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Slugga Nob
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Slugga Nob
Health1500 (Exterminatus: 650)
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Slugga Nobz are successful Orks who have fought enough to grow to weigh several tonnes, impervious to attacks that would slay a normal Ork. A Nob leads a mob of lesser Orks, acting as a worthy adversary even to a Space Marine; even bigger, stronger and tougher than an Astartes.


Slugga Nobz start appearing during Chapter 2. They deal massive amounts of melee damage and can take a lot of punishment before being stunned. You should generally avoid melee with Nobz unless you are in Fury mode. Kite them while unloading Bolter fire on them, or consider lobbing some grenades on their path. Pelting a Nob with Vengeance Launcher mines will also do the trick nicely. If they get too close and you see them wind up for a strike, try to roll out of the way.

For a more aggressive approach, when a Nob charges you can counter-charge by sprinting directly into it and using a shoulder-slam. This will break the Nob's charge and stagger it, giving you space for a few solid melee strikes. Use heavy stun combos to keep the Nob from recovering: a strike-strike-stun combo will stagger a Nob long enough for you to repeat the combo indefinitely, if there are not too many other enemies present. Meanwhile, a well-timed stomp can stun a Nob instantly.

When they become stunned, you can close in to Execute them (you can also just shoot them dead at this point, but often the health boost and stunning of surrounding Orks is useful). Note that when you use Execute on a Nob, you must win a "struggle" – a button-mashing sequence – to actually pull it through.



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