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Engineer

Type: Infantry
Role: Base Capture & Repair
Weapons: None
Trained at Barracks/Hand of Nod:

Although (usually) unarmed, Engineers are important assets on the battlefield since they can capture enemy and tech structures and instantly repair one's own.

  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: An engineer raid in any of the games can easily see half your enemy's base fall to you in one fell swoop.
  • Bomb Disposal: In Renegade, Engineers's Repair Guns can also disarm enemy C4 and beacons by draining their health bar (nothing else can damage these things).
  • Combat Medic: In Renegade, they can heal troop as well as repair vehicles and are often brought along for the steady HP restoration in-combat.
  • Demolitions Expert: The official strategy guide for Tiberian Dawn explains how Engineers can capture enemy buildings so fast — they're trained so well in the use of shaped charges that they could walk straight through a bank vault without changing pace.
  • Enemy Exchange Program: Standard for Command & Conquer games, Engineers can capture enemy buildings and partially or fully make use of the enemy arsenal.
  • The Engineer: Engineers can repair bridges and your buildings, capture enemy buildings.
    • In Tiberian Sun, the engineer became the linchpin of the cheapest tactic in the game. In what essentially becomes a great all-or-nothing game of chicken, if one puts 100% of their resources into making engineers and storms the other base before they have enough time to prepare defenses, it is possible to convert the entire enemy base to your own, thus winning instantly and within minutes of starting. Conventional attacks in this early-game phase do not work at all due to buildings having sufficient hitpoints. On the flip side, this can be countered by pouring all your resources into defense, which leaves a deficiency in technology...
    • In Renegade's multiplayer, Engineers are indispensable: they can help defend and maintain the base, repair vehicles, and are an essential component in any APC raid on an enemy base. Just try playing a game without making use of them at all.
  • Gas Mask Mooks:: Nod engineers in Renegade and GDI engineers in Tiberium War.
  • Grand Theft Prototype: In Tiberium Wars, Engineers can reactivate fallen walker units (Juggernaut Artillery, Avatar walker, Annihilator Tripod) to fight for their side.
  • Hand Cannon: Combat engineers of GDI subfaction Steel Talons is armed with one. They can be used for killing other engineers and for some reason can actually shoot at aircraft.
  • Healing Shiv/Magic Tool: In Renegade, Engineers have Repair Guns - which are equally effective at healing personnel, vehicles, and buildings.
  • The Medic: Engineers in Renegade carry repair guns and work as maintenance and repair technicians and occaisonally as medics.
  • Mook Medic: In Renegade, Engineers can heal personnel and repair both vehicles and buildings
  • Non-Action Guy: Usually unarmed and weak armor.
  • No Recycling: Subverted inn Tiberium Wars, when you can send your engineers to capture and reactivate fallen Annihilator Tripods, Juggernauts, or Avatars.
  • Shoot the Medic First: In Renegade multi-player, enemy engineers can be a serious pain in the ass, especially if you're Nod. Given enough of them, a tank can be repaired more than you can damage it.
  • Support Party Member: Though an Engineer has many uses, he is (usually) unarmed.
  • Vehicular Turnabout:
    • In some Tiberian Dawn mission, Engineer can be used to capture empty Chinook helicopters.
    • In Tiberium Wars, Engineers can climb inside down walker units husk, instantly repair the damage, and pilot the vehicle.
  • Walking Techfix: Engineers can generally repair buildings to full health instantly.

MCV

Type: Vehicle
Role: Base Deployment
Weapons: None
Trained at Weapons Factory/Airstrip/War Factory:

Heavily armored, slow moving and defenseless, these large vehicles are the foundation of field bases and are used as mobile construction yards.

  • Base on Wheels: Basically a vehicle that can build other buildings.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Mobile Construction Vehicle.
  • Mobile Factory: The MCV's purpose is to build other structures.
  • Starting Units: Everyone starts with an MCV except in baseless modes, they are necessary to facilitate base construction. In the first game, it could only be built in the last missions (or in multiplayer, with the tech level set to the highest value) and required the most advanced structures of the game to be built. Later Tiberium games lowered the requirement, such as only requiring a repair depot, and by Tiberium Wars, a new MCV can be built from the start.
  • Stone Wall: The MCV has great survivability, no weapons and no way to harm enemies except crushing infantry.
  • Walking Tank/Spider Tank: Nod MCV in Tiberium War use complex insect-like legs to move.
  • Worker Unit: It is needed to build structures and losing the MCV without being able to replace it usually means losing the game.

Harvester

Type: Vehicle
Role: Resource Gathering
Weapons: None
Trained at Weapons Factory/Airstrip/War Factory:

Harvesters are large, heavily armored vehicles designed with large storage space for Tiberium collection. However, they are slow and (usually)unarmed.

  • Anti-Air/Anti-Vehicle: Rocket harvesters of GDI subfaction ZOCOM carry a high-impact rocket laucher fend off looters. These harvesters deal more damage to vehicles, but less to infantry. Including the natural lock-on of rockets, they can also attack aircraft as well.
  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: Heavy harvester of GDI subfaction Steel Talons has one distinct advantage, when compared to their GDI and ZOCOM counterparts, was their garrison ability, allowing the owner to immediately change the defense of their harvesters by garrisoning various infantry, allowing adaptive protection.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In Tiberium Wars, GDI Harvesters, although equipped with machine guns, will abandon all offensive commands when faced with even a small deposit of shiny Tiberium crystals.
  • Berserk Button: In Tiberian Dawn, if you so much as lay a finger on the AI's resource harvesters, you'll find yourself at the receiving end of a massive all-out attack by the computer's forces. The AI doesn't mind if you kill its harvesters with air or naval units, or landmines though.
  • Car Fu: One tactic to use if your harvester is under attack and retreat is impossible is to run your harvesters into the enemy infantry. Because of it's respectable speed and heavy armor, they can take down a number of enemy infantry before exploding. The computer will in fact use this tactic if it's harvesters are under attack from infantry, hence it's generally not a good idea to attack one until you have armored vehicles.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: InTiberian Sun, Harvester carrry blue Tiberium explode upon destroy, dealing significant damage to anything close by. They're not true Action Bomb types as the blast is merely a side-effect of the blue Tiberium being highly volatile.
  • Defenseless Transports
    • Harvester in Tiberian Dawn and Tiberian Sun are completely defenseless, but can withstand a lot of damage and safely return to base even under fire.
    • Subverted with three variants of Harvesters used by GDI and their divisions in Tiberium Wars since their either have weapons or gunports. Played straight with Harvesters used by Nod and Scrin.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Nod Harvesters in Tiberium Wars are equip with portable stealth generator, make its stealthed when not unloading. Black Hand's Harvesters however don't have it.
  • Machine Guns: GDI Harvesters in Tiberium Wars have a light machine gun above the driver's cab to ward off enemy forces.
  • Some Kind of Force Field: Harvesters of Scrin subfaction Reaper-17 are equipped with a Tripod's energy field generator. Unlike most shielded units, the Shielded Harvesters' energy generators are installed by default, without any need to upgrade it.
  • Regenerating Health:
    • Harvesters in Tiberian Dawn self-repair slowly, up to 50% health.
    • As Scrin units can heal themselves in tiberium field, while Scrin harvesters are gathering tiberium, they can repair automatically making them last longer than other harvesters.
  • Rockets, Missiles and Grenade Launchers: Rocket harvesters are easily recognized by their rocket turret mounted above the driver's cab.
  • Stone Wall: In the first two games, Harvesters are unarmed but capable of taking a beating before going down.
  • Worker Unit: Harvest tiberium and deliver them to refineries for procession into money in order to facilitate the player's economy.

Tiberian Dawn

Minigunner

Type: Infantry
Role: Ground Combat
Weapons: GAU-3 Eliminator/M-16
Trained at: Barracks/Hand of Nod

The minigunners are armed with a 5.56mm minigun that is effective against infantry and when in groups, can quickly destroy lightly armored vehicles, but are not effective against armor or buildings.

  • A.K.A.-47: Nod minigunners are stated to be armed with M16s and M4s. Meanwhile, GDI minigunners are given Calico rifles referred to as "GAU-3 Eliminators". Command & Conquer: Renegade replaced these with, of all things, a renamed M41A pulse rifle.
  • Assault Rifles: Each of the Minigunner is equipped with an 5.56mm type assault rifles.
  • Cannon Fodder: Minigunners are soldiers forming the majority of both the Brotherhood's and GDI's infantry corps.
  • Zerg Rush: Minigunner are pretty much designed for this tactic; Whilst weak individually, when used in groups they can pose a threat to other infantry (especially Rocket Soldiers) and some light vehicles.

Rocket soldier

Type: Infantry
Role: Anti Armor/Anti Air
Weapons: TOW Rockets
Trained at: Barracks/Hand of Nod

The rocket soldiers have less armor than other infantry, but their anti-tank weapon and range make them useful. A few of them can take out tanks very fast and are good against air units.

Commando

Type: Infantry
Role: Special Forces
Weapons: RMG-870 & C4 charges
Trained at: Barracks/Hand of Nod

Time to rock-'n-roll!

The Commando is a special unit that is only available on special missions or in multiplayer. He carries C4 charges to destroy buildings and a sniper rifle to combat infantry. Although effective against infantry, he is near useless against vehicles. Only one Commando unit can be active at once in most cases.

  • Badass Boast:
    • "That was left-handed!"
    • "I gotta present for ya!"
  • BFG: He fires a silenced .50 caliber Assault Rifle. Left handed.
  • Bond One-Liner: "That was left-handed!" "KEEP 'EM COMING!" "Real tough guy!" And, of course, "Gotta present for ya!"
  • Crippling Overspecialization: A Commando can cut through swathes of infantry and demolish structures, but are helpless if faced with a guy in a dune buggy or Humvee.
  • Luck-Based Mission: The first Commando-centric mission. Unlike later games, the Commando fires rather slowly, don't regenerate health and is kinda fragile. Also, buildings destroyed by C4 still have a chance to produce wounded infantry just as if they were destroyed normally, resulting in the very likely scenario of your Commando losing half his health before he gets off the first island.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: But the commandos shoot with that arm anyway, being badass and all.
  • One-Hit Kill: Commando can one-shot enemy infantry unit and use C4 charges to blow up buildings in one hit.
  • One-Man Army: He is basically "Macho Man" Randy Savage with a headband and high-powered rifle that can leave a trail of demolished buildings and slaughtered infantry in his wake... and that's just left-handed. Just don't ask him to deal with vehicles.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: The sidebar icon in-game and manual depicts Commando armed with Benelli M3Super90 semi-auto shotguns.
  • Sniper Rifle: In-game the Commando use "Raptor" .50 cal assault rifle/sniper rifle hybrids, deadly over long ranges and outfitted with integral suppressors.

Chinook

Type: Aircraft
Role: Aerial Transport
Weapons: None
Trained at: N/A

Used to transport troops, this is a valuable piece of equipment for rapid deployment. This may be the only means by which you can get troops behind enemy lines.

  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: The Chinook can carry up to 5 infantry to travel directly over any terrain and undetectable by enemy radar until landing.
  • Defenseless Transports: The Chinook serves as a dedicated transport and has no weapon.

Tiberian Sun

Light infantry

Type: Infantry
Role: Ground Combat
Weapons:Mk II Pulse Rifle
Trained at: Barracks/Hand of Nod

Light infantry are the cheapest units in the game and are armed with M-16 Mk. II rifles that are used primarily against other infantry, although they can take out light armor. GDI infantry is at an advantage, as they have Combat Medics to assist them on the battlefield, whereas the Brotherhood soldiers have to fend for themselves and persevere.

  • A.K.A.-47: Light infantry on both sides were armed with an "M16 Mk. II Pulse Rifle" - one GDI variant of which was, in some cutscenes, represented by M41A props from Aliens (the more common one was the similar M590 assault rifle originally created out of a Mini-14 for Space: Above and Beyond).
  • Cannon Fodder: Light infantry are the generic infantry unit in the game used mainly for scouting and anti-scout purposes for both Nod and GDI.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: In one of the early GDI cutscenes in Tiberian Sun, a single GDI light infantry blows up two cyborgs with a single shot each. In-game, light infantry are the least expensive and weakest units, and a cyborg can withstand multiple shots from light infantry (and it takes a lot more than one light infantry to kill a cyborg).
  • Cool Helmet: Helmet used by GDI has a large, transparent faceplate while the one Nod wear has a red colour T-shaped visor that vaguely resembles a barbute.
  • Drop Pod: One of the GDI Support Powers in Tiberian Sun drops a handful of veteran Light infantry on the battlefield.
  • Zerg Rush: Light infantry are pretty much designed for this tactic.

Mobile sensor array

Type: Vehicle
Role: Advanced Warning Detection
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory

Both factions have this vehicle as means of detecting underground as well as cloaked units. The MSA also has the ability to show enemy forces or bases in the shroud for radar display within the range of its scanners.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: Subverted. The rule of Mobile X doesn't apply, simply because there is no stationary version of it to begin with, and its unique function is very useful. Technically, despite the name, it is largely stationary. To go Mobile it has to turn off the Sensor Array - and you are bound to have a couple of them on your base, being stationary forever.
  • Dual Mode Unit: Mobile Sensor Arrays need to deploy into an immobile mode to work.
  • Sensor Suspense: Mobile Sensor Array when deployed, could track enemies hidden by Fog of War, as well as stealth and subterranean units. The suspense part can even come into play with subterranean units, in that you can't tell whether what is about to pop up is a Flamethrower-tank or an APC loaded up with Cyborgs intent on murder.
  • True Sight: Deploy mobile sensor array can detect stealthed and subterranean units in big radius around them.

Limpet drone

Type: Drone
Role: Automated Reconnaissance
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory

The limpet drones hover over terrain. When they deploy, they turn on stealth and burrow mostly into the ground, becoming invisible mines. When a vehicle runs over them, they attach to the bottom of the vehicle, sharing its vision with the player who used the drone. If the vehicle is repaired, the drone is removed.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: In multiplayer, its fairly expensive cost ($550), high tier for a scouting unit (Radar, tier 2) and the fact it could be removed by any unit that can repair means it was all but useless unless the game was set to have fog of war (In which case it was used something like 1 in every 10 games.)
    • Even in the campaign, it's useful only in one Nod mission.
  • Dual Mode Unit: Limpet drone need to deploy in order attach to enemy vehicle.
  • Invisibility Cloak: When deployed Limpet drone become stealthed.
  • Spy Bot: When deployed, it can attach to an enemy moving near it and spy on it.

Hunter-Seeker droid

Type: Drone
Role: Automated Demolitions
Weapons: High Explosive Charge
Trained at: Upgrade Center/Temple of Nod

The hunter seekers are released from the Temple of Nod or the Seeker Control add-on on the Upgrade Center. When released, they randomly select an enemy or neutral unit or structure, latch on, and self-destruct. The explosion is strong enough to kill its victim and can kill multiple infantry if they are closely packed.

  • Action Bomb: The Hunter Seeker Droid is a lighting fast drone that randomly searches out an enemy unit or structure and latches on to it. Once attached, the Hunter Seeker Droid will self-destruct, destroying the object it has attached to as well.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: It can One-Hit Kill on any unit or structure in one attack - not even the Mammoth Mk. II or the cyborg commando can survive. However, the droid does not reveal new territory and most of the other times they'll go after a random soldier off in the corner of the map.
  • Suicide Attack: It explodes upon contact with the target.

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    GDI Units 

Tiberian Dawn

Grenadier

Type: Infantry
Role: Base Assault
Weapons: Grenades
Trained at: Barracks

The grenadier is packed with grenades that are effective against infantry, structures, and light armor. The grenadier is more effective against everything compared to the minigunner, and has more range, but may miss faster targets and cause friendly fire.

  • Action Bomb: When one grenadier dies, he explodes and may injure other soldiers in his squad. It wasn't as bad as the Flamethrowers, but a group of injured Grenadiers could all die if a single one did.
  • Boring, but Practical: Capable of superior AoE damage against infantry than minigunners and decent damage against structures and vehicles, the Grenadier could also be built both early and cheap, allowing a GDI player to just spam them to victory. Though the minigunners were cheaper, the grenadier could hit all of them with a single grenade, allowing him to wipe out many times his own number.
  • Grenade Launcher: Their weapons in Renegade.
  • One-Hit Polykill: They were effective at eliminating infantry quickly, as the grenade could sometimes eliminate enemy infantry in a single hit.
  • Pineapple Surprise: Grenadier explode when killed, likely killing other nearby infantry. They can also explode in a chain reaction from other exploding grenadier.
  • Splash Damage: Their grenades can damage, even kill multiple infantry at once provided they're close together.

APC

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Transport
Weapons: Light Machine Gun
Trained at: Weapons Factory

The armored personnel carrier is used to transport troops under the protection of heavy steel. It is especially useful in operations utilizing commandos and engineers.

  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: The APC transports and protects up to five troops heading to and from battle locations. Its heavy armor, fast speed, and long sight range make it an ideal scouting unit. It is also useful for crushing infantry.
  • Stone Wall: APC has heavy armor, but only a light machine gun. Though it is meant to carry troops around the field, it is almost always used as a stone wall unit.
  • Zerg Rush: Some players would load up an APC with Engineers and rush it into the enemy base. Since all base-producing functions was concentrated on the Construction Yard, a good Engineer rush would cripple a player long before the real fighting started.

Humvee

Type: Vehicle
Role: Reconnaissance/Light Combat
Weapons: Light Machine Gun
Trained at: Weapons Factory

This lightest GDI vehicle is good for fast strikes and recon. GDI tacticians recommend using the Humm-Vee until you are qualified to produce heavier vehicles. Whilst performing well against infantry and other light vehicles such as the Nod Buggy, the Humvee's armour is insufficient to withstand prolonged attack from heavy weapons such as tank shells or rockets. This limits the overall combat effectiveness of the Humvee and limits its role to that of a scout or infantry support unit.

  • Fragile Speedster: The Humvee is quick enough to out-maneuver most vehicles, but its armour is less than stellar, so it should avoid direct hits from anti-tank weaponry.
  • Fun with Acronyms: High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.

Medium tank

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Assault
Weapons: 120mm Cannon
Trained at: Weapons Factory

The tank visually resembles the American M1 Abrams, features a low profile, a high power 120 mm cannon and balanced armour. Superior to almost all Nod armor, the Medium Tank is incredibly durable, fast, powerful and cost-friendly for its class, outperforming Nod's heaviest combat vehicles, the Light Tank, and the Flame Tank, in a one-on-one match.

  • Carfu: It's able to run over Nod Attack Cycles.
  • Tank Goodness: Superior to almost all Nod armor, the Medium Tank is incredibly durable, fast, powerful and cost-friendly for its class, outperforming Nod's heaviest combat vehicles, the Light Tank, and the Flame Tank, in a one-on-one match. Priced at only 800, the Medium Tank is best suited at fighting most vehicles and is still capable of maintaining its effectiveness even late into an arms-racing skirmish. All-in-all, the GDI Medium Tank is a champion of mechanized warfare (after Mammoth tank).

MRLS

Type: Vehicle
Role: Long-Range Rocket Attack
Weapons: 227mm Rockets
Trained at: Weapons Factory

The rocket launcher is GDI's artillery unit. It fires two rockets far range that can hit both air and ground. Its rockets are effective against everything except tanks with the heaviest armor.

  • Anti-Air: Its weapon has the reach to hit aircraft, allowing the MLRS to serve as both an artillery piece and an anti-air unit.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Mobile Launch Rocket System.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: In Renegade, Tiberian Dawn spinoff. Six rockets per salvo, compared to the original's two.
  • Splash Damage: The rockets has a large explosion radius, so can take out multiple infantry units.

