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…Raijin is a four-legged heavy robot. A walking fortress, Raijin is a living mechanical incarnation of positional warfare and heavy armaments. Considerably outperforms any robot at long ranged exchange of fire. Upon activating the Bastion ability, Raijin elevates his tower, gaining strategic advantage as well as protection from his built in shields. While in this mode, Raijin is unable to move but is still able to turn around and fire… – in-game description


Raijin (Heavy Robot)


The Raijin is a quadrupedal Robot characterized by its heavy armor, limited mobility, and two heavy weapon hardpoints. Its special ability, called Bastion, raises the Raijin's two shields (which resemble an Ecu) while elevating its main turret. This provides both protection and a better field-of-view to fire its weapons. Although the Raijin is unable to move while in bastion mode, it can still turn and shoot. Just like actual Écus, if enough damage is dealt to the shields they will eventually break, albeit one at a time. The shields also do not protect the Raijin from Splash Damage or sideway impacts of homing missiles such as Spirals and Hydras.

The Raijin is the most durable robot in the game with a maxed out health of 250,000 hp. At base level, it suffers from a rather slow speed of just 28 kph. Because of this, it is most common to see the Raijins with medium or long-ranged weapons like the Trebuchet or Zeus, but neither setups provide enough firepower to be particularly effective and bots like the Fury outgun it. Although slow, the Bastion ability and large health pool can allow the Raijin to temporarily halt knife fighters, but due to its slow speed and large size it is somewhat vulnerable to splash damage. As a ranged bot, the Raijin functions decently. However, it should be noted that neither of these roles are particularly useful in the meta. Therefore, some players feel that the Raijin is more useful for the enemy team than for your team.

Overall, the Raijin is a decent defense-oriented robot. However, due to its relative lack of speed and firepower, many experienced players favour Rhinos, Griffins, and Galahads in the upper tiers due to how much emphasis the game places on capturing beacons.

Trivia

  • Raijin is Japanese for "thunder god".
  • The Raijin, along with the Fūjin, was introduced on April 19th, 2016.
  • Before the release of the Japanese robots, there was another quadrupedal robot planned for release called the Bastion. The Raijin is widely believed to be the replacement/spiritual successor of this robot, as it features similar abilities and designs, as well as having a special ability called Bastion Mode. This canceled robot can still be seen in some trailers.
  • The Raijin is one of five robots that has a built-in Écu-like shield, the others being the Rhino, Lancelot, Galahad and Gareth.
  • The Raijin is one of two quadrupedal robots, the other being the Fūjin.
  • It is possible for a Raijin to lose half a shield and keep the other half intact.
  • In the 1.6.0 update the Raijin's base and max speed are increased.
  • The Raijin does not suffer from landing lag, possibly due to being a quadrupedal robot,
  • Due to its four legs, the Raijin can hang off the side of ledges without falling off. This can be used to gain a better vantage point for sniping.
  • Player needs 6,537,480 Silver and 28 days in order to gather enough WP to get Raijin (using all six WP slots and no Gold to buy WP)

Upgrades

Level Cost Health Shield(x2) Speed (mph) Time Total Time
1 15,000 WP 128,000 77,000 28 - -
2 23k Ag 135,000 81,000 29 6m 40s 6m 40s
3 45k Ag 143,000 86,000 30 1h 20m 1h 26m
4 88k Ag 152,000 91,000 30 5h 20m 6h 46m
5 170k Ag 161,000 97,000 31 13h 20m 20h 6m
6 340k Ag 171,000 103,000 31 1d 2h 40m 1d 22h 46m
7 680k Ag 181,000 109,000 32 1d 19h 42m 3d 18h 28m
8 1.3mil Ag 192,000 115,000 32 2d 13h 20m 6d 7h 48m
9 2.7mil Ag 204,000 122,000 33 3d 4h 9d 11h 48m
10 5.2mil Ag 218,000 131,000 33 3d 20h 13d 7h 48m
11 10mil Ag 233,000 140,000 33 6d 2h 19d 9h 48m
12 20mil Ag 250,000 150,000 33 7d 5h 20m 26d 15h 8m

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