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Cast off the shackles of your slumber! The galaxy shall be ours once again!"

~ Anrakyr the Traveller, Necron Overlord


An eternity ago, the Necrons ruled the stars as cruel, deathless metal masters. Now they are awakening. Legions of sinister, advanced war machines are pouring from the Tomb Worlds to conquer and enslave—nothing mortal is safe.


An eternity ago, the Necrons forsook the frailties of flesh for deathless bodies wrought from cold metal, in their subjugation to the star-gods known as the C'tan. In their new immortal form, they took on the then-masters of the galaxy -- the Old Ones -- and in aeons-long battle they defeated them. In their desperation, the Old Ones seeded the galaxy with psychic races, thus awakening the horrors of the warp, and the Necrons -- weakened by a simultaneous battle of liberation from the C'tan -- retreated to their homeworlds.

There, falling into hibernation, they slumbered for untold time. As other races were born and drove themselves to extinction, they lay deep and undisturbed in multitudinous worlds, tended and defended in their not-sleep by their monstrous Canoptek automata.

Now, across the galaxy, they are awakening. Even here, this Crownworld's master circuits are stirring. The Necrons -- now unthinking machines, save for their few Lords and Triarchs -- are arming themselves for war again. Their technology is millennia ahead of that of the galaxy's younger races. Soon, legions of sinister, advanced war machines will pour from the tombs buried beneath the planet to conquer and enslave -- nothing mortal is safe.


  • Personality: Deathless Metal
  • Initial Challenge: Easy
  • Arise: Necrons can only found cities on top of Necron Tombs.
  • Necrodermis Repair: Necron units can spend influence to repair in the field.
  • Dimensional Corridor: Necron infantry units can spend influence to teleport to Eternity Gates.
  • Sleeping Units: Necrons spend energy to produce units, and ore for unit upkeep.
  • Rapid Rise: Necrons can spend influence to rush production.
  • No Food: Necrons do not require food; their population consumes ore.

Units & Heroes
Heroes LordCryptekDestroyer Lord
Infantry Necron WarriorsFlayed OnesImmortals
Heavy DestroyersCanoptek WraithsTriarch Praetorians
Vehicles Tomb BladesAnnihilation BargeCanoptek ScarabsTriarch Stalker
Doomsday ArkMonolithObeliskTesseract Vault
Monstrous Creatures Canoptek SpyderTranscendent C'tan
Aircraft Night ScytheDoom Scythe
Stationary Royal CourtGauss Pylon
Main Royal CourtSlave Mastaba
Resource production Energy CoreSheltersStelae
Baroque ShrineAl-Khemic QuarryForbidden Archive
Unit production Royal PyramidSummoning CoreHypostyle TempleNameless Causeway
ResearchFaction Quest