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CNCTW Corrupter Cameo

The Corrupter was a Scrin biological support walker during the Third Tiberium War.

Background

Each Corrupter is equipped with a large tank containing a viscous, Tiberium-based liquid. Corrupters use a launching system inside their "mouths" to mix a strong acid with the Tiberium-based liquid and spray the solution at enemy targets - either to rapidly decimate enemy infantry squads, clear garrisons or degrade structures.

In contrast, the sludge has a regenerative effect on other Scrin units - and as a result, Corrupters had been seen spewing it on allied Scrin units for battlefield repairs.

Abilities

CNCTW Uncombine with Buzzers Cameo
Uncombine with Buzzers Orders the Buzzer swarm attached to the vehicle to detach and roam freely (Ctrl+A).

In-game

The Corrupter is primarily useful for its spray-healing ability, which is cost-effective due to the vehicle's relatively low price. As a weapon, the short-ranged spray is lethal against infantry and effective against structures but fares poorly against heavily armored units. Corrupters and Buzzers are the only Scrin units capable of clearing garrisons.

Visceroids

In Tiberium Wars, the Corrupter may occasionally create visceroids when it kills enemy infantry. These visceroids will attack their "parent" corrupter for a short time (causing no real harm), then come under its owner's control.

Despite the information in the unit's tooltip, the corrupter does not cause visceroid spawning in Kane's Wrath.

Assessment

Pros

  • Basic attack can repair Scrin vehicles and infantry
  • Very fast attack
  • High effectiveness against infantry and structures
  • Can quickly clear garrisoned structures
  • Reasonably quick movement speed
  • Good maneuverability
  • Fast enough to easily pursue or trample infantry
  • One of the two walker units that can reverse-move
  • Does splash damage

Cons

  • Defenseless against aircraft
  • Must turn its entire body to attack
  • Almost useless against vehicles
  • Relatively weak armour
  • Short range

Gallery

CNCKW Scrin logo Scrin Third Tiberium War Arsenal CNCKW Scrin logo
CNCTW Juggernaut HQ Render Mechanized walkers CNCTW Juggernaut HQ Render
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