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|1st December 2018
Tuesday 10:00 AM UTC to
Thursday 10:00 AM UTC
Raid Battles are a new game mode featuring extremely difficult bases that require your alliance to work cooperatively to defeat them and score points. Accessible through the Raid Event menu, your alliance commander will first have to select a difficulty between Easy, Medium, or Hard. Once that has been selected, you'll be able to start your attacks. The alliance gets Raid points based on the damage done to each specific base. Each player will be using Energy Cells for these attacks.
For each Raid Base, only one player can attack at a time, scoring as much damage as possible in 10 minutes of time, and then that damage is synced and ready for the next attacker. The event ends when the alliance has destroyed each Raid Base. Destroyed buildings do not reward Energon or Alloy.
Bases are similar to those that we construct ourselves but have several massive defensive units including the Railgun cannons, Acid Launchers, and the Thunder Tower. They are 10 (or more) times the strength of the usual buildings you're used to fighting and are also three times the size (more on these mega buildings below). The destruction of any building grants you ability points to allow players to continue using their special abilities in battle. Check out our Shanix Store to see what you can buy for obtaining this currency from this game mode.
In Raid Battles, each base has very high health so they will take multiple attempts to knock them down. The second video (below) specifically states that controlling the path of your bots towards the Headquarters is extremely important.
In Raids, we would recommend focusing early attacks on the center of the base so that the remainder of the alliance members can concentrate on one side or the other to get to the HQ. Also note, the new mega buildings can be a major problem for low-health bots. The Thunder Towers, specifically, have a larger range than Shock Towers and stun upon hitting your bots, so using an aerial approach is recommended.
Check out SpaceApe's tips for Bot Strategy when it comes to Raids on YouTube, below:
Most buildings will have a largely increased damage output and health pool. On many of them, you will notice a number next to their health bar, which indicates stacks of health bars! You will have to burn through all the stacks before a building is finally destroyed.
In addition, there are four new types of defense buildings that you will only see in raid bases with new and very powerful abilities:
|Fires a searing beam that deals more damage the longer it hits a target. Targets ground bots only.
|Deals heavy damage to all targets in a line. Doesn't target flying bots.
|Fires an explosive shell that covers enemies in acid, slowing them and dealing damage over 5 seconds. Doesn't target flying bots.
|Blasts nearby bots with electricity, dealing massive damage and stunning them for 3 seconds. Immune to EMP effects! Doesn't target flying bots.
Q: How can you attack Raid Bases?
A: Energy Cells are required to attack bases. You will be granted some Energy cells at the start of the event and Energy cells generate automatically over time. If you run out of Energy cells, you can obtain more by doing normal battles.
Q: Can more than one player attack the same base at the same time?
A: No, only one player can attack a base at a time, and bases under attack will be locked down. Any destruction done to the base will be carried over and you will be able to see how much damage was dealt by certain members per base.
Q: How many attacks we can attempt?
A: Depends on the setting of the event.
Q: Can combiners attack the Raid Base?
A: Yes, and you should definitely take advantage of their destructive force.
Q: Do I need Fuel cells to participate in Alliance Raid Battle?
A: You will need Energy Cells to attack Raid Battle bases.
Q: Is there an Energy Cell cap?
A: Yes! You can check Energy Cells for the current cap.
Q: What will happen if I leave my alliance during the Alliance Raid Battles?
A: If you leave your alliance, you will not be able to participate in raid battles anymore. Joining other alliances gives you access to their raid bases and you can help them, but if you already unlocked a reward from the Totaliser in your previous alliance, you will not receive it a second time.
Q: Will I win the exclusive prizes from the Alliance Raid Battles?
A: Shanix Coin is a prize exclusive only to Raid Battles.
Q: Will I gain the XP and medal from the Alliance Raid?
A: You will gain a small amount of XP by destroying Raid bases but you won’t gain any medals.
Q: Do alliance members who don't participate in Raid Battles still get Raid rewards?
A: Yes they do!
Q: Will there be bot cooldowns during Raid Battles?
A: Yes, same as other game modes.
Q: Can we attack any Raid Bases or do we need to start from the first base?
A: You can attack any Raid Bases but we’d suggest leaving easier bases for weaker members in your alliance so that they can have fun too!
Q: If we don't battle the raid and save our Energy Cells, will they carry over to the next weekly Raid?
A: No, they won’t carry over to the next event. Energy Cells reset after the event and will start with a new starting value the next time a Raid event starts.