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This article covers Space Marine research.

Tier 1[]

Research Type Description Unlocks Recipients Requires Base Cost
Action Grants infantry the ability to throw anti-infantry grenades.
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Frag Grenade
Actions.png Consumes action points
Movement.png Consumes movement
Cooldown.png Cooldown: 10Turns.png
Research.webp Technology: Frag Grenade
Range.png Range: 1
Assault.webp Assault: Classification.
Blast.webp Blast: Hits multiple group members of the target unit.
Grenade.webp Grenade: A small bomb thrown by hand.

Research.webp Upgrade: Improved Frag Casings: Increases the armour penetration of flamer, grenade, missile and blast weapons.

Research.webp 36
Building Building that produces heroes as well as generates influence and increases loyalty. Reclusiam Orbital Relay
Operation Operation that reveals the target tile and adjacent tiles.
Unit (Only with Assault Pack DLC)
Tank unit that transports infantry.
Razorback Armoury Armoury
Operation Chapter tactic that increases the accuracy of Tactical Space Marines.
Building Building that produces ground vehicles as well as generates requisitions and research. Armoury Orbital Relay

Tier 2[]

Research Type Description Unlocks Recipients Requires Base Cost
Unit Melee infantry unit equipped with jump packs to overcome terrain obstacles. Assault Space Marines Apothecarion Research.webp 54
Unit Zealous hero unit that raises morale and inspires loyalty. Chaplain Reclusiam Reclusiam
Action Grants Scout Bikers the ability to place cluster mines.
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Cluster Mines
Places cluster mines on the target adjacent tile to slow and damage enemies.
Actions.png Consumes action points
Movement.png Consumes movement
Cooldown.png Cooldown: 5Turns.png
Research.webp Technology: Cluster Mines
Range.png Range: 1
Blast.webp Blast: Hits multiple group members of the target unit.
IgnoresCover.webp Ignores Cover: Ignores the ranged damage reduction of the target unit.

Research.webp Upgrade: Improved Frag Casings: Increases the armour penetration of flamer, grenade, missile and blast weapons.

Scout Bikers Armoury
Action Grants Assault Space Marines, Dreadnoughts and Scout Bikers the ability to perform more devastating attacks.
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Hammer of Wrath
Increases the damage.
Actions.webp Free action
Cooldown.png Cooldown: 3Turns.png
Research.webp Technology: Hammer of Wrath

At least one research of
Building Building that increases population limit. Dormitories Orbital Relay
Action Grants infantry the ability to throw anti-armour grenades.
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Krak Grenade
Actions.png Consumes action points
Movement.png Consumes movement
Cooldown.png Cooldown: 10Turns.png
Research.webp Technology: Krak Grenade

Assault.webp Assault: Classification.
Grenade.webp Grenade: A small bomb thrown by hand.

Research.webp Upgrade: Improved Frag Casings: Increases the armour penetration of flamer, grenade, missile and blast weapons.

Tier 3[]

Research Type Description Unlocks Recipients Requires Base Cost
Operation Chapter tactic that increases the accuracy of Assault Space Marines. Assault Space Marines Research.webp 77
Trait Increases the tile acquisition radius of the city. +1 Radius.png City Radius
Unit Infantry unit equipped to bring down heavy war machines. Devastator Space Marines Apothecarion
Unit Mobile hover vehicle unit that can even traverse water. Land Speeders Armoury Armoury
Unit Hero unit with versatile psychic powers. Librarian Reclusiam Reclusiam
Building Building that increases loyalty. Company Chapel Orbital Relay

Tier 4[]

Research Type Description Unlocks Recipients Requires Base Cost
Trait Increases the armour penetration of bolt weapons.

Only with Additional Heavy Bolters research

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Building Building that constructs new buildings and generates influence. Orbital Relay Orbital Relay
Operation Chapter tactic that increases the accuracy of Devastator Space Marines and Devastator Centurions. Devastator Space Marines
Unit Tank unit that is specialized in taking down skimmers and flyers. Hunter Armoury Armoury
Action Grants Tactical Space Marines, Assault Space Marines, Devastator Space Marines and Scout Bikers the ability to deploy a melta bomb that is highly effective against heavy vehicles and fortifications.
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Melta Bomb
Can only be used against vehicles, monstrous creatures or fortifications.
Actions.png Consumes action points
Movement.png Consumes movement
Cooldown.png Cooldown: 10Turns.png
Research.webp Technology: Melta Bomb

Armourbane.webp Armourbane: Increases the armour penetration.
Bomb.webp Bomb: Fixed accuracy.
Melee.webp Melee: Cannot overwatch.