Mammoth Mk.I

Type: Vehicle
Role: Heavy Assault
Weapons: Twin 120mm Cannon & Mammoth's Tusk Missiles
Trained at: Weapons Factory

The strongest vehicle in the game and for GDI, the mammoth tank is armed with dual 120mm cannons. It also carries twin rockets that can be used to attack air units. When damaged below 50% health, the mammoth tank can self-heal itself back to half health. It has lots of armor and can take lots of punishment before being destroyed.

  • Break Out the Museum Piece: In the last GDI mission in Tiberian Sun, you get the chance to use these Mammoth Tanks, which still prove useful. The Forgotten in the same game also uses them.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: It's twin rockets.
  • Mighty Glacier: The slowest and toughest unit in the game bar none.
  • Tank Goodness: The biggest and the slowest tank in the game, the Mammoth is nonetheless one of the most dangerous units, as it can self-heal to 50% of its health and features double barreled cannons with Mammoth tusk rockets complementing them. The rockets are incredibly effective against infantry and aircraft.
  • Regenerating Health: Mammoth Tanks self-repair slowly, up to 50% health.

ORCA Assault Craft

Type: Aircraft
Role: Close Air Support
Weapons: Dragon TOW Rockets
Trained at: Helipad

This is GDI's airborne weapon platform, sports TOW missiles that will give heavier vehicles and structures something serious to think about.

  • Cool Plane: It was so useful and reliable that in Tiberian Sun, GDI derived five different variants from it.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: Is shown dodging missiles in a cutscene.
  • Future Copter: Employing a set of twin articulated jet engines as propulsion in place of the classic rotary wing, the ORCA has incredible maneuverability. In the opening cutscene for the Nod mission, ORCA Theft, Seth even addressed the Orca as a "new helicopter".

A-10

Type: Aircraft
Role: Aerial Attack
Weapons: GUA-8/A Avenger Gatling Gun & Napalm Bombs
Trained at: N/A

These aircraft are loaded with an ingredient that has a sizzling track record as an effective antipersonnel agent. I am talking about napalm, of course. This unit is not buildable but is made available when all Nod SAM sites on the map in single player are destroyed.

  • Adaptational Badass: OpenRA (an open source port for older Command & Conquer games) makes them even more potent by having them move faster to out speed retaliation, fly in formation and strafe the area with their GAU-8 tank killers before dropping their fiery payload. This makes them great for nullifying both incoming infantry platoons and armor. Renegade X also makes them badass as they can be called in through a target painter, three A-10s will dive bomb to strafe the target area before bombing it, one after the other.
  • Gatling Good: As with real A-10s, they are armed with the GAU-8 tank killer but they never use them outside of fan creations like OpenRA and Renegade X
  • Kill It with Fire: GDI armed these A-10 with napalm bombs that can blanket area targets such as troop concentrations or fortification clusters with an intense firestorm, giving Nod an ironic taste of their highly-inflammable medicine.

Gunboat

Type: Naval
Role: Shore Bombardment
Weapons: Tomahawk Missiles
Trained at: N/A

Gunboats are not buildable and only appear in missions. They have far range missiles that are effective against all ground and air units, but very effective against aircraft, light armor, base structures, and infantry. Gunboats can only move horizontally across the screen, of course on water. They cannot be controlled except for changing targets.

Tiberian Sun

Jump jet infantry

Type: Infantry
Role: Aerial Attack
Weapons: Vulcan Cannon
Trained at: Barracks

GDI airborne infantry, they are equipped with a back-mounted jetpack unit and integrated chaingun cannon, with are effective against any ground unit or structure that cannot defend itself against aerial threats. Rockets and SA Ms will quickly kill them, however.

  • Anti-Air: They're the only airborne units in-game capable of engaging with other airborne units while in-flight.
  • Jetpack: They have one so they can fly around.
  • True Sight: In Firestorm, Jump jet infantry is equipped with sensors to detect cloaked units.

Medic

Type: Infantry
Role: Medical Treatment
Weapons: None
Trained at: Barracks

Medics possess advanced medical training in order to effectively treat their fellow soldiers. They are equipped with regular GDI combat suits with a characteristically painted helmet and a well-equipped medkit in order to treat even the most terrible wounds.

Unfortunately, they are unable to defend themselves, as they are completely unarmed, and their body armor is lacking.

Disc thrower

Type: Infantry
Role: Base Assault
Weapons: Explosive Disks
Trained at: Barracks

Disc throwers are trained light infantrymen equipped with special explosive discs, effective against both infantry and vehicles.

  • Abnormal Ammo: Disc throwers throw bouncing explosive frisbees instead of normal grenades.
  • Action Bomb: Interestingly, the Disc Throwers in the vanilla game do not cause an explosion upon death like Grenadier in Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert, but Westwood added it back in for the Firestorm expansion pack, meaning GDI players once again had to be careful how they used these units.
  • Boring, but Practical: A combination of good damage against everything (unlike the Nod rocket infantry, which had a crippling weakness against infantry), low production cost, quick production time, and a Good Bad Bug that allowed them to throw discs across the freaking map basically meant building an army of disc throwers was a perfectly viable strategy for most levels.

Ghost Stalker

Type: Infantry
Role: Special Forces
Weapons: Rail Gun & C4 charges
Trained at: Barracks

The Ghost Stalker is a GDI-Mutant Commando that carries a railgun and C4 charges. His C4 charges can take out structures with ease while his railgun can target all but air units while shooting through them. His rate of fire is a bit slow, and he should be used with other forces, preferably in the front as he can shoot through friend or foe alike.

  • BFG: His railgun.
  • The Cameo: In the Sun GDI campaign, when he reports to Mc_Neil about Umagon's capture.
  • Cursed with Awesome: His tiberium mutation will eventually kill him, but in the meantime it also means that he can shrug off the lethal amounts of radiation his railgun puts out (whether it means he's immune or simply will not suffer the negative effects before he expires is never explained), which is why he is the only one capable of wielding it. This is in addition to his healing factor that his mutation comes with.
  • Heal Thyself: Like all Forgotten, he can slowly regenerate his health by simply wading through a field of Tiberium crystals, as his mutant physiology absorbs the radiation the crystals emitted, triggering cellular regeneration that all mutants experience when in contact with tiberium.
  • Hero Unit: For GDI.
  • One-Hit Polykill: His railgun penetrates through anything standing between him and the target (read: Friendly Fireproof isn't in effect here), dealing equal damage along anything in that line.
  • One-Man Army: Can blow up buildings and take down vehicles with little effort, thanks to a railgun which is very hazardous to normal humans.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: When he destroys buildings.

Amphibious APC

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Transport
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory

Although unarmed, the Amphibious APC could travel through water, allowing GDI to quickly move squads of 5 infantry over bodies of water to strike from unexpected angles.

  • Amphibious Automobile: Its entire purpose is to serve as an amphibious transport for infantry.
  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: The Amphibious APC is a heavily armoured unit that can carry up to five infantry units. Capable of ferrying units over land and sea, the amphibious APC is a valuable asset to GDI’s forces.
  • Defenseless Transports: The Amphibious APC serves as a dedicated transport that can carry five infantry and has no weapon.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier.

Wolverine Mk. I

Type: Armored Infantry
Role: Light Combat
Weapons: Miniguns
Trained at: War Factory

A small and fast mech, it shreds enemy infantry with dual Vulcan miniguns. When at heroic rank, it rips through armies of infantry with ease. When pitted against tanks, it is destroyed quickly.

  • Fragile Speedster: As a speedy vehicle driven by a single operator, the Wolverine boasted comparatively thin armor that offered little protection against the heavy ordinance. Even the lightest combat vehicles could do sufficient damage to the Wolverine, with many larger ones having the power to destroy them effortlessly.
  • Mini-Mecha: They are described as "powered assault armor", but bulky as they are, fit this trope instead. Interestingly enough, they use the infantry sound clips instead of the vehicle ones. And yes, interesting size comparison, as with this and this (Official Artwork folks) Wolverine is large enough to accommodate a small cockpit, but the comparison to its height is strange (bordering Super-Deformed).

Titan Mk. I

Type: Walker
Role: Armored Assault
Weapons: 120mm Cannon
Trained at: War Factory

This medium walker packs a 120mm cannon that can outrange low-level defenses to avoid retaliation. It is heavily armored and is very effective against ground forces other than infantry.

  • Arm Cannon: It's 120mm side-mounted cannon.
  • Humongous Mecha: Standing 25 feet tall and packing a 120mm cannon, the Titan is a force to be reckoned with.
  • True Sight:: When elite, Titan is equipped with sensors to detect cloaked units.
  • Walking Tank/Chicken Walker: For the GDI, as an all-purpose assault and defense unit. Its long range makes it an ideal unit for use in base assaults, as it can pummel defenses without fear of retaliation.

Hover MRLS

Type: Vehicle
Role: All-Terrain Attack
Weapons: Rocket Launchers
Trained at: War Factory

Another departure from standard tank technology, the MRLS is a hovercraft that can traverse land or water. They are best used to provide cover for other vehicles since they have a long range and a relatively weak armor structure. Yet, when grouped, they can provide an excellent diversion in battle while your other main forces move into position.

  • Achilles' Heel: Is often rendered useless by Ion Storms.
  • Amphibious Automobile: This vehicle hovers over the ground and can travel over water.
  • Anti-Air: Its missile has the reach to hit aircraft, allowing the Hover MRLS to also serve as an anti-air unit.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Hover Multiple Launch Rocket System.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: It's capable of firing a barrage of missiles against both ground and air targets.
  • Homing Projectile: It's rockets can track the target for a surprisingly long range. Once softened up by these salvos, Nod aircraft can usually be finished off by lighter rocket units.
  • Hover Tank: Hover MRLS can traverse any body of water with ease, allowing it to attack unsuspecting enemies from almost any direction.

Disruptor

Type: Vehicle
Role: Base Assault
Weapons: Harmonic Resonator
Trained at: War Factory

A weapon of the GDI arsenal, the disrupter uses powerful harmonic resonance waves that injure or kill friend or foe alike caught in the blast. The disrupters themselves are immune to their own weapons, even if it against an enemy.

  • Make Me Wanna Shout: The waves are actually powerful soundwaves that can shake matter apart through harmonic resonance.
  • Reality Warper: Its transparent beams distort not only what you see through them, but also even the unit's hitbox and life bar, which is very disturbing the first time you see it.
  • One-Hit Polykill: Its weapon's essentially a railgun with more sophisticated rules: the emitted sonic beam takes time to reach its target, hurts less to anything in between that's not an intended target, and hurts friends and foes alike unless it's another Disruptor. In short, it's safe to cluster Disruptors among themselves, but not with other kinds of things.

Mammoth Mk. II

Type: Combat Walker
Role: Heavy Assault
Weapons: Heavy Railguns & Anti Air Missiles
Trained at: War Factory

Theoretically the strongest vehicle in the game and definitely the biggest of the mech units, the Mammoth Mk.II is GDI's new mammoth tank. It is armed with a side mounted rail gun that can shoot through units, killing rows of enemies, and it is also armed with dual missile launchers for anti-air. The Mammoth Mk.II is only a prototype, and still in its development stages. Because of this, only one can be deployed at a time.

  • Anti-Air:: Can engaging a limited number of enemy aircraft with it dorsal SAM launchers placed in independently traversing turrets.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In the FMVs this thing is gigantic!
  • Awesome, but Impractical: It's has a weapon that insta-gibs anything that's not a building (and gibs those in about 3 shots) and has anti-aircraft capabilities. The drawback is that it's horrendously expensive, pathetically slow, and you could only build one of it. A rush of cheap expendable troops is usually enough to destroy it, as it has quite a lengthy recharge time for its guns and it can only target one unit at a time. Granted, it can kill multiple units lined up together, but that means it can kill yours too. Keeping an Orca Carryalls nearby, however, can turn the Mammoth into a rapid response super unit that becomes hard to rush. Just as long as that Carryall doesn't die.
  • Expy: Of the AT-AT
  • Fixed Forward-Facing Weapon: In addition to its central machinegun turret and dorsal missile pods, Mammoth Mk also packed devastating railguns on each side, which could only be aimed vertically.
  • Humongous Mecha: Probably the biggest in the series.
  • One-Hit Polykill: Mammoth Mk. II railgun penetrates through anything standing between it and the target (read: Friendly Fireproof isn't in effect here), dealing equal damage to anything in that line.
  • Regenerating Health: Mammoth Mk. II self-repair slowly, up to 50% health.
  • Units Not to Scale: In actual gameplay, it doesn't appear to be that big (though certainly the largest unit in the game), but in the two FMVs featuring it, its gigantic. It's well over a hundred feet tall, in terms of width is nearly as big as a construction yard (which is much larger then it is in gameplay).
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Vein Holes. The slow speed of the mammoth's movement plus it's low rate of fire means that a veinhole monster can obliterate a mammoth before the latter gets more than a single shot off. To top it off, the veinhole monster has high resistence to single-shot weapons, so even if the mammoth gets a shot off, it's likely only to do scratch damage.

Mobile EMP

Type: Vehicle
Role: Combat Support
Weapons: EMP Burst
Trained at: War Factory

A vehicle version of the EMP cannon, the Mobile EMP is able to charge up, then drive near enemy vehicles and deploy to release its charge. Its effects are shorter and smaller radius compared to the EMP cannon, but its mobility and faster recharge rate makes it a very useful vehicle in nullifying opposing armor columns.

  • Charged Attack: Need to recharge before the vehicles can use EMP on the enemy.
  • EMP: The EMP shockwave create by the tank hits everything in its (rather short) radius, whether friend or foe. Additionally, it can disable base defenses such as Obelisks of Light, provided it can get within range. Also of note is that while the Mobile EMP is not affected by its own EMP discharge, it can be disabled if caught in the blast of another Mobile EMP or that of an EMP cannon.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Mobile Electro-magnetic Pulse Cannon.

Juggernaut Mk. I

Type: Combat Walker
Role: Long-Range Bombardment
Weapons: 3 120mm Cannon
Trained at: War Factory

The Juggernaut was made in response to NOD artillery since GDI realized that they had no artillery of their own. The Juggernaut is another mech and has three cannons that fire one round each. It has a long range and is most effective against stationary targets. Like its counterpart, it must deploy to fire.

  • Anchored Attack Stance: The elevated position of their enormous barrels gives them amazing range, but they cannot fire on the move and need to deploy stabilizers before firing. Worth noting that they can begin walking instantaneously, retracting stabilizers as they move, it's the deploying that takes time.
  • BFG: It's three 120mm cannons.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: The Juggernaut artillery is the result of taking three cannons off old battleships — useless now that the seas are choked with Tiberium-mutated weeds — and mounting them on mech legs.
  • Chicken Walker: The Juggernaut Mk. I combined GDI naval and walker technology by fitting three large-caliber naval guns to a modified Titan Mk. I chassis.
  • Glass Cannon: Though a formidable foe at long range, the Juggernaut is lightly armoured in order to incorporate the needed targeting mechanisms.
  • Long-Range Fighter: They outrange most other units and base defences, but due to their minimum range they're weak in a direct fight.
  • Siege Engines: Serves this role for the GDI due to its long range and effectiveness against structures.
  • True Sight:: When elite, Juggernaut is equipped with sensors to detect cloaked units.

Mobile war factory

Type: Vehicle
Role: Forward Unit Deployment
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory

The mobile war factory is a slightly cheaper and mobile version of the GDI War Factory. It is able to move and deploy at any designated area and work just like a GDI War Factory producing vehicles anywhere, even the frontline.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: If the factory in question has to be locked down to use. Often, it can't be repaired without re-converting it into a truck.
  • Mobile Factory: Mobile war factory is a massive vehicle based on mobile construction, the same technology used by MCV, that could deploy into an assembly line in order to produce vehicles from.

Orca Fighter

Type: Aircraft
Role: Close Air Support
Weapons: Hellfire Missiles
Trained at: Helipad

The Orca Fighter is the basic GDI air assault craft. Rockets and SA Ms easily destroy them, but they are fast and powerful, especially when used in teams. Their speed is their greatest asset. It is armed with 10 hellfire missiles that are effective against vehicles and structures.

  • Cool Plane: Fast, lightly armoured and armed with dual missile launchers, the Orca Fighter can deliver a missile barrage to any location on the battlefield within moments of receiving orders.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: Is shown dodging missiles in a cutscene like ORCA Assault Craft in Tiberian Dawn.
  • Danger Deadpan: Rather unshakeable.
  • Future Copter: Employing a set of twin articulated jet engines as propulsion in place of the classic rotary wing, the ORCA has incredible maneuverability.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: It firing 10 air-to-ground missiles each.

Orca Bomber

Type: Aircraft
Role: Aerial Bombardment
Weapons: High-Yield Bombs
Trained at: Helipad

Slower, more well armored, and higher firepower, the Orca bomber is a devastating unit. It carries two loads of 5 bomblets and flies over its target to drop high-explosive bombs.

  • Cool Plane: Heavier and better armoured than its fighter cousin, the Orca Bomber trades speed for firepower. Delivering a stream of highexplosive bombs in strafing runs, the Orca Bomber is ideal for softening up ground defences during the beginning of a base assault.
  • Danger Deadpan: Rather unshakeable.
  • Death from Above: Orca Bomber sometimes says "death from above" when ordering it to attack something.
  • Flying Brick: Sufficient to say they can take much, much more punishment than the average aircraft.
  • Mighty Glacier: Orca Bomber are slow, extremely durable, and hit like a truck.

Orca Carryall

Type: Aircraft
Role: Aerial Transport
Weapons: None
Trained at: Helipad

The orca carryall is a transport that carries vehicles. It is able to attach to any vehicle and carry it in the air to anywhere in the battlefield that it can land. Orca carryalls can also drop a vehicle off into the service depot before landing itself.

  • Future Copter: Thhis transport aircraft has the critical job of rescuing or delivering units to any destination on the battlefield. Using a large grappling device, the Carry-All is capable of picking up any vehicle found on the battlefield.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Can even ferry a Mammoth Mk. II across the battlefield.

Orca Dropship

Type: Aircraft
Role: Aerial Transport & Field Deployment
Weapons: None
Trained at: N/A

Dropships are heavy duty military freighters, capable of transporting large amounts of soldiers, mechs and other equipment long distances.

  • Drop Ship: Bonus points for having Michael Biehn star in the game as one of the main characters.
  • Dummied Out: The Orca Dropship was suppose to be a mechanic within the GDI campaign where the player can select what units to deploy during the mission. These units would be received on a Dropship Bay structure (which the player could construct). This was later removed and part of the Dropship bay was repurposed for another structure, but much of the code remains (albeit unfinished) within the final game.

Orca Transport

Type: Aircraft
Role: Aerial Transport
Weapons: None
Trained at: N/A

The orca transport only appears in single player, and is only used to transport troops. It can hold up to 5 infantry.

  • Drop Ship: Available only in certain solo-play missions, the Orca Transport can carry up to 5 infantry units to any location on a battle map.
  • Dummied Out: It was originally suppose to be available as a troop transport, but for whatever reason it was removed. Assets (including a build icon) still remained in the game and in custom scenarios it's possible to spawn one under the player's control, but outside of mods it's unavailable for multiplayer.

Tiberium Wars

Rifleman Squad

Type: Infantry
Role: Ground Combat
Weapons: GD-2 Rifle
Trained at: Barracks

Clear to engage.

The standard GDI infantry, they consist of 6 units per squad. Rifle squads are more effective than their Nod equivalent when fighting against infantry, but have problems when dealing with structures or vehicles.

