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Introducing the Necron Overlord, a brand new hero for the Last Stand mode of Warhammer® 40,000® Dawn of War® II: Retribution™ and Warhammer® 40,000® Dawn of War® II: The Last Stand Alone™.

The Overlords of the Necrons lead the legions into the carnage of war, commanding absolute authority over their subordinates. Armed with crackling warscythes and potent weaponry of ancient design, they dispatch their foes in flares of blinding energy.

Contemptuous of the lesser races, Overlords are utterly convinced of their own superiority, and act accordingly. Only those who prove themselves worthy, by showing courage and skill at arms, might earn a quick death. For all others, agony and humiliation await.

Bringing a fresh playstyle to the battlefield, the Necron Overlord can be played as long-raged fast firing “battlecruiser” or as area-of-effect melee expert. A full complement of wargear supports either style of play.

The signature ability of the Necron Overlord allows him to summon the god-like Nightbringer Shard to the battlefield, part of a ancient star deity that can rain destruction on all the Overlord’s enemies.

Key Features

  • 31 pieces of wargear
  • 14 active new and unique abilities
  • 2 new achievements
  • 17 traits
  • 20 levels of progression

Wargear


  • Glyph of Tombs
    Once the guardians of massive stasis-tombs, with the awakening, the grim Canoptek Spyders have joined the legions of deathless on the field, providing critical repairs, scavenging material, and when necessary, eviscerating enemies.
    Additional Energy is bestowed upon the Overlord for bearing this glyph.

  • Glyph of the Star Gods
    The C'tan all share a common trait of uncommon cruelty. They demand fealty and worship, sometimes offering small boons to their followers. Increased energy regeneration is granted to the bearer of this glyph.

  • Glyph of the Wraith
    Nightmarish in appearance, Canoptek Wraiths traverse any battlefield with ease, bringing terror and death to their enemies. This glyph grants increased movment speed to the Overlord.

  • Glyph of Living Metal
    Crypteks often seek to improve on existing Necron technology where they can. This glyph provides additional Health and Health Regeneration.

  • Glyph of the Reclaimer
    The bearer of this ancient and terrible glyph is capable of draining the Health of nearby enemies. The Overlord receives a large boost to Health Regeneration based on the number of enemies within range.

  • Glyph of the Tireless Harvest
    Upon awakening from the Great Sleep, it is not uncommon for Lords and Overlords to have lost a significant portion of their previous personalities or even sanity. Worlds and civilizations unfortunate enough to be situated near the stasis-crypts of such a master often fall under the terrible scythes of these reckless horrors.
    A reduction in all ability cooldowns is granted to the bearer of this glyph.

  • Glyph of the Implacable
    There are many in the Imperium who believe the Necron threat to be unstoppable. While they may overestimate the organizational capabilities of these ancient warriors, they are wise to be wary and may save their own lives for thinking so. This stoic glyph grants additional Armor Rating.

  • Mindshackle Scarabs
    Necrons seek to either destroy or enslave. When destruction is not desired and a planet continues to defy them, Mindshackle Scarabs are often used. It is unknown how many worlds have simply laid down their arms in the face of overwhelming power or have been the victim of these mind-altering creatures.
    Mindshackle scarabs turn a foe against his or her allies for a period of time.

  • Nanoscarabs
    In addition to the already significant regenerative properties of the Necrodermis, Nanoscarabs can make the Overlord nearly invincible to minor damage.

  • Nightmare Shroud
    Upon activation, the mind-twisting effects of the Nightmare Shroud immediately begin to take hold. Weak-minded enemies are sent fleeing in terror as their thoughts are violently invaded.

  • Phase Shifter
    Ancient Necron Crypteks perfected the art of 'flickering' in and out of reality, using it on a number of their more terrifying machines of war. A personal Phase Shifter allows the Overlord to instantly skip short distances, either to close in on a foe or to escape danger.

  • Phylactory
    Hundreds of spider-like machines are housed within a scarab-shaped charm and instantly released to repair the bearer's wounds if he would take a fatal blow.

  • Monolithic Diadem
    Perhaps most emblematic of the Necron is the Monolith. Towering above the battlefield, even a single instance of these ponderous engines of war is often enough to sow fear and prompt swift subjugation. Part transport and part battlecruiser, the Monolith leaves only doom in its wake.
    Found within the antechamber of a wrecked Monolith, this Diadem reduces the energy requirements of all the Overlord's abilities.

  • Diadem of the Nemesor
    The honorific of Nemesor is granted to the commanding noble of a particular campaign and is used to temporarily unite disparate Dynasties and armies of the Necrons into a single powerful and efficient force.
    This diadem grants improved combat prowess beyond the Overlord's already substantial abilities.

