Invasion Tutorial

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This is going to be a basic tutorial on the game mode known as Invasion. The info is used from experience, HardBoiledJello#3791, and the various videos on Youtube covering invasion.

Videos[edit | edit source]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSHI-Q3uG5k - X-27's Invasion Guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo1WCZQbq-U - Hardboiledjello's Invasion Guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRYvdIp7-uw - X-Commander's Invasion Guide

Examples[edit | edit source]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlEwHFxDLa4 - an example of a phenomenal run (5470P3_'s run)

Original template[edit | edit source]

Invasion Mode: A complete guide

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yfMumEEDjjDZsswCuMzz6xozM08zMWE1CBUC_cAg4lo/edit

Most important: Stay in a group, don’t waste gems, get Aries asap, have a 3-4 player team, kill most/all aliens before engaging the wave boss, mines have no arming delay, clear most/all all asteroids before engaging in the boss, only attack the boss when everyone agrees to (most helpful on waves 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9.)

Recommended Upgrade route(s)[edit | edit source]

Fly > Trident > Y-Defender > Crusader > Bat-Defender > O-Defender > Aries

However an Odyssey can work well in invasion along as it has at least 2 other Aries in its team. The same goes for the A-Speedster.

To get Odyssey go through Furystar as the U-Sniper is a poor ship choice for invasion.

For Bastion go through Aries path.

Never buy upgrades when going for the Aries!!!

For solo invasion the best route recommender is the following route:-

Fly > Delta-Fighter > Side-Fighter > Side-Interceptor > Aetos/Shadow X-2 > A-Speedster

No upgrades in any other ships leading to the A-Speedster and its important to keep a 200 gem shield before upgrading any stats on the A-Speedster. Shadow X-2 is recommended over the Aetos because of its speed. For Solo Invasion a hit and run ship like the X-2 or the Speedster would be better.

Aliens[edit | edit source]

Alien Alien Level Wave Stats How to kill
Chickens 1, green 1, 2, 3, 5 low everything shoot to kill and ram
2, yellow 1, 2, 3 good HP, low damage shoot to kill
3, red 5 high HP, low damage kill with team ramming works well and a rocket or 2
4, purple 2 Boss Use RCS off, stay at distance with team, Use secondaries
Crabs 1, green 2, 3 low everything shoot to kill
2, yellow 3, 5, 10 moderate everything shoot to kill with team
3, red 5, 7, 10 high everything, splits into 4 yellow crabs shoot to kill with team
Piranhas 1, green 4, 5 - ram/shoot to kill
2, yellow 5, 7, 9, 10 split to 3 Level 1 piranhas (split's don't split again) shoot to kill
3, red 7, 9, 10 split to 3 Level 2 piranhas kill with team
4, purple 8 Boss Have on person circle it while shooting at it(Preferably an Aries), drop mines.
Candlesticks 1, green 5, 9 high damage, low HP shoot to kill
2, yellow 6 high damage, low HP shoot to kill
3, red 9 very high damage, low HP, splits into 4 green Candelsticks shoot to kill with team
Pointus 1, green 6, 9 high HP, low damage shoot to kill
2, yellow 6, 9 good HP, good damage shoot to kill
3, purple 8 high HP and damage shoot to kill with team
Hirsutes 1, yellow 5, 9, 10 high damage and HP circle to get behind since they can only shoot front the front. Kill with team, have your team destroy incoming aliens while you are circling the Hirsute.
2, red 9 very high damage and HP circle to get behind since they can only shoot front the front. Kill with team, have your team destroy incoming aliens while you are circling the Hirsute.
Forks 1, green 9 High HP and damage shoot to kill
2, yellow 9 High HP and very high damage shoot to kill with team
Saucers 1, yellow 7 Mini Boss Kill with Aries and team Use secondaries
2, red 6, 10 Boss Kill with Aries and team Use secondaries
Fortress 1, yellow 3 Boss Use RCS off and secondary weapons (if fire locked, run away)
2, red 7 Boss Kill with Aries and team (use secondaries if necessary)
Final Boss 2, purple 10 Final boss, good rate of fire, huge amount of HP and extremely high damage Kill with Aries team (also use secondaries, torpedoes preferred)

Pre-Wave 1: Mine to get secondaries (missiles are preferable)

Wave 1[edit | edit source]

Gameplay: Fly around and solo kill

Spawn 1: Level 1 Chickens

Spawn 2: Level 1 and 2 Chickens

Goal Ship: Y-Defender

0 secondaries from asteroids, number of asteroids has to be >12

Wave 2[edit | edit source]

Gameplay: Group attack

Spawn 1: Level 1 Chickens

Spawn 2: Level 1 and Level 2 Chickens, Level 1 Crabs

Boss: Level 4 Chicken which spawns Level 2 Chickens which split into Level 1 Chickens. Don't use Secondaries on the boss. Use secondaries as soon as the boss is killed to kill the outburst of minions.

