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Missile Silos (Silos for short) are a kind of terrain. They can be used by Infantry, Bike, and Mech units to fire a missile. The missile can be targeted at any area on the map (even in Fog Of War) and affects a radius of two squares from the target outward, dealing 3 damage to all units, friendly or hostile. However, this is not capable of destroying units; the lowest this can cause a unit's HP to go is 1. Each silo has only 1 missile and cannot be restocked. They provide 3 stars defensive cover, depleted or not.

Two armed and one used silo

Groups of enemy units are usually the most suitable target. Designating an armored target over a group of weaker units may make a larger difference because doing 3HP of damage with regular units to an armored unit is harder than doing that same amount of damage to weaker enemies. Targeting a cluster of enemy properties with units on them will not only do damage but also deplete their War Funds at the start of their turn to repair those units.

Missile damage radius

Orange Star CO Rachel's Super CO Power fires three missiles from off-map on computer determined targets, focusing on highest money value damage.

Silos, in Days of Ruin, around the map in Salvation.

The Advance Wars: Dual Strike mission Crystal Calamity features nine ASDS (Anti Satelite Defence Silos), they work like regular silos, but instead of being fired on the map, they automatically target the Black Onyx, a satellite on the top screen. If an enemy unit reaches one of these silos (when still armed), the mission is lost. When all nine silos are fired, the Black Onyx is destroyed and the forcefield surrounding the Black Obelisk disappears, allowing it to be destroyed as well.

In Advance Wars: Days of Ruin they are introduced in the level Salvation.

Terrain Intel

Advance Wars Days of Ruin

Missile Silo
Normal Ruins
DoRSiloImageNormal.png DoRSiloImageRuin.png
Snow Desert
DoRSiloImageSnow.png DoRSiloImageDesert.png
Map Info
Def DoRIcon2Stars.png
Inc Hyphen.png
Rep DoRIconRecoverNone.png
Hide Yes
Icon IconSilo.png
Move CostIconMovement.png
Inftry 1
Mech 1
Tire A 1
Tire B 1
Tank 1
Air 1
Ship Hyphen.png
Trpt Hyphen.png

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