Sandstorm or cyclones?

iwona.esser.1
iwona.esser.1
Force to be Reckoned With
Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 1,680
Been out for a year. just got 400k in the event. I was going to use on 5-6 advance cyclones, but should I get the sandstorm instead?
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  • Draycus
    Draycus
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 262
    Each part for the SS is 250K. If you have the other parts for the SS, I'd get it. Other wise the cyclones are a good buy.
  • iwona.esser.1
    iwona.esser.1
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 1,680
    Draycus said:
    Each part for the SS is 250K. If you have the other parts for the SS, I'd get it. Other wise the cyclones are a good buy.
    It says 100k each of three parts.
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  • OzyOzy12
    OzyOzy12
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jan 2015 Posts: 13
    Sandstorm all the time, greater health and damage unless your going for several Export Hailstorms or Export Cyclones vs 1 Sandstorm..
  • Draycus
    Draycus
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 262
    I thought I saw  250k in the list. If that's the case get the SS and get the cyclones next event as they weren't last chance. If there is any points leftover get a cyclone. Be prepared on the upgrade times on the SS. But what else is new. lol.
  • Jim93843
    Jim93843
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Oct 2013 Posts: 2,783
    regular sandstorm is 3 parts at 100,000 each
    then the elite version is 8 parts at 250,000 each
    then 80 parts gathered from boss bases to make into an omega.
    check war commander wikia page sandstorm for stats.
    if you play with coins for repairs, then sandstorm no biggie.
    if you play free repair, you will play once, and spend rest of day repairing it.
    very slow turn to retreat - best to end combat to save a little repair time.
    i consider it another novelty, bragging rights unit that really doesn't serve a practical purpose.
  • Jim93843
    Jim93843
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Oct 2013 Posts: 2,783
    if i had to suggest. i would say:
    get 1 expert hailstorm (level 40) since getting pandora (leader) is very hard to get. this comes in handy with airborne platforms that cyclone cannot hit
    get deena (cyclone leader) from the gear store as soon as possible. Until then, play with some advanced cyclones. Once you have her, you won't need the other cyclones.
    tech them with faster reload, faster fire rate. then fill in the extra spots with whatever - extra damage or speed for example.
  • Jason Ensinger
    Jason Ensinger
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Sep 2012 Posts: 3,669

    @Jim93843 said:
    regular sandstorm is 3 parts at 100,000 each
    then the elite version is 8 parts at 250,000 each
    then 80 parts gathered from boss bases to make into an omega.
    check war commander wikia page sandstorm for stats.
    if you play with coins for repairs, then sandstorm no biggie.
    if you play free repair, you will play once, and spend rest of day repairing it.
    very slow turn to retreat - best to end combat to save a little repair time.
    i consider it another novelty, bragging rights unit that really doesn't serve a practical purpose.

    Sandstorm when used properly takes very little damage and just eats bases up. It can also take a beating for a repair penalty, but doesn't have to be fully repaired to use either. I use Sandstorm all of the time. You sound like you're describing Inferno, lol, which I never use because in spite of it's incredible defense, repair time does add up insanely easily. It doesn't even make sense, lol.

  • Jim93843
    Jim93843
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Oct 2013 Posts: 2,783
    I don't have inferno, growler, sarkis, ronin, legion, any Omega things, elite phantom, and a few other key things or not, etc.
    i play primarily with deena + doran or baldur or jerhico, or doran. i have been using pandora for a month.
    I do not even use the ground based troop units (with feet), night owls, titan etc. (although i am experimenting with 4 liberators at a time), and occasionally use a vanquisher or two.
    the sandstorm was a **** unit that takes heavy damage while trying to get its drones to do something productive.. a waste of 6 months upgrading. spend a day repairing that thing or even 8 hours and you'll see its not worth it - even with all the tech goodies.
    whats my point to all this?
    i have no problem with events, shadow ops, pvp, or onslaught.
    Now on the other side of the coin, even without a standing base defense platoon, titans and sandstorms last about 10 seconds - if that.
     
  • Jason Ensinger
    Jason Ensinger
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Sep 2012 Posts: 3,669

    Yeah, I don't have Deena or Pandora, lol. I got 4 Expert Cyclones and 4 Expert Hailstorms from the event and plan on upgrading their tech pretty quick. The drones are so powerful on Sandstorm, especially Elite, though, so I don't really see myself using much less when that's done. They all serve different strategic purposes, and maybe it's just because I farm a lot, but 9 out of 10 times I use air I use Sandstorm. Even tough bases I typically prep with ground and plow the rest wuth sandstorm, sometimes switching between ground and SS a couple of tikes to minimize ground damage. Sandstorm has 500 range to easily keep out of harm's way but let the drones go further and clear buildings and ground units another 300 or so range into the base. No other air unit can do that short of Omega Titan.

  • diggus diccus
    diggus diccus
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Dec 2013 Posts: 313
    cycs 4 the skill player
  • iwona.esser.1
    iwona.esser.1
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 1,680
    Thanks to everyone for their input. I decided after reading Jim's post regarding the repair time on the sandstorm. So I got some advanced cyclones and hailstorms along with some advanced commandos. Maybe next event I'll get the expert. Another question I have is whether cyro turrets are obsolete?
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  • Jest_Jesus
    Jest_Jesus
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Dec 2015 Posts: 1,504
    Thanks to everyone for their input. I decided after reading Jim's post regarding the repair time on the sandstorm. So I got some advanced cyclones and hailstorms along with some advanced commandos. Maybe next event I'll get the expert. Another question I have is whether cyro turrets are obsolete?
    almost every standard turret other than high level avalanches are obsolete. but all cyro does is slow units down.
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  • Axel L
    Axel L
    WC Mod
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 10,931
    edited 5 Dec 2016, 2:49PM
    Sandstorm is one of few all purpose air units in game. It's a great farming unit and should under be underestimated. There are 2 truly all purpose air units in game.
    • Sandstorm
    • Omega Titan
    They have the power to deal with extremely powerful bases if used correctly. However, you should be careful when sending them against Heavy Flak turret, Hunter Missile turret, Bunkers, Tempests and Avalanche turrets. You should also never send them in against a lot of anti air units in form of liberators, commandos, jackals and howlers if you don't know the power of the unit.
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