“…Four-legged robot. Excels at initiating fights: Invader can jump into the enemies and drastically lower their firepower…” – in-game description
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|Default Weapons||2x Punisher |
1x Punisher T
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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 66% for 5 seconds. This means that the total damage dealt to an invader is 22% of it's original. Incursion has a cooldown of 16 seconds.
The Invader is one of the biggest threats to every robot due to its ability. For a medium robot, Invader has exeptionaly high durability and can jump onto an opponent with damage resistance. Even the. most powerful and dangerous robots, such as the Bulwark, and even Ares will be caught off guard by 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 playstyle 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 mishaps 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. The enemy will react ASAP, so going with a strike group is the best.
As enemy pilots will be wary of the Invader and its ability, they may try to retreat behind cover or get out of the effect radius. 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, halo, pulsar, 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 armed brawlers deal most of the damage. However, if you do find yourself alone, the Invader can hold its own against beacon cappers and other robots such as the Kumiho, Haechi and even some Ares, if you're skillfull enough to land inside its shield. Even if you don't, you can still supress it with it's wide radius of effect
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, and even the invader's team, so to counterplay it mostly revolves around avoiding that fateful smackdown. Dash 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 its health, thus allowing it to stay in the fight for a MASSIVE time period.
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 →||Mini Death Button|
|Setup 1 →||Flamethrower|
|Setup 2 →||Mini-Plasma Death Button|
|Setup 3 →||Mini-Leadhose|
|Setup 4 →||Shotgun|
|Setup 5 →||Energy Shotgun|
Mark I Statistics
Mark II Statistics
Note: Level 12 Mark I is required to upgrade (purchase) to Mark II.
|5.7.2||Arachnid model bonus durability increased from 5% → 10%|
|5.7||New alternative model: Arachnid Invader (Lunar New Year 2020)|
|5.6||New limited edition skin: Symbiotic (Operation: Cold Snap)|
|New skin: Symbiotic|
|5.2.0||New skin: Red Baron (Above the Stars event)|
|5.0||Speed increased by 10%|
|Durability decreased by 6%|
|Ability cooldown increased from 13 seconds → 16 seconds|
|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)|
|Total Upgrade Cost: 170,700,000 Ag⟶198,700,000 Ag|
|4.3||Robot was added to the game|
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Alternative Model (+10% Durability)
- The Invader is the first four-legged robot to be able to jump.
- The Invader has one of the largest health pools in the entire game.
- The Invader is the only four-legged robot that suffers from landing lag.
- The special variant - Arachnid Invader - when using its ability, it does not make a sound or create a large yellow wave upon landing unlike the Invader. This allows for a stealthier surprise attack on a target.
- The Arachnid Invader also has an idle animation, which would make it the first robot variant to have an idle animation.
- This robot can have over 1.75 million effective hp when it's ability is active.
- The Invader's Incursion ability actually does damage, though only very little. Getting a kill just by Incursion is a rare sight.
- Click [] here] for a 3D image of this robot.
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|Titan Armor Kit • Plated Armor Kit • Singular Reactor • Antimatter Reactor|