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zeropoint101 May 1, 2013 @ 2:35pm
confused about tank armor
It says if I get a strong head shot, it will destroy their armor. When I've used the sniper gun and got a clean head shot, it seems to do it and then my turrets can help bring them down. Yet I can get an even stronger headshot with the shotgun and they still seem to have their armor. Anyone know the specifics on this?
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DominusHawkins May 2, 2013 @ 5:43am 
The tank's armor value is wave#*5. So if you are on wave 10, 10*5=50. and the armor does regenerate if there has not been significant damage done in a short while, then you get to knock the armor out again.
zeropoint101 May 2, 2013 @ 7:03am 
Originally posted by TigerHawkins:
The tank's armor value is wave#*5. So if you are on wave 10, 10*5=50. and the armor does regenerate if there has not been significant damage done in a short while, then you get to knock the armor out again.

Thank you very much. I did finally find out on the wiki that it only goes out temporarily and that the blue glow is what signifies whether its active or not. These were both confusing me. I am curious though where you got the info on the exact armor value. I'm really loving this game and would love to get any other info I can.
SilvertaildFox May 2, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
one thing i noticed recently is they have a blue glowing V shape on the front that signifies how far the shield regeneration has progressed. A fully active shield is signified by their entire body glowing
zeropoint101 May 2, 2013 @ 6:55pm 
Originally posted by Hazardous Fox:
one thing i noticed recently is they have a blue glowing V shape on the front that signifies how far the shield regeneration has progressed. A fully active shield is signified by their entire body glowing

Ah, thank you! Another helpful fact. Although I'm usually so frantically trying to kill everything, I doubt I could look for the V. Lol.
Dragonboy387 May 4, 2013 @ 3:37pm 
yeah, sniper shots are useful to bring the shield down, and then let your towers have at them. a good amount of buckshot to the head helps take them down afterwards. :3
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Case_Number May 9, 2013 @ 10:51pm 
The armor takes a certain amount of damage and goes down. Head is it's weakpoint so aim there to take the armor down fastest. Sniper, close range shotgun and alt-fire tesla rifle are your best bet, but a well upgraded assault rifle can do it in a pinch or even heavy hitting towers like teslas when maxxed with amp fields.

This game is great because it lets you pursue multiple strategy paths. You can go full on gunshow, make a long gauntlet of max range turrets and mid upgrade weapons or make a cool spiral of maxxed out fully upgraded turrets that forces the creeps to run past it over and over again.

Every level forces you to play around with different ideas to find the rhythm that works for you. You never get stuck in a rut.
zeropoint101 May 9, 2013 @ 11:27pm 
Originally posted by Case_Number:
The armor takes a certain amount of damage and goes down. Head is it's weakpoint so aim there to take the armor down fastest. Sniper, close range shotgun and alt-fire tesla rifle are your best bet, but a well upgraded assault rifle can do it in a pinch or even heavy hitting towers like teslas when maxxed with amp fields.

This game is great because it lets you pursue multiple strategy paths. You can go full on gunshow, make a long gauntlet of max range turrets and mid upgrade weapons or make a cool spiral of maxxed out fully upgraded turrets that forces the creeps to run past it over and over again.

Every level forces you to play around with different ideas to find the rhythm that works for you. You never get stuck in a rut.

are you sure you can take out the armor with a strong enough body hit? it says in-game only with a strong headshot?

anyway, yeah i love the challenge and strategy in this game. i thought it looked rather simple at first, but the challenge and diversity are much more than they seem if you give it a chance.
SilvertaildFox May 10, 2013 @ 4:46am 
Originally posted by zeropoint101:
are you sure you can take out the armor with a strong enough body hit? it says in-game only with a strong headshot?
yes it's possible but highly unlikely to happen, best shot at it if not the only is sniper rifle
DominusHawkins May 10, 2013 @ 3:03pm 
an accelerator can knock out the armor, towers can, but i'm pretty sure tank body shots cannot knock out the armor. body shots can still do damage, but they won't actually knock the armor out.
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