  • Armor-Piercing Attack: In Kane's Wrath, they can be upgraded with Armor Piercing ammo, increasing firepower especially against light armor.
  • Boring Yet Practical: 2 Riflemen and a foxhole cost the same as a guard tower, and don't cost power, they can easily mow down waves of infantry and it only costs 100$ to replace them if the riflemen survive, each one can even become more dangerous thanks to veterancy. The only downsides are a lack of stealth detection and susceptibility to anti-garrison units and abilities.
  • Deployable Cover: They can build foxholes, which are basically Garrisonable Structures though this costs some cash and takes a while to build, and if you leave them empty, the enemy can use them too.

Missile squad

Type: Infantry
Role: Anti Armor/Anti Air
Weapons: FGM-90 Rocket Launchers
Trained at: Barracks

Launchers ready.

Anti-vehicle and anti-air infantry units of the Global Defense Initiative, they are comprised of two rocket-equipped soldiers per squad. They're slightly more effective and move slightly faster than their Nod counterparts, though they cannot be upgraded with a confessor.

  • Anti-Air/Anti-Vehicle: Their role is to pull double duty as Anti-Air and Anti-Tank units with their rocket launchers.

Grenadier Squad

Type: Infantry
Role: Base Assault/Urban Warfare
Weapons: Smart Grenades
Trained at: Barracks
How's your throwing arm?

Successors to Disc Throwers in Tiberian Sun, Grenadiers are comprised of four units per squad, and are armed with grenades. They're effective against infantry, vehicles and structures alike, though the grenades are relatively slow-flying and moving units can easily dodge them. When attacking a garrisoned building, the grenade is automatically guided into the windows to clear out enemy infantry.

  • Abnormal Ammo: Grenadiers throw oval-shaped grenades which can lock onto and guide themselves to far-away targets, particularly ones holed up in abandoned buildings - one Grenadier getting close enough is all you need to clear the entire building and place your own soldiers in it.
  • EMP: In Kane's Wrath they can be upgraded with EMP grenades, disabling nearby electronic equipment.
  • Hey, Catch!: Grenadier Squads use this catchphrase as an occasional comic relief in an otherwise dark and edgy story.
    • In general, the Grenade Squad has some rather goofy lines and a surfer dude-like voice to go with it. A good line in particular when ordered to clear a garrisoned building:
    "Grab the plunger; we're flushin' 'em out!"

Sniper team

Type: Infantry
Role: Field Reconnaissance/Artillery Spotting
Weapons: Sniper Rifle
Trained at: Barracks
Need somebody taken out?

A specialized team consisting of a sniper and a spotter. The spotter can call in precision artillery strikes from all Juggernaut units (or other artillery in singleplayer) on the map to a small target radius around him, regardless of the distance of the Juggernauts from the target area. The sniper is able to pick off enemy infantry at a long range with high efficiency. They are stealthed while not attacking or being detected and have a large sight radius.

  • Cool Shades: Both Sniper and Spotter wear one.
  • Cold Sniper: They are sane, but quite professional, putting them in this category. They also seem to have some Ho Yay running between them.
    • Notably, if the Sniper is killed, the Spotter will change its voice-over, speaking in a panicky and strained voice.
    • However, if the spotter is killed, the sniper still talks in a calm voice.
  • Crippling Over Specialization: Very good for getting rid of anti-tank infantry, but are useless against vehicles.
  • One-Hit Kill: They can do this to all infantry (even heavily armored ones like Zone Troopers, Shock Troopers and Enlightened) except commandos.
  • Laser Sight: The Sniper's rifle have a laser sight mounted on top of the barrel.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Sniper team can shoot from very far, but they risks getting overwhelmed by mass infantry spam because of their weapons slow rate of fire.
  • Glass Cannon: Instantly kill any infantry-regardless of armor type, but can be overwhelmed by masses of low tier infantry-especially militant squads (given the comparatively slow rate of fire).
  • Invisibility Cloak: They are stealthed when not moving, presumably being camouflaged rather than using a stealth generator as they lack the fancy stealth sound and visual effect.
  • Sniper Rifle: Amusingly enough, the spotter also has a sniper rifle.
  • True Sight: They can detect stealthed units in big radius around them.

Zone Trooper

Type: Infantry
Role: Hostile Environment Combat
Weapons: Railguns
Trained at: Barracks
Troopers in the field.

The elite GDI infantry, Zone Troopers are heavily armored infantry immune to the effects of Tiberium radiation. They are equipped with jump jets for short ranged all-terrain mobility, and armed with powerful rail guns that are highly effective against all ground units except advanced infantry. However, they cannot retaliate against airborne units.

  • BFG: A semiautomatic anti-tank railgun, that make short work of basically anything on the ground.
  • Drop Pod: Three squads of veteran Zone Troopers can be dropped through this way to anywhere on the map for only a few thousand credits, actually saving you a bit of cash and putting a dozen railguns into a position where they can inflict a lot of agony, turning a pitched battle into a devastating curb-stomp.
  • Expy: Zone Troopers bear a striking resemblance to the original Mobile Infantry from Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers. They both wear large and bulky powered armour, both use jetpacks to perform long jumps as opposed to flying, they use extremely powerful handheld weapons, and both are deployed from orbit via a disposable transport pod.
    • They also bear a reassemblance with Warhammer's 40k Space Marines, as they both are highly mobile elite infantry forces equipped with fully sealed power armour. Space marines are also known to use advanced weapons and drop pod assaults.
  • Jetpack: Zone Troopers sport a powerful jump jets that allow them to cover impassible terrain. Jump jets are also very effective against enemy tanks, as it allows the squad to strike them from behind where the tank has less armor. With this upgrade, Zone Troopers become very well suited to hunting down units such as Nod Harvesters and Stealth Tanks, which they can make short work of.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Surprisingly faster than regular infantrymen while on foot.
  • Powered Armor: Made from the same composite used in the Mammoth Mark.III armor, is allows Zone Trooper to take minimal damage from a tank's Cannon-type damage, while dealing back the maximum damage with their own Cannon-type.
  • Regenerating Health: Power Packs upgrade allows Zone Troopers to passively recover health when idle. Stacks with regeneration bonus gained at Heroic status. However, power packs still do not allow them the ability to replace fallen squad members; only a Armory can replace fallen Zone Troopers.
  • True Sight: The sensor pack upgrade increases Zone Trooper sight range and allow them to detect stealth within a short range.

Zone Raider

Type: Infantry
Role: Reconnaissance/Hostile Environment Combat
Weapons: Sonic Grenades & SAM Missiles
Trained at:
We can handle it.

The Zone Raider is the ZOCOM superior version of the Zone Trooper, having several advantages over the GDI counterpart. It possesses sonic rocket-propelled grenades as its primary weapon, that inflict splash damage and are more powerful than Zone Trooper railgun rifles (though somewhat more inaccurate). It has anti-air missile launchers mounted on its shoulders, proving equal in power against aircraft as a missile squad, alleviating the Zone Troopers main weakness.

  • Amazon Brigade: All Zone Raiders are female. These battle-hardened women sport dual rocket launchers to target aircraft and fire sonic grenades.
  • Chainmail Bikini: A relatively realistic armor variant.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Of the Zone Trooper.
  • Drop Pod: Three squads of veteran Zone Raider can be dropped through this way to anywhere on the map for only a few thousand credits, actually saving you a bit of cash and putting a dozen sonic rocket-propelled grenades into a position where they can inflict a lot of agony, turning a pitched battle into a devastating curb-stomp.
  • Jetpack: Zone Raiderss sport a powerful jump jets that allow them to cover impassible terrain.
  • Powered Armor: While Zone Trooper armor is bulky and boxlike, the Raider armor is significantly more form fitting.
  • Regenerating Health: Power Packs upgrade allows Zone Raiders them to passively recover health when idle. Stacks with regeneration bonus gained at Heroic status. However, power packs still do not allow them the ability to replace fallen squad members; only a Armory can replace fallen Zone Raiders.
  • Shoulder Cannon: Zone Raiders are equipped with dual shoulder-mounted anti-air rocket pods that allows them to have some defense against enemy aircraft, while Zone Troopers would be helpless against a Venom or Stormrider.

GDI Commando

Type: Infantry
Role: Special Forces
Weapons: Rail Carbine & Demolition Charges
Trained at: Barracks
Let's get this party started!

The GDI commando is equipped with a rapid-fire assault rifle and advanced jump jets with quite a short recharge time. Being the GDI's most advanced infantry unit, the commando is highly effective against all types of infantry and can use explosives to instantly demolish any structure. He can also use the explosives to disable walkers, and divebomb structures and walkers with his jump jets. He is weak to aircraft, having no anti-air capability.

  • Badass Boast:
    • "That was left-handed!"
    • "I gotta present for ya!"
  • BFG: GDI Commando fires a rapid-firing miniaturized railgun. Probably left handed. It's still mostly useless against vehicles, though.
  • Bond One-Liner
    • "Dismissed!"
    • "He's goin' dirt-tastin'!"
  • Continuity Nod: Shares quotes from the Commandos from the original Command & Conquer, such as: "Got a present for ya!" and "Real tough guy!".
  • One-Hit Kill: Commando can one-shot enemy infantry unit and use C4 charges to blow up buildings and walker in one hit.
  • One-Man Army: Along with the Nod Commando, the GDI commando is capable of killing entire swaths of infantry and destroying innumerable amounts of buildings and walkers if left unchecked.
  • Jetpack: Jump Pack ability enables commando to evade from threats, engage targets quickly, and jump over impassable terrain.
  • The Spartan Way: Tiberium Wars Intel Database states that the GDI commando program has a 22% fatality rate and 97% of recruits never reach the end of training.

Guardian APC

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Transport/Anti Air/Anti Infantry
Weapons: Machine Guns
Trained at: War Factory
APC, what's the plan?

The APC is GDI's armored personnel carrier. Each APC is equipped with a machinegun that's strong against infantry and aircraft and can transport a single squad of infantry. Infantry squads that are garrisoned within the APC can still fire at enemy units outside of the APC, all while being protected by the APC's durable armor.

  • Armor-Piercing Attack: In Kane's Wrath, they can be upgraded with Armor Piercing ammo, increasing firepower especially against light armor.
  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: They are some of the most versatile units in Tiberium Wars. They're dirt cheap, much stronger than the other guy's equivalent units, they tear through infantry and aircraft, they can garrison in any sort of infantry and have it shoot out from the portholes and if you mass them they're a serious problem even against buildings. Add to that the ability to lay down minefields and the armor piercing ammo upgrade in Kane's Wrath, and you have one of the best units in the game.
  • Land Mine Goes "Click!": Capable of laying mines to deter or destroy approaching enemies.

Mobile Repair Transport

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Transport/Field Support
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory
At your service, sir.

A Steel Talons exclusive APC with a repair arm instead of a machinegun. The arm does nothing, but the drone following the vehicle will repair any units in range of the MRT. Other than that, the MRT can perform any of the standard APC's other functions, including the ability to lay mines, and allowing garrisoned infantry to fire at enemies from within the MRT.

  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: Mobile Repair Transport is a powerful asset, able to repair other vehicles on the move, while the infantry carried inside provides direct fire support. The MRT makes it possible for the Steel Talons vehicles to stay in a combat zone and take more fire than what most vehicles can sustain before either being destroyed or returning to base for repairs, allowing commanders to become more aggressive with their vehicles.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Mobile Repair Transport.
  • Land Mine Goes "Click!": Capable of laying mines to deter or destroy approaching enemies.
  • Mook Medic: Its purpose is to repair friendly vehicles. Interestingly it is capable of repairing structures- although conversely it cannot be ordered to do so- thus it must be positioned close to the structure in question. Due to the drones not using any resources in the repairs it allows base structures to be repaired for free- albeit it is slower in comparison to the standard building repair method.

Pitbull

Type: Vehicle
Role: Reconnaissance/Anti Air/Anti Infantry/Bombardment
Weapons: Missiles & Mortar
Trained at: War Factory
So where's the action?

A quick scouting unit with a similar role as the Humvee and Wolverine units of Tiberian Dawn and Tiberian Sun, respectively. The pitbull is an all-terrain jeep with an anti-vehicle/anti-air missile launcher. They are quick, but are lacking in armor and firepower. (Compared with Nod's Attack Bikes, Pitbulls are slower and less powerful, but better armored.)

  • Anti-Air: It comes equipped with standard light anti-armour missiles that fairly effective at dealing with lighter enemy aircraft but are almost totally cost ineffective against units like Devastator Warships and Planetary Assault Carriers.
  • Fragile Speedster: The Pitbull is quick enough to out-maneuver most vehicles, but its armour is less than stellar, so it should avoid direct hits from anti-tank weaponry.
  • True Sight: Pitbulls are GDI's primary means of detecting stealthed enemy units in the field, and are an important part of any group of GDI units out in the field.

Wolverine Mk. II

Type: Combat Walker
Role: Light Combat
Weapons: 2 20mm guns
Trained at: War Factory
Armored and ready!

Returns to the battlefield once more for Kane's Wrath, under the exclusive service of the Steel Talons subfaction, Wolverine Mk.II is absolutely devastating towards infantry (and can also deal low-moderate damage towards vehicles and structures) with it's dual 20mm miniguns.

  • Armor-Piercing Attack: An AP upgraded Wolverine can take on a standard Seeker, means that AP Wolverines can be used against all of Scrin's basic units.
  • Fragile Speedster: The Wolverine is quick enough to out-maneuver most vehicles, but its armour is less than stellar, so it should avoid direct hits from anti-tank weaponry.
  • Mini-Mecha: There's no question whether or not it's a piloted vehicle instead of a suit of bulky power armor.

MBT-6 Predator

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Assault
Weapons: 150mm Cannon
Trained at: War Factory
Loaded and ready.

GDI's mainstay armored vehicle and a multi-purpose delivery platform. Predator tanks are armed with a single, powerful anti-vehicle and anti-structural 120mm cannon. Predators can be upgraded with railguns from the Tech Center for added firepower.

  • BFG: A powerful 120mm cannon that can be replaced with a hypersonic projectile launcher, aka railgun.
  • Tank Goodness: Compared to the Nod Scorpion tank and the Scrin Seeker, the Predator has greater firepower and armor. A Predator can defeat a Scorpion tank with more than half it's health left, and is even more effective against Seekers.

Titan Mk. II

Type: Combat Walker
Role: Armored Assault
Weapons: Heavy Cannon
Trained at: War Factory
Ground and pound!

The Steel Talons' replacement of the Predator Tank. Though it has equal armor and firepower compared to the Predator, it has slightly longer range. The Titan can stomp over several Predators, Scorpions or Seekers before it is defeated, making it potentially the most powerful early game unit. It can also flatten Harvesters.

  • Adaptive Armor: Can also be upgraded with the ability to use adaptive armor to both increase their armor and make them immune to EMP attacks, though at the cost of decreased rate of fire, but overall the armor boost is greater than the potential firepower lost, making in nearly always necessary to have it engaged during battle.
  • BFG: 155mm cannon that can be replaced with railgun.
  • Walking Tank/Chicken Walker: Replaces the Predator tank for for the Steel Talon. It improves on the Predator with its ability to crush other smaller vehicles. Additionally, Titans have thicker armor and a stronger main gun than Predators as well, but this is somewhat offset by a higher unit cost.

Slingshot

Type: Vehicle
Role: All Terrain Anti Air
Weapons: 4 30mm Cannon
Trained at: War Factory
Enemies inbound!

The Slingshot is a dedicated anti-air vehicle that uses quad cannons to take out enemy aircraft with devastating effectiveness. The slingshot is equipped with hover technology, which allows it move faster but at the cost of armor.

  • Anti-Air: Armed with quad cannons, the Slingshot serves as a dedicated anti-air vehicle for the GDI and serve as complement the Pitbull, as the former was only moderately good at shooting down aircraft. Principal advantage held by the Slingshot is that it is the only mobile AA unit that instantly starts doing damage to whatever it is firing at; there is no actual time before its rounds start damaging its target. Therefore it is better at dealing with hit and run attacks than other mobile AA units since its more likely to shoot down enemy craft before they can actually fire at it. It also does damage at a constant rate, not in bursts like most other units, allowing it to continue to damage enemy aircraft as efficiently as possible as long as they stay within its range.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Being a specialized anti-aircraft weapon, the Slingshot can only fire upon aircraft in order to ensure maximum effectiveness, however, though it was still capable of crushing infantry.
  • Hover Tank: Oddly enough, unlike Hover MRLS in Tiberian Sun, it's can't traverse through water.
  • Not the Intended Use: Designed only for anti-air purposes, a Slingshot can actually eliminate large amount of enemy infantries by simply running them down, thanks to its speed and maneuverability.

Shatterer/Zone Shatterer

Type: Vehicle
Role: Combat Support
Weapons: Sonic Emitter
Trained at: War Factory
Resonance status green.

The Shatterer is a light armored vehicle that fires a sonic beam (that's reminiscient of the Disrupter Tanks from Tiberian Sun). The Shatterer also has hover technology which makes it faster but lighter in armor. Shatterers can not fire while moving, but can inflict damage upon multiple units in a line, making the Shatterer very useful against large armies.

The Zone Shatterer is ZOCOM's version of the basic Shatterer. In addition to having all of the abilities of the standard Shatterer, Zone Shatterers also have the ability Overload Beam, which fires an even more powerful sonic wave, but disables the Zone Shatterer for a few seconds.

  • Alpha Strike: When Zone Shatterers using Overload Beam, it's increases the power of the weapon by 200%. However, the energy required to fire the beam drained all power for 6 seconds after the shot, making the Zone Shatterers immobile and completely defenceless in that time.
  • Glass Cannon: Its sonic emitter can inflict damage upon multiple enemy units, but for a unit that costs 1500/1600 credits, Shatterer and Zone Shatterer is extremely squishy.
  • Hover Tank: Essentially, it was a hover tank with a smaller version of the Sonic Emitter.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: It fired high powered sound waves at targets, and was one of the more powerful units in the game.
  • One-Hit Polykill: Since it attacks with a sonic wave, It's attacks keep going right through units. This leads to it being able to destroy lots of enemies when faced with concentrations of enemies.

Surveyor

Type: Vehicle
Role: Forward Base Expansion
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory
Let's have a look around.

Like Nod's Emissaries and the Scrin's Explorers, the Surveyer can move to distant parts of the map, and deploy into an outpost to expand ground control to remote spots. Surveyors, as with all expansion vehicles, take 30 seconds to finish deploying.

  • Fun with Acronyms: Rapid Deployment Ground Control Vehicle.
  • Support Party Member: Surveyors lack weapons, speed and armor. Therefor, it's easy prey for any enemies lurking nearby and can't be relocated once it's deployed. However, following deployment it gains the ability to detect stealthed units, provides a small area of construction space and can be repaired like any other building.

Rig

Type: Vehicle
Role: Mobile Field Support
Weapons: 2 Cannon & SAM Launchers
Trained at: War Factory
Rig packed up and ready.

A versatile multi-purpose platform that can be deployed on any position on the map. When deployed the Rig serves as a repair bay for GDI's vehicles that can be packed up should the Rig be needed elsewhere. A deployed Rig can also serve as a mobile defense platform, since it's armed with a couple of anti-vehicle Guardian Cannons and a surface-to-air missile battery.

  • Base on Wheels: The Rig's main role is to provide on-site repairs and defense for friendly forces. Upon deployment, the Rig would expand and deploy its three repair drones, twin Guardian Cannons and its roof-mounted SAM turret. Once deployed, the so-called 'Battle Base' would hold down a position and fend off enemy attacks.
  • BFG: 105mm cannon that can be replaced with railgun.
  • Mook Medic: Rig most useful ability when deploy is to repair allied vehicles and aircraf with the three repair drones; this essentially gives the player a portable war factory without the ability to produce vehicles.

Juggernaut Mk. III

Type: Combat Walker
Role: Long-Range Bombardment
Weapons: 3 200mm Cannon
Trained at: War Factory
Send the barrage!

