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Battle Sister Squad
Infantry
Dow battlesistersquad icon Dow2 dec anti infantry ranged Faction Sisters of Battle Health 290 Buy Reinf.
Tier 1 Morale 300 Dow req 140 35
Built by Adepta Sororitas Conv. Sight radius 25 Dow pow
Armor Infantry Heavy Medium Detect radius 0 Dow squ 2
Mass 18 Speed 16 Dow veh
Model count 4/10 Build time 16 6
Versatile squad that are the workhorse of the Sisters of Battle. Can be upgraded with Flamers and Heavy Bolters. Data version: 1.2.0

The Battle Sister Squad is the basic ranged infantry of the Sisters of Battle in Dawn of War: Soulstorm.

DescriptionEdit

  • Class: Heavy infantry
  • Role: Versatile

Just like the Tactical Squad is the back bone of the Space Marines, the Battle Sisters serve as the main basic troops for the Sisters of Battle.

  • Flamers have short range and moderate damage, but will quickly wreck enemy morale, making infantry very ineffective.
  • Heavy bolters have long range and great damage against infantry, but cannot be fired while moving and require a short setup time to fire.

There are several global upgrades that apply to Battle Sister Squads.

Instead of the Space Marine's frag grenades, the battle Sisters use Phosphorous grenades which sets units ablaze and gradually wounds and decreases morale to any enemy squad affected by this. This goes along with the Sororitas' preference toward "purifying" flame and melta weaponry.


Battle Sister SquadEdit

"All but the faithful shall perish"

The holy avengers of the Emperor's glory, Battle Sisters cause dread in the souls of sinners across the vast galaxy. Highly trained and adaptable to the changing conditions of the battlefield, the Battle Sisters have access to a broad range of weapon upgrades and are more than a match for any Infantry and Heavy Infantry units that dares stand against them.

TacticsEdit

Battle Sister Squads are a vital part of any Sisters of Battle force at all levels. While not as strong as comparable infantry, Battle Sisters even the odds by breaking enemy morale or using Acts of Faith. With Flamers and Phosphor Grenades Battle Sisters can quickly devastate enemy morale. To ensure that Battle Sisters morale does not break (thereby returning the advantage to the enemy), make use of the Seraphim Squad's Angelic Visage ability and Laud Hailers from buildings and Rhino Transports.

In Tier 1 building a Pristine Sanctuary to access Flamers is essential. Missionaries are the ideal accompaniment to a Battle Sisters squad, as they will no longer be able to be independently targeted and can provide healing with Lay Hands. Against melee units be sure to dance your Battle Sisters and break their morale before they can engage.

In Tier 2 Battle Sisters can be used for early anti-vehicle attacks if an attached Missionary uses Emperor's Touch. They also gain access to both Heavy Bolters and an increase in Heavy Weaponry. Generally you should have more squads with Flamers than Heavy Bolters, with no mixing in a squad due to the vastly different nature of the two weapons. Battle Sisters lacking an accompanying Missionary are a good choice for Heavy Bolters, as their reduced survivability requires them to be kept further from the battle. Battle Sisters, however, fully equipped with Flamers makes them the fastest means to instantly demoralize enemies. Bear this in mind because the Sisters of Battle specialize more in breaking and restoring morale in comparison to other races.

In Tier 3 and beyond Battle Sisters become less important as Sister Repentia Squads and Immolators usurp their roles as front line infantry and morale breakers, respectively. They remain useful and by no means should be fazed out, but they cannot be relied on as the main body of your force like the more versatile Space Marine Squads can.

If a heavy weapon upgrade is started and then Emperor's Touch is used on the squad before the weapon upgrade is complete, the added heavy weapon will be removed once the Emperor's Touch ability ends. This also permanently lowers the maximum number of heavy weapon upgrades. Using Emperor's Touch again will reset the counter and allow the heavy weapon to be added.

When engaging massed enemy units, a Battle Sister squad using Acts of Faith: Emperor's Touch may attack a little bit from behind allied units as Emperor's Touch itself has medium range. Use this to prevent that specific Battle Sister squad from being targeted by enemies and killing them before the Emperor's Touch pays off. You may also use this tactic with a Battle Sister squad upgraded with Heavy Bolters and use Sister Repentia squads with Divine Retribution to ensure their safety and all-out damage output.


Base weaponsEdit

Battle Sisters are equipped with a Bolter and a Knife, making them balanced at range and weak at close combat.

