Land Speeder Tempest

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Dawn of War Vehicle
Land Speeder Tempest
Land Speeder Tempest.jpg
Race Space Marines
Version Soulstorm v1.2
Build Info
Tempest icon.jpg
Hotkey E
Build Cost Resource requisition.gif 100 Resource power.gif 125  Resource cap vehicle.gif 2
Build Time 30 s
Built From Machine Cult
Unit Size 1
Requires Nothing
Limit 5
Unit Stats
Hitpoints 1200
Armour Vehicle Air
Unit Mass 500
Move Speed 36 (air unit)
Sight Radius 30 (cannot detect)
Weapons
Ranged Assault Cannon
Melee None



Contents

Land Speeder Tempest

"We fly for the Emperor!"

The Tempest variant of the Land Speeder features an armored and enclosed single seat cockpit, and is armed with a nose-mounted Assault Cannon and can be upgraded with side-mounted missiles. The Tempest is deployed by Space Marine Chapters when fast-moving heavy fire support is needed.

Tactics

The Land Speeder Tempest is unaffected by melee attacks, so you need not be afraid of melee-dedicated units, who have very weak ranged attacks if they have them at all. Due to its low health and armor, it can be easily destroyed by ranged units, especially those possessing anti-vehicle weaponry. However, it is excellent in hit and run attacks due to its fast speed and the ability to pass over terrain impassable to other units. The Frag Missile makes the Land Speeder Tempest much more effective against infantry with its area attack. The Krak Missile upgrade allows the Land Speeder Tempest to take on vehicles, but without support or an advantage in numbers they generally only fair well against weaker vehicles or walkers lacking sufficient ranged weaponry. Either upgrade allows the Land Speeder Tempest to disrupt infantry, but the Frag Missile upgrade gives it a chance of taking down anti-vehicle infantry who require time to setup their weaponry (i.e. Space Marine Squad Missiles).

Standard Land Speeders are better against infantry for a lower cap, but lack the disruption abilities of the Tempest. If you plan on spamming Land Speeders in Tier 2 consider the inclusion of a Land Speeder Tempest or two to reduce enemy anti-vehicle capabilities as previously detailed.

Weapons

Assault Cannon

Assault Cannon
RangedStance icon bw.jpg Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 17.9 17.9 17.9 17.9 12.5 10.7 3.6 3.3 3.3 5.9 5.4 3.3 3.3 8.9 5.4 2.1 2 10 12 1

Cost Default Weapon Range 30 Setup Time None
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 65% Refire Rate 0.2 s
Area of Effect None Requires Nothing

Weapon Upgrades

Maximum Weapon Upgrades Allowed: 1
These upgrades do not replace the standard Assault Cannon.

Frag Missile Launcher

Frag Missile Launcher Hotkey: F
Upgrade tempest missile frag.jpg Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 25.1 25.1 25.1 25.1 17.8 15.1 5.0 2.8 2.8 5.5 7.5 4.0 2.8 10.0 5.0 2.1 15 165 190 10

Cost Resource requisition.gif 50 Resource power.gif 20  Range 30 Setup Time None
Build Time 12 s Accuracy 85% Refire Rate 3 s
Area of Effect 4 Requires Armoury, Monastery
Notes This weapon does knockback (35-60 force), but does not do friendly fire.

Krak Missile Launcher

Krak Missile Launcher Hotkey: K
Upgrade tempest missile krak.jpg Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 15.8 15.8 15.8 15.8 15.8 23.7 118.5 94.8 55.3 52.1 55.3 39.5 15.8 47.4 31.6 0.7 5 515 600 10

Cost Resource requisition.gif 60 Resource power.gif 30  Range 30 Setup Time None
Build Time 15 s Accuracy 85% Refire Rate 3 s
Area of Effect 4 Requires Armoury, Monastery
Notes This weapon does knockback (20-50 force), but does not do friendly fire.


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