It’s barely been a week since Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 3 was released and fans of the title are already taking to the forums to vent their frustration on the difficulty of the final mission when playing on hard mode. Destroying the Daemon can be tricky if you aren’t prepared, but in its simplest sense, it all comes down to using the right abilities at the right time. Let’s go into some more detail.
Abilities to Keep an Eye Out For
On hard mode, the Daemon will regularly teleport away from melee range. A pesky trick that can be used to your advantage.
2. Waves of Fire
The Daemon can regularly fly in, spawning a large wall of fire in its wake. Don’t even think about going near it.
At regular intervals, the sacrificial fountain will appear at the top of the arena and the Daemon will continue to regenerate its health until you intercept the ritual.
While not a skill in the traditional sense, these despicable things can make your life a living hell. Get rid of them ASAP.
1. Macha’s Spear and Stasis
Both of these abilities are useful in interrupting fire attacks and stopping the Daemon in its tracks. Remember them.
2. Gabriel’s Arrow Deflection
This is a handy ability to use in a few tight situation as well as keeping your units alive.
3. AoE and Burst Abilities
Everyone has access to these. Keeping a tab on all of them as chaining attacks will help to ensure victory.
Tips For Defeating the Daemon
Before you do anything else, remember to save your progress after each phase. Before the final confrontation, you will face the Daemon on two other occasions, and while they aren’t as challenging, you don’t want to risk starting the mission again.
Once you’ve made it to the final area, focus your attention on those bloodletters. If the Daemon is causing havoc, abuse Macha’s abilities to keep it under control and take care of the bloodletters. They are incredibly irritating so fuse abilities together and nuke the hell out of them — if you have to — as your Macha remain at a safe distance from the carnage. Pulling off perfect crowd control chains is the key here.
Repeating this cycle with the Daemon and Bloodletters will help, but you’ll also have to bear in mind that the fountain will eventually appear. Whenever the Daemon flies off, send everyone to the top of the map so they are ready to destroy the fountain if the ritual begins. You don’t want that hard work going to waste.
Be sure to make use of the medpacks on the battlefield. It’s stating the obvious, but it can be easy to forget about them if you’re too focused on obliterating everything in sight.
Finally, splitting up the three heroes is also a viable option. This is a useful tactic when taking flame waves into account. You don’t want the entire party affected by something that can be so easily avoided.
With all of these abilities and tips in mind, the final mission of Dawn of War 3 shouldn’t be as daunting as originally thought.
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