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…Slow, but incredibly tough mechanical knight. 3 built-in physical shields and a speed boost make this robot an ideal close-combat warrior… – in-game description


Introduction

The Lancelot is a heavy robot with a heavy and 2 medium hardpoints.

Abilities

This robot comes equipped with several special abilities, which makes it an extremely powerful robot in battle.

Its Rush ability can be activated to quickly close in on opponents or for retreat, and its fixed physical shields can block all energy projectiles if facing the right direction.

Similar to the Raijin, a Lancelot's shield is actually composed of several (three, in case of a Lancelot) separate pieces which can each be blown off separately. The Lancelot also has the Rush ability, increasing its movement speed by 66% for a period of 10 seconds.

Strategy

The Lancelot has similar firepower to a Rhino, with similar health and speed (when in Rush). Unlike the Rhino, the Lancelot has a shield active at all times. Unlike its counterpart shield bots, the Lancelot simply has to face the direction of fire to block the damage instead of having to sacrifice speed or mobility for its shield, which is the case with the Raijin and Tyr. As a result, many top players consider the Lancelot to be on par with many robots. However, the Rhino is better at capturing beacons, due to it having access to its speed boost at all times, and the Raijin has superior defense.

This robot can be countered by the Rhino depending on the setups of the two robots, for instance a "Death Button" (Orkans and Pinatas) Rhino facing off against a "Tarancilot" (Ancile and Tarans) Lancelot, the Rhino can use its Assault mode ability to not only block the shots from the Tarans, but also use the ability's speed boost to charge inside the Lancelot's Ancile shield and deal direct damage to the robot, usually resulting in the Lancelot's demise.

Due to the three-piece physical shield, it is extremely vulnerable to splash damage. A single rocket can potentially deal 4× normal damage if the splash damage hits all three shields and the main robot. A Trident is able to deal massive amounts of damage to a Lancelot. Please note that this still only does the regular rocket damage to the main health of the robot, but it means you can destroy the physical shields much faster with splash damage than against a single physical shield bot such as the Galahad.

Despite its intimidating appearance, Lancelot's size is its main flaw. Its extremely wide and large surface area makes it easy for homing missiles to land a hit. Aphids can be extremely effective against Lancelot when not in Rush Mode, as its slow speed makes it too slow to run away from hit and run robots. Even Spirals are effective to an extent. Although wall-hugging is usually a good counter to homing missiles, Lancelot's surface area still acts as a net, catching most missiles and bullets such as from a Thunder, because of its wide AOE (area of effect) at ranges 100 meters or more. Splash damage weapons such as the Tulumbases are also very effective at hitting such a large target. Due to these, Lancelot must make full use of its Rush Mode, moving between cover and escaping harm's way.

The Lancelot is most commonly seen from Gold League and above, and remain common all the way until Champion League, where they are still common (but less so than before) despite the meta changing.


Threat Measure

Lancelot, like Fury, is a powerful robot in WR. This robot can activate its ability to engage opponents at high speed, closing in with knocking firepower pounding on the enemies. Some say that if it is armed with an Ancile, Lancelot is almost invincible to defeat. With an energy shield and 3 physical shields mounted on the heavy robot, Lancelot is a dangerous threat to counter with.

Possible Setups

These are effective setups for the Lancelot:

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).

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 Heavy Slot Medium Slot (Opt. 1) Medium Slot (Opt. 2) Medium Slot (Opt. 3) 
#Slots x1 x2 x2 x2 Name (If Applicable) 
Setup 1 
Ancile
Taran
Orkan
Ancilot:
Tarancilot (Opt. 1)
Orkancilot (Opt. 2)
Setup 2 
Thunder
Storm
Corona
Orkan
Shotgun (Opt. 1)
Setup 3 
Redeemer
Taran
Corona
Plasma Death Button (Opt. 1)
Setup 4 
Ember
Taran
Orkan
Corona
Setup 5 
Exodus
Orkan
Corona
Death Button (Opt. 1)
Setup 6 
Glory
Corona
Storm
Energy Shotgun (Opt. 1)
Setup 7 
Avenger
Punisher T
Storm
Corona
Leadhose (Opt. 1)


