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For more units of this type, see Tesla trooper.

Trooper, fully charged!
- Tesla trooper exiting the barracks

Tesla troopers were special advanced anti-armour/anti-infantry infantry used by the Soviets during Third World War and the Uprising.


Tesla troopers are the Soviet Union's elite shock troopers. Clad in massive suits of powered armour and armed with integrated Tesla guns, these soldiers are extremely effective against armoured units, since their Tesla guns can cut through most armour, and their bulky battlesuit prevents them from being crushed by tank treads. In addition, their Tesla weapons can be used to power Tesla coils, keeping them operational even when a blackout occurs.

In addition to the Tesla guns, Tesla Troopers can also project an EM field around themselves, disrupting the internal electronics of all enemy vehicles in its vicinity. However, this field can only be maintained if the Troopers remain stationary, and their Tesla guns cannot be fired when the EM Disruptor is active.

Foolish commanders fighting against the Union that have sent out tank divisions without anti-infantry support have often witnessed their expensive vehicles fried to a crisp by small divisions of these walking tanks.

Game unit

Let the Joules flow!
- Tesla trooper

Tesla troopers are extremely potent against tanks and mechanical targets due to their electrical attacks. They are also deadly against individual infantry, but their slow rate of fire prevents them from being good against massed soldiers. Due to their heavy mechanical suits, Tesla troopers are less mobile than most other infantry. Because of this, they are typically better suited for defensive measures. Tesla troopers are immune to being crushed by tanks except large units (Apocalypse Tanks, etc).

Tesla troopers cannot be harmed by dogs or bears, making these cheap anti-infantry units helpless against them. However, they can be stilled stunned by their roar, and - if in EM disruptor mode - will be unabled turn off enemy machinery while stunned.



For infantry-only players, the Tesla trooper has proven to be an effective rushing the enemy when being paired up with the flak troopers. While Tesla troopers decimate ground units and structures, flak troopers can rip apart enemy air forces. Tesla trooper squads are also an appreciated seasoning for garrisoning a choke point against armour rushes. It is better if a Tesla coil is present as Tesla trooper can power it up. In defending a base from enemy infantry, it is a good idea to make the Tesla Trooper attack the infantry head on, while a squad of conscripts tear apart the infantry from a safe distance. This tactic can cover up the Tesla trooper's poor rate of fire.


Despite their formidable powered suits, they still possess a few glaring weaknesses. The most notable issue was the overall slowness of the robotic armour, as well as a slow rate of fire. Imperial Shinobi proved a major problem for the troopers, as they can easily outrun them, and their armour offers no protection against their shurikens.

Furthermore, the heavy metallic armour they wear means that they are one of the few infantry units vulnerable to magnetic satellites. Their suits also offer no protection to chemical and cryogenic weapons, and they are defenseless against aircraft.




  • Trooper, fully charged!


  • Who needs a jump?
  • Free hook-ups!
  • Capacitators ready!
  • Electrodes primed!
  • Surge protectors on!
  • I'm wired!
  • Fully shielded!
  • Tesla suit ready!


  • Yes, comrade!
  • Moving out!
  • Positively!
  • Full of energy!
  • In motion!
  • Advance!
  • I'll get there!
  • We're off!
  • Sparks my interest!
  • Konechno (Russian: "of course")

Trying to move when using EM disruptors

  • Sorry if I'm a turnoff!
  • I'm conserving!
  • Blackout, anyone?
  • Let's play in the field!
  • Lights out!

Garrisoning structure

  • Looks well grounded!
  • Could use some recharge time.
  • Is it well insulated?


  • Let the Joules flow!
  • Light 'em up!
  • Hitting switch!
  • Clear!
  • AC/DC!
  • Electrifying!
  • They could use a little boost!
  • Give 'em a jolt!
  • Illuminating!
  • Completing circuit!
  • Like a Christmas tree!
  • Is recycled energy!

Using EM disruptors

  • No overcharge protection!
  • Dampeners active!
  • Let's make contact!
  • Is recycled energy!

Charging a Tesla coil

  • I'll charge it up!
  • Give it a boost!
  • Let's turn it on!

Moving to attack

  • Charging up!
  • Let's light them up!
  • Time for a shocker!
  • Insulation won't help!
  • Let's brighten up their day!
  • He's fried!
  • Incoming storm!
  • Here's your electric bill!
  • Charge!
  • Like a Christmas tree!

In combat

  • Just go with the flow!
  • Not a bad conductor!
  • Electricity is in the air!
  • Extra crispy!
  • No resistance!
  • It will all soon be over!
  • Amplify!

Under fire

  • What happened to my shielding?!
  • Hey, don't be so negative!
  • They're giving me static!
  • I may need shock therapy!
  • Geez, tough crowd!
  • Was it something I said?


See also

RA3 Soviet logo.svg Soviet Red Alert 3 Arsenal RA3 Soviet logo.svg