A kit geared towards survivability and attacking enemy infantry, Sentries are outfitted with thick armor plating that protects the wearer's face, torso and arms from small arms and shrapnel, allowing them to soak up a large amount of damage, but prevents them from equipping a Gas Mask or utilizing iron sights.
Following intense air defense, Luca must discard his armor and proceed towards Ferro Fortress. From this point on, he carries a Villar Perosa. At the fortress, Luca encounters enemy Sentries.
Enemy Sentries also appear in the War Story "Nothing Is Written". One appears as the personal bodyguard of an Ottoman commander who the player character, Zara Ghufran, must kill and retrieve his satchel in order to progress, and another appears in the village that Zara must clear of Ottoman presence in order to stage an attack on the Canavar, the Ottoman Armored Train.
The Sentry kit is a Battle Pickup available in certain multiplayer maps.
The primary weapon is either the MG 08/15, a belt-fed, water-cooled machine gun that is capable of sustained fire, allowing the user to effectively kill or suppress any infantry caught in their path, or the Villar Perosa (on maps that involve the Kingdom of Italy), a twin-SMG arrangement with a low magazine size, compensating through an incredibly high fire rate. Both these weapons, however, are almost ineffective to kill at long range, making it necessary for Sentries to get close to enemies to kill them.
The Sentry carries the heaviest body armor of all elite classes, providing damage reduction against all firearms, and complete protection from melee weapon hits. However, the sentry is not protected against exposure damage (fire, gas, explosives), and can fall victim to a takedown or bayonet charge.
As with other elite kits, players will have to stay out of combat for 45 seconds in order for them to start regenerating health, and cannot be revived. Sentries cannot pick up standard infantry kits, but may pick up other elite kits.
In the Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass DLC, the maps Verdun Heights and Fort Vaux offer a selection of elite kits—including one of each Sentry type—in place of the Behemoths featured on other maps.
In multiplayer, the Sentry kit appears in the following locations:
Conquest: Flag B in the camp.
Rush: can be found in the first and second sector.
Conquest: In the ballroom flag C, near the flag.
Conquest: Flag E in the alleyway
Conquest: Flag C beside a wall
Conquest: Near one of the entrances to either bunker.
Rush: Found in the first and second sectors.
- Because the Trench Raider's Raider Club does not have a takedown attack, it *cannot* inflict damage against the Sentry. The Trench Raider's other weaponry remains a threat.