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Venerable Dreadnought
Dow2 sm venerable dreadnought icon Faction Space Marines Health 1750 Buy Reinf. Upkeep
Tier 3 Courage Dow2 requisition 600 45.9
Armor vehicle Sight radius 40 Dow2 power
Size large Detect radius 5 Dow2 popcap 18
XP value 700 Speed 4.5 Dow2 time 0
Death +72 Model count 1
Melee skill
The sight of this powerful melee walker killing enemy units inspires nearby troops, temporarily increasing their stats. Data version: 2.6.0

The Venerable Dreadnought (Ven Dread in online speak) is a more powerful melee-only variant of the Space Marine Dreadnought. It is more durable and effective, has an extra charge ability, and enters a 10-second invulnerable "death throes" mode before dying.

  • Only available to the Techmarine through the Venerable Dreadnought Drop Pod global call-in ability for a cost of Dow2 req 16600 Dow2 global 16300
  • Killing enemy units inspires allies in radius 45, removing suppression, reducing received suppression by 20%, and increasing damage by 20% for Time (seconds)20
  • Has more health and does more damage than regular Dreadnoughts
  • Has the Emperor's Fist stun ability and can also charge through infantry
  • Upon death (reaching 0 health), the walker becomes invulnerable and immune to slow/stun effects for Time (seconds)10, also inspiring allied infantry in radius 35, removing 20 courage damage, reducing received courage damage by 10%, and increasing damage by 5% each second until it falters