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For other uses, see Venom.

Venom kills
- Venom when attacking

The Venom is a common Nod aircraft in Command & Conquer: Rivals.

Background

The Venom Patrol Craft is Nod's primary aerial scout vehicle. Armed with heavy ball-mounted machine gun, it's ideal for hunting down enemy infantry squads. The Venom design is widely believed to have been developed using stolen Orca prototypes.

Abilities

Game unit

Fast and cheap, the Venom is designed for hunting down enemy infantry.[2] It's a more effective anti-infantry aircraft than Talon, but lacks anti-aircraft capabilities.

Works effectively combined with a Banshee, both covering all main unit types. The chip damage of Venom can help the duo to deal with Attack bikes twice as fast. Venoms are instrumental in supporting Laser drone harvester rush — drones deal with any vehicles and Venoms distract the defending Missile squads.

The flying ability ensures that infantry units can't easily run and hide. This is especially effective against Sniper team.

If a more universal anti-infantry unit is required, the Buggy provides anti-aircraft capability and slightly stronger anti-vehicle firepower for the same cost. The Venom has a stronger anti-infantry fire than the Buggy.

The Venom is vulnerable to all anti-air vehicles. In the early game the Pitbulls and Attack bikes are the main threats. In the middle game the Talon and the Banshee can servery limit the Venom's utility. Slingshot denies the airspace completely.

Venom is only rivaled in strength by Razorback.

Decks

Seth 2-2-2
Militant Laser Squad Attack Bikes Scorpion Tank Venom Banshee
Seth  
Militant Laser Squad Attack Bikes Stealth Tank Venom Shade
Oxanna Kristos Avatar
Militant Laser Squad Laser Drone Venom Phantom Avatar
Oxanna Kristos Arty party
Militant Scavenger Attack Bikes Venom Phantom Artillery

Changelog

  • 2018-06-20:
    • Turn rate increased to 500 (was 150)
    • Acceleration distance decreased to 2 (was 4)
    • Deceleration distance decreased to 1 (was 4)
  • 2018-07-19: Damage vs Infantry increased to 60 (was 50)
  • 2019-04-23: Health increased to 1210 (was 1200)
  • 2019-06-05: Attack speed increased to 0.4 (was 0.5)
  • 2019-09-12: Speed decreased to 8 (was 9.236)

Quotes

When created

  • Venom airborne
  • Venom, armed and ready

When selected

  • Honor to the brotherhood!
  • Your command?
  • Ready to serve!

When moving

  • Coordinates set
  • Taking position
  • Venom flying out

When moving to attack favorably

  • Venom will strike
  • I'll rip them apart!

When moving to attack neutral

  • I'll gun them down
  • Tracking targets
  • Closing in

When moving to attack unfavorably

  • Need a bigger gun!
  • Venom outgunned

When unable to attack target

  • Venom has no effect
  • Can't strike it

When attacking

  • Venom kills
  • Tearing them to shreds

When under attack

  • Venom hit!
  • We're in trouble!

When crashing

  • Losing pressure!
  • Going down!

Trivia

  • It's role as a scout unit was replaced by Laser drone.
  • Modeled after Venom in Tiberium Wars, but it lacks ability to detect stealth or attack aircraft.
  • Voiced by female actor.

Gallery

Videos

Venom - Intel Report C&C Rivals

References

CNCR Nod logo.png Brotherhood of Nod Rivals Arsenal CNCR Nod logo.png
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