee Melee hero, effective against everything.
Dow2 dec hero anti everything melee 2 hero_anti_everything_melee_2 Melee hero, very effective against everything.
Dow2 dec hero anti everything ranged hero_anti_everything_ranged Ranged hero, effective against everything.
Dow2 dec hero anti everything ranged 2 aoe hero_anti_everything_ranged_2_aoe Ranged hero, effective against everything, area-of-effect attack.

Squad decoratorsEdit

Decorator Name Meaning
Dow2 dec anti infantry ranged  anti_infantry_ranged Basic ranged unit, effective against infantry.
Dow2 dec anti infantry ranged 2  anti_infantry_ranged_2 Strong ranged unit, very effective against infantry.
Dow2 dec anti infantry ranged aoe anti_infantry_ranged_aoe Ranged unit, effective against infantry. Has an AoE attack.
Dow2 dec anti infantry melee anti_infantry_melee  Basic melee unit, effective against infantry.
Dow2 dec anti infantry melee 2  anti_infantry_melee_2  Strong melee unit, very effective against infantry.
Dow2 dec anti vehicle ranged anti_vehicle_ranged Ranged unit, very effective against vehicles.
Dow2 dec suppression suppression Ranged suppression unit, very effective against infantry.
Dow2 dec grenade grenade Grenadier unit, effective against infantry.
Dow2 dec sniper sniper Sniper unit, effective against infantry.
Dow2 dec anti everything melee anti_everything_melee Melee unit, effective against everything.
Dow2 dec anti everything melee 2 anti_everything_melee_2 Strong melee unit, very effective against everything.
Dow2 dec anti everything ranged anti_everything_ranged Ranged unit, effective against everything.
Dow2 dec anti everything ranged 2 aoe anti_everything_ranged_2_aoe Strong ranged unit, very effective against everything. Has an AoE attack.

Upgrade decoratorsEdit

Decorator Name Meaning
Dow2 dec upgrade detector upgrade_detector Unit detects infiltrated units.
Dow2 dec upgrade enhanced upgrade_enhanced Unit has an unspecified upgrade.
Dow2 dec upgrade flame upgrade_flame Unit has a flamer.
Dow2 dec upgrade grenade upgrade_grenade Unit has frag or plasma grenades.
Dow2 dec upgrade jump upgrade_jump Unit is jump infantry (e.g., Assault Squad).
Dow2 dec upgrade missile upgrade_missile Unit has an anti-vehicle upgrade.
Dow2 dec upgrade setup upgrade_setup Unit has a set-up weapon (e.g., Devastator Marine Squad).
Dow2 dec upgrade sniper upgrade_sniper Unit has a sniper weapon.
Dow2 dec upgrade grenade detector upgrade_grenade_detector Unit has grenades and detects infiltrated units.
Dow2 dec upgrade grenade jump upgrade_grenade_jump Unit is jump infantry and has grenades.
Dow2 dec upgrade jump enhanced upgrade_jump_enhanced Unit is jump infantry and has an unspecified upgrade.
Dow2 dec upgrade jump flame upgrade_jump_flame Unit is jump infantry and has a flame weapon.
Dow2 dec upgrade setup enhanced upgrade_setup_enhanced Unit has a set-up weapon and unspecified upgrade.

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