  • Diadem of Reanimation
    The most feared of Necron traits is, without a doubt, Reanimation. Many Imperial accounts of battles with the Necrons tell of an unwitting soldier moving on to another foe only to be slain from behind by the one previously felled.
    The Overlord is able to self-revive after a short duration if he becomes incapacitated.

  • Technomancer's Diadem
    Necron weaponry is not fully understood by anyone except the most elite of Necron technomancers, known as Crypteks. Weaving living metal and energy takes untold lifetimes to master.

  • Tachyon Diadem
    Tachyon technology is highly intricate and precise. This projector's sliver-like projectiles are transformed from inert metal shards to unstoppable bolts of energy in an instant.

  • Raiment of Resurrection
    A Resurrection Orb is capable of raising allies from near fatal injuries. This ancient and powerful device is an iconic piece of technology and only wielded by members of the Necron Regency.

  • Raiment of the Tesseract
    Tesseract Labyrinths are essentially dimensional pylons that can be used to imprison or bind beings within their inescapable walls. Unassuming in nature, these ancient devices are highly valued and sought after by the lesser races.
    When active, the Tesseract Labyrinth locks enemies in place, leaving them vulnerable to attacks.

  • Raiment of the Nightbringer
    Sadistic and unimaginably cruel, the C'tan known as the 'Nightbringer' was the oldest and most powerful of his kind. When the Necrons finally bested the star god millions of years ago, it was broken into thousands of shards. These shards still contain vast power and were bound within Tesseract Labyrinths for use in only the most dire of circumstances.
    When released, the Nightbringer's presence disrupts and damages enemies nearby.

  • Doomsday Edge
    Although the Book of Mournful Night, housed deep within the Eldar Black Library, chronicles the eventual doom of the Necrontyr people to the Deceiver's guile, there were clear advantages to immortality. Now, millions of years after their Great Sleep begin, some Necron Crypteks and astromancers seek to undo what was wrought upon them by their own ambition.

  • Staff of the Obelisk
    Necron "Obelisks" are mortifying structures, often situated in the thickest of the fighting. Monstrous Canoptek Leeches are latched to its outer walls and rapidly repair any damage that it receives. For defense, four Tesla Spheres arc living lightning and can strike down multiple foes at a time making it an exceptionally potent anti-air battery.

  • Staff of the Phaeron
    Near the beginning of the perilous war with the C'tan, one Phaeron, Kabahkar, tasked the entirety of his loyal Crypteks with the construction of this particularly potent Staff of Light. Never satisfied, he had them toil away until the conflict's dying days. By the time of the Great Sleep, he wasn't once able to wield its powerful effects in battle against the star gods.

  • Celestial Staff
    After conquering Kronus and stopping the dormant Tombworld from fully awakening, the Blood Ravens took this unusual Staff of Light into their possession for examination. Contact with the investigative team was lost shortly thereafter.

  • Lance of Annihilation
    Unhinged masters of war, Destroyer Lords are of equal or greater power to any Lord or Overlord of the Necrons. The ranking nobility mainly seek to direct their unfettered bloodlust in battle.
    This particular weapon can unleash a barrage of energy, dealing massive damage in enemies caught in the area.

  • Voidreaper
    The Nekthyst Dynasty claims that this incredible weapon simply appeared in their crownworld's armory when the Nightbringer was finally smashed into submission. True or not, the Voidreaper is a sight to behold, capable of rendering the mightiest armor useless in a single blow.

  • Warscythe of Extinction
    The Overlord bearing this fearsome scythe may project a physical barrier of energy that prohibits movement. Previous owners have used this to corner enemies and slay them while their allies looked on helplessly.

  • Warscythe of the Phalanx
    The rank and file of the Necron forces are more than a match for even the most elite of the younger races. When assembled in formation, few forces can even begin to stem the onslaught of gauss fire and tireless determination.
    Kills made with this Warscythe deal additional damage in an area around the unfortunate foe.

  • Staff of Light
    Both a symbol of nobility and power, the Staff of Light sends supercharged bolts of energy at opponents. Additionally, it is a potent power weapon in melee combat.

  • Overlord's Diadem Passed on through their respective Dynasties, the Diadems of the Overlords are proudly treasured by their bearers as marks of timeless lineage and loyalty.

  • Raiment of the Overlord
    Ceremonial raiment of the most powerful of Necron nobility.

Abilities


  • Tachyon Arrow
    Fires a hyper-accelerated armor-piercing bolt at the target.

  • Immortal Reclamation
    Draw on immense inner power to sap the sentient energy of nearby enemies. This renders combat impossible but dramatically improves health regeneration.

  • Nanoscarab Repairs
    Instructs dormant nanoscarabs to begin repairing critical damage.

