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For Tiberian twilight unit, see Centurion.

The shield of Nod has arrived
- Centurion when deployed

The Centurion is a Nod tech vehicle in Command & Conquer: Rivals.

Background

Centurion is the result of Kane's demand for “a mechanical Praetorian Guard, worthy of defending the God's chosen on earth.” The centurion is piloted by battle-hardened veterans, and equipped with a unique “Testudo” shield system able to absorb heavy weapon attacks, making it ideal for defensive operations.

Abilities

  • Can target infantry Strong against vehicles Cannot target aircraft
  • Periodically negates incoming damage.

Game unit

Centurions are fast moving vehicles designed to stand up against heavy hitting armor. The shield's ability to fully absorb incoming fire makes it especially strong against slow hitting units, like Titans and Predator tank. It can even survive a direct blast of Ion cannon without as much as scratched paint. The shield allows the Centurion to push into long range artillery type units, like M.L.R.S., Juggernaut and Artillery and only take fraction of damage.

The shield will disappear after absorbing even the slightest damage, making it useless when receiving fast chip damage form units like Drone swarm. The Shield restores in 6 seconds.

The fast movement speed allows the Centurion to quickly respond to developments on the battlefield. The relatively high cost and placement in the Temple of Nod makes it difficult to field it in the early and mid game.

The main threats to the Centurion are the heavy anti-vehicle infantry, like Zone troopers and Grenadiers, and aircraft.

Decks

Oxanna Kristos ponturion
Militant Laser Squad Laser Drone Venom Phantom Centurion
Kane vandal
Militant Laser Squad Laser Drone Venom Widowmaker Centurion

Changelog

  • 2019-02-27: Unit introduced.
  • 2019-07-02:
    • Attack damage to vehicles reduced to 555 (was 1110)
    • Attack speed increased to 1.72 (was 3.44)
    • Damage to infantry reduced to 120 (was 180)
  • 2020-08-12: Reduced Infantry damage to 100 (was 120)

Quotes

When created

  • The shield of Nod has arrived
  • We bear the shield of the brotherhood
  • Centurion mech ready

When selected

  • I life for Nod
  • Centurion awaits
  • Strength and honor
  • Honor and glory
  • The shields of glory

When moving

  • Centurion on the move
  • March to glory
  • We march
  • Onwards
  • Let us go

When moving to attack favorably

  • Send them to the afterlife
  • Prepare for glory
  • I shall be feared
  • Leave non alive

When moving to attack neutral

  • We shall test their quality
  • My hands your will
  • Give them nothing
  • I would see them dead
  • Take from them everything

When moving to attack unfavorably

  • The defenses will not hold
  • They will break our shields
  • My final march
  • To the afterlife

When unable to attack target

  • I am needed elsewhere
  • Cannon ineffective
  • No honor in that

When attacking

  • Centurion clashing
  • In for the trouble
  • No order
  • Are you not entertained?

When under attack

  • This is madness
  • Shield failing
  • They have the upper hand
  • I feel the pain

When crashing

  • The afterlife awaits
  • Glory in death
  • Shadows and dust
  • My life expires

Trivia

  • Modeled after the Centurion in Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight.
  • Monotone mechanical sounding voice. Concerned with afterlife and honor.
  • ”Are you not entertained?” Is a reference to an iconic scene of the same name from famous American movie “Gladiator” from year 2000 directed by Ridley Scott.

Behind the scenes

The Centurion’s defensive shield makes it a strong, anti-vehicle combat unit.
- KyleF

Gallery

Videos

Nod Centurion - Intel Report


Idling

References

CNCR Nod logo.png Brotherhood of Nod Rivals Arsenal CNCR Nod logo.png
CNCTW Juggernaut HQ Render.png Mechanized walkers CNCKW Titan Cameo.png
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