Atomantic Shielding is an advanced technology most likely discovered during the Dark Age of Technology. This arcane technology was primarily used to protect all Contemptor Pattern Dreadnoughts. The defensive shield generators were mounted in its armoured carapace, powered by the potent automantic power reactor core housed within, which generates a protective gravitic shield, providing greater protection from both ranged and melee attacks for the walker. However, when damaged, the Atomantic power generator can overload and result in a devastating miniature atomic explosion which can badly damage nearby allied units.
- Imperial Armour Aeronautica, pg. 38
- Imperial Armour Apocalypse Second Edition, pg. 25
- Imperial Armour Apocalypse (2013), pg. 20
- Imperial Armour - The Horus Heresy Book One: Betrayal, pg. 200