The final Maugan Ra event is here, and it’ll be the last chance to unlock this character before you have to pray to the RNG gods and hope you pull them in a requisition scroll. If you’re new to Warhammer 40K: Tacticus, then this event isn’t for you. You can still participate and get rewards, but you’ll be unable to complete the event and unlock Maugan Ra.
More seasoned players stand a chance to get him, but they’ll have to use their event tokens wisely and really plan things out. Maugan Ra is an essential character in the meta right now, so you’re going to want to get him. Here’s a quick guide to the final Maugan Ra event in Tacticus.
Maugan Ra Event Tracks
Like all legendary events, there are 3 separate tracks, each with its own requirements and disallowed factions. Within each track, there are 12 missions to complete. You’ll get points by killing enemies and completing the additional requirements for each mission, like No Bolter Damage Units or No Summons. Rack up points to unlock the event’s currency, and rack up currency to open chests for shards. The tracks and their requirements are as follows:
- Alpha – No Necrons
- Maximum 2 Hits
- Melee Only
- Power Damage
- Resilient Trait
- Beta – No Imperials
- No Power Damage
- Minimum 4 Hits
- No Black Legion
- No Mechanical Units
- No Summons
- Gamma – No Chaos
- Bolter Damage
- No Overwatch
- No Summons
- Maximum 1 Hit
- Ranged Only
As you can see, you’re going to need a high-level roster of various characters in order to be able to complete the event. Nandi, a community content creator, has put together a handy spreadsheet that you can view here. You can also view his video about the event here if you’d rather have a more visual display with concise information. Nandi’s videos are a great source of information about Tacticus, and I highly recommend you subscribe in order to stay up-to-date on new events.
Optimal Character’s For Each Track
As you can imagine, there are characters that satisfy multiple requirements within each track, allowing you to save tokens and knock out two birds with one stone, so to speak. Let’s break down each path and look at some possible combinations. Alternatively, you can look at the above spreadsheet and use the highlighted cells.
You’re going to need high-level characters for this event. If you need a boost, you might want to take a look at our list of Tacticus promo codes and see if you can snag any Blackstone or requisition scrolls to boost your roster.
For Alpha, we have Psychic, Max 2 Hits, Melee Only, Power Damage, and the Resilient Trait. We can break this up into 2 and eventually 3 separate teams. Starting with Psychic and Max 2 Hits, we can simply use the different psykers in the game. This includes Eldryon, Sibyll, Archi, Typhus, and Varro.
On Nandi’s sheet, you can see that Melee Only and Power can easily be satisfied by using Angrax, Jaeger, Rotbone, Maladus, and his recommended Ulf or Aun’shi. If you are missing one of those characters, you can replace them with Calgar, Arjac, Thoread, Godswyl, or Celestine, but these characters are less optimal.
The last category is Resilient, with the suggested Yarrick, Rotbone, Maladus, Typhus, and Corrodius. You could even throw Pestillian in instead of Yarrick to increase the Death Guard armor debuff synergy.
One tip here is that in the early levels, you might be able to combine Melee Only, Power Damage, and Resilient, thanks to the fact that Rotbone, Maladus, and Arjac satisfy all three requirements. This is risky, though, since you are entering the battle with 2 fewer characters than you can. For the first few missions, you might be fine, but after that, things will become impossible. If your characters are at a low level, don’t risk a token.
The Beta Track is also split up into three main groups, with No Power Damage being the first, Minimum 4 Hits being the second, and No Black Legion, No Mechanical Units, and No Summons being the third.
For the first group, you’re looking at Calandis, Aethana, Aleph-null, Gibbascrapz, Gulgortz, Sho’Syl, Re’vas, or any of the other non-Power Damage characters.
The second group can easily be tackled by using Maugan Ra, Angrax (who is a beast at Legendary Events thanks to his passive), Rotbone, Aleph-Null, and Gibbascrapz. If you don’t have Maugan Ra from one of the two previous events, Aun’shi, Re’vas, and Haarken are all decent substitutes.
The final group is best handled by Eldryon, Calandis, Aethana, Rotbone, and Maladus. If you have Maugan Ra, swap out Calandis or Aethana for him. If you’re missing any of the above, you can use a variety of characters like Typhus, Corrodius, Pestillian, Gibbascrapz, and more.
For early levels, you might be able to get away with combining the first group and last group—No Power Damage, No Black Legion, No Mechanical Units, and No Summons. By using Gibbascrapz, Snotflogga, Tanksmasha, Calandis, and Eldryon, you can potentially save tickets. There are a few other characters that fit the bill, like Shadowsun and Yazaghor, but most people don’t have them yet.
The Gamma Track is broken up into two groups, one for Bolter Damage, No Overwatch, and No Summons, and the second is Maximum 1 Hit and Ranged. For the first squad, look to use Morvenn Vahl, Isabella, Brother Buchard, Calgar, and Bellator. If you don’t have Calgar or Morvenn Vahl, you can try swapping them out for Roswitha or Helbrecht, but this isn’t optimal.
The second group is ideally comprised of Varro, Sho’Syl, Azrael, Sibyll, and Calandis. If you’re missing one of those, you can replace them with Certus, but otherwise, there is no optimal replacement that satisfies both the requirements for group two. There is no way to combine the two groups in the early stages like there was with the other two tracks.
What Happens If You Don’t Unlock Maugan Ra
If you read through all of the above and are worried you won’t unlock Maugan Ra, you’re not alone. Legendary Events are endgame content, and only players with fleshed-out rosters and high-level characters will be able to complete them.
The good news is that Maugan Ra is not going away forever. He will be available from requisition scrolls sometime after the event. Your event shards will also be transformed into Maugan Ra character shards, but at a 1:1 ratio, which is slightly disappointing, seeing as how you will need 500 to unlock them.
If you really want to increase your chances of unlocking Maugan Ra and have all of the above characters at a minimum of Silver II, you can purchase both packs, which should be enough to unlock him if you play your cards right. Ideally, you’d like to have Gold I characters for these events to be on the safe side.
Hopefully, you got some good advice from this quick guide to the Maugan Ra event in Tacticus. If you need more information, check out Nandi’s video on YouTube. At the end of the day, remember to take things slow and really think about your actions before making them. This can often be the difference between beating the level and wiping to a horde of ‘nids.