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Planetary Assault Carrier

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TW PAC Forcefield.png

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Unit
Affiliation

CNCKW Scrin logo.png Scrin
CNCKW Traveler-59 Logo.png Traveler-59

Role

Heavy capital ship

Armament
Protection

Heavy

Tier

4

Properties
Hit points

10000

Armour type

Heavy (100% Cannon, 100% Rocket, 100% Grenade, 100% Gun, 1% Sniper)

Production
Cost

3000

Build time

0:30

Produced by

Gravity stabilizer

Requires

Signal transmitter

Hotkey

F4

Combat
Air speed

40

Attack range

400 (before fighters can launch)

Sight range
  • 350 (vision)
  • 500 (shroud clearing range)
Function
Upgrades

CNCTW Forcefield Generators Cameo.png Forcefield generators
CNCKW Traveler Engines Cameo.png Traveler Engines

Abilities

CNCTW Ion Storm Cameo.png Ion storm
Stormrider
Detects stealth

The Planetary Assault Carrier (often abbreviated as PAC in the community) is a powerful Scrin aircraft witnessed during the Third Tiberium War.

Background[edit | edit source]

The heart of most direct actions by the Scrin is a heavy floating starship known as the Planetary Assault Carrier. The carrier contains a complement of Invader-class fighters that are particularly vicious when swarming ground targets, but even more effective when the Carrier stops to generate an ion storm around the outside of its hull[1].

Abilities[edit | edit source]

CNCTW Ion Storm Cameo.png
Ion storm The Planetary Assault Carrier generates a localized ion storm that buffs Scrin aircraft by adding +25% damage, reduces incoming damage by 25%, heals Scrin aircraft by 5% total hit points per second, and inflicts damage to hostile units in a short radius around it. All hostile Scrin aircraft only take 20% of this damage. This power has a 60 second cooldown and is canceled if the carrier moves (Ctrl+A).
Stormrider The Planetary Assault Carrier is buffed upon entering an ion storm, increasing damage by 25% damage, reducing damage taken by 25%, and healing 5% of its total hit points per second. This effect is lost shortly after it leaves the storm.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

CNCTW Forcefield Generators Cameo.png
Forcefield generators Planetary Assault Carrier can be equipped with shields that add an additional 2500 hit points protection with the same armor as the carrier. Shields will return to full strength if damaged or destroyed after 2 minutes. Shields protect Planetary Assault Carrier from one EMP blast, but the shield is destroyed if the aircraft is EMP'd (Ctrl+A). Purchasable at any Technology Assembler for $4000 and takes 1:30 to research.
CNCKW Traveler Engines Cameo.png
Traveler Engines Traveler-59 warships can be upgraded with advanced engines for even swifter tactical strikes. Researching Traveler Engines increases the speed of Planetary Assault Carrier by 30% (Ctrl+S). Purchasable at Traveler-59 Technology Assembler for $1500 and takes 0:40 to research.

In-game[edit | edit source]

The menacing Planetary Assault Carriers are often the spearheads of a Scrin aerial assault, contributing swarms of Invader Fighters to any battle. The ability to generate Ion Storms and detect stealth units makes them even more valuable in any war fleet. Each Planetary Assault Carrier comes with 8 Invader fighters that can be deployed to destroy targets. Planetary Assault Carriers regenerate lost fighters slowly over time.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

  • Tiberium Wars patch 1.05: now generates an ion storm more quickly. Scrin aircraft now receive a 25% bonus to attack power in addition to a 25% bonus to armour while in an ion storm.
  • Kane's Wrath patch 1.02:
    • damage increased from 45 to 55
    • health of Invader fighters increased 10%

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jason Bender. 2007-03-20. Command & Conquer 3 Faction Feature -- The Scrin. IGN.
CNCKW Scrin logo.png Scrin Third Tiberium War Arsenal CNCKW Scrin logo.png