"Thanatos has a powerful rocket launcher with a very long range. It can annihilate dozens of infected people with a single shot. When the enemies are too close, Thanatos will fight face to face."
The Thanatos is one of four specialized units requiring Oil that can only be recruited from an Engineering Center. The other three being the Lucifer, the Titan and the Mutant. However, in order to recruit this unit you will first need to purchase the requisite research at a Foundry for 2000 gold.
Like all other units recruited at the Engineering Center it cannot be garrisoned in a tower for protection and ranged bonuses but unlike the Lucifer it can fire freely over walls.
The Thanatos is armed with a rocket launcher which serves as its primary ranged attack causing a large amount of damage in a significant area around the point of impact thus making it a very effective mobile anti swarm unit. It is also unique in that it is the only unit in the game to possess a powerful melee attack in the form of spike brass knuckles, although this does not have an area of effect like its ranged one.
Overall the Thanatos can serve either as a powerful frontliner able to quickly plug gaps wall breaches and match up to enemies in melee but is perhaps most effective when firing at large groups of weaker infected with its rocket launcher from behind the safety of a wall.
Even though the Attack Damage is displayed as 70 it is weirdly uneven; the mentioned damage is only valid for the horizontal,vertical, as well as the second diagonal tiles and their close adjacent tiles from the Impact tile.
The direct impact point though can get up to 93 damage, killing executive Infected in one shot. Everything in the direct diagonal tile to the impact point gets reduced damage, down to 41 damage, so even runner zombies would survive this.
- "Thanatos. Ready and cool."
- "Cool day to blow up things."
- "Hmmmm. Nice cigar."
- "I'm the freakin' boss."
- "I smashed it last night."
- "Let me crush some skulls."
- "Let's put this awesome body to use."
- "Oh. Not sleepin', just restin' ma eyes."
- "Ready to burst some infected."
- "Shhhhhh. I'm hungover."
- "Stap starin' at ma muscles."
- "Whaddaya want? An autograph?"
- "Gimme two seconds."
- "I'm awesome and you know it."
- "Just lemme finish ma cigar."
- "Nice idea."
- "Not to be hurried."
- "Oh yeah."
- "Roger that!"
- "Sounds good."
- "Take it easeh."
- "That's all?"
- "Where's the parteh?"
- "Fahrin' the hole!"
- "I'm lovin' it!"
- "In how many pieces?!"
- "Let's blow them up!"
- "Party time!"
- "So funneh!"
- "Say goodbye to papa!"