Note that its Ion Gauntlet Shield is activated. A Cerastus Knight-Lancer is one of the more uncommon patterns of Imperial Knight -class combat walkers, but also the most highly valued pattern fielded by the Knight Houses during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy eras. The Cerastus Knight-Lancer is a first strike weapon, attuned to rapid, close combat assault tactics and making lethal flanking charges against a foe.
Lancers are explicitly designed to secure elevated positions from which they can survey the battlefield, unleashing accurate and lethal fire from massive ranges. Lancers are known for using Promethean vision to track targets, even if they are behind solid objects  as well as using the autosentry to provide covering fire. Lancers utilize a wide range of Promethean weaponry, including LightRifles , Binary Rifles , Suppressors , and Scattershots , as their ranged armament. Despite being designed with range in mind, they are still capable of engaging in close-quarters combat.
The Lancer is all about being a super-charged missile of anti-Titanic death, and in this role, there are few entries that come close. As the Lancer is almost entirely melee focused, it is the cheapest of the all the Cerastus models, coming in at points, just a dime cheaper than the Castigator. The Lancer really needs that extra speed as it is all about the melee, so it needs to strike first to really maximize what it can do. And boy-howdy, can it do work. Without any other buffs, a stock Lancer does
This datasheet has Lords of War Battlefield Role. Full list of Imperial Knights units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:. Heavy weapons are the biggest and deadliest guns on the battlefield, but require reloading, careful set-up or bracing to fire at full effect. Army List.