400 per squad memeber
0.5 seconds (initial)
Reveals adjacent stealthed units.
|“||Dropping the base!
- Shockwave trooper when attacking.
- 1 Background
- 2 Abilities
- 3 Game unit
- 4 Decks
- 5 Changelog
- 6 Quotes
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Behind the scenes
- 9 Videos
- 10 Images
- 11 See also
- 12 References
Background[edit | edit source]
Shockwave Troopers are elite GDI ground troops armed with miniaturized Disruptor technology. Although less powerful than the Disruptor, the Shockwave Troopers’ lower cost and ability to be deployed from the Barracks has made them a staple among GDI infantry forces.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
- Reveals adjacent stealthed units.
Game unit[edit | edit source]
As powerful infantry squad, Shockwave Troopers excel at eliminating enemy infantry and directly assaulting structures.
In the early game, where every piece of Tiberium matters, Riflemen are a better choice. But as the game progresses, population cap becomes more relevant and the Shockwaves provide more damage and have more health, which allows them to hold pads for longer even in unfavorable match-ups.
Shockwaves are strong against all structures. The Obelisk of Light has very low fire rate, which allows Shockwave Troopers to walk up to it and do significant damage. Minigun Turret has better fire rate, but low health, meaning that Shockwaves are better off attacking it, not running away. Damage to the base is not significant enough to make a direct assault viable, but it could provide relevant chip damage.
Ability to reveal adjacent stealth units allows it to decloak the Stealth Tanks, but the limited damage to the vehicles means they have to rely on other friendly units to deal significant damage to it.
They share the same stats and abilities as the Flame Troopers.
Decks[edit | edit source]
Changelog[edit | edit source]
- Patch 1.1 2018-10-04: Introduced to the game.
- Balance update 2018-10-16:
- Damage increased to 130 (was 100)
- Health decreased to 480 (was 540)
- Balance update 2019-12-06:
- Health decreased to 465 (was 480)
- Damage increased to 136 (was 130)
- Patch 1.3.1 2019-02-06:
- Health decreased to 400 (was 465)
- Damage increased to 150 (was 136)
- Balance update 2019-12-11: Increased Speed to Fast (6.9) (was Average)
Quotes[edit | edit source]
When created[edit | edit source]
- Shockwave, ready to melt them
- Settle down, we're here
- Shockwave, ready to melt the enemy
When selected[edit | edit source]
- Where's the action?
- Shockwave itching for a fight
- Shockwave ready
- Just point me towards the enemy
When moving[edit | edit source]
- Capacitors on the move
- Let's stick together!
- Let's go, troopers!
- Shockwave moving
When ordered to attack favorably[edit | edit source]
- Music to my ears
- Dropping the base!
- Cranking it up!
When ordered to attack unfavorably[edit | edit source]
- Uh, this doesn't sound good
- This is gonna hurt
- Might not make it home
- This will be a shock to the system
When ordered to attack neutral[edit | edit source]
- Shoot at anything that moves
- Troopers, fire at will!
- Sonic weapons hot
- Attacking formation
When ordered to attack unreachable target[edit | edit source]
- No way!
- Not doing it
- Waste of my time
When in favorable or neutral engagement[edit | edit source]
- Shockwave kicking it
- Lighting them up
- Can you hear me now?
- No retreat!
When in unfavorable engagement[edit | edit source]
- We're getting picked off!
- We need to pull back!
- We die together!
- Hey, I could use a little backup!
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Not designed after any existing unit in C&C universe.
- Uses a lot of sound related idioms, strong sense of comradery. Female.
- When idle, puts the sonic weapon on the shoulder.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
|“||GDI was really lacking a mid-tier direct infantry counter to units like the Cyborg and Zone Troopers. We wanted to give players an easier to use, more direct counter to high-tier infantry, as well as a unit that they could use to harass the enemy base.
Videos[edit | edit source]
Images[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]