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Laser Drone

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Unit
Affiliation

CNCR Nod logo.png Nod

Role

Anti-vehicle aircraft

Armament

Laser guns

Tier

1

Tech level

20, common

Properties
Hit points

200[1]

Production
Cost

20

Produced by

Air Tower

Combat
Squad size

4

Ground attack

10 against infantry
80 against vehicles, structures
72 against harversters

Cooldown

1.5 seconds

Air speed

Fastest

Attack range

1

Sight range

3

The Laser Drone is a Nod aircraft squad in Command & Conquer: Rivals.

Background[edit | edit source]

Laser Drones are the result of Kane's directive to utilize recruits from Yellow Zones whose physical limitations, brought on by years of Tiberium exposure, made them unsuitable for standard service. It was found that by forcibly transplanting the cerebrum of these recruits into a Laser Drone they could provide a few days of valuable service to the Brotherhood despite their disabilities.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Effective against vehicles, can target infantry, cannot target air. Has vision range of 3.

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Fast, powerful, yet cheap, Laser Drone squad can inflict significant damage to any ground vehicle. They even effective against Pitbull and are a headache for Attack Bikes. If one squad struggles to take down a unit, add some more laser drone squads. Even the Titan will go down fast against three drone squads. The population cap might make such swarming impractical.

Due to their cheap price, speed and damage, they are frequently used to rush harvesters.

Their weak health means they will fall quickly fast shooting units like Slingshot. Their ineffectiveness against infantry means that Missile Squad will remove them from the map fast, unless the Drones utilize their speed and keep a safe distance.

If a more sturdy unit that can attack also aircraft is more appropriate, then Banshee could be a better option.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

  • Balance update 2019-07-02:
    • Attack speed increased to 1.2 from 1.5.
    • Damage vs. Vehicles increased to 92 from 80.
    • Damage vs. Harvesters reduced to 68 from 72.
    • Vision increased to 3 form 2.
  • Balance update 2019-07-31:
    • Attack Speed decreased to 1.5 from 1.2.
    • Damage vs. Vehicles decreased to 80 from 92.
    • Damage vs Harvesters increased to 72 from 68.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

When created[edit | edit source]

  • Swarm ready to exterminate
  • The swarm has arrived

When selected[edit | edit source]

  • The swarm awaits
  • Awaiting orders
  • Ready to destroy
  • Processing
  • Scanning

When moving[edit | edit source]

  • I obey
  • Moving and scanning
  • The swarm moves
  • Swarming

When ordered to attack favorably[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent
  • Eliminate the weak
  • Exterminate
  • They will be destroyed!

When ordered to attack unfavorably[edit | edit source]

  • Following orders
  • Objectionable tactics
  • Unfavorable
  • As commanded

When ordered to attack neutral[edit | edit source]

  • You are an enemy of the brotherhood
  • For Nod
  • Target acquired
  • Drones will deliver
  • Attacking

When ordered to attack unreachable target[edit | edit source]

  • Unproductive
  • Impossible
  • Preposterous

When in favorable or neutral engagement[edit | edit source]

  • Can't kill us all!
  • The swarm is infinite
  • Swarm for Nod
  • You cannot stop us
  • Destroy

When in unfavorable engagement[edit | edit source]

  • Drones under fire
  • Systems compromised
  • Drones being attacked
  • Swarm taking damage

References[edit | edit source]

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