Say Hello to the 95th Rifle Company, and get used to never having quite enough units to get the task done! Troops and vehicles are necessary for the player to partake in any kind of fighting at all. While the player's level increases by making use of buildings to produce goods (or by completing Missions), the army is there to help protect the player's Outpost.
Units are created in the buildings below. There is no maximum limit to the number of units that can be owned, and they do not impact your population. Each unit has its own requirements before they can be built, as well as an associated cost in resources in order to build one. When a unit is killed in battle, it will not be destroyed, but instead can be healed for a cost. Soldiers are healed at the Hospital and Vehicles are healed at the Repair Bay.
When units earn enough Skill Points (SP), they may seek Promotion to gain rank, better stats, and abilities. With higher rank, some units may conduct Weapon Research to gain additional attack modes or types.
The damage type is used to show the type of attack a unit unleashes on the enemy. This information can be located within each unit's game profile.
Some units have higher base and/or armor defense against certain Damage Types. A defense of more than 100% is not good because it means that the unit will take more damage from that damage type. Less than 100% is good because it means that the unit is more resistant to that damage type, and it will take less damage from that damage type. Damage type is not the same as immunity or Status Effects.
Units consist of one or multiple classifications.
|Shock Troop||Level 3|
|Mortar Team||Level 6|
|Junior Officer||Level 10|
|Riot Trooper||Level 11|
|The Wimp||Level 12|
|Hvy Gunner||Level 17|
|Flame Troop||Level 19|
|Bazooka Squad||Level 25|
|RPG Troop||Level 31|
|Field Agent||Level 25|
|Ninja Trooper||Level 35|
|Peace Keeper||Level 36|
|Big Game Hunter||Level 40|
|Chem Trooper||Level 41|
|Bio Grenadier||Level 43|
|Lightning Trooper||Level 46|
|Lightning Dragoon||Level 46|
|Cryo Trooper||Level 48|
|Arctic Trooper||Level 55|
|Elemental Trooper||Level 56|
|Railgun Sniper||Level 64|
Promotional/Limited Time SoldiersEdit
|Special Agent||Level 40, Special Promotion 1/18/13 - 1/23/13|
|Deadeye||Level 45, Special Promotion 3/9/13 - 3/11/13|
|Railgun Trooper||Level 50, Special Promotion 6/28/13 - 6/30/13|
|Blood Ninja||Level 50, Special Promotion 7/26/13 - 7/28/13|
|Raider Recruit||Level 45, Special Promotion 9/21/13 - 9/28/13|
|Zombie Hunter||Level 10, Special Promotion 11/1/13 - 11/7/13|
|M2014 Laser Gunner||Level 40, Special Promotion 12/27/13 - 1/1/14|
|Aero Jetpack Trooper||Level 10, Special Promotion 1/23/14 - 1/28/14|
The Animal Trainer building will allow players to train 8 of the 10 available critters for their army. The other critter units, the Allied Mammoth Rider and the Allied Raider Skirmisher requires a Prestigious Academy and stars to train unlike the other critters which require Teeth to train and heal. Note that the younger animals can be unlocked at level 1 as stated in the patch notes, but not the trainer itself.
Promotional/Limited Time AnimalsEdit
|Tamed Adult Sandworm||
|Tamed Raptor Lord||
|Tamed Mammoth Matriarch||
|Tamed Boar Matriarch||
The Raider Training Camp will enable the training of Raider units for use. These are much more powerful than those encountered during quests or those in invading forces in the Outpost. The Allied Warrior alone is comparable in power to a Commando (although it is mildly inferior in statistics).
|Allied Warrior||Level 14|
|Allied Cannoneer||Level 16|
|Allied Firebreather||Level 21|
|Allied Boom Boom||Level 35|
Promotional/Limited Time RaidersEdit
|Allied Brawler||Level 40, Special Promotion 5/10/13 - 5/12/13|
The Infection Test Facility is a building introduced in 2.3 Patch, and later in the 3.1 Patch. Non-infected, non-nanopod units in the hospital can instead be "infected" at this building, turning into a semi-random infected unit.
The Vehicle Factory is the production facility for vehicles, artillery and tanks. By the time it is available, infantry units will find themselves more and more challenged by new enemy units. The vehicles available to train early on lack armor, so are more prone to dying and costly repairs. Artillery have the safety of being far from the front lines, although they are still vulnerable to the dreaded Dust Walker. Upon arriving to level 18, Vehicles and Tank types which have armor will become available for training. A unit's Armor's bane are Armor Piercing attacks, but these are not found in normal critter or raider invaders.
Promotional/Limited Time VehiclesEdit
|Death From Above||Level 30, Available for the weekend beginning 4/10/2013|
|Boom Bus||Level 30, Available for the weekend beginning 5/3/2013|
|Mammoth Tank||Level 45, Available for the weekend beginning 5/31/2013|
|Imitation Fragment||Level 45, Available for the weekend beginning 7/12/13|
|Anti-Aircraft Flak Gun||Level 5, Available for weekend beginning 8/16/13|
|Bora-Bora Hovercraft||Level 15, Available 2/28/14|
The Frontier Recruitment HQ will enable the training of Frontier units for use. It is also worth noting that, apart from the Junior Officer, the Frontier units are the only trainable units with distinguishable facial features.
The Mercenary Vault is a Merit based building which allows the player to train silver wolves. The stats of these player units appear to be the same as the enemy wolves.
|Converted Garbage Truck||
The Prestigious Academy is the production facility for prestigious units. The player can spend Stars to build units not available anywhere else. These units are a cut above all the others as they deliver more powerful attacks and have different types of attacks, such as the Allied Raider Dustwalker's Backstab attack. Since these units require Stars, they are only available to players who have reached and exceeded maximum level. That is every 200,000 XP past maximum level for 15 stars (changed in 3.0 patch -- see discussion ), not counting the 264,000 XP after maximum level 60 for the first 15 stars.
|Allied Raider Dustwalker||
|Allied Mammoth Rider||
|Allied Raider Champion||
|Unmanned Laser Turret||
|Plasma Field Technician||
There are units that can be rewarded or dropped by defeating certain enemies or from completion of missions.
|Melee Sentinel Fragment||
|Ranged Sentinel Fragment||
|Unmanned Scram Cannon Turret||
|Ruddock the Red Nosed Raptor||
|Flames of Love Archer||
Boss Strike RewardsEdit
The Boss Strike is a feature added in the 3.0 update. Players work to defeat difficult waves of enemies to gain points and win prizes, preferably with their Guild. These units are the prizes given to the players who participated and earned the tier rewards. Up to the fourth boss strike, only airplanes were rewarded as units.