Some units have a limited lifespan, shown by a skull icon Lifespan icon.png. At the start of the owner's turn, the unit's lifespan is reduced by one, and it's destroyed when it reaches zero.

Blockers with lifespan are vulnerable to chill, since freezing a blocker that's about to die anyway is equivalent to dealing damage. Similarly, absorb denial units like Bloodrager and flexible attackers like Scorchilla can reduce a lifespan unit's value as a blocker. For these reasons, it's sometimes better to attack with a lifespan blocker on its last turn even if the defensive value would be greater.

Units with limited lifespans

Unit table

Name Type U/S Gold icon.png Energy icon.png Green resource icon.png Blue resource icon.png Red resource icon.png # Build time icon.png Health icon.png Frontline icon.png Fragile icon.png Blocker icon.png Prompt icon.png Attack icon.png Stamina icon.png Exhaust icon.png Exhaust-click icon.png Lifespan icon.png
Vile Doombot
1
Colorless
Unit
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Build time icon.png0
2
Health icon.png2
1
Attack icon.png1
0
0
0
3
Lifespan icon.png3
Barrier
3
Green resource icon.png
Unit
1
1 Gold icon.png
0
1
Green resource icon.png1
0
0
20
0
Build time icon.png0
1
Health icon.png1
Blocker icon.png Prompt icon.png
0
0
0
1
Lifespan icon.png1
Thermite Core
4
Blue resource icon.png
Unit
1
1 Gold icon.png
0
0
1
Blue resource icon.png1
0
4
1
Build time icon.png1
1
Health icon.png1
0
0
0
8
Lifespan icon.png8
Doomed Drone
1
Colorless
Unit
2
2 Gold icon.png
1
Energy icon.png1
0
0
0
10
1
Build time icon.png1
1
Health icon.png1
Blocker icon.png
0
0
0
4
Lifespan icon.png4
Nivo Charge
3
Green resource icon.png
Unit
2
2 Gold icon.png
0
1
Green resource icon.png1
0
0
10
1
Build time icon.png1
1
Health icon.png1
0
0
0
1
Lifespan icon.png1
Plexo Cell
3
Green resource icon.png
Unit
2
2 Gold icon.png
0
2
Green resource icon.png2
0
0
10
0
Build time icon.png0
4
Health icon.png4
Blocker icon.png Prompt icon.png
0
0
0
1
Lifespan icon.png1
Oxide Mixer
4
Blue resource icon.png
Unit
3
3 Gold icon.png
0
0
1
Blue resource icon.png1
0
4
1
Build time icon.png1
2
Health icon.png2
0
0
0
4
Lifespan icon.png4
Fission Turret
3
Green resource icon.png
Unit
4
4 Gold icon.png
0
1
Green resource icon.png1
0
0
10
1
Build time icon.png1
1
Health icon.png1
1
Attack icon.png1
0
0
0
5
Lifespan icon.png5
Grimbotch
5
Red resource icon.png
Unit
4
4 Gold icon.png
0
0
0
1
Red resource icon.png1
10
1
Build time icon.png1
2
Health icon.png2
Blocker icon.png
1
Attack icon.png1
0
0
0
4
Lifespan icon.png4
Innervi Field
3
Green resource icon.png
Unit
4
4 Gold icon.png
0
2
Green resource icon.png2
0
0
10
0
Build time icon.png0
3
Health icon.png3
Fragile icon.png Blocker icon.png Prompt icon.png
0
0
0
3
Lifespan icon.png3
Doomsplitter
4
Blue resource icon.png
Unit
5
5 Gold icon.png
0
0
1
Blue resource icon.png1
0
10
1
Build time icon.png1
3
Health icon.png3
Blocker icon.png
1
Attack icon.png1
0
0
0
5
Lifespan icon.png5
Frost Brooder
5
Red resource icon.png
Unit
5
5 Gold icon.png
0
0
0
2
Red resource icon.png2
4
1
Build time icon.png1
2
Health icon.png2
0
0
0
6
Lifespan icon.png6
Kinetic Driver
3
Green resource icon.png
Unit
5
5 Gold icon.png
0
1
Green resource icon.png1
0
0
4
1
Build time icon.png1
1
Health icon.png1
1
Attack icon.png1
0
0
0
6
Lifespan icon.png6
Doomed Wall
4
Blue resource icon.png
Unit
7
7 Gold icon.png
0
0
1
Blue resource icon.png1
0
10
0
Build time icon.png0
4
Health icon.png4
Blocker icon.png Prompt icon.png
0
0
0
3
Lifespan icon.png3
Chieftain
6
Green resource icon.png Blue resource icon.png
Unit
8
8 Gold icon.png
0
2
Green resource icon.png2
1
Blue resource icon.png1
0
10
1
Build time icon.png1
7
Health icon.png7
Fragile icon.png Blocker icon.png
2
Attack icon.png2
0
0
0
3
Lifespan icon.png3
Doomed Mech
4
Blue resource icon.png
Unit
9
9 Gold icon.png
0
0
2
Blue resource icon.png2
0
10
1
Build time icon.png1
5
Health icon.png5
Blocker icon.png
2
Attack icon.png2
0
0
0
5
Lifespan icon.png5
Aurb Magnifier
1
Colorless
Unit
12
12 Gold icon.png
0
0
0
0
1
6
Build time icon.png6
9
Health icon.png9
0
0
0
6
Lifespan icon.png6
Gauss Fabricator
3
Green resource icon.png
Unit
12
12 Gold icon.png
0
4
Green resource icon.png4
0
0
1
1
Build time icon.png1
10
Health icon.png10
Fragile icon.png
0
0
0
8
Lifespan icon.png8
Thunderhead
6
Green resource icon.png Blue resource icon.png
Unit
15
15 Gold icon.png
0
5
Green resource icon.png5
1
Blue resource icon.png1
0
1
1
Build time icon.png1
11
Health icon.png11
Frontline icon.png Blocker icon.png
4
Attack icon.png4
0
0
0
3
Lifespan icon.png3
Defense Grid
4
Blue resource icon.png
Unit
16
16 Gold icon.png
0
0
3
Blue resource icon.png3
0
1
1
Build time icon.png1
7
Health icon.png7
Blocker icon.png
0
0
0
7
Lifespan icon.png7

Unit panels

Barrier-panel.png
Barrier
ThermiteCore-panel.png
Thermite Core
DoomedDrone-panel.png
Doomed Drone
NivoCharge-panel.png
Nivo Charge
PlexoCell-panel.png
Plexo Cell
OxideMixer-panel.png
Oxide Mixer
FissionTurret-panel.png
Fission Turret
Grimbotch-panel.png
Grimbotch
InnerviField-panel.png
Innervi Field
FrostBrooder-panel.png
Frost Brooder
KineticDriver-panel.png
Kinetic Driver
DoomedWall-panel.png
Doomed Wall
Chieftain-panel.png
Chieftain
DoomedMech-panel.png
Doomed Mech
GaussFabricator-panel.png
Gauss Fabricator
Thunderhead-panel.png
Thunderhead
DefenseGrid-panel.png
Defense Grid
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