Signal transmitter

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CNCTW Signal Transmitter Cameo.png
Signal Transmitter
autosize
Structure
Internal name AlienSignalTransmitter
Reaper17SignalTransmitter
Traveler59SignalTransmitter
Affiliation CNCKW Scrin logo.png Scrin
CNCKW Reaper-17 logo.png Reaper-17
CNCKW Traveler-59 Logo.png Traveler-59
Role Access advanced aircraft and abilities
Tier 4
Properties
Hit points 3000
Armor type Medium (75% Cannon, 50% Rocket, 100% Grenade, 25% Gun, 1% Sniper)
Production
Cost $3000
Build time 0:30
Produced by Drone platform
Foundry
Requires Technology assembler
Hotkey F9
Function
Power -10
Allows Planetary Assault Carrier
Abilities CNCKW Overlord's Wrath.png Overlord's Wrath
CNCTW Wormhole Cameo.png Wormhole
CNCTW Mothership Power Cameo.png Mothership
Signal transmitter ready for transport of Mothership to Threshold. Successful transport to Threshold will enable planetary escape. Congratulations Foreman, mission salvaged, mothership saved.
- Alien Mission AI

The Signal Transmitter was an important battlefield building for the Scrin during the Third Tiberium War. Its primary role was summoning Motherships.

Background

This bizarre, spiked building appears to grant Scrin Foremen access to the most advanced and dangerous air/spacecraft that the aliens have to offer, namely their Planetary Assault Carriers and foreboding, glacially slow Motherships. Notably, the Mothership will materialise wherever this building is placed when it is summoned, and while this construction does indeed allow the summoning of a Mothership, it still comes at great Tiberium cost. The building itself also consumes a reasonable amount of power. With this building the alien Foreman can call down support power called Overlord's Wrath and summon Wormhole that provide teleportation between two points on the battlefield for a short time.

During the alien's escape from earth, the Mission AI give briefing to Foreman 371: "While completing Threshold Assembly, the construction of Signal Transmitter is your only chance for survival Foreman. First priority, complete Threshold assembly". The Signal Transmitter then summon the Alien's Mothership to be teleported into the Ichor Hub with the Threshold Tower.

Support powers provided

Icon Support power Description
CNCKW Overlord's Wrath.png Overlord's Wrath The might of the Scrin invasion is displayed by hurling down a series of successively larger Tiberium-laced asteroids that slam into the ground with devastating impact. This power costs $4000 and takes 7:00 to recharge.
CNCTW Wormhole Cameo.png Wormhole The Wormhole allows Scrin forces to be transported between two different locations, arriving at their destination nearly instantaneously. However, enemy forces can also use the Wormhole, which lasts for 0:25. The Wormhole costs $2000 and takes 4:00 to recharge.
CNCKW Shock Pods Cameo.png Shock Pods Reaper-17 can summon three squads of Veteran Shock Troopers at a location. This power costs $3000 and takes 1:30 to recharge.
CNCTW Mothership Power Cameo.png Mothership For the incredible price of $5000, a Mothership can be deployed. This massive vessel can obliterate entire bases with its Catalyst Cannon, though it is incredibly slow and only can only fire on targets directly below it. Summoning a Mothership will sound an audible alert to all players, and though the Mothership is well armored, it takes a long time to transit anywhere on the map. This power has a cooldown of 2:30.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Signal Transmitter bears a resemblance to an ancient sea creature called the Hallucigenia.

References


CNCKW Scrin logo.png Scrin Third Tiberium War Arsenal CNCKW Scrin logo.png