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Hailstorm
Unit Type Artillery-Metal
Player Level Req. Level 21
Building Required Vehicle Factory level 4
Other Requirements Rocket Factory
Immunities Suppressor breach icon Breach
StatusEffect-plague Plague
Blocking Partial
Defense
(Max Rank)
Stat-HP 135
Damage crushing 75%
"Do you feel the storm that’s brewin’? As its name indicates, this unit hails a squall of beat down on the enemy. Light Rockets deliver a triple strike on units at any distance..."
— 1.4 Patch Notes

Overview[]

The Hailstorm is an artillery unit with a one-shot attack that affects a large area. It shares a similar attack to the Hornet, an infantry unit introduced in the same patch.

Although it can only fire once before its long reload time, it dishes out much more damage. Its rockets will strike the entire highlighted 3x3 area, but the damage is reduced significantly in the spaces surrounding the targeted center space, sometimes missing completely. The rockets appear to behave in a manner that they hit the target square and the two adjacent squares beside it in the same row. The rockets are pretty effective against targets who are close together, or for hitting anything hiding in the rear rows. Given its somewhat random nature, avoid using this on any spread-out formations or formations that form a line.

Whilst there are vehicles available that have triple strike abilities that work in the same manner as the Hailstorm, they usually require Resource-nanopod Nanopods to build, as well as extra Nanopods to buy the attacks. This makes the Hailstorm a worthwhile investment for lower level players short on Nanopods.

Attacks[]

Ammo: AmmoIcon 2
Reload: 8 Rounds
Hailstorm TripleStrike Damage
Attack Icon UnitAbility tronk rockets small icon
Targetable Unit Types
Air Yes check
LTA Yes check
Soldier Yes check
Sniper Yes check
Vehicle Yes check
Tank Yes check
Metal Yes check
Critter Yes check
Civilian Yes check
Sea Yes check
Ship Yes check
Rank Available 1
Range 1-5
Line of Fire Indirect (Random)
Ammo Used 2
Suppression Mod x1.5
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6
Damage explosive Damage 32-48 (x3) 35-52 (x3) 38-57 (x3) 41-62 (x3) 44-67 (x3) 48-72 (x3)
Stat-Offense Offense 46 51 56 61 66 71
Stat-Critical Crit 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%

Statistics[]

Hailstorm Ranks
1 2 3 4 5 6
Resource-SP SP N/A 1,730 4,220 9,975 21,500 78,650
Stat-HP HP 90 100 (+10) 110 (+10) 115 (+5) 125 (+10) 135 (+10)
Stat-Bravery Bravery 15 20 (+5) 25 (+5) 30 (+5) 35 (+5) 40 (+5)
Black shield Defense 45 50 (+5) 55 (+5) 60 (+5) 65 (+5) 70 (+5)
Stat-Dodge Dodge 30 35 (+5) 40 (+5) 45 (+5) 50 (+5) 55 (+5)
Promotion Cost N/A Resource-time 4h
Gold 5,872
Iron 4,375
Resource-time 12h
Gold 18,096
Steel 2,925
Resource-time 1d
Gold 48,960
Steel 3,975
Gears 7
Resource-time 2d
Gold 116,064
Steel 5,200
Gears 20
Resource-time 2d
Gold 228,612
Steel 6,575
Resource-widget 5
Promotion Reward N/A XP 1,000 XP 1,800 XP 2,800 XP 4,000 XP 5,400
PvP Unit Value 9 11 13 14 16 18
Resource-SP SP Reward 36 44 52 56 64 72
Gold Gold Reward 180 220 260 280 320 360

Cost[]

Training Cost — Vehicle Factory
Level 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Resource-time Time 20h 42m 19h 48m 18h 54m 18h 17h 6m 16h 12m 14h 24m 12h 36m 10h 48m 9h 7h 12m 5h 24m
Gold Gold 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 7,600 7,200 6,800 6,400 6,000 5,600
Iron Iron 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,425 1,350 1,275 1,200 1,125 1,050
Oil Oil 600 600 600 600 600 600 570 540 510 480 450 420
    Healing Cost
    Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Resource-time Time 4h 30m 4h 30m 4h 30m 4h 30m 4h 30m 4h 3m 3h 36m 3h 9m 2h 42m 1h 48m
    Gold Gold 6,900 5,750 4,600 4,140 3,680 3,220 2,990 2,760 2,530 2,300
    Iron Iron 1,013 844 675 608 540 473 439 405 372 338
    Oil Oil 270 225 180 162 144 126 117 108 99 90
    Healing Cost
    Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Resource-time Time 4h 3m 4h 3m 4h 3m 4h 3m 4h 3m 3h 36m 3h 9m 2h 42m 2h 15m 1h 21m
    Gold Gold 5,980 4,830 3,680 3,220 2,760 2,300 2,070 1,840 1,610 1,380
    Iron Iron 878 709 540 473 405 338 304 270 237 203
    Oil Oil 234 189 144 126 108 90 81 72 63 54

    Trivia[]

    • It appears to be based on the Soviet Katyusha rocket launcher according to its appearance and also as suggested by the name of its image file. Also, the real Katyusha is known as an inaccurate way of saturating a large area with massive amounts of Rockets, but took longer than conventional artillery to reload. This too seems remarkably similar to the Hailstorm.
    • Despite no visible reloading mechanism is seen, the hailstorm always has it's three missiles reloaded after a shot.

    Updates[]

    2.2 Patch

    • Promotion Iron, Steel and Gears costs reduced, in addition to global Gold reduction.

    2.1 Patch

    • Player level requirement reduced to 20, from 21.

    2.0 Patch

    • Non-gold resources are no longer rewarded for defeating this unit.

    1.4.1 Patch

    • Healing costs fixed: 4,600 Gold, 675 Iron and 180 Oil.
      • Previously 9,000 Gold, 1,005 Steel and 1 Bars.

    1.4 Patch

    • Unit added.

    Gallery[]

    Animations[]

    Weapon Animation
    Idle Katyusha front idle Katyusha back idle
    Light Rockets Katyusha front attack Katyusha back attack


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