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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.

Strategy

A versatile and balanced robot, the Vityaz is suitable for both beginner and intermediate players. It is 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 its light hardpoints allows for the Vityaz to effectively corner-shoot while the left side of its hull remains in cover.


Possible Setups

These are some 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 
Pinata
Magnum
Aphid
Punisher
Thunder


Mid-Range (500-600m)

Slot Types Light Slot Heavy Slot
#Slots x2 x1
Setup 1 
Gekko
Zeus
Setup 2 
Pin
Trident


Long Range (800-1,000m)

Slot Types Light Slot
(Opt. 1) 
Light Slot
(Opt. 2) 
Heavy Slot 
#Slots x2 x2 x1
Setup 1 
Molot
Gekko
Nashorn
Setup 2 
Molot
Gekko
Kang Dae
Setup 3 
Gekko
Trebuchet


Overview

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 can act as a long range sniper or support robot with two Gekkos

However, high-level weapons costing components such as the Ember, Dragoon, Gust or Redeemer are not listed here as the Vityaz 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.


Not Recommended

  • The use of more valuable equipment because there are better platforms for mounting premium equipment.


Base Stats

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Health Speed (km/h)
1 500,000 Ag 85,000 32


For Robots purchased before Version 4.0, upgrade times may be found here .

Upgrade Details

Standard

LevelCost AgHealthSpeedTime
2 10,000 90,000 33 5 minutes
3 20,00096,00034 30 minutes
440,000102,000361 hour
5200,000109,000374 hours
6400,000116,000388 hours
7800,000123,0003917 hours
81,500,000131,0004121 hours
93,000,000139,000421 day
105,000,000148,000421 day 7 hours
118,000,000157,000421 day 18 hours
1213,000,000167,000422 days 9 hours
Total31,970,000+82,000+108 days 13 hours 35 minutes


Mark II

Level Cost Health Speed (km/h)
1 500 Au 102,000 32


LevelCost AgHealthSpeedTime
2 10,000 108,000 33 5 minutes
3 20,000115,20034 30 minutes
440,000122,400361 hour
5200,000130,800374 hours
6400,000139,200388 hours
7800,000147,6003917 hours
81,500,000157,2004121 hours
93,000,000166,800421 day
105,000,000177,600421 day 7 hours
118,000,000188,400421 day 18 hours
1213,000,000200,400422 days 9 hours
Total31,970,000+98,400+108 days 13 hours 35 minutes


Paint Jobs Available For Purchase


Update History

Version Changes
4.0 Economy Changes (July 5):
Total Upgrade Cost: 32,030,000 Ag⟶31,970,000 Ag
Total Upgrade Time: 8 days 9 hours 20 minutes⟶8 days 13 hours 35 minutes
3.0.1 Durability increased by 10%
2.8.0 New skin
2.5 Durability increased
1.6.0 Speed increased from 41 km/h to 42 km/h
0.9.0 Armor increased by 20%
0.8.1 Speed increased by 10%
0.3.0 Increased strength at all levels
0.1.0 Robot was added to the game


Poll

Do you think the Vityaz could use a redesign?
 
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The poll was created at 01:52 on August 18, 2018, and so far 21 people voted.


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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