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Ryan's Demolitions GuideEdit

Basic StatsEdit


Base Life: 200
Base shields: 100
Base armor: 2
Base shield armor: 1
Base shield regen: 2.5

Before we get started: Remember that it you decide to skill fortitude, you are a shield tank, and it is important that your Medic gets nano shield before nano weave and XS-4 Armor goes to you if found. If you go explosives, remember you are a caster dps, never take anything before your tank and high dps classes get, the only item you have priority on is the High Explosive Ammo. If an Arc Reactor is found, it should go to you after a medic has one regardless of tree.

Innate AbilitiesEdit

Sap: Stuns a target for 7 seconds, reduced time on bosses, stun will break if fired upon.

Retrieve Mines: Grabs a target mine and puts it back into the stack. Can pick up allied mines.

Expertise: Because he has wired many explosives, he has the knowledge to hack the auto turrets at the armory.

Bomb Suit: Demolitions wears a suit to nullify the effect of explosions, therefore he is 8 times more resistant to rating loss from hits.

Talent TreesEdit

ExplosivesEdit

Demo1




Tier 1Edit

Mines

Level 1: 15 Max charges, mines deal 40 damage
Level 2: 30 Max charges, mines deal 60 damage
Level 3: 45 Max charges, mines deal 80 damage

This is the skill you will be using the most, it can almost insta kill any boss with a large enough minefield.

Build Mines

Level 1: Builds 2 mines
Level 2: Builds 4 mines
Level 3: Builds 6 mines

As mines do run out, this skill rebuilds them.

Tier 2Edit

Satchel

Level 1: Deals 135 damage in a radius
Level 2: Deals 270 damage in a radius

One of the most TK causes in he game, I would suggest not to get this skill.

Fire Vulnerability

Level 1: Targets in an area will take 50% more damage from fire weapons
Level 2: Targets in an area will take 100% more damage from fire weapons

This increases the effectiveness of you skills, Laser Rifles, Flamethrowers, and the feared Commando's nuke.

Tier 3Edit

Armageddon

Level 1: Places a charge at a target area with a remote detonation, when detonated it will take 5 seconds to arm itself and during this time zombies and marines in its blast zone will be slowed, after it is finished arming, it will explode dealing 550 damage in its blast zone, after the explosion it will leave an aftermath which will do 35 damage per second to anyone who gets into its blast radius.

FortitudeEdit

Demo2




Tier 1Edit

Spiked armor

Level 1: Deals 5 damage to attackers, adds 5 base shields, and adds 1 shield armor
Level 2: Deals 10 damage to attackers, adds 5 base shields, and adds 2 shield armor
Level 3: Deals 15 damage to attackers, adds 5 base shields, and adds 4 shield armor

Pretty straight forward, very helpful in Nightmare Mode and in Veteran Mode.

I'm Your Father

Level 1: Provokes zombies to attack Demolitions for 4 seconds, attacks deal 15% less damage
Level 2: Provokes zombies to attack Demolitions for 6 seconds, attacks deal 30% less damage
Level 3: Provokes zombies to attack Demolitions for 8 seconds, attacks deal 45% less damage

Basicly like taunt, same mechanics, but better and saves more lives.

Tier 2Edit

Look!

Level 1: Zombies in 5 radius stare at a target unit for 1 second, 50% chance for affected zombies to attack target
Level 2: Zombies in 5 radius stare at target unit for 2 seconds, 50% chance for affected zombies to attack target

This is a distraction to buy you some time during time to die's cooldown or to seek medical aid.

Sadist

Level 1: Gains 2 health and 1 shield for every unit killed
Level 2: Gains 4 health and 2 shield for every unit killed

Helpful when taking down mobs, a good demolitionist can run into battle and emerge unharmed or even healed.

Tier 3Edit

Time To Die

Level 1: Demo gains 15 Armor, 50% increased attack speed, movement speed increased by 25%, deals a 200 damage AOE which also stuns units for 1 second, this repeats every 3 seconds, lasts 20 seconds.

The ultimate, a very strong one indeed, this is what makes demolitions capable of tanking almost everything.

Talent Builds for the Explosives DemolitionsEdit

Build 1Edit

  • 1: Mines
  • 2: Mines
  • 3: Mines
  • 4: Build Mines
  • 5: Build Mines
  • 6: Build Mines
  • 7: Satchel
  • 8: Satchel
  • 9: Armageddon

This build has the advantage of early mines, you will have giant minefields for bosses and mobs, however satchel is pretty much useless when you get Armageddon.

