Dire Wolf

In the Holy Empire, Dire Wolves are among the most feared predators of the wild. The ruthless warriors of the Wolf Duchy have chosen this bloodthirsty beast as their blazon animal, and they have learned to train them into efficient, if somewhat unreliable companions for their hunting parties, and of course, for war.

Kaspar's Comment

“Despite their names, the “Dire Wolves” of the imperial armies are not actually pure-blooded wolves, but are descended from the mating of wolves and dogs. This explains why they are not afraid of men.”


Unlimited Retaliation

The Dire Wolves’ uncanny mobility and ferocity let them retaliate against as many opponents as may attack them at the same time. They are simply relentless.

Silverback

Decades of breeding have produced the Silverbacks, a variety of Dire Wolf that is bigger, fiercer, and generally more aggressive. When they are unleashed on the battlefield, these muscular beasts don’t stop until they have closed their jaws on the enemy’s flesh.

Kaspar's Comment

“A fellow Necromancer, a Lich in an advanced state of decay, was once attacked by a Silverback. My poor colleague is still looking for his femur.”


Unlimited Retaliation

The Dire Wolves’ uncanny mobility and ferocity let them retaliate against as many opponents as may attack them at the same time. They are simply relentless.

Feral Charge

The incredible speed and aggressiveness of the Silverbacks give them the ability to dash onto any target without a warning and it generally results in devastating damage, even if it leaves the beast very vulnerable to counter-attacks for a while.