Unit name: The Bishop
Type: Heavy Vehicle
Health: 450,000 (At level 1)
Range (Aura): 100
IN GAME DESCRIPTION:
Instead of a traditional weapon, the Bishop is capable of Marking targets, allowing allies to deal more damage to them. Combined with his boost to nearby ally reload speed, this Sentinel has made himself an indispensable part of any force.
Cost to build:` 25,000,000 million Thorium
Build time: 5 seconds
Bishop is purchasable for 280,000 event XP.
The Bishop can be earned in the 3rd and 4th Corpus faction missions
3rd mission awards 2 Bishops and 4th awards 4 Bishops upon completion)
The Fervor Aura for the Bishop is purchasable for 400,000 event XP,
[NOTE THAT IF YOU PURCHASED THIS AURA,YOU CAN EQUIP THEM INSTANTLY TO YOUR BISHOPS,AND THE TECH IS UNLIMITED,SO YOU CAN EQUIP THEM TO YOUR BISHOPS WