Player Profiles. What type of player are you?

Tommy Gunn
Tommy Gunn
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Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 631
edited 12 Jan 2013, 10:59PM
As I've been playing War Commander I have come across lots of different players all with their own strategies. Each one works and I understand and respect the concepts behind each one. I have compiled this list as a kind of profiler for people to find which kind of player you are. It also gives clues as to which units you will want to upgrade. I have put the actual strategies in spoilers to conserve space, just click the spoiler to expand the article. I have also put links to the War Commander Wiki on each unit in case you want to do some more reading on the units.

The Sniper
A long ranged attacker that stays just out of reach in an attack. He picks off your units and towers one by one. The max range of a Gun Turret is 345 so anything that can out range a Gun can be used for Sniping.
Strategy:
First off you cannot snipe a Mortar. You can bait it (see baiter strategy guide) and attack it while it focusing on the baiting unit. Guns on the other hand can be out ranged by any units Paladin plus. Laser Tanks work wonders in sniping (4 LTs can take down a level 10 Gun Tower in one shot) but the LT will not be released to those that didn’t get them for a long time. Razorbacks are the equivalent, but they have severely reduced damage.
Cobras are the best air units for sniping because of their long range and the fact that they stand still in mid air and can be commanded like vehicles. Copter Drones can attack a Mortar Tower placed next to a Gun Turret if you attack from the direct opposite side.
How to do it: Deploy your minesweeper units first, run them back and forth in the area you will be sniping from in order to detonate any mines that might kill your snipers. Then deploy your Sniping units, kill any towers and units you can, bait to kill any others. Save the Resource Storages for last so you don’t invoke DP before your done attacking.
I am being vague as to how to attack precisely because each base is different and you will need to puzzle it out yourself each time. This strategy will work in most cases but may not work in all. Experiment! Find what works best for YOU.
Vehicles used: Razorback, Laser Tank, and any tank with 345+ range. Gatling Truck/Rocket Buggy (baiting)
Air units: Cobra, Copter Drones
Infantry used: Suicide Bomber (baiting), Rifleman (mine sweeping), The Sniper is actually NOT a good sniper.

Advantages: Don't lose as many troops, because health is not as much of a concern you can micro-heal units.
Disadvantages: Sniping units tend to have low health and one mistake can cost you the whole battle.


The Spammer
Uses lots of tanks to accomplish any task with 100% certainty of victory. The idea is simple: send lots of units and they will kill everything eventually.
Strategy:
Do I have to spell it out to you? Send lots of unit and kill everything. End of story.
Vehicles used: Mega Tanks, Challengers, Paladins, Rhinos
Air used: Raptors, Thunderbolts, Wing Drones
Infantry used: Suicide Bombers, Hercules

Advantages: Nearly 100% certainty of winning.
Disadvantages: Disrespect from your peers, Lots of repair time, Cost of attack sometimes doesn't equal gain.


The Master-Baiter
One of the hardest skills to master but also one of the most useful. It can make any unit useful. It requires speed from the units and health to to survive. You must be able to multi task between running your baiting units back and forth and keeping your attacking units on target.
Strategy:
You must know and memorize the range of Mortar Towers and Gun Turrets. Then you must keep dancing just in range without being hit. Then at the same time you must be coming up from the side or behind and attack with everything you have.
When baiting Gun Turrets you must approach it slightly differently. For Guns you must spam (horrid word spam isn’t it?) riflemen or some other low space unit at the Gun to distract it while your Air units pound it from above.
How to do it: Deploy you baiting units deploy you attacking units. Group your attackers just outside of range. Get your Baiters in place on the opposite side. Send only Baiter in first and get the attention of the Mortar, while you also pull in your attackers once the first shell has landed. Keep dancing your Baiter in front of the Mortar by moving from one side to the other. The best way to do this is with fast units that can get out of the way quickly. Try sitting in one place until the first shell has been launched then move to a place just out of range of splash damage, and then move back to your first place one another barrage has been launched.
For Gun Turrets group a large squad of riflemen at the edge of the Guns range. Deploy your air units and wait about 1 second before sending all your riflemen at once into the Gun. Remember that Air units like TBs and Raptors will pass over the Gun and continue in a straight line. They may be hit by other guns if you’re not careful.
Vehicles used: Rocket Buggy, Gatling Truck. Attacking units can be just about anything.
Air used: Thunderbolts, Raptors
Infantry used: Riflemen, Suicide Bombers, Flamethrowers

