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 6
STR 10
MAT 7
RAT 6
DEF 13
ARM 18
Force Field 10
HP 22
Cost 22

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • 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.

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 CTRL 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 - Remove d6 damage points from this model's force field after resolving continuous effects during your Maintenance Phase.
  • 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]

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Battlegroups
Warcasters Rahn1 - Vyros1 - Vyros2 - Elara2 - Garryth1 - Goreshade4 - Issyria1 - Kaelyssa1 - Ossyan1 - Ravyn1 - Thyron1 - Helynna1
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Warcaster attachments Fane Knight Guardian (Retribution) - 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 - Hemera - Imperatus
Colossal Hyperion - Helios
 
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Destors - Invictors - Sentinels - Heavy Rifle Team - Swordsmen - Arcanists - Battle Mages - Electromancers - Halberdiers - Riflemen - Infiltrators - Strike Force - Ryssovass Defenders - Stormfall Archers
Nyss Hunters - Spears of Scyrah
Special: Eiryss3 (CA) - Soulless Escort (WA)
Solos Arcanist Mechanik - Destor Thane - Sentinel Scyir - Ghost Sniper - Artificer - Magister - Houseguard Thane - Lys Healer - Assassin - Priest of Nyssor - Soulless Voidtracer

Aelyth Vyr - Eirrys1 - Eiryss2 - Elara1 - Issyen - Narn - Nayl

Battle Engines Arcantrik Force Generator
 
Theme Forces
Forges of War - Defenders of Ios - Shadows of the Retribution
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Retribution Mercenary Models/Units
Units Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
Solos Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath - Lanyssa Ryssyl, Nyss Sorceress - Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan


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. Refer the core rulebook.
  • A warjack/warbeast with a bond can be taken in theme forces whether or not the theme allows them, but only when they're in taken their bonded caster's battlegroup. Refer the core rulebook.

Rules Clarification : Field Dependent - None yet. (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Phoenix Protocol      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Phoenix Field - None yet. (Edit)

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.