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Chaos Dreadnought
Dow2 csm dreadnought icon Faction Chaos Space Marines Health 1000 Buy Reinf. Upkeep
Tier 2 Courage Dow2 requisition 410 38.25
Armor vehicle Sight radius 40 Dow2 power 120
Size large Detect radius 5 Dow2 popcap 15
XP value 500 Speed 4.5 Dow2 time 40
Death +50 Model count 1
Melee skill 70
Large walker unit, equipped with an autocannon, capable of damaging all target types. Can be upgraded with a missile launcher or dual power claws. Data version: 2.0

The Chaos Dreadnought is the Chaos equivalent of a Space Marine Dreadnought walker, a mobile sarcophagus with a Chaos Space Marine sealed within. Unlike the Space Marine variant – greatly honored tombs for exceptional warriors – the Astartes placed in Chaos Dreadnoughts are generally enclosed against their will, possibly as punishment, and tend to go insane.

Changes from retail DowII:Retribution

  • Build time decreased from 50 to 40 seconds
  • Rotation rate increased from 200 to 225
  • Special attacks no longer knock back retreating units (but still knock back heavy non-retreating units)
  • Autocannon damage increased from 50 to 60
  • Missile launcher minimum range decreased from 15 to 5
  • Missile launcher friendly fire removed
  • Frenzied Barrage damage increased from 10 to 20
  • Blood Rage duration decreased from 30 to 15 seconds
  • Blood Rage cooldown decreased from 40 to 30 seconds
  • Mark of Khorne cost decreased from 100/45 to 100/30
  • Mark of Tzeentch cost increased from 80/20 to 100/30
  • Ranged walker with good damage in melee
  • Equipped with an Autocannon dealing good damage to all targets
  • Can be upgraded with one of two marks of Chaos:

Mark of Tzeentch

  • Replaces the Autocannon with a Missile launcher,
  • Grants the Frenzied Barrage ability, damaging and suppressing all infantry hit by the hail of missiles.

Mark of Khorne

  • Increases health
  • Replaces the Autocannon with a secondary dreadnought close combat weapon
  • Grants the Blood Rage ability. Boosts damage, speed and reduces incoming damage but the dreadnought cannot be controlled for the duration.