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The War Dogs is a common GDI recon vehicle squad in Command & Conquer: Rivals.


GDI War Dogs are an evolution of a quadrupedal chassis that was built for a 1/200th scale prototype of the Mammoth Mk. II walker. Although that chassis design was unworkable at Mammoth scale, GDI scientists found it to be an excellent platform on which to build a light autonomous scout vehicle.


  • Strong against infantry Can target vehicles Cannot target aircraft
  • Can see one tile further than most units.
  • Has four vehicles per squad instead of the usual one.

Game unit[]

A great scouting unit for War factory opening, War dog squads move fast and will not find themselves at a disadvantage to neither Militants nor Cyberwheels, in numbers they deal very well against a Laser squad. Unlike all other scouting units, War Dogs, don't deal that much damage, but are very resilient. This makes them a great unit to hold pads at the last moment or act like robot-shield for long range infantry.

Their fast speed, low price, and durability makes them suitable to bait burst units to attack them instead of preferred targets. This is especially effective against the Orca bomber when it is behind it's own units.

Being a squad, War dogs can hold against slow firing, large damage units like the Obelisk of Light, since it can only kill one squad member per shot.

Works well with a Sniper team and an MG squad, where the Dogs stall the attacking ground units while the long range units deal damage from a safe distance.

Can be countered by any anti-vehicle unit, but in the early game it is especially vulnerable to Laser drones and Militant-Laser squad pairs (both together can take down the War dogs twice as fast as a Laser squad alone).


  • 2019-02-06:
    • Speed decreased to Faster (was Fastest)
    • Health decreased to 300 (was 400)
  • 2019-06-05: Damage vs. Infantry increased to 22 (was 20)


  • Woof-woof
  • Arf-arf
  • Bowow
  • Patting when moving


  • Barfs in mechanized voice.
  • Internal name is Robo dogs.
  • Moves like a real dog.
  • When idle behave like playful puppies.




Behind the scenes[]

Like the Drone Swarm, the War Dogs are intended to give an additional opener option to GDI players. The squad mechanic makes them efficient and deadly.
- MrBlack[2]

See also[]


CNCR GDI logo Global Defense Initiative Rivals Arsenal CNCR GDI logo
CNCTW Juggernaut HQ Render Mechanized walkers CNCKW Titan Cameo