Dawnbreaker's powers are for the most part unknown in how they function mechanically, what has been seen is that is somehow able to combine extreme will power with that of despair to create some form of light/darkness abomination from his ring.
"A great tactician creates plans.
A good tactician recognizes the soundness of a plan presented to him.
A fair tactician must see the plan succeed before offering approval.
Those with no tactical ability at all may never understand or accept the plan.
And when a mind is too deficient in understanding, the resulting gap is often filled with resentment."