Build 2Edit

  • 1: Mines
  • 2: Mines
  • 3: Mines
  • 4: Build Mines
  • 5: Fire Vulnerability
  • 6: Fire Vulnerability
  • 7: Build Mines
  • 8: Build Mines
  • 9: Armageddon

This build has the full power of your land mines, Fire Vulnerability to anything that dares to walk through your mine field will suffer greatly, however, if you run out of mines, you will be the one suffering.

Build 3Edit

  • 1: Mines
  • 2: Mines
  • 3: Mines
  • 4: Build Mines
  • 5: Fire Vulnerability
  • 6: Build Mines
  • 7: Build Mines
  • 8: Fire Vulnerablility
  • 9: Armageddon

I find this the best build, you get the increased damage for mines from Fire Vulnerability, and if you do run out of mines, you won't feel that much pain as you rebuild them.

Build 4Edit

  • 1: Mines
  • 2: Build Mines
  • 3: Build Mines
  • 4: Build Mines
  • 5: Mines
  • 6: Mines
  • 7: Fire Vulnerability
  • 8: Fire Vulnerability
  • 9: Armageddon

This build, if you do the math, does more mine damage than any of the listed builds, this is because you have 3 times the damage of 1/2 of a level 3 mine due to build mines. Fire Vulnerability is always helpful when increasing damage from your mines. Other things to remember when building a explosives demolitions: satchel has no reduced friendly fire, it can kill your whole team.

Talent Builds for the Fortitude DemolitionsEdit

Build 1Edit

  • 1: Spiked Armor
  • 2: Spiked Armor
  • 3: Spiked Armor
  • 4: I'm Your Father
  • 5: Look!
  • 6: Sadist
  • 7: I'm Your Father
  • 8: I'm Your Father
  • 9: Time To Die

This build has the power to hold off mobs very well but lack of 3 I'm Your Father will give the demolitions a hard time when tanking bosses and luring.

Build 2Edit

  • 1: I'm Your Father
  • 2: I'm Your Father
  • 3: I'm Your Father
  • 4: Spiked Armor
  • 5: Sadist
  • 6: Sadist
  • 7: Spiked Armor
  • 8: Spiked Armor
  • 9: Time To Die

This build will help in all types of tanking. Mob tanking, boss tanking, and luring. The early 3 I'm Your Father will help to keep zombies off of face tankers. The only flaw in this build is that you lack a distraction if you are in mortal danger.

Build 3Edit

  • 1: Spiked Armor
  • 2: Spiked Armor
  • 3: Spiked Armor
  • 4: I'm Your Father
  • 5: Look!
  • 6: Look!
  • 7: I'm Your Father
  • 8: I'm Your Father
  • 9: Time to Die

This build has the distractions needed in case of a freak injury, however, when you are surrounded with no where to run and at low health, look! Won't be as much help as sadist unless your team/medic reacts fast enough.

Build 4Edit

  • 1: Spiked Armor
  • 2: Spiked Armor
  • 3: Spiked Armor
  • 4: I'm Your Father
  • 5: Sadist
  • 6: I'm Your Father
  • 7: Sadist
  • 8: I'm Your Father
  • 9: Time To Die

This build is one used mainly for nightmare tanking, you don't need level 3 I'm Your Father that early in the game if you're playing it EU style and even in NA style, the team will usually have a experienced commando, whom kills everything who dares to strike you. Also level 3 Spiked Armor is useful to kill off charging Ghouls and such.

Build 5Edit

  • 1: I'm Your Father
  • 2: Spiked Armor
  • 3: I'm Your Father
  • 4: I'm Your Father
  • 5: Look!
  • 6: Sadist
  • 7: Spiked Armor
  • 8: Spiked Armor
  • 9: Time To Die

Also for Nightmare tanking, the early I'm Your Father helps with preventing anyone but yourself from getting hit. The small pseudo-stun from Look! helps you or allies get out of sticky situations, and sadist helps in mob tanking. After that, your shields are practically immortal, as them breaking is rare.

Strategies and TacticsEdit

3...2...1... BOOM!Edit

Laying a giant Minefield for an expected boss that will injure it badly. Careful as if an ally gets caught between the boss and the mines, things might get dark. Also, do not place them right in front of the boss or else if they spawn they will attack the Mines instead of running into them.

