The Cybernetic Deft Combat Research is the newest research released. This research is the first to really focus on combat since the Expert Combat research that was released a long time ago. If you combine these research stats with the latest Augment upgrades, T10 Troops, Arsenal upgrade, and Commander upgrades then you will end up with a fierce base.
Cybernetic Deft Combat
The Cybernetic Deft Combat Research is divided into three sections. The difference is that each section requires a different material to complete the research.
The three materials to unlock each section are:
- Unlock Cybernetic Deft Combat research
- Unlock Master Cybernetic Deft Combat research
- Unlock Ultimate Cybernetic Deft Combat research
Usually, you need to have all the research nodes in the first section to at least 8 before you can proceed to the second section, and so on for the third section as well. This research seems to be following the same pattern.
Comparing Deft Combat to Expert Combat
This is the very first combat centered research since the release of the Expert Combat Research. To put it into perspective, these stats are at least three times the amount of stats offered in that Expert Combat Tree, so they are going to pack quite a punch. When you compare these two trees you will notice striking similarities as well as blatant differences.
The research trees follow the same line of thinking. Both focus on combat stats. The Expert and Deft Research both cover everything from main stats, type stats, Base Defender stats, Base Rally stats, Control Point stats, and increases in Deployment and Rally sizes. Each tree was also a huge boost at the time of their respective releases.
Despite the obvious difference is the amount of stats that each research tree, there is one big difference that you can spot immediately. The Expert Econ tree is heavier on debuffs. Right away you can see that the Deft Combat Research changes gears and removes most debuffs in the first section. The Deft Combat instead has Type Defense, Type Attack, Type Health, and Base Defender stats. The Expert Combat started off with Type Defense, Type Attack, Base Defender stats, and Type Attack Debuff.
Then, the second part of the Expert Combat starts right away with the Type Defense Debuff. This shows the progression in the game. If you follow your research trees, you can see that MS has moved away from debuffs as a main stat. Of course, there are still some scenarios where debuffs can certainly help. Especially when talking about rallying an out of date Base. Debuffs are also very important stats when talking about Control Point and Global Control Point.
However, in a current defending scenario, debuffs are only a supporting stat, and even then it’s not that prevalent. The number of debuffs would not come anywhere near the attack of a Rally lead, so there is no use in making debuffs a priority. Of course, we all know so well that all it takes is one crazy release to change that 🙂
Above you can clearly see the difference between the Expert Combat tree (left) and the Deft Combat Research tree (right) on just the one Type stat. This echos throughout the entire tree.
Deft Combat Research Stats
- Attack 75K
- Defense 40K
- Health 30K
- Base Defender Attack 40K
- Base Defender Defense 50K
- Base Defender Health 30K
- Troop Deployment increase +1.5M
- Troop Rally increase +1M
- Base Rally Attack 47K
- CP Holding Attack 41K
- CP Rally Attack 46K
- CP Holding Health 39K
- CP Rally Health 42K
These are a highlight of the stats offered by the Deft Combat Research tree. Many more are available to research. If you want to check out information on all our other research trees then check out the Cybernetic Research Guide.
The big lesson to take away from this is that the Deft Combat Research Tree is going to be crucial for all bases. If you are defending then you will need to train some extra traps, titans, and troops if you are going to take a hit from a base that has the Deft Combat research finished. If you are an attacker, the bases that have this research completed are going to be much harder to burn. Finally, if you are in the GCP this weekend, then I hope you’re busy finishing this research already and can read this article after you are done! No one stands a chance at GCP against other bases who have this completed.
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