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Arsonist
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Unit
Affiliation

Sovicon Confederationicon Latin Confederation

Role
  • Infiltration
  • Firestarter
Armament
  • Makeup kit
  • Napalm charges
Tier

3

Properties
Hit points

150

Armor type

Basic

Production
Cost

$1500

Build time

1:00

Produced by

Soviet Barracks

Requires

Battle Lab

Combat
Speed

5

Attack range
  • Global (makeup kit)
  • Close (napalm charges)
Function
Abilities

Can disguise as enemy infantry

Notes
  • Resistant to fire damage
  • Unaffected by firepower buffs/debuffs
Burn, baby, BURN!!
- An Arsonist enjoys being a twisted firestarter
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The Arsonist is an infiltration unit used by the Latin Confederation whose aim is to secretly set enemy bases on fire.

Description

Somewhere between the wicked Crazy Ivans and the careful Saboteurs are the Arsonists, Latin Confederation's masters of silent and unexpected building demolition. Capable of wearing a disguise just like the Saboteur or Allied Spy, Arsonists can get past enemy defenses and forces that fail to see through his trickery, before setting anything he sees ablaze. The Arsonist is especially useful for wreaking havoc in bases which are not well protected as it is guaranteed to take down at least a building or two if successful. The Arsonist will not lose his disguise while setting things on fire; however, an Engineer might be able to get rid of the napalm charge before it is set off.

Overview

Assessment

Pros

  • Can disguise himself as an enemy infantry unit and secretly set enemy buildings on fire to create havoc in the enemy base.
  • Resistant to fire.
  • Successful arsons are guaranteed to destroy fragile buildings like Power Plants.
  • Fire lasts for awhile, can spread around and damage nearby units.
  • Using transports can help Arsonists travel across difficult obstacles and save time.

Cons

  • Very fragile.
  • Can only target structures.
  • Napalm charges takes time to activate.
  • Napalm charges can be detected and defused by enemy engineers.
  • DogsSpooksClairvoyantsRobot TanksTerror DronesFury DronesChitzkoi, Stingers, Roadrunners and Soviet Sensor Towers can detect disguised Arsonists.
  • Even without being detected, it can still be crushed by enemy miners or tanks.
  • If detected by the enemy commander, any unit can be ordered to kill the Arsonist.
  • A lot of micromanagement is required to guide him safely into the enemy base.
  • Walls are obstacles for keeping out Arsonists from targeting structures.

Quotes

The Arsonist is voiced by George "Seòras" Exley.

When selected

  • Am I... awaited?
  • Arsonist, at your disposal.
  • Ashes to ashes.
  • Need a light?
  • What a lovely day!

When ordered to move

  • I walk eternal.
  • I'm coming.
  • A moment, please.
  • Creeping in.
  • In silence.
  • The party is set.

When ordered to set napalm charges

  • Burn, baby, BURN!
  • Witness me!
  • Set them ablaze!
  • A beautiful glow!
  • The fire rises!

When ordered to disguise

  • I like his style.
  • New clothes.
  • Look at me.
  • That will be my face.

​When under fire

  • I'll live again!

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Arsonist replaces the Hijacker which belongs to the Confederation in 3.0.

See also

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