Gareth is a lightweight robot that has one 1 × medium and 1 × light hardpoints. This robot has a built-in physical shield which is placed on the robot’s side. The Gareth’s special ability “Phalanx Mode” (shared with medium robot Galahad) lets it switch shield mode, moving the shield from the side to the front, just like a medieval knight. When the shield is in front, the robot’s movement speed is decreased 20%.
Equipped with one medium and one light hard point, giving Gareth firepower similar to the Gepard. With only two hard points Gareth suffers more if one weapon is destroyed, however with shield deployed Gareth is capable of withstanding far greater punishment than Gepard. With some caution heavy bots may be engaged successfully, however this is not recommended as Gareth’s shield may be destroyed and leave him highly vulnerable to counterattack. Gareth is well suited for countering Stalker pilots, as weapons are situated at a good height for damaging the Stalker even when Stealth Mode is engaged.
While the exact matchmaker formula remains unknown, the shield bots appear to affect MM pairing and push drivers up a tier. This should be taken into consideration when building a hangar.
Shields add greatly to Gareth’s power, however they do not render him invulnerable. Rockets are effective against shielded bots thanks to splash damage, and shields may be broken after sustaining heavy damage.
- Gareth was a well known knight who was part of Sir Arthur’s “Round Table”.
|10||4,000,000||71,000||142,000||64||1 day 4 hours|
|11||8,000,000||75,000||150,000||64||1 days 12 hours|
|12||15,000,000||80,000||160,000||64||2 days 2 hours|
|Total||31,511,250||80,000||160,000||64||8 days 10 hours 5 minutes|