|Obelisk of Light|
Obelisk of Light in TW3
Nod, Black Hand, Marked of Kane
Advanced base defense
Construction Yard, Crane
The Obelisk of Light is a powerful defensive structure used by Nod in the Third Tiberium War.
The terrifying power of this heavy defensive structure is a shining testament to Nod's military application of laser technology. The Obelisk's basic design is largely unchanged since its introduction in the First Tiberium War, with the only obvious differences being a longer charge time and a more powerful discharge.
First constructed to defend Nod bases during the First Tiberium War, this iconic structure is one of the best known and least loved among GDI forces. Massive capacitors charge and discharge a laser - which is aimed by advanced focusing and targeting systems - that can melt composite armor to molten slag and vaporize organic tissue.
Nod Beam Cannons, sharing the similar technology on these towers, can use their ability to fire at these towers, this improves charge frequency and damage.
Unlike other base defenses, this tower seems to have two modes of attack: When engaging vehicles, the tower will normally charge and then fire a beam to deal damage to enemy armor. Groups of these are hazardous to tougher vehicles, including Epic Units.
For infantry, it will not charge at all. Instead it will 'sweep' the enemy squads with the laser with a shorter firing time. It is quite clever because it is more efficient than just charging and blast every single squad-member .
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