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"The Rocket Launcher is a long distance artillery piece. It fires a salvo of rockets, followed by a significant reload time."

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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3-4 Level 5
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Level 6 Level 7-12 Level 13 Level 14-18

Summary

  • The Rocket Launcher is the seventh defense to unlock in the game.
  • The Rocket Launcher is a burst-firing area defense with extreme range, a large blindspot and low DPS, able to target air and ground.

Offensive Strategy

  • Getting into the blindspots of Rocket Launchers will prevent them from attacking.
  • Be very careful when using the Heavy-Zooka strategy, as the Zookas' attack range is longer than the blind spot, but the Heavies' range is not. As your troops approach the Rocket Launcher, it will see the Zookas but not the Heavies meant to absorb damage from the rockets. This will cause the Rocket Launcher to shoot over the Heavies and kill the Zookas. Also, the Rocket Launcher won't be exactly on target once it fires. This can make some of the missiles go behind the Heavies and hit the Zookas.
  • Critters can be risky against Rocket Launchers, as they are easily wiped out in one salvo and are usually only able to avoid it when they're on the move or end up inside its blindspot, meaning they usually can't keep it distracted.
  • When you are doing all-Tank raids, do not ignore multiple high-level Rocket Launchers unless you are sure you can take down the Headquarters quickly, as they can wither down Tanks over time. However, a good amount of Medics will usually be able to out-heal them.
  • Although damage from a single Rocket Launcher can be out-healed by Warriors of sufficient level, many Rocket Launchers working together can decimate Warriors or just any unit that isn't a Scorcher.
  • All Riflemen can work against a single Rocket Launcher if a Medkit or a boat of Medics is properly used to counter the salvo.

Defensive Strategy

  • This defense can overcome a whole group of Riflemen in one salvo, provided it is appropriately leveled.
  • It is wise to place Rocket Launchers far enough from each other so that they do not share the same blind spot and so that one Shock Bomb cannot disable more than one at a time.
  • It is not a good idea to place a Rocket Launcher right next to the Headquarters because its blind spot will cover the entire building, which renders it useless against Warriors attacking it.
  • Placing other defenses around it will make it harder for Smokey Zooka players to destroy the Rocket Launcher.

Upgrade Differences

  • Initially, the Rocket Launcher is a gray structure with hazard tape around the stone base, and three barrels on the top with a brown triangular casing. There is a basic iron sight on top of the middle casing.
  • At level 2, the Rocket Launcher gains another barrel, making the casing shaped like a diamond.
  • At level 3, the Rocket Launcher gains yet another barrel, making the casing shaped like a pentagon.
  • At level 5, the Rocket Launcher gains a sixth barrel, making the casing shaped like a rectangle, adds a handwheel to its side, and adds four metal outriggers from its base. The iron sight is removed.
  • At level 6, the casing is reinforced, and mostly surrounds the rockets. It gains some large dark blue screws on its side. A dark blue plate is added on the casing's top.
  • At level 7, the Rocket Launcher gains a laser sight on top. The central base and support column is further reinforced by four metal extensions that appear between the outriggers.
  • At level 13, the Rocket Launcher gains a complete overhaul. Two more barrels are added, for a total of eight barrels. The barrels are arranged in the shape of an octagon, and the casing is now a square which is split into eight adjoined triangles, each containing one barrel. The side is overhauled, with hazard tape covering the front, and the back has four protruding flaps. The outriggers are reinforced further, and the laser sight is removed.
  • At level 14, the Rocket Launcher regains its laser sight, which is found on either side of the Rocket Launcher.
  • At level 15, the base of the Rocket Launcher is reinforced with wooden boards.
  • At level 16, the wooden base of the Rocket Launcher is replaced white stone.
  • At level 17, the white stone base of the Rocket Launcher is replaced with iron.