Research.webp Upgrade: Improved Frag Casings: Increases the armour penetration of flamer, grenade, missile and blast weapons.

Unit Main battle tank unit. Predator Armoury Armoury

Tier 5[]

Research Type Description Unlocks Recipients Requires Base Cost
Unit Infantry unit that heals allied infantry. Apothecaries Apothecarion Research.webp 135
Trait Increases the tile acquisition radius. +1 Radius.png City Radius
Trait Increases damage reduction of Assault Space Marines.
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Combat Shield: Increases the damage reduction.
Requires: Combat Shield
Assault Space Marines Assault Space Marines
Unit Heavy walker unit that crushes opponents in close combat. Dreadnought Armoury Armoury
Trait Increases the armour of infantry.
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Extra Infantry Armour: Increases the armour.
Requires: Extra Infantry Armour
Operation Operation that bombards the target enemy unit.

Tier 6[]

Research Type Description Unlocks Recipients Requires Base Cost
Operation Chapter tactic that increases the accuracy of bolt weapons. Research.webp 171
Trait Reduces the movement penalty for Hunters, Predators and Razorbacks in forests and imperial ruins.
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Dozer Blade: Reduces the movement penalty in forests and imperial ruins.
Requires: Dozer Blade
At least one research of
Trait Increases the armour penetration of melee weapons.
Action Grants Devastator Space Marines the ability to briefly increase their accuracy.
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Signum
+2 ranged Accuracy.png Accuracy
Actions.webp Free action
Cooldown.png Cooldown: 10Turns.png
Range.png Range: Self
Research.webp Technology: Actions.png Action Points


Devastator Space Marines
Unit Infantry unit that provides long-range barrage support and can clear tiles and repair vehicles. Thunderfire Cannon Apothecarion
Unit Heavy tank unit with a devastating close-range cannon. Vindicator Armoury Armoury

Tier 7[]

Research Type Description Unlocks Recipients Requires Base Cost
Building Building that produces aircraft as well as generates requisitions and influence. Launch Pads Orbital Relay Research.webp 212
Trait Increases the armour of vehicles.
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Extra Vehicle Armour: Increases the armour.
Requires: Extra Vehicle Armour
At least one research of
Weapon Grants Land Speeders and Land Raiders a multi-melta weapon.
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Multi-Melta
HeavyWeapon.webp Heavy: Reduces the accuracy after moving.
Melta.webp Melta: Increases the armour penetration at half range.

At least one research of
Action Grants units the ability to deploy via drop pod anywhere on the battlefield.
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Orbital Deployment
Deploys the unit from a city tile to the target tile.
Actions.png Consumes action points
Movement.png Consumes movement
Research.webp Technology: Orbital Deployment
Cost: Influence.webp 20

All Space Marine units except aircraft.
Action Grants ground vehicles the ability to launch a smoke screen that increases the ranged damage reduction.
SmokeLauncher.png
Create Smoke Screen
Increases ranged damage reduction to the target tile and blocks line of sight.
Actions.png Consumes action points
Movement.png Consumes movement
Cooldown.png Cooldown: 10Turns.png
Range.png Range: self
Research.webp Technology: Smoke Launcher
Effect: SmokeScreen.webp Smoke Screen: Increases the ranged damage reduction.
for Turns.png 3

Armoury
Unit Heavily armoured infantry unit that can take on virtually every ground opponent. Terminators Apothecarion

Tier 8[]

Research Type Description Unlocks Recipients Requires Base Cost
Trait Increases the armour penetration of flamer, grenade, missile and blast weapons.

Only with Hunter-Killer Missile research

Only with Fortress of Redemption Missile Silo research

Only with Frag Grenade or Krak Grenade research

Only with Frag Grenade or Krak Grenade or Melta Bomb research

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Action Grants Thunderfire Cannons the ability to increase the ranged damage reduction of the target tile.
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Bolster Defences
Increases the ranged damage reduction of the target tile.
Actions.png Consumes action points
Movement.png Consumes movement
Cooldown.png Cooldown: 3Turns.png
Range.png Range: 2
Research.webp Technology: Bolster Defences

Thunderfire Cannon Thunderfire Cannon
Trait Increases the tile acquisition radius. +1 Radius.png City Radius
Unit (Only with Specialist Pack DLC)
Very bulky infantry unit with massive armaments.
Devastator Centurions Apothecarion
Weapon Grants Fortresses of Redemption, Predators and Aquila Macro-Cannons extra heavy bolters.
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Heavy Bolter
BoltWeapon.webp Bolt Weapon: The boltgun, or bolter, fires small missiles known as 'bolts'. Each self-propelled bolt explodes with devastating effect once it has penetrated its target. There are many variations of boltguns, from the short-barreled bolt pistol to the Vulcan mega-bolter often mounted on Titans and other super-heavy vehicles.
HeavyWeapon.webp Heavy: Reduces the accuracy after moving.

