Imperatus

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Retribution Shyeel Character Heavy Warjack

As regal as its name suggests, the Imperatus was engineered to be without peer. The myrmidon wields a pair of blazing thermal blades to deadly effect, annihilating foes in a flurry of fiery impacts. At a distance it musters energy from its field to empower the Halation cannon, a weapon that can direct a concentrated burst of superheated energy with pinpoint accuracy. Its most astonishing feature is the Phoenix Protocol, a failsafe system that can rapidly restore the Imperatus to full fighting force.

Basic Info[edit]

Imperatus
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SPD Above Average
STR Average
MAT Above Average
RAT Above Average
DEF High
ARM Average
Relative HP Above Average
Relative Cost Average

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Thermal Blade x2 - Melee weapon, Long range, Average P+S.

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Warjack - All warjacks share the same set of special rules. Most notably being big and stompy.
  • Construct - This model is a construct and is not a living model.
  • Bond: (Vyros1 or Vyros2) - If this model begins the game in Vyros1 or Vyros2's battlegroup, it is bonded to them. This model is not considered to be bonded while under your opponent's control. While this model is bonded to Vyros1 or Vyros2 and in their control range, it gains a bonus. While this model is in Vyros' control area and his battlegroup, it can run or charge without spending focus.
  • Field Dependent - If this model's Generator is crippled, it loses Phoenix Field and can't attack with the Halation Cannon.
  • Phoenix Field - This model restores some of its Force Field automatically each round.
  • Phoenix Protocol - Once per game this model can remove a significant amount of damage during the Maintenance Phase or when it is disabled.
  • Side Step - When this model hits an enemy model with an initial melee attack or a melee special attack, it can advance up to 2" after the attack is resolved.


Thoughts on Imperatus[edit]

Comparison to Mk2[edit]

  • Side Step lost Parry
  • Slightly less expensive than its Mk2 version

Imperatus in a nutshell[edit]

Imperatus brings one of the most durable warjacks in the game with some melee power to boot. Side step gives Imperatus ways to get deep into enemy lines and strike at the heart of the enemy force. Phoenix Protocol keeps Imperatus alive well beyond what most heavies can take.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

Tricks & Tips[edit]

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Theme Forces this is a member of[edit]

Other Retribution models[edit]

Retribution of Scyrah - Faction models (Edit)
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Warcasters etc.
Warcasters Rahn1 - Vyros1 - Vyros2 - Elara2 - Garryth1 - Issyria1 - Kaelyssa1 - Ossyan1 - Ravyn1 - Thyron1 - Helynna1
Warcaster attachments Sylys Wyshnalyrr (Retribution) - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary)
Other Controllers Elara1 (BGC) - Sentinel Scyir - Artificer
Light warjacks Aspis - Chimera - Gorgon - Griffon
Moros
Heavy warjacks Banshee - Daemon - Hydra - Manticore - Phoenix - Sphinx
Discordia - Hypnos - Imperatus
Colossal Hyperion - Helios
 
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Destors - Invictors - Sentinels - Heavy Rifle Team - Swordsmen - Battle Mages - Electromancers - Halberdiers - Riflemen - Infiltrators - Strike Force Stormfall Archers
Nyss Hunters
Special: Eiryss3 (CA) - Soulless Escort (WA)
Solos Arcanist Mechanik - Destor Thane - Sentinel Scyir - Ghost Sniper - Artificer - Magister - Houseguard Thane - Lys Healer - Assassin - Soulless Voidtracer
Eirrys1 - Eiryss2 - Elara1 - Issyen - Narn - Nayl
Battle Engines Arcantrik Force Generator


Retibution of Scyrah - Mercenary/Minion models (Edit)
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Units Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
Solos Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath - Lanyssa Ryssyl, Nyss Sorceress - Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan
Retribution of Scyrah - Theme Forces (Edit)
Forges of War

Rules Clarifications[edit]

Rules Clarification : Warjack      (Edit)

  • Please refer to the Warjack page for a recap of the warjack rules, and the very few associated Infernal Rulings.

Rules Clarification : Construct - None yet. (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Bond      (Edit)

  • Bonds are ineffective while the model is under your opponent's control.

Rules Clarification : Field Dependent      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Phoenix Protocol      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Phoenix Field      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Side Step      (Edit)

  • You can't trigger Side Step by hitting friendly models.
  • You can't trigger Side Step from additional attacks that you buy, or out-of-activation attacks (such as free strikes).
  • If you have multiple initial attacks, you have to step after each one. You can't "save up" all your side steps then get a single big 4" or 6" move.