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Chemist with a cannon
- Gunship when selected

The Catalyst Gunship is a Nod aircraft in Command & Conquer: Rivals.


Following the development of the Catalyst Missile, Jade began working on smaller version capable of mass production. She was able to successfully miniaturize the explosive capabilities of the Missile in the form of an incendiary round capable of being fired from a helicopter without risk of backlash. Combined with a 40mm Chemical Grenade launcher, the Catalyst Gunship can create concentrations of Tiberium gas to ignite its own Catalyst Rounds.[1]

Designed with missile launchers on the side and an underslung grenade launcher, the unit has a progress bar on its back that starts empty but fills up as it begins to fire the Tiberium Grenade Launcher.


  • Strong against infantry Can target vehicles Cannot target aircraft
  • Launches a Tiberium gas grenade that leaves behind Tiberium gas on impact every 3.6 seconds.
  • Deals bonus damage to a unit sitting in Tiberium gas.

Game unit

Deals hefty damage to infantry and once the Tiberium grenade is launched, the catalyst explosion deals serious damage to all squad ground units.

  • Will not detonate enemy Chemical Units but can detonate enemy Chemical Clouds.
  • Will not detonate on Tiberium.
  • Explosion created by Catalyst Gunship will not chain react with Chemical Units.
  • Mini explosion will not hit air units.


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  • 2020-06-10 Unit introduced
  • 2020-08-12:
    • Attack cooldown reduced to 1.6 seconds (was 2.0)
    • Gas grenade charge-up time reduced to 3.6 seconds (was 5)
    • Initial attack delay reduced to 0.08
  • 2021-06-09:
    • Tiberium cost increased to 60 (was 50)
    • Tiberium cloud canister launch-time duration increased to 4.5 seconds (was 3.6)
    • Weapon damage reduced to 200 (was 510)
    • Speed reduced to faster (was fastest)


When created

  • Catalyst gunship, in service to Kane
  • Double the weapons, double the pain
  • I am a catalyst for victory

When selected

  • Combustion canons loaded
  • Two weapons are better than one
  • Chemist here
  • Yes, commander?
  • Chemist with a cannon

When moving

  • On my way
  • Advancing
  • Flying out
  • Moving location
  • Hit the gas!

When moving to attack favorably

  • My next specimen!
  • No gas mask can save you!
  • Science is power!
  • Let's displace them!
  • I'll cleanse them all!

When moving to attack neutral

  • Yes, commander
  • As you wish
  • Give them both barrels!
  • Destroy them!

When moving to attack unfavorably

  • Not the best specimen
  • Hope I make it out alive
  • Not a good mix

When unable to attack target

  • Can't experiment on that
  • Negative, commander!
  • Guns don't point up

When attacking

  • Their science is flawed
  • Mixing it up
  • Smell the gas!
  • Breath the air!
  • Choking them out!

When under attack

  • I'm combusting!
  • Experiment gone wrong!
  • Not liking this mixture!
  • Save the chemicals!

When crashing

  • Pull up!
  • Mayday mayday
  • Catalyst combusting!



NEW UNIT! Catalyst Gunship Preview

Behind the scenes

Utilize the Gunship's primary and secondary attack to dispatch powerful infantry units. Works well as a combo with other chem based units or as a standalone infantry specialist
- Py

See also

  • Venom — cheaper Nod anti-infantry aircraft.
  • Razorback — GDI counterpart.


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