Kodachi

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The Kodachi is a raider tank from the Tank Foundry.

Kodachi (tankraid)
Raider Tank
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Stats
Cost 175
Hit Points 680
Movement Speed (elmo/s) 108
Turn Rate (deg/s) 190
Vision Radius (elmo) 600
Transportable Light
Abilities
Improved Regen
Idle Regen (HP/s) 5
Time to enable (s) 10.0


Immunity to afterburn
Weapons
Flame Bomb
Damage 40
Reload Time (s) 0.50
Damage per Second 80
Afterburn (s) 1 (15 DPS)
Range (elmo) 215
Area of Effect (elmo) 48
Projectile Speed (elmo/s) 520
Ground Burn DPS 43
Ground Burn radius (elmo) 54
Ground Burn duration (s) 1.6

Description

The Kodachi is a unique raider. Its small yet agile chassis has enough armor and speed to get it close enough to fire its weapon, a napalm bomb. The Kodachi should run in, get a few shots off, and withdraw before it takes significant damage. Damaged Kodachis regenerate out of combat.

Tactics and Strategy

Using the Kodachi, like with other Tank Foundry units, requires a bit more finesse compared to other raiders. The Kodachi is slower, its weapon is mediocre at face-to-face engagements, and it will generally find itself outnumbered. The key lies in constant movement. While it can be quite a bit slower than its raider peers, Kodachi's flame bombs have respectable range, AOE, and are very damaging when trying to catch up to a Kodachi. Maneuver around laying fire at the path of enemy units but never directly engage into a fair fight, and retreat as soon as the enemy units give chase, shooting at them in near impunity.

Be careful about using the Kodachi alongside other units, especially other raiders like Blitzes. If you aren't careful, you could end up harming your own units with the Kodachi's napalm bombs, which set units on fire and leave behind puddles of napalm that burn for short periods of time.

The flame bomb ground burn does very adequate damage to buildings, but they inflict very little afterburn, unlike Pyro. This means the Kodachi has to stick around and destroy the building fully before being able to run away. It can still devastate enemy economy by destroying poorly defended metal extractors and energy sources in a few seconds, which makes it especially dangerous in the early game before sufficient defenses can be set up, or even later in the game when Kodachis return in larger numbers that allow them to dive past light static defenses.

While dealing with the Kodachi yourself remember its main flaws. Early radar detection will allow you to mount up proper defenses, as you never want it roaming around freely behind your lines. Form a wide formation with your units as to not get hit with AOE flames and encircle the Kodachi if you have fast raiders, or use the better range of your own raiders to kite it otherwise and prevent it from advancing further. One or two Lotuses may be helpful to corral the Kodachi towards less vulnerable areas of your territory, or even an Imp to bait the Kodachis into a trap. Try to not let it get away, since it will eventually regenerate back to full health.