Trivia

  • The rockets fired from the Rocket Launcher take on the same appearance as the projectiles in a Barrage and leave the same crater upon impact.
    • The rockets also curve in a similar manner while in flight.
  • Upon reaching its target the rockets turn sideways hitting the target broadside unlike the Barrage which hits targets head on.
  • Rocket Launchers of all levels fire the same number of rockets per volley (6), despite levels 1-4 having less than 6 barrels, and levels 13-17 having more than 6 barrels.
  • The laser sight added on top of level 6-12 Rocket Launchers points up in the air when the Rocket Launcher attacks, bringing into serious question how useful it actually is.
  • The upgrade costs of the level 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 Rocket Launcher are the same as the upgrade costs of the level 14, 16, 17, 18 and 19 Boom Cannon respectively, with the exception that the resources are swapped for all levels except the first.
  • The upgrade costs for a level 9 Rocket Launcher and a level 4 Shock Launcher are the exact same for each resource.
  • The Rocket Launcher and the Boom Cannon are the most expensive maxed out defenses costing 18,470,000 in total resources.

Statistics

HQ Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
Building Size
Size
Range
Range
Attack Speed
Shot
Damage Type
Damage Type
Splash Radius
Splash Radius
3x3 8-25 Tiles 5s Between Salvos of 6; 0.35s Between Shots in Salvo Splash 1.8 Tiles
Level
Level
Health
Hitpoints
Damage Per Second
Damage
Damage Per Shot
Damage
Damage Per Salvo
Damage
Upgrade Cost Upgrade Time
Time
Instant
Diamonds
Headquarters Level Required
Headquarters
XP Gain
Xp
Wood
Wood
Stone
Stone
Iron
Iron
1 4,000 20 22.75 136.5 142,000 85,000 24,300 5h 484 13 24
2 4,400 22 25.2 151.2 198,000 119,000 34,000 6h 597 13 28
3 4,800 24 27.65 165.9 275,000 240,000 66,000 7h 816 14 34
4 5,200 27 30.45 182.7 314,000 274,000 76,000 8h 827 14 34
5 5,700 29 33.25 199.5 540,000 410,000 149,000 10h 1,238 15 42
6 6,300 32 36.75 220.5 760,000 680,000 298,000 12h 1,678 16 48
7 6,900 35 40.25 241.5 850,000 760,000 330,000 14h 1,818 16 50
8 7,500 39 44.45 266.7 1,210,000 1,000,000 630,000 16h 2,368 17 54
9 8,200 43 48.65 291.9 1,480,000 1,350,000 890,000 18h 2,850 18 56
10 9,000 47 53.55 321.3 1,850,000 1,800,000 1,420,000 20h 3,540 19 61
11 9,800 52 59.15 354.9 1,920,000 1,870,000 1,470,000 1d 3,665 19 61
12 10,700 57 64.75 388.5 2,060,000 2,060,000 2,050,000 1d 4h 4,115 20 64
13 11,800 63 71.4 428.4 2,470,000 2,470,000 2,460,000 1d 8h 4,692 20 70
14 12,980 69 78.4 470.4 4,210,000 3,590,000 3,900,000 1d 10h 6,452 21 72
15 14,180 75 85.4 512.4 5,050,000 4,310,000 4,680,000 1d 12h 7,350 23 74
16 15,480 82 92.75 556.5 6,060,000 5,170,000 5,620,000 1d 14h 8,375 24 76
17 16,880 89 100.45 602.7 7,270,000 6,200,000 6,000,000 1d 16h 9,551 25 78
18 18,480 97 110.85 665.1 8,360,000 7,130,000 7,750,000 1d 18h 10,536 26 80

Warships

Rank
Level
Level
Level
Build Count
Build
Upgrade Tokens
Upgrade Token
Tech Level
Tech Point
1 6 1 N/A 5
2 8 2 250,000 10
3 10 3 500,000 15
4 12 3 1,235,000 20
5 14 4 1,800,000 25
Total 3,785,000 75
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