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Obelisk of Light
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Unit
Affiliation

TS Nod logo transparent.png Nod
CABAL TS.png CABAL

Role

Advanced anti-surface base defense

Armament

Laser

Tier

3

Tech level

9

Properties
Hit points

725

Armour type

Wood

Production
Cost

$1500

Produced by

Nod construction yard

Requires

Nod tech center

Combat
Ground attack

250 (Super)

Cooldown

120

Attack range

10.5

Sight range

8

Function
Power

-150

Tall, ominous towers of doom. Does wonders for morale...
- Anonymous GDI soldier, describing the structure

The second-generation Obelisk of Light was a Nod advanced base defense structure used during the Second Tiberium War and the Firestorm Crisis. It was an example of military applications of LASER technology.

Background[edit | edit source]

Born out of the need for a powerful defensive mechanism for Brotherhood military bases, the Obelisk is quite possibly the most powerful laser weapon in recorded history, result of Project Obelisk WDTA2411 5[1]. Its mode of operation remained basically the same throughout the wars - massive capacitors underneath the structure amass power, which is then used to create a powerful laser beam, directed against enemies via a system of advanced optical and focusing systems. Obviously, it requires massive amounts of power to function.

During the period between the First and Second Tiberium Wars, Kane's engineers continued to work on the Obelisk design, overhauling it and increasing both its resilience and firepower.

Firestorm Crisis[edit | edit source]

With the Tacitus, CABAL created two variants of the Obelisk, the Obelisk of Darkness, and the CABAL Obelisk to defend its core. The CABAL Obelisk was a ground defense more powerful than even the standard Obelisks and the Obelisk of Darkness was capable of vaporizing any aircraft that came within firing range. The 2 defenses were powerful but both were destroyed by the combined GDI and Nod forces.

Legacy[edit | edit source]

Obelisks of Light continued to be fielded following the Firestorm Crisis, although their designs were changed to an appearance more akin to those seen in the First Tiberium War.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • While the core design did not change during development, Obelisks of Light initially appeared a lot smaller in earlier screenshots.
  • A charging animation was present, but was unused in Tiberian Sun. It was implemented in the Firestorm expansion.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

In mech attack cinematic 3

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tiberian Dawn EVA Installation Sequence

See also[edit | edit source]

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