Advantages: Only a few units are sacrificed, Very good at killing just about everything (baiting of some kind is the center of almost all strategy)
Disadvantages: Very hard to accomplish effectively, hard to get back on track if something goes wrong.


The Powerhouse
Someone who relies on high damage to kill a target before it can do too much damage to his units. Similar to a Spammer but requires more skill.
Strategy:
There isn’t much to explain about this strategy. Send your highest health unit into gun fire to soak up damage while high damage units back him up by trying to kill the Defenses before it kills the Tank.
How to do it: Send in your Tank and your attacking units. The Tank goes first into gun fire and the other units follow. Try to target the Mortars first as they will do the most damage to your Tank. Remember that Mortar shells will land wherever your Tank was when the shells were launched be careful that your units aren’t hit by the shells as they follow the Tank.
Vehicles used: Mega Tank (to soak up damage), your highest DPS units
Air used: Thunderbolt, Raptor, Wing Drone
Infantry used: Suicide Bomber, Flamethrower

Advantages: Quick battles, very few lost units.
Disadvantages: Repair times from sacrificing Mega Tank(s)


Remember that each strategy has its drawbacks and strong points. Experiment as to which style fits you best. You don’t always have to follow the same style over and over it’s a good idea to have a backup plan in case you run out of units. These profiles aren’t the only types and there are a lot more strategies out there. I will be sure to try to edit more styles of combat into the list as I find them.
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  • Tommy Gunn
    Tommy Gunn
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    I am going to take the fact that no one commented on this post to mean that everyone agrees with me. ;)
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  • Shades
    Shades
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    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 149
    I am a Powerhouse :cool:
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  • LarsB
    LarsB
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    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 15,313
    i just use challengers, mega tanks or laser tanks, depending on my mood and the base, but i always use mortar baiting. Minesweeping i only use with laser tanks. So that makes me a sniper i think.
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  • Nyen
    Nyen
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    Tommy Gunn wrote: »
    The Master-Baiter

    AHAHAHAHAHA!!


    Seriously, I think I am a sniper most of the time, but when it comes to small depots and players who think they are bad **** by not upgrading their mortars (face it, its hard to bait a low level mortar because of their small range) , I just spam.
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  • FRoe
    FRoe
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    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 1,952
    I snipe and bait so what does that make me? A hybrid :p
  • Chaldon
    Chaldon
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    Joined Feb 2012 Posts: 127
    it makes you a sniperbaitor
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  • stevemac
    stevemac
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    Joined Apr 2012 Posts: 852
    Im not sure what i am, somewhere between sniper & powerhouse. Depending on factors, mood time, likely hood of log in/ a friend showing up. Ideally im a sniper, but under pressure i become a powerhouse, i minesweep with paladins & bait with the pointy end of my megas.
    i think you need to learn yourself, you dont get air support unless your attacking a base or refinery, so you reply isn't worth the brain matter you used to type it.

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  • B0SS
    B0SS
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    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 2,760
    Hmm I think I am the Master-Baiter:

    Vehicles used: Challengers, Laser Tanks and Gatling Trucks.
    Aircraft used: Elite Warhawk.
    Infantry used: FlameThrowers, Riflemans and Attack Dogs.
  • LarsB
    LarsB
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    You should add a poll to this.
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  • bwehehehe
    bwehehehe
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    Joined Apr 2012 Posts: 132
    I'm a master-baiter when I include my dogs (I have 70 of them), sniper sometimes (Razors on depos), and actually a tank spammer xD. I have 45 Rhinos, getting them replaced within 2 days with Paladins.
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  • Gio
    Gio
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    Ima mix between the sniper and powerhouse.
    Nice...
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  • paulmh
    paulmh
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    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 1,692
    I have to disagree with you spoiler about not being able to snipe mortars, if you approach from the opposite side to the gun tower, you can "snipe" with any rotor air.

