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…Four-legged robot. Excels at initiating fights: Invader can jump into the enemies and drastically lower their firepower… – in-game description


Introduction

The Invader is a medium robot with a medium and 2 light hardpoints. It is unofficially classified as a heavy robot based on wiki criteria.

Ability

The Invader's ability is called Incursion. When the ability is activated, the Invader jumps and gains 33% damage resistance to all enemy weapons, then slowly planes down in a similar way to the Mercury or smashes down onto the ground at one's command (similar to Helldive). Upon landing, it retains its damage resistance for 5 more seconds, and the Invader emits an electrical impulse which temporarily weakens all enemies’ (within 100 meters) weapon systems, reducing their damage output by 75% for 5 seconds. Incursion has a cooldown of 18 seconds.

Strategy

The Invader is one of the biggest threats to every robot due to its ability. For a medium robot, Invader has extremely high durability and can jump onto an opponent with damage resistance. Some dangerous robots, such as the Bulwark, will be unprepared for Invader's ability. Once activated, Invader can jump pretty far with its 4 legs and dramatically weaken an opponent's weapons. After that, Invader overwhelms any kind of robot with its weapons. This is the first 4-legged robot to jump and decrease weapons' powers. Due to this, its play-style centers around Incursion.

Despite the very long jump distance, the Invader still needs to be able to approach enemy robots, even under fire. Using available cover and the Invader's slightly lower profile is a good idea to take the least damage as possible, and the Invader's high health also ensures that mistakes are more easily forgiven. Once within jumping distance, pilots should activate the ability (especially if against multiple enemy bots) to try to reduce several enemy robots’ weapon damage at once, ensuring that you and your teammates sustain less damage and can hopefully destroy the entire group.

As enemy pilots will be wary of the Invader and its ability, they may try to retreat behind cover or out of jumping distance. Despite the Invader's decent speed, fast robots such as the Kumiho can fall back pretty quickly. To try and counter this, again, use cover to stay out of sight and immobilization weapons such as the Corona and Shredder can come in handy to immobilize enemy robots and therefore preventing them from escaping.

The one limitation of the Invader is its mediocre firepower, consisting of only 1 Medium and 2 Light weapons. Due to this, the Invader should be played as a support robot, ideally with teammates as a mobile-strike group. Playing with teammates allows the Invader to decrease enemy bots’ firepower and let heavier brawlers deal most of the damage. However, if you do find yourself alone, the Invader can hold its own against beacon cappers such as the Kumiho.

Invader is an extremely powerful robot and shouldn't be underestimated. It is incredibly difficult to play against for every robot because of its ability to shrug off obscene quantities of damage and still deal massive damage itself. Once a robot is hit by Incursion, it becomes virtually impossible to deal any meaningful amount of damage to the opposing Invader, so to counterplay it mostly revolves around avoiding that fateful smackdown. Dash, Jump, and Descend robots are especially good at this, as they can evade Incursion's debuff by moving away. Similarly, lockdown weapons can be used to prevent Invader from jumping to begin with, thus avoiding having weapons being crippled.

The potential of the healing module for the Invader cannot be underestimated either as it’s high HP comes with high potential as well. This means it has the potential to heal a large percentage of it’s health, thus allowing it to stay in the fight a LONG time.

However, the Invader's greatest weakness is its mediocre firepower. Even though it is currently the most durable robot around, Invader suffers from subpar firepower, which allows coordinated teams to trap and destroy it with relative ease.  Even with the help of its ability, Invader struggles to take on more than one enemy at a time, especially if the enemies are equipped with lockdown weapons to prevent its escape.  Staying in groups of at least two can be an excellent deterrent against cheeky Invaders hoping to snag a quick kill, unless both of you are on low health.

Possible Setups

These setups are recommended for the Invader:

Note: Each slot type is filled with only one particular weapon. For example, if a robot has 3 light all three of those slots are filled with Pinatas, as mixing weapons of the same slot type is not advisable.

Close Range (350m or less)

Slot Types Light Slot (Opt. 1)Light Slot (Opt. 2)Light Slot (Opt. 3)Light Slot (Opt. 4)Medium Slot 
#Slots x2 x2 x2 x2 x1 Name (If Applicable) 
Setup 1 
Pinata
Gust
Shredder
Halo
Mini-Death Button
Setup 2 
Magnum
Shredder
Halo
Taran
Mini-Plasma Death Button
Setup 3 
Punisher
Shredder
Halo
Punisher T
Mini-Leadhose
Setup 4 
Gust
Halo
Shredder
Storm
Shotgun
Setup 5 
Aphid
Vortex
Mini-Nuke


Mid-Range (500-600m)

Slot Types Light Slot (Opt. 1)Light Slot (Opt. 2) Medium Slot 
#Slots x2 x2 x1
Setup 1 
Spark
Magnum
Scourge
Setup 2 
Spark
Pulsar


Mark I Statistics

Purchase Information

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Health Speed (km/h)
1 10,000 Components 165,000 35


Upgrade Information

LevelCost AgHealthSpeedTime
2 100,000 176,000 36 2 hours
3 200,000187,00037 5 hours
4400,000199,0003714 hours
52,000,000212,000381 day 4 hours
64,000,000226,000382 days 18 hours
76,000,000240,000394 days 6 hours
811,000,000255,000395 days 4 hours
917,000,000271,000405 days 20 hours
1036,000,000288,000406 days 4 hours
1152,000,000306,000406 days 12 hours
1270,000,000325,000406 days 20 hours
Total198,700,000+160,000+534 days 1 hour


Mark II Statistics

Purchase Information

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

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Health Speed (km/h)
1 500 Au 198,000 35


Upgrade Information

LevelCost AgHealthSpeedTime
2 100,000 211,200 36 2 hours
3 200,000224,40037 5 hours
4400,000238,8003714 hours
52,000,000254,400381 day 4 hours
64,000,000271,200382 days 18 hours
76,000,000288,000394 days 6 hours
811,000,000306,000395 days 4 hours
917,000,000325,200405 days 20 hours
1036,000,000345,600406 days 4 hours
1152,000,000367,200406 days 12 hours
1270,000,000390,000406 days 20 hours
Total198,700,000+192,000+534 days 1 hour


Update History

Version Changes
4.8.0 Total Upgrade Time: 49 days 8 hours 30 minutes⟶34 days 1 hour
4.7.0 Gains 33% damage resistance during jump and 5 seconds after landing (ability)
Total Upgrade Time: 58 days 17 hours⟶49 days 8 hours 30 minutes
4.5 New skin: Wartpat (Christmas)
Economy Changes:
Total Upgrade Cost: 170,700,000 Ag⟶198,700,000 Ag
4.3 Robot was added to the game


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Poll

Best setup for Invader is?
 
17
 
18
 
2
 
4
 
2
 
65
 
3
 
18
 

The poll was created at 09:58 on November 3, 2018, and so far 129 people voted.

Trivia

  • The Invader is the first four-legged robot to be able to jump.
  • The Invader has the largest health pool in the entire game.
  • When fully maxed out, it is one of the two robots that can survive a Spectre Orkan attack (the other being the Falcon with its resistance).
  • The Invader is the only four-legged robot that suffers from landing lag