Although the Athena is capable of building a wide variety of units, I do wonder if players would rather prefer if they could build a different variety of units instead, such as, for example, units that could be more combat-focused. With that in mind, I decided to give an example of what an alternative towards the Athena could perform like.
Like the Athena, the Loki is a flying construction vehicle that's capable of building a wide variety of units, all while coming equipped with a radar, a jammer, a cloaking device, and even a Lazarus device. However, unlike the Athena, which specializes in building units that focus on sneaky tactics, the Loki focuses on building a variety of units with an emphasis on mutually supporting eachother. Despite the lack of the Athena's variety in stealth unit options, such as the Scythe, Phantom, Widow, Gremlin, and Ultimatum, the Lance, Jack, Angler, and Dominatrix all stand a good chance at getting the job done just as well, if not better, when paired with an Iris, whereas the Outlaw and Firewalker can both do a good job at thwarting enemy sneak attacks by revealing enemy cloaked units that stray into their line of fire.
- Glaive (replaces Bandit)
- Kodachi (replaces Halberd)
- Outlaw (replaces Scythe)
- Placeholder (replaces Moderator)
- Fencer (replaces Recluse)
- Lance (replaces Phantom)
- Firewalker (replaces Impaler)
- Jack (replaces Widow)
- Angler (replaces Gremlin)
- Dominatrix (replaces Ultimatum)
- Advanced Radar