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MSAUnit Elite Hover Unit
Elite Hover Unit
Rarity
MSA rarity Rare
Faction
MSD faction Ptolemaic Army 24px Ptolemaic Army
AP cost
MSA dot II 180
MSA dot III
MSA dot IV
MSA dot V
Optimal range
Short
Traits
Suicide Attack
Debuff
Playable since
1.16.1
In-Game Description

The Elite Hover Unit is a playable unit in Metal Slug Attack, first appearing in the Extra Ops "Destroy the Tower". It is a modified Hover Unit that the Special Forces use in battle.

Rather than launching a missile and leaving the screen, the Special Forces soldier uses the Hover Unit's machine guns to fire upon the enemy. Activating the special causes the soldier to use its powerful laser beam instead. The laser beam can debuff the attack of enemies hit by it when MSA Skill small + 4 is unlocked. This unit has a suicide attack once MSA Skill small + 3 is unlocked, where it crashes into the ground, exploding and damaging enemy units near it. The soldier dies alongside the Hover Unit, rather than leaping out and converting into a standard Special Forces unit.

When placed in a deck with Yoshino, they form the "Destroy the Tower" team, lowering their AP costs by 10%.

Attacks

Long Range

Attribute grenade Gatling Gun - The Special Forces soldier tips the Hover Unit and fires its gatling gun at enemies below it.

Special

Attribute grenade Laser - The Special Forces soldier moves forward with the Hover Unit, burning enemies with its laser. Has attack debuff properties when MSA Skill small + 4 is unlocked.

Stats

Health Attribute Resistance
Lvl MSA dot I MSA dot II MSA dot III MSA dot IV MSA dot V Attribute pistol
Kinetic
MSA resistance 2-Normal Normal
1 3000 3300 3630 3993 4392
10 4500 4950 5445 5989 6588 Attribute grenade
Explosive
MSA resistance 2-Normal Normal
20 6000 6600 7260 7986 8784
30 7500 8250 9075 9982 10980 Attribute fire
Incendiary
MSA resistance 2-Normal Normal
40 9000 9900 10890 11979 13176
50 10500 11550 12705 13975 15373 * HP might be increased by skills / items or buffs

Skills

MSA item I Gnome Bullet MSA item I Bomb MSA item I Bread MSA Skill small + Commander

Power of all attacks of Hover Units are increased by 30% (+0.5% each level).

MSA item I Shoes MSA item I Mushroom MSA item I Carrot

MSA item II Heavy Machine Gun MSA item II Grenade MSA item II Poo MSA Skill small + Strengthen Weapon

Strengthen all attack power by 10% (+0.5% each level).

MSA item II Monkey Thief MSA item II Teddy Bear MSA item II Chicken

MSA item III Enemy Chaser MSA item III Mine MSA item III Medicine MSA Skill small + Elite's Willpower

Performs a Suicide Attack when destroyed.
Strengthen Suicide Attack power by 10% (+0.5% each level).

MSA item III Diet Pill MSA item III Garden Tree MSA item III Dumpling

MSA item IV Big Heavy Machine Gun MSA item IV Red Pepper MSA item IV Bird's Nest MSA Skill small + Chemical Laser

Reduces attack power by 10% (+0.5% each level) of all enemies hit by Special Attack.

MSA item IV Emblem (White) MSA item IV Shield MSA item IV Pig

MSA item V Two Machine Guns MSA item V Battery MSA item V Holy Water
MSA item V Emblem (Blue) MSA item V Pants MSA item V Apple Barrel
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