    Back on topic, I think I am a mix of sniper and "spammer" depending on the situation.
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  • -Overlord-
    -Overlord-
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    Hi all! I'm new to the game and the forum.

    I guess that makes me a master baiter but more of a powerhouse. Love the new Attack dogs & Elite Warhawks units.
  • SEAL TEAM LEADER
    SEAL TEAM LEADER
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    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 1,258
    Hmm...

    I Don't know which I am.

    Im a cross between Sniper, Spammer (When im lazy and pissed), and Master-Baiter. Im not sure i want to me a masterbaiter LOL
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    Master-PowerSniSpamBaiter ... Ehmmm??? :confused:
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  • Elite252
    Elite252
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    Joined Apr 2012 Posts: 318
    i'm all except for the spammer!
  • Valthazar
    Valthazar
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 217
    i use all these styles it just depends on the situation, the deposit, the base, the platoon. i usually prefer to snipe but sometimes there's a time where people just force their way through, spamming and sacrificing over 30 tanks just to completely annihilate you.
  • Elite252
    Elite252
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    Joined Apr 2012 Posts: 318
    I don't sacrifice that many units! I have hundred of tanks! but I only repair is 10 only that's maximum! if my tanks died I micro revive them and bring them again into action! Also there should be a infantry spamming ( Try spamming 5 platoons full of suicide and let's see! XD)
  • SEAL TEAM LEADER
    SEAL TEAM LEADER
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    Elite252 wrote: »
    I don't sacrifice that many units! I have hundred of tanks! but I only repair is 10 only that's maximum! if my tanks died I micro revive them and bring them again into action! Also there should be a infantry spamming ( Try spamming 5 platoons full of suicide and let's see! XD)


    ive done that before lol. didnt turn out good....
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  • Darren Hackney
    Darren Hackney
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    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 303
    I snipe then use air on mortars with my thunders :)
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  • XBlueIce09
    XBlueIce09
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    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 10
    I don't what kind a type player am i..i use Rhinos, And Humvees to get the job done :cool:
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  • SEAL TEAM LEADER
    SEAL TEAM LEADER
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    XBlueIce09 wrote: »
    I don't what kind a type player am i..i use Rhinos, And Humvees to get the job done :cool:

    Try mega tanks. They'll come in handy for spamming...
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  • XBlueIce09
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    lol i'll try it soonest i get them (low res currentlly)
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  • SGT_HAM
    SGT_HAM
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    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 1,570
    i spam units sometimes or i just take out the turrets and then do the rest with aircraft
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  • synystergates
    synystergates
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    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 668
    im only lvl 15 so i havnt experienced alot, but i bait and only loose a couple of marines, so im no expert but i think im pretty good at it
  • Ghost 204
    Ghost 204
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    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 228
    I'm a master-baiter. lol
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  • david t kozich
    david t kozich
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    not a master biater, i have no hands lol
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  • Dr. Robotnik
    Dr. Robotnik
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Apr 2012 Posts: 1,618
    Im a lvl 24 warlord hit my depo once and i dp you many times
    i use stratgy to take down anything
    i know how to beat a megatank with a jackrabbet (dont ask it takes hours to explane)
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  • Drako2k0
    Drako2k0
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    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 1,320
    I am mainly a sniper, but I have to disagree about mortars not able to be sniped. If you expose them properly with a bit of baiting, or you find that sweet angle that can dodge a gun turret's reach, you can snipe a mortar with air.
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  • Dr. Robotnik
    Dr. Robotnik
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    Joined Apr 2012 Posts: 1,618
    yep true
    i snip the morts all the time
    i also snipe the guns with my razorbacks
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