Mortally wounded in the attack on Autobot City, Megatron was discovered by Unicron adrift in the vacuum of space. The Decepticon leader accepted the Chaos Bringer’s bargain and was reborn as Galvatron. Driven mad by dark energy, Galvatron is unpredictable and dangerous to all in his path, friend or foe alike.

Maximum StatsEdit

2 Star

  • Health: 1748
  • Attack: 165
  • Max Rating: 590

3 Star

  • Health: 4291
  • Attack: 347
  • Max Rating: 1352

4 Star

  • Health: 11153
  • Attack: 901
  • Max Rating: 3549


Game AbilitiesEdit

Basic Abilities Edit

  • Dark Energy
  • Dark Burn

Abilities Edit

Values in bold are current values, as of 8.0

Blocking at Ranged Distance

  • Galvatron gains a Dark Energy Charge every 0.1 0.065 seconds but quickly loses them while not Blocking.
  • If Galvatron reaches 30 Dark Energy Charges he will not lose the charges for 6 seconds, after which he will lose them all.
  • Each Dark Energy Charge increases the damage of Ranged Attacks by 1~5%.
  • +v5.1: +20% Block Proficiency

Heavy Attacks

  • 1% 1.7% chance for each Dark Energy Charge to inflict Dark Burn, instantly dealing 80~100% 100~140% 110-150% of Attack as Energy Damage.

Note: At 30 charges, the chance to trigger a Dark Burn is now 51%, up from the previous 30%. Critical Melee Attacks

  • +2% Critical Damage for each Dark Energy Charge.
  • +50% Critical Chance to the last hit of a Light or Medium Melee Combo.
Rank Dark Energy Charge Dark Burn
1 2% 2.7% 80% 100% 110%
2 2.5% 3.2% 85% 110% 120%
3 3% 3.9% 90% 120% 130%
4 3.5% 4.6% 95% 130% 140%
5 4% 5.3% 100% 140% 150%

Signature Ability Edit

Will of Unicron

While the enemy is at low Health, Galvatron has a chance to channel dark energy from Unicron himself.

  • When Fully Charged
    • Galvatron has 0.5% chance for each percentage of the opponent’s missing Health to become Unstoppable and gain 10~30% Power over 6 seconds.
  • +0.3% per level
Level Power
5 10.3%
10 11.6%
15 12.9%
20 14.3%
30 16.9%
35 18.2%
45 20.8%
50 22.2%
55 23.5%
60 24.8%
65 26.1%
80 30%
95 34%
100 35.3%

Special Attacks Edit

  1. Particle Acceleration - Galvatron uses his Particle Accelerator to leap forward and bash his opponent.
    • 1% 2% chance for each Dark Energy Charge to Stun the opponent for 3 seconds. (Note: At 30 charges, the chance to Stun is 60%.)
  2. Dark Energy Blast - Using vast stores of power, Galvatron fires a blast of super-charged particles.
    • 2% chance for each Dark Energy Charge to consume all charges and inflict Dark Burn, instantly dealing 80~100% 100~140% of Attack as Energy Damage.
    • (+v5.1: Energy Charges are locked for the duration of this Special Attack)
  3. Galvagun Overcharge - Will Galvatron’s enemy withstand the attack? Here’s a hint: Go ask Starscream.
    • Galvatron channels 30 Dark Energy Charges.
    • 3.3% chance for each Dark Energy Charge to consume all charges and inflict Dark Burn, instantly dealing 80~100% 100~140% of Attack as Energy Damage.

Synergy Bonuses Edit

  • Synergy-incomingSynergy-outgoing EnemiesStarscream, Ultra Magnus - +2~3~8% Attack Rating.
  • Synergy-outgoing Living WeaponShockwave - +4~6~16% Damage to Heavy and Special Attack 3.
  • Synergy-incomingSynergy-outgoing Allies - Tantrum, Megatronus - 2-3-8% Armor.
  • Synergy-incomingSynergy-outgoing Hand of Chaos - Cyclonus - All Decepticon Special Attacks gain +2~6~15% Special Attack Damage and +2~6~15% Critical Damage.



