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Assault
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FactionSpace Marine
Health100
Armor60
RoleFast attack

Assault Marines are Space Marines equipped with Jump Packs and close-combat weaponry, functioning as close quarters shock element of the Emperor's Angels of Death. Like their Chaos counterparts, the Raptors, they can serve as airborne shock troops dropping in on their enemies causing mass confusion.

DescriptionEdit

The Assault class is equipped for close-quarters melee combat. Jump Packs allow these Marines to quickly close in on the enemy, dropping from the sky in their midst with a Ground Pound attack. Striking hard and fast at vulnerable points in enemy lines, this class uses speed and maneuverability to exploit enemy weaknesses.

While walking, Assault marines suffer some loss of maneuverability compared to Tactical marines. They only receive a run bonus of up to 125%, compared to the Tactical's 150%, and they have no ability to run through their opponents. What is lost in moving on the ground, is more than made up for by their jump packs. A full burn from a jump pack will keep a marine aloft for 3.2 seconds (on level ground) and improve his forward speed by up to 15.6 m/s (250% improvement over walking). At its maximal appogee this will reach a height of up to 18 meters and traverse 50 meters across a level surface. Expending the jump pack's energy across two separate burns, a marine can increase this distance to 58 meters by performing a low-altitude 'hop'. A marine may additionally trigger a Ground Pound attack, which hurtles the marine toward the ground at an astonishing 63.65 m/s.


Assaults are the only class with a loadout selection for a dedicated melee weapon, although they can only wield a pistol along it, though are also the only class with the option to wield a Plasma Pistol as a replacement for the standard Bolt Pistol . The True Grit perk, however, allows wielding a Bolter one-handed, granting higher sustained ranged damage in exchange for a perk slot. Also of note, there is a glitch that allows Assault Marines to shoot though some walls, although this does not work with the Plasma Pistol's charged shot.

Weapons Edit

ChainswordChainswordThe Mk XI Hell's Teeth chainsword is the close-combat weapon of choice among Space Marines, combining terrifying power and great speed.
PoweraxePower AxeThis perfectly balanced Power Axe is sheathed in a sparking power field and delivers devastating blows able to crack open heavy armor.
Thunder hammerThunder HammerThe mighty Thunder Hammer is the rarest of Space Marine melee weapons. Each blow discharges a powerful blast from the hammer's dedicated power field.
Power swordPower SwordThe weapon of Space Marine commanders and champions, each power sword is unique. Crafted by master artificers, it stays with the recipient for life.
Bolt pistolBolt PistolThe Astartes Mk III Bolt Pistol is a compact, slower-firing version of the Bolter. A backup weapon, it still provides ample stopping power.
Plasma pistolPlasma PistolThe MK III Sunfury Plasma Pistol fires balls of super-heated plasma, making it a deadly companion to a close-combat weapon.
BolterBolterThe .998 Godwyn pattern Bolter is the most characteristic Space Marine weapon. It fires self-propelled explosive rounds.
Note: the Bolter can only be equipped using the True Grit perk.

Special Equipment Edit

Frag grenadeFrag GrenadesTimed anti-infantry grenades.
Krak grenadeBlind GrenadesFlash grenades designed to blind or disorient the enemy.
Stimpack mpCombat StimulantsTemporary damage resistance and increased close-combat damage..

Class PerksEdit

Thruster optimizationAir-Cooled ThrustersIncreases the Jump Pack power recharge rate between jumps.
Damaging jumpBlast OffEngine exhaust when jumping away causes damage to enemies.
Death from aboveDeath From AboveImproved damage when executing a Ground Pound with a Jump Pack.
From the graveFinal VengeanceWhen you are killed, your Jump Pack detonates, causing damage to all nearby enemies.
Improved bullrushFurious ChargeCharge causes increased damage.
Ranged damage resistanceImpenetrableIncreased resistance to damage from ranged weapons.
Super y attackSure StrikeImproves the effectiveness of the Interrupt Attacks.
True gritTrue GritEquip the Bolter in place of the Bolt Pistol, holding it one-handed.

Weapon Perks Edit

Power axe slowing strikesAxeman's ZealRegain some health with every strike with the Power Axe or Chain Axe.
Bolt pistol larger magBolt Pistol MagazineThe Bolt Pistol holds additional rounds per clip.
Supercharged thunder hammerKilling BlowStrikes with the Thunder Hammer or Daemon Maul kill all opponents with a single direct blow.
Plasma pistol heat dissipationPlasma Heat SinkThe Plasma Pistol vents more quickly.
Power swordsmans zealPower Swordsman's ZealRegain some health with every strike with the Power Sword.
Healing attackSwordsman's ZealRegain some health with every successful strike of the Chainsword.

StrategyEdit

ExterminatusEdit

You have two options here: Chainsword/Power Sword or Thunder Hammer.

If you go ether Sword then generally you are hunting ranged mobs (Shoota Boy & such) with Impenetrable and Swordsman's Zeal/Power Swordsman's Zeal. Not only are you dampening their ranged attacks, but you can often outheal their damage dealt. Round this build out with whichever Pistol & Equipment, that tickles your fancy. Also, Sword builds that use Death From Above, Blast Off, or Air-Cooled Thrusters, let you mass murder weaker groups of mobs or hop in and out of the action, at a faster rate.

If you go Hammer then Killing Blow and Sure Strike are almost mandatory, during higher waves. The improved overhead swing can stun anything, in a wide area of effect, other than 'Uge Choppa Slugga Nobs (badass black armoured Nobs), Space Marine/Chaos Champions (Badass Hammer/Maul wielding Marines) & Killa Kans (Copy & paste of a Dreadnought, although they do seem slightly weaker & have no short ranged weapon, that's normally attached beneath the melee weapon). With Killing Blow your primary goal is to hunt the bigger targets, since you will kill almost everything with no more than a single combo, although two combos are needed for a Space Marine/Chaos Champion. Also, a 'Uge Choppa Slugga Nob will not stagger or flinch, when stuck by the Hammer & a Killa Kan will take a while to take down, even with Killing Blow. Again: Pistol & Equipment, choice is up to you.

GalleryEdit

Multiplayer Weapons for Assault Marines & Raptors
Bolt Pistol Plasma Pistol Chainsword Power Sword Relic Chainsword Power Axe Thunder Hammer
Bolt Pistol (Chaos) Plasma Pistol (Chaos) Chainsword (Chaos) Chain Axe Daemon Maul

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