Goal Ship: Crusader

Rockets, missiles and both mine types drop from asteroids, number of asteroids has to be less than 12

Wave 3[edit | edit source]

Gameplay: Camp at the star, wait for aliens to come to you. Then group attack.

Spawn 1: Level 2 Chickens

Spawn 2: Level 2 Chickens, Level 2 Crabs

Boss: Level 1 Fortress which spawns Level 1 Crabs, use rockets and missiles on the fortress.

Goal Ship: Bat-Defender

Same secondaries drop as wave 2, all asteroids has to be destroyed.

Wave 4[edit | edit source]

Gameplay: Destroy asteroids to create chain reaction, can run around solo unless one person is still a Crusader.

"Spawn" 1: Asteroid shower from above

Spawn 2: Level 1 Piranhas

Goal Ship: Bat-Defender

Wave 5[edit | edit source]

Gameplay: Group attack, mine at star for secondaries

Spawn 1: Level 3 Chickens

Spawn 2: Level 2 Piranhas, Level 3 Crabs, Level 1 Candlesticks

Boss: 2 Level 1 Hirsutes, one of your group members should circle it to keep it busy while the rest of you attack from distance and make sure not to block the path of the person who is circling the Hirsutes.

Goal Ship: O-Defender

Wave 6[edit | edit source]

Gameplay: Group attack

Spawn 1: Level 2 Candlesticks, Level 1 Pointus

Spawn 2: Level 2 Pointus

Boss: Level 2 Saucer. (Run if not all enemies killed)

Goal Ship: At least 1 Aries, 2 optimal, 3 perfect

Wave 7[edit | edit source]

Gameplay: Group attack, mine at star for secondaries. Destroy all asteroids before engaging the Fortress(Very helpful for the next wave).

Spawn 1: Level 3 Piranhas

Spawn 2: Bosses: 2 Level 1 Saucers and Level 2 Fortress (Kill the 2 saucers as soon as possible and before the fortress)

Goal Ship: All Aries (necessary for wave 8)

Wave 8[edit | edit source]

Gameplay: Group attack

Spawn 1: 2 Level 4 Piranhas

Spawn 2: Level 3 Pointus

Boss: Level 4 Piranhas, to kill the boss easily avoid the head at all cost and use the Aries's auxiliary cannon and circle the boss to kill it and if things get desperate use Mines but its not really needed if you are circling the boss optimally.

Use Secondaries on boss (mine pile at start and staying in it mostly works very well along as one of the 2 bosses comes after the ship in the mine pile)

Tips: Kill all the pointus before mining as it makes mining asteroids much easier. Killing all the aliens makes the asteroids less dense, decreases the strength of the asteroids, which enables them to be destroyed much quicker.

Wave 9[edit | edit source]

Gameplay: Group attack, Mine at star for secondaries

Spawn 1: Level 3 Candlesticks

Spawn 2: Level 2 Forks

Boss: 2 Level 1 Hirsutes, 1 Level 2 Hirsute

Avoid using to many secondaries (because they are needed for wave 10) avoid pods if possible (not very helpful on wave 10)

After all the aliens are killed make a mine pile using everyone's mines then go mine for more Secondaries.

Wave 10[edit | edit source]

Gameplay: Stay in 1 place as group (You will likely die in this wave)

Spawn 1: Level 3 Crabs

Spawn 2: Level 3 Piranhas, 5 Level 1 Hirsutes

Boss: Final boss, Stay at distance and snipe (RCS=ON!) (1 shot=300 damage) (6 Shots=Kill Aries with full gems) Final boss sometimes spawns in 2 Wave 6 bosses (red saucer) but not every time

USE SECONDARIES on most bosses

GOOD LUCK! :)