Ranged attacks are good against Infantry, Heavy Infantry, Light Buildings (Listening Posts, turrets, standard generators, mine fields) and Medium Daemons at range ; but, due to weak Base Damage, they have an edge only on Imperial Guardsmen Lasguns and Eldar guns (Guardians'  Shuriken Platforms and Rangers' Long Rifles). A full members squad (10 units) rarely matches a full ennemy ranged squad.

Melee attacks are simply weak, being only stronger than Eldars (Guardians, Rangers, Dark Reapers), and so should be avoided.

Bolter
Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 6.2 7.6 6.9 6.2 6.9 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 5.5 3.0 3.0 5.5 3.0 2.4 4 10 13 2.5
With Leadership: 8.1 9.9 9.0 8.1 9.0 4.6 3.0 4.6 3.0 3.0 7.2 3.0 3.0 7.2 3.0 2.4 4 13 19 2.5
With Wargear: Psyocculum: 8.4 10.3 9.3 8.4 9.3 4.7 3.0 4.7 3.0 3.0 7.4 3.0 3.0 7.4 3.0 2.4 4 13.5 17.6 2.5
With Leadership + Wargear: Psyocculum: 10.9 13.3 12.1 10.9 12.1 6.1 3.0 6.1 3.0 3.0 9.7 3.0 3.0 9.7 3.0 2.4 4 17.6 22.8 2.5

Cost Default Weapon Range 25 Setup Time None
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 60% Refire Rate 0.5 s
Area of Effect None Requires Nothing
Notes Wargear: Psyocculum increases the Bolter's range to 30.                        
Knife
Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 4.6 6.3 4.6 4.6 4.6 3.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 4.6 1.6 1.6 4.6 1.6 1.6 5 15 20 2.5
With Leadership: 6.0 8.2 6.0 6.0 6.0 4.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 6.0 1.6 1.6 6.0 1.6 1.6 5 19.5 26 2.5

Cost Default Weapon Range Melee Setup Time None
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 65% Refire Rate 1 s
Area of Effect None Requires Nothing


UpgradesEdit

Squad and weaponryEdit

These upgrades can be purchased from squad's menu. They remains until the beneficiary unit dies ; if so, the unit and/or the upgrade has to be purchased again.


ReinforcementEdit

DoW-Reinforcement Icon
After a 6-seconds delay, adds a Battle Sister in the squad, at the cost of 35 / 0. Limited to 10 Sisters (not including eventually rattached unit nor Veteran Superior ; thus, the squad can be composed of 12 units at maximum). Shorcut : R.



Veteran SuperiorEdit

Sisters leader battle sisters
Adds a Tiers 2 leader to the squad. Powerful melee unit on her own, upgraded (Inferno Pistol, Power Sword) or not (Bolt Pistol, Chainsword), she also permanently boosts her squad's Morale and damages through her innate, permanent and non-visible Leadership passive (used in weapon charts), until of course she dies.
Veteran Superior Hotkey: L
Cost 6010  Build Time 12 s
Requirements Ecclesiarchal Cathedral
Effects
  • +100 Maximum Morale, +1 Morale Regeneration.
  • Increases the squad's weapon damage by 30%.

Bolt Pistol, Inferno Pistol, Chainsword and Power sword values are missing


FlamerEdit

Sisters flamer icon

Exchange a Sister's Bolter for a Flamer, making her attacks have an AoE and boosted Morale damage. The main goal is to break ennemy's Morale, which makes him loose a huge 80% of his accuracy ; otherwise, damages are rather similar to standard Bolter, but with an AoE. Squad can only have 3 special weapons, including whatever combination of Flamers AND Heavy Bolters. Limit can be increased to 5 with Heavy Weapons Upgrade research.

Flamer Hotkey: F
Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 11.5 16.1 11.5 13.8 10.4 6.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 8.1 4.6 2.0 6.9 2.0 12 12 10 13 1
With Leadership: 15.0 20.9 15.0 17.9 13.5 9.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 10.5 6.0 2.0 9.0 2.0 12 12 13 16.9 1
With Wargear: Psyocculum: 15.5 21.7 15.5 18.6 14.0 9.3 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 10.9 6.2 2.0 9.3 2.0 12 12 13.5 17.6 1
With Leadership + Wargear: Psyocculum: 20.2 28.3 20.2 24.2 18.3 12.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 14.2 8.1 2.0 12.1 2.0 12 12 17.6 22.8 1

Cost 3010  Range 25 Setup Time 0 s
Build Time 12 s Accuracy 100% Refire Rate 0.5 s
Area of Effect Range 10 in a 20 degree arc Requires Pristine Sanctuary
Notes Reduces the target's health by 1 every second for 8 s (does not stack) and have 70% accuracy on the move.                                                                                                                                                                                             



