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Virus
YR Virus
Unit
Affiliation

Yuri

Role

Long-Range Anti-Infantry unit

Armament

Virus Dart Gun

Tier

2

Tech level

1

Properties
Hit points

100

Armour type

N/A

Production
Cost

$700

Build time

0:28

Produced by

Yuri Barrack

Requires

Psychic Radar

Combat
Ground attack

125 (Virus)

Cooldown
  • 100 (80 when elite)
  • 80 (IFV)
Speed

4

Attack range
  • 10 (16 when elite)
  • 12 (IFV)
Sight range

9

Function
Abilities

Kill enemy infantry with one shot
Infantry killed by virus gun explode into a viral cloud
Immune to toxin cloud

Elite upgrade

Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing

Notes

Does not reveal position when attacking

No cure for this!
- Virus
YR Virus Icons
YR Virus Veteran Icons

The Virus is Yuri's primary sniper unit.

Background

Armed with a plague-laden sniper rifle, these indoctrinated women can take out any standard infantry unit with one shot. When killed by the virus, the victim instantly decomposes and violently explodes, releasing a cloud of fast acting bio-toxin that damages everything in its wake, including light vehicles passing through the cloud. Any infantry killed by the cloud will undergo an identical process and release another cloud.

These snipers were erased from the timeline of War of the Three Powers as a result of Cherdenko's time-travel.

Game unit

These snipers have a slow rate of fire and their dart guns are almost useless against vehicles and buildings. The toxin cloud is harmful to Yuri's units as well, although interestingly enough, the Virus is immune. Furthermore, the virus is easily countered by any sort of vehicle or base defense, as well as British Snipers, which have superior range. Given a large group of enemy units with a good concentration of infantry, a good choke point, a good vantage point, and some patience, a single Virus could easily lay waste to a large number of units in said group.

To add protection, Virus can be deployed inside an IFV or Battle Fortress. This will be more versatile and deadly.

Assessment

Pros

  • Strong against infantry.
  • Does not reveal position when attacking.
  • Faster rate of fire than Snipers.
  • Better protection when placed in an IFV or Battle Fortress.
  • Chaotic in numbers.
  • Also powerful against commandos such as Tanya and Boris, usually only need 2 shots to kill.

Cons

  • Weak against buildings, vehicles and base defenses.
  • Vulnerable to any kind of air unit.
  • Disadvantaged in close-ranged firefights.
  • Slow rate of fire.
  • Slow moving.
  • Toxin cloud is also harmful to friendly and allied units (excluding the virus units).
  • Less range than Snipers, when not at Elite rank.

Selected Quotes

Viral agent ready.
- When selected
Free inoculations.
- When selected
Here comes the plague.
- When selected
I am so very contagious.
- When selected
Flu shots, anyone?
- When selected
Epidemic on the move.
- When moving
Which way is the wind blowing?
- When moving
Nasty bug going around.
- When moving
Virus spreading.
- When moving
Just get me in range.
- When moving
Time to infect.
- When moving
No cure for this!
- When ordered to attack
How about a nice shot in the arm?
- When ordered to attack
This may sting a little.
- When ordered to attack
Taste my venom!
- When ordered to attack
Mmm, better go to the clinic.
- When ordered to attack
I cannot hold them off!
- Under fire
I need an antidote!
- Under fire
I'm in too close!
- Under fire
I feel sick.
- Under fire
I'm hit!
- Under fire

Gallery

Trivia

Early concept art of Virus is a man and it appears to be like a Chemical/Poison Spray/Trooper type unit instead of a poison sniper unit. This unused concept is labelled as Chemical Spray Infantry in the RulesMD and need to be image as a unit and uses a different weapon.

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