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    Wargear Guide by Sturnn

    Version: 1.3 | Updated: 11/25/07 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    ==             Commander Wargear FAQ         ==
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    ==                   by Sturnn               ==
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    ==                  Version 1.3              ==
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    ==      email: delta_alpha9@hotmail.com      == 
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    This Faq is for 
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade
    
    - legal - 
    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for 
    personal, private use.It may not be placed on any web site or 
    otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. 
    Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public 
    display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.
    
    If you would like to use this on your site feel free to email me.
    My email is at the top and bottem of the page
    
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    Contents        
    1   Guide Description
    1.1 Guide Version
    2   How to earn wargear
    3   Leaders/Commanders
    3.1 Chaos Lord
    3.2 Elder Commander
    3.3 Imperial Gaurd General
    3.4 Necron Lord
    3.5 Ork War Boss
    3.6 Space Marinse Force Commander
    3.7 Tau Commander
    4   Other
    4.1 Skirmish wargear mod
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    1- Guide Description
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    This is a simple guide which explains the commanders wargear upgrades 
    and the effects it has on him/her.
    
    note that you can only get wargear in the campaign by earning it unless 
    you download a mod which enables you to use wargear in skirmish game. 
    (check 'Skirmish wargear mod' section for more info located at the 
    bottem of the guide)
    
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    1.1- Guide Version 
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    Current version 3.1 - Last updated 25th Sunday, November 2007
    - Changed the layout of the text for easier reading.
    - Fixed spelling errors (my bad)
    
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    2- How to earn wargear
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    There are ten ways to earn wargear for your commander all of which 
    you'll get throughout the game. Each upgrades cost one point which you 
    earn at the end of a game if you complete 1 or more of the task listed 
    below. You can spend the points on whatever upgrade you want.
    
    3 to 1 kill ratio
    1 conquests
    5 conquests
    15 conquests
    2000 kills
    5000 kills
    3 defeated enemies
    1 successful defences
    3 successful defences
    5 successful defences
    
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    3- Leaders/Commanders
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    Each leader/commander has its own unique wargear. Apart from making 
    your commander look cool they also have positive and permanant effects.
    
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    3.1- Chaos Lord
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    Manreaper      - increases melee damage; replaces standard power sword
    
    Accursed       - increases melee damage; requires manreaper
    Crozius
    
    Plasma Pistol  - Increases ranged damage; replaces standard bolt pistol
    
    Melta Gun      - increases ranged damage; effective against 
                       buildings requires plasma pistol
    
    Helm Of Lorgar - reveals infiltarted units; increases melee damage 
                       and health
    
    Daemonic Armor - protects against melee attacks; greatly increases 
                       health
    
    Daemonic       - increases damage and health
    Gauntlets 
    
    Runic Boots    - Grants immunity to knockdown; increases health
    
    Banner Of      - damages enemies morale; greatly increases health
    Chaos
    
    Daemonic       - choas lord permantly ascends to become the 
    Ascension        demon prince; requires all other wargear
    
    
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    3.2- Elder Commander
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    Witchblade          - increases melee damage; 
                          relpaces standard power sword
    
    Singing Spear       - increases melee damage; requires Witchblade
    
    Shuriken Pistol     - increases ranged damage; replaces standard pistol
                           
    
    Twin Shuriken       - increases ranged damage; requires Shuriken Pistol
    Pistol                       
    
    Ghosthelm           - increases ability recharge rate and health
    
    Wraithbone Armor    - increases Health
    
    Gauntlets Of Isha   - increases ability recharge rate and health
    
    Runes Of Warding    - protects against ranged attacks; increases health
    
    Runes Of Witnessing - reveals infiltrated enemies; 
                          increases ability recharge rate
    
    Rune Aura           - increases regeneration of farseer and nearby 
                          allies
    
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    3.3- Imperial Guard General
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    Master-Crafted      - increases melee damage;  
    Power claws           replaces standard power claws
    
    Power Fists         - increases melee damage; 
                          requires Master-Crafted Power Claws
    
    Storm Bolter        - increases ranged damage; replaces standard bolter
    
    Plasma Pistol       - increases ranged damage; requires storm bolter
    
    Targeting Optics    - reveals infiltrated units and increases damage 
                          of ranged attacks
    
