Defense Unit

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Defense Unit
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Common Name
Defense Unit
Time Period
Logo Steam.png 267.0
August 29, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 761.1
August 29, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 512.0
August 29, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon endtank_character_bp_c
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/EndGame/Dinos/Tank/EndTank_Character_BP.EndTank_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
0 XP
Special Loot Chance
Feces Size

The Defense Unit is a creature in ARK: Survival Evolved, and one of the two minions that defend the Overseer.png Overseer.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

With the introduction of the Overseer, Defense Units and Attack Drones were added to serve as minions. They are summoned throughout the battle. They drop Element.png Element upon death, which can be helpful to players using Tek during the Boss fight. Any Element collected during the fight will disintegrate afterwards when the player Ascends.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Defense Units will enter a rolling form to approach enemies before uncurling and slicing at them with their claws. When not attacking a target, they slowly mill around in an almost patrol-like fashion

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Defence Units have metal shells and seem to have Insect like limbs and body.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

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This section describes how to fight against the Defense Unit.

General[edit | edit source]

The Defense Unit has a decent amount of health and melee damage that, and when in large quantities, can quickly chip away at your health bar. To prevent this from happening, it is advised to take them out as soon as they spawn. Due to their attacks' small AOE, ranged weapons (such as rocket launchers, guns, and rifles in general) as well as dinos with large AOE attacks have proven useful.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Defense Unit , when walking, is not very fast by any means (and when rolling it can't attack). This being the case, backing away from them while attaking with the above stated ranged weapons will ensure the best chance of survival and success.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Using ranged weapons (i.e. rifles, rocket launchers, guns in general) and dino's with AOE attacks work the best.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Along with attacks that do a moderate amount of damage, the Defense Unit is spawned in quantities of 8 to 14 every 48 seconds. Because of this, a player can be easily swarmed and overrun whilst focusing on the boss.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

While not in their rolling form (in which they cannot attack), the Defense Unit is very slow and thus easily picked off using dino's with AOE attacks (i.e. Rex's bite) and ranged weaponry (i.e rifles, rocket launchers etc).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Released in patch 267.0.
  • The Defense Unit while force tamed can jump.
  • Jumping is actually faster than walking when riding a force tamed Defense Unit.
  • The roll of a force tamed Defense Unit is set to what seems to be a timer but this can be extended for a longer period of time by jumping while rolling to prevent to Defense Unit from canceling the roll.
  • Holding down the shift key also extends the roll.
  • The Defense Unit greatly resembles the Destroyer Droid (aka Droideka) from Star Wars

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References[edit | edit source]

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