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For other uses, see Kodiak.

They don't stand a chance
- Kodiak when attacking

The Kodiak is a rare GDI tech aircraft in Command & Conquer: Rivals.

Background

The Kodiak class command ships, made famous by Cmd. Michael McNeil during the second Tiberium War, are heavy gunships capable of shelling multiple ground targets simultaneously. Slow, but heavily armored, Kodiaks are valued for their ability to quickly destroy large formations of enemy ground units.

Abilities

  • Can target infantry Strong against vehicles Cannot target aircraft
  • Can simultaneously attack up to 3 enemies in an arc.
  • Flying.

Game unit

Kodiak is the ultimate flying fortress in the GDI arsenal, having great health and ferocious damage against vehicles. It is a hard counter to the Nod's Avatar and the GDI Mammoth tank. Ability to attack multiple targets at once makes it difficult to overwhelm the Kodiak with lot of cheap ground units.

To guard against airborne threats the Kodiak can be paired with Slingshot and hammerheads and against the infantry the Shatterer, the Razorback or even Disruptor can do the job[2].

The main weakness of the Kodiak are air-to-air weapon systems, like Banshees and Phantoms, which in group will take down a Kodiak fast. The average moving speed makes Kodiak unable to quickly respond to the situation on the battlefield, making it less useful on maps where pads are long way apart. The slow turning speed can limit it's ability to attack moving units.

Hammerheads are recommended to protect the Kodiaks from enemy air while Razorbacks and Talons should be used to guard them from infantry units.

Decks

Lt. Strongarm  
Missile Squad War Dogs Pitbull Talon Zone Trooper Kodiak
Lt. Strongarm SaberBirdOne
Riflemen Missile Squad Rhino Pitbull Slingshot Kodiak

Strongarm can be substituted with Jackson[3]

Colonel Jackson deemoeterentino
Jump Jet Troopers War Dogs Pitbull Shatterer Slingshot Kodiak
Colonel Jackson Old school Alicia
Sniper Team War Dogs Pitbull Predator Tank Hammerhead Kodiak

Changelog

  • 2018-06-20: Cost increased to 130 (was 110)
  • 2018-10-16: Health increased to 4000 (was 3000)
  • 2019-03-13: Health decreased to 3465 (was 4000).
  • 2019-06-05: Raider added.
  • 2019-06-06: Raider ability removed.
  • 2019-06-17: Able to use side cannons without having to point its primary cannon at another unit.
  • 2020-08-12: Reduced Infantry damage to 150 (was 230)

Quotes

When created

  • Kodiak ready to fight!
  • Kodiak primed!

When selected

  • Kodiak reporting
  • This is Kodiak
  • Kodiak gunship ready

When moving

  • Kodiak taking off
  • Course locked in
  • Gunship reposition

When moving to attack favorably

  • Eliminate them all
  • They won't know what hit them
  • I'll annihilate them!

When moving to attack neutral

  • Yes, commander
  • Affirmative
  • Acknowledged

When moving to attack unfavorably

  • Going to be tough, sir
  • This will hurt

When unable to attack target

  • Cannot target
  • Cannot follow orders

When attacking

  • We've got this
  • They don't stand a chance

When under attack

  • Gunship hit!
  • Armor penetrated!

When crashing

  • Keep fighting!
  • Going down!

See also

Gallery

Videos

Kodiak - Intel Report

Trivia

  • Was given raider ability, but that was removed in the next balance patch since it was too powerful.
  • Speaks with a Slavic accent. Female.
  • Resembles the Kodiak from Tiberian sun.

See also

References

CNCR GDI logo.png Global Defense Initiative Rivals Arsenal CNCR GDI logo.png
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