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CNCRiv Catalyst Gunship.png
CNCRiv aircraft.png Catalyst Gunship

CNCRiv Catalyst Gunship stand.png

CNCRiv Catalyst Gunship engage.png


CNCR Nod logo.png Nod


Anti-infantry helicopter


40mm Chemical Grenade launcher



Tech level

33 Rare

Hit points



CNCRiv Tiberium.png 50

Produced by

Air tower

Ground attack

510 (319 DPS) vs infantry
50 (31 DPS) vs vehicles
50 (31 DPS) vs harvesters
510 (319 DPS) vs structures


0.08 seconds (initial)
1.6 seconds

Air speed


Attack range


Sight range



Every 3.6 seconds fires a Tiberium cloud canister


Gunship shells can detonate Tiberium clouds, causing around 820 damage to vehicles and structures, and 320 damage to infantry.

Chemist with a cannon
- Gunship when selected

The Catalyst Gunship is a Nod aircraft in Command & Conquer: Rivals.

Background[edit | edit source]

Following the development of the Catalyst Missile, Jade began working on smaller version capable of mass production. She was able to successfully miniaturize the explosive capabilities of the Missile in the form of an incendiary round capable of being fired from a helicopter without risk of backlash. Combined with a 40mm Chemical Grenade launcher, the Catalyst Gunship can create concentrations of Tiberium gas to ignite its own Catalyst Rounds.[1]

Designed with missile launchers on the side and an underslung grenade launcher, the unit has a progress bar on its back that starts empty but fills up as it begins to fire the Tiberium Grenade Launcher.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Strong against infantry Can target vehicles Cannot target aircraft
  • Launches a Tiberium gas grenade that leaves behind Tiberium gas on impact every 5 seconds.
  • Deals bonus damage to a unit sitting in Tiberium gas.

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Deals hefty damage to infantry and once the Tiberium grenade is launched, the catalyst explosion deals serious damage to all squad ground units.

  • Will not detonate enemy Chemical Units but can detonate enemy Chemical Clouds.
  • Will not detonate on Tiberium.
  • Explosion created by Catalyst Gunship will not chain react with Chemical Units.
  • Mini explosion will not hit air units.

Decks[edit | edit source]

Oxanna Kristos CopyCatTv
Militant Laser Squad Chemical Warriors Attack Bikes Stealth Tank Catalyst Gunship
Oxanna Kristos tibtroopin
Militant Laser Squad Attack Bikes Chem Buggy Stealth Tank Catalyst Gunship

Changelog[edit | edit source]

  • 2020-06-10 Unit introduced
  • 2020-08-12:
    • Attack cooldown reduced to 1.6 seconds (was 2.0)
    • Gas grenade charge-up time reduced to 3.6 seconds (was 5)
    • Initial attack delay reduced to 0.08

Quotes[edit | edit source]

When created[edit | edit source]

  • Catalyst gunship, in service to Kane
  • Double the weapons, double the pain
  • I am a catalyst for victory

When selected[edit | edit source]

  • Combustion canons loaded
  • Two weapons are better than one
  • Chemist here
  • Yes, commander?
  • Chemist with a cannon

When moving[edit | edit source]

  • On my way
  • Advancing
  • Flying out
  • Moving location
  • Hit the gas!

When moving to attack favorably[edit | edit source]

  • My next specimen!
  • No gas mask can save you!
  • Science is power!
  • Let's displace them!
  • I'll cleanse them all!

When moving to attack neutral[edit | edit source]

  • Yes, commander
  • As you wish
  • Give them both barrels!
  • Destroy them!

When moving to attack unfavorably[edit | edit source]

  • Not the best specimen
  • Hope I make it out alive
  • Not a good mix

When unable to attack target[edit | edit source]

  • Can't experiment on that
  • Negative, commander!
  • Guns don't point up

When attacking[edit | edit source]

  • Their science is flawed
  • Mixing it up
  • Smell the gas!
  • Breath the air!
  • Choking them out!

When under attack[edit | edit source]

  • I'm combusting!
  • Experiment gone wrong!
  • Not liking this mixture!
  • Save the chemicals!

When crashing[edit | edit source]

  • Pull up!
  • Mayday mayday
  • Catalyst combusting!

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

NEW UNIT! Catalyst Gunship Preview

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Utilize the Gunship's primary and secondary attack to dispatch powerful infantry units. Works well as a combo with other chem based units or as a standalone infantry specialist
- Py

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Venom — cheaper Nod anti-infantry aircraft.
  • Razorback — GDI counterpart.

References[edit | edit source]

CNCR Nod logo.png Brotherhood of Nod Rivals Arsenal CNCR Nod logo.png