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Overview

A Light Robot is one of the three robot weight classes (the others being Medium Robot and Heavy Robot) currently available in game. There are seven light robots available. Three for silver, two (three? confirm after Jesse release) for gold and one for Workshop Points. They are the Destrier, the Schütze, the Gepard, the Cossack, the Stalker, Gareth, and Jesse. The Destrier, Schütze, and Cossack are all available for silver, while the Gepard, Gareth and Jesse? must be purchased with gold and Stalker for workshop points. The Gepard is arguably the most powerful light robot, with three light hardpoints. It shares the title of second fastest robot with the Cossack, though the Cossack is more manoeuvrable and moves faster when jumping. The Stalker is the fastest at a top speed of 66mph.

Characteristics

LightRobot-speedGraph

Speed vs Level

Light robots are somewhat reminiscent to scouts or light tanks. They lack any significant firepower and are very lightly-armored, but make up for these shortcomings with unmatched manoeuvrability and speed, allowing them to dodge enemy shells and minimize damage from splash weaponry.

Tactics

Because light robots are so weak in terms of firepower and durability, they are best suited for beacon-capturing, guerilla warfare-tactics, and flanking manoeuvres. While they are weak alone, a group of two or three light robots, Cossacks specifically, can swarm a larger robot and overwhelm it.

Beacon-Capturing

At the beginning of a battle, it is vital to seize at least three beacons. Thanks to the speed of light robots, they can quickly seize up to two early on and sometimes seize three. Their chances of success are increased exponentially when paired with another light robot. However, because light robots are so fast, they will often times be far ahead of heavier fire-support from medium and heavy robots, which makes them vulnerable to a larger enemies. Therefore, pairs and triplets of light robots increase each their survivability.

As a battle progresses and the dynamics change, with enemy robots becoming more and more dispersed, a smart light robot pilot can capture undefended beacons to tip the scales in their team's favour. With the combat dispersed, most pilots will not pay attention a beacon that may be over a thousand meters away, allowing light robots to capture remote beacons.

Flanking

Because light robots are so fast and easy to underestimate, they are ideal for outflanking the enemy team, especially their snipers, as the majority of the other team's robots engage the main body of a friendly team's robots. Light robots can out manoeuvre heavy robots and circle them, shooting as they loop around them while dodging the majority of the enemy robot's fire. Destroying or at least distracting the enemy team's heavy robots allows friendly robots to advance, capturing beacons, and providing fire support. In addition, getting behind enemy lines often puts you close to an enemy beacon, allowing you to capture it and provide the friendly team with a decisive advantage.

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