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Tyrant Guard
Dow2 tyr tyrant guard icon Faction Tyranids Health 2250 Buy Reinf. Upkeep
Tier 2 Courage 100 Dow2 requisition 400 30.6
Armor super_heavy_infantry Sight radius 38 Dow2 power 55
Size large Detect radius 5 Dow2 popcap 15
XP value 500 Speed 4 Dow2 time 30
Death +50 Model count 1
Melee skill 70
A large, slow and durable melee unit that moves faster in synapse. Can use the Shiedwall to regenerate health and reduce incoming damage and Rampage to charge into combat. Data version: 3.19.1

The Tyrant Guard or TG (Tyranicus scutatus in High Gothic) is a heavy Tyranid creature effective in close combat and resembling a small walker vehicle. They are bred to protect Hive Tyrants as living shields. The Tyrant Guards are rumoured to have DNA and anatomy suggesting use of Space Marine genetic material.

  • Slow but very resilient line-breaker unit, often requires anti-vehicle weapons to counter
  • Super heavy infantry armor type still makes it vulnerable to powerful heavy infantry counters (e.g. multiple squads with plasma/inferno weapons)
  • The TG's special attack is currently (3.19) bugged and does 0 damage and no knockback