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Tank

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This article is about the Bugs' heavy unit. For the Cyborg armored vehicle, see Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
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Large mindless beings with a thick carapace and great strength. They are easily fooled or led around as they are slow and cumbersome. They are however capable of charging at great speeds, but with a severely limited turn radius.

Regular small arms fire will only be effective when attacking its exposed rear, but any ordnance available can easily damage these massive brutes.

Bugs Emblem.png Role Danger Weapons Resilience Armor
Tank High Claws High Heavy
Health Constitution Armor
Base Decay Base Decay Location Min Max
2100 0 0 0 default 1000 1500
back 45 45
Attacks Projectile

Power

Crit Explosion

Type

Explosion

Radius

Explosion

Damage

Ignore

Shields?

AP? Effects
Melee n/a n/a Direct 2.5 350 no no none
Anti-Personnel 2.5 350
Charge n/a n/a Direct 1.5 600 no no none
Anti-Personnel 2.0 600
Ground Stomp n/a n/a Direct 1.8 0 no no Knockdown
Anti-Personnel 4 0

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • Predominately found on medium level planets, Tanks spawn infrequently, emerging alone from underground wherever Scouts or Vanguards have raised an alarm to warn of a Helldiver's presence.
  • After spawning, Tanks will either attack nearby players by stamping on the ground, knocking Helldivers off their feet, before finishing them off with their claws; or attempt to crush more distant players by charging at speed and running them over. Anti-tank Stratagems (such as the RL-112 Recoilless Rifle or Railcannon Strike) are required to damage the Tank's thick armor, although there is an unarmored weak spot at the rear of the creature which Helldivers can target with conventional weapons instead.
  • As the Tank's normal movement speed is quite slow and its charges easy to predict, players can usually avoid attacks simply by sprinting around the beast or using the LIFT-850 Jump Pack to leap over it. This should allow time and space to target the Tank with the necessary weapons or Stratagems.
  • The TOX-13 Avenger will poison and slow Tanks, killing them over time. A well-aimed volley from the M-25 Rumbler will dispatch a Tank. Upgrading it to Mk3 unlocks the toxic grenades, which have a similar effect to the Avenger's toxic spray.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Enemies
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Bugs

Scout Vanguard Shadow Stalker Warrior Elite Brood Commander Impaler Tank Behemoth Hive Lord

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Illuminate

Observer Watcher Obsidian Observer Hunter Tripod Strider Apprentice Outcast Obelisk Illusionist Council Member Great Eye

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Cyborgs

Initiate 'Squadleader' Soldier Legionnaire Hound Grotesque Immolator Comrade Berserker Butcher Hulk Warlord Infantry Fighting Vehicle Siege Mech