Trancers are traditionally short-lived individuals, as the powerful alchemical concoctions that grant them their psychokinetic powers tend to destroy their bodies rapidly and without remorse. This destructive cycle is not without anomalies, however, as some can withstand the chemical degeneration indefinitely. These lucky souls become fierce psychic combatants, unlocking mental feats of strength a traditional trancer simply doesn’t have the time to master.
The Ascendant Mentalist is a powerful support solo that uses its psychic abilities to protect friendly Crucible Guard models from ranged attacks and even enemy charges. Additionally, the combat capabilities of the Mentalist are different than that of a traditional Trancer. Whereas a normal Trancer wants to engage the enemy in melee quickly, the Mentalist can hang back and damage multiple enemies at once with its Psychic Assault spray attack.