  • Resurrection Orb
    Unleash the ancient energy of the Resurrection Orb. Allies cannot be killed within its radius and will be revived when it fully activates if they were already incapacitated.

  • Phase Shift
    Phase out of reality and rematerialize a short distance away.

  • Tesseract Tomb
    Projects a pocket-dimensional labyrinth that traps and holds enemies firmly in its grasp while it is active.

  • Labyrinth of the Nightbringer
    Risk annihilation and allow the Nightbringer C'tan Shard to bring to bear its unfathomable power upon your enemies.

  • Voidblast
    Discharge energy from either the Staff of Light or Warscythe at a target, blasting it backwards and dealing damage.

  • Pitiless Strike
    Smash all nearby enemies with a stunning strike from the Doomsday Edge.

  • Mindshackle Scarabs
    Inflict mind-stealing scarabs into the target squad, causing it to fight for your cause for a duration.

  • Annihilation Barrage
    Multiple beams of scouring death strike in quick succession in a line from the targeted location.

  • Necrotic Barrier
    Project an impassible barrier that can halt an advance or re-route enemies. Enemies caught in the barrier as it materializes are knocked back.

  • Entropic Strike
    A hateful strike from the Voidreaper completely strips the armor of a target enemy and those nearby for a short duration.

  • Nightmare Shroud
    Fill the feeble minds of nearby enemies with courage-obliterating images of despair causing them to flee.

Achievements


  • The Red Harvest
    Complete 100 total waves as the Overlord.

  • Lord of Risen Doom
    Revive 2 Allies at a time (or 1 Ally and yourself) with the Resurrection Orb ability twice in a single game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium IV 3.2Ghz, or any dual core processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB Video Card using Shader Model 3 (Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT / ATI X1600)
    • Storage: 9 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Any Core 2 , Athlon X2, or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Card using Shader Model 3 (Nvidia GeForce 7800GT or any Nvidia GT200 series or better, ATI X1900 or any HD3600 series or better
    • Storage: 9 MB available space
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Very Positive (491 reviews)
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The Man Of Chaos
Posted: July 19
Product received for free
My best army in Dark Crusade gets their hero in The Last Stand at last! For those who are new to playing Necrons, they can be very overpowered if you're patient with them. Overlord takes some time to get his good equipment, but when he has it, he becomes more powerful than the Hive Tyrant!
(To anyone who didn't get the Necron Overlord during it's free period, I would say to wait until it goes on sale unless you have $10 that you don't have any use for. Same goes for the Tau commander. The power of both the Shas'O and the Overlord well make up for their current pricing, but waiting for them to be at least 50% off would be better if there are other things you wanna buy as well.)

I really do wish that more heroes (and possibly a new map or two) will be added to The Last Stand after Dawn of War III releases. I've made many friends and memories in this game, and it's clearly shown that it's still alive after five years. Dawn of War III might have the Blood Ravens battling the Orks and Eldar in beautiful HD environments with giant death machines and cover bubbles with the return of base building, but it could never replicate all the fun times I had with my friends, working together and killing stuff with our destructive champions of death, right here in The Last Stand of Dawn of War II Retribution.

If both of these games can coexist peacefully, Relic has my support all the way
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Sabine_Rose
Posted: July 17
Product received for free
Here is a question, where are the Sisters of battle and why aren't there any of these groups being brought into more then just Last stand.
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JetztGibts!
Posted: July 14
Product received for free
Relic be like: "I'm not EA, but 10 bucks are 10bucks."
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TrueWOPR
Posted: July 12
No. There is nothing fun about a character so stupidly overpowered you can literally make a party of 3, AFK for an hour, then return to find out you made it to and died on Wave 16.
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TGCMactar the commisar
Posted: July 4
very op hero:D
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Venom "Goodluck" Jonathan
Posted: June 27
Do you like not dying? Do you not like dying?
Are you interested in drawing the fire away from your team while not taking any damage at all? Does the prospect of taking on an entire platoon of Imperial Guardsmen with armored support spark your soul with excitement?

If you answered yes to any of these questions and/or you're a millions-of-years-old mechanical omnicidal construct, then the Necron Overlord is for you! Granted you'll have to work quite a bit to extreme overpoweredness, but invincibility is attainable within 5-7 (I think) levels.

A key part of the Necrons is patience. You'll be slow, but when you do make your way to your cursed target, it'll be like a massive party of slaughter and you're the host.

9/10, one of the only things I actually have against the Necron Overlord is his arbitrary vulnerability to Ork units, which seem to do much more damage than Imperial Guardsmen, Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, Literal Tanks, and the majority of the Blood Ravens honor guard.
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SpaceBuddy
Posted: June 18
Awesome RTS
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Black Knight
Posted: June 12
Product received for free
I got this when he was free i was happy cuz i love Necrons but then i found out he is $10 now i think that is bs cuz its really really unfair but if you where going to buy him he is good very over powered you don't even need to do anything till a really high round

But he is good i like him i would get him if i had like $10 just sitting there
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omnicrazzy
Posted: June 7
Product received for free
I got this during the giveaway.

