Cefepime is a massive warrior with a widely effective strategy. Like many of his fellow Apothecaries, Cefepime targets the creation and renewal of the Pestilence agents’ armor, preventing the reinforcing cross-linking that provides them protection against the Nodal Sentry. His β-lactam sword swiftly and powerfully swipes through the Pestilence armies’ of both the Gram Positive and Gram Negative Legions. And importantly, he is not susceptible to the agents’ counterattacks like many β-lactam Apothecaries, including his own family. His powerful build also allows him to fully penetrate Gram Negative armies, many of which were able to the resist the attacks of Cefepime’s forbearers. Due to his significantly increased fighting ability, Cefepime can take down several notable threats—including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and multiple drug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae—and has been called one of Soma’s “last defenses against several serious human infections.”
Like all members of the Apothecary Army, however, unleashing Cefepime against Soma’s worst enemies is not without risks. Though his presences does not increase mortality, as one evaluation suggested a few years ago, he does disrupt the flow of the aqueduct, irritate the region of the land where he first enters Soma, and cause minor disturbances wherever he goes. More notably, he is associated with serious deficiencies in Soma’s rivers and streams that can result in severe leakage that drains the waterways and threatens to starve the island’s communities of the life-giving flow. As a result, Cefepime is usually only called into battle when Soma is under siege by severe infections of the Respiro Forest or by Pestilence armies that are resistant to most other Apothecary warriors.