Juggernaut is a mobile artillery unit that can lay waste to infantry, vehicles, and structures from afar. An additional improvement over the Mark.II is the ability for the Juggernauts to fire at any point on the map provided that a Sniper Team is near the target and is stationary (so that the spotter can paint targets for the Juggernauts to bombard from anywhere on the map).

  • Anchored Attack Stance: The elevated position of their enormous barrels gives them amazing range, but they cannot fire on the move and need to deploy stabilizers before firing. Worth noting that they can begin walking instantaneously, retracting stabilizers as they move, it's the deploying that takes time.
  • BFG: Have three 200mm cannons.
  • Chicken Walker: A triple-barreled artillery walker with incredible range and firepower, Juggernauts are ideal for breaking heavily fortified bases or smashing massed formations. They can also bombard targets designated by Sniper Teams. To drive the point home even more, Juggernauts occasionally comically peck just like chickens!
  • Glass Cannon: Though a formidable foe at long range, the Juggernaut is lightly armoured in order to incorporate the needed targeting mechanisms.
  • Long-Range Fighter: They outrange most other units and base defences and the Bombardment abilty allows them to fire at a designated location on the map that is within the line of sight of a stationary Sniper Team, but due to their minimum range they're weak in a direct fight.
  • Siege Engines: Serves this role for the GDI due to its long range and effectiveness against structures.

Juggernaut Mk. II Behemoth

Type: Combat Walker
Role: Long-Range Bombardment
Weapons: 3 200mm Cannon
Trained at: War Factory
Fireworks time!

The Steel Talons' variant of the Juggernaut in Kane's Wrath. A bunker that can store a single infantry squad was jury-rigged onto their hulls to allow them to survive in close-combat situations better. In all other cases, they behave similarly to the Juggernauts, and leave a husk when destroyed.

Unfortunately, unlike the Juggernaut, the Behemoth is unable to strike anywhere on the map, even with the help of an allied/acquired Sniper team.

  • Anchored Attack Stance: The elevated position of their enormous barrels gives them amazing range, but they cannot fire on the move and need to deploy stabilizers before firing. Worth noting that they can begin walking instantaneously, retracting stabilizers as they move, it's the deploying that takes time.
  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: Behemoth is a combines APC with Heavy Artillery that can carry one infantry squad which are able to shoot from inside.
  • Chicken Walker: A triple-barreled artillery walker with incredible range and firepower, Behemoths are ideal for breaking heavily fortified bases or smashing massed formations.
  • Glass Cannon: Though a formidable foe at long range, the Behemoth is lightly armoured in order to incorporate the needed targeting mechanisms.
  • Long-Range Fighter: They outrange most other units and base defences, but due to their minimum range they're weak in a direct fight.
  • Siege Engines: Serves this role for the Steel Talon due to its long range and effectiveness against structures.
  • Super Prototype: More accurate in short range and much less vulnerable to being picked off by an ambush. The reason why the Mk III lost the garrison pod and no other version has ever went and added one back is a mystery.

Mammoth Mk. III

Type: Vehicle
Role: Heavy Assault
Weapons: 2 150mm Cannon/Railgun & 4.75 inch Missiles
Trained at: War Factory
Mammoth advancing.

After being absent from Tiberian Sun, Mammoth Tanks return to the fray once more. These heavily armored units come equipped with dual cannons that are highly effective against vehicles and structures, as well as dual rocket pods that are equally effective against infantry and aircraft alike. Moreover, Mammoth Tanks can crush smaller vehicles, including tanks, by merely rolling over them (though it's slow speed makes it difficult to do so).

  • Adaptive Armor: Additionally, the Steel Talons' version of the Mammoth Tanks can be upgraded with the adaptive armor ability, which, when activated, increases the Mammoth Tanks' armor and makes them immune to EMP attacks, but at the cost of rate of fire.
  • BFG: This tank is equipped with dual 150-mm cannons on the turret. As if that wasn't enough, it's can be upgraded with railguns for even more firepower.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Alongside their twin cannons, Mammoths pack the standard missile barrage to mulch aircraft.
  • Mighty Glacier: Being part of Mammoth Tank heritage, that's pretty much a given. In head to head battles, it wins against the Avatar and the Annihilator Tripod.
  • Simple, yet Awesome: The Mammoth Tank was brought back into service after the Mammoth MK2 (and walkers in general) proved too costly to maintain and too vulnerable to commandos destroying their legs. While it doesn't have legs, it's still devastatingly effective on the field, and a late-game upgrade can give it the rail guns it's predecessor had.
  • Tank Goodness: Is so overpowering that it can crush other tanks beneath its treads, and once upgraded with railguns, even waves of suicide bombers and missile infantry are mowed down without mercy. Against Nod Avatars and Scrin Annihilator Tripods, Mammoth Tank will generally emerge the victor. As such it's generally regarded as the most useful tier 3 armor unit.

MARV

Type: Vehicle
Role: Zone Reclamation
Weapons: 200mm Sonic Cannon
Trained at: Reclamator Hub
Reclamation in progress.

The MARV is armed with a tri-barreled sonic cannon that deals splash damage over several units at a time. The MARV is also equipped with an onboard refinery and can process any Tiberium that it drives over, turning it into extra credits that can be used to finance the player's war efforts.

The MARV comes with four garrison slots, which can be permanently garrisoned (meaning that the garrisoned infantry can't leave the vehicle, but rather, become a permanent part of the vehicle instead). The MARV becomes the most powerful unit on land once it is fully equipped.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: Subverted! Yes, it's slow, lumbering and expensive, so you'll only get this out in the late-game. But it's also tough, armed to the teeth, and can pay itself back while depriving the enemy of resources by eating their Tiberium fields.
  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: To further increase its already immense firepower, MARV can permanently garrisoned by four infantry squads.
  • Bandit Mook: In a classically GDI aproach to the concept, the MARV is often used to simply barge into the enemy's expansions and snatch the entire tiberium field outside. Usually while blowing up half the expansion. You try to stop it.
  • Base on Wheels: Basically a vehicle that can eats entire Tiberium fields at a time, has enough space for a platoon of infantry to garrission inside, and is armed with three gigantic railgunssonic shockwave shell cannons.
  • BFG: Three 200mm sonic cannon.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Mammoth Armed Reclamation Vehicle
  • Mighty Glacier: The slowest and toughest unit in the game bar none. And if garrisoned with Zone Troopers or Zone Raiders, it's the strongest.
  • Military Mashup Machine: It's the biggest tank. How big is it? It can simply roll over Mammoth Tanks, which themselves are big enough to roll over regular tanks. It's also a Harvester, or more accurately, an entire rolling Refinery that auto-collects any Tiberium it rolls over, and with it's extremely large hitbox, could easily eat a third of a patch simply by driving in a straight line. generally it's your enemy's tiberium that gets collected this way.
  • Mobile Factory: Besides being a humongous tank that puts even the legendary Mammoth tank to shame, MARV can also instantly refine any tiberium it drives over into cash.
  • More Dakka: Load up its garrison slots and it turns into gun battery. Armed with all Zone Troopers or Zone Raiders, even other Epic units won't last against.
  • Mundane Utility: Using the MARV, the single biggest, baddest, toughest, tank you have as a Harvester. Really useful in maps with extremely large or even blue tiberium fields in the middle for all the players to fight over, a MARV can eat up half the field while fighting for it and pay itself back multiple times.
  • Regenerating Health: When garrisoning by Engineer or Combat Engineer.
  • Splash Damage: The main sonic weapon deals heavy splash damage, making the MARV slightly more effective against groups of clustered infantry than the other epic units.
  • Tank Goodness: GDI largest vehicle, the Mammoth Armed Reclamation Vehicle is a veritable army by itself. Four infantry can permanently garrison the vehicle and add their weapons to the MARV, supporting a potent triple-barreled cannon firing sonic shells. The MARV can also process Tiberium simply by driving over it, refining it instantly at a somewhat less efficient rate than normal harvesting.
  • Worker Unit: Basically a really angry harvester bigger than a War Factory. That prefers to harvest the other guy's field right in his face.

A-15 Orca Gunship

Type: Aircraft
Role: Close Air Support
Weapons: Missiles
Trained at: Airfield
Orca ready for liftoff.

The Orca is GDI's iconic assault aircraft, and is fast and lightly armored. Similar to its predecessors, it is armed with six anti-tank missiles and has to reload at the airfield.

  • Cool Plane: A swift, lightly armored VTOL attack craft, Orcas can deploy four to an Airfield to rain guided missiles down on enemy targets. Their Pulse Scan detects stealth units, while they can also be upgraded to fire stealth-detecting Sensor Pods. This makes them ideal for hunting Harvesters or other vehicles.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: While has devastating air-to-ground capability, it's lacks the equipment neceassary to engage airborne targets, and so is a preverbial sitting duck when other aircraft are present.
  • Future Copter: Orca Gunship features two ducted VTOL aerodynes. As another example of cross-polinization, the Orca Gunship also incorporated short wings with lift engines, with another set of engines optimized for horizontal thrust like in traditional fixed-wing aircraft.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: It firing 6 air-to-ground missiles each. But since you usually have 4 of them, it ends up barraging 24 missiles on your enemies. The Kane's Wrath expansion even has a +2 missiles upgrade to these aircrafts, bringing up to 32 missiles in one quick run! Stack it up with a cheap Orca Strike Craft, and you get a full-fledged missile massacre.
  • True Sight: Sensor Pod upgrade allows the Orca to deploy a stealth-detecting sensor pod that can be launched onto friendly or enemy vehicles and structures, or onto the ground.

ZOCOM Orca

Type: Aircraft
Role: Close Air Support
Weapons: Sonic Grenades
Trained at: Airfield
The skies are clear!

The ZOCOM Orca is a typical GDI Orca, only armed with sonic grenades. It is fast and lightly armored, and also has the ability to manually scan for stealth units. The ZOCOM orca is only available for the ZOCOM faction.

  • Area of Effect: Unlike Orca standard rockets, sonic grenades of ZOCOM Orca have a decent area of effect and can cause massive and sometimes lethal damage to infantry and ground vehicles.
  • Cool Plane: A swift, lightly armored VTOL attack craft, ZOCOM Orcas can deploy four to an Airfield to rain sonic grenades down on enemy targets. Their Pulse Scan detects stealth units, while they can also be upgraded to fire stealth-detecting Sensor Pods.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: While has devastating air-to-ground capability, it's lacks the equipment neceassary to engage airborne targets, and so is a preverbial sitting duck when other aircraft are present.
  • Future Copter: ZOCOM Orca features two ducted VTOL aerodynes. As another example of cross-polinization, the ZOCOM Orca also incorporated short wings with lift engines, with another set of engines optimized for horizontal thrust like in traditional fixed-wing aircraft.
  • True Sight: Sensor Pod upgrade allows ZOCOM Orca to deploy a stealth-detecting sensor pod that can be launched onto friendly or enemy vehicles and structures, or onto the ground.

Firehawk

Type: Aircraft
Role: Air Superiority/Fast Attack
Weapons: Air-to-Air Missiles or Bombs
Trained at: Airfield
Firehawk, docked and ready!

The Firehawk is heavily armored GDI aircraft with the ability to equip either four anti-air missiles or two bombs at the airfield. Its air-to-air missiles can defeat aircraft easily. It is also able to ascend into the stratosphere and reappear anywhere on the battlefield, bypassing enemy AA defenses.

  • Anti-Air: It missiles are great at taking out even Scrin aircraft, second only to the Slingshot AA Platform.
  • Cool Plane: Firehawks have the distinction of being one of the best air-to-air units in the game, since they can often destroy or damage enemy aircraft without giving them a chance to do much damage, if any, in return. In addition, the Stratofighter Boosters upgrade allows them to move anywhere on the field unharmed when activated, allowing them to either bypass enemy defenses and bomb the inside of a base, or to escape pursuing air units and appearing back at base.
  • Dual Mode Unit: Firehawks can be armed with either bombs or anti-air missiles at the airbase.

V-35 Ox

Type: Aircraft
Role: Aerial Transport
Weapons: None
Trained at: N/A
Let's keep it safe, guys!

The V35 Ox is GDI's aerial transport craft, a cross between older GDI Orca Transports and Orca Carryalls seen in Tiberian Sun. It renders its predecessors obsolete as it can transport both infantry and vehicles, but inherits the same lack of protection and sluggishness. It can be called in to airlift GDI units when the Airfield is constructed.

  • Drop Ship: If an Airfield is deployed, most GDI unit can call in a V-35 for pickup for a small fee of $200.

Hammerhead

Type: Aircraft
Role: Aerial Transport/Close Air Support
Weapons: Vulcan Cannons
Trained at: Airfield
Hose them down.

The Hammerhead gunship is a helicopter armed with twin vulcan cannons and unlimited ammunition, and can take out ground infantry easily but is vulnerable to anti-air and air-to-air combat. Infantry can garrison and fire out of the Hammerhead, which can help it in air-to-air combat.

  • Armor-Piercing Attack: They can be upgraded with Armor Piercing ammo, increasing firepower especially against light armor.
  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: The APC of the Sky, the Hammerhead is one of the most versitile units, just like the APC. This unit it originally armed with an Anti-Infantry Vulcan/Gattling Cannon that can easily shred infantry. Also, like the Scrin Stormrider and Nod Venom, it can attack without having to go back to base and rearm and refuel. What makes it one versitile unit is that it has 1 garrisonable infantry slot. This slot also allows for infantry to fire outof it, just like the APC, and as such, this is an danger to opponents since they do not know what is inside.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Doesn't need to land for rearming and doesn't occupy a slot in an Air Field.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: While has devastating air-to-ground capability, it's lacks the equipment neceassary to engage air units; so to counter enemy air power, the Hammerhead would need to be loaded with a Missile squad or Zone Raiders to defend itself against airborne threats.
  • Glass Cannon: If you garrison Zone Troopers or Zone Raiders.
  • Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: The Hammerhead might as well be a TARDIS in the shape of a helicopter. According to the Intelligence Database, it can transport an entire regiment and still has enough storage capacity left to "operate in the field for days at a time without needing to either refuel or rearm".
  • True Sight: Hammerhead seen guarding the GDI treasury in mission All That Glitters had two wing-mounted fog lights that acted as searchlights capable of detecting stealthed units.

    Nod Units 

All games

Stealth tank

Type: Vehicle
Role: Reconnaissance/Ambush Attack
Weapons: 2 Rocket Launchers
Trained at: Airstrip/War Factory
Stealth tank cleared for combat.

With its ability to remain cloaked, the stealth tank can traverse through terrain unseen until it fires its twin rockets or runs too close to enemy defenses or infantry.

  • Anti-Air: In Tiberian Sun and Tiberium Wars, its missile has the reach to hit aircraft, allowing the Stealth tank to serve as an anti-air unit.
  • Biblical Names:
    • Called "Ezekiel's Wheel" in the first game. It is a reference to the wheels mentioned in Ezekiel chapter 1 in the Old Testament.
    • The name of it's Adaptive camouflage is Lazarus shield.
  • Cool, but Inefficient: An invisible tank, which in the first two games was so weak all it was good for attacking enemy harvesters. And there's the Useless Useful Stealth where your enemy will likely notice a mobile unknown region on the map.
  • Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: Stealth tank in Tiberium Wars can be upgrade with Tiberium core missiles, with greatly increasing its penetrating power.
  • Invisibility Cloak: The first example in the series.
  • Glass Cannon: It's great at destroying things so long as they don't shoot back with anti-vehicle weapons.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: The mode of attack in Tiberium Wars is as you guessed it a triple-M, a feat that its older versions could never pull off in the previous installments. To make it clear: older Stealth Tank models let two missiles off per salvo; these new toys let off at least three to four times as much. Just a few of them can tear through even Mammoth Tanks.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Went from a unit based on Useless Useful Stealth to Nod's best anti-air unit.
  • Useless Useful Stealth: They are decent at scouting (as long as the gunner isn't stupid enough to shoot random enemies nearby), even against the AI. However, later games feature map obscurers. They might hide what's there, but there is the minor detail of a large (and often mobile) unknown region, which not even the computer falls for. This is remedied in Tiberium Wars.

Tiberian Dawn

Flamethrower infantry

Type: Infantry
Role: Combat Support
Weapons: Flamethrower
Trained at: Hand of Nod
An infantry for anti infantry at close range. He packs a flamethrower that can kill infantry in a few hits as well as damage vehicles and buildings a lot. Very strong, but short ranged. They become dangerous for each other in groups.

  • Area of Effect: Their flamers cover a wide area, making it easy to eliminate entire infantry squads.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Their flamethrower.
  • Flamethrower Backfire: Flamethrowers explode when killed, likely killing other nearby infantry. They can also explode in a chain reaction from other exploding flamethrowers.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: Flamethrower infantry in Renegade.
  • Kill It with Fire: A lot of fire, as flamethrowers can make a lot of it.
  • Videogame Flamethrowers Suck: They very good at killing infantry. Including their own, and themselves; the fire is exceptionally "friendly", the soldiers have no qualms about firing over their shorter-range friends on the front ranks, and when they die the gas tanks explode in a fireball that damages nearby units. If said nearby units happen to be other flamethrower infantrymen in less than perfect health, killing just one of them can generate a cascade effect that has the potential of wiping out the entire platoon. And they're useless against vehicles. Flamethrower tanks are usually more effective.

Chemical warrior

Type: Infantry
Role: Combat Support
Weapons: Chemical Sprayer
Trained at: Hand of Nod
A unit that is like the flame thrower but packing a tiberium-based chemical sprayer. Its toxins are effective against vehicles, infantry, and also buildings.(walls too) The chem warrior is also capable of travel across tiberium without getting damaged because of his biohazard equipment.

  • Deadly Gas: The chem-blast they carry produces a short-lived toxic cloud of Tiberium gas that will kill any infantry caught within its effects. These gas is also very effective against armored targets.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: Chemical warrior kind of need these to protect themselves from their own weapons.
  • Hazmat Suit: In Renegade, the Chemical Warrior wear suits which are highly resistant against the very weapons they wield against their opponents. Chemical Warriors get bonus points because those suits were originally meant to keep them safe while they work in lovely fields of Toxic Green Rocks that the story calls "Tiberium".
  • No-Sell: Equipped with gas masks and other gear, the Chemical Warrior was the only infantry unit in the arsenals of either Nod or GDI capable of walking over Tiberium fields without fear of harm. They were, however, not protected against Tiberium spores ejected from Blossom Trees.

Buggy

Type: Vehicle
Role: Light Combat
Weapons: Light Machine Gun
Trained at: Airstrip
Lightweight and with enough armor to survive battles for short periods of time, the buggy is the Brotherhood's means of quickly deploying an anti-infantry force.

  • Cool Car: It can take on a variety of roles and use its superior agility and impressive speed to "bug out" of difficult situations. Its tasks can include any of the following: Anti-infantry, patrol, escort, and short-range reconnaissance. Its assorted weaponry can mow down infantry with machine gun fire, and it has sufficient weight to crush unarmored infantry.
  • Fragile Speedster: The Buggy is quick enough to out-maneuver most vehicles, even faster than Humvee, but its armour is less than stellar, so it should avoid direct hits from anti-tank weaponry.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Light Patrol Vehicle.

Recon bike

Type: Vehicle
Role: Reconnaissance
Weapons: TOW Missiles
Trained at: Airstrip
Fast, lightly armored, and armed with a rocket, the recon bike is perfect recon vehicle as it is the fastest vehicle in the game, with can be used against armor as well as aircraft although it is a very fragile unit. It cannot crush enemy infantry.

  • Badass Biker/Cool Bike: These are motorbikes with rocket launchers attached to them.
  • Glass Cannon: Recon Bike does a good job at moving fast and destroying vehicles and buildings with its twin Missile Launchers. The only problem is that it tends to die really quickly when it has to fight tanks.

