Name: Barbiel - Lightning of God
Description: Multiple faces, translucent crystalline skin.
Order: Smiting Angel
Choir: Guiding Angel
Difficulty: Hard (CR:0)
Body Type: Artificial
Size: Enormous (+20 to hit, +3 Wounds)
|Body Location||% to hit||AP||Wounds|
|Front Right Leg||61-70||2||16|
|Front Left Leg||71-80||2||16|
|Back Right Leg||81-90||2||16|
|Back Left Leg||91-00||2||16|
Angel: 1 Fate Point, may spend to regenerate 14 Wounds, may burn to regenerate 1d10+14 Wounds.
Quadruped: Agility Bonus doubled for purposes of 4-legged movement
Heavenly: ATP is not reduced by activating AT powers. AT powers may be augmented by ATP, but not up to more than the amount of ATS possessed by the Angel.
Superior Action: May perform Full Actions as Half Actions, may perform one Half Action as a Reaction Action per turn. May use multiple attacks per turn, provided it has multiple weapons to use.
AT Erudite: Teleforce Blast AT Power
Blind Plane: May not attack things located more than 45 degrees above or below the horizontal.
|Ranged Attack Name||Range||Damage||Damage Type||Pen||RoF||Special (Precise Blast/Shocking)|
|Precise Blast||LoS||1d10+3||Explosive||6||S/-/-||Deals an extra +2 Damage per Degree of Success on the BS roll, to a maximum of +10/Targets which take at least one point of damage (after armour and Toughness) must test T, with +10 for each point of armour on that location. If they fail, they are stunned for rounds equal to half the damage they suffered.|
AT Powers: Accelerated Territory, Friction Flood, Deflection, Wrap Beam, Kinetic Wave, Teleforce Blast
Skills: Dodge, Intimidate, Swim Proficient
Fear Rating (2)
60 Dam Angelic Senses
4 rerolls per combat, +10 to all skill tests, TB doubled
Strategy: Barbiel's fairly simple - keep range using Accelerated Territory, while alternating between the Precise Blast and his AT arsenal of Teleforce Blast and Kinetic Wave each turn using the two Full Actions granted by the Superior Action trait. To counter him, it's necessary to engage him in melee from multiple directions (or else he'll simply Kinetic Wave any would be attackers away), and even then you run the risk of him simply disengaging as a reaction, and then blasting you with AT powers or fleeing using Accelerated Territory. The best way to achieve victory while minimising EVA damage, then, is to abuse its Blind Plane trait. A-Type Flying EVA equipment is obviously worth its weight in gold for this battle, potentially leaving it helpless if the air transports can get beyond the 45 degrees of skyline to launch airborne EVAs into the safe zone without being shot down on approach. Alternatively, if you can find some way to pin it in one place and then attack it from below or climb upon it and attack from above, again it will be hard pressed to stop you. Attempting to defeat it by conventional means will likely lead to massive damage or even outright defeat.
Scaling for Challenge: Incarnate [BS], AT Erudite [Repulsion], Osmose or Explosive would all be appropriate. Godly is not recommended, as it would not only increase Barbiel's LS to 210 (making him a potential 3rd Impact initiator), but would also grant him Celerity, for a total of 4 Full Actions per combat round. Only a sizeable group (5+ EVAs) of Rank 4 or 5 pilots are likely to stand much of a chance.