    Carapace Pauldrons  - protects against ranged attacks; increases health
    
    Carapace Chest      - protects against ranged attacks; 
    plate                 increases health
    
    Carapace Greaves    - increases movement speed and health
    
    Victory Sash        - increases morale of all gaurdsman squads 
                          and overall requisition rate
    
    Governor's Raiment  - adds squad and vehicle cap; 
                          allows kasrkin bodygaurds in command squad
    
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    3.4- Necron Lord
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    Skinning Blades   - increases melee damage and moral loss
    
    Reaping Blades    - increases melee damage; requires skinning blades
    
    Necrontyr Sigils  - increases ranged attacks
    
    Guass Flayer      - increases ranged attacks; requires necrontyr sigils
    
    Death Mask        - Reveals infiltraited units, increases health
    
    Reinforced Body   - reduces damage from melee; greatly increases health
    
    Mantle of Doom    - increases health and moral; 
                        requires reinforced body
    
    Heart of Darkness - increases health regeneration
    
    Death Grip        - Increases damage and health 
    
    Death shroud      - increases speed; reduces damage from ranged attacks
    
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    3.5- Ork War Boss                     
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    *ignore the spelling, these are how the orks spell and say their gear*
    
    Bigga Claw       - increseas melee damage; replaces standard claw
    
    Mega Claw        - increases melee damage; requires bigga claw
    
    Kustom Shoota    - increases ranged damage; replaced standard shoota
    
    Mega Blasta      - increases ranged damage; requires kustom shoota
    
    Big Horns        - increases melee damage and health
    
    Red Iron Gob     - increases melee damage and health
    
    Mega 'Eavy Armor - greatly increases health
    
    Fasta Legz       - increases speed and health
    
    Skullz           - damages enemy moral; increases health
    
    Boss Pole        - increases ork population, vehicle cap and health
    
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    3.6- Space Marinse Force Commander
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    Alexian's Blade    - increases melee damage; replaces chainsword
    
    Demonhammer        - increases melee damage, effective against Daemons; 
                         requires alexian's blade
    
    Plasma Pistol      - increases ranged damage; replaces bolt pistol
    
    Melta gun          - increases ranged damage; 
                         effective against buildings requires plasma pistol
    
    Iron Halo          - protects against ranged attacks; incerases health
    
    Veteran's          - greatly increases health
    Pauldrons
    Azariah's Cincture - protects against melee attacks; increases health
    
    Champion's         - increases health and damage
    Gaunlets
    
    Custom Greaves     - increases speed and health
    
    Teleporter         - enables short range teleportation
    
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    3.7- Tau Commander
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    Flamer          - additional weapon; effective against infantry
    
    Fusion Blaster  - increases ranged damage, effective against vehicles 
                      and buildings ;replaces burst cannon;
    
    Plasma Rifle    - effective against all units; replaces fusion blaster
    
    Missile Pods    - additional weapon; effective against vehicles
    
    Advanced Sensor - reveals infiltraited units; increases health
    Array
    
    Iridium Armor   - reduces damage from all attacks; increases health
    
    Jetpack         - enables long jump capability
    
    Stealth Field   - enables infiltration 
    
    Shield Drone    - draws enemy fire; can be trained by the commander
    
    Gun Drone       - effective against infantry; requires shield drone
    
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    4- Other
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    All content is updated if and when required.
    If you have seen something that is wrong or would like to suggest 
    something please tell me via Email, I look at all emails and respond 
    to them and will look forward to reading yours. 
    
    Email: delta_alpha9@hotmail.com
    
    A special thank you to ciaran forrest for helping me out with the FAQ
    
    Trivia: 
    
    Alexian's Blade is named after its former user brother-captain Alexian, 
    A spamce marine part of the Warhammer universe, but he is not 
    mentioned in the game.
    
    The Manreaper was previously used by the Chaos Space Marine commander 
    in the first Dawn of War game.
    
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    4.1- Skirmish wargear mod
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    The mod which allows you upgrade your commander with wargear is
    available here following the link:
    http://dawnofwar.filefront.com/file/Commander_Wargear_Mod;72542
    It was created by TheClone and worth checking out. Enjoy !