Light tank

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Combat
Weapons: 75mm Cannon
Trained at: Airstrip
The mainstay of the Nod force, the light tank is the Brotherhood's main battle-tank. Lighter armored and armed with only a 70mm cannon, the light tank is no match for GDI's medium or mammoth tanks unless in number.

  • Tanks, but No Tanks: It base on M2 Bradley, a American Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Renegade changed them into small (and quite low-profile) tanks.
  • Tank Goodness: This highly-mobile tread vehicle, delivers maximum weaponry and personnel destruction with minimum weight, maintenance and weaponry. Faster than any other tank on the battlefield, these units can reach a target quickly. Used in conjunction with aerial assaults, these units are very effective.
  • Zerg Rush: The only way they can do in direct confrontation against GDI tanks.

SSM launcher

Type: Vehicle
Role: Long-Range Bombardment
Weapons: 2 "Honest John" Napalm Missiles
Trained at: Airstrip
These mobile missile platforms fire two large missile that are devastating against armor, infantry, and structures. Its long reload time is worth the wait as it has the longest range of all the rocket using units. Available only in multiplayer games.

  • Area of Effect: Against infantry, is able to kill large groups of them with one shot.
  • Fixed Forward-Facing Weapon: It's essentially two big missile place on MLRS frame.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Surface-to-Surface Missile Launcher.
  • Kill It with Fire: The warheads that the SSM launcher fires contain large, high-explosive, semi-napalm rounds.
  • Multiplayer-Only Item: The SSM Launcher is probably the most elusive "regular" unit in the history of C&C. It only appears in multiplayer and, as Tiberian Dawn does not have a skirmish mode, most single-players never saw it. While The Covert Operations expansion pack features missions with Chem-Warriors and Apache helicopters, there are no missions where one starts with or can build an SSM Launcher, though the Nod AI player does regularly builds and uses them. The only single-player mission where it can be built is the fourth dinosaur campaign mission if Nod is the player's chosen side.
  • Siege Engines: The SSM is the most longest-ranged unit, able to fire on the enemy from a great distance. Its napalm rounds are useful at cracking through tough base defenses without any worry of retaliation.

Artillery

Type: Vehicle
Role: Bombardment
Weapons: 155mm Cannon
Trained at: Airstrip
Nod's artillery is both slow moving and slow turning. It fires a single long range, powerful, but inaccurate shot that is effective against anything on the ground.

  • Area of Effect: Against infantry, is able to mortally wound, if not kill, large groups of them with one shot.
  • BFG: A 150mm canon.
  • Fixed Forward-Facing Weapon: It's essentially a big cannon on wheels.
  • Glass Cannon: Although it's armour is pathetic and very vulnerable to almost every weapon in the game, the Artillery sports a VERY powerful and long-range weapon that can outrange most enemies.
  • Siege Engines: The Artillery is Nod's primary long range building buster.

Devil's Tongue flame tank

Type: Vehicle
Role: Anti-Infantry/Base Assault
Weapons: 2 Flame Nozzle
Trained at: Airstrip
The Flame tank is fearsome vehicle to GDI infantry. It is slow moving and heavily armored, but fires dual blasts of flames. It can melt down infantry, light armored vehicles and buildings quickly, as well as some heavily armored vehicles.

  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: The Devil's Tongue carries a twin fixed flame cannons joined to two large pressurized napalm tanks on its back.
  • Flamethrower Backfire: Flame Tank explode in a similar fashion like Flamethrower, although the other tanks that would surround it generally will barely feel a scratch from the flames.
  • Kill It with Fire: A lot of fire, as Devil's Tongue can make a lot of it.
  • Man on Fire: Flame tank will turn an enemy soldier into a human torch in less than 1.98 seconds. And sometimes, it will run him over just to be sure. If the tank was destroyed just after shooting, the driver could manage to get out in time, but would still be killed by his own flame jet he fired seconds ago. And if the tank was moving, he could also be ran over by the tank's exploding remains. Sick.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: You don't want to be near something called a "Devil's Tongue".

Apache

Type: Aircraft
Role: Close Air Support
Weapons: Chaingun
Trained at: Helipad
This attack chopper performs a vital role in giving your ground units air support. Armed with a chaingun and firing high velocity rounds, this deamon of the skies easily rips through enemy armor or infantry.

  • Gatling Good: The Apache uses a powerful chaingun as a primary weapon, and is highly effective against infantry or light vehicles, however its effectivness is limited against armour and buildings.

Tiberian Sun

Rocket infantry

Type: Infantry
Role: Anti-Armor
Weapons: Rocket Launcher
Trained at: Hand of Nod
This unit is similar to the GDI disc thrower in the sense that both play explosive roles in combat. This soldier can not only take out armored vehicles with its rockets, but can also take out aircraft, making it a versatile and useful unit. Unfortunately their weak armor will not help them last in battle.

  • Anti-Air/Anti-Vehicle: Their role is to pull double duty as Anti-Air and Anti-Tank units with their rocket launchers.

Elite cadre

Type: Infantry
Role: Ground Combat
Weapons: Heavy Pulse Rifle
Trained at: Hand of Nod
Elite Cadre was only used in the last mission to help fight CABAL, but their firepower and armor can match that of a cyborg even though they are not made of metal.

  • Elite Mooks: They are members of the Black Hand of Nod that, due to their value and small numbers, were usually stationed as guards or commanders in facilities behind Nod lines.

Toxin soldier

Type: Infantry
Role: Crowd Suppression
Weapons: Modified Sniper Rifle
Trained at: N/A
Their main weapon is a long-range sniper rifle capable of firing specially designed rounds that are filled with a psychotropic agent, rendering the victim open to suggestion. However, the chemicals used also gave the victime acute blood poisoning, so they would eventually die after being shot.

Mutant hijacker

Type: Infantry
Role: Vehicle Commandeering
Weapons: None
Trained at: Hand of Nod
The Mutant Hijacker is available in some GDI and Nod campaign missions, but is always available to Nod in Skirmish mode. This unit acts rather similarly to the engineer, except that it captures vehicles rather then structures. If the vehicle is destroyed, the Mutant Hijacker will usually escape with a little damage, and be ready to capture another vehicle.

  • Badass Longcoat: His in-game model.
  • Bandit Mook: Mutant Hijacker's entire purpose is to steal enemy vehicles. Once a hijacked vehicle is destroyed, the hijacker pops out and is ready to steal another one.
  • Crew of One: Has the ability to commandeer any vehicle he wishes, including Mammoth MK 2.
  • Heal Thyself: Like all Forgotten, he can slowly regenerate his health by simply wading through a field of Tiberium crystals, as his mutant physiology absorbs the radiation the crystals emitted, triggering cellular regeneration that all mutants experience when in contact with tiberium.
  • Universal Driver's License: Can drive anything from civilian to a military vehicles. Massive AT-AT Expy with twin railguns? No problem!

Cyborg

Type: Cybernetic
Role: Heavy Combat
Weapons: Vulcan 3 Cannon
Trained at: Hand of Nod
Rather then have medics as the GDI does, Nod have chosen a different path, they augment human anatomy. The Cyborg is a fusion of man and machine that makes a truly deadly unit. The Cyborg is equipped with a powerful machine gun that is easily capable of cutting great swathes through enemy infantry forces. Even when blown in half (as they do when low on health), the Cyborg will continue to fight to the end.

  • Arm Cannon: The chainguns on their right arms.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Most hints given about them point to their behavior being akin to that of machines that only follow orders.
  • Cyborg: Well, duh.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: If they're damaged enough there's a chance they'll be blown in half, but the lack of legs merely slows them down.
  • Heal Thyself: Cyborg can heal themselves when standing on a tiberium.
  • Made of Iron: A single full-health cyborg can successfully take on a group of about 6 light infantry and kill them all before succumbing.
  • No-Sell: They are immune to tiberium poison and cannot by run over by vehicles.
  • Robo Speak
    • "Scan initiated!"
    • "Target acquired"
  • Self-Destructive Charge: When lost it leg.
  • You Call That a Wound?: They can have their legs blasted off and still function properly. They can even be regen back to full health in tiberium, though losing their legs does slow them down.

Cyborg Commando

Type: Cybernetic
Role: Heavy Assault
Weapons: Plasma Cannon
Trained at: Hand Of Nod
While the Cyborg are tough, the Cyborg Commando is the true elite. Capable of destroying most units in a single shot (and heavier units, like Titans in 2-3), the Cyborg Commando is one of the most deadly units in the NOD arsenal. This unit also has the benefit of healing in tiberium patches, although you are only allowed to have 1 of these units at a time.

  • Arm Cannon: The plasma cannon on their right arms.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Technically infantry (so anti-tank doesn't work) but has tank armor (making infantry guns useless), can regen in tiberium, and blows everything up with the same efficiency as the Mammoth MK 2, as well as being pretty fast on both recharging shots AND running. The Drawback? He has no AA weapons. A few orca bomb runs and it's scrapped.
  • Badass Boast:
    • "I can smell their fear!"
    • "They will know fear!"
  • BFG: That fires a big, green ball of plasma that heavily damages anything that it directly impacts and does splash damage. The game soundfiles even acknowledge that it's a BFG.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Most hints given about them point to their behavior being akin to that of machines that only follow orders.
  • Cyborg: In case the name didn't make it clear they are commando version of the relugar Cyborg.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: If they're damaged enough there's a chance they'll be blown in half, but the lack of legs merely slows them down.
  • Heal Thyself: Cyborg Commando can heal themselves when standing on a tiberium.
  • Hero Unit: He doesn't have a name, but he otherwise fits, being extremely powerful and only one can be trained each time.
  • Mighty Glacier: They are relatively slow, but Cyborg Commando are still a powerful threat, mowing down infantry and razing structures with little to no effort, their mechanical bodies taking more punishment than any normal soldier ever could.
  • One-Man Army: Cyborg Commando is probably the strongest candidate for this in the RTSes: it's one of the strongest units in the game, bar none. It inverts the usual Crippling Overspecialization of "commando" units by having a weapon that's good enough to destroy tanks and buildings in a couple hits (and it's a One-Hit Kill against infantry and light vehicles), is Made of Iron, can regenerate by standing in Tiberium, and can fit into subterranean APCs for surprise attacks.
  • Plasma Cannon: Cyborg Commandos were armed with a forward firing plasma cannon that packed a considerable amount of destructive force, enough to destroy Titans in three shots and only a few shots were needed to completely level a structure.
  • You Call That a Wound?: Share with normal Cyborg.
  • Self-Destructive Charge: Also share with normal Cyborg.
  • Super Soldier: It's a One-Man Army that can wipe the floor with GDI's commando. The only thing equal to it is the Mammoth Mk. II (The AT-AT knockoff). Additionally, like all cyborgs from Tiberian Sun, you have to take it out twice; the first time you deplete its healthbar, you'll destroy its legs. The Cyborg Commando isn't going to let a minor thing like that stop him.

Subterranean APC

Type: Vehicle
Role: Transport
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory
Is unarmed but able to burrow underground and surface almost anywhere on the map. It can carry up to 5 infantry and is an ideal unit to use for sneak attacks. Like all subterranean units, it can be detected by a mobile sensor array.

  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: Unlike GDI's amphibious APCs which can traverse over water, they can travel underground and bypass natural obstacles such as mountains and cliffs, providing better flexibility for Nod forces. Even more awesome still for being able to carry the Cyborg Commando, the ultimate Nod unit in the game, right into the center of an enemy base.
  • Defenseless Transports: Subterranean APC can carry five infantry and is completely unarmed.
  • Drill Tank: Subterranean APC is equipped with a large drill on the front, allowing it to quickly tunnel into the earth and bypass enemy defenses and fortifications.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Subterranean Armored Personnel Carrier.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Players have found that because things underground can't be targetted, this thing allows you to do the whole "Engineer APC" rush much more effectively. All you need to do is find out where the enemy base is (due to the rules of subterranean travel, you cannot simply have it go to somewhere with fog of war). It doesn't help that this thing and Engineers are rather low on the tech tree, meaning that the enemy likely won't have a Mobile Sensor Array up to predict it. Worse yet, the AI knows this tactic.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Unfortunately, its weaksauce is the inability to burrow through concrete, meaning the enemy can rather cheaply cover his entire base with concrete slabs, preventing the APC from surfacing.

Attack Buggy

Type: Vehicle
Role: Reconnaissance/Light Combat
Weapons: Machine Gun
Trained at: War Factory
The attack buggy is a small 4x4 unit, used by Nod for reconnaissance missions and against infantry. It carries a twin machine gun and is piloted by a single soldier.

  • Fragile Speedster: The Attack Buggy is quick enough to out-maneuver most vehicles, even faster than Wolverine, but its armour is less than stellar, so it should avoid direct hits from anti-tank weaponry.

Attack Cycle

Type: Vehicle
Role: Reconnaissance
Weapons: Missiles
Trained at: War Factory
It is the fastest land unit in the game and is armed with a rockets. The attack cycle has very weak armor and can even lose to a light infantry going 1 on 1, but its an ideal scout unit and works as anti-air over short ranges.

  • Badass Biker/Cool Bike: These are motorbikes with rocket launchers attached to them. Also watch this.
  • Fragile Speedster: The Attack Cycle is Nod’s fastest ground unit. Unfortunately, their lack of any armour means that they are not effective in prolonged combat situations.

Tick Tank

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Assault/Base Defense
Weapons: 90mm Cannon
Trained at: War Factory
Nod's main battle tank, replaced the light tank from the First Tiberium War, with attention paid to their armor and attack power. While it was cheap and fast, it was surprisingly overpowered by GDI Titans on one-on-one battle, but its cost gave Nod the opportunity to build more and faster.

  • Dual Mode Unit: Can burrow half underground and turn into an immobile turret (and undeploy into a tank again, if necessary) to increase its defenses, making it harder to kill .
  • Tank Goodness: Its burrowing ability offers the player a stand-in for laser turrets, albeit one that is not as effective against infantry, but can be more freely emplaced since it does not require adjacent base structures. When deployed, Tick tanks become highly resistant to the Disruptor's sonic beam as well as the Mammoth Mk. II's railgun, making the Tick tank an effective counter to both units.

Weed eater

Type: Vehicle
Role: Resource Gathering
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory
Nod's harvester for collect the vein appendeges of a Veinhole. It works the same as a harvester does, just that it takes veins and not tiberium.

  • Worker Unit: Gathers vein to processing into Chemical missile payloads.

Mobile repair vehicle

Type: Vehicle
Role: Field Support
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory
The MRV is an important unit to Nod. Because the brotherhood lacks a repair facility, it compensates by having a mobile vehicle with an extended arm to repair forces. Unlike the service depot, the MRV can repair units in the field far from your own base and without any cost. This unit has all the tools necessary to make full repairs on any vehicle, but has no weapons to defend itself.

Mobile Stealth Generator

Type: Vehicle
Role: Field Support
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory
A nice addition to Nod's covert forces, although a bit expensive, the Mobile Stealth generator does what its name says. While undeployed, it can travel in the field as any other vehicle. If it deploys, it creates a small cloak field able to keep you forces cloaked from enemies.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: In contrast with Mobile Gap Generator in Red Alert, is quite useful, because while the range is limited, it still covers quite a bit of land, is cheaper than the stationary building, takes less space and doesn't cost any power. However, it's only somewhat practical against human players (and then, they can simply shoot the ground with force fire and a AoE effect attack, which stands a reliable chance of hitting something) as the AI has an auto-radar that reveals all of your units, even if they're cloaked.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Mobile Stealth Generator is exactly what the name says - deployable, though smaller Stealth Generator which cloaks anything nearby with smaller radius than the "mother device" itself. Despite the fact it's weaker, it is great way to cloak further sectors of the base, captured structures or even stationed forces which are preparing for the assault.

Mobile artillery

Type: Vehicle
Role: Long-Range Bombardment
Weapons: 155mm Cannon
Trained at: War Factory
Armed with 155mm gun, Nod's artillery unit is longer ranged than before, but due to the massive recoil caused by firing, it must deploy before it can fire, and remains immobile until it is undeployed again. It is accurate over long distances and can take out infantry and vehicles well before they reach the unit.

  • Anchored Attack Stance: Unable to fire while moving, they were capable of deploying to gain a, quite frankly, ridiculous range. Before nerfs to their damage this range, along with their accuracy, made them flat-out Game Breakers.
  • Glass Cannon: Though a formidable foe at long range, the Artillery is lightly armoured in order to incorporate the needed targeting mechanisms.
  • Siege Engines: Can fire artillery shell at the enemy from quite a big distance.

Devil's Tongue subterranean flame tank

Type: Vehicle
Role: Combat Support
Weapons: Flamethrower
Trained at: War Factory
The Devil's Tongue is fast and its twin side-mounted flamethrowers are highly effective against enemy structures and infantry. Its tunneling abilities prove to be indispensable assets to the Brotherhood's war effort, capable of ambushing enemy infantry and burning structures.

  • Drill Tank: Devil's Tongue is equipped with piked rollers on the front, allowing it to quickly tunnel into the earth and bypass enemy defenses and fortifications.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: The Devil's Tongue main weapon is a pair of side-mounted flamethrowers.
  • Kill It with Fire: A lot of fire, as Devil's Tongue can make a lot of it.
  • Glass Cannon: Deadly to infantry and building, but few shot of anti-tank weaponry, and it gone.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: You don't want to be near something called a "Devil's Tongue".
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Unfortunately, its weaksauce is the inability to burrow through concrete, meaning the enemy can rather cheaply cover his entire base with concrete slabs, preventing the tank from surfacing.

Fist of Nod

Type: Vehicle
Role: Forward Unit Deployment
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory
The Fist of Nod is Nod's mobile war factory. It is built at a slightly cheaper price than an actual war factory and is able to deploy and start building vehicles anywhere.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: If the factory in question has to be locked down to use. Often, it can't be repaired without re-converting it into a truck.
  • Meaningful Name: It's name is a play off the Hand of Nod, although the Fist constructs vehicles rather than infantry. Also, since Vehicles are relatively stronger then Infantry, it could relate to the Fist (a punch) being stronger then the hand (a slap).
  • Mobile Factory: Fist of Nod is a massive vehicle based on mobile construction, the same technology used by MCV, that could deploy into an assembly line in order to produce vehicles from.

Cyborg Reaper

Type: Cybernetic
Role: Base Assault/Infantry Suppression
Weapons: Missile Launcher & Anti-Infantry Nets
Trained at: War Fatory
They are armed with a anti-infantry "web" that acts as a net and traps infantry, leaving them helpless. To deal with webbed infantry or vehicles, the cyborg reaper has 4 missiles that launch with some hitting random targets.

  • All Webbed Up: When attack infantry.
  • Arm Cannon: The cluster missile launchers on their arms.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: It is armed with a pair of multiple missile launchers effective against slow moving enemy vehicles and aircraft. These missile launchers fire a barrage of four missiles, which, though independently targeting and possessing reasonable firepower, have poor tracking capabilities and move relatively slowly.
  • Skull for a Head: The Cyborg Reaper comes pretty darned close to this. It's essentially a mutated human torso mounted in a spider-like four-legged chassis and armed with missiles and a net launcher. Its head is so disfigured that it almost literally looks like a skull. Seen here
  • Spider Limbs: The Cyborg Reaper appears to be a cyborg torso attached to an all-terrain walker base.
  • Spider People: A cyborg with spider lower torso.

Harpy

Type: Aircraft
Role: Close Air Support
Weapons: Chaingun
Trained at: Helipad
The basic air unit of the Brotherhood in Tiberian Sun, the Harpy is a pretty weak unit, though useful for taking out infantry or harassing other units. Since it is also invisible on the mini-map, it's useful as a decoy or distraction.

