Advanced Guard Tower

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Advanced Guard Tower
Advanced Guard Tower
Faction GDI
Function Automated Defense
Armaments
  • Machine Guns x4
  • Rockets
Health 4800
Machine Gun
Projectile Type Bullet rounds
Projectile Speed 14000
Range 7000
Rate of Fire 0.15
Clip 60
Rocket
Projectile Type Explosive - Rocket
Projectile Speed 6000
Range 8000
Rate of Fire 2.7
Clip 1

The Advanced Guard Tower is one of the main Buildings of the Global Defense Initiative.

Appearance

The Advanced Guard Tower is a tall structure, with a tall antenna to it's side. The doors are usually located facing away from where enemy vehicles would enter the base.

The interior consists of a single little square area with 2 purchase terminals and a Master Control Terminal on the center of the wall facing the door.

Damage Table

Machine Gun

Base Damage Headshot Multiplier Kevlar Armor Multiplier Flak Armor Multiplier Lazarus Armor Multiplier Heavy Armor Multiplier Light Armor Multiplier Aerial Armor Multiplier Building Multiplier MCT Multiplier
10 x2.5 x0.7 x1.3 x1 x0.1 x0.1 x0.1 x0 x0

Full damage will be inflicted only if the target body is struck completely by the bullet.

Automated defenses cannot gain Veterancy.

Rocket

Base Damage Headshot Multiplier Kevlar Armor Multiplier Flak Armor Multiplier Lazarus Armor Multiplier Heavy Armor Multiplier Light Armor Multiplier Aerial Armor Multiplier Building Multiplier MCT Multiplier
220 x10 x1 x0.5 x1 x0.3636 x0.3636 x0.3636 x0 x0

Full damage will be inflicted only if the target body is struck completely by the rocket.

Automated defenses cannot gain Veterancy.

Function

The Advanced Guard Tower is the Advanced Base Defense for GDI. It is automated, firing upon enemies automatically. It fires a missile from it's top as soon as it detects an enemy, and rapidly fires bullets from it's hanging guns on all 4 corners as long as the enemy remains visible. It can always detect and fire upon cloaked stealth enemies. It becomes disabled if destroyed, or if the Power Plant is destroyed instead.

Strategy

Attacking

The front doors are usually facing away from the enemy vehicle entrance to the base, requiring vehicles to drive up to and around the structure to block the doors and fire upon the inside of it. The room is small so tank fire inside the door is fairly effective, yet it is very likely the enemy has laid Proximity C4 inside once your vehicle is destroyed. When right up against it's walls on the outside, it is less able to deal damage as it cannot fire easily below it.

In Flying maps, the structure has no ramps or other changes, and uses the identical structure in all maps.

Aside from bluntly attacking the base defense, other strategies include attacking other structures while safe behind cover, or attacking the Power Plant first to disable the Advanced Guard Tower for the rest of the fight, among other benefits.

After the building or the Power Plant is destroyed, infantry can much more freely infiltrate the base and roam around freely, as well as vehicles having open access, both limited only by the defense of the enemy players themselves.

Defending

In maps with Advanced Base Defenses, it's always suggested to use Proximity C4 to defend the small room inside, in case tanks dedicate to an attack and rush the front door.

When repairing, as long as the tanks don't dedicate to rushing the defense, the inside should be safe. When vehicles get to the door, it may be hard to keep the door closed as the room inside is so small, but definitely worth the effort. If refills are delayed and tanks start overwhelming repair units inside with damage, it may be worth to repair to keep each other alive until health refills are available.

Trivia

  • It is possible to step out and step back real quickly to trigger the missile to collide with a wall, giving a greater opening until the missile reloads.
  • The AGT scans enemies in the same way a Radar scans for objects in a certain radius. It does this relatively quickly, but it may sometimes happen that it does not fire it's missiles against enemies that only appear within it's line of sight for a very short period of time.

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