Slave (Yuri's Revenge)

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Internal name



Yuri's Army


Resource gatherer



Tech level


Hit points


Armour type



$10 (coding only)

Produced by

Slave miner (automatic)

Ground attack

30 (SA)



Attack range


Sight range



Slave miner


Immune to mind control


Cannot be trained in Barracks

The slave is a Yuri resource gatherer in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge. Slaves are automatically produced by slave miners (up to five per miner at a time) at no cost and will automatically follow their slave miner and gather any nearby ore once the miner deploys. Their owning player cannot directly control them or order their production.

If their miner is destroyed the slaves switch automatically join their liberators in gratitude and become controllable by whichever player destroyed their miner.

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Under their original command, the commander has no direct control over them, they cannot be commanded to attack or defend themselves whatsoever. They are only useful for gathering resources to gain credits or to convert into Brutes.

Liberated slaves have minimal use in battle, they cannot be used for mining and their ore stock during enslavement cannot be deposited to the liberating commanders' account. As a biological unit, they can be used as add-on power for Bio Reactors. They can also be used as an expendable scouting unit, they do however have a weak melee attack, their only advantage is that they cannot be mind controlled. While a single slave is virtually useless, a large horde of them is even less useful than that. This is because this will pose an outright liability to their new allies if their former master has a Genetic Mutator. Although being weak against most units. The slave can become strong and really be over-powered in groups against poorly defended buildings or idle tanks/infantry Slaves would only generally be useful in battle if it has reached the elite rank It can demolish tanks/building and infantry within a matter of seconds.

These slaves can be used to distract attacking enemies for several seconds.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

  • Yuri's Revenge patch 1.001: if a slave miner is dropped into water, the freed slaves will join the player that freed them instead of turning neutral.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

When selected (enslaved)[edit | edit source]

  • Can I have a potty break?
  • I've seen happier times.
  • I haven't eaten in days!
  • What is it now?
  • Don't hurt me!
  • Yes, master?

When selected (liberated)[edit | edit source]

  • What can I do?
  • Will work for food!
  • Liberty is sweet!
  • How can I help?
  • (joyous sigh)

When moving (enslaved, unused)[edit | edit source]

  • My feet hurt!
  • Whatever you say.
  • Can I go home now?
  • Alright.
  • Work, work, work!

When moving (liberated)[edit | edit source]

  • Sure.
  • Ohh-de-doo-de-doo...
  • Do I still need this shovel?
  • Whatever do you say!
  • Hmm, okay!

When ordered to harvest (enslaved, unused)[edit | edit source]

  • Digging!
  • Okay, okay!
  • You know, this stuff's heavy!
  • This is hard work!
  • Alright, alright.

When ordered to attack (enslaved, unused)[edit | edit source]

  • I'm just a slave!
  • Will this shovel work?
  • I'm not really a warrior, you know.
  • Will this earn me my freedom?
  • I thought I only had to dig!

When ordered to attack (liberated)[edit | edit source]

  • Payback time!
  • Got my shovel right here!
  • They pushed me too far!
  • Charge!
  • Swing away!

When suppressed (enslaved)[edit | edit source]

  • All I have is this shovel!
  • They're attacking me!
  • Somebody help me!
  • This isn't fair!
  • Ow, ow!

When suppressed (liberated)[edit | edit source]

  • Ouch!
  • Hey, quit it!
  • You're hurting me!
  • That's not fair!
  • You bully!

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A liberated slave will be promoted to maximum veterancy if they kill any enemy unit. This is because promotions are given based on killing three times their own cost in enemy units. Their value is $10 in the game's coding, therefore killing any enemy unit will promote them fully.
  • Slaves were possibly originally a controllable unit even when not liberated. This is supported by the unused quotes, which were supposed to be used when ordering slaves to gather ore and attack. Interestingly, they were used when sending a liberated slave to a Grinder.
  • According to the official website (now defunct), the slaves are actually mind-controlled by the slave miner, this explains why they cannot be mind-controlled by other units.[1]

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Technician (Red Alert) - another unit that cannot be produced in the normal fashion and equally as useless in combat
  • Worker (Generals 1) - a similarly enslaved resource gatherer and builder in the Generals universe

References[edit | edit source]

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