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Tesla Trooper
Sovtesla
Unit
Affiliation

Sovicon Soviet Union

Role

Anti-armor

Armament

Miniaturized Tesla coil

Tier

2

Properties
Hit points

240

Armor type

Plate

Speed

6

Production
Cost

$400

Build time

0:16

Produced by

Soviet Barracks

Requires

Field Bureau

Combat
Attack range

5

Function
Abilities
  • Detects stealth (range 7)
  • 1 Tesla Trooper can boost a Tesla Coil's firepower
  • 2 Tesla Troopers can make a Tesla Coil remain online in low power and adds a temporary EMP effect
Notes
  • Cannot be crushed by normal vehicles
  • Cannot be attacked by Dogs and Spooks
  • Using Russiaicon Overcharge increases the Tesla Trooper's firepower by 50% for 24 seconds
2,000 volts coming up!
- A Tesla Trooper before giving "shock therapy"
Shkicon
The Tesla Trooper is a Soviet anti-tank infantry that can also take on enemy infantry.

Description

The natural evolution of the Shock Trooper, the Tesla Trooper is better armored and armed than his predecessor thanks to advances in tesla technology, thus maintaining his position as one of the Soviets' best anti-tank troopers. The thick insulative armor provides protection from tank treads and dog bites as well, making the Tesla Trooper even more durable in combat. A recent development is the coil charger which allows troopers to charge a friendly Tesla Coil, allowing the Coil to remain online without grid power and increasing its lethality.

Overview

Making a return from Red Alert 2, Tesla Troopers stand as the Soviet's strong infantry answer to enemy tank divisions. While slow, these units are reasonably tough, having a larger health pool than many of their comparative infantry, with strong armor that keeps them from being crushed or killed by dogs and spooks. Coupled with their relatively strong attack, they make a strong supporting unit for taking on enemy armored divisions. Russian commanders will specifically enjoy the fact that they can be boosted with the Overcharge power, which synergizes well with Tesla Cruisers and Volkov.

Outside of direct combat, Tesla Troopers have extra utility on the battlefield as detectors and as Tesla Coil boosters. Tesla Troopers have a decent detection range, which can allow them to scope out hidden Epsilon threats, although their poor speed means that they should be keep faster units nearby to respond the speedier stealth units.

When positioned near a Tesla Coil, the trooper will start sending his energy to the tower, increasing it's damage output, just as in the original game. Unlike the original game, a pair of troopers take this effect to the next level, giving it the ability to stun enemy tanks (and any other units vulnerable to EMP like Foehn infantry) as they come in range, while keeping it active even when on low power.

The Tesla Trooper is not the end all of infantry on the ground. While strong, troopers can't quickly deal with enemy infantry unless massed, and their poor firerate means they'll struggle if they're swarmed. Their relatively slow movement makes them easy prey for faster enemies, especially strong anti-infantry units that hold a range or speed advantage over them. The power suits they wear make them vulnerable to magnetic weapons, giving PsiCorps an edge over them.

Assessment

Pros

  • Effective against armored vehicles.
  • Decent against infantry and structures.
  • Cannot be crushed by normal vehicles.
  • Immune to Dogs and Spooks.
  • Decent firepower and armor.
  • Reasonably inexpensive ($400).
  • Can detect cloaked and submerged enemies.
  • Using Overcharge on Tesla Trooper can temporarily increase its firepower.
  • Charging a Tesla Coil can strengthen its firepower.
  • Multiple Tesla Troopers can make a Tesla Coil remain online without power and add an EMP effect on its attacks.

Cons

  • Fairly slow rate of fire.
  • Mediocre movement speed.
  • Weak against anti-infantry weapons.
  • Vulnerable to magnetic weapons.

Quotes

The Tesla Trooper uses the voiceset of the same unit in Red Alert 2 with some unused quotes included.

When selected

  • Checking connection.
  • Charging up.
  • Electrodes ready.
  • Yes, comrade?
  • Extra crispy!
  • Tesla suit ready.

When ordered to move

  • Going to source.
  • Moving out.
  • Yes, comrade.
  • Surging forward.
  • Electrician in the field.
  • Rubber shoes in motion.

When ordered to attack

  • 2000 volts coming up!
  • Let the juice flow!
  • He's fried!
  • Congratulations, you've been discharged!
  • Completing circuit!
  • Commencing shock therapy.

​When under fire

  • Ground yourselves!
  • I'm hit!
  • Reinforcements!

Gallery

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