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.
When an enemy unit is killed, 100 experience per supply cost of unit killed is "dropped".
If the unit is a non-Heroic unit with 0 supply cost, it will drop no experience.
If the unit is a Heroic unit with 0 supply cost, it will drop 800 experience.
Dropped experience is equally split among all eligible units (Royal Guard, not at max rank) within 15 range of the unit killed.
If there are no eligible units within 15 range of the unit killed, all eligible units on the map get an equal split of the dropped experience.
Once a Royal Guard unit has reached maximum rank, it is removed from the pool of eligible units so as to not waste experience.
Mastery: Increases the gained experience per supply by +0.5 (+4 on Heroic unit with 0 supply cost) per Royal Guard Experience Gain Rate mastery point. Up to a maximum 115 experience per supply (920 experience on Heroic unit with 0 supply cost).
Royal Guards increase Imperial Support based on their supply cost and Rank. Each point of Imperial Support generates 1 Imperial Mandate every 240 seconds.
Imperial Support=50% for Royal Guard's Supply. Depending on the Rank level, the number of Imperial Support increases by x2 (Rank 1), x3 (Rank 2) or x4 (Rank 3). Mastery: +1% of Imperial Support per Royal Guard Support mastery point. Up to a maximum +30%.
Reach Mengsk Level 5.
5 (+0.05 per mastery point. Up to a maximum 6.5) every 240 seconds
10 (+0.1 per mastery point. Up to a maximum 13) every 240 seconds
15 (+0.15 per mastery point. Up to a maximum 19.5) every 240 seconds
20 (+0.2 per mastery point. Up to a maximum 26) every 240 seconds