Pride of Augustgrad battlecruisers can be built by Arcturus Mengsk in Co-op Missions. They serve as powerful warships, that can rank up to empower their Yamato Cannon and Tactical Jump abilities. At Rank 2, the Pride of Augustgrad gains area-of-effect damage on its Yamato Cannon. At Rank 3, the Yamato Cannon fires a total of three times, choosing new targets if the main one is destoyed. This means that a fully upgraded Pride of Augustgrad can easily clear clumped groups of enemies. With the Field Assisted Targeting System, the Pride of Augustgrad can also support masses of Dominion troopers by providing extra range.
As the ship has no means to repair itself, changing a few troopers into Dominion laborers between fights to repair them will keep veteran ships in the battle.
Killing enemy units grants experience to nearby Royal Guards. If there are no nearby Royal Guards when an enemy is killed, the experience is instead split between all Royal Guards in the mission. Experience allows the unit to gain Rank, which improves its damage, armor, health and unlock new abilities or passive bonuses.