The heart of most direct actions by the Scrin is a heavy floating starship known as the Planetary Assault Carrier. The carrier contains a complement of Invader-class fighters that are particularly vicious when swarming ground targets, but even more effective when the Carrier stops to generate an ion storm around the outside of its hull.
The menacing Planetary Assault Carriers are often the spearheads of a Scrin aerial assault, contributing swarms of Invader Fighters to any battle. The ability to generate Ion Storms and detect stealth units makes them even more valuable in any war fleet. Each Planetary Assault Carrier comes with 8 Invader fighters that can be deployed to destroy targets. Planetary Assault Carriers regenerate lost fighters slowly over time.
The Planetary Assault Carrier is buffed upon entering an ion storm, increasing damage by 25% damage, reducing damage taken by 25%, and healing 5% of its total hit points per second. This effect is lost shortly after it leaves the storm.
The carrier is first available to the player in the second Scrin mission but more can be built in the 4th mission.
|Ion storm||The Planetary Assault Carrier generates a localized ion storm that buffs Scrin aircraft by adding +25% damage, reduces incoming damage by 25%, heals Scrin aircraft by 5% total hit points per second, and inflicts damage to hostile units in a short radius around it. All hostile Scrin aircraft only take 20% of this damage. This power has a 60 second cooldown and is canceled if the carrier moves (Ctrl+A).|
|Forcefield generators||Planetary Assault Carrier can be equipped with shields that add an additional 2500 hit points protection with the same armor as the carrier. Shields will return to full strength if damaged or destroyed after 2 minutes. Shields protect Planetary Assault Carrier from one EMP blast, but the shield is destroyed if the aircraft is EMP'd (Ctrl+A).||Purchasable at any Technology Assembler for $4000 and takes 1:30 to research.|
|Traveler Engines||Traveler-59 warships can be upgraded with advanced engines for even swifter tactical strikes. Researching Traveler Engines increases the speed of Planetary Assault Carrier by 30% (Ctrl+S).||Purchasable at Traveler-59 Technology Assembler for $1500 and takes 0:40 to research.|
- Tiberium Wars patch 1.05: now generates an ion storm more quickly. Scrin aircraft now receive a 25% bonus to attack power in addition to a 25% bonus to armour while in an ion storm.
- Kane's Wrath patch 1.02:
- damage increased from 45 to 55
- health of Invader fighters increased 10%
- Jason Bender. 2007-03-20. Command & Conquer 3 Faction Feature -- The Scrin. IGN.