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A small combat mechanoid armed with a low-powered mini-shotgun. Roughly four feet tall, militors lack the power, range, and toughness of more senior combat mechs. However, it is cheap to gestate and maintain, and so is often used as a rear guard or swarm attacker.
In war, mech armies are known to send militors into urban ruins to hunt down survivors after breaking the human defenses. For this reason, they are considered by some to be the most cruel of all mechanoid patterns.
- Armor - Sharp
- Armor - Blunt
- Armor - Heat
- Move Speed
- 3.80 c/s
- Body Size
- 42 kg
- Pack Capacity
- 24.5 kg
- Carrying Capacity
- 53 kg
- Filth Rate
- Life Expectancy
- Comfortable Temp Range
- -100 °C – 250 °C (-148 °F – 482 °F)
6 dmg (Blunt)
2.6 second cooldown
- Average DPS
- Required Research
- Basic mechtech
A militor is a mechanoid added by the Biotech DLC.
As mechanoids, every militor is immune to fire, Flame and Heat damage, and temperature extremes, despite having Comfortable Temperatures defined. They have 100% Toxic Resistance and Toxic Environment Resistance, making them immune to toxic buildup, rot stink and other toxic effects. They do not need to eat, rest, and have no mood. They will be stunned by EMP attacks for a time proportional to the EMP damage inflicted and will "adapt" and rendered immune to further EMP strikes for 2,200 ticks (36.67 secs).
Enemy mechs do not require power, though will spawn dormant outside of a raid.
As an enemy
Militors are used as the easiest mechanoids you can encounter. With a range of only 12 - equal to the hand-thrown EMP grenade and frag grenade - virtually any weapon will outrange them. They are used to defend early mechanitor corpses, many of the mechanoid commanders. They can also spawn anywhere hostile mechanoids spawn, such as psychic ships. They can even form large, militor-only raids.
As an ally
Militors are light mechanoids, and require Basic Mechtech to be researched.
They are created from a standard mech gestator with 50 Steel, 1 Basic subcore, taking up 1 bandwidth from a mechanitor. They take 1800 ticks to initially craft, and then it must gestate for 1 cycle. Mechanoids can be fully repaired at the cost of power and nothing else. A dead militor can be resurrected for 25 steel and 1 gestation cycle so long as the corpse is extant.
Mechs under player control require power: militors use 10% of their power per day while active. If set to dormant self-charging, they instead recharge for 1% power / day, without pollution. They recharge in a mech recharger (200W), for 50% power/day, creating 5 wastepacks whenever the recharger's waste is filled up.
Militors are equipped with a mini-shotgun. While worse than a pump shotgun in every way - including a measily range of only 12 tiles - militors are quite cheap to make.
Militors have a shooting accuracy of 96%, equivalent to a pawn with a Shooting skill of 8. They have a melee hit chance of 62%, equivalent to a pawn with a Melee skill of 4.
As an enemy
A group of lone militors can easily be kited, as they are slightly slower than a base human. As soon as a militor comes remotely close to you, start running away, then use your range to your advantage. They can be fought with neolithic weapons like recurve bows, let alone any form of long-range firearm.
Late game militor-only raids can contain hundreds of mechs to fight. Unlike most mechanoid targets, these make ideal targets for doomsday rocket launchers as their health scale is low enough that the primary explosion will kill dozens, despite their immunity to the secondary explosions.
They are more threatening when combined with other mechanoids, like pikemen and lancers. The militor acts as a closer threat, making it harder to engage the stronger mechanoids. Due to their short range, militors tend to cluster together. So EMP grenades and EMP launchers work well, as with other mechanoids. The same kiting strategy can work in the first Diabolus fight, but becomes more difficult as stronger mechs come into play.
As an ally
Militors are both cheap to build and repair, making them quite good at luring and taking attacks. For example, they can stand in the face of an impid's fire breath without any fear. The high stopping power of their mini-shotgun makes a group of militors helpful as support units, even when you have stronger mechanoids. They are a mechanitor's only combat option before Standard Mechtech, and remain good at their role for colonies of any size.
Militors have a very short range and move slower than a baseline human, which must be kept in mind in combat. If using them for their firepower, create hallways, corners, and killboxes so that ranged enemies must approach them.
Specify body type when known.
(left, right, fore, hind)
(left, right, fore, hind)
The word "militor" roughly translated from Latin means "I am a soldier" or "war is waged by me".
- Biotech DLC Release - Added.
- 1.4.3531 - Slightly reduce damage and increase ranged cooldown for militor's mini-shotgun.
- ? (Prior to 6/Feb/2023, possibly 1.4.3531) - Militor combat power reduced, from 75 to 45.