|The Dire Avengers are first amongst the Aspect Warriors of the Eldar. They represent the War God as noble warrior, and are merciless to their foes and unstinting in their devotion to their people.|
Most common of all the Aspect Warriors, the Dire Avengers can trace their line back to Asurmen, first of the Phoenix Lords. They are famed for being as deadly on the attack as they are stalwart in defence, and are widely regarded as the most tactically flexible of all the aspects. A famous Eldar legend tells of a single squad of Dire Avengers holding a nightmarish tide of daemons at bay to allow their comrades to escape. Such acts of valour are commonly echoed by their modern counterparts.