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Hackers:Tactics - Part 6 - The Stunning Combo

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:58 am
by Luminaar
Looting a network would be easy if nodes didn't hit back.

Who needs shields anyway, amirite? What if I told you this was possible? Check out how below!

Have you ever fought your way through a network, only to be stumped by a single solitary Core, protected by three Guardians? Takes forever to capture right? ... Wrong!
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The Art of War: Chapter VI - Though the enemy be stronger, we may prevent him from fighting.
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The Stunning Combo is capable of locking down a single node, applying relentless pressure to a high firewall node, or even shutting down a security node completely. No shields? No problem! 8-)
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The Art of War: Chapter III - The highest form of generalship ... is to prevent the junction of the enemy's forces
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Zap that node with a Shocker, then install a Blaster or two to lock it down completely... or three if you need a problem taken care of quickly. Be sure to wait 2 seconds before installing each Blaster for maximum stun time.

You can even use this tactic against multiple nodes, if you use the Stronghold tactic to take care of extra attackers.

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Not enough? There's more! Stunned nodes are also prevented from regenerating firewall. Larger firewall nodes such as the Core and high level security nodes recover a sizeable amount of firewall each second. Preventing this recovery is like dealing free damage!

Blasting your way to victory has never been so easy! Try it today!


Disclaimer: No warranty is implied or guaranteed by these statements.

Re: Hackers:Tactics - Part 6 - The Stunning Combo

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:11 am
by 570RM
Must say, this is a REALLY good move agaisnt that sort of stronghold. Can be very difficult if you have 2-4 lvl 21 guardians protecting a lvl 13 core...but there IS another thing that can help you in that matter: the almighty Battering Ram. Smash through their shields and take down their core like no tommorow! Hope this helps others who have trouble with these :)

Re: Hackers:Tactics - Part 6 - The Stunning Combo

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:42 pm
by TheLurkingRage
570RM wrote:Must say, this is a REALLY good move agaisnt that sort of stronghold.

Not really, it's really more of a waste. Just because it works, doesn't mean it's a really good option. Shockers shouldn't be used in combination with a Blaster because you need to keep the node protected because they fire slowly, so using ICE Walls to install a Protector in the first place is better than wasting Shockers on such choke points.

Re: Hackers:Tactics - Part 6 - The Stunning Combo

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:29 pm
by Luminaar
Technically, the combo is more "Protector and Blaster", as they're the ones doing the work, but Shocker fit better with the stunlock idea. ;)

Shocker does work in this case however, since 3 program slots allow a single Protector, ensuring that you can easily get the timing of Blasters correct for the stunlock. Naturally, having a high enough level of ICE Wall in the first place, or installing on a 4 slot node to go ICE Wall > Protector if your programs aren't high enough, will also work.