Galvatron has one of the most devastating ranged attacks in the game. Dark Burns act like incineration (ie. instant damage), and bypass abilities that involve regular damage over time, like Grimlock's Signature Ability.

The only ways to charge up Dark Energy Charges are by Blocking at ranged distance (making sure to sidestep all heavies and retreat to charge) and Special III. Make sure you fully charge (30 charges), or else you lose the charges quickly. Dark Energy Charges allow for amped up Specials, Crits and especially Heavy Attacks.

His Special Attacks can do major damage when he has 30 charges. Special I can Stun and Specials II and III can both Dark Burn and do potentially fatal damage to the opponent... especially on Special III (those 60 charges!)

As if his skillset wasn't... crazy enough, dupe your Galvatron and you also gain the ability to become Unstoppable and gain passive Power on full charges.


Anything that tampers with Ranged Attacks, like Blaster's Interference and Scorponok's Dazed, will almost likely hamper Galvatron's deadly Ranged Attacks. Prevent him from charging full charges by using Heavy attacks. If he gets to 30 charges, bait out his specials and dodge his Heavy Attacks, then counterattack shortly afterwards. He particularly loves using his Special I.

Strong Match-upsEdit

Bots Edit

  • Ultra Magnus - Galvatron alternates between Physical and Energy Damage types, and can Dark Burn through them, making this Bot extremely hard for Ultra Magnus to adapt to.
  • Grimlock - Grimlock will not have time to purify Galvatron's Dark Burn, making it one of the few Damaging Debuffs that can bypass the king lizard's signature ability.
  • Cyclonus - Galvatron's armada won't be able to nullify his unstoppable with his Dark Fields.

Mods Edit

Weak Match-upsEdit

Bots Edit

  • Prowl - Keeping Galvatron’s power low is the best way to keep him from using his devastating Special Attacks.
  • Ratchet - Galvatron’s signature ability requires the opponent to be at low health, something Ratchet is adept at preventing.
  • Blaster - Decreasing ranged damage and healing from blocked ranged attacks will keep Blaster kicking Galvatron's tailpipe.
  • Scorponok - Galvatron may be unhinged, but he won't be able to exert this power when Scorponok Dazes him.

Mods Edit

  • E.M.I. Module - Facing a defender on this Module limits Galvatron's raw power... to a mere crawl. (Pair that with Blaster and he has tamed true insanity.)
  • Paralyzer- Constantly draining Galvatrons power won't let him reach his full potential with his special attacks

Recommended ModulesEdit

Pair Galvatron with these Modules and add a touch of crazy to your Base!

  • Strange Refractor - Galvatron must Block to channel Dark Energy; giving this dark Decepticon the ability to Stun opponents when Blocking, and greater block damage from his greater block proficiency creates a deadly combination.
  • Laser Guidance Module - The destructive potential of Galvatron's Ranged Attacks are unmatched by any other bot. Placing him on the Laser Guidance Module is a great way to stop raiders in their tracks.
  • Robot Resource - Pair an Awakened Galvatron with this Module and he'll be all business when it comes to his strong Specials.


  • Galvatron Crystal
  • The entire month of October offered many ways to obtain Galvatron Chips; Duplicate Bots, exploring Special Missions, exploring Alliance Missions, Galvatron's Bounty Arenas, Raids, the Daily Calendar, and Energon Bundles.
    • 3-Star Galvatron: 10,000 Galvatron Chips
    • 4-Star Galvatron: 100,000 Galvatron Chips

After the conclusion of Galvatron Rising, all remaining Galvatron Chips could be exchanged for either Premium Bot Crystal Shards or 4-Star Bot Crystal Shards for 6 days. (25 per Premium shard, 500 per 4-Star shard)

  • Bot Crystals (added 1/17/2018)


Trivia Edit

  • His design is based on the Generations Titans Return Galvatron toy.
  • Galvatron's Special 2 is bugged; If your Bot got successfully hit by Galvatron's first hit, you could still make your Bot sidestep his cannon blast. This was fixed in v4.1; but instead if your Bot blocks Galvatron's first hit, you can still cancel his cannon blast by hitting him.

External LinksEdit

Read more about Galvatron in the Transformers Wiki

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