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Recon (Days of Ruin) Information
Rubinelle Lazurian/IDS
DoRRecon.png DoRReconAlt.png
Good movement and vision.
They are strong against infantry.
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None Machine Gun
Cost 4,000 Inftry ArrowGood.png
Gas 80 Veh ArrowBad.png
Ammo Air Hyphen.png
Mobility 8 Heli ArrowBad.png
Vision 5 Ship Hyphen.png
Range 1 Sub Hyphen.png
IconMovement.pngMovement Tire A IconCombat.pngCombat Veh
 IconRedWarning.png IconWarTank.pngIconBomber.pngIconMediumTank.pngIconRockets.png
 IconYellowWarning.png IconMech.pngIconTank.pngIconArtillery.pngIconSeaplane.pngIconBCopter.pngIconAntiTank.pngIconBattleship.png
Main article: Recon

Recon(Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict) or 偵察車(失われた光) are excellent scouts in open Fog of War matches. Their movement allows them to scout large areas and attack infantry units from long distances.

However, their 'Tire A' movement type prevents them from properly moving on open plains, requiring a road to effectively be utilized. Alternatively, Rigs can build a makeshift road on plains by building Temporary Airports and beachs by building Temporary Ports at the cost of 5,000 per tile, unless using Greyfield's CO Power to refit their material.

Recon are initially introduced in Days of Ruin, and become buildable in New Allies.

Matchups

Recon Matchups

Opposing unit

Damage given

Damage taken

Primary Secondary Primary Secondary
InfantryBlueMapDoR.gif - 75 - 12
MechBlueMapDoR.gif - 65 85 18
BikeBlueMapDoR.gif - 65 - 18
ReconBlueMapDoR.gif - 35 - 35
FlareBlueMapDoR.gif - 30 - 60
AATankBlueMapDoR.gif - 8 60 -
LightTankBlueMapDoR.gif - 8 85 40
MediumTankBlueMapDoR.gif - 5 95 40
WarTankBlueMapDoR.gif - 1 105 45
ArtilleryBlueMapDoR.gif - 45 80 -
AntiTankBlueMapDoR.gif - 25 75 -
RocketLauncherBlueMapDoR.gif - 55 90 -
AAMBlueMapDoR.gif - 55 - -
APCBlueMapDoR.gif - 45 - -
FighterBlueMapDoR.gif - - - -
BomberBlueMapDoR.gif - - 105 -
DusterBlueMapDoR.gif - - 18 -
SeaplaneBlueMapDoR.gif - - 80 -
BCopterBlueMapDoR.gif - 18 75 30
TCopterBlueMapDoR.gif - 35 - -
BShipBlueMapDoR.gif - - 70 -
CarrierBlueMapDoR.gif - - - -
SubmarineBlueMapDoR.gif - - - -
CruiserBlueMapDoR.gif - - - -
LanderBlueMapDoR.gif - - - -
GunboatBlueMapDoR.gif - - - -
MeteoriteDoR.gif - 1 - -
TalonGunDoR.gif - 1 5 HP -
NestMiddleLaserDoR.gif - 1 Laser

8 HP

Mortar

5 HP


Changes from Dual Strike

  • Infantry damage dealt (70 -> 75)
  • Light Tank damage dealt (6 -> 8)
  • Anti-Air Tank damage dealt (4 -> 8)
  • Anti-Air Missile Launcher damage dealt (28 -> 55)
  • Battle Helicopter damage dealt (10 -> 18)
  • Battle Helicopter damage taken with primary (55 -> 75)
  • Battleship damage taken (90 -> 70)

Strategy

A Recon in Advance Wars : Days Of Ruin

In Fog of War, they have the highest vision range, only tied with Subs and Missiles. For that reason, they are essential in maps where FoW is present. Recons are great at hiding in Woods to scout enemy positions, damaging weakened units or blocking enemy movement.

Outside of FoW, Recons do have some other uses. They are a good tool to quickly reach the center of the map and prevent enemy Infantry from capturing properties, since it has very fast movement in flat terrain. Recons can take on several Infantry without any severe damage. They even hold up decently well against other Recons.

However, in mid to late game, they are easily countered by Tanks, B-Copters, Anti-Airs and even Mechs, so they aren't worth the investment later on. In addition, since Recons move on tires, they get slowed down by Plains and Woods. On maps where these types of terrain are plentiful, a Recon's movement may not be as impressive as the game states.

Trivia