Research.webp Upgrade: Kraken Bolts Increases the armour penetration of bolt weapons.

Trait Increases the armour of Vindicators and reduces the movement penalty in forests and imperial ruins.
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Siege Shield: Increases the armour and reduces the movement penalty in forests and imperial ruins.
Requires: Siege Shield
Vindicator Vindicator
Operation Chapter tactic that increases damage reduction of infantry units.

Tier 9[]

Research Type Description Unlocks Recipients Requires Base Cost
Trait Increases the armour of Stormraven and Stormtalon Gunships. Launch Pads Research.webp 306
Unit (Only with Reinforcement Pack DLC)
Massively armoured and heavily armed transport unit.
Land Raider Armoury Armoury
Trait Increases the armour penetration of las weapons.
Operation Chapter tactic that restores the hitpoints of vehicle and fortification units. Armoury
Action (Only with Specialist Pack DLC)
Grants Devastator Centurions the ability to bypass ranged damaged reduction.
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Omniscope
Ignores enemy ranged damage reduction.
Actions.png Requires action points
Cooldown.png Cooldown: 5Turns.png
Research.webp Technology: Omniscope

Devastator Centurions Devastator Centurions
Unit Heavily armed and armoured airborne transport unit. Stormraven Gunship Launch Pads Launch Pads
Trait Causes orbital deployment to not consume action points when deploying Terminators adjacent to Tactical Space Marines. Terminators Orbital Deployment

Tier 10[]

Research Type Description Unlocks Recipients Requires Base Cost
Building (Only with Fortification Pack DLC)
Massive fortification with a devastating long-range cannon.
Aquila Macro-Cannon Orbital Relay Research.webp 360
Weapon Grants Fortresses of Redemption a krakstorm missile silo.
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Krakstorm Missile Silo
Barrage.webp Barrage: Does not require line of sight, but cannot overwatch.
LargeBlast.webp Large Blast: Hits multiple group members of the target unit.
Ordnance.webp Ordnance: Increases the armour penetration against vehicles and fortifications. Not usable by infantry after moving.

Research.webp Upgrade: Improved Frag Casings Increases the armour penetration of flamer, grenade, missile and blast weapons.

Fortress of Redemption
Action Grants ground vehicles the ability to fire hunter-killer missiles.
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Hunter-Killer Missile
Barrage.webp Barrage: Does not require line of sight, but cannot overwatch.
HeavyWeapon.webp Heavy: Reduces the accuracy after moving.

Research.webp Upgrade: Improved Frag Casings Increases the armour penetration of flamer, grenade, missile and blast weapons.

Armoury
Weapon Grants Stormraven Gunships a hurricane bolter.
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6x Twin-Linked Boltgun
BoltWeapon.webp Bolt Weapon: The boltgun, or bolter, fires small missiles known as 'bolts'. Each self-propelled bolt explodes with devastating effect once it has penetrated its target. There are many variations of boltguns, from the short-barreled bolt pistol to the Vulcan mega-bolter often mounted on Titans and other super-heavy vehicles.
RapidFire.webp Rapid Fire: Doubles the attacks at half range.
TwinLinked.webp Twin-Linked: Increases the accuracy.

Research.webp Upgrade: Kraken Bolts Increases the armour penetration of bolt weapons.

Stormraven Gunship Stormraven Gunship
Trait Causes orbital deployment to not consume action points when deploying adjacent to Scout Bikers or Stormraven Gunships.
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Orbital Deployment
Deploys the unit from a city tile to the target tile.
Actions.png Consumes action points
Movement.png Consumes movement
Research.webp Technology: Orbital Deployment
Cost: Influence.webp 20

Orbital Deployment
Operation Chapter tactic that increases the damage of units attacking enemy units in cities and fortifications.

Units & Heroes
Heroes CaptainChaplainLibrarian
Infantry Tactical Space MarinesAssault Space MarinesDevastator Space Marines
ApothecariesThunderfire CannonTerminatorsDevastator Centurions
Vehicles Scout BikersRazorbackLand SpeedersHunterPredatorDreadnoughtVindicatorLand Raider
Aircraft Stormtalon GunshipStormraven Gunship
Stationary Great HallFortress of RedemptionAquila Macro-Cannon
Buildings
Main Great HallOrbital Relay
Resource production GeneratorumGeneseed BunkerDormitoriesAssimularumCompany ChapelRefectoryLibrarium
Unit production ReclusiamApothecarionArmouryLaunch Pads
ResearchOperationsFaction Quest
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