10×12 against infantry
Fires at three targets in an arc.
|“||Calm before the sandstorm
- Sandstorm when leaving Tech Lab.
- 1 Background
- 2 Abilities
- 3 Game unit
- 4 Changelog
- 5 Quotes
- 6 Videos
- 7 References
Background[edit | edit source]
The AHV-8 Sandstorm is a GDI hover vehicle first fielded after the 3rd Tiberium War. The Sandstorm is noteable for its ability to fire a seemingly endless volley of guided missiles at multiple enemy air and ground forces simultaneously.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Strong against vehicles and aircraft. Deals damage to up to 3 enemies in an arc.
Game unit[edit | edit source]
Sandstorm is a late game unit that can deal with all manner of air threats and can deal wreak havoc for lower tier vehicles. As such it's used as a tech spalsh unit for GDI aggro decks.
Although light anti-vehicle infantry like Laser Squad will eventually take down a Sandstorm, it's high health means that it might be too late, therefore a better answer to the Sandstorm is an infantry with a stronger punch or some baiting tactics before heavy hitting vehicles or aircraft moves in.
The amphibious nature of the unit makes it capable of quickly moving across maps which have ponds.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Professional, at times emotional. When idle, move the rocket launcher around.
Changelog[edit | edit source]
- Balance update 2018-06-15:
- Damage vs Infantry reduced to 15 (was 20)
- Cost Increased to 130 (was 100)
- Patch 1.1 2018-10-04:
- Damage vs. Vehicles decreased to 100 (was 150)
- Health increased to 3600 (was 3200)
- Balance update 2019-12-06:
- Sandstorm no longer splits damage between enemy units
- Number of missiles fired is now 12/24/36 (was 12/18/24)
- Balance update 2019-03-13: Health increased to 4330 (was 3600).
- Balance update 2019-06-05:
- Damage vs. Infantry decreased to 10 (was 15)
- Can now hover over lakes
Quotes[edit | edit source]
When created[edit | edit source]
- Ready to kick up the dust
- Calm before the sandstorm
- Ready for action
When selected[edit | edit source]
- Sandstorm scanning
- Rocket pods aligned
When moving[edit | edit source]
- Sandstorm in motion
- Sandstorm mobile
- Sandstorm drifting
When ordered to attack favorably[edit | edit source]
- We will vaporize them
- Lock and load!
- Sandstorm superiority
When ordered to attack unfavorably[edit | edit source]
- This is gonna be bad
- As commanded
- No happy advantage
When ordered to attack neutral[edit | edit source]
When ordered to attack unreachable target[edit | edit source]
- No can do!
- Impractical, sir
When in favorable or neutral engagement[edit | edit source]
- Taking them down
- Rockets on track
- We've got this
When in unfavorable engagement[edit | edit source]
- Sandstorm under assault
- Enemy has the upper hand
- We're under fire
Videos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]