"Our song is the vehicle of their destruction"

A Squad of Howling Banshees

Jain Zar, The Sword of Silence, Phoenix Lord of the Howling Banshees

The Howling Banshees are all-female Eldar Aspect Warriors who specialise in highly mobile melee combat. The Banshee is a harbinger of woe and death in Eldar Mythology. Their cry is said to herald ill fate and can even wrench a soul from its Spirit Stone. It is fitting that the most feared of all the Aspect Warriors draw their inspiration from this creature.

Combat Role

Howling Banshees are swift and athletic troops who specilise in deadly in hand-to-hand fighting. The Banshees wear masks that contain psychosonic amplifiers that magnify their keening battle screams into mind-destroying shock waves. This inflicts severe damage to the central nervous system of the Eldar's foe, inspiring a feeling of mortal terror and causing momentary paralysis. A full squad of Banshees activating their masks in unison can cripple an enemy unit before a single blow is struck. To strike their blows they make use of the Eldar Shuriken Pistol and an Eldar Power Sword which enables them to carve through the toughest of enemy armor. Skillful use of their pistol can eliminate vulnerable targets whilst their blade brings down heavily armored foes such as Space Marines.The Exarch of the Banshees is deadly for she can wield a Mirrorblades or the dreaded Executioner.

Phoenix Lord

The Phoenix Lord of the Howling Banshees is Jain Zar, the Storm of Silence.


  • Codex: Eldar (4th Edition)
  • Codex: Eldar (3rd Edition)
  • Codex: Eldar (2nd Edition)
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