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The Satellite Spotter is the ranged military unit of the Future Era. It is unlocked through the Orbital Networks, and is the fourth unlocked unit of the Future Era. It is trained in the Satellite Uplink Center. It can also be received by completing the Up for a Fight Story Quest.

Unlike its predecessor, Anti-Materiel Sniper, it does not possess the Dug In ability, but it possesses the Heat ability. It doesn't have any terrain bonuses and is capable of traveling over water. It also has improved defense and speed, but it has decreased attack and range over the Anti-Materiel Sniper however. It is the first ranged unit in the game that has more defense values than attack values and it has the lowest attack and defense, but it has the second-longest range (after the Rail Gun) and the highest speed (joint with Champions from the same age) in the Future Era. It has massive bonuses against light units and mediocre bonuses against artillery units.

Usage[]

The Satellite Spotter is mainly seen as a less useful unit in the Future Era, primarily due to its very weak attack and defense, despite having a very outstanding movement and range. They are impressively strong against light units, even one or two eras ahead, and are strong against same age and lower artillery units, but they are very vulnerable to heavy units, especially against the Hover Tank and Stealth Tank. They are also generally weak against fast units as well, due to the fact that most of them can attack the Satellite Spotter on the first turn and often cause significant damage to them. Against a variety of units, however, the Satellite Spotter will generally be unable to compete.

Against Same Age Units[]

Heavy UnitHover Tank[]

The Satellite Spotter is almost useless against the Hover Tank. The Hover Tank's Stealth ability and long range means that the Satellite Spotter cannot reach them easily. Furthermore, the Hover Tank has massive bonuses against ranged units and the very poor attack and defense of the Satellite Spotter means that Hover Tanks can easily kill Satellite Spotters and take very little damage back, even when Satellite Spotters do manage to get to them.

Fast UnitDrone Swarm[]

Although the Drone Swarm is very limited in movement and range, the Satellite Spotter cannot really deal much damage to the Drone Swarm. The Drone Swarm has very good bonuses against ranged units, and once the Drone Swarm does inevitably reach the Satellite Spotter, they are effectively finished.

Light UnitExoskeleton Soldier[]

The Satellite Spotter is the best solution against the Exoskeleton Soldier; their massive bonuses against light units and outstanding movement and range means that they can easily kill Exoskeleton Soldiers on the first turn, and not receive much damage back.

Artillery UnitRail Gun[]

The Satellite Spotter is generally useful against the Rail Gun, because of their bonuses against artillery units, but the Rail Gun's very strong attack and defense means that the Satellite Spotter will be less useful against them if they have a high attack and defense boost, and the Satellite Spotter can still be finished somewhat easily by the Rail Guns. The main advantage the Satellite Spotter has against the Rail Gun is the Rail Gun's Recharge ability, forcing them to miss out a turn every two turns, and Satellite Spotters will be able to deal double the damage in that time frame.

Other Military Units[]

Military Units
All Ages Heavy Unit Color GuardLight Unit Military DrummerLight Unit RogueFast Unit/Heavy Unit Champion
Bronze Age Light Unit SpearfighterLight Unit ClubmanHeavy Unit WarriorFast Unit Horseman
Ranged Unit SlingerArtillery Unit Stone Thrower
Iron Age Light Unit SoldierHeavy Unit LegionnaireFast Unit Mounted Warrior
Ranged Unit ArcherArtillery Unit Ballista
Early Middle Ages Light Unit MercenaryHeavy Unit Armored InfantryHeavy Unit BarbarianFast Unit Heavy Cavalry
Ranged Unit Mounted ArcherRanged Unit Barbarian SlingerArtillery Unit Catapult
High Middle Ages Light Unit BerserkerHeavy Unit Heavy InfantryFast Unit Knight
Ranged Unit CrossbowmanArtillery Unit Trebuchet
Late Middle Ages Light Unit Great Sword WarriorHeavy Unit Imperial GuardFast Unit Heavy Knight
Ranged Unit Longbow ArcherArtillery Unit Cannon
Colonial Age Light Unit RangerHeavy Unit GrenadierFast Unit Dragoon
Ranged Unit MusketeerArtillery Unit Field Gun
Industrial Age Light Unit Jaeger InfantryLight Unit Brave WarriorHeavy Unit HowitzerFast Unit Lancer
Ranged Unit RiflemanRanged Unit Mounted BraveArtillery Unit Breech Loader
Progressive Era Light Unit ConscriptHeavy Unit TankFast Unit Armored Car
Ranged Unit SniperArtillery Unit Rapid Fire Cannon
Modern Era Light Unit Bazooka TeamHeavy Unit Battle TankFast Unit Mechanized Infantry
Ranged Unit ParatrooperArtillery Unit Mechanized Artillery
Postmodern Era Light Unit CommandoHeavy Unit Universal TankFast Unit IFV
Ranged Unit MG TeamArtillery Unit Rocket Artillery
Contemporary Era Light Unit Strike TeamHeavy Unit Assault TankFast Unit Attack Helicopter
Ranged Unit Anti-Aircraft VehicleArtillery Unit Missile Artillery
Tomorrow Era Light Unit Ultra APHeavy Unit Stealth TankFast Unit Combat Drone
Ranged Unit Anti-Materiel SniperArtillery Unit Microwave Blaster
Future Era Light Unit Exoskeleton SoldierHeavy Unit Hover TankFast Unit Drone Swarm
Ranged Unit Satellite SpotterArtillery Unit Rail Gun
Arctic Future Light Unit Dragon DroneHeavy Unit Battle FortressHeavy Unit Behemoth
Fast Unit Recon RaiderRanged Unit Surrogate SoldierArtillery Unit Plasma Artillery
Oceanic Future Light Unit MantaLight Unit ScimitarHeavy Unit C.R.A.B. MechHeavy Unit Octopod
Fast Unit Hydroelectric EelFast Unit GlidersRanged Unit Sub CruiserRanged Unit Nautilus
Artillery Unit TurturretArtillery Unit Medusa
Virtual Future Light Unit Augmented SamuraiRanged Unit NinjaArtillery Unit Rocket TroopHeavy Unit Ronin BotFast Unit Warrior Monk
Space Age Mars Light Unit Space MarineRanged Unit Tesla WalkerArtillery Unit SniperbotHeavy Unit Steel WardenFast Unit Sentinel
Space Age Asteroid Belt Light Unit Drill RangerRanged Unit Nail StormArtillery Unit B.E.L.T.Heavy Unit ShredderFast Unit Hover Hammer
Space Age Venus Light Unit Observer DroneRanged Unit Ghost BlasterArtillery Unit Power DragonHeavy Unit Steel FistFast Unit Energy Cannon

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