The Dagger is a fast attack hovercraft from the Hovercraft Platform.
|Fast Attack Hovercraft|
|Movement Speed (elmo/s)||143|
|Turn Rate (deg/s)||142|
|Vision Radius (elmo)||640|
The Dagger is the hover plant's scout. It provides a cheap, disposable method of getting intel, and can also hit economic targets of opportunity. Its light Gauss gun can also hit underwater targets.
Tactics and Strategy
Although they lack the damage-per-second values of most other raiders, such as Glaives or Bandits, Daggers have their own advantages over them. Not only are Daggers' speed unrivaled on the surface, their gauss guns pack enough punch to kill a Glaive in just 3 shots, plus they penetrate through multiple targets. Don't be surprised to see your armies of Glaives lose out against an equal force of Daggers, especially if said Daggers use the attack-move command to automatically kite your Glaives to oblivion.
The Dagger is a versatile raider, capable of attacking surface, air, and even underwater targets, which is useful to know if your enemy is fielding a mixture of said units.