Maugan Ra is one of the best damage dealers in Warhammer 40K: Tacticus, but unfortunately, they are a little hard to come by if you haven’t unlocked him already. He’s crucial for Guild Raids and will be a huge help in the eventual Saim-Hann Elite Campaign. If you’re interested in learning more about this vital character, here’s everything you need to know about Maugan Ra in Tacticus, from his stats to his abilities and how to use him.
How to Unlock Maugan Ra
If you missed his final Legendary Release Event, there are currently two ways to unlock Maugan Ra: the Daily Guild Shop and Requisition Scrolls. You can currently buy 5 Maugan Ra shards in the Guild Shop for 525 Guild Credits. If you refresh the shop daily, you’ll need 50 days and 52,500 Guild Credits to unlock him, possibly less, depending on how many shards you may have already.
Requisition Scrolls aren’t the suggested way of trying to unlock Maugan Ra, as you have an extremely small chance of unlocking him. You’re better off buying his shards in the Guild Store or waiting for the Saim-Hann Mirror to unlock him rather than spending Blackstone on Requisiton Scrolls.
Maugan Ra’s Active and Passive Abilities
Maugan Ra’s Active
Ra’s active ability is called Maugetar and deals 2 X Heavy Round damage to a target within 3 hexes and 2 X Heavy Round damage to each enemy next to that target that is also within 3 hexes of Maugan Ra. Add an additional hit to each target if Maugan Ra did not move this turn.
This ability isn’t exactly that useful considering the damage output Maugan Ra has with his normal ranged attack, but if the enemy is grouped up and Maugan Ra is close enough, it can easily wipe out squishy enemies en masse. Just remember that in order for it to proc on adjacent enemies they also have to be within three hexes of Ra.
Maugan Ra’s Passive
One of the best abilities in the game, Inescapable Accuracy provides a huge boost to Ra’s damage. If Maugan Ra hasn’t moved, he ignores any hit reductions from hex effects and unit traits or effects. This means enemies in tall grass will take the full brunt of Ra’s ranged attack. Inescapable Accuracy also states that his attacks have +X% Crit Chance and deal an additional X Crit Damage. This passive also works on targets of Maugetar and any attacks triggered by Ra’s Overwatch.
At max rank, Inescapable Accuracy provides a bonus 15% Crit Chance and 997 Crit Damage. Paired with the damage from his normal attack and Eldryon’s Doom passive, Ra can easily be hitting for tens of thousands of damage against Guild Raid bosses if he is lucky enough to crit on each hit. Aethana provides Aeldari units with bonus crit chance and damage, further increasing the lethality of Maugan Ra in Guild Raids and other battles.
Maugan Ra’s Stats and Attacks
Maugan Ra has decent stats, but make sure he stays in the back line because he won’t be able to take more than one or two hits, depending on who he’s up against. His health caps out at 4212, while his armor and damage caps out at 919 and 688, respectively.
He has both a melee and ranged attack, both with a high number of hits. His melee attack hits 5 times and deals Power damage, while his ranged attack hits 6 times and deals Heavy Round damage with a range of 3 hexes.
Ra comes with 3 traits: Terrifying, Heavy Weapon, and Overwatch. Terrifying gives Ra a little more survivability in melee, making him take 30% less damage from melee attacks. Heavy Weapon increases his damage by 25% if he hasn’t moved before attacking. Overwatch allows him to attack the first enemy that moves into his range during the enemy’s turn, so long as he doesn’t attack on his previous turn.
He has a move range of three hexes, allowing him to reposition himself if needed.
For equipment, Ra uses a Crit Item, Block Item, and Block Booster. Keep an eye out for Shuriken Pistols, as that is the only Crit Item Ra can use. For Block Items, you can either use a Force Field or Illusion Imagafier. Depending on what enemies you are facing, you may opt for one over the other, but for simplicity’s sake, you can just use a Force Field item.
How to Use Maugan Ra
Maugan Ra is best kept in the back lines on high ground. Positioning is everything with Ra, as you will deal more damage if you can avoid having to reposition him every round, thanks to the Heavy Weapon trait. Characters like Aethana, Thaddeus, and Eldryon can turn Ra from a great damage dealer into an absolute beast.
Ra will be your most consistent and highest damage dealer in Guild Raids. He’s so useful that basically, every team comp has him in it alongside Eldryon. Keep him out of danger, put him in a spot that can reach just about anywhere the enemy boss will move, and you’ll be golden. Maugetar isn’t too useful in Guild Raids, but if you bring him into Arena, you might find some use for it.