Steelsplitter

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Steelsplitter
Blue resource unit
Ability: gain Attack
Supply: 10
Cost: 6GoldBlue resource
Build time: Build time1
Health: Health3
Attack: Attack
Notes:
Position: Middle Right
A Steelsplitter

Steelsplitter is a Base Set Blue unit that can Attackattack or Blockerdefend, but not both at the same time.

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Strategy[edit | edit source]

Steelsplitter is a versatile unit that can build pressure against the opponent or defend. However, Steelsplitter is less efficient than other Base Set units at both of those tasks: it costs 1Gold more than a Wall and isn't PromptPrompt, and 2Gold more than a Tarsier for the same attack. As a consequence it is usually incorrect to plan on having Steelsplitters as your main attackers.

The first player to build a Blastforge in the early game will often have the opportunity build a Steelsplitter for early pressure, forcing the opponent to respond with a Promptprompt defender to avoid losing an Engineer. Here is a typical opening play illustrating this:

  1. DD, DD
  2. DD, DDC
  3. DDB, DDB
  4. DDS, DDW

Buying Steelsplitter in this context is justified due to its versatility: it puts attack, and it may defend if your opponent suddenly threatens damage, or if you buy a big blue unit after it such as Omega Splitter and don't need a Wall yet. Again, later in the game, buying Steelsplitter simply for additional pressure is not the most efficient, but if the choice is between that and wasting Blue resourceblue, it is probably best.

With Health3 Health, Steelsplitter is not as breach-proof as Gauss Cannon, but still much better than Tarsier and and most red attackers, making it a decent buy if a breach is imminent.