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.
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Weapons and Attacks
- Halation Cannon - Ranged weapon, Moderate range, Above Average POW
- Thermal Blade x2 - Melee weapon, Long range, Average P+S.
- Damage Type: Magical - This weapon can damage incorporeal models.
- Continuous Fire - A model hit by this attack is set on fire. A model on fire suffers a POW 12 fire damage roll in Maintenance phase of owner's turn until the fire expires.
- 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
Comparison to Mk2
- Side Step lost Parry
- Slightly less expensive than its Mk2 version
Imperatus in a nutshell
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
Drawbacks & Downsides
Tricks & Tips
Theme Forces this is a member of
Other Retribution models
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 : 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.