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For Tiberian Twilight aircraft, see Basilisk (Tiberian Twilight).

The Basilisk sees all!
- Basilisk

The Basilisk is a rare Nod's anti-vehicle aircraft in Command & Conquer: Rivals.


Nicknamed “The Flying Obelisk” by GDI pilots, the Basilisk is a massive siege aircraft armed with Obelisk-class laser weapons. The Basilisk's laser ramps up its intensity slowly but can fire a continuous beam at enemy units and structures indefinitely.


  • Can target infantry Strong against vehicles Cannot target aircraft
  • After attacking for 2 seconds, damage increases significantly.
  • Can attack up to 2 tiles away.
  • Flying.

Game unit[]

The heaviest aircraft in Nod's arsenal, Basilisk can make short work of all ground units, even infantry. Once it is at full power, it can melt away enemies quickly, making it nigh impossible for ground units to get close enough to even begin the attack. Basilisk is the ultimate answer to superunits like Mammoth tank and Avatars.

Its average movement speed makes it unsuitable to quickly react to developments around the battlefield, but it can dominate in situations where all the action takes place on a couple of tiles.

When changing targets, even within the same squad, the Basilisk drops down to the low damage mode and needs to wait to get to full damage again. The Fanaticism boost helps get to full power faster.

The main threats to the Basilisk are a pair of Slingshots, a pack of Talons or a persistent Hammerhead. To deal with these threats, Basilisk is most effective with Cyborgs, Confessors, Phantoms or Stealth tanks.


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Militant Laser Squad Chem Buggy Stealth Tank Confessor Basilisk
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Fanatic Scavenger Attack Bikes Banshee Flame Tank Basilisk
Militant Laser Squad Flame Troopers Attack Bikes Buggy Basilisk
Militant Mutant Marauder Attack Bikes Chem Buggy Confessor Basilisk


  • 2018-06-28:
    • Initial damage increased to 100 (was 25)
    • High Damage spool up duration decreased to 2 seconds (was 3)
    • High Damage increased to 200 (was 125)
  • 2018-07-11:
    • Low damage reduced to 50 (was 100)
    • High damage reduced to 150 (was 200)
    • Low damage vs Infantry reduced to 20
    • High damage vs Infantry reduced to 50
  • 2018-07-19: High damage increased to 175 (was 150)
  • 2018-10-16: Health increased to 3000 (was 2500)
  • 2019-01-24: Basilisks need to charge up for each member in a squad
  • 2019-02-06: Health decreased to 2500 (was 3000)
  • 2019-07-31: Turn speed increased to 125 from 75


When created[]

  • Basilisk is here
  • The Basilisk sees all

When selected[]

  • Gaze into the eye
  • Your will, commander
  • Basilisk, gazing outward

When moving[]

  • The eye destroys
  • Taking position
  • From there we shall see

When moving to attack favorably[]

  • Feel my wrath!
  • Comply, or be destroyed
  • The Basilisk will lay siege
  • Honor to the Brotherhood

When moving to attack neutral[]

  • As commanded
  • My gaze destroys
  • As you wish

When moving to attack unfavorably[]

  • Jeopardizes the Basilisk
  • Computation unfavorable

When unable to attack target[]

  • Beyond my gaze
  • It cannot be done

When attacking[]

  • Die by my gaze!
  • Burn to ash!

When under attack[]

  • Basilisk compromised!
  • Basilisk damaged!

When crashing[]

  • Returning to ash!
  • For Nod!


See also[]



CNCR Nod logo Brotherhood of Nod Rivals Arsenal CNCR Nod logo