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Guardian

A Guardian Turret (unupgraded)

The Guardian is the anti-ground defensive turret for the Masari.

Tactical Application Edit

Guardians are uniquely available at the very start of the game for a Masari player without any prerequisites. While they are capable of dishing out very high DPS against single targets (especially against Walker hardpoints), they are somewhat ineffective against hoards of fodder-type units such as Ohm Robots. Architect may be tasked to Guardians in order to increase their rate of fire substantially, but the main benefit is the continual repairs the Architects will perform in addition to the firepower boost, allowing them to absorb a disproportionate amount of firepower before crumbling.

As with all Masari, Guardian attacks gain a damage over time burning effect against foes while in Light Mode and a snare whilst in Dark Mode. Furtheremore, with research they can gain a passive damage aura to aid against infantry while in Light Mode or Dark Matter Armor for added durability in Dark Mode.

Production Edit

Method: Built by Architect
Prerequisite: Citadel
Cost: 55
Time: 0:35

2 Architects: 0:17

Limit: 25


Upgrades Edit

  • Advanced Dark Matter Armor

Effect: Dark Matter Armor is enabled for structures
Method: Research Dark Matter Branch Suite 1


  • Burning Brilliance

Effect: Structures harm nearby enemies in Light Mode
Method: Research Light Matter Branch Suite 1


  • Cleansing Energy

Effect: Harmful status effects are removed when the mode is changed
Method: Research Balance Branch Suite 3


  • Dark Matter Affinity

Effect: Dark Matter Armor is immediately at full strength when Dark Mode is entered
Method: Research Dark Matter Branch Suite 3

  • Dark Matter Mastery

Effect: Dark Matter Armor regenerates while taking damage
Method: Research Dark Matter Branch Suite 4


  • Stationary Revelation

Effects: Sight range increased by 25%
Method: Research Balance Branch Suite 1

  • Two-Faced

Effect: Adds a second turret
Method: Direct upgrade to the Guardian
Prerequisites:
Knowledge Vault with Ancient Knowledge
Cost: 65
Time unassisted: 0:45

1 Architect: 0:31
2 Architects: 0:24
List of structures (Italicized means this structure is neutral and can be captured; bold means available in Global Mode)
Hierarchy Arrival Site · Gravitic Turret · Spitter Turret · Matter Conduit · Habitat Walker · Assembly Walker · Science Walker · Reaper Drone · Detection Drone · Radiation Cascade · Mass Drop · Purifier · Hierarchy Outpost · Abduction Core · Theory Core · Creation Core
Novus Command Core · Robotic Assembly Plant · Vehicle Assembly Plant · Aircraft Assembly Plant · Flow Generator · Flow Conduit · Recycling Center · Redirection Turret · EMP · Science Center · Black Hole Generator · Novus Repair Bay · Nanocenter
Masari Citadel · Matter Engine · Skirmisher Portal · Knowledge Vault · Machina · Flight Machina · Guardian · Sky Guardian · Matter Controller · Oracle · Burning Wrath · Matterstorm
Humans Motor Pool · Infantry Barracks · Aircraft Pad · Vulcan Turret · Hydraulic Pump · Military Laser Turret · Fusion Reactor · Materials Factory

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