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For the Tiberium Wars generation, see Laser turret (Tiberium Wars). For the Generals defensive structure, see Laser Defense Turret.
Laser Turret
CNCTS Lasers In-game
Unit
Affiliation
Role

Base defense

Armament

Laser

Protection

Metal

Tier

1

Tech level

2

Properties
Hit points

500

Energy

0

Armour type

Wood

Production
Cost

$300

Produced by

Nod Construction Yard

Requires

Hand of Nod

Combat
Ground attack

30 (Super)

Cooldown

40

Attack range

5,5

Sight range

7

Function
Power

-40

TS Laser Turret Icons

The self-powered laser turret (designated simply as laser in-game) is the basic defensive structure of the Brotherhood of Nod during the Second Tiberium War and the Firestorm Crisis. It is essentially the smaller, more versatile cousin of the mighty Obelisk of Light

Background

Its design is simple - a laser gun powered by an internal capacitor (meaning it remains active even if the power grid goes down), mounted on a flexible mount, lying dormant underground when not in use. Due to its relative simplicity, large numbers of laser turrets are often deployed to defend Nod bases.

The weapon is powerful enough to cut through GDI combat suits with ease and seriously damage Wolverine powered armour suits or knock their arms off. However, heavier foes such as the Titan are capable of destroying the laser turret from well outside its range, as the laser gun is limited in this aspect. Another weakness is that the turret is almost entirely exposed to weapons fire, making it easy to disable.

Laser turrets were replaced by the more powerful shredder turret following the Firestorm Crisis.

In-game building

This structure is essentially an arm with laser provision on its edge. It requires only a 1 x 1 tile to be deployed. Its laser consumes armour and health of a single target, unlike the RPG upgrade for the GDI component tower, which has less armour piercing capabilities. However, the RPG upgrade deals splash damage, while the laser turret does not.

Although laser turrets are shown to have a pop-up ability in CG cutscenes, they do not appear to be able to retract underground in-game.

Assessment

Pros

  • Effective against infantry and light vehicles
  • Cheap (only costs $300)
  • Does not use depend on power

Cons

  • Short range
  • Defenseless against air units
  • Many vehicles, most prominently Titans, can destroy a laser turret without taking any damage from it.

Gallery

See also

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

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