Invaluable to their Chapter, Assault Terminators are soldiers who rose above the rank and file and were named worthy of bearing Tactical Dreadnought Armour. This Terminator Armour, as it’s also known, is plated in ceramite and plasteel and is said to withstand the harshest of environments and battlefield impacts. This prized adamantium-infused armour also protects the wearer from violent warp energies during teleportation. When combat maneuverability must be sacrificed for raw survivability, Assault Terminators are ordered to the front lines.
Most well known for their deep strike abilities, Assault Terminators are a devastating answer to ranged-heavy squadrons. Shrugging off munitions that would shred clean through a tank, these Astartes can initiate battle and persevere until backup comes to their aid.
High melee damage
Moderate crowd control
No ranged attack
The Assault Terminators teleport to the target position, knocking back enemies in an area.
An Assault Terminator unleashes the concussive discharge of their Thunder Hammer, damaging, stunning, and slowing enemies in an area.
In Dawn of War III, Assault Terminators are your go-to Elite choice for near-instantaneous crowd control. Whether you choose to use that advantage offensively or defensively depends on the situation.
To strike the enemy hard where it hurts, teleport behind enemy lines and stun squads before your opponent can react. Pairing this tactic with a flamer-equipped Tactical Marine squad, for instance, usually spells doom for ill-prepared enemies. Assault Terminators can appear just behind a vehicle for bonus back damage. Most of the time, this immediately followed with a stun secures a vehicle kill.
Assault Terminators can also provide defensive utility. When fielding many ranged units, your Terminators can lock up enemy melee strike squads trying to close the gap. If you find your lower health units flanked, Terminators can also teleport to their aid, knocking back the would-be attackers.
Imagine yourself surrounded: Fire Prisms cresting the horizon, screeching Banshees tearing into your Battle-Brothers, and Dire Avengers chipping away your front line. Where do you set your Assault Terminators? Let us know!