  • Gatling Good: The Harpy uses a powerful chaingun as a primary weapon, and is highly effective against infantry or light vehicles, however its effectivness is limited against armour and buildings.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Harpy was named after horrible half woman half bird flying monster from Greek mythology which harassed its enemies from the sky- a fitting name indeed, given its ability to harassing other units.

Banshee

Type: Aircraft
Role: Aerial Attack
Weapons: 2 Plasma Cannon
Trained at: Helipad
With some technology recovered from the Scrin Ship, Nod has developed the "Banshee" aircraft. It fires with twin plasma cannons and can destroy vehicles effectively.

  • Cutscene Power to the Max: One of the Nod FMVs depict a trio of these as easily taking down a Mammoth MK2 in a few shots.
  • Danger Deadpan: Banshee pilots, who upon being shot down will uttered a deadpan "Whoops".
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Banshee was named after a female spirit from the Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld - a fitting name indeed, given its weapons can send screaming plasmatic death towards its target(s).
  • Our Banshees Are Louder: Averted since the Banshee is a ground-attack aircraft (with plasma cannons).
  • Plasma Cannon: The Banshee is an advanced fighter craft armed with rapid fire plasma cannons.

Tiberium Wars

Militants

Type: Infantry
Role: Ground Combat
Weapons: Assault Rifle
Trained at: Hand of Nod
Down with GDI!

A large squad of rifle infantry, these squads are weak despite their numbers when faced against other early rifle based infantry, but can be upgraded with Tiberium Infusion and a Confessor from the Secret Shrine which increases overall effectiveness and allows the use of hallucinogenic grenades via Confessor.

  • Back from the Dead: Using Redemption suppot power allows Nod to resurrect deceased Militants into the Awakened.
  • Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: Militants are yellow zone natives hopped up on Nod Propaganda and possibly Tiberium-based drugs in hoodies and jeans, spouting typical anarchist rhetoric.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: In Kane's Wrath, Militants are given old Tib-War 2 era guns and armor, because while it may not be as fancy as GDI's various types of combat armor, it's still better than the hoodies and AK's normal militia are armed with.
  • Cannon Fodder: More so than GDI riflemen since unlike before they're weaker than their GDI counterparts.
  • Cool Helmet: Militants in-game model in Kane's Wrath.
  • Firing One-Handed: While looking them closly when they are attacking, they seem to use one hand only to fire their rifles, unless they are in a crouching position near a structure, in which case they will hold their rifles with both hands.
  • In the Hood: Militants in-game model in Tiberium Wars. Kanes Wrath gives them old Tib-War 2 era armor.
  • Mildly Military: Their overall design, especially in Tiberium Wars.
  • No-Sell: Tiberium Infusion upgrade improves Militant health and makes them immune to the damage they normally get from standing in Tiberium.
  • Reckless Gun Usage: Sometimes while idling, they look straight down the barrel of their rifle, a reflection of their poor training.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Confessor upgrade adds a stronger, more damaging squad member with a machine gun and Hallucination Grenades that cause enemy infantry squads hit to shoot at each other. This turns Militants into a cheap but very strong anti-infantry unit.
  • Zerg Rush: While they are usually very poorly trained compared to GDI riflemen squad, they are the cheapest unit to completely arm and train in the conflict-not to mention the squad size of the unit is the largest of all infantry units in the game.

Confessor Cabal

Type: Infantry
Role: Ground Combat
Weapons: Mingun/Particle Beam & Hallucinogenic Grenades
Trained at: Hand of Nod
The Hand becomes the fist!

The confessor are infantry can be added to Militant and Militant Rocket squads via the upgrade purchased at the Secret Shrine. He is armed with a rifle and hallucinogenic grenades which can make enemy infantry attack each other, and also raises the effectiveness of the Militant and Rocket squads. In Kane's Wrath the Confessor cabals can be built by the Black Hand as their basic infantry, capable of taking on a GDI Rifle squad despite being slower.

  • Badass Preacher: These lethal infantry, while inherently slow due to their heavy armor and weaponry, are capable of mowing down most of their counterparts with ease, as well as providing important leadership to nearby infantry.
  • Elite Mooks: The Confessors are better than all other factions starting infantry with the possible exception being the Awakened. They can be further upgraded with the Black Disciple, who also benefits from the purifying flame upgrade. In addition, the particle beam rifles the Confessors can be upgraded with can make short work of enemy infantry. To top it off, they are reasonably cheap. With all upgrades bought, they are perhaps the most versatile basic infantry unit; they are excellent against enemy infantry, can be good against structures with the Black Disciples upgrade, and can do more respectable levels of damage to vehicles than most equivalent units. Additionally, infantry of the player that controls them gain defense and firepower bonuses from standing near them, although this bonus does not stack. Particle beams make them so lethal that they can beat Zone Troopers (which cost three times as much as they do) squad-for-squad.
  • Hate Plague: Their hallucinogenic grenades, which cause any infantry caught in their area of effect (including friendlies) to attack their own allies. Unfortunately, it doesn't affect vehicles.
  • Incendiary Exponent: When upgrade with Black Disciple.
  • Mook Commander: "Confessor" in Tiberium Wars are upgraded for Nod's Militant squads who will improve the combat power of not only the squad's members, but all nearby units.
  • The Political Officer: Confessors serves as these for Nod. They serve both as intelligence and religious officers, guiding and educating Militants in the field. In-game, Confessors are an upgrade: they increase the Milita squad's effectiveness.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Their Particle Beam rifles when upgrade.

Awakened

Type: Cybernetic
Role: Ground Combat
Weapons: Chainguns & EMP
Trained at: Hand of Nod
Silent, devoted.

Available only for the Marked of Kane subfaction, Awakened are cyborgs that come in groups of three with welded machine guns on the left arm and an EMP cannon on their right arm. They are the most powerful basic infantry and can also take on light armor with their EMP blasters. Unlike the cyborgs from Tiberian Sun, the Awakened can be crushed and are susceptible to snipers and flame weapons.

  • Arm Cannon: Awakened are armed with an EMP cannon implanted in their right arm and a heavy machine gun grafted onto their left.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Hard to tell given the view from far away, Awakened armor seem to be issued with an abdominal cutout in the sidebar icon and concept art.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Subverted. Unlike Cyborgs in Tiberian Sun, they retain all of their free will. Fortunately for the Brotherhood, they are also fanatically loyal to Kane.
  • Cyborg: Awakened is a heavily armed and armoured cyborg created to fulfill Kane's will. The Awakened are of a more advanced design than the Second Tiberium War cyborg, and serve as the basic infantry of the Marked of Kane.
  • Elite Mooks: Awakened are the product of years of cybernetics research by the Brotherhood. Gathered from the ranks of the fallen and equipped with upgraded armor, machine guns, and EMP launchers, a full Awakened squad is the strongest basic infantry unit. Utterly devoted to Kane,, the Awakened are capable servants for the Marked of Kane.
  • EMP: These units can use their EMPs to disrupt enemy vehicles or structures for a short time. Awakened primarily use these to temporarily halt an armoured advance, while letting units better suited to anti-vehicle operations to destroy the immobilised vehicles. They also aren't affected by it, making them less vulnerable than their predecessors to the weapon.
  • Wave Motion Gun: If a Marked of Kane commander has access to Black Hand Charged Particle Beams, Awakened will switch to firing a green energy beam that lowers their overall damage per second, but adds 20% more range and makes them more effective against vehicles.

Militant rocket squad

Type: Infantry
Role: Anti-Air/Anti-Armor
Weapons: Airburst Rockets
Trained at: Hand of Nod
If it moves, kill it!

These two rocket soldiers are the Brotherhood's main anti-tank and anti-air infantry. As with the standard Militants, they can be upgraded with Tiberium Infusion (Nod and Marked of Kane) and a Confessor (Nod) or a Black Disciple (Black Hand). Note: Added squad members from upgrades will not attack within the same range as the rest of the squad, so if the player wishes to get the most out of the squad they must manually move them in.

  • Anti-Air/Anti-Vehicle: Their role is to pull double duty as Anti-Air and Anti-Tank units with their rocket launchers.
  • Back from the Dead: Using Redemption suppot power allows Nod to resurrect deceased Militants rocket squad into the Awakened.
  • Elite Mooks: Compared to regular Militants. Rocket Squads are selected from Militants with combat experience or training, given actual uniforms, and more standardized weapons.
  • In the Hood: The rocket squads are easily recognizable by their red ponchos with Nod's emblem, along with red hoods and white scarfs covering their faces.
  • No-Sell: Tiberium Infusion upgrade improves Militants rocket squad health and makes them immune to the damage they normally get from standing in Tiberium.
  • Shoot Everything That Moves: One of the "select" quotes for Militant Rocket Squads is "If it moves, kill it!". While not an exact quote, it's still very similar.

Fanatics

Type: Infantry
Role: Suicide Attack
Weapons: High Explosives
Trained at: Hand of Nod
Honor and death!

A squad of 5 Nod suicide bombers are cheap, fast and highly efficient against structures and vehicles when used correctly. They are not particularly a problem in general since they usually fall to defenses and other anti-infantry units quite easily. Shadow Teams can more effectively do their job on structures (and without dying) so Fanatics come in more handy against Harvesters than anything else. They can be upgraded with Tiberium Infusion, increasing movement speed and negating Tiberium damage, allowing them to approach Harvesters and Refineries more easily.

  • Action Bomb / Suicide Attack: Fanatics are suicide bombers hopped up on Tiberium infusions and religious zeal.
  • Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: Even more so than regular Militants.
  • Fearless Fool: Cannot be suppressed by enemy fire.
  • No-Sell: Tiberium Infusion upgrade improves Fanatics health and makes them immune to the damage they normally get from standing in Tiberium.

Enlightened

Type: Cybernetic
Role: Heavy Combat
Weapons: Particle Beam Cannon & EMP Emitter
Trained at: Hand of Nod
Kane is the light.

The Enlightened are cyborgs that come in groups of three, armed with charged particle beams which can be upgraded with Supercharged particle beams and also possess an EMP blaster identical to that of the Awakened. Compared with other advanced infantry (such as Zone troopers) they have considerably less armor. The Enlightened is only available for the Marked of Kane faction.

  • Artificial Limbs: Can be upgrade with one, increase their speech.
  • Arm Cannon: Each Enlightened is armed with a particle beam cannon mounted on their left arms, with an EMP cannon mounted on their right arms.
  • Cyborg: Enlightened are Marked of Kane elite support cyborgs, armed with more powerful particle beam weapons.
  • Cyber Cyclops: A distinctive cross-shaped eye.
  • Elite Mooks: The Enlightened are equivalent to GDI's Zone Trooper and Zone Raider, and the Scrin's Shock Trooper and Ravager, at the same price per squad and used in similar roles. They are excellent against vehicles and structures, while only the Zone Raider and Ravager are good against infantry. The Enlightened are faster, however, especially with the cybernetic legs upgrade, matching the Ravager's speed.
  • EMP: Although Enlightened are not as powerful as Zone Troopers and Shock Troopers, they compensate with their EMP grenades which can disable vehicles and buildings for around 20 seconds.
  • Robo Speak: Subverted. Unlike the Awakened, they seem to have retained a very small shard of their human personality, as their voices sound more human and their quotes indicate so.
  • Super Soldier: They are extremely tough, unflinchingly loyal cyborgs built from corpses. They can paralyze vehicles with EMP guns, or just blast the hell out of them with their particle beams. Upgrade their cannons and give them cybernetic legs, and you have squads of lightning bruisers. Due note that are still weaker than GDI's Zone Troopers, they're better used for their EMP grenades.

Shadow Team

Type: Infantry
Role: Infiltration and Demolition/Artillery Spotting
Weapons: Silenced Pistols & Demolition Packs
Trained at:
In silence.

The Shadow Teams consist of squads of four soldiers equipped with hang-gliders and dual pistols. They are permanently stealthed both when flying or on the ground, and can decimate any infantry unit (even commandos) easily. They can also attach bombs to structures, causing heavy damage, but normally not enough to destroy the building. In Kane's Wrath the shadow team has been weakened slightly and is given an ability to deploy a stealth artillery beacon which allow the Specters to bombard the area around the beacon.

  • Glass Cannon: Can kill most types of infantry in mere seconds, including commandos but only takes a few seconds to cut a shadow team down.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Can cloak themself when not moving.

Saboteur

Type: Infantry
Role: Infiltration and Usurpation
Weapons: None
Trained at: Hand of Nod
The Brotherhood has entrusted me...

Nod's version of the standard engineer, they can capture enemy buildings and repair any damage to the player's own. Saboteurs can also be used to commandeer destroyed enemy walker units, such as the Scrin Annihilator Tripods, Nod Avatar Warmechs, or GDI Juggernaut artillery walkers.

  • Artificial Limbs: The Marked of Kane sub-faction saboteurs can be enhanced with Cybernetic legs that make them faster, and thusly more capable of achieving their goals.
  • Booby Trap: Saboteurs can Booby Trap structures, causing them to explode when an enemy attempts to capture them. Booby Traps placed on Husks, tech structures, or bridges also kill the object to which they are attached. If enemy infantry attempt to garrison a building that has a Booby Trap on it, they are instantly killed.
  • The Engineer: Saboteurs can repair bridges and your buildings, capture enemy buildings.

Black Hand

Type: Infantry
Role: Combat Support
Weapons: Flamethrower
Trained at: Hand of Nod
One mission, one purpose!

Advanced infantry for Nod and Black Hand, the Black Hand flamethrower infantry come in squads of 6 and are very effective against infantry, buildings, and light vehicles. They can also clear out garrisoned buildings. In Kane's Wrath, they are more powerful and more heavily armored.

  • Badass Boast: Almost everything they say.
    • "The Black Hand has arrived!"
    • "The Black Hand is in control!"
    • "They cannot hide from the Black Hand!"
    • "It is ours to take!"
    • "We are the Chosen!"
    • "They will fear us!"
  • Cool Helmet: Black Hand wear helmets with three horizontal visors.
  • Doom Troops: Black Hand troopers are usually wearing ornate black-and-red Powered Armor and wielding a flamethrower.
  • Elite Mooks: These elite infantry are trained to almost superhuman levels of endurance and bear large flamethrowers into battle to strike fear into their enemies.
  • Kill It with Fire: Their primary weapon is a powerful flamethrower that are good against infantry and structures, but do little damage against most vehicles such as heavy tanks, so the best method of countering them is to use any vehicle with anti-infantry capacity. Furthermore, they are capable of instantly clearing garrisoned buildings. Their flamethrowers are quite effective against light vehicles if under prolonged fire though. With the Purifying Flame upgrade, however, light vehicles and even tanks are at grave risk.
  • Made of Iron: Ridiculously durable. Each Black Hand unit actually has twice the health of a Zone Trooper or Shock Trooper while costing less and coming in larger groups.
  • Splash Damage: Their flamethrowers deal splash damage - any structure or unit caught in the cone of flame will take also take damage.
  • Videogame Flamethrowers Suck: As part of Crippling Overspecialization they can't attack air units but they are capable of instantly clearing garrisoned buildings. Their flamethrowers are quite effective against light vehicles if under prolonged fire though. Completely averted with the Purifying Flame upgrade, however, light vehicles and even tanks are at grave risk.

Tiberium trooper

Type: Infantry
Role: Combat Support
Weapons: Liquid Tiberium Sprayer
Trained at: Hand of Nod
Tiberium is our ally.

The Tiberium Troopers are units equiped with high-pressure liquid Tiberium dispersion tanks and cybernetic enhancements. They are only available for the Marked of Kane faction and replaced Black Hand. They also have an ability called Covered in Goo which slows down the enemy units while they are being fired upon. Compared with Black hand infantry, they are stronger against infantry but weaker against vehicles (especially compared to Black Hand with the Purifying Flame), and considerably weaker when targeting structures.

  • Artificial Limbs: Can be upgrade with Cybernetic legs to move faster.
  • No-Sell: Naturally, their suits also allow them to walk into Tiberium fields without taking any damage.
  • Poisoned Weapons: Tiberium Troopers wield a toxic liquid Tiberium sprayer that is lethal to infantry and structures and slows down enemy vehicles.

Nod Commando

Type: Infantry
Role: Special Forces
Weapons: Laser Pistol & Demolition Packs
Trained at: Hand of Nod
Nice day for a kill.

Nod's most advanced infantry unit. While effective against infantry, her primary strength lies in the ability to destroy buildings and walkers with special explosives. She is also stealthed when not moving. In Kane's Wrath the Black Hand is able to build two commandos at heroic veteran status.

  • Action Girl: Their laser pistols quickly shred squads of infantry, while their C4 charges make short work of walkers and structures, though they are suppressed for 1 second after using them. Furthermore, Commandos carry portable stealth generators that allow them to slip into enemy installations undetected to wreak havoc.
  • Amazon Brigade: All Nod Commando are female.
  • Armor Is Useless: Has as much health as her GDI counterpart despite wearing less protection than standard infantry, which is to say, she's completely unarmored.
  • Bond One-Liner
    • "So easy..."
  • Eyepatch of Power: Her sidebar icon.
  • Invisibility Cloak: While GDI commandos have jump packs that enable them to cross impassible terrain, Nod commando's have portable stealth generators that render them invisible to the enemy while stationary. To respect the Black Hand's stance on optic camouflage, however, these commandos choose not to use their stealth generators.
  • Non-Combat EXP: To compensate for their lack of stealth technology, the Black Hand's Commando emerge on the battlefield fully promoted. Ironically, the Black Hand can field more of these lethal women than other Nod factions, with up to two available at any one time.
  • One Woman Army: Along with the GDI Commando, the Nod Commando is capable of killing entire swaths of infantry and destroying innumerable amounts of buildings and walkers if left unchecked.

Attack bike

Type: Vehicle
Role: Reconnaissance/Anti-Armor/Anti-Air
Weapons: Missiles
Trained at: War Factory
This bike's ready!

It is armed with two anti-air missile launchers equal in power to a Rocket squad and can move across terrain very rapidly. It is the fastest land unit in the game. It is typically used in the early game to destroy Harvesters and to scout.

  • Anti-Air: Its missile has the reach to hit aircraft, allowing Attack bike to also serve as an anti-air unit.
  • Badass Biker/Cool Bike: These are motorbikes with rocket launchers attached to them.
  • Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: Can be upgrade with Tiberium core missiles, with greatly increasing its penetrating power.
  • Fragile Speedster: n the game, the Attack Bike is the fastest scout vehicle available. Its speed is unmatched and its dual rocket pods are deadly against ground and air vehicles. However, the tiny vehicle has virtually no armor and its destruction is guaranteed against heavier units.
  • True Sight: They can detect stealthed units in big radius around them.

Raider buggy

Type: Vehicle
Role: Light Combat
Weapons: Light Machine Gun
Trained at: War Factory
Let's go on a raid!

A quick scouting unit with a similar basic function as its previous incarnations in Tiberian Dawn and Tiberian Sun, the raider buggy comes equipped with a light machine gun effective against infantry. It can be upgraded to wield a laser as its weapon making it more powerful and more accurate (if you watch closely when it fires regular bullets, the gunner sometimes misses), and can additionally be outfitted with an electromagnetic pulse blast which will disable nearby enemy vehicles, but has a drawback in that the Raider itself can be affected by it.

  • Anti-Air: Its missile has the reach to hit aircraft, allowing Raider buggy to take on lightly armoured aircraft.
  • EMP: If EMP Coils have been upgraded, Raider Buggies can fire off a crippling burst of EMP that disables vehicles in the blast radius as well as the buggy itself for 10 seconds.
  • Fragile Speedster: The Raider buggy is quick enough to out-maneuver most vehicles but its armour is less than stellar, so it should avoid direct hits from anti-tank weaponry.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: When upgrade with Spitfire laser capacitors.
  • True Sight: Black Hand Raider buggies have stealth-detecting properties.

