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Storm Column
CNCTW Storm Column
Structure
Affiliation

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

Role

Advanced base defense

Protection

Medium

Tier

3

Properties
Hit points

6400

Armour type

Heavy (75% Cannon, 50% Rocket, 100% Grenade, 25% Gun, 1% Sniper)

Production
Cost

$3000

Build time

0:30

Produced by

Drone Platform

Requires

Technology Assembler

Hotkey

F5

Combat
Ground attack

2500 (Rocket)

Air attack

2500 (Rocket), 20% scalar against Scrin aircraft

Cooldown

4 seconds

Attack range

375

Function
Power

-12

Abilities

Detects Stealth
CNCTW Ion Storm Cameo Ion Storm

Notes

Splash radius: 5
20% vs Scrin aircraft

What the hell is THAT?!
It looks like some kinda localized ion storm!
But that is impossible!!
Tell
that to the aliens!!
- GDI troops, witnessing the Storm Column's abilities at Berne
CNCTW Storm Column Cameo

The Storm Column is the ultimate base defense structure for the Scrin, and has been used extensively to protect vital structures such as their Relay Node assembly.

Background

Storm Columns, much like the Planetary Assault Carrier, are able to somehow artificially generate localized ion storms. While aiding Scrin aircraft, ion storms are lethal to all human forces both on land and in the air, and the Storm Column is consequently an extremely fearsome base defense, with anything within range at risk of being annihilated by an immensely powerful lightning strike.

Scrin aircraft owned by the same army within the storm are enhanced, increasing the damage they deal by 25% and reducing the damage receive by 25%. Additionally, any friendly Scrin aircraft are healed by 5% of their maximum health each second they remain in the storm.

Abilities

CNCTW Ion Storm Cameo
Ion storm The Storm Column's crown generates an Ion Storm that jams enemy missiles, buffs Scrin aircraft by adding +25% damage and reducing incoming damage by adding 25% damage reduction, heals Scrin aircraft by 5% life per second of Ion Storm effect and inflicts damage to hostile units in a short radius around it. Note that all hostile Scrin aircraft only take 20% of this damage.

In-game

Fortunately, Storm Columns have a somewhat limited range and their armor leaves them susceptible to high-powered weaponry. Artillery units, notably GDI's Juggernaut, are able to outrange the comparatively small ion storm that it generates and attack it with impunity. Also, large attack forces, while inevitably suffering losses, will be able to destroy it with relative ease.

While it is normally not possible to build one Storm Column immediately next to another (one cannot build under an ion storm), powering down any nearby Storm Columns will allow the placement of another. When a 'wall' of Storm Columns has been created, it is the most potent defensive line in the game, and is enormously costly to defeat (especially when two or three Devastator Warships sit in the ion clouds above). This, however, can be potentially costly in terms of power.

The ion storm lingers for some time after the Storm Column is destroyed, still electrocuting those that are considered enemies of its owner before the storm dissipates.

In Kane's Wrath the ion storm jams missiles and deflect some of the incoming fire.

Gallery

Behind the scenes

This electric weapon is similar to the old, GWII-era Tesla Coils, the differentiating detail is the Column doubles as an AA Defense.

References

CNCTW Scrin Emblem Scrin Third Tiberium War Arsenal CNCTW Scrin Emblem

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