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The Flea is an ultralight scout spider from the Spider Factory.

Flea (spiderscout)
Ultralight Scout Spider (Burrows)
Cost 25
Hit Points 40
Mass 36
Movement Speed (elmo/s) 144
Turn Rate (deg/s) 415
Vision Radius (elmo) 620
Transportable Light
Personal Cloak
Only when idle
Free and automated
Decloak radius (elmo) 130
Micro Laser
Damage 12
Reload Time (s) 0.23
Damage per Second 51
Range (elmo) 150
Instantly hits


The Flea can hide in inaccessible locations where its sophisticated sensor suite allows it to see further than it can be seen. It can be used in small groups to effectively raid mexes early on, and in maps with tall cliffs can attack from unexpected angles. It does very little damage and dies to any form of opposition.

Tactics and Strategy

Although they typically lose out against more combat-worthy raiders like Glaives and Scorchers, Fleas, like other cheap scout units, excel at taking down anti-heavy units like Lances and Phantoms (even being cheap enough to affordably locate the cloaked sniper units) due to how much overkill those units' weapons do against the tiny Fleas. Should they lack modest anti-swarm escorts, even heavy units like Grizzlies, Cyclopses, and even Paladins will easily fall prey to masses of Fleas, with less cost spent on the Fleas than on the heavy units.