Multiple Sentries

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Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:31 am

  • Does having two or more sentries at the same location stack at all? Will an incoming sub in range of two sentries be hit twice every two hours?
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Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:19 am

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Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:29 pm

  • Technically still only one every two hours, but it takes 2x damage. So a 20 drillers sub that would normally lose 1 driller in 2 hours would lose 2. Unfortunately, the sentries always fire on the same target. So when multiple subs are coming at you, only the one with the most drillers will be shot at
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Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:07 am

  • mathwhiz9 wrote:Technically still only one every two hours, but it takes 2x damage. So a 20 drillers sub that would normally lose 1 driller in 2 hours would lose 2. Unfortunately, the sentries always fire on the same target. So when multiple subs are coming at you, only the one with the most drillers will be shot at

    Actually if you somehow get them to fire at different phases, you do actually see 2 separate shots for each of the entries. They come twice as fast but they still target the same sub.

    However there are various reasons you'd want to keep your entries in-phase, including
    1. You may be able to destroy up to an extra driller per shot, because the driller loss is calculated at the time of the tick. If the entries are shorting together, they get the same higher number to do their calculations with.
    2. You may lose a shot from a sentry if they aren't in phase. Because sentries always shoot as soon as a sub enters their range, you can't lose a potential shot due to timing issues that you could otherwise have kept. However if your sentries fire asynchronously you may lose a shot from one of the sentries.
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