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Razorback

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Unit
Affiliation

CNCR GDI logo.png GDI

Role

Anti-infantry

Armament

8mm rotating cannons

Tier

2

Tech level

24 Rare

Properties
Hit points

1580[1]

Production
Cost

CNCRiv Tiberium.png 60

Produced by

Helipad

Combat
Ground attack

70 (175 DPS) vs infantry
17 (43 DPS) vs vehicles
17 (43 DPS) vs harvesters
28 (70 DPS) vs structures

Cooldown

0.363 seconds

Speed

Fast (6.9)

Attack range

1

Sight range

2

Notes

Can't shoot directly under itself.

You wanted the best?
- Razorback when deployed

The Razorback is a rare GDI air unit in Command & Conquer: Rivals.

Background[edit | edit source]

Designed from the guns out to be the ultimate anti-infantry aircraft, the Razorback provides GDI forces with precision strafing runs on soft targets with its twin 8mm rotating cannons[2]. The Razorback can take the advantage of its extremely agile design to maneuver around the battlefield and chase down escaping infantry units with ease.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Razorback is an ultimate mid game anti infantry unit. Much like Chem buggy, it attacks while moving, but it moves over obstacles and ground units, making it almost a certain death for any unit from the Hand of Nod or barracks once the Razorback has closed the distance.

The ability to attack while moving allows it to stack with other units, thus increasing total firepower while staying safe. This requires careful management. This tactics works very well with Mohawk gunship, where both units together clear ground units without much effort and together will remove a squad of Attack bikes in seconds. Another option is to hide behind a shield of Missile squads, which can deal with most vehicles and aircraft, while the Razorback steps in to deal with infantry.

Even when pressured from the skies, can retreat to safety while still dishing out damage to units under.

Main weakness of the unit is aircraft and ground vehicles. It being a specialty unit it can struggle to find the role on the battlefield if the opponent is switching to non-infantry units.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

  • Added to the game on October 24, 2019
  • 2020-02-25:
    • Vehicle damage to -40%
    • Movement speed reduced to Fast (6.9) (was Faster (8))
  • 2020-08-12:
    • Attack cooldown increased to 0.4 (was 0.363)
    • Health reduced to 1500 (was 1580)
    • Default damage reduced to 70 (was 74)

Decks[edit | edit source]

Dr. Liang Razorback
Riflemen Missile Squad Pitbull Predator Tank Mohawk Gunship Razorback
James Solomon  
Missile Squad Shockwave Troopers War Dogs Slingshot Razorback Mohawk Gunship
Dr. Liang  
Riflemen Missile Squad Pitbull Razorback Hammerhead Orca Bomber
Dr. Liang  
Riflemen Missile Squad Slingshot M.L.R.S. Mohawk Gunship Razorback

Quotes[edit | edit source]

When created[edit | edit source]

  • Razorback, air superiority
  • Razorback, you wanted the best?
  • Razorback, ready for a fly by

When selected[edit | edit source]

  • Yes, commander?
  • Best in the business
  • Razorback ready to strafe
  • Talk to me
  • I'm a maverick of the sky

When moving[edit | edit source]

  • Copy that
  • Strafing over
  • Yes, commander
  • Taking her there
  • Affirmative

When moving to attack favorably[edit | edit source]

  • You can be my wing man
  • Let's give them the bird
  • To the danger zone!
  • I am dangerous

When moving to attack neutral[edit | edit source]

  • Let's gun them down!
  • Target in my sight
  • Engaging the enemy
  • I'm on it
  • I can hold my own

When moving to attack unfavorably[edit | edit source]

  • And you think I'm reckless?
  • You kill me. You really do.
  • This could be complicated
  • Hey, whose side are you on?

When unable to attack target[edit | edit source]

  • Can't engage
  • Help me help you
  • Thaaats a negative
  • Wish I could

When attacking[edit | edit source]

  • Splash that sucker!
  • Going ballistic!
  • Strafing targets
  • Ripping them up!

When under attack[edit | edit source]

  • I got movement in the pedals!
  • They got a lock on me!
  • Rotors hit!
  • I got bogies all over me!

When crashing[edit | edit source]

  • Hold on to your geese!
  • Well, this is it!
  • Mayday mayday!
  • But... I'm the best!

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Intel report on Razorback

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The intent behind Razorback is to provide a Helipad to players that will work best with all assemblies during the opening, mid-battle or even at the very close end of the battle. This is the first in a series that’ll provide agility to players.
- YP
  • Created as a better version of Nod's Venom[2]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Top Air Force fighter pilot.
  • Even though it can't shoot directly underneath itself, the animation shows guns blazing.
  • Model is somewhat similar that to an V-35 Ox transport ship.

References[edit | edit source]

CNCR GDI logo.png Global Defense Initiative Rivals Arsenal CNCR GDI logo.png