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Perhaps you're the type of tanker that likes to do your fighting up-close and personal. Or maybe, you like a solid line of defense against aggressive enemies. It could be that you just think that spraying napalm, freon, and tiny nanobots all over your enemies looks cool. In any case, you're in the right place to learn about the shortest-range turrets in the game.

Firebird

Turret firebird m3 2.png

Pros and Cons

Plus.png Wide cone angle makes it easy to hit enemies
Plus.png Can shoot around and across tanks, hitting multiple enemies at once
Plus.png Continues to damage enemies even after ceasing to fire
Plus.png Fast recharge and afterburn make up for the short firing time
Minus.png Significantly weakened against enemies with Heat Resistance or Heat Immunity
Minus.png Direct damage decreases significantly in outer ranges
Minus.png Burning damage not affected by Boosted Damage, but is reduced by Boosted Armor

Why players like it

  • "Afterburn effect"
  • "High damage"
  • "Ability to shoot multiple targets"
  • "Immense damaging power of many enemies at once"

Freeze

Turret freeze m3.png

Pros and Cons

Plus.png Wide cone angle makes it easy to hit enemies
Plus.png Can shoot around and across tanks, hitting multiple enemies at once
Plus.png Freezing effect makes it difficult for enemies to fight back or run away
Minus.png A bit weaker against tanks with Cold Resistance or Cold Immunity
Minus.png Damage decreases significantly in outer ranges

Why players like it

  • "It's fun to use and you need some skill."
  • "The freeze effect"
  • "Unique abilities"


Isida

Turret isida m3.png

Pros and Cons

Plus.png Deals full damage throughout the whole range
Plus.png Highest damage per second in the game
Plus.png Can heal enemies, healing uses energy slowly
Minus.png Can only shoot one target at once
Minus.png More difficult to aim due to small cone angle
Minus.png Expends energy quickly (attacking) and recharges slowly

Why players like it

  • "Few people have protections against it in MM."
  • "It's a great turret for being a team player."
  • "Very high DPS"..."easy kills"
  • "Long range"..."not like other melee turrets"
  • "The ability to instantly connect my beam"


Side-by-side comparison of Melee turrets' stats

Note: Comparisons are between maxed-out turrets with no augments. If there's something you like about a turret, or something you don't, there's probably an augment that modifies that thing, makes it better, or removes it. It's worth checking out the Augments page before making your final decision on a turret to use.

Firebird (Mk7)
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Freeze (Mk7+)
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Isida (Mk7+)
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Max Damage (hp/sec) 1000 Icon info.png 900 Damaging: 1150
Healing: 400
Range of Max Damage (m) 10 10 20
Range of Min Damage (m) 20 20 20
Min Damage 10% 10% 100%
Cone Angle (deg) 25 25 15
Can hit multiple tanks at once Yes Yes No
Time to exhaust energy (s) 5 7 Damaging: 5
Healing: 12.5
Time to fully recharge (s) 6 9 10
Main Special Effect Applies the Burning effect Applies the Freezing effect Heals allied tanks