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"Your Gunboat fires a high-explosive cannon shell that damages enemy buildings. Be careful not to hit your own troops!"

Summary

  • Artillery is the first weapon available for your Gunboat. It is unlocked right at the start of the game.
  • Artillery deals splash damage in a very small area.
  • Artillery can harm nearby troops and will set off Mines, Boom Mines, and Shock Mines.
  • Each shot costs 2 more Gunboat Energy than the previous, with a starting cost of 3 Gunboat Energy.

Offensive Strategy

  • Use Artillery to destroy key Defensive Buildings so that your troops do not come under fire from them.
  • Artillery can trigger mines, neutralizing them before they threaten your troops. However, the Barrage is more effective for widely dispersed mines due to its large area of effect.
  • Artillery shells deal splash damage. As demonstrated in the image below, up to four buildings can be damaged with the same artillery shell.
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  • It is possible to destroy resource and supportive buildings to accumulate more energy for other Gunboat Weaponry, but it is wise to ensure you receive more than spend on firing Artillery. Even then, Critters are more effective versus non-defensive buildings.
  • Artillery can be used to "mark" targets for smokey Zooka attacks on defenses in Operations. Provided that no other targets in range are more severely damaged than the marked target, the Zookas will act to attack the marked target(s) first if a Flare is not used. A similar strategy can be used to target particular buildings when using the Universal Remote.

Defensive Strategy

  • Do not place buildings adjacent to each other, not even adjacent at a corner, as they can all be damaged or destroyed at the same time. 
  • Upgrade defenses that are common Artillery targets to increase their health. If a defense has a lot of health, an attacker will have to use more energy to destroy it. Building Health Statues can also be used for this reason.

Upgrade Differences

  • There are no visual differences between upgrades. However, damage increases (by 8-11%) with each level.

Trivia

Statistics

Explosion Radius
Splash Radius
Explosion Radius Against Troops
Splash Radius
0.49 tiles 1.5 tiles
Level
Level
Damage
Damage
Research Cost
Gold
Armory
Combat Academy
Research Time
Time
Instant
Diamonds
XP Gain
Xp
1 700 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 777 10,400 1 2h 56 14
3 862 20,900 2 3h 81 17
4 957 44,000 3 5h 127 24
5 1,063 88,000 4 7h 182 28
6 1,180 150,000 5 11h 255 34
7 1,309 252,000 6 15h 337 40
8 1,453 400,000 7 19h 427 45
9 1,613 580,000 8 22h 512 48
10 1,791 680,000 9 22h 543 48
11 1,988 760,000 10 1d 583 51
12 2,206 1,030,000 11 1d 4h 691 57
13 2,449 1,410,000 12 1d 9h 829 62
14 2,718 1,600,000 13 1d 9h 877 62
15 3,017 1,920,000 14 1d 18h 1,021 70
16 3,349 2,640,000 15 1d 22h 1,210 73
17 3,718 3,040,000 16 1d 22h 1,291 73
18 4,127 3,400,000 17 2d 3h 1,401 77
19 4,580 4,000,000 18 2d 5h 1,534 79
20 5,084 4,700,000 19 2d 8h 1,682 81
21 5,644 5,400,000 20 2d 9h 1,816 83
22 6,264 5,900,000 21 2d 11h 1,919 85
23 6,884 6,400,000 23 2d 13h 2,018 85
24 7,504 6,900,000 24 2d 15h 2,116 85
25 8,124 7,400,000 25 2d 17h 2,214 85
26 8,855 8,000,000 26 2d 19h 2,314 87
Number of Shots Energy Cost
Gunboat
Cumulative Energy Cost
Gunboat
1 3 3
2 5 8
3 7 15
4 9 24
5 11 35
6 13 48
7 15 63
8 17 80
9 19 99
10 21 120
11 23 143
12 25 168
13 27 195
14 29 224
15 31 255

Warships

Rank
Level
Level
Level
Upgrade Tokens
Upgrade Token
Tech Level
Tech Point
1 8 N/A 5
2 12 69,500 10
3 16 101,500 15
4 18 525,000 20
5 22 1,200,000 25
Total 1,896,000 75


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