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For the playable tank version, see Booster.

The Fallen Booster is an AI-controlled Boss that was added on the August 20th update.

It has a chance to spawn 10-13 minutes after the server has started, and 15-23 minutes after the previous boss has been destroyed.

Design

The Fallen Booster features a gray circle as its body with five Barrels. One Barrel faces the front (which does minuscule damage) and the other four are paired up on the back (doing even less damage). Summed up, it is just a larger version of the playable Booster with a grey base and AI control. The angles between Fallen Booster Barrels clockwise from the front cannon are: 135º, 15º, 60º, 15º, & 135º.

Technical

Behavior

When it goes on the offensive, it attacks by ramming into its target, much like a player controlled Booster that is using a Body Damage focused build. Sometimes it targets Polygons as well. However, it doesn’t target players that are under level 15 unless it is provoked. If the player survives for a couple of minutes, the Fallen Booster may ignore the target and attack another tank nearby instead.

Stats

It has the greatest health pool of all Bosses in the game with 2,550 - 2,700 HP, but its health regeneration is weak. Its Bullet Speed, Penetration, and Damage are not very high. Its movement speed is slightly lower than a semi-maxed Tri-Angle and about equal to a maxed Overlord. In addition, it has a recoil that speeds up the tank while going forward. Its field of vision is large, likely comparable to the field of view of an Assassin’s.

Miscellaneous

Although the Base itself does not harm it, The Fallen Booster is targeted by Base Protectors once it comes close to the base. Upon destruction, it awards 30,000 experience and score points.

Strategy

The best way to kill the Fallen Booster is with a tank with high Movement Speed like a Booster because a Booster can outrun the Fallen Booster. This is because the Fallen Booster has more mass and, therefore, moves slower because of the decreased recoil boost. With this advantage, the next course of action is to take it into the Pentagon Nest and try to make it ram into Alpha Pentagons, as the Fallen Booster will not try to avoid them. Be wary, as the Fallen Booster is known to pass right through them. Once it has very low health, ramming into it with full health may defeat it. This may take a long time and it is generally considered best to simply run away and hope that it targets someone else. Another way is to utilize a 1/2/0/6/6/6/6/6 or 1/1/0/6/6/6/7/6 build and as the Fallen Booster chases the player, it will suffer a great deal of damage from the back Barrels. To ensure maximum damage, a player should avoid traveling in a straight line. Instead, it is best to zig-zag left and right by up to 45 degrees (because the Booster’s cannons are in 30 degree and 45 degree angles) to shower the Fallen Booster with a spray of projectiles.

BOOSTER PLANS

The angles of the Booster’s back blasters in comparison to a back blaster in the direct back of the tank.

The Sprayer class is also very adept at killing a Fallen Booster. The Sprayer has to goad the Fallen Booster into chasing after it, and then move backwards while spraying bullets at the Fallen Booster. This gradually wears down the Fallen Booster’s health and prevents the Fallen Booster or its bullets from reaching the player, since a Sprayer with high reload that is moving backwards while firing continuously for knockback has exactly the speed of the Fallen Booster.

If a player is using a Trapper class, preferably the Tri-TrapperMega Trapper, or Overtrapper, they can summon traps to surround themselves quickly. Then, when the Fallen Booster locks on, it will have to move through a field of traps (and drones if using the Overtrapper) to get to the player. Note however that Trappers cannot handle multiple tanks very well (with some exception to the Tri-Trapper) and a player may not not survive long enough to fight the Fallen Booster.

An alternative is to use the Hybrid or Annihilator to boost away and attack at the same time. This ensures that the player is faster than the Fallen Booster, and the bullets - if playing as a bullet build - will deal sufficient damage to the Fallen Booster.

In Domination the player can also attempt to goad it into hitting an enemy Dominator. This way it will also help in taking down the enemy team. Note that if the Dominator is already low on health, it may actually kill it and may turn it into a “Mysterious Group” Dominator.

If the player is targeted while playing as another class, the chances of survival are almost zero unless the player is highly skilled and fast enough to get away. Otherwise, the best strategy is to run to the center and duke it out between an Alpha Pentagon (the Fallen Booster will likely ram into the Alpha Pentagon if it’s full health) or try to retreat to a Base if in the correct game mode.

It is highly recommended not to attempt to ram into the Fallen Booster, even when playing as a Tri-Angle, Booster, Landmine, or even a Spike with full Body Damage and Max Health, as it will kill or will severely injure the player the second they make contact with it. Even should the Fallen Booster be low on health, its body damage is never to be underestimated; only when the Fallen Booster is within an inch of death is it advised to ram it.

History

  • Before 22nd August, several of them and other bosses could be in the arena simultaneously.
  • Before 22nd August, when it spawned, there would be no notification signifying it, as with all the other bosses before that date.
  • Before 22nd August, it could target shapes and players below level 15.
  • At the 23rd August, it was balanced. The balance lowered its Movement Speed and recoil significantly and increased its Bullet Speed, Penetration, and Damage exponentially.
  • Before 24th August, it was not targeted by the base Protectors.

Trivia

  • It is the fourth AI-controlled boss in the game.
  • It is currently the most resistant boss in the game.
  • The Fallen Booster is the first boss to fire bullets instead of using drones, it is also the only boss to use Barrels, as the Defender uses Auto Turrets.
  • The Fallen Booster is the second gray tank after the "Mysterious Group" Dominator.
  • Its name alludes to its appearance of being undead.
  • Its level is speculated to be at around Level 80, according to its size.
  • A Level 45 tank with 5 or more points in Movement Speed can outrun this boss.
  • The only way to see an idle movement of The Fallen Booster is by going in Sandbox. You have to be a Necromancer under Level 15 and “steal” all polygons.
    • Tip: Do this before it spawns, or it might never give you the last polygon, it will lock the target (each square), and even if you turn it into your drone before it gets destroyed, it will continue to attack it.
    • When it is idle, it will not fire any bullets and slowly roam around the arena.

Gallery

  • Close up shot of the Fallen Booster
  • Spawn notification
  • A Booster being chased by a Fallen Booster
  • Group attack on a Fallen Booster
  • Near defeat
  • Notification saying that the Fallen Booster has been Defeated by a Dominator
  • A Fallen Booster attacking another tank
  • A Fallen Booster.
Bosses
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