The Merlin is a heavy saturation artillery strider from the Strider Hub.
|Heavy Saturation Artillery Strider|
|Movement Speed (elmo/s)||54|
|Turn Rate (deg/s)||163|
|Vision Radius (elmo)||660|
The Merlin is an MLRS strider. It can launch a volley of rockets that guarantees the destruction of almost anything in the target area, then quickly retreat behind friendly forces.
Tactics and Strategy
The Merlin makes for a great counter-artillery unit: it out-ranges most other artillery, packs enough of a punch to destroy most in a single shot, and spreads its damage over an area large enough that you don't need pin-point precision when force-firing at enemy artillery units. This is specially useful in situations in which you aren't able to have constant LoS to them. For example: If the enemy is using cloak, using screening units to neutralize your scouts, or both.
However, the Merlin has a long reload time, and considerable risk of friendly fire. It may be a good idea to set it to hold fire and micromanage all of its shots if you can spare the attention. Use force-fire to pick exactly where to land the payloads.