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This page relates to a Metal Slug Attack unit; for information about this character in the main series, see Samurai Infantry.

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MSAUnit Japonese Assault Force
Japonese Assault Force
Rarity
MSA rarity Normal
Faction
MSD faction Independent 24px Independent
AP cost
MSA dot I 90
MSA dot II 87
MSA dot III 84
MSA dot IV 81
MSA dot V 78
Optimal range
Short / Melee
Traits
Frontline Production
Suicide Attack
Knockback
Playable since
1.8.0
In-Game Description
"Red Japonese Soldier. His weapons are his sword, bombs and fear on the enemy."

The Japonese Assault Force consists of quick-moving units within Metal Slug Attack's "Independent" faction. Initially appearing as part of the Extra Ops titled Score Attack!!, these were largely unavailable until Another Story (barring later Daily Login rewards, and very rare POW Rescue rewards). Players can obtain parts by completing either of "Utopia"'s first two levels on any difficulty.

They are almost identical to regular Samurai Infantry, weak for their AP cost, and generally poor at combat.

However, if MSA Skill small + 4 is unlocked, they spawn at the front line - immediately appearing in front of the nearest enemy ground unit (or at their base, whichever is closer). Unlike Mummies and Dog Mummies (who share a similar ability), Japonese Assault Force soldiers drop from the air (essentially giving them a brief moment of invulnerability). Their low AP cost makes them hard to deal with at the start of a match, since enemy units can't harm the soldier until he takes his sword out. The W.Soldier is highly effective against them, as they're immune to their knockback capabilities.

If the player doesn't have the trooper (either the unit or unlocked MSA Skill small + 4), it is best to stick with the normal and dog mummies, as these units don't require any unique items. The Japonese Assault Force requires unique items for their skills, which can take a while to obtain.

Assault Force troopers are devastatingly effective when used to pin the enemy at their base long enough to deploy a Balor nearby.

Attacks

Close Range

Attribute pistol Japanese Sword (Spread): Relatively quick and powerful melee-range swing that damages all units in range.

Special

Attribute grenade Bomb (Spread): Hurls three powerful medium-range projectiles that follow a very high parabolic trajectory, landing on the ground and then rolling along it. Exploding on impact, they can easily destroy both aerial and ground enemies. If MSA Skill small + 2 is unlocked, these cannonballs may knock back enemies upon detonation.

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
1 400 440 484 532 585
10 600 660 726 798 878 Attribute grenade
Explosive
MSA resistance 3-Reduced Reduced
20 800 880 968 1064 1171
30 1000 1100 1210 1331 1464 Attribute fire
Incendiary
MSA resistance 4-No None
40 1200 1320 1452 1597 1756
50 1400 1540 1694 1863 2049 * HP might be increased by skills / items or buffs

Skills

MSA item I Grenade MSA item I Bomb MSA item III Bomb MSA Skill small + Strengthen Weapon

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

MSA item I Bread MSA item I Radish MSA item III Bomb

MSA item II Shotgun MSA item I Armor Piercer MSA item III Bomb MSA Skill small + Mass Shot

When a Special Attack hits, there is a (10%, +0.5% each level) chance that the enemy will be knocked backwards.

MSA item I Bread MSA item I Shoes MSA item III Bomb

MSA item II Shotgun MSA item II Grenade MSA item IV Samurai Sword MSA Skill small + Super High-Powered Explosive

Strengthen power of dying attack by (40%, +2.5% each level).

MSA item I Bread MSA item II Pigeon MSA item IV Samurai Sword

MSA item III Super Grenade MSA item III Mine MSA item V Battle Hat MSA Skill small + Kamikaze

Production point will be at the frontline instead of the base. Strengthen Close Range Attack power by (10%, +0.5% each level).

MSA item II Apple MSA item II Monkey Thief MSA item V Battle Hat

MSA item IV Big Shotgun MSA item IV Red Pepper MSA item V Muramasa
MSA item III Fish MSA item III Diet Pill MSA item V Muramasa
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