- The Aeldari, a once mighty race in Warhammer 40k, are now a shadow of their former selves but still possess some of the strongest warriors in the lore.
- Prominent Aeldari figures such as The Visarch, Lelith Hesperax, and Eldrad Ulthran exhibit exceptional combat skills and play important roles in their respective factions.
- The Aeldari face the threat of Slaanesh and must fight to save their souls, with leaders like Yvraine and Asdrubael Vect working towards achieving their goals.
The Eldar, or Aeldari, are a doomed race. Created by ancient beings known as The Old Ones, the Aeldari are millions of years old and were once the unquestionable rulers of the galaxy. With the birth of the chaos god Slaanesh and the fall of their race, the Eldar cling to an existence far removed from the might of their past. Split into various factions, all Aeldari must fight to save their souls from She-Who-Thirsts.
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The Aeldari may be a shadow of their former selves, but they are not without strength. Many members of the race have risen to become legends of battle. From powerful psykers to mysterious assassins and skilled gladiators, the Aeldari possess some of the strongest warriors in the Warhammer 40k lore.
10 The Visarch
Sword of Ynnead
Once an Exarch of the Dire Avenger Aspect, The Visarch is the right-hand man and protector of Yvraine, and was once her sword teacher. A renowned warrior, the Visarch followed Yvraine when she left for Commorragh. Here he posed as an Incubus and became infamous in this role.
He is now a follower of Yvraine and a member of the Ynnari, who work to fully reawaken the God of the Dead, Ynnead. In battle, he is a master swordsman and strides forth with confidence and deadly grace.
9 Lelith Hesperax
The Most Deadly of Her Kind
A favorite of Asdrubael Vect, Lelith Hesperax is a Drukhari Succubus of the Cult of Strife. As a Drukhari, she is among some of the most dangerous and skilled warriors in the galaxy, but Lelith is in a class of her own. She is the undisputed champion of the gladiatorial arena in Commorragh and a master in the art of killing.
Her greatest desire is to find and capture the legendary and feared Chaos Space Marine Lucius the Eternal, to capture and strip him of his armor so that he will lose the ability to resurrect. She will then be able to face him equally in a deadly duel to see who is the true master of combat.
8 Eldrad Ulthran
Chief Farseer of Craftworld Ulthwé
Eldrad Ulthran is one of his race’s most respected and powerful Farseers and has saved countless members of his race. Farseers are psykers of exceptional skill. Craftworlds, the continent-sized ships the Asuryani faction of Aeldari travel on, are often led by a council of Farseers, who use their divination skills to peer into the future.
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As the leader of Craftworld Ulthwé, Eldrad has been at the center of many battles and led his people to either victory or safety. In his over 10,000-year lifespan, he has both helped and hurt the human race, but unlike many of his people, he is willing to work with humans for the greater good.
7 Asdrubael Vect
Ruler of Commorragh
Of all the members of the Aeldari race, the Drukhari are the most depraved and brutal. To save their souls from Slaanesh, they must constantly draw energy from the pain and fear of other beings. The Drukhari raid settlements around the galaxy to find new victims to take to the dark city of Commorragh.
Asdrubael Vect is the undisputed ruler of Commorragh. As the leader of the largest Kabal of Drukhari, the Kabal of The Black Heart, he is a man of devious evil and terrible cunning. To cross him is to invite death and torture. He is considered one of the most dangerous men to exist in the current setting.
Emissary of Ynnead
Yvraine leads one of the newer factions of the Aeldari, known as the Ynnari. As Emissary of the newly awakened Eldar God Of The Dead, Ynnead, Yvraine represents one of the greatest hopes for her race in the struggle against Slaanesh.
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Yvraine has walked many paths in her life, from a Drukhari gladiator in Commorragh to a renowned Corsair leader. This has given her the rare ability to unite all of her race against their common foe. She is a deadly warrior and leader who will do anything to achieve her goals.
The Most Deadly of Harlequins
The enigmatic Aeldari who serve Cegorach, the Laughing God, are known as the Harlequins. This faction appears as clowns and jesters. They travel the webway acting as performers, telling the stories of their race. This colorful visage belies the truth that the Harlequins are some of the most deadly of all Aeldari.
Among the Harlequins, there are a few who are chosen by their God to walk the path of damnation and become outsiders to all: Solitaires, the most deadly of their kind. The Solitaire plays the part of Slaanesh in the Harlequin’s great play of the fall. Doing so damns their souls to the Chaos God. Their skill in combat is unmatched. Not even the Harlequins know the true extent of Solitaire’s skill. They appear as a wash of vivid color when they move, dazzling and cutting down their enemies at will.
4 Maugan Ra
Harvester of Souls
Maugan Ra is another of the famed Phoenix Lords, the founders of the warrior aspects that make up much of the Aeldari fighting force. The Craftworld, where Maugan Ra lived, initially survived the catastrophe of the Eldar but was doomed nonetheless. It came too close to the Eye of Terror and was slowly sucked into the warp. Maugan Ra was one of only a few that survived.
Becoming a disciple of Asurmen, he would soon forge his own path, designing weapons that valued range over close combat. He founded the Dark Reaper warrior aspect who would follow his path, using ranged weapons that destroy with deadly precision.
3 Jain Zar
The Storm of Silence
Jain Zar is the first of the Asuryani Phoenix Lords and leads her Howling Banshee Aspect Warriors into battle. As the first disciple of Asurmen, after she defected from the Drukhari after the fall, Jain Zar was the first to become an Exarch. These are Aeldari that will never leave the path of the warrior.
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In the 41st Millennium, Jain Zar is now pledged to the reawakened God, Ynnead. In battle, she moves with deadly precision and speed. With an acrobat’s agility and a dancer’s grace, few can match her skill in combat. If her blades fail, her “Scream That Steals” will kill her enemies where they stand.
Hand of Asuryan
One of the most important figures of the Aeldari race, Asurmen was the first and founding Phoenix Lord, creating the Dire Avenger Aspect. These warriors represent the spirit of the Eldar God of War, Kaela Mensha Khaine.
Somehow, Asurmen survived the fall and the birth of Slaanesh, living his life in the crumbling ruin of his ancient civilization. It was here he came across a girl being hunted by the Drukhari. Saving her, she would become his first disciple, Jain Zar. An enigmatic being, Asurmen recently reappeared to aid the Ynnari against the Thousand Sons Chaos Space Marines, only to once again vanish soon after.
1 Avatars Of Khaine
The Fury of The Aeldari
During the fall of the Eldar and the rise of Slaanesh, almost all the Aeldari gods were destroyed. The Eldar God of War, Kaela Mensha Khaine, fought with the newly-born Chaos God but was ultimately defeated. Khaine’s essence was shattered and burst forth into many parts.
These parts would find their way to the various Craftworlds at the edges of the galaxy. Now, when these Craftworlds move to war, the Aeldari can call forth an avatar of their God to fight with a deadly fury. These Avatars of Khaine represent the Aeldari’s rage against the archenemy Slaanesh.
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