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…On the canvas of battle, every missile volley is a work of art, a stunning painting of oil, smoke, and fire… – in-game description


Vortex is a medium homing missile weapon. It was released in version 3.6.0.

This missile launcher is a homing weapon, meaning it requires a target lock. This makes it able to fire while you are slightly facing away. The required target lock also takes some time, which can be fatal for the robot wielding it when facing an enemy up close.

The Vortex is very similar to the Aphid. They share the same flying trajectory, both weapon's missiles eject in a similar way, and have high burst DPS. They cannot bypass Ancile shields.

This weapon should be used similarly to the Aphid, using cover to protect the bot, and should not be used in exceedingly close range. The Vortex is well paired with other weapons of its range of 350 meters, particularly it's light counterpart the Aphid.

A possible build could be a Griffin with two Vortexes and two Magnums, instead of the commonly seen version, with two Tarans and two Aphids.

Trivia

- The Vortex is, in essence, a medium Aphid.

- Vortexes, like Aphids, occasionally will hit the target and no damage will register. Therefore, it is recommended if multiple Vortexes are equipped to fire them one after the other, not all at once, to minimize this bug.

- The name “Vortex” is a swirling rift of the elements. This corresponds with the nature of the missiles- they indeed fire in a cloud together, swirling as they fly.

- unlike Aphid(shoots white missiles), Vortex shoots Red missiles.

Upgrade details

Level Damage Cost Time Burst DPS Cycle Damage Cycle DPS
1 10080 10000 Components - 10080 10080 916
2 11100 (+10%) 18,000 Ag 45 minutes 11100 11100 1009
3 12180 (+10%) 36,000 1 hour, 30 minutes 12180 12180 1107
4 13380 (+10%) 72,000 5 hours 13380 13380 1216
5 14700 (+10%) 360,000 20 hours 14700 14700 1336
6 16140 (+10%) 720,000 1 day, 6 hours 16140 16140 1467
7 17760 (+10%) 1,440,000 1 day, 16 hours 17760 17760 1615
8 19500 (+10%) 2,780,000 2 days, 2 hours 19500 19500 1773
9 21420 (+10%) 5,400,000 2 days, 18 hours 21420 21420 1947
10 23520 (+10%) 9,000,000 3 days, 12 hours 23520 23520 2138
11 25860 (+10%) 14,400,000 4 days 25860 25860 2351
12 28440 (+10%) 23,400,000 4 days, 16 hours 28440 28440 2585