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…Heavy hardpoint is placed on the side which allows for uninterrupted fire from cover… – in-game description


Introduction

The Vityaz is a medium robot with 1 heavy and 2 light hardpoints. It was released in the first version of the game.

Strategy

A versatile and balanced robot. The Vityaz is suitable for both beginner and intermediate players, also capable of being equipped to function well at any range. However, it becomes obsolete fairly quickly, as the higher tier silver robots out perform this robot.

With its two light weapons, the Vityaz has less firepower than the Golem but somewhat makes up for the lack of a medium hardpoint, with increased starting durability. This robot has slightly more firepower than the Boa, but at the cost of a substantial amount of durability.

The elevated position of the heavy hardpoint on its right shoulder above one of the light hardpoints also allows the Vityaz to lay down effective fire even while the left side of its hull remains in cover.

The ability to mount a Thunder and two other close-range weapons like Aphids, Pinatas or Magnums can make the Vityaz a powerful close-range fighter, especially since its respectable speed allows it to rapidly close distances with enemy robots.

At medium range, the Zeus and the Trident can be combined with other light close-to-mid-range weapons such as Pins to be formidable. A Vityaz armed with a Kang Dae, Nashorn or Trebuchet, with two Gekkos can act as a long range sniper or support robot. 

Possible Setups

These are the recommended setups for the Vityaz:

Note: When "Opt." is next to a slot type, it refers to one of the multiple options that can be used in combination with the other weapon(s) slot type(s).

Each slot type is filled with only one particular weapon. For example, if a robot has 3 lights all three of those slots are filled with Pinatas, as mixing weapons of the different ammunition types is not recommended.

Close Range (350m or less)

Slot Types 

Light Slot

(Opt. 1) 

Light Slot

(Opt. 2) 

Light Slot

(Opt. 3) 

Light Slot

(Opt. 4) 

Heavy Slot 

#Slots 

x2 x2  x2 x2 x1

Setup 1 

Pinata2
Magnum2
Aphid2
Punisher2
Thunder2


Mid-Range (500-600m)

Slot Types  Light Slot 

Heavy Slot

#Slots 

x2 x1

Setup 1 

Gekko2
Zeus3

Setup 2 

Pin2
Trident2


Long Range (800-1,000m)

Slot Types 

Light Slot

(Opt. 1) 

Light Slot

(Opt. 2) 

Heavy Slot 

#Slots 

x2 x2 x1

Setup 1 

Molot2
Gekko2
Nashorn2
Setup 2 
Molot2
Gekko2
Kang Dae2
Setup 3 
Gekko2
Trebuchet2


Overview

The Vityaz is a versatile robot, and is able to perform well in a variety of different roles. However, high-level weapons costing components such as the Ember, Dragoon, Gust or Redeemer are not listed here as the Vtyaz is most commonly used in the lower leagues (e.g Bronze) where it is very unlikely that players will manage to purchase or win component weapons. By the time most players purchase their first component weapon, they are usually in a much higher league using better robots such as the Leo or Lancelot. If players already have component weapons and are in the lower leagues, then they should use them nonetheless.

Update History

Update 3.0.1

  • Durability increased by 10%

Update 2.8.0

  • New skin

Update 2.5

  • Durability increased

Update 1.6.0

  • Speed increased from 41 km/h to 42 km/h

Update 0.9.0

  • Armor increased by 20%.

Update 0.8.1

  • Speed increased by 10%

Update 0.3.0

  • Increased strength at all levels.

Trivia

  • The Vityaz is possibly the most iconic and recognizable robot in the game, being present on the logo and most of the advertisements.  
  • The name Vityaz means "Knight" in Russian.  
  • Since update 0.9.0, the Vityaz has been upgraded in both speed and armor points, making it a very potent close combat fighter or essentially an altered version of the Boa.
  • There are two visible "52" markings on Vityaz's "bottom" and left shoulder. Also, it has the marking of Russia's airborne forces emblem near "head", thus making it possible that design is loosely based on Kamov KA-52 airborne helicopter.
  • Every RUS bot so far was based on some kind of aircraft.
  • In a previous logo of War Robots, the Vityaz was seen with two punishers and a nashorn.
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Vityaz Upgrades

LevelCost (Ag)HealthSpeed (km/h)Time
1 500,000 85,000 32
2 40,00090,00033 20 minutes
370,00096,0003410 hours
4120,000102,0003614 hours
5200,000109,0003717 hours
6400,000116,0003818 hours
7700,000123,0003919 hours
81,000,000131,0004121 hours
92,000,000139,0004222 hours
104,000,000148,000421 day
118,000,000157,000421 day 1 hour
1215,000,000167,000421 day 7 hours
Total32,030,000167,000428 days 9 hours 20 minutes