Like all Prototype Defenses, it will only last for a certain amount of time after it is placed on your base.
This defense slowly fires green energy blasts that deal extremely high damage. Only Scorchers or Pvt. Bullit are likely to be able to survive a shot from the Doom Cannon.
It has a very small splash radius.
Like the Boom Cannon, the Doom Cannon fires very slowly and thus is very vulnerable to massed infantry attacks. This means Riflemen and/or Zookas or a Warrior attack will be your best chance to deal with this defense.
The splash radius means that surrounding the Doom Cannon is likely your best means to keep the Doom Cannon from firing at your troops. Critters placed on top of the Doom Cannon work best for this purpose, but note that they will still be vulnerable to other defenses!
You can use Dr. Kavan's Ice Shields to protect your troops from this defense, since the shot will simply hit the shield, with most of the damage being negated. Be careful as other defenses can still destroy the shields before the Doom Cannon fires.
Pvt. Bullit's hero perk and Taunt ability can severely limit the Doom Cannon's damage, rendering it mostly ineffective. Taunt can even be used to draw fire from the Doom Cannon.
Try to place Doom Cannons away from Boom Cannons to stop attackers from disabling multiple high damage-per-shot defenses with one Shock Bomb.
Place Doom Cannons behind splash defenses. This allows them to shoot many times, while at the same time being protected from massed infantry.
It is likely that attackers will surround the Doom Cannon with Critters to mitigate its splash radius. To combat this, place the Doom Cannon under the protection of area damage defenses such as Flamethrowers and Mortars to wipe out distractions quickly and allow it to focus on destroying enemy troops.
At Mark I, the Doom Cannon appears as a small glowing turret on a red-and-black stand in a pit lined with black railing. A red box and some wires are connected to it.
At Mark II, the Doom Cannon has a more refined pit wall and red and black covering around the railing.
At Mark III, the Doom Cannon has more improved covering around the rail, and the lower portion of the stand turns red. A wire is added at the base. The red box is replaced with two gray pipes. A third long pipe also appears at the front.
The Doom Cannon has the highest damage per second and damage per shot of all the defenses in the game.
A Doom Cannon on a player's base could theoretically deal a maximum of 101,430 damage per shot, barring any Tribe boosts. It would require the best Defensive Building Damage Masterpiece, 9 of the best Guardians boosted with Power Powder, and two Mark III Damage Amplifiers.
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