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The Soldier is one of the many Sons of Panzer that can spawn in Fortresses. It is the Boss Tank version of the Auto-Gunner. Created by Zathsu.


The Soldier looks like a Gunner with six barrels, three for each grouping instead of two. On top it is a double sided Auto Turret (one barrel on the front, one on the back). On top of the Auto Turret is a flashing red siren. A line of tiny gray squares go over the Soldier's body and wrap around the remaining part of its back, representing a bandolier of bullets. Those trying to design this, just Google what a bandolier is so that you can get an idea of what I mean. :/


Battle Track:

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Death Animation Track:

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Note that all Sons of Panzer share these two tracks among all of them.


  • Spread Wave: Will sweep left to right firing bullet waves at the closest player.
  • Spinning Turret: Will move to the center of the Fortress, become Invulnerable, and both barrels on his Auto Turret will start firing spiral lasers of bullets INCREDIBLY fast. You need to move with them (but they spin fast, so get far away and weave through, or get super close to the boss itself and orbit around it).
  • Missile Strike: A bunch of areas on the map will get a red target. Seconds later, 16 bullets will fire out in a ring from that area. (It will flash red until this occurs).
  • Sentry: Will set up a Defensive Turret INSIDE the base. It will drop off beneath The Soldier, and when he moves, the sentry will be visible. Read the Defensive Turrets page to see what one is. This sentry cannot be destroyed, and lasts for 10 seconds.
  • Focus Down: Will aim at a player (constantly looking at them even as they move). Then, it will begin firing bullets at that player for 8 seconds as the fire rate exponentially gets faster, making it harder and harder to dodge as time moves on.

Death Animation

The Soldier stops moving, and stays still for three seconds. Then, his siren goes into overdrive, flashing faster and faster as his Auto Turret's barrel extends out to one side, with one side lengthening the other. He then gives a "salute," and explodes brilliantly into a pile of dust.


  • Many of The Soldier's moves are related to war tactics, like an air strike or setting up a machine gun turret.
Bosses (Tale of Diep)
Polygon Bosses Polypatrons: GuardianSummonerDefenderLeviathanDemolishorVanguardTrapperzoidHeptazoidColliderSlider • Tri-Seeker • ConstructionistBattle CarrierArmorboatMessenger • Gunship • SeptashotDreadnoughtSpreaderWarshipTrape FighterNonation • Phage Lord • Industrian • Barricador • Terminator • Conquistador • PulsarDeltrabladeCascade Army • Vis Ultima • Excubitor • Quintet • Umbra • Savior • Constellation • Spartan • Vortex • Implosionist • Lurk • Earthquake • Asteriscus • Sassafras

Mechagons: Guardian LSummoner Mk. IIDefender PrimePenta-Powergon

Realm Bosses Emperor ScorpioX-BowClaxim the Crooked • Illumina Goliath • Cavern Fiend • Mother Moonhand • Usurper of the SunOvercharm • Sanctus the Blind • Mistress Cadavera • The MonstrosityHollow GougerWallflower • Hand of the Dunes • Minion Horde • Runic Husk • The Forgotten King • Tharea the Shattered • Banished Three • Captain Chromehook • Guardian XStormbringer • Avarice • War Machine • Giga-Droid • Allgazer • Herald of the Altar • Skullcrusher • Honorable of the High Order • The Begotten • Writhe • Cinder Ancient • Scourge of the Crimson Sky
Sons of Panzer Primordial Sons: The PentagunThe ChimæraThe WolfThe DecimatorThe Trio of DoomThe SupplementThe HelixThe EstuaryThe TitanThe FurnaceThe TorrentThe ShadowThe OctagonThe KeeperThe ArrowThe MasonThe ArtisanThe LichThe PuppetmasterThe SoldierThe TacticianThe Tres GeminosThe OvermasterThe BureaucratThe PrinceThe JudicatorThe Veil

Mechanical Sons: The AutomatonThe StrategistThe FrigateThe SawThe Cyborg

Final Sons: The HarbingerThe WarhandThe PestilentThe Siphon

Gladiator Bosses Jack of HeartsBane of DronesFirestarterSumo KabloomOverdriveLeaping WarmindAdversaryWicked PrinceRoyale
Paramarchs Patapars • Hypoten • Noma • Xharen • Cinnabar • Proxima & Cidetris • Harriet • Declan • Diacaster • Khan Scorpnida • Andax • Yulron • Ralfus • Seventry • Combostrum • Righ O'Larr • Wernad • Decolosis • Lyptna • Helazor
High Prophets GaiusVictit • Timidis • AllegorLocke
Polygon Disciples PerpendiculusTritesPentavianHexenSeptaurOctraxEnnealisDecratite
Event Bosses The Storm of Fragments • Soul of Azerot • Draconis RexThe PrismGlimpse of PanzerAcolyte of Doom
Legendary Bosses ArchprophetNostradamusWar Machine IIDr. LacusBelisariusApostle of Panzer
Era Bosses Avatar of Panzer
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