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Attack cycle
TS Attack Cycle
Unit
Affiliation

Nod
CABAL
Forgotten

Role

Anti-armour recon

Armament

Missile launchers

Protection

Light

Tier

1

Tech level

5

Properties
Hit points

150

Armour type

Wood

Production
Cost

$600

Produced by

Nod war factory

Combat
Ground attack
  • 40 (AP)
  • 30 (x2) (elite) (AP)
Air attack

30 (x2) (elite) (AP)

Cooldown

60

Speed

12

Attack range

5

Sight range

5

Function
Elite upgrade
  • Fires two missiles at once
  • Able to target aircraft
  • Self-repairing
TS Attack Cycle Icons

The attack cycle is a successor to the TWI Recon bike, used by Nod, CABAL and The Forgotten during the Second Tiberium War and the Firestorm Crisis.

Overview

Like its predecessor, it incorporates a missile launcher, but can only fire missiles two at a time. It is extremely fast but has very little armour. Its turning rate is much faster than the previous recon bike and thus its manoeuvrability is also much higher.

The pilot is a single Nod soldier, lying prone.

They were succeeded by the more advanced attack bikes in the Third Tiberium War.

In-game

Useful as a scouting unit and as light weapons platform against armoured enemy targets. Unfortunately, their lack of any armour means that they are not effective in prolonged combat situations.

Due to the drastically uneven cost effectiveness of the Nod tick tank, attack cycles often ended up forming the real backbone of the Nod motorpool in the Second Tiberium War. Tick tanks cost just as much as GDI's Titan mechs, but have weaker armour and guns. Unfortunately, they are not significantly faster than Titans either.

Assessment

Pros

  • Fastest ground unit in the game
  • Very cheap (cost $600)
  • Effective against ground vehicles
  • Can attack aircraft when elite

Cons

  • Virtually unarmored
  • Practically weaks against infantry
  • Not immune to Tiberium veins.
  • Vulnerable to air units when not elite

Gallery

Videos

TS Nod logo transparent Brotherhood of Nod Second Tiberium War Arsenal TS Nod logo transparent
Cabal 2 CABAL Second Tiberium War Arsenal Cabal 2
TiberiumAlliances Forgotten Forgotten Second Tiberium War Arsenal TiberiumAlliances Forgotten

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