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MSAUnit Vanguard
Vanguard
Rarity
MSA rarity Super Rare
Faction
MSD faction Aliens 24px Invaders
AP cost
MSA dot III 500
MSA dot IV 450
MSA dot V 400
Optimal range
Medium
Traits
Pierce, Knockback
Playable since
1.0.2
In-Game Description
"New Alien Invasion!! They will attack you with various laser weapons."

The Vanguard is a Super-Rare unit from Metal Slug Attack. While it functions the same as its Metal Slug Defense incarnation. Parts are currently available through the Guild Shop (500 Guild Medals for each 5 parts) or on the occasional Event Crank.

It shares the same move-set as its Metal Slug Defense incarnation, primarily attacking the enemies with its oval-shaped ray gun in 3 different elevations while its special attack fires a disc-shaped laser beam from its eye. Having MSA Skill small + 4 unlocked increases its special count to 4.

Furthermore, having MSA Skill small + 2 and MSA Skill small + 3 unlocked gives it the potential to knockback its enemies. However, it will greatly suffer from units with counterattack such as Crazy Ralf and Leona.

Originally, Vanguard's close-range attack's sound effect was swapped to its special attack's vice versa. This was later then fixed since 2.1.0.

Attacks

Long Range

Attribute grenade Ray Gun - Fires 3 oval-shaped lasers from its arms in 3 different elevation.

Special Attack

Attribute grenade Laser - Fires a piercing disc-shaped laser from its eye. Having MSA Skill small + 4 unlocked increases the laser count to 4.

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 1-Increased Increased
1 6000 6600 7260 7986 8784
10 9000 9900 10890 11979 13176 Attribute grenade
Explosive
MSA resistance 1-Increased Increased
20 12000 13200 14520 15972 17569
30 15000 16500 18150 19965 21961 Attribute fire
Incendiary
MSA resistance 2-Normal Normal
40 18000 19800 21780 23958 26353
50 21000 23100 25410 27951 30746 * HP might be increased by skills / items or buffs

Skills

MSA item I Grenade MSA item I Bomb MSA item I Frog MSA Skill small + Strengthen Armor

HP will increase by (10%, +0.5% each level).

MSA item I Mushroom MSA item I Shoes MSA item I Chinese Cabbage

MSA item II Shotgun MSA item II Grenade MSA item II Poo MSA Skill small + Heavy Artillery Attack

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

MSA item II Doll MSA item II Monkey Thief MSA item II Apple

MSA item III Super Grenade MSA item III Mine MSA item III Medicine MSA Skill small + Big Mass Shot

When a Special Attack hits.
There is a (20%, +0.5% each level) chance that the enemy will be knocked backwards.

MSA item III Garden Tree MSA item III Diet Pill MSA item III Meat

MSA item IV Big Shotgun MSA item IV Red Pepper MSA item IV Bird's Nest MSA Skill small + VANGUARD RUSH

Number of Special Attacks will increase.
Strengthen Special Attack power by (10%, +0.5% each level).

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

MSA item V Thunder Shot MSA item V Battery MSA item V Holy Water
MSA item V Pants MSA item V Emblem (Blue) MSA item V Apple Barrel

Gallery

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