Heavy BolterEdit

Sisters heavy bolter icon
Exchange a Sister's Bolter for a Tiers 2 Heavy Bolter, greatly increasing her range and damages, but forcing her to stand still in order to use it. Squad can only have 3 special weapons, including whatever combination of Heavy Bolter AND Flamers. Limit can be increased to 5 with Heavy Weapons Upgrade research.
Heavy Bolter Hotkey: H
Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 30.9 30.9 30.9 27.8 24.8 12.4 6.2 3.8 3.8 6.2 12.4 6.2 3.8 24.8 3.8 9.4 10 31 35 2
With Leadership: 40.2 40.2 40.2 36.1 32.2 16.1 8.1 3.8 3.8 8.1 16.1 8.1 3.8 32.2 3.8 9.4 10 40.3 45.5 2
With Wargear: Psyocculum: 41.7 41.7 41.7 37.5 33.5 16.7 8.4 3.8 3.8 8.4 16.7 8.4 3.8 33.5 3.8 9.4 10 41.9 47.3 2
With Leadership + Wargear: Psyocculum: 54.2 54.2 54.2 48.8 43.5 21.8 10.9 3.8 3.8 10.9 21.8 10.9 3.8 43.5 3.8 9.4 10 54.4 61.4 2

Cost 3510  Range 35 Setup Time 2 s
Build Time 12 s Accuracy 75% Refire Rate 0.4 s
Area of Effect None Requires Pristine Sanctuary and Ecclesiarchal Cathedral



ResearchesEdit

Once these upgrades have been purchased from research buildings, they are definitively acquired and applies to all units who can benefit from it.

Heavy Weapon Increase

Sisters max weapons research icon
Heavy Weapon Increase Hotkey: D
Cost 75 / 75  Research Time 20 s
Researched From Pristine Sanctuary
Requires Ecclesiarchal Cathedral
Effects Increases the maximum number of weapon upgrades from 3 to 5 for Battle Sisters.

Wargear: Blessed Ammunition

Research blessed ammo
Wargear: Blessed Ammunition Hotkey: B
Cost 100 / 75 Research Time 45 s
Researched From Pristine Sanctuary
Requires Nothing
Effects Reduces the damage reduction from cover enemy units receive by 50% when attacking with the Bolt Pistols, Bolters, and Heavy Bolters used by the Missionary, Battle Sister Squad, Veteran Superior4, Seraphim Squad, Seraphim Veteran Superior, Celestian Squad, Celestian Veteran Superior, Canoness, Confessor, and Rhino Transport.

Wargear: Blessed ArmorEdit

Sisters Research infantry health icon
Wargear: Blessed Armor Hotkey: C
Cost 100 / 50 Research Time 45 s
Researched From Pristine Sanctuary
Requires Ecclesiarchal Cathedral
Effects

Wargear: Chaplet EcclesiasticusEdit

SB faith1 icon
Wargear: Chaplet Ecclesiasticus Hotkey: H
Cost 125 / 50 Research Time 35 s
Researched From Holy Reliquary
Requires Nothing
Effects

Heart of Worship ResearchEdit

SM faith2 icon
(Evolution of the previous upgrade)
Heart of Worship Research Hotkey: H
Cost 165 / 75  Research Time 35 s
Researched From Holy Reliquary
Requires
Effects

Wargear: Inferno PistolEdit

Sisters research inferno pistol icon
(Only for Superior Veteran)
Wargear: Inferno Pistol Hotkey: I
Cost 50 / 30 Research Time 30 s
Researched From Pristine Sanctuary
Requires Nothing
Effects Replaces the Bolt Pistol of the Canoness, Confessor, Veteran Superior, Seraphim Veteran Superior, and Celestian Veteran Superior with an Inferno Pistol.

Wargear: Phosphor GrenadesEdit

Sisters research phosphor grenades icons
Wargear: Phosphor Grenades Hotkey: G
Cost 25 / 75 Research Time 35 s
Researched From Adepta Sororitas Convent
Requires Pristine Sanctuary
Effects Allows Battle Sister Squads to use Phosphor Grenades.