Mid-Range (500-600m)

Slot Types Heavy Slot Medium Slot (Opt. 1) Medium Slot (Opt. 2) Medium Slot (Opt. 3) 
#Slots x1 x2 x2 x2 Name (If Applicable) 
Setup 1 
Viper
Corona
Scourge
Setup 2 
Zeus
Scourge
Ion
Setup 3 
Dragoon
Scourge
Ion
Pulsar
Setup 4 
Ancile
Scourge
Ancilot


Long Range (800-1,100m)

Slot Types Medium Slot Heavy Slot 
#Slots x2 x1 Name ↓ 
Setup 1 
Tempest
Molot T
Gunship


Overview

The Lancelot is best used as a close-range brawler, and is extremely effective in that role due to its frontal shielding. The use of the Ancile with Tarans, Orkans and Scourges allows for solid firepower while having protection against all weapon types (except the Ember). Using an Ember as the heavy hardpoint choice with the aforementioned medium weapons makes for a more offense Lancelot, and being a threat to all enemies due to the Ember's flames bypassing all shields (except for the Bulwark's Aegis shield). An Avenger with two Punishers can allow the Lancelot to deal respectable damage outside of close range rockets range (300m), and if facing an opponent with energy weapons can come in closer to deal an impressive amount of sustained burst damage.

This robot can also be a very effective mid-range support unit, due to most mid-range weapons being energy based, allowing the Lancelot to use its physical shielding to its fullest. A Dragoon or Zeus with Scourges can prove to be very hard for the enemy to deal with, due to its high damage output and its surprising durability.

Lastly, the Lancelot can even be useful as a sniper (to a lesser degree). Using a Tempest with two Molot Ts can prove a nuisance to the enemy on large maps, due to the lack of counters that work effectively against it.


Mark I Statistics

Purchase Information

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Health Shield
(Front x1)
Shield
(Side x2)
Speed (km/h)
1 10,000 Components/
5,000 Au
92,000 71,000 58,500 25
For Robots purchased before Version 4.0, upgrade times may be found here.

Upgrade Information

NOTE: Upgrade times displayed are currently incorrect. Solutions are underway

Level Cost Ag Health Shield
(Front x1)
Shield
(Side x2)
Speed Time
2 100,000 98,000 76,000 61,900 26 2 hours
3 200,000 104,000 81,000 66,400 27 5 hours
4 400,000 111,000 86,000 69,800 28 14 hours
5 800,000 118,000 92,000 75,400 29 1 day 4 hours
6 2,000,000 125,000 98,000 79,900 30 2 days 4 hours
7 3,000,000 133,000 104,000 84,400 31 2 days 18 hours
8 4,000,000 142,000 111,000 90,000 32 3 days 18 hours
9 13,000,000 151,000 118,000 95,600 33 4 days 10 hours
10 25,000,000 161,000 126,000 101,300 33 4 days 20 hours
11 35,000,000 171,000 134,000 108,000 33 5 days 4 hours
12 45,000,000 182,000 143,000 114,800 33 5 days 10 hours
Total 135,700,000 +90,000 +72,000 +56,300 +8 30 days 9 hours

Mark II Statistics

Purchase Information

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Health Shield
(Front x1)
Shield
(Side x2)
Speed (km/h)
1 10,000 Components 110,400 85,200 70,200 25

