|Matz the Cleaner|
Glory braves bombardment from Crymaria Levin as it makes its way towards Matz the Cleaner.
|Affiliation||East Europan Imperial Alliance|
|Weapon Drop||Firing Calculator (Hafen)|
|Chapter 15: A Reason to Fight, Part 1|
Matz the Cleaner (掃除屋マッター Sōjiya mattā?) is an Assault Tank Ace found in Valkyria Chronicles 4. He is a recurring Ace, being a return of the Imperial Tank Destroyer Ace Matz the Cleaner from the first game. He protects one of the Imperial camps in the battle mission Versus Ausbruch.
Oddly, Matz's tank has level 1 armament despite Ette of the Icefield having level 2 weapons: this is either an error and he was intended to have level 3 weapons, or for balance purposes so a level 3 Assault Tank and the Vulcan Procus aren't both in the starting area. As with previous Assault Tank Aces, Matz's tank has more HP than any standard Assault Tank variant, and the Body Def of a level 4 variant.
The Cactus or Glory can easily reach his tank on the first turn to target his radiator: if the former, the APC can use Demolition Boost to take care of him. The real challenge then is survival, as Matz's position is extremely exposed and any vehicle remaining there is likely to take fire from both Crymaria and the Vulcan.
Stats and equipment
Defeating Matz rewards the player with the Tank Upgrade "Firing Calculator" for the Hafen, a nicely compact 1x2 Part that grants +10 accuracy. This is a very useful Part, given it offers the same Accuracy bonus as the Part Rotating Periscope, while being one-third the size.
|Firing Calculator (Hafen)||1x2||Accuracy +10|
- "Cleaner" is presumably used in the Léon: The Professional sense of "assassin."
- Matz previously appeared in part 1 of mission 15 in Valkyria Chronicles as a tank commander, as well as a Lancer (Chapter 08: Saving The Evacuees (Pt.1)) in Valkyria Chronicles 3. There are two possibilities to explain this.
- Chronologically, this mission takes place after Maximilian's death. This could mean that Matz either transferred to Ausbruch after the fall of Citadel Ghirlandaio, or he was briefly transferred to Maximilian's command from Ausbruch, presumably to kill Welkin Gunther, and then returned to Ausbruch after the fall of Ghirlandaio.