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For ZOCOM's version, see Zone Shatterer.
CNCKW Shatterer Cameo.png Shatterer
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Unit
Internal name GDISonicTank
Affiliation CNC3 GDI logo.png GDI
Role Support tank
Armament Sonic emitter
Tier 2
Properties
Hit points 3400
Armor type

GDISonicTankArmor (150% Cannon, 100% Rocket, 50% Grenade, 25% Gun, 1% Sniper)

  • 110% side damage, 150% rear damage
Production
Cost $1500
Build time 0:15
Produced by GDI war factory
Reclamator hub
Requires Command post
Hotkey F6
Combat
Ground attack 1000 (Cannon)
Cooldown 3.3 seconds
Speed 60
Attack range 350
Sight range
  • 350 (vision)
  • 400 (shroud clearing range)
Function
Abilities CNCTW GDI Call for Transport Cameo.png Call for transport
Engage sonics!
- Shatterer

The Shatterer is a GDI support vehicle avilable only in Kane's Wrath.

Background

As with its non-mobile brethen, the sonic emitter, the Shatterer was originally designed with Tiberium abatement in mind, using a modified version of the aforementioned turret to propel concentrated waves of sonic energy deep into Tiberium fields, operating safely from a HoverTech-derived mobile platform[1].

Following the unexpected assault of Washington D.C. by Nod forces, the Shatterer was repurposed for military use. Waves of sonic destruction proved exceptionally effective against the masses of uprising Nod militants and waves of Tiberium-infused alien invaders. Though lightly armored and no faster than a Predator Tank, the Shatterer proved an invaluable ally both on and off the battlefield[2].

Abilities

Call for transport
Call for transport If an Airfield is deployed, Shatterer can call in a V-35 Ox Transport for pickup for a small fee of $200. This ability has a 2 minute cooldown (Ctrl+A).

In-game

The sonic wave was relatively slow compared to other weapons, which made the Shatterer more useful against slow moving units or stationary targets, like buildings. Heavier units were able to withstand the sonic blast for a while. This, and along with its heavy bulk, made the hovertank vulnerable to fast units, including aircraft. Also, the unit was unable to fire while moving and had no defense against aerial units. The Shatterer was also somewhat expensive, at 1500 credits.

However, the Shatterer had several advantages that made it an effective weapon when used right. It was capable of hitting all units that its shockwave hit, making it effective at destroying entire swarms of lightly armoured units, infantry, and closely-built structures. This also made Shatterers effective in urban areas, as they could simply firing through the buildings to hit other units, or demolish other buildings that were occupied by the enemy without exposing themselves to unnecessary fire.

Changelog

  • Kane's Wrath patch 1.01:
    • range increased 30%
    • sonic wave horizontal damage radius tripled
    • pre-attack delay removed
    • clip reload time increased
    • cost increased to $1500/15 sec
  • Kane's Wrath patch 1.02:
    • GDI Slingshot and Shatterer icons swapped at the reclamator hub to mirror the war factory
    • range increased from 325 to 350

Quotes

When created

  • Sonic tank, ready to go!
  • Shatterer ready!

When selected

  • Resonance status green!
  • Sonic ready!
  • Shatterer, standing by!
  • Sonic powered up!
  • Ready for battle!

When moving

  • Got it!
  • HoverTech active!
  • Move out!
  • Move in!
  • On the way!

When ordered to attack

  • Tracking 'em down!
  • Target coordinates acquired!
  • Moving to arc position!
  • Attack position confirmed!

When attacking

  • Blow 'em away!
  • Engage Sonics!
  • I like the sound of that!
  • Let's break 'em down!
  • We'll have a target!
  • We've got 'em now!

In combat

  • Keep firing!
  • We're taking fire!
  • We've got 'em in our sight!
  • Checking calibrations!
  • Keep it safe!

When retreating

  • Let's get outta here!
  • Retreat!

Gallery

Trivia

  • This unit is known as Громовержец (Thunderer) in the Russian localization of the game.

References

  1. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. Nod Weaponry, "GDI Shatterer".
  2. 2008-03-11. Unit Spotlight: The Shatterer. Mirror: [1]. Command & Conquer official website. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
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