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Strategy[edit | edit source]
Apollo is an extremely potent unit, being able to instantly destroy any enemy unit with 3 Health or less. Its sniping ability is balanced by a high cost (in both gold and blue tech), the inability to attack, the lack of block and a 2-turn construction. Its ability can be used to destroy enemy Blockers in order to breach, destroy enemy attacking units in order to prevent damage and even destroy tech-producing units such as Blastforge, disrupting your opponent's production.
Apollo is not as useful against enemies relying heavily on high-Health units, or against opponents relying heavily on low-cost units and units that are already easy to destroy (such as units with Frontline or Lifespan). As a rule, before committing to Apollo, players should always search the random set for units that can be sniped, and which of those the other player is likely to use. If Cynestra, Tatsu Nullifier, or Lucina Spinos are in the set, for example, Apollo is probably something to get, or at least leave yourself the option of getting until you're sure the opponent isn't going for any of those units.
A useful trick to know is that Fragile units with 4 or more can be damaged through other means, then destroyed by Apollo during the same turn by first inflicting them with damage to bring them to 3 health and then clicking them with Apollo.
Countering Apollo[edit | edit source]
If you think your opponent is going to build an Apollo, building Conduits can be a smart play. Units produced using the green resource tend to have high health, putting them out of Apollo's sniping range such as Gauss Cannon. Additionally, Conduits are relatively cheap, meaning they are not too hard to replace if your opponent snipes them. Getting a big economy and building high health blue attackers like Drake and Omega Splitter or even getting your own Apollo can be a valid strategy.
Change log[edit | edit source]
- December 17th, 2014
- November 1st, 2014
- October 4th, 2014
External Links[edit | edit source]
- 2 New Units, 1 New Mechanic: Let’s see how you like the red dot!, a blog post by Will Ma. (October 3th, 2014)