I'll Place You Here and You There...Edit

Using Mines to scout, for example, placing a few mines at every hex during the Bio-Domes so you know where the civs are.

AND RUN!Edit

Placing a Satchel under you and staying on it to lure a mob, and then running away just at it explodes. Warning, for experienced players only, or for Korean people. Note: It also works with Armageddon, it is just harder to pull off.

Fanning Out the MinesEdit

Sometimes clustering a ball of mines is bad, it works great against bosses but not so much for mobs, fanning out the mines, aka spreading them will help you kill more zombies than a ball, if it doesn't outright kill, it will injure badly.

FV all the things!Edit

Do it, it increased the damage of all your skills, and the commando's nuke, see a mob charging at your mines? FV them, they'll have a very, very low chance of surviving that.

Chain of DeathEdit

To deal with charging Zombies on Nightmare and with fast zombies such as Ghouls, you sometimes need to make a line of Mines in front of you, so your mines will have an advantage.

I'm Your FatherEdit

Spam it during any type of tanking, and I mean SPAM, it has no cool down and reduces damage by 45%. This is also another reason why Demolitions can tank the Queen.

Look! A Bird!Edit

Using Look! to create semi tanks for you are perfect, if you are out on Shields and one good whack will kill you, use Look! To create a mini tank to save you. It is also used to save Lives, if someone's getting mauled, use Look! to clear a high priority unit with their own type, not to mention it also makes a neat mini tank so you can rush in and taunt to save whoever was face tanking.

Class SynergyEdit

The Xploder DemolitionEdit

Delta CommandoEdit

Works very well, the Commando can Gravity Grenade units for the Demolitionist to Satchel or Fire Vulnerability. Also the Delta Commando can drag units or bosses into the demolition's mines. A perfect example of this is that a Demolition lays a Minefield large enough to one shot Erebos phase 1. However, nothing is preventing Erebos from destroying some Mines. A Delta Commando can use The Horror on Erebos which will disable all attacks, and then the Commando will use Gravity Grenade to drag Erebos into the Mines.

The Fortitude DemolitionEdit

Forward ObserversEdit

A little strange but still useful none the less, a Fortitude Demolitions can use Look! to ball up units for a artillery strike or an air strike, however, it is not always prone to work and because they are not in the same storyline, it is incredibly rare to see this.

MedicEdit

A friend to tanks and the Demolitions is no stranger, a good Medic with a good Demolitions can tank the Queen on Nightmare Mode due to Nano Shield's shield buffing power. I still have to meet a Demolitions who doesn't like Nano Shield.

Surveillance ReconEdit

The Recon's Reaper MK-1 Drone has a very helpful skill that every demolitions would enjoy, and that's protect. Protect for those of you who don't know adds 200 Shields to the selected target. With nano shield and protect, the Demolitions can have over 400 Shields!

Delta CommandoEdit

Very strange combo but a useful one nonetheless, a Commando can ball up a small group of lesser Zombies and have the Demolitions run in and beat everything to death and in doing so regains some Health lost in battle or he can use Time to Die and charge in with his scary armor of fire and fury.

Additional TipsEdit

Weapons/Skills that Fire Vulnerablility boostsEdit

Commando's Nuke - Greatly feared among men and zombie alike, you can boost damage up to 2400.
Rifleman's Grenade - Also feared by, but not as effective.
All your Explosives tree skills - Armageddon with this is practically a nuke packed into a bomb.
Flamethrower - "If your not using the flamethrower in Easy Company, then your doing it wrong." ~NiteShade
Laser Rifle - Useful only for the Queen, and with a Commando you should be doing it anyway, it boosts Nuke damage and he should always get a Laser Rifle.

What you should use Look! onEdit

High priority units - Slashers, Agrons etc.
Huggers - Huggers are never alone and it's always fun to see it die by its own kind.
Another Tank: If your life is hitting 1-50 then you should use look! On another tank to save yourself. It is also helpful to save allies if you are in need of medical aid.

CreditsEdit

  • The NotD Wiki and all who edited it: Helped in getting the right numbers.
  • Marloe/Marloelikeswaffles: a lot of the techniques here came from his original guide.
  • Anyone who suggested ideas to my guide: Helped a lot
  • Anyone who likes Demolitions: GO DEMO!!!!

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