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Corrupter
CNCTW Corrupter
Unit
Affiliation

CNCTW Scrin Emblem Scrin
CNCKW Reaper-17 logo Reaper-17
CNCKW Traveler-59 Logo Traveler-59

Role

Support Walker

Armament

Tiberium-spraying cannon

Protection

Medium

Tier

2

Properties
Hit points

3000

Armour type

Medium (100% Cannon, 75% Rocket, 25% Grenade, 25% Gun, 1% Sniper)

Production
Cost

$1000

Build time

0:10

Produced by

Warp Sphere
Warp Chasm

Requires

Nerve Center

Hotkey

F5

Combat
Ground attack

300 (Grenade)

Speed

70

Attack range

150

Function
Abilities

Clear garrisoned structures
Repairs alien units
Weapon can spawn Visceroids
CNCTW Uncombine with Buzzers Cameo Uncombine with Buzzers

Notes

Medium vehicle. Strong vs infantry and structures

CNCTW Corrupter Cameo

The Corrupter is a Scrin biological "vehicle" appearing in Tiberium Wars and Kane's Wrath.

Background

Each Corrupter is equipped with a large tank containing a Tiberium-based, viscous liquid. Corrupters use the launching system that lies inside their "mouths" that contains a strong acid that mixes with the Tiberium-based liquid. The Walker then sprays this acidic Tiberium-based liquid at targets through its 'mouth', either to rapidly decimate enemy infantry squads, clear garrisons, or destroy structures.

In contrast, the sludge has a regenerative effect on other Scrin units and as a result Corrupters had been seen spewing it on fellow units for battlefield repairs.

Abilities

CNCTW Uncombine with Buzzers Cameo
Uncombine with Buzzers Orders the Buzzer swarm attached to the vehicle to detach and roam freely (Ctrl+A).

In-game

The Corrupter is primarily useful for its spraying healing ability, which is cost-effective due to the vehicle's relatively low price. As a weapon, the spray is short-ranged and rather weak against most enemy units. GDI missile squads and Nod rocket militants outrange the Corrupter and are capable of destroying it before it has a chance to attack. It is the only Scrin unit besides buzzers that can clear garrisons. It may create visceroids when it slays enemy infantry, but this is uncommon. These visceroids will attack their "parent" corrupter for a short time (causing no real harm), then come under its owner's control.

Assessment

Pros

  • Can repair Scrin vehicles and infantry
  • Effective vs. infantry and structures
  • Can clear garrisoned structures
  • Very fast attack
  • Reasonably quick movement speed
  • Attacking infantry may cause visceroid mutation which the visceroids attack all factions including the player's (this may be more of a blessing than a curse when killing a platoon of advanced infantry, as visceroids surprisingly resist sniper attack)

Cons

  • Defenseless against aircraft
  • Almost useless against vehicles
  • Vulnerable to anti-armour, with relatively weak armour
  • Short range

Gallery

Trivia

The Visceroid spawning ability is in Tiberium Wars, but not in Kane's Wrath(though the tooltip remains).

CNCTW Scrin Emblem Scrin Third Tiberium War Arsenal CNCTW Scrin Emblem

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