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.
|See also How to Read the statblock|
- Halation Cannon - 10" range, POW 14 gun
- Thermal Blade (x2) - 2" reach, P+S 17 melee weapons
- 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: (Vyros) - If this model begins the game in Vyros'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 Vyros and in their CTRL range, Imperatus 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 - Remove d6 damage points from this model's force field after resolving continuous effects during your Maintenance Phase.
- Phoenix Protocol - Imperatus can use this ability once per game during your Maintenance Phase, or when disabled. Removed up to 1 damage point from each system and all damage from its force field.
- 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
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
Other than the Arcanist to make Imperatus hit harder, Imperatus is such a good all round jack that he doesn't need much in the way of synergies (not that taking him with Vyros is a bad plan in any way).
Drawbacks & Downsides
- Grievous Wounds will prevent him using Phoenix Field and Phoenix Protocol. He's not coming back!
- Your most expensive myrmidon, high on the target list.
Tricks & Tips
- His two initial side steps can frequently lead to him delivering a scary assassination threat.
Originally released in the Warmachine: Vengeance expansion (2014)
When taken in Vyros' battlegroup, this model can be taken in:
- Forges of War (Article) (Category)
- Themes for any-and-all bonded warjacks (Edit)
When taken in someone else’s battlegroup, this model can’t be taken in theme forces.
Other Retribution models
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|Units||Lady Aiyana & Master Holt|
|Solos||Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath - Eilish Garrity - Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan|