Comm-Net (Expert Challenge)

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Comm-Net is the eighth mission of the first episode in Prismata. Complete all the missions of the episode to unlock the expert mission challenges. This mission is a an aggressive survival puzzle, where the enemy will overwhelm with numbers after several turns, if you do not succeed to do it first. Unlike similar previous missions, supply is added: As in regular play, a maximum number of the same type of unit can be build. For Walls that is a max of 10, so starting to deal damage early on is important. Below are hints and two winning builds.


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The first version of this mission was created in 2013. The enemy was originally an evil robot named Vel'kar.


Hints and solution[edit | edit source]

Info: Puzzles may have more than one successful strategy and solution. The two lines described (progressively) below either open with a strong economy, or with very early damage.

+ Show general hints 
Shadowfangs are much more immediate attackers than Tarsiers, which in turn are much more cost-efficient than Steelsplitters.
There is no need to try adding drones after the starting phase in this mission.
You should be breaching the enemy defences (prioritize the non-tough Gunbots at first) around the same time as defending becomes almost impossible. Keep your tech building number as low as feasible.
It's ok to lose a lot, but not all, Drones on defence, to keep having the ideal [[Absorb]absorb].

Build 1[edit | edit source]

+ Show hints1 
Gilded Drones are much more cost-efficient than Drones. Buy the whole supply (4) by turn 7 or 8.
+ Show hints2 
By turn 9 try to have the four Gilded Drones, 13 Drones, as well as: 2xBlastforge, 2xAnimus and 2x Shadowfang.
Focus the enemy Giga Fragments and (Giga) Gunbots. When you have the damage, destroy the enemy forges.
+ Show starting turns 
Turn 1: DD
Turn 2: DDEE
Turn 3: D G (Gilded Drone)
+ Show next turns 
Turn 4: ABDG
Turn 5: G TTW
Turn 6: AG TT


+ Show winning build 
Turn 1: DD
Turn 2: DDEE
Turn 3: D G (Gilded Drone)
Turn 4: ABDG
Turn 5: G TTW
Turn 6: AG TT
Turn 7: WEE SfT
Turn 8: EEB SfW
Turn 9: SfWW
Turn 10: E WW (killing 1 Gunbot)
Turn 11: EE WW
Turn 12: EEEE W -- sacrifice one of your 5 drones. Wall supply is out

(from this point on there are various possible lines, depending on attack targets)

Turn 13 to 15: EE S (keep building until you're out of Engineers)
Turn 16: E S
Switch to Steelsplitters as defenders until you destroy the last of the opposing force.

Build 2[edit | edit source]

This is a very aggressive opening that likely only works in the mission. Try buying as much early offensive units as the game will allow.

+ Show starting turns 
Turn 1: A
Turn 2: TT
Turn 3: DT
Turn 4: TT
+ Show next turns 
Turn 5: TT
Turn 6: B
+ Show winning build 
Turn 1: A
Turn 2: TT
Turn 3: DT
Turn 4: TT
Turn 5: TT
Turn 6: B (losing 3 drones)
Turn 7: W

(from this point on there are various possible lines, depending on attack targets. Focus on keeping
gunbots to a minimum, fragments to lower than 6. Also try to destroy the Exo Structor/the Forges)

Turn 8: W
Turn 9: W (enemy wall is built every 3rd turn: target the Module/Gunbot forge on the other ones..)
Turn 10: W
Turn 11: T (..giving you one turn breathing room to eek out another Tarsier)
Turn 12: E T
Turn 13: W (kill a gunbot forge)
Turn 14: W (destroy the Exo Structor)
Turn 15: W
add a bit of damage towards a decisive win!