Portal - Support Turrets

akaBadboy
akaBadboy
Potential Threat
Joined Nov 2014 Posts: 69
Which one is Best to use on base  Absorplion, Fusion or Viral ? 
  • rmcqu1
    rmcqu1
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Mar 2014 Posts: 301
    akaBadboy said:
    Which one is Best to use on base  Absorplion, Fusion or Viral ? 
    It depends on what you want to defend. Absorption is best on a Hunter or Rail to defend against Heralds or Jugs. Fusion is good on a turret that you know will hit uniques, such as the Heavy Turrets. Viral is good on high damage/quick firing turrets, such as the Avalanche turret, to defend against units like the Titan or SS.
  • RVC DAN
    RVC DAN
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Apr 2013 Posts: 608
    Fusion 

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  • Endor
    Endor
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Sep 2012 Posts: 660
    Viral is generally not useful in most high-level bases.  If you have advanced defenders like technicals or phalanx, most people aren't going to be sending a Titan or Sandstorm at your base because they get eaten up in seconds anyway.  

    Absorption seems helpful at max level on a high-health platform.  Make sure you use a Reinforced or Armored platform type -- definitely not floating.  In general though, they still won't last very long against a juggernaut or herald. 

    Fusions are good -- anything that deals extra damage is very useful. Be aware that it won't help Railguns against units with capped damage like a lot of Corpus units -- Phalanx specifically.  

    I added Fusion lvl 1 to my Heavy Turrets already, and once my absorb turrets are at level 5 I plan to add them to each heavy turret as well.  
  • nametagg0
    nametagg0
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Jan 2016 Posts: 3,752

    All 3 are good on hunters as that helps against fury and herald attacks

    The 2 that don't affect drones are good on railguns.

    Overall the blue one is best because a good defensive platoon can stop all attacks even without turret support so you just need to let your heavy turrets survive to get damage out if your toon fails you.

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  • rmcqu1
    rmcqu1
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Mar 2014 Posts: 301
    Endor said:
    Absorption seems helpful at max level on a high-health platform.  Make sure you use a Reinforced or Armored platform type -- definitely not floating.  In general though, they still won't last very long against a juggernaut or herald. 
    Absorption does cause the Jug to need 2 shots to kill it, but if the attacker uses the AoE to hit the Rail, I can agree it wouldn't be helpful.
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