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Thunder Hammer
Melee weapon
Thunder hammer
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DetailsThe mighty Thunder Hammer is the rarest of Space Marine melee weapons. Each blow discharge a powerful blast from the hammer's dedicated power field. Ranged weapons are limited to pistol and Bolter when wielding the Thunder Hammer.

The Thunder Hammer is a power weapon – a melee weapon sheathed in an energy field – shaped like a large war hammer. The surrounding field disrupts solid matter, allowing the weapon to tear through any armor. Captain Titus can only use a Bolt Pistol, Plasma Pistol, Bolter or Kraken Bolter when wielding a Thunder Hammer.

DescriptionEdit

An extremely powerful but slow melee weapon that builds up an immense energy charge that is released upon impact with a target and decimates everything within its area of effect.

StrategyEdit

The Hammer is the ultimate melee weapon in Space Marine. It is slow to swing, but has good reach, will often hit multiple opponents, and is the only melee weapon whose regular strikes stagger opponents. A couple of direct strikes will generally kill any foe. The weapon also allows Execute finishers on stunned Nobz and Chaos Marines without the button-mashing "struggle".

Using the Thunder Hammer is somewhat situational. On the hardest difficulty setting, you are probably better off using either the Chainsword or the Power Axe with a better selection of ranged weapons, as you must rely more heavily on shooting from cover.

If equipped with a Jump Pack, however, which restricts your ranged weapons anyway, the Thunder Hammer is the best choice.

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