Reckoner

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Transport
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory
They'll have to reckon with me!

The Reckoner is an unarmed heavy transportation unit that can garrison 2 units inside, though they cannot fire out initially. The Reckoner can deploy into a attack bunker, which allows the infantry inside to fire out of it and gives a third infantry slot. Upon deploying the Reckoner cannot become mobile again.

  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: Isn't powerful like GDI Guardian APC, but is nonetheless very useful for ploughing through GDI Zone Troopers and other heavy units with its Dozer Blades, since it's much faster and durable that the Scorpion Tank.
  • Carfu: When upgrade with Dozer Blades, it will be able to clear mines and crush heavy infantry, such as Zone Troopers. It's also can permanently deploying into a frontline battle bunker, with can't be ungarrisoned, meaning that all troops inside the Reckoner will be absolutely safe from being expelled instantly by Buzzers, Grenadier Squads, Black Hands, Corrupters, Advanced Flame Tanks, or even Purifiers.
  • Defenseless Transports: It is completely unarmed and infantry can't fire from within it, until it deploys—at which point it becomes a permanent bunker.
  • Expy: The Reckoner is strikingly similiar in functionality to the Battle Bus from Zero Hour, with the exception that the Battle Bus cannot deploy into a bunker at will.

Scorpion tank

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Assault
Weapons: 150mm Cannon/Laser
Trained at: War Factory
Hit them hard!

Nod's light-to-medium tank, these vehicles can be upgraded to be mounted with a heavy laser turret, and additionally can be outfitted with a so-called 'dozer blade' which will allow it to run over heavily armored infantry such as GDI's zone troopers. This also allows it to crush hordes of Disintegrators without taking damage from explosions, and run through mine fields.

  • Frickin' Laser Beams: When upgrade with Spitfire laser capacitors.
  • Tank Goodness: This is Nod's main tank, quite fast but carries strong armour and a light cannon. With it's Laser Capacitor, the cannon is replaced with a laser turret on the back tread, rendering the original useless but with the Dozer Blade upgrade, it can push and clear mines and infantry.
  • Zerg Rush: Only cost 900 credit, it easy to spam them with large number.

Emissary

Type: Vehicle
Role: Forward Base Expansion
Weapons: None
Trained at: War Factory
I am the Emissary of Kane.

The Nod Emissary can be move to other parts of the map, allowing for the construction of outposts and expanding the base to new areas.

  • Continuity Nod: The holographic display on Emissary top displays the scene of Kane's return from Tiberian Sun.
  • Support Party Member: Emissary lack weapons, speed and armor. Therefor, it's easy prey for any enemies lurking nearby and can't be relocated once it's deployed. However, following deployment it gains the ability to detect stealthed units, provides a small area of construction space and can be repaired like any other building.

Flame tank

Type: Vehicle
Role: Base Assault
Weapons: Flame Nozzles
Trained at: War Factory
The flames will rise!

The flame tank returns to its original function as seen in Tiberian Dawn. The unit will unleash a massive torrent of flame which is highly effective against infantry, as well as potent in the damaging of structures. Flame tanks are to be one of the most effective units in the game for clearing out buildings that are being garrisoned by squads of enemy infantry.

  • Action Bomb: Explodes into a fireball if destroyed, damaging anything and anyone in close proximity.
  • Badass Boast: Usually has to do with fire and burning their enemies.
    • "Leave them in ashes!"
    • "Everything will burn!"
    • "Ashes will fall!"
    • "The fuel hungers..."
  • Kill It with Fire: When upgraded with Purifying flames (Black Hand) it's power is boosted to the extent that it now has greater anti-armor capabilities than a Scorpion tank, not to mention against infantry and structures. It can even be used to destroy tiberium fields that enemies may be using, depriving them of resources. Flame tanks can even be cloaked with the right support power, hidden until they suddenly pop up in the middle of the enemy base, reducing it to ashes with unparalleled speed.
  • Pyro Maniac: If reselected while in the middle of salvo, their responses include "Yes... YES!" and "It's beautiful..."
    • Let's not forget the: "PURGE THEM WITH FIRE, PURIFY THEM!!" and "UNLEASH THE GLORY OF THE FLAME" when they are told to attack an enemy.
  • Splash Damage: Their flamethrowers deal splash damage - any structure or unit caught in the cone of flame will take also take damage.

Beam cannon

Type: Vehicle
Role: Long-Range Bombardment
Weapons: Particle Beam Cannon
Trained at:
Directing energy beam.

The artillery unit of the Brotherhood of Nod, beam artillery is capable of outranging static base defenses and can additionally combine with each other's firepower for increased damage output on a single target. These units can also be combined with the Venom scout aircraft and the Obelisk of Light defensive structure, which will increase both its target range and its offensive power. They have weak armor and are relatively slow-moving, making them an easy target for Orcas and other such aircraft.

  • Combination Attack: Multiple Beam Cannons firing at the same target could combine their beams in order to produce a single beam with firepower greater than the sum of its parts. This powerful beam was especially strong against heavily armored structures and vehicles, such as Mammoth Tanks.
  • Damage Over Time: Making them are a poor choice for hit and run tactics.
  • Reflecting Laser: Beam Cannon could extend their effective range by reflecting its laser beam off mirrors which were mounted on the underside of Venom.
  • Siege Engines: The Beam Cannon is a lightly armored artillery piece that provides mobile long-range firepower to the Nod.

Specter artillery

Type: Vehicle
Role: Bombardment
Weapons: Artillery Cannon
Trained at: War Factory
They won't see us coming.

The Specter artillery is a stealth cannon artillery that remains cloaked until it fires. They can fire clear over defenses and cause massive splash damage, then disappear and retreat. By practicing this process, Specters can become extremely efficient. Some people use Specters to force attack an area outside their base, providing a deterrent and damaging all that come near. The Shadow Team can place a stealthed beacon on the map to allow the artillery to fire within the radius of the beacon.

  • Anchored Attack Stance: This is a dual-mode vehicle which is usually quite speedy and Invisibility Cloaked. But upon wanting to fire it anchors six spider-like legs into the ground, a process that takes several seconds, loses its invisibility cloak, and only then can it fire its massive cannon.
  • BFG: The entire chassis is built around a massive cannon, firing huge shells at obscene ranges which can decimate buildings with only a few rounds.
  • Invisibility Cloak: This vehicle is invisible when moving or stationary. It only reveals itself while firing.
  • Long-Range Fighter: They outrange other units and base defences and the Bombardment abilty allows them to fire at a designated location on the map that is within the line of sight of a stationary Shadow Team, but due to their minimum range they're weak in a direct fight.
  • Splash Damage: Their weapon deal splash damage - any structure or unit caught in the blast radius will take also take damage.
  • Siege Engines: One of Nod's nastiest surprises, the Specter is a highly mobile stealth artillery platform that fires a long-range artillery shell with significant splash damage.

Mantis

Type: Drone
Role: Anti-Air
Weapons: SAM Missiles
Trained at: War Factory
The Mantis is an anti-aircraft droid that is only available for the Black Hand sub-faction. It is equipped with anti-aircraft rockets, and is designed to replace the role of the Stealth tank in fighting off aircraft.

  • Anti-Air: The Mantis was designed specifically for anti-air defense to fill the gap left after Black Hand rejected stealth technology, including the Stealth tank.
  • Attack Drone: The Mantis is a anti-air droid available to the Black Hand.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Being a specialized anti-aircraft weapon, the Mantis can only fire upon aircraft in order to ensure maximum effectiveness, however, though it was still capable of crushing infantry.
  • Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: Can be upgrade with Tiberium core missiles, with greatly increasing its penetrating power.
  • Mecha-Mooks: They are AI controlled.
  • No-Sell: The Mantis, being a robotic vehicle, is immune to the Scrin's mind control technology. Strangely, it was deployed by the Black Hand despite its loathing of "soulless machines".
  • True Sight: They can detect stealthed units in big radius around them.
  • The Unintelligible: Being an entirely mechanical unit, the Mantis has no dialogue; it only acknowledges commands with electronic beeps and other such noises.

Avatar

Type: Combat Walker
Role: Heavy Assault
Weapons: Laser Cannon
Trained at: War Factory
To dust!

Nod's main battle walker. In comparison to its rivals (the GDI Mammoth tank and the Scrin Annihilator tripod), it is weak, though its laser is powerful, and has decent range. It's commandeer ability can be used on Nod Vehicles to snatch one of their features.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: Avatar's ability to absorb the powers of different Nod units by sacrificing them, which puts all your eggs in one admittedly powerful basket. You're probably better off just using the units themselves alongside the Avatar. The only really "practical" upgrade for the Avatar is cannibalizing an Attack Bike to provide your forces with a more resilient, albeit much slower detector.
  • Combining Mecha: It would literally rip pieces off of allied vehicles to upgrade itself; in the end you could have an invisible Giant Robot with dual lasers, with a flamethrower and stealth detectors for good measure. This is somewhat worse that it sounds, since not only do you have to sacrifice a unit for every Avatar you upgrade, it takes time and micromanagement away from a better purpose (like using your tanks AND Avatars to crush your enemies). It could be somewhat useful, however, if your opponent is also Nod, because you could make your Avatar stronger and instantly destroy their vehicles.
    • It's strong armor does make up for the traditional NOD weakness where their tools can dish out the pain but can't take it. Of course multiplayer is too fast paced to ever get the upgrades done but in the campaigns you can just turtle up until you are ready to unleash the unstoppable mecha goodness.
  • Cannibalism Super Power: It's special ability is that it can rip the weapons out of certain other Nod vehicles and use them. Normally, it's your own units, but if your opponent is playing Nod too you can use theirs.
  • Cyber Cyclops: Avatar are the epitome of this concept, although some could say they have in fact seven eyes, just the other six are in the chest, yet, they have a really dark badass look and just one glowing red eye in the head.
  • Do Not Run with a Gun: Cannot fire on the move.
  • Fake Balance: Avatars were originally balanced at about 3000 credits a pop, a reasonable price considering just how durable the things are compared to Nod's otherwise relatively weak forces and place in the Faction Calculus. This was reduced to 2200 and both their Health and Damage were buffed by 25% on top of that, making Avatars obscenely cost-effective, being superior to both GDI's Mammoth and Scrin's Annihilator.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: That based on the Obelisk laser.
  • Humongous Mecha: So tall it's can crush most non tier 3 units.
  • Invisibility Cloak: When upgrade with Stealth tank's Stealth generator, which provides stealth when not moving.
  • Kill It with Fire: When upgrade with Flame tank's flamethrower, somewhat eliminate the drawback of being bombed by Commandos or Anti-Armor infantry.
  • True Sight: When upgrade with Attack bike's stealth detector.
  • Useless Useful Spell: The Avatar's scavenge ability, which destroys a friendly unit to get an upgrade, too bad the upgrades are woefully underpowered (it's too slow for the passive abilities to be any use, and the weapons it can get don't do enough damage).

Purifier

Type: Combat Walker
Role: Heavy Assault
Weapons: Laser Cannon & Flamethrower
Trained at: War Factory
It shall rain ash!

The Purifier is the predecessor to the Avatar, which is available only to the Black Hand sub-faction. It comes equipped with a flamethrower and a laser cannon, but unlike the Avatar it cannot commandeer technology. However, it can be upgraded with purifying flames which allow it to raze an entire base in a few seconds, provided that it can get inside without being attacked.

  • Cyber Cyclops: Purifier are the epitome of this concept, although some could say they have in fact seven eyes, just the other six are in the chest, yet, they have a really dark badass look and just one glowing red eye in the head.
  • Do Not Run with a Gun: Averted, they can fire their flames while moving.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: That based on the Obelisk laser.
  • Humongous Mecha: So tall it's can crush most non tier 3 units.
  • "Instant Death" Radius: Once they get the Purifying Flame upgrade, you do not want to even get close to them. Even Mammoths won't last long under their flames.
  • Kill It with Fire: While its weaponry is weaker than that of the Avatar and it lacks the customization options of the newer walker, Purifiers come equipped with a shoulder-mounted flamethrower that automatically targets anything nearby.
  • Mook Commander: Purifiers provide leadership to nearby infantry, giving them a bonus of 50% rate of fire increase, 25% armor increase, and making them 50% harder to suppress.
  • Super Prototype: Sort of. It's not as advanced as the Avatar mech proper, but it's way better at killing anything that gets close to it.
  • Video-Game Flamethrowers Suck: Haha, nope. The fact that their flamethrower can fire while walking makes them immune to Commando's attempt to attach C4 to them. And once they get the Purifying Flame upgrade, their short range is offset by the fact that they become "Instant Death" Radius incarnate, capable of taking down Mammoth Tanks within moments.

Redeemer

Type: Heavy Combat Walker
Role: Heavy Assault
Weapons: Laser Cannon
Trained at: Redeemer Engineering Facility
Onward to victory!

The Redeemer is Nod's Epic unit which is armed with an obelisk-derived tri-part laser, and dual shoulder-mounted weapon customization slots. It's comes with two garrison slots, which can be permanently garrisoned.

Of the Epic units, its triple laser has the best damage output and rate of fire, coupled with it having the best forward armor, makes it the best in one-on-one engagements, infantry garrisons not withstanding. It has however also the most vulnerable to getting swamped by large groups of units since its has the least health of the three, can only fire at one target at time with no splash damage, and weaker side and read armor.

  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: To further increase its already immense firepower, Redeemer can permanently garrisoned by two infantry squads.
  • Badass Boast:
    • "The Redeemer has risen!"
    • "I will crush them all"
  • Cyber Cyclops: Redeemer are the epitome of this concept.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: The Redeemer was armed with a long-range tri-part laser derived from the Obelisk of Light. The laser basically split into 3 beams that were capable of sweeping a small area to lay waste to squads of infantry, providing it a certain amount of effectiveness against infantry, although it's only marginal and since infantry spreading out can usually minimized casualties.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: The Redeemer was designed specifically as a countermeasure to the MARV. Its main gun deals the most damage of any of the Epic Units, and it has better forward armor than the MARV does. This does in fact allow it to win in a one-on-one engagement, not taking infantry garrisons into consideration.
  • Hate Plague: Can cause enemy units to go into a rage; attacking anything within sight (including their allies); but only after they finish off their current target first.
  • Humongous Mecha / Spider Tank: It's basically a giant Avatar with a Cyborg Reaper's legs.
  • Kill It with Fire: When garrisoning by Black Hand, though for balancing purposes it doesn't get the Purifying Flame upgrade.
  • Regenerating Health: When garrisoning by Saboteur. This considered a more useful option for it than the other Epic units because none of the Nod factions have any other way of repairing it besides bringing it back to their base.

Venom Patrol Craft

Type: Aircraft
Role: Patrol/Close Air Support
Weapons: Autocannon/Laser
Trained at: Air Tower
Venom craft ready for liftoff.

A fast air unit with a similar basic function as its helicopter predecessor, the Harpy, the Venom scout aircraft is armed with a machine gun effective against infantry, and is able to use a mirror to increase the range of Nod's Beam Cannon artillery. It can be upgraded with a signature generator to make additional radar signatures and thus confuse the enemy to believe that he is facing dozens of Venoms. Unlike its predecessors, the Venom doesn't need to reload at the air tower.

  • Anti-Air: It worth noting that the Venom is capable of engaging airborne targets, making it useful as anti-air protection for ground forces or bases, particularly when upgraded with laser capacitors (or Supercharged Particle Beams for the Marked of Kane). Since GDI aircraft are not known for their durability the Venom's lack of major power is not a problem. Scrin aircraft, however, may be more problematic, especially the Stormrider and the fighters of the Planetary Assault Carrier.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Doesn't need to land for rearming and doesn't occupy a slot in an Air Tower.
  • Cool Plane: The standard Nod patrol craft, Venoms detect stealth and are equipped with an anti-infantry machine gun that can also hit aircraft. They are inexpensive and lethal to infantry, particularly when upgraded. In addition, they can work with friendly Beam Cannons to unleash devastation across the battlefield.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: When upgrade with Spitfire laser capacitor.
  • Future Copter: The fighter possesses an extremely aerodynamic shape and two VTOL engines on articulated mounts on its sides; as such, it somewhat resembles the original ORCA Assault Craft fielded by GDI during the First Tiberium War.
  • Mirrors Reflect Everything: It can also providing targeting data for the Beam Cannon units operating in the field, allowing them to bounce their beams off of mirrors the Venom carries on its underside. With multiple Venoms working in tandem, a 'beam relay' can be set up that allows beam artillery units to engage targets from far beyond their sight range, though the gunships themselves are highly vulnerable.
  • True Sight: They can detect stealthed units in big radius around them. Unlike the A-15 Orca, the Venom's stealth detection is permanently active.
  • Zerg Rush: It built rather quickly at a low cost, making massed Venoms a common sight early in a battle.

Vertigo Bomber

Type: Aircraft
Role: Aerial Attack
Weapons: High-Yield Bombs & Rear-Facing Guns
Trained at: Air Tower
Vertigo flight check complete.

The Brotherhood of Nod uses Vertigos as a more powerful version of their old Banshees. These batwing bombers are stealthed at all times, except for when dropping its single massive bomb at the enemy. Compared with the Firehawk's bombs, its do more damage to vehicles while the Firehawk's are designed to kill buildings. The craft also has a rear AA turret, enabling it to fend off attacking aircraft from its slower self. However, this AA turret is extremely weak in damage. It is also capable of using Disruption Pods, which manually used allows it to stealth any unit in the area of the pod dropped in.

  • Cool Plane: Vertigos sacrifice speed and a flexible loadout for high firepower and stealth. They are good at evading anti-air until it is too late to counter them, and can withstand a moderate amount of anti-aircraft fire, though not a lot. Their stealth makes them very good at not just harassing poorly defended base structures, but enemy units in the field that don't have much anti-air protection or stealth detection with them.
  • Glass Cannon: Their bombs do a lot of damage and have a large blast radius but the Vertigo Bombers suffer from slow speed and average armor, so if they are intercepted or encounter a decent amount of anti-air fire upon detection they can be easily brought down.
  • Invisibility Cloak: This aircraft is invisible when moving or stationary. It only reveals itself while firing. The Vertigo can also upgrade to launches a small cloaking pod onto the designated segment of the ground, or onto a unit or a structure.

Carryall

Type: Aircraft
Role: Aerial Transport
Weapons: None
Trained at: N/A
Carryall, got the mission.

An aerial VTOL transport, the Nod Carryall can be called in to airlift infantry and vehicles when the Air Tower is constructed. As its GDI counterpart, the Carryall is slow and vulnerable.

  • Drop Ship: If an Air Tower is deployed, most Nod unit can call in a Carryall for pickup for a small fee of $200.
  • Future Copter: These VTOL aircrafts are equipped with four engines on rotatable mounts, providing lift and thrust (they aren't, however, turbofan engines, making them unrelated to the ORCA aircraft technology).
  • Irony: It adopted the Orca Carryall's design in Tiberian Sun.

    Scrin Units 

All units

  • Heal Thyself: All Scrin units slowly regenerate heals in Tiberium fields and effective radius of Corruptors. Their aircraft, in other hand, heals in Ion storms
  • The Unintelligible: With the exception of Cultist, all Scrin units only speak in growls, snarls and grunts.

