The 3rd group of Syndicate robots is just around the corner, so let's have a closer look at them. This wave consists of two assault-class robots: the Cronus, specialized in both mining and harvesting, and the Hermes, specialized in artifact hunting.

Cronus

Cronus

Class: Assault robot specialized in mining and harvesting

"The Cronus is the missing link between the light and mech class Nian industrial robots, suitable for both mining and harvesting duties.

Although it can't really compete with the higher robot classes regarding productivity, its versatility makes it the Swiss Army knife of small-scale industrial operations."

Slots

  • Head slots: 3
  • Leg slots: 3
  • Chassis slots: 4 (2x light industrial, 2x light/medium industrial)
cronus

Bonuses (per extension level)

  • 3% increase to mined amount
  • 3% increase to harvested amount
  • 3% reduction to industrial module cycle time
  • 3% reduction to accumulator recharge time
  • +2 to signal masking

Notable stats

  • Accumulator: 1400 AP @ 300sec recharge
  • CPU: 220 TF
  • Reactor: 310 RP
  • Armor: 1000 HP
  • Passive resistances: 45 points to kinetic/seismic/thermal (31%), 30 points to chemical (23%)
  • Surface hit size: 5 m
  • Locking range: 200 m
  • Sensor strength: 100 Hw³
  • Signal detection: 90 rF
  • Signal masking: 105 rF
  • Cargo capacity: 12 U
  • Slope capability: 51°
  • Mass: 15000 kg
  • Base speed: 99 kph

Syndicate Supplies cost

  • 60 TM tokens
  • 60 ICS tokens
  • 60 ASI tokens
  • 750,000 NIC

Hermes

Hermes

Class: Assault robot specialized in exploration

"The Nians apparently don't care much for their own history, so there wasn't any specialized robot that we could use as our own to discover underground artifacts.

However, with the use of hybrid technologies we were able to build the Hermes - an assault robot that is not only equipped with accurate and high range underground sensors, but also has ample combat capabilities to defend itself when facing an ambush."

Slots

  • Head slots: 3
  • Leg slots: 3
  • Chassis slots: 4 (2x light turret/misc, 2x light/medium turret/misc/industrial)
Hermes

Bonuses (per extension level)

  • 3% increase to artifact scanning range
  • 3% increase to geoscanner accuracy
  • 3% increase to firearms damage
  • 1% reduction to firearms cycle time
  • +2 to signal masking

Notable stats

  • Accumulator: 450 AP @ 240sec recharge (updated!)
  • CPU: 120 TF
  • Reactor: 300 RP
  • Armor: 800 HP
  • Passive resistances: 45 points to kinetic/seismic/thermal (31%), 30 points to chemical (23%)
  • Surface hit size: 4 m (updated!)
  • Locking range: 200 m
  • Sensor strength: 100 Hw³
  • Signal detection: 90 rF
  • Signal masking: 100 rF
  • Cargo capacity: 16 U
  • Slope capability: 56° (the same as light robots)
  • Mass: 14000 kg
  • Base speed: 108 kph

Syndicate Supplies cost

  • 60 TM tokens
  • 60 ICS tokens
  • 60 ASI tokens
  • 750,000 NIC

Balancing changes

  • Increased the base speed of the Argano and the Laird (including all variants) from 104.4 kph to 109.8 kph.
  • Replaced the artifact scanning range bonus of the Argano with a bonus to signal masking.

Deployment

Patch 3.8.2 including the two new robots and the above mentioned changes will be deployed next week - the exact day and time will be announced soon.

Comments for this post

1 Chemist

Hmmm... artifact hunting bot. 8-] Something new.

2 Mroq

Is hermes going to throw Ikarus down from the best artificer pedestal? We shall see.

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