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YR Virus

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Support infantry


Virus Dart Gun



Tech level


Hit points


Armour type




Build time


Produced by

Yuri barracks


Psychic radar

Ground attack

125 (Virus)

  • 100 (80 when elite)
  • 80 (IFV)


Attack range
  • 10 (16 when elite)
  • 12 (IFV)
Sight range



Instantly kills infantry
Infantry killed by virus gun explode into a viral cloud
Immune to toxin cloud

Elite upgrade

Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing


Does not reveal position when attacking
Poison cloud causes friendly casualties

No cure for this!
- Virus
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The Virus was Yuri's sniper unit used during the second iteration of the Third World War.


Armed with a virus-laden sniper rifle, these indoctrinated women can take out any standard infantry unit with one shot. When killed by the virus, the victim instantly expands, decomposes and violently explodes, releasing a cloud of fast acting bio-toxin that damages everything in its wake, including light vehicles passing through the cloud. Any infantry killed by the cloud will undergo an identical process and release another cloud.

These snipers have a slow rate of fire and their dart guns are useless against vehicles and buildings. The toxin cloud is harmful to friendly units as well, although interestingly enough, the Virus is immune. Furthermore, the Virus is easily countered by any sort of vehicle or base defense, as well as British snipers, who have superior range. Given a large group of enemy units with a good concentration of infantry, a good choke point, a good vantage point, and some patience, a single Virus could easily lay waste to a large number of units in said group.

To add protection, Virus can be ordered to enter inside an IFV or Battle Fortress. This will make them more versatile and deadly.



  • Strong against infantry.
  • Does not reveal position when attacking.
  • Faster rate of fire than that of snipers.
  • Poison clouds can create a chain reaction among infantry.
  • Useful against commandos such as Tanya and Boris, who usually only need 2 shots to kill.


  • Helpless against non-infantry units.
  • Disadvantaged in close-ranged firefights.
  • Slow rate of fire.
  • Slow moving.
  • Toxin cloud is also harmful to friendly units (excluding other Virus snipers).
  • Shorter range than snipers when not elite.


Viral agent ready.
- When selected
Free inoculations.
- When selected
Here comes the plague.
- When selected
I am so very contagious.
- When selected
Flu shots, anyone?
- When selected
Epidemic on the move.
- When moving
Which way is the wind blowing?
- When moving
Nasty bug going around.
- When moving
Virus spreading.
- When moving
Just get me in range.
- When moving
Time to infect.
- When moving
No cure for this!
- When ordered to attack
How about a nice shot in the arm?
- When ordered to attack
This may sting a little.
- When ordered to attack
Taste my venom!
- When ordered to attack
Mmm, better go to the clinic.
- When ordered to attack
I cannot hold them off!
- Under fire
I need an antidote!
- Under fire
I'm in too close!
- Under fire
I feel sick.
- Under fire
I'm hit!
- Under fire



  • Early concept art of Virus shows a male chemical/poison spray trooper type unit instead of a poison sniper unit. This unused concept is labelled as chemical spray infantry in the rulesmd.ini file that lacks a cameo and uses a different weapon.
  • The bio-toxic clouds released by the killed infantry are similar in appearence and effects to the Tiberium clouds released by the Veinhole Monster, the Tiberium Floater and Nod's Chemical Missile, all featured in Tiberian Sun.
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