If Onslaught enters into direct combat, it's only because something has gone wrong with his battle plan. He prefers to remain on the sidelines of a fight, directing the action and revising his tactics second by second. Nothing gives him joy as much as a well-executed ambush, or the swift, organised destruction of an Autobot base. When he must get involved in a fight himself, he does so with cold fury, advancing meticulously across the battle field with his fire focused on the most danerous opponent. Every variable in a fight is taken into account in his mind, every possibility assessed, and every contingency planned for.