The technology was an application of their stealth research, in which light amplification techniques could produce these illusions. This power is good evidence of Nod's ability with stealth technology.
A decoy army can be deployed on any revealed and available terrain on the map. It can be used as a front armor or shield for other units in the rear, to divert enemy attention from the "real" units, and to scout an area or the enemy's base. Its destruction does not count on the loss of units in the Stats and gives no veterancy to enemy units.
- Tiberium Wars patch 1.05:
- Tiberium Wars patch 1.07: decoy Mammoth tanks can no longer crush enemy units
- Kane's Wrath patch 1.01: creating a decoy army of Mechapedes will no longer desync the game
- Kane's Wrath patch 1.02: