View Full Version : Elite Geonosian Warriors

06-26-2002, 09:05 PM
I thought the upgrade for Geonosian warriors was meant to give them shields? It doesn't appear to even boost their hitpoints or attack. Pretty pointless really....

06-26-2002, 10:57 PM
I believe that they are faster when upgraded, but it really is pointless to upgrade. Lucasarts should fix that in the Clean-up patch for CC. (That is, if they make one)


06-26-2002, 11:14 PM
Other than the increase in speed it's not worth the cost to upgrade them so a boost in a patch would be nice.

06-27-2002, 12:09 AM
One thing I did notice, was if they get converted by a Jedi Master (Rebel or Republic) the warriors gain shielding.


06-27-2002, 12:24 AM
I really hope that wasnt intended... and I thought units werent supposed to benefit from upgrades when converted, since I assume that shield modifications would be causing that.

06-27-2002, 07:18 AM
And that Elite Geonosian Warrior upgrade isn't cheap either :mad: !! I hope that they get shielding in the next patch, then they'd be alot more durable.

06-27-2002, 08:52 AM
Hm. Shielding wouldn't make a lot of sense, though, would it? It would also make the GWs much too effective. Have you seen what those puppies do to anything walking? Especially when compared to the rest of the slack Geonosian airforce, the GWs hit incredibly hard. Heaven forfend that you should get a satellite base attacked by them and not respond in time. Even with a token AA turret, they will butcher workers in the blink of an eye.

The upgrade is a bit pricey for a simple speed hike. Then again, for a raiding/response unit (as opposed to a core unit like a mech destroyer) speed is paramount. I think it's well worth it, personally. Though I'd like it if the upgrade also changed their guns to make them look a little less... well, phallic.

06-27-2002, 09:16 PM
Well, what about an armor increase or hit point increase? Something to make it more durable. Just speed isn't enough for me.

06-28-2002, 08:57 PM
They don't seem to benefit from any other upgrades, either. Sure they cut through troops like a knife through butter, but it's still nice to make your Geonosians the best they can be :).

06-30-2002, 07:51 AM
Elite GWs also benefit from a greater attack bonus vs troops and air but they really arent worth the price tag. I hope Lucsarts changes this in a patch

Darth Windu
06-30-2002, 01:54 PM
I havent really had any troop vs geonosian warrior battles, but it seems to me that they are almost useless againsy jedi master's...

07-01-2002, 09:36 PM
Giving them any more upgrades would throw off the balance....they're too powerful as it is. I really hate those little buggers. The poor man's air unit.

07-04-2002, 08:24 AM
They're not all that great against Jedi Masters, though what is, bar bounty hunters or other Jedi? They enjoy a slight advantage because they do melee rather than ranged damage; Jedi are less well-armoured against melee damage.

Of course, a group of Jedi masters will convert piles of GWs before they get killed anyway, so the question is largely academic.

And the GW is very strong in general. If the upgrade only increases their speed, then it's for a good reason. Besides, y'all pay through the nose for Advanced Engines and Dexterity - why not Elite GW? (Yes, I know the costs are slightly different).