Dark Eldar Haemonculi are masters of pain and agony, no form of suffering is unknown to them. They proclaim that the infliction of this is one of the highest arts, if not the highest, and gleefully create choruses of screams and wails of agony whilst taking delight in every aspect of the discomfort of anyone unfortunate enough to fall under their blades. Haemonculi are also known as master manipulators of flesh, able to create horrific monstrosities and regenerate Dark Eldar slain in battle, provided enough of the body remains. Because of this, dark eldar of status will often make pacts with haemonculi, promising them fresh captives for their cruel art in exchange for medical treatment, biological enhancements, and even being brought back from the dead. Like most Dark Eldar groups they form into factions, known as Haemonculi Covens.
Haemonculi are known for carrying strange but lethal wargear unique to them. Some of this wargear is impossible to obtain even by Archons.
Some Haemonculi prefer close combat over ranged combat. These Haemonculi might equip themselves with scissorhands, Animus Vitae or with more common weapons such as Venom Blades, power weapons, Agonisers, Electrocorrosive Whips, Husk Blades or Mindphase Gauntlets and might be accompanied by their own nightmarish creations known as Wracks or bulky Grotesques as a retinue. Haemonculi who prefer ranged combat over close combat (as it may be a too ordinary way to generate pain) can be equipped with Liquifier Guns, Hexrifles or Stinger Pistols.
As every Haemonculi is old, perverse, and cunning, they carry some "dirty tricks" in their tainted sleeves. Having access to arcane wargear of the Dark Eldar they might possess some really dreadful weapons such as:
- Archangel of Pain
- Casket of Flensing
- Crucible of Malediction
- Dark Gate
- Orb of Despair
- Vexator mask
- Webway portal
Haemonculi also employ many gruesome machines and minions in battle. Though often Wracks and Grotesques do much of their dirty work, Haemonculi consider Engines of Pain to be the pinnacle of their art.
Haemonculi form themselves into factions known as Haemonculi Covens. There are ten Covens known by name at the moment. Perhaps the most notable Haemonculi Coven is The Prophets of Flesh which was recently sighted in the Tau Empire during the War of Dark Revelations.
- Urien Rakarth - Master Haemonculus of The Prophets of Flesh
- Gruemeneal - A Haemonculus of the Kabal of the Black Heart featured in Dawn of War: Soulstorm.
|HQ||Archon • Haemonculus • Haemonculus Ancient • Succubus|
|Elites||Grotesques • Hekatrix Bloodbrides • Incubi • Kabalite Trueborn • Mandrakes • Wracks|
Harlequins (Not Dark Eldar)
|Troops||Kabalite Warriors • Wyches • (Wracks)|
|Fast Attack||Beastmasters • Hellions • Reavers • Scourge|
|Heavy Support||Cronos Parasite Engine • Ravager • Razorwing Jetfighter • Talos Pain Engine • Voidraven Bomber|
|Transports||Raider • Venom|
|Special Characters||Asdrubael Vect (HQ) • Drazhar, Master of Blades (HQ) • Kheradruakh, the Decapitator (HQ) • Lelith Hesperax (HQ) • Lady Malys (HQ) • Baron Sathonyx (HQ) • Urien Rakarth (HQ) • Duke Sliscus (HQ)|