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…The most durable robot in its class. Perfect for close combat… – in-game description



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Purchase Information BoaInfobox.png
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N/A N/A 10
Robot Information
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MediumRobotinfobox.png
Medium
None IcarusTechnologiesinfobox.png
Icarus Technologies
Base Statistics
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Level
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Speed
1 103,000 32 kph
Armaments Standard Paint Jobs
Hardpoints Medium + 1× Heavy Default Fox
Default Weapons Punisher T + 1× Nashorn
Module Slots Legendary Paint Jobs Icn info for user popup.png
Active No N/A
Passive 1
Other Legendary Pilots
Tier Icn info for user popup.png I N/A
Wiki Class Icn info for user popup.png Medium

Introduction

The Boa is a medium robot with a heavy and medium hardpoint. According to Pixonic, it, along with the Schutze, has been temporarily removed from the store for balancing purposes.

Strategy

The speed and durability of the Boa gives it a slight advantage on the battlefield. At level 9 it reaches its maximum speed of 42 km/h, allowing it to quickly close in or sneak up on slower enemies. The Boa's health rivals or even exceeds that of many robots much larger than itself like the Natasha, and it has the highest health of all robots in the medium class. This gives it a distinct advantage in low leagues where its durability is often the highest on the battlefield.

The Boa is often seen equipped with a Thunder and Orkan in order to do lethal damage in a short amount of time, making this robot and weapon set popular. It is also commonly seen equipped with a Taran in place of an Orkan.

This robot performs well in low leagues and is good for transition into the middle leagues. 

The Boa’s key strength is its high durability and therefore it should be used as a close-range brawler and for area defense, where it can make full use of its ability to outlast enemy robots such as Gepards and Stalkers.  High burst Damage Per Second (DPS) weapons are recommended.  

Possible Setups

These are effective setups for the Boa:

Note: When "Opt." is next to a slot type, it refers to one of the multiple options that can be used in combination with the other weapon(s) slot type(s).

Close Range (350m or less)

Slot Types Heavy Slot Medium Slot (Opt. 1) Medium Slot (Opt. 2) Medium Slot (Opt. 3) Medium Slot (Opt. 4)
#Slots x1 x1 x1 x1 x1
Setup 1
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Orkan.png
Taran.png
Storm.png
Punisher T.png
Setup 2
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Orkan.png
Storm.png


Overview

The Boa is most effective as a close-range brawler, where it can make the most of its high durability and firepower. It is much less effective as a mid-ranger, and there is a lack of effective builds for long-range, as most robots will outclass the Boa in mid-long range combat where health isn't as important as firepower. Players are advised only to use it as a brawler.

Boas equipped with a Thunder and Orkan can deal devastating damage in a very short amount of time, with enough firepower to destroy most enemies before they can retaliate effectively. Using a Taran instead of an Orkan offers more firepower over a more sustained period of time, excelling against opponents with more firepower but less health, where the Boa can use its incredible health to great effect.

The Thunder/Storm setup has great synergy, as both weapons are the same type and deal similar damage. This build is particularly effective as a shield-breaker, as it does double damage to physical shields along with other kinetic weapons. Even at ranges of 400 meters where shotgun weapons are usually less effective, the bullet spread means that the fired bullets will still hit energy shields due to the large surface area.

Finally, using a Thunder and Punisher T provides decent and cost-effective firepower while players have yet to purchase Tarans, Orkans or Storms.

Not Recommended

  • Mid-range and long range weaponry, due to low damage output, and they don't fit the Boa's role very well, as the Boa is a brawling unit.
  • The use of more valuable equipment because there are better platforms for mounting premium equipment (unless you’ve won them and have no better robots to use them on)

Mark I Statistics

Purchase Information

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Level
Cost Shield icon.png
Durability
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Speed (kph)
1 N/A 103,000 32


Upgrade Information

PilotRankPrivate icon.png
Level
Silver
Cost
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Durability
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Speed (kph)
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Time
2 10,000 110,000 33 5 minutes
3 20,000117,00034 30 minutes
440,000124,000361 hour
5200,000132,000374 hours
6400,000140,000388 hours
7800,000149,0003912 hours
81,500,000159,0004116 hours
93,000,000169,0004220 hours
105,000,000180,000421 day
118,000,000192,000421 day 2 hours
1213,000,000204,000421 day 4 hours
Total31,970,000+101,000+105 days 19 hours 35 minutes

Mark II Statistics

Purchase Information

Note: Level 12 Mark I is required to upgrade (purchase) to Mark II.

PilotRankPrivate icon.png
Level
Cost Shield icon.png
Durability
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Speed (kph)
1 500 Gold 204,000 42


Upgrade Information

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Level
Silver
Cost
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Durability
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Speed (kph)
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Time
2 250,000 207,700 42 3 hours
3 500,000211,40042 5 hours
41,000,000215,100428 hours
53,750,000218,8004215 hours
63,750,000222,5004215 hours
73,750,000226,2004215 hours
83,750,000229,9004215 hours
93,750,000233,6004215 hours
103,750,000237,3004215 hours
113,750,000241,0004215 hours
123,750,000244,7004215 hours
Total31,750,000+40,700+05 days 16 hours


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Update History

Version Changes
4.8.0 Total Upgrade Time: 17 days 3 hours 22 minutes⟶5 days 19 hours 35 minutes
Total Upgrade Cost: 63,940,000 Ag⟶31,970,000 Ag
4.5.0 Removed from store
4.0.0 Total Upgrade Cost: 48,450,000 Ag⟶63,940,000 Ag
Total Upgrade Time: 13 days 9 hours 20 minutes⟶17 days 3 hours 22 minutes
3.5.0 New design
3.0.1 Durability increased by 10%
2.4.0 New skin: Fox
1.7.0 Sustains more critical hits, which makes its weapons harder to destroy
0.9.0 Armor increased by 20%
0.8.4 Durability increased by 10%
0.2.1 Robot was added to the game

Design prior to version 3.5.0

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Trivia

  • With a maximum health of 244,800, the Boa is fourth only to Leo, Raijin and Invader in health.
  • Before British bots and WP robots were added to the game, this robot was often considered one of the best knife fighters in the game.
  • Adrian Chong has included it in his “Top 5 Robots You Should Buy” Mini-series on YouTube (a while ago).
  • This robot's previous design strongly resembled a toaster when its weapons got blown off and was very popular with the player base. This led to the new design being highly controversial and unpopular with some.
  • The name Boa comes from the common snake called a boa-constrictor, or known as the red-tailed boa.
  • In the Update 5.2.1 update, the old Boa model can be seen beside Jad Parkes’ Mercury probably the old model because Pixonic mentioned Jad likes cancelled or abandoned things, such as Bastion.
  • This robot was added on June 27, 2014 and removed on November 27, 2018.

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