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Die for Yuri!
- A fanatic Piranha Minisub
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The Piranha Mini Submarine is a naval craft used by the Epsilon navy.

Official description

The Piranha Minisub is a small and very fast submarine, designed as a general purpose combat vessel. Capable of a multitude of roles such as anti-aircraft and submarine warfare, as well as shore assaults and ship hunting, the Piranha is one of the most flexible naval units ever produced.

Cheap and very lightly armored, Piranhas rely on group tactics and quickly emerging to surprise their enemies. To make faster maneuvering possible, the Piranha was not designed to dive to the same depths as conventional submarines, revealing a tell-tale trail of water displacement as they speed toward their destination. This allows Allied Destroyers to use their cannons instead of depth charges to effectively destroy schools of Piranhas.[1]

Overview

Just like the fish they are named after, Piranhas are most effective in numbers that enables them to overwhelm its slower counterparts with ease. Combining this with its status as the cheapest and quickest main naval vessel naturally, this grants the Epsilon navy the upper hand in the earlier stages of a naval battle, where they can outnumber and outpace their opponents before they are able to construct enough ships to match them in quantity. They can also assault nearby enemies on the shoreline, making them a threat to any undefended portions of the enemy base, but their ability to submerge as soon as they've finished doing so can confuse enemy commanders.

Schools of Piranhas also function as submerged anti-air units that can take down even Kirov Airships with little effort once they are in range. This is important in naval-exclusive maps (especially in Islands game mode) as the Epsilon lacks an amphibious dedicated anti-air unit in their subfactions to chase faster aircraft above the seas (while Dybbuk-Interceptors can reach beyond average Epsilon anti-air, its parent vehicle can't traverse over water).

Appearances

  • Piranha Minisub debuts in Dance of Blood, and they can be built from Naval Shipyard after Libra arrives.

Assessment

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  • Can attack naval, air and ground units on the shore.
  • Decent all-round unit.
  • Very fast.
  • Submerged when not attacking.
  • Can detect submerged and cloaked units.
  • Quite cheap ($700) and can be mass-produced in numbers.

  • Fragile and vulnerable to anti-armor weaponry.
  • Must surface to attack, thus will be vulnerable to further land and air attacks.
  • Water trail is visible to the enemy commander while moving.

Quotes

The Piranha is voiced by M. Simmons.

When selected

  • Blood's pumping!
  • Any stragglers left?
  • Piranha will bite!
  • Vice-like power!
  • Die for Yuri!
  • Razor sharp!

When ordered to move

  • Faster!
  • Come on! COME ON!!
  • (laughs)
  • Straight to hell!
  • I can't wait!

When ordered to attack

  • Rip 'em up.
  • It's a killing frenzy.
  • I won't let them go.
  • Kill! KILL!!
  • Open wide!

Changelog

  • Version 3.3.3 
    • Change: Improved acceleration and deceleration. Removed slowdowns when stopping.
    • Change: No longer moves at very slow speed when ordered to change location by only 1 cell in any direction.
  • Version 3.3.2 
    • Change: Veterancy gain improved; requires 25% less units to kill to receive veterancy.
  • Version 3.3.0 
    • Fixed: Elite Piranha projectile speed slower than standard Piranhas.
  • Version 3.0 Added.

See also

External links

  1. Epsilon Units page on the official Mental Omega website