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For ZOCOM's version, see Zone Shatterer.
CNCKW Shatterer Cameo.png


KW Shatterer.png
Internal name



CNC3 GDI logo.png GDI


Support tank


Sonic emitter



Hit points


Armour type

GDISonicTankArmor (150% Cannon, 100% Rocket, 50% Grenade, 25% Gun, 1% Sniper)

  • 110% side damage, 150% rear damage


Build time


Produced by

GDI war factory
Reclamator hub


Command post



Ground attack

1000 (Cannon)


3.3 seconds



Attack range


Sight range
  • 350 (vision)
  • 400 (shroud clearing range)

CNCTW GDI Call for Transport Cameo.png Call for transport

Engage sonics!
- Shatterer

The Shatterer is a GDI support vehicle avilable only in Kane's Wrath.

Background[edit | edit source]

As with its non-mobile brethen, the sonic emitter, the Shatterer was originally designed with Tiberium abatement in mind, using a modified version of the aforementioned turret to propel concentrated waves of sonic energy deep into Tiberium fields, operating safely from a HoverTech-derived mobile platform[1].

Following the unexpected assault of Washington D.C. by Nod forces, the Shatterer was repurposed for military use. Waves of sonic destruction proved exceptionally effective against the masses of uprising Nod militants and waves of Tiberium-infused alien invaders. Though lightly armored and no faster than a Predator Tank, the Shatterer proved an invaluable ally both on and off the battlefield[2].

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Call for transport
Call for transport If an Airfield is deployed, Shatterer can call in a V-35 Ox Transport for pickup for a small fee of $200. This ability has a 2 minute cooldown (Ctrl+A).

In-game[edit | edit source]

The sonic wave was relatively slow compared to other weapons, which made the Shatterer more useful against slow moving units or stationary targets, like buildings. Heavier units were able to withstand the sonic blast for a while. This, and along with its heavy bulk, made the hovertank vulnerable to fast units, including aircraft. Also, the unit was unable to fire while moving and had no defense against aerial units. The Shatterer was also somewhat expensive, at 1500 credits.

However, the Shatterer had several advantages that made it an effective weapon when used right. It was capable of hitting all units that its shockwave hit, making it effective at destroying entire swarms of lightly armoured units, infantry, and closely-built structures. This also made Shatterers effective in urban areas, as they could simply firing through the buildings to hit other units, or demolish other buildings that were occupied by the enemy without exposing themselves to unnecessary fire.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

  • Kane's Wrath patch 1.01:
    • range increased 30%
    • sonic wave horizontal damage radius tripled
    • pre-attack delay removed
    • clip reload time increased
    • cost increased to $1500/15 sec
  • Kane's Wrath patch 1.02:
    • GDI Slingshot and Shatterer icons swapped at the reclamator hub to mirror the war factory
    • range increased from 325 to 350

Quotes[edit | edit source]

When created[edit | edit source]

  • Sonic tank, ready to go!
  • Shatterer ready!

When selected[edit | edit source]

  • Resonance status green!
  • Sonic ready!
  • Shatterer, standing by!
  • Sonic powered up!
  • Ready for battle!

When moving[edit | edit source]

  • Got it!
  • HoverTech active!
  • Move out!
  • Move in!
  • On the way!

When ordered to attack[edit | edit source]

  • Tracking 'em down!
  • Target coordinates acquired!
  • Moving to arc position!
  • Attack position confirmed!

When attacking[edit | edit source]

  • Blow 'em away!
  • Engage Sonics!
  • I like the sound of that!
  • Let's break 'em down!
  • We'll have a target!
  • We've got 'em now!

In combat[edit | edit source]

  • Keep firing!
  • We're taking fire!
  • We've got 'em in our sight!
  • Checking calibrations!
  • Keep it safe!

When retreating[edit | edit source]

  • Let's get outta here!
  • Retreat!

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This unit is known as Громовержец (Thunderer) in the Russian localization of the game.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. Nod Weaponry, "GDI Shatterer".
  2. 2008-03-11. Unit Spotlight: The Shatterer. Mirror: [1]. Command & Conquer official website. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
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