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Spider Tank
Structure
Affiliation Nod Offense Class
Role Anti-heavy/anti-air vehicle
Armament Laser
Tier 1
Tech level 2
Properties
Armor type Light
Production
Cost 3 CP
Build time 0:10
Requires Rank 2
Function
Upgrades CNC4 Arachnophobia Cameo.png Arachnophobia
CNC4 Range Boost Cameo.png Range boost
CNC4 Speed Boost Cameo.png Speed boost
CNC4 Refire Boost Cameo.png Refire boost
Abilities Burrow
Laser Web
Garrisson Widow

The Spider tank is a fast Tier 1 Offense Class Light unit in service of the Brotherhood of Nod.

Background

The Spider is a beetle-like, quadruped (with wheels on each leg) vehicle which is armed with a small laser weapon. It's most important ablity is the Laser Web, which allows it to link with other Spider units. This causes a web to form between the group. Any units trapped inside the web will take continual damage while they are inside the web. Nod has not declassified any information on its deployment or development history, however.

In-game

Spider Tanks cost only 3 CP each (the same as an Engineer) and can be massed to effectively attack larger units. While not strong individually, as a group, they can be a force to be reckoned with, especially in close quarters, where their network ability isn't wasted. The Burrow ability combined with Laser Web can be very devastating, especially against slow Tier 3 heavy units and Crawlers. They are best combined with Raiders, due to the Spider Tank's inefficiency towards infantry and light vehicles. They are also very unexpectedly efficient against aircraft when in larger groups.

They are, however, not very effective versus units that use Blast damage when in large numbers, Like the Kodiak because the blast will damage all Spider Tanks in the group, and thus rapidly reduce health. This can be annoying when fighting units like the Juggernaught and Firehawk, and even units like the Mastodon and Kodiak. The flaw can be offset by micromanagement, which you will want to use anyway to maximize the laser web. In addition, they can attach themselves to the Nod Widow to increase the Widow's firepower, armour and rate of fire. Their closest GDI equivalent is the Striker.

An achievement can be earned if the player uses its laser web to destroy several targets.

Quotes

Im ready for blood!

Cut 'em off at the knees!

For The Widow!

Gallery

References


CNC4 Nod Logo.png Brotherhood of Nod Fourth Tiberium War Arsenal CNC4 Nod Logo.png
Sheppard.png Tanks CNCTW Scorpion Tank Cameo.png