Buzzers

Type: Unknown
Role: Anti-Infantry
Weapons: Razor Blades
Trained at: Portal or Buzzer Hive
Buzzers are essentially a swarm of flying razors that can quickly shred infantry, but are ineffective against anything else (though in enormous quantities thay are eventually able to take on the most basic of armor, but prove too much of a loss and is quite time consuming). Buzzers have the ability to 'combine' with Scrin vehicles and clear enemy garrisoned structures.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Rather than actual units, Buzzers is a whirlwind of razor blades that slice and shred infantry into what GDI forces call, a pile of wet flesh on the floor.
  • Bee Bee Gun: They function as anti-infantry, but instead of stinging, they rip them to shreds like buzzsaws.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: They are able to instantly kill other infantry, but are utterly useless against everything else.
  • Expy: Buzzers are somehwhat similar to attack dogs from the Red Alert series in the sense that both can instantly kill infantry and can only attack in melee.
  • Fusion Dance: Can surround most ally vehicles (Scrin only) to provide antipersonnel defense.
  • Glass Cannon: Can instantly kill infantry but take a hit or two and they disappear.
  • One-Hit Kill: Any infantry attacked by Buzzers is killed instantly.
  • The Swarm: A fying cloud of razor-sharp objects or lifeforms guided by some malevolent purpose: namely to slice through all types of infantry.
  • Zerg Rush: Cost only 200 credit, it easy to mass produced them number.

Disintegrators

Type: Infantry
Role: Ground Combat
Weapons: Plasma Cutter
Trained at: Portal
While Disintegrators are used mainly as antiarmor units and can deal horrific damage to their intended targets, they have similar success in the antipersonnel role. They're trained in squads of six and their weapon appears to be some kind of energy beam (claims range from plasma torch to phaser) and can quickly destroy light and medium vehicles when they concentrated their fire on a single target. They can move fairly quickly and cause damage to vehicles heavy enough to crush them.

  • Anti-Vehicle: The primary role of Disintegrators is as a close-range anti-armor unit for the Scrin.
  • Hollywood Acid: When crush, they expel an extremely caustic acid that inflicts damage to vehicle that run them over. Only Scorpion tanks and Reckoner APCs upgraded with Dozer Blades renders death damage ineffective.

Assimilator

Type: Infantry
Role: Infiltration and Usurpation
Weapons: None
Trained at: Portal
Assimilators are the Scrin equivalent of engineers. They are stealthed when not moving. They can repair buildings, capture enemy structures, and recover walkers much like their GDI and Nod counterparts.

  • Invisibility Cloak: This unit is invisible when not moving or capturing a building.
  • The Engineer: Disintegrator can repair bridges and your buildings, capture enemy buildings.

Cultist

Type: Infantry
Role: Combat Support
Weapons: Telepathic Control
Trained at: Portal
The Cultist are implanted human slaves unique to the Traveler-59 army, with the ability to take control over any enemy unit that isn't airborne, a Commando, or an Epic unit. Since more than one can be built, it is possible that for a well-timed ambush, the entire enemy army can be brought under your control in under a second. Is also the only Scrin unit that talks.

  • Body Horror: Cultists are the mutated result of Traveler-59 experimentation on humans. Implanted with a Traveler-59 cranial parasite, Cultists now wield formidable psychic powers in the service of Traveler's Foremen and are capable of seizing all but the most powerful units.
  • Charm Person/The Hypnotoad: Cultist are capable of mind controlling enemy units that not epic units, aircraft, and buildings.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: The Cultist is human captured by Traveler-59 and turn into the host of a Prodigy parasite that fused to their brain.

Shock Troopers

Type: Infantry
Role: Base Assault
Weapons: Plasma Cannon
Trained at: Portal
Shock troopers come in groups of three when built. Normally they fire a shockwave-like projectile that able to take on vehicles but can upgrade to fire lasma discs and therefore able to fire at aircraft.

  • Anti-Air/Anti-Vehicle: Shock troopers are armed with a beam weapon by default, which is capable of taking on light human ground vehicles. When upgraded with plasma discs, they are even more dangerous and are able to attack aircraft.
  • Flash Step: When using Blink Pack ability, the selected Shock Troopers teleport to the target location with a groups of them teleport together, clumping up in the process. Traveler-59 shock troopers are automatically equipped with this ability.
  • Plasma Cannon: Plasma Disc Launchers upgrade provide Shock Troopers with additional firepower and allowing them to target aircraft.
  • Spider Tank: Walk on four legs.

Ravager

Type: Infantry
Role: Combat Support
Weapons: Tiberium Shards
Trained at: Portal
Ravager fires Tiberium shards grown from it's back to attack. Due to the fact that the Ravager is generally an under-used unit because of its cheaper, generally more powerful ally the Shock Trooper, the Ravager seems to be a last resort unit in a low credit stalemate in which the player wishes to have a go at the opponent's economy. Their ability, Tiberium Agitation, makes them more than capable of doing this job since it allows it to inflict heavy damage on any Tiberium-based unit or structure, with an accurate green beam that has a similar damage as Nod's Catalyst missile, except without the catalyst effect.

  • Hit-and-Run Tactics: The Ravager is one of the most anti-Tiberium units there are, and make good use of it. Use a small group of these, say about 5 or more, to take out a few harvesters and since these are relatively fast units, that can easily get away, recharge and then come back and cause some more havoc.

Mastermind

Type: Infantry
Role: Tactical Support
Weapons: Telepathic Control
Trained at: Portal
Scrin counterpart to human Commando, Mastermind has the ability to Mind control enemy units and structures as soon as it gets in range, except if they are Commandos or Epic units. However, care must be taken as the trail created by the mastermind as it keeps its connection to the captured object can be followed to the Mastermind's location.

  • The Hypnotoad: Mastermind are capable of mind controlling enemy units and building.
  • Mass Teleportation: Can teleport small groups of friendly units across chasms or into enemy bases but not itseft. This ability is apparently unhindered by the size of the unit being transported (even epic units can be transported this way). If the Mastermind can go into an Eradicator Hexapod, it grants the Eradicator's ability to teleport.

Prodigy

Type: Infantry
Role: Tactical Support
Weapons: Advanced Manipulator
Trained at: Portal
The Prodigy is the Traveler-59 counterpart of the Scrin Mastermind. It possesses all of the same characteristics except for a few new abilities. It can Area mind control a group of enemy units to allow the user to temporarily gain control of the captured units.

  • Flash Step: With a personal Blink pack, it can teleport anywhere in the battlefield.
  • The Hypnotoad: Prodigy are capable of mind controlling enemy units and building. The Prodigy can also temporarily seize groups of units.
  • Mass Teleportation: Can teleport small groups of friendly units across chasms or into enemy bases but not itseft. This ability is apparently unhindered by the size of the unit being transported (even epic units can be transported this way). If the Prodigy can go into an Eradicator Hexapod, it grants the Eradicator's ability to teleport.

Gun Walker

Type: Vehicle
Role: Light Combat/Anti-Air
Weapons: Energy Gun
Trained at: Warp Sphere
The gun walker is a vehicle armed with energy weapons which are anti-air and anti-infantry. It is the only basic anti-infantry vehicle that can crush infantry.

  • Anti-Air/Anti-Infantry: They carry a rapid-firing, but low-intensity energy weapon effective against infantry and aircraft.
  • Spider Tank: Like many other Scrin units, they resemble an enormous insect and moves around on six legs.

Shard Walker

Type: Vehicle
Role: Light Combat/Anti-Air
Weapons: Tiberium Shards
Trained at: Warp Sphere
The shard walker is a more powerful, slightly faster moving version of the Gun walker, that available to Reaper-17. It can also be upgraded with Blue shards to make it more powerful.

  • Anti-Air/Anti-Infantry: They carry a rapid-firing, but low-intensity energy weapon effective against infantry and aircraft.
  • Do Not Run with a Gun: Cannot fire on the move.
  • Mutant: Of the Gun Walker caused by excessive Tiberium infusion.
  • Spider Tank: Like many other Scrin units, they resemble an enormous insect and moves around on six legs.

Seeker

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Combat
Weapons: Plasma Disks
Trained at: Warp Sphere
The seeker is an hover tank armed with sensors to detect stealth, and plasma discs that are anti-air and anti-vehicle. The seeker cannot crush infantry, and is the weakest of its rivals.

  • Anti-Air/Anti-Vehicle: They are armed with plasma disc launchers (slightly weaker but similar to the stationary Photon Cannon) that are effective against vehicles (in particular light vehicles) as well as aircraft, but less effective against infantry.
  • Hover Tank: Essentially, it was a versatile hover tank can be used as a land scout, main battle tank, and anti-air.
  • True Sight: Only Scrin land unit that can detect stealthed units, and the only stealth detector available to Reaper-17.

Devourer tank

Type: Vehicle
Role: Armored Assault
Weapons: Proton Cannon
Trained at: Warp Sphere
The devourer tank is armed with a proton laser cannon which is effective against infantry and vehicles. The tank can consume Tiberium to super charge its cannon to power up the main cannon for a certain number of shots.

  • Charged Attack: Devourer Tanks can charge their weapons from nearby Tiberium fields or allied Extractors/Refineries, receiving a sizable boost in firepower represented by a green beam.
  • Fixed Forward-Facing Weapon: Unlike other Scrin armour, the Devourer appears designed after human heavy tanks, albeit without a turret, but with higher range and speed.
  • Hover Tank: Like Seekers, Devourers hover over the battlefield, but they are slower and more heavily armoured.
  • Tank Goodness: In terms of raw firepower the vehicle certainly stands up to Predator tanks, while consistently proving stronger than Scorpion tanks. They also have the longest range of any non-siege unit, able to fire upon human tank divisions well before they can respond, and when supercharged their range increases even further. Many Scrin Foremen exploit this advantage by firing on enemy tank divisions and moving back using their superior speed as the hostile tanks try to get within range. This tactic can destroy even Mammoth tanks and Avatar Warmechs if used properly.

Mechapede

Type: Vehicle
Role: Combat Support
Weapons: Tiberium Shards, Plasma Cutter, Plasma Disks
Trained at: Warp Sphere
The mechapede is a multi-segmented unit that can be upgraded with eight segments. It starts with the head segment, which is armed with an anti-armor laser similar to the one of the Disintegrator. The mechapede can be upgraded with segments for $100, with four varying types of weapons.

  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Can be equipped with a variety of different segments for different combat situations.
  • Segmented Serpent: It's customisable and quite useful since all of its pieces are armed.

Corrupter

Type: Vehicle
Role: Combat Support
Weapons: Liquid Tiberium Sprayer
Trained at: Warp Sphere
The corruptor sprays a corrosive Tiberium spray to attack. This spray proves effective in healing allied Scrin units and clearing garrisoned structures. It is fairly powerful against infantry, so-so against structures and not so good against armor.

  • Mook Maker: May create visceroids when it slays enemy infantry, with will attack their "parent" corrupter for a short time (causing no real harm), then come under its owner's control.
  • Mook Medic: The Corrupter is primarily useful for its spraying healing ability, which is cost-effective due to the vehicle's relatively low price.

Explorer

Type: Vehicle
Role: Forward Base Expansion
Weapons: None
Trained at: Warp Sphere
Explorers are bizarre, floating Scrin support vehicles that apparently work in much the same way as human Surveyors and Emissaries in that they allow the Scrin to establish ground control at a particular location.

  • Support Party Member: Explorer lack weapons, speed and armor. Therefor, it's easy prey for any enemies lurking nearby and can't be relocated once it's deployed. However, following deployment it gains the ability to detect stealthed units, provides a small area of construction space and can be repaired like any other building.

Annihilator Tripod

Type: Combat Walker
Role: Heavy Assault
Weapons: Energy Cannon
Trained at: Warp Sphere
The annihilator is a walker armed with three long range beam weapons on its tentacles, capable of engaging several targets at once. It is able to crush small vehicles and destroy most ground vehicles and structure. A shield upgrade is also available for this unit (not for Traveler-59).

  • EMP: It has a short range EMP blast which can shut units and buildings offline for a short time, but can be used again as soon as it wears off. For this reason, an Annihilator Tripod may single-handedly defeat an epic unit. For EMP to be used, the tripod must be close to the target, at which point the player must manually command the Tripod to attack the unit.
  • Expy: Tripods are basically Martian Walking Machines.
  • Humongous Mecha: So tall it's can crush most non tier 3 units.
  • Tripod Terror: While less durable than the Mammoth Tank and Avatar, it outguns them since it has multiple cannons (a Mammoth Tank will still beat it due to its armor).

Reaper Tripod

Type: Combat Walker
Role: Heavy Assault
Weapons: Energy Cannon
Trained at: Warp Sphere
The Reaper Tripod is the Reaper-17 version of the Annihilator Tripod. It is similar to the Annihilator except for its Conversion ability, which when in use makes it more powerful than its counterpart. It can be upgraded with Conversion reserves. Forcefields cost only 2/5 as much as Annihilator shields because it doesn't need to be applied to Devastators or Planetary Assault Carriers.

  • Charged Attack: Can absorb Tiberium to enhance its conversion beams, similar to the Devourer Tank. This weapon can be upgraded with Conversion Reserves to accommodate more Tiberium.
  • EMP: It has a short range EMP blast which can shut units and buildings offline for a short time, but can be used again as soon as it wears off. For this reason, an Reaper Tripod may single-handedly defeat an epic unit. For EMP to be used, the tripod must be close to the target, at which point the player must manually command the Tripod to attack the unit.
  • Humongous Mecha: So tall it's can crush most non tier 3 units.
  • Tripod Terror: An upgraded version of the already fearsome Annihilator Tripod, Reaper Tripods are even more dangerous thanks to Tiberium-charged weaponry that can even beat the Mammoth Tank.

Eradicator Hexapod

Type: Heavy Combat Walker
Role: Heavy Assault
Weapons:
Trained at: Warp Chasm
The Eradicator Hexapod is the epic unit for the Scrin. It has a Lifeform Recycling System which gives the player cash if an enemy unit is destroyed within the large radius of a Hexapod. The Hexapod is capable of assimilating maximum three units.

In terms of stats, its in the middle ground between the MARV and the Redeemer in terms of health and attack. Its plasma disks scatter about when fired causing some of the miss a target, but it allows it do more damage its multiple targets than the Redeemer. The ones that connect do more damage than the MARV's cannon, but less than the Redeemer's lasers.

  • Regenerating Health: When assimilates a Assimilator.
  • Useless Useful Spell: The resources given by its ability don't give nearly enough to affect a Scrin player's economy, thus most players find it to be the least useful Epic unit.

Stormrider

Type: Aircraft
Role: Air Superiority/Aerial Attack
Weapons: Plasma Cannon
Trained at: Gravity Stabilizer
Stormriders are fast attack aircraft armed with a plasma gun which is effective against aircraft and vehicles. Only four Stormriders can be built per Gravity Stabilizer. The Stormriders do not need to reload ammunition like GDI and Nod's aircraft.

  • Bottomless Magazines: Stormriders only return to the Gravity Stabilizer for repairs; their energy weapon can fire indefinitely without rearming.
  • Cool Starship: Stormriders are lethal, fast Scrin aircraft that can target both aircraft and ground units with fast-firing energy blasts. They often operate in small flocks to swarm their hapless targets. Stormriders have exceptional mobility for their health and are actually bolstered while operating in an Ion Storm.

Devastator Warship

Type: Spacecraft
Role: Long-Range Bombardment
Weapons: Plasma Disks
Trained at: Gravity Stabilizer
The Devastator Warship is a slow airborne artillery unit that is able to fire a row of plasma discs at enemy buildings and ground units at extremely long range.

  • Plasma Cannon: Resembling a gigantic floating lobster-like lifeform, every Devastator is armed with plasma disc batteries that possess an impressively long range.
  • Mighty Glacier: It's outrange all static base-defenses, does damage to a wide area and can devastate even Epic units but the speed is too slow.
  • Siege Engines: An airborne variation, Devastator Warships are long-ranged artillery ships that fire lethal volleys of "Zeus" plasma discs that can easily rain destruction on the most fortified bases.

Planetary Assault Carrier

Type: Spacecraft
Role: Aerial Assault
Weapons: None/Invader Fighters
Trained at: Gravity Stabilizer
The Planetary Assault Carrier is an airborne aircraft carrier which is able to carry eight fighters. It is also able to generate ion storms to damage nearby vehicles and structures, while enhancing capabilities of its own fighters and other Scrin aircraft nearby.

  • Airborne Aircraft Carrier: Though in its case its literally nothing more than an engine, a control system, and a long, narrow span connecting the two that is lines with dozens of drone fighters that swarm over anything they see. Powerful enough that it can challenge the other Tiberium Wars Game-Breaker, the GDI Mammoth Tank.
    • It actually has a rather good attack of its own, but most people overlook it. The thing can create an Ion Storm around it, giving it an immediate-area attack field. The storm also buffs up any other Scrin aircraft around it. The Mammoth stands no chance.
  • Attack Drone: It's Invader fighters, with can replace free of charge if lost.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Tends to have this rap in the C&C3 community. Very Expensive ($3000), slow, requires Tier 4 to build (while most heavy-duty units only need Tier 3), and it's fighter ships it launches can be neutralized by a competent anti-air effort. The Devastator Warship ($2400) is often a better choice overall, as it requires 1-less tier of technology, and it is a helpful artillery ship, but lacks anti-air offense.
  • Cool Starship: The menacing Planetary Assault Carriers are often the spearheads of a Scrin aerial assault, contributing swarms of Invader Fighters to any battle. The ability to generate Ion Storms and detect stealth units makes them even more valuable in any war fleet. Each Planetary Assault Carrier comes with 8 Invader fighters that can be deployed to destroy targets. Planetary Assault Carriers also regenerate lost fighters slowly over time.
  • True Sight: They can detect stealthed units in big radius around them.

Mothership

Type: Spacecraft
Role: Heavy Aerial Assault/Command and Control
Weapons: Catalyst Cannon
Trained at:
The Mothership is a slow aircraft able to fire a large Catalyst beam cannon; it can also charge all units and ground structures with explosive energy that detonates shortly afterwards—causing a devastating chain reaction that can annihilate whole bases. However, the ship is extremely slow and vulnerable to anti-air defenses. Only one Mothership can be deployed at a time.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: Can destroy and entire base in a single shot, but it takes 5,000 credits to deploy, has low armour, and moves very slowly. A common get-around tactic for this is to send the Scrin commando unit into an enemy base, find a building that gives the space to drop the building that calls the Mothership, then force-fire the Mothership's main gun on the building. Though the player loses a structure, the enemy base becomes rubble within seconds.
  • BFG: The Catalyst Cannon, which is so devastatingly powerful, that even MAR Vs and Redeemers as well as the Eradicator Hexapod (which can survive hits from superweapons) cannot withstand its firepower.
  • Cool Starship: The enormous Mothership is the largest air unit on any side and can literally obliterate any base with a single blast from its Catalyst Cannon due to the catalyst effect chaining from one structure to the next.
  • Expy: Of the Alien Warships from Independence Day.
  • Large and in Charge: Is even displayed as a HUGE blip on radar, making it very noticeable.
  • Mighty Glacier: Can destroy a a large city but pitifully slow (perhaps the slowest unit in the war) that even a Mammoth Mk.III can outrun it and take it down.
  • The Mother Ship: Well, duh.

Drone Ship

Type: Spacecraft
Role: Base Deployment
Weapons: None
Trained at: Gravity Stabilizer
The Drone Ship acts as the Scrin's Mobile Construction Vehicle. It deploys into the Drone platform, allowing its owner to build structures. It is also the first aerial MCV seen in the series. Despite being airborne, it still manages to find very rugged terrain difficult to cross.

  • Base on Wheels: Basically a aircraft that can build other Scrin buildings.
  • Mobile Factory: Their purpose is to build other Scrin structures.
  • Starting Units: Everyone Scrin player starts with an Drone Ship, they are necessary to facilitate base construction
  • Worker Unit: It is needed to build Scrin structures and losing the Drone Ship without being able to replace it usually means losing the game.


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