TLDR: Good but not worth 10 dollars. Your millage may vary.

Necron Overlord is extremely tanky, and it can be a lot of fun to shrug off the kind of damage that other characters avoid. But he is also very slow, tied with the imperial guard general and hive tyrant for worst mobility. He also doesn't have as many options for dealing death, I mean sure he has various weapons and powers, but they all seem to be variations of 'kill a dude and you're also tougher' or 'Kill a dude and you regain energy faster'. They just don't have the same visual variety or playstyle variety of the ork, general, or space marine.

That being said... would you like to have 290 health, 260 armor, and your enemies have to kill you twice within 30 seconds to make it count? If you want to shout 'Shooting me only makes me stronger! I AM MADE OF BULLETS!' then you will likely enjoy the necron overlord.

But is it really worth 10 dollars? Let me put it to you this way: Undertale costs 10 dollars. Last Stand Alone costs 10 dollars. This is the sort of situation I wish Steam had a 'meh' button for, because while I think it's a fun adition, it's not worth 10 dollars. wait for a sale or skip entirely. Still a better deal than any of the DLC army skins.
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SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE
Posted: May 21
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
Posted: July 14
Product received for free
Relic be like: "I'm not EA, but 10 bucks are 10bucks."
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: July 19
Product received for free
My best army in Dark Crusade gets their hero in The Last Stand at last! For those who are new to playing Necrons, they can be very overpowered if you're patient with them. Overlord takes some time to get his good equipment, but when he has it, he becomes more powerful than the Hive Tyrant!
(To anyone who didn't get the Necron Overlord during it's free period, I would say to wait until it goes on sale unless you have $10 that you don't have any use for. Same goes for the Tau commander. The power of both the Shas'O and the Overlord well make up for their current pricing, but waiting for them to be at least 50% off would be better if there are other things you wanna buy as well.)

I really do wish that more heroes (and possibly a new map or two) will be added to The Last Stand after Dawn of War III releases. I've made many friends and memories in this game, and it's clearly shown that it's still alive after five years. Dawn of War III might have the Blood Ravens battling the Orks and Eldar in beautiful HD environments with giant death machines and cover bubbles with the return of base building, but it could never replicate all the fun times I had with my friends, working together and killing stuff with our destructive champions of death, right here in The Last Stand of Dawn of War II Retribution.

If both of these games can coexist peacefully, Relic has my support all the way
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381 of 431 people (88%) found this review helpful
182 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 10
After 7 years...

new DLC.

Keep it up GUYS!

LOL!
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83 of 93 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
Posted: March 10
Quite frankly, an incredible hero. High dps, nigh unkillable with the glyph of living metal, Diadem of the Nemesor and Void Reaper. Tesseract can shut down the biggest threats immediately, including your own doppelgangers (although if they can get their tesseract out first, you lose.) Super fun to play, super threatening, it's just a shame it's the new lore Necrons over the way more threatening old lore ones (space egypt is not as cool as pawns to hungry gods, even if Chaos already exists.) Super fun to play, if a bit overpowered.
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126 of 169 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
Posted: March 10
Well I won't be sleeping tonight. :D


EDIT:

Well It was a fantastic Day, The Day of Necrons Release. Although I didn't sleep...

It was still worth it.

He may be a Overpowered Hero

but at least He's my overpowered hero now. HAHA!

Seriously though he's a pretty fun hero to play if your planning on getting it.
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76 of 104 people (73%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
Posted: March 12
Free

EDIT:

It was free
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48 of 59 people (81%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
Posted: March 10
A little over powered, even when he's a low level hero. The Necron Overlord is perhaps better than the Tau commander in some areas as well. Namely melee.

Personally I'm a little disappointed with the model's look in terms of detail. And his weapons look like green plastic toys. But to be fair Retribution is running on an older engine. If you want to win The Last Stand right off the bat after purchasing Retribution for the first time, this will be your bread and butter!
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54 of 72 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
Posted: March 10
Nice to see new stuff still come out for this.
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Recommended
Posted: March 11
it's outrageous how this Necron Overlord is OP!
he never dies, he practically plays by himself:
it's a pleasure to carelessly wander around in the arena smashing everything with ease.
now the challenge is to get an even highest score.

Thank you Relic!
and now it's time for DOW3!
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44 of 64 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 11
Yay a FREE Necron Hero.
'nough said.
Can we expect some more Dawn of War goodness in the near future?
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