Dark Rider

From Warhammer - The Old World - Lexicanum
Jump to: navigation, search
A Dark Rider.

Dark Riders are Dark Elf light cavalry.

They are known as the heralds of Naggaroth, for they are often found scouting ahead of the army. Their Dark Steeds are very fast, ensuring that the Druchii riders can easily charge the enemy with their spears, then pull away when they are threatened. However, they don't need to charge the enemy to cause destruction as they are also armed with repeater crossbows and combined with the famed Elven accuracy and swiftness of their steeds, this creates a deadly combination. [1]


In the time before Ulthuan was invaded and devastated by a Daemon invasion, Nagarythe born scouts rode across the continent on swift steeds as messengers and scouts, looking for signs of incursions by the neverborn creatures of Chaos. They invoked the god Nerthu, wearing black feathered cloaks hoping that the raven god would hide them from their enemies. [2a]

Much later, during the Sundering they were found riding beyond the army of Nagarythe, bringing terror and confusion as they burnt settlements and drove the survivors into the wilds. They still perform this task but also act as messengers between the great cities of Naggaroth whilst in battle they erupt from flanking rides to slaughter war machine crews or devastate their supply lines, enjoying the panic of their fleeing victims. [2a]

Weapons and Equipment

  • 3rd Edition: Hand Weapon, Light Armour and Shield, may have Barding, Crossbows, Repeating Crossbows, and Lances. [3a]
  • 4th Edition: Sword and Light Armour, may have Repeating Crossbows and Spears. [4a]
  • 6th Edition:: Hand Weapon, Light Armour, Spear, may have Repeater Crossbows. May have Herald, Musician and Standard Bearer. [5a]
  • 8th Edition: Dark Rider leaders are called Heralds, [1] they are armed with spears and clad in light armour, some units have musicians, standard-bearers, shields and repeater crossbows.[2b]




Druchii (Dark Elves)
Units Assassin - Beastmaster - Black Ark Fleetmaster - Black Guard - Bleaksword - Cauldron of Blood - Cold One Chariot - Cold One Knight - Corsair - Dark Elf War Altar - Dark Elf City Guard - Dark Rider - Darkshard - Doomfire Warlock - Doomsteed - Dreadlord - Dreadspear - Executioner - Harpy - Kharibdyss - Reaper Bolt Thrower - Shade - Sisters of Slaughter - Sorceress - War Hydra - Witch Elves
Characters Alandrian - Amara - Bracchus - Dijin Katal - Furion - Hellebron - Kouran - Lokhir Fellheart - Malekith - Malus Darkblade - Morathi - Rakarth - Ruerl - Seraphon - Shadowblade - Sulekh - Tullaris - Urathion - Urian Poisonblade
Cities and outposts Clar Karond - Ghrond - Har Ganeth - Hag Graef - Karond Kar - Naggarond
Black Arks Ark of Naggor - Citadel of Damnation - Citadel of Desolation - Claw of Dominion - Fortress of Eternal Terror - Jade Palace of Pain - Palace of Oblivion - Ravager of Souls - Talon of Agony - Temple of Spite - Tower of Blessed Dread - Tower of Oblivion - Ultimate Oblivion
Images - Miniatures - Vehicles