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The Redback is a riot spider from the Spider Factory.

Riot Spider
Cost 280
Hit Points 900
Movement Speed (elmo/s) 51
Turn Rate (deg/s) 280
Vision Radius (elmo) 366
Transportable Light
Auto Particle Beam
Damage 60
Reload Time (s) 0.33
Damage per Second 182
Range (elmo) 300
Instantly hits


A rapid fire spider which excels at picking off fast units. It's great powerful Damage can be used to kill off weaker units or for overpowering much weaker Raiders


This spider excels at taking out fast units, a problem for the spider factory in general. Like most of the spiders, the Redback can be merged with Recluses and turned into a hard-to beat combo, as raiders will have a problem closing the distance. It's somewhat high range for a riot allows for some kiting, and is very hard to engage with short ranged units. It also has the highest DPS, which makes constantly strafing the enemy a good idea, as it allows the Redback to deal more damage. Powerful vs Gunships as well. Keep away from skirmishers/artillery. The spider is tall enough to shoot over each other, and it is much stronger if it is in groups. It also projects a big problem for defenses LLT or Defender, as if it cloes range, it can destroy said defenses easily.