After activating Boosted Armor increases the effect for a short time.
Defender's effect begins after activating the Boosted Armor supply or picking up a Boosted Armor box. The supply's strength will be increased by 25 to 100% for the next 20 seconds.
Additionally, Defender reduces the cooldown of Boosted Armor from 30 to 20 seconds. Each subsequent Supply (other than BA) activated reduces Boosted Armor's cooldown by another 10 seconds. Strategic use of Smart Cooldowns allows one to keep Boosted Armor active perpetually.
This Drone consumes a total of 3 pieces of Boosted Armor when activated.
- - Additional supply power* (%): 25 → 100
- - Power up duration (sec): 20
- - Reduction of Boosted Armor cooldown (sec): 10
- - Boosted Armor consumed: 3 (+2)
- - Recharge (sec): 3
Additionally, like all Drones, Defender provides a passive bonus to the strength of Boosted Armor and Boosted Damage:
- Boosted Armor supply's effect strength (%): 50 → 100
- Boosted Damage supply's effect increase (%): 50 → 100
Pros and Cons
Proper use of supplies makes it possible to have at least boosted armor active continuously, and additional armor 2/3 of the time.
Boosted Armor can be activated immediately after other supplies
Consumes boosted armor supplies quickly
Tips and Advice
- When your active effect is about to run out, you can skip the 10 seconds of regular armor you'd normally have to wait through by picking up a Boosted Armor box on the ground
- Activate Boosted Damage as your first supply (to avoid the cooldown imposed on it by Boosted Armor), and then you will have a full set with Boosted Armor and Speed Boost ready in 5 seconds, or whenever you need it.
- If your armor runs out and is in cooldown, drop a mine or activate any other supply (or two) to reduce the cooldown so you can re-activate it
Like all Drones, Defender can be micro-upgraded to a total of 20 steps.
|Delay time||Cost |
|2||32.5||55||55||6160||1d 6h 48m||12320|
|3||36.25||57.5||57.5||11320||2d 8h 36m||22640|
|4||40||60||60||16470||3d 10h 21m||32940|
|5||43.75||62.5||62.5||21630||4d 12h 9m||43260|
|6||47.5||65||65||26790||5d 13h 57m||53580|
|7||51.25||67.5||67.5||31950||6d 15h 45m||63900|
|8||55||70||70||37110||7d 17h 33m||74220|
|9||58.75||72.5||72.5||42260||8d 19h 18m||84520|
|10||62.5||75||75||47420||9d 21h 6m||94840|
|11||66.25||77.5||77.5||52580||10d 22h 54m||105160|
|13||73.75||82.5||82.5||62890||13d 2h 27m||125780|
|14||77.5||85||85||68050||14d 4h 15m||136100|
|15||81.25||87.5||87.5||73210||15d 6h 3m||146420|
|16||85||90||90||78370||16d 7h 51m||156740|
|17||88.75||92.5||92.5||83530||17d 9h 39m||167060|
|18||92.5||95||95||88680||18d 11h 24m||177360|
|19||96.25||97.5||97.5||93840||19d 13h 12m||187680|
|Turrets||Firebird • Freeze • Isida • Hammer • Twins • Ricochet • Smoky • Striker • Vulcan • Thunder • Railgun • Magnum • Gauss • Shaft • Terminator|
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|Drones||Brutus • Mechanic • Trooper • Assault • Miner • Engineer • Driver • Defender • Supplier • Sprinter • Trickster • Booster • Lifeguard • Camper • Blaster • Saboteur • Hyperion • Crisis|