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Saboteur
Defensive
Drone saboteur.png
Available from
IconsNormal 28.png Fieldmarshal
Price
Crystal.png 200 000








Saboteur is a defensive Drone. It allows planting of several Mines Mine.png at once.

Garage description

After placing a mine will also place several additional mines around the spot.


Mechanics

Saboteur is triggered when you plant a Mine. Up to 8 additional Mines are placed in a circular pattern around the initial mine.

Saboteur consumes a total of 5 Mines when activated, even if the number of additional Mines placed is more or less.

  • Icon drone number of mines.png - Number of additional Mines: 3 → 8
  • Icon drone mine activation duration.png - Additional Mine activation delay (sec):[1] 2 → 0.5
  • Circle radius (m):[2] 4 → 5
  • Icon drone reload.png - Recharge (sec): 40
  • Inventory mine.png - Mines consumed: 4


Additionally, like all Drones, Saboteur provides a passive bonus to the strength of Boosted Armor and Boosted Damage:

  • DA symbol.png Boosted Armor supply's effect strength (%): 50 → 100
  • DD symbol.png Boosted Damage supply's effect increase (%): 50 → 100


Pros and Cons

Plus.png Can secure an entire passageway or area with a high volume of mines
Plus.png Allows activation of a mine underneath a nearby tank
Minus.png Repeated activation takes a while, and all mines still disappear when tank is destroyed
Minus.png Very long cooldown decreases the flexibility


Tips and Advice

  • After planting a set of mines, your next mine will come out of cooldown in 30 seconds, just like usual. However, don't plant it right away! Wait 10 more seconds for the drone cooldown to end so that you can plant your next set as soon as possible.
  • If you're using saboteur to camp, choose a weapon that doesn't require you to expose yourself to enemies that could kill you (and so make all your mines disappear): Magnum (especially with vertical elevation augments), Shaft, Gauss, or Railgun. Also go with a heavy hull since you won't need to move.
  • If you prefer more dynamic gameplay, you can use Saboteur to secure an entrance to your team's base while you go fight elsewhere - the many mines will usually do a good enough job preventing entry in your absence.
  • By driving up next to an enemy and planting a mine, you can make a mine or two appear underneath their tank
  • Plant mines spaces that are wide enough to accommodate the full set - planting in narrow passageways can result in wasting mines on walls and inaccessible areas.
  • Planting your mine near a cliff edge or cliff face will put the surrounding mines on the ground below it or on top of it. Though this is not useful often, it's a good thing to have in your back pocket for maps with many elevation changes.


Micro-upgrades

Like all Drones, Saboteur can be micro-upgraded to a total of 20 steps.

Step Number of mines Mine activation delay (s)[1] Radius[2]
(m)
Boosted Armor supply's damage reduction (%) Boosted Damage supply's damage increase (%) Cost Crystal.png
Step
Delay time Cost Crystal.png
Speed-up
0 3 2 4 50 50 - - -
1 3 1.9 4.05 52.5 52.5 1000 5h 2000
2 4 1.9 4.1 55 55 6160 1d 6h 48m 12320
3 4 1.8 4.15 57.5 57.5 11320 2d 8h 36m 22640
4 4 1.7 4.2 60 60 16470 3d 10h 21m 32940
5 4 1.6 4.25 62.5 62.5 21630 4d 12h 9m 43260
6 5 1.6 4.3 65 65 26790 5d 13h 57m 53580
7 5 1.5 4.35 67.5 67.5 31950 6d 15h 45m 63900
8 5 1.4 4.4 70 70 37110 7d 17h 33m 74220
9 5 1.3 4.45 72.5 72.5 42260 8d 19h 18m 84520
10 6 1.3 4.5 75 75 47420 9d 21h 6m 94840
11 6 1.2 4.55 77.5 77.5 52580 10d 22h 54m 105160
12 6 1.1 4.6 80 80 57740 12d 42m 115480
13 6 1 4.65 82.5 82.5 62890 13d 2h 27m 125780
14 7 1 4.7 85 85 68050 14d 4h 15m 136100
15 7 0.9 4.75 87.5 87.5 73210 15d 6h 3m 146420
16 7 0.8 4.8 90 90 78370 16d 7h 51m 156740
17 7 0.7 4.85 92.5 92.5 83530 17d 9h 39m 167060
18 8 0.7 4.9 95 95 88680 18d 11h 24m 177360
19 8 0.6 4.95 97.5 97.5 93840 19d 13h 12m 187680
20 8 0.5 5 100 100 99000 20d 15h 198000
Total +5 -1.5 +1 +50 +50 1000000 208d 8h 2000000


Gallery

TODO <images of Saboteur at different MU levels>

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 On top of the standard 1 second activation delay. This parameter only applies to the extra mines.
  2. 2.0 2.1 This parameter affects the distance between the mine in the center of the circle and the mines on the circumference.


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