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Spider tank
CNC4 Spider Tanks In-game
Six Spider tanks linked by lasers
Structure
Affiliation

Nod, Offense Class

Role

Anti-Heavy, Anti-Air Heavy

Armament

Laser

Protection

Light

Tier

1

Tech level

2

Properties
Armour type

Light

Production
Cost

3 CP

Build time

0:10

Requires

Rank 2

Combat
Ground attack

Low Damage

Air attack

Low Damage

Cooldown

Medium

Speed

Fast

Attack range

Medium

Function
Upgrades

CNC4 Arachnophobia Cameo Arachnophobia
CNC4 Range Boost Cameo Range boost
CNC4 Speed Boost Cameo Speed boost
CNC4 Refire Boost Cameo Refire boost

Abilities

Burrow
Laser Web
Garrisson Widow

CNC4 Spider Tank Cameo

The Spider tank is a fast Tier 1 Offense Class Light unit in service of the Brotherhood of Nod.

Background

The Spider is a beetle-like, quadruped (with wheels on each leg) vehicle which is armed with a small laser weapon. It's most important ablity is the Laser Web, which allows it to link with other Spider units. This causes a web to form between the group. Any units trapped inside the web will take continual damage while they are inside the web. Nod has not declassified any information on its deployment or development history, however.

In-game

Spider Tanks cost only 3 CP each (the same as an Engineer) and can be massed to effectively attack larger units. While not strong individually, as a group, they can be a force to be reckoned with, especially in close quarters, where their network ability isn't wasted. The Burrow ability combined with Laser Web can be very devastating, especially against slow Tier 3 heavy units and Crawlers. They are best combined with Raiders, due to the Spider Tank's inefficiency towards infantry and light vehicles. They are also very unexpectedly efficient against aircraft when in larger groups.

They are, however, not very effective versus units that use Blast damage when in large numbers, Like the Kodiak because the blast will damage all Spider Tanks in the group, and thus rapidly reduce health. This can be annoying when fighting units like the Juggernaught and Firehawk, and even units like the Mastodon and Kodiak. The flaw can be offset by micromanagement, which you will want to use anyway to maximize the laser web. In addition, they can attach themselves to the Nod Widow to increase the Widow's firepower, armour and rate of fire. Their closest GDI equivalent is the Striker.

An achievement can be earned if the player uses its laser web to destroy several targets.

Quotes

Im ready for blood!

Cut 'em off at the knees!

For The Widow!

Gallery

References


CNC4 Nod Logo Brotherhood of Nod Ascension Conflict Arsenal CNC4 Nod Logo
Sheppard Tanks Sheppard

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