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The Destroyer is a Tier 3 tank and can be upgraded from Machine Gun, and previously, the Machine Gun II. It can upgrade further to the Hybrid the Annihilator, or the Skimmer.

The Destroyer features a circular body, with a large rectangular Cannon which fires a huge and very strong Bullet.

Technical

Changes to base Stats upon upgrading from the Machine Gun:

  • Bullet Penetration and Damage are multiplied by 8-9
  • Bullet Size is doubled
  • Reload is divided by 8
  • Bullet Speed is 1.5x slower
  • Recoil is multiplied by 10
       



    Base Stats
    Health Regen Max Health Body Damage Bullet Speed Bullet Penetration Bullet Damage Reload Movement Speed Recoil
    ▲▲ ▲▲ ▼▼ - ▲▲▲


    Strategy

    • Strong Against: Melee Classes & Slow moving tanks.
    • Weak Against: Snipers, Skilled Drone users & High RoF Tanks (Such as the Triplet)
    DestroyerBullet

    A Destroyer shooting a Bullet

    As the Destroyer

    With the Rammer Build, Body Damage will be your primary method of inflicting damage.

    In addition, putting some points into Reload will let players take advantage of the recoil, allowing quick movement around the map. This can be an advantage for ramming Destroyers.

    You can put your cursor in the exact center of your tank. This way, the tank will shoot in the opposite direction that you are moving, achieving your goal of using the recoil to move faster. This can be used to chase your victims but you must have high Body Damage so you don't die before you reach your victim. This may not work on Boosters or other fast tanks which can easily storm off.

    What it lacks in speed compared to the other ramming Classes, it makes up for in base health and massive Bullet power.

    A skilled Destroyer will know when their next ‘dash’ will occur and, the seconds before that can be used to trick the target into thinking that they are going a different direction than they actually intend. You can make it very hard for your enemy to predict your next move by placing your cursor to a random direction and then firing it towards the enemy’s area a split second later.

    With its distinctively large Bullets and the significant damage increase, the Destroyer can also deal heavy damage with its Bullets.

    Players can use the high recoil to get in and out of fights with ease.

    By maxing Bullet Damage and Bullet Penetration, the Destroyer’s Bullets can deal massive damage to tanks and stop huge amounts of returning fire (one of its maxed out Bullets can kill a tank with Max Health!).

    Because the Destroyer has a slow Reload, it can kill slow tanks with ease.

    The Destroyer can easily knock out a Triple Twin and/or an Octo Tank due to its extremely focused power. It is great to use against Alpha Pentagons due to its massive Bullet Penetration and Bullet Damage.

    Generally, the Destroyer tank is extremely deadly up close, but helpless from far away.

    Against the Destroyer

    Killing a Destroyer can be difficult in many cases, as most Destroyers can either build Bullet Damage or Body Damage. Destroyers are often easily picked off at range due to their slow projectile and limited FoV, so using Sniper and its upgrades are effective. It is also recommended to swarm projectiles at the Destroyer from all angles, as the lack of defense other than the recoil can completely annihilate the Destroyer. But due to the recoil of its Bullets, it can jump back and kite Drones as well as being able to clear a group of smaller Bullets or projectiles going in a straight line with one of its own Bullets.

    Avoid fighting near a Destroyer in close-quarters or ramming them whenever possible. Their huge projectile can easily allow them to wound you, doing a huge amount of damage to your tank and guaranteed to wipe you out if it goes straight through your tank with good penetration and damage. They can also use the recoil from their projectile to become a rammer themselves and bump into you, creating a similar effect if they have high Body Damage.

    Countering the Destroyer is easy with Bullet spamming tanks due to its slow fire rate.

    The Ranger and other Sniper classes are the best counter to Destroyers due to their long range and greater field of view. A damage focused build is great for gaining a fire-rate advantage against the Destroyer, as well as being able to take it by surprise due to the Destroyer having a smaller field of view.

    Achievements

    BOOM, you're dead — Upgrade to Destroyer
    C06df80448b64286b655b4643bec1b75

    The Achievement you get from upgrading to the Destroyer

    History

    • Back in the early days of Diep.io, this was an upgraded form of the Machine Gun at Level 30, and the Machine Gun II at Level 45. This made it one of the tanks to be a Tier 3 and Tier 4 tank simultaneously at the time. The Level 45 version was coined the Mega Destroyer but it was removed as the Gunner was released.

    Trivia

    • The Destroyer has the second most recoil and the second largest Bullet out of any playable tank in Diep.io (excluding Sandbox mode).
      • The Tank with the largest Bullet is the Annihilator, which is an upgraded form of the Destroyer.
    Tanks
    Tier 1 BasicTank UpgradeSlot
    Tier 2 FlankMachinegunSniperTwin
    Tier 3 Auto 3AssassinDestroyerGunnerHunterOverseer
    Quad tankSmasherTrapperTri-angleTriple shotTwin Flank
    Tier 4 AnnihilatorTierAuto 5TierAuto GunnerAuto SmasherAuto TrapperBattleshipBooosterFactoryTierFighterrGunner TrapperHybridProfileLandmineManagerprofileMega trapper2NecromancerOctotankOverlordprofileTierOvertrapper 2Penta ShotPredator-0RangerSkimmerSpikeSprayerSpread ShotStalkerStreamlinerTri-trapperTriple TwinTriplet
    Removed Auto 4Machinegun2MegaDestroyerMegasmasherMothership 2.0X HunterCircleMounted Turret
    Old Versions PredatorOldArena Closer 2.0Landmine-Old
    Special New Arena CloserThreeDominatorsMiniMothershipProfileDeveloper-Upgrade

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