Clone Drone in the Danger Zone

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Shield bots! And a hammer upgrade to go with them!
Do you guys think the side strike is too powerful? Here's an idea that probably has been mentioned before but i haven't found: Shield bots!

These guys will have extra front armor, a long sword, and Shield like the one shown here.

The Mk1 shield bot could just have the shield and charge you with it, knocking you down in the process. It would have to have a running start to be able to deal any significant damage. It will have slow turning speed so that you can hit it's back side.

For the Mk2 shield bot there would be spikes on the shield instead of the clone drone logo, and that it could use it's shield to bat you aside.

If there is one, the Mk3 shield bot could have a rounded shield and a small hammer to hit with when not blocking.

If there's a new enemy, there's bound to be a new counter aside from jetpacking around with a flame sword! In order to counter these new shield bots, I was thinking of a "Shield blow" upgrade for the hammer. The first version of it could have the frontal strike knock away shields, while the second version could allow side strikes to bat away all weapons. If the blow removes the weapon from enemy hands, they will try to A. Retrieve the weapon, B. Start punching/kicking you, or C. Get knocked away with it. The third version, if possible, could shatter shields with a front strike.

Options 1 and 2 are available at the 2nd version of the hammer, while option 3 is available at size 3.

The shield bots' attack animations will not be interrupted to block an incoming hit. They will not be able to pierce our shields, should we get them. If we do, they will absorb arrows at the cost of energy. You will not be able to deflect arrows back at opponents with your shield up.

The new shield upgrades would be a great place to put the old sword upgrades, right?

So to sum this up, here's an idea list:

1. Shield bots!

2. "Shield blow" - knock shields aside!

3. Our own shield - If they can get it, why not us?

4. Shield upgrades - Make it bigger and stronger!

Upgrade tree so far:
Shield - increase size - strengthen shield + reduce absorption cost - strengthen and reduce Mk2 - Spikes (They get hurt when they hit it)
Hammer --- increase size --- shield smash + fire + size --- fire + size --- Shatter
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Thinking about this again, these models combined work well for my shield bot concept. Credit to those who had made them.

http://i.imgur.com/kkCZRQC.png
http://i.imgur.com/FN1p1yn.png

Linking post where i found them:

https://itch.io/t/62304/shield-bots
Last edited by lefgaming; Apr 13 @ 9:47pm
Doborog Games  [developer] Apr 14 @ 11:34pm 
Shields come up a lot as a suggestion. It would be interesting if the purpose was to block horizontal strikes. That's definitely a thing where it feels like it would be interesting to have enemies that require you to attack them differently.

Could also see spear + shield, Roman style! :)

Thanks for the suggestions!
Originally posted by Doborog Games:
Shields come up a lot as a suggestion. It would be interesting if the purpose was to block horizontal strikes. That's definitely a thing where it feels like it would be interesting to have enemies that require you to attack them differently.

Could also see spear + shield, Roman style! :)

Thanks for the suggestions!
Doborog, roman units sound amazing! I'd really think that it'd be a great addition to clone drone! Also, here are a couple images of what i think could work greatly for the shield (Would also work great if the emporer chose to fight, i made them the right size for him)

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=b782fd4a89&view=att&th=15b93eb01fab1575&attid=0.1&disp=safe&realattid=f_j1str3w80&zw

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=b782fd4a89&view=att&th=15b93eb01fab1575&attid=0.2&disp=safe&realattid=f_j1str3wn1&zw
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