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

Upgrade Information

Level Cost Ag Health Shield
(Front x1)
Shield
(Side x2)
Speed Time
2 100,000 117,600 91,200 74,280 26 2 hours
3 200,000 124,800 97,200 79,680 27 5 hours
4 400,000 133,200 103,200 83,760 28 14 hours
5 800,000 141,600 110,400 90,480 29 1 day 4 hours
6 2,000,000 150,000 117,600 95,880 30 2 days 4 hours
7 3,000,000 159,600 124,800 101,280 31 2 days 18 hours
8 4,000,000 170,400 133,200 108,000 32 3 days 18 hours
9 13,000,000 181,200 141,600 114,720 33 4 days 10 hours
10 25,000,000 193,200 151,200 121,560 33 4 days 20 hours
11 35,000,000 205,200 160,800 129,600 33 5 days 4 hours
12 45,000,000 218,400 171,600 137,760 33 5 days 10 hours
Total 135,700,000 +108,000 +86,400 +67,560 +8 30 days 9 hours


Update History

Version Changes
4.8.0 Total Upgrade Time: 38 days 2 hours 30 minutes⟶30 days 9 hours
4.7.0 Speed increased by 10%
Side shields durability increased by 12.5%
Total Upgrade Time: 45 days 17 hours⟶38 days 2 hours 30 minutes
4.5 Economy Changes:
Total Upgrade Cost: 63,940,000 Ag⟶135,700,000 Ag
Total Upgrade Time: 17 days 3 hours 22 minutes⟶45 days 17 hours
4.3 Durability increased by 7%
Frontal shield durability increased by 40%
Ability recharge decreased from 20 sec. → 14 sec
4.2 Price changed from 5,000 gold to 10,000 Components (same value)
4.0 Economy Changes (July 5):
Total Upgrade Cost: 54,870,000 Ag⟶63,940,000 Ag
Total Upgrade Time: 19 days 23 hours 27 minutes 40 seconds⟶17 days 3 hours 22 minutes
4.0 New skin: Astro (Star Invasion)
2.9.0 New skin 
2.4.0 New skins
1.8 Robot was added to the game


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Poll

Best setup for the Lancelot is?
 
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16
 
106
 
9
 
20
 
12
 
33
 
12
 
41
 

The poll was created at 02:00 on August 17, 2018, and so far 255 people voted.

Trivia

  • Lancelot, Galahad and Gareth have been officially dubbed The Knights of Camelot.
  • Unofficially, they are known as the BritBots
  • Due to its large size, Lancelot has been unofficially dubbed “Chubby” or “Chubs” by Youtuber Adrian Chong, and subsequently, by the entire community
  • The Lancelot is one of eight robots to have a built-in physical shield, the other six being the Rhino, Raijin, Galahad, Bulwark, Bulgasari, Tyr and Gareth.
  • The Lancelot is one of the two robots with a built-in physical shield that is not affected by an ability. The other is the Bulgasari
  • Contrary to popular belief, only one of the three shields will protect the Lancelot in most cases, as it is located at the centre of the bot - where weapons hit it
  • Because of its huge size, the Lancelot is surprisingly vulnerable to enemy Punishers and Thunders, as these have a wide cone of fire that hits the bot in its unprotected areas
  • A Lancelot equipped with an Ancile shield is sometimes called an Ancilot
  • A Lancelot equipped with 2 Tarans and an Ancile is sometimes called a Tarancilot
  • A Lancelot equipped with 2 Orkans and an Ancile is sometimes called an Orkancilot
  • When rushing, this robot performs an animation on the back, with two thrusters firing at the rear of this robot
  • This robot is tied with the Rhino for being the slowest heavy robot when not rushing, but it can use its Rush ability to increase its speed to 50 kph for a limited time, allowing it to become the second fastest Heavy robot
  • This bot has three separate shields, so it is recommended to shoot only one shield to break it fast as possible and damage the robot
  • Most likely named after Sir Lancelot (Sir Lancelot du Lac), one of the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian legend
  • If an enemy equipped with energy weapon, they can still hit Lancelot if they aim slightly out of the hitbox
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Possible inspiration for Lancelot

  • Click here for a 3D image of this robot
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