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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 14-16

Summary

  • The Rocket Launcher is the second-to-last defense to unlock in the game.
  • It fires a six-round moderately-damaging rocket burst at enemies, followed by a lengthy reload.
  • It possesses extreme range and also a large blind spot.

Offensive Strategy

  • Getting into the blind spots of Rocket Launchers will prevent them from attacking these troops.
    • Most troops can get into the blind spot easily without the assistance of Gunboat Weaponry, but Warriors tend to work best, as they can get there quickly, therefore avoiding most of the damage.
    • Tanks, Grenadiers and Zookas can also be directed into the Rocket Launcher's blind spot with Flares, but they will not move close enough on their own if the Rocket Launcher is their target. This is because their own range is long enough that they will stop and fire before they reach the Rocket Launcher's blind spot.
  • Be very careful when using the Heavy-Zooka strategy. Heavies tend to move into its range and it will instead destroy your Zookas. Even if they are moving, the rocket's travel delay will also cause them to hit the zookas behind instead of the heavies that they fired upon.
  • When you are doing all-Tank raids, do not ignore 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 quickly.
  • 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

  • Rocket Launcher's speciality is ironically both attrition and burst. It can easily take down smaller units with terrifying ease, but can also work against slower yet tougher units at range. Place it in the back for maximum effectiveness.
  • 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 attacks or Critters 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 becomes wooden.
  • At level 16, the base of the Rocket Launcher becomes a white stone.

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.
  • When 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 13-16 having more than 6 barrels.
  • The laser sight indicates that they use similar technology to guide their rockets.
  • The upgrade costs of the level 13, 14, 15 and 16 Rocket Launcher are the same as the upgrade costs of the level 14, 16, 17 and 18 Boom Cannon respectively, with the exception that the resources are swapped for all levels except the first.
  • The Rocket Launcher and the Boom Cannon are the most expensive maxed out defenses, costing 16,850,000 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
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
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 62
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

Warships

Rank
Level
Level
Level
Build Count
Build
Upgrade Tokens
Upgrade Token
Tech Level
Xp
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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