Wargear: Power WeaponsEdit

Sisters research leader melee 1 icon
(Only for Superior Veteran)
Wargear: Power Weapons Hotkey: P
Cost 50 / 20 Research Time 30 s
Researched From Pristine Sanctuary
Requires Nothing
Effects

Wargear: Master-Crafted WeaponsEdit

Sisters research leader melee 2 icon
(Evolution of the previous upgrade, only for Superior Veteran)
Wargear: Master-Crafted Weapons Hotkey: P
[1] Cost 50 / 20 Research Time 30 s
Researched From Pristine Sanctuary,
Requires Ecclesiarchal Cathedral, Wargear: Power Weapons
Effects

Wargear: Psyocculum

Research infantry range
Wargear: Psyocculum Hotkey: Y
Cost 150 / 50 Research Time 45 s
Researched From Pristine Sanctuary
Requires Ecclesiarchal Citadel
Effects

AbilitiesEdit

Phosphor GrenadesEdit

Sisters phosphor grenades
Phosphor Grenades Hotkey: G
[2] Requires Wargear: Phosphor Grenades
Target Types Any enemy Infantry, Heavy Infantry, Commanders, and Daemons
Range 25
Area of effect 6 Cooldown time 75 s
Effects Does mild knockback (15-20 force). Units hit by the grenade are set ablaze and suffer 9 points of physical damage and 5 points of morale damage every second for 7 seconds.
Damage Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High Morale Min Max Min.D
18-22.5 18-22.5 18-22.5 18-22.5 20-25 20-25 - - - - - - - 20-25 20-25 25 20 25 1


AttachmentEdit

Battle Sisters Squads can be joined by a Missonary, the Canonness or the Confessor.


MissionaryEdit

Dow missionary icon
Missionary provides stealth detection and a moderate melee fighter to Battle Sister Squad. His main interests are his abilities, which all applies on the entire squad he's rattached to : he can heal the squad with Lay Hands on Tiers 1, greatly boost entire squad firepower with Emperor's Touch Bolter on Tiers 2, and making squad immune to damage and even retaliate damages on Tiers 3 ; assuming the player has enough Faith and Holy Icons to do so.


Lay HandsEdit

Lay hands icon
Act of Faith: Lay Hands Hotkey: H
Requires Nothing
Target Types Self
Range None
Area of effect Entire squad Cooldown time 90 s
Cost 15 Faith Points
Effects Increases the health regeneration of the squad by 20 for 20 s.

Emperor's TouchEdit

Emperors touch icon
Act of Faith: Emperor's Touch Hotkey: P
Requires Act of Faith: Emperor's Touch Research
Target Types Self
Range None
Area of effect Entire squad Cooldown time 180 s
Cost 50 Faith Points
Effects Grants the Emperor's Touch Bolter to the Missionary and his attached squad for 20 s. When active it is the only ranged weapon that fires and temporarily overrides the other ranged weapons of the Missionary and the attached squad.
Emperor's Touch Bolter
Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 21.9 21.9 21.9 21.9 17.5 17.5 21.9 19.7 15.3 21.9 17.5 13.1 8.9 21.9 17.5 5.0 8.0 30 40 2
With Leadership: 28.4 28.4 28.4 28.4 22.8 22.8 28.4 25.6 19.9 28.4 22.8 17.1 11.4 28.4 22.8 5.0 8.0 39 52 2

Cost See Act of Faith: Emperor's Touch Range 40 Setup Time 0 s
Build Time See Act of Faith: Emperor's Touch Accuracy 100% Refire Rate 0.8 s
Area of Effect 0 Requires Activated Act of Faith: Emperor's Touch
Notes This weapon has 50% accuracy when firing while moving

Divine RetributionEdit

Divine retribution icon
Divine Retribution Hotkey: D
[3] Requires Act of Faith: Divine Retribution Research
Target Types Self
Range None
Area of effect Entire squad Cooldown time 180 s
Cost 70 Faith Points
Effects Causes 25 retaliation damage in the form of brimstone raining down on any unit that damages the Missionary or his attached squad. Lasts for 15 s.


CanonnessEdit

Dow sm canoness icon
Canonnes adds a great melee fighter, a Morale boost and a Morale regeneration boost to the squad. Her two Acts of Faith (Purifying Light and Ascension) does not appply to the squad, unlike the Missionary ones.



ConfessorEdit

Dow sm confessor icon
Confessor gives a very powerful melee fighter, a stealth detection and a slight 15% speed boost (not limited to the squad, but in a radius 15 from Confessor) to the squad. His two Acts of Faith (Emperor's Wrath and Holy Edict) are direct attacks against ennemies, thus don't apply to the squad, unlike the Missionary ones.


Additional linksEdit

Source : http://web.archive.org/web/20100810083900/http://wiki.reliccommunity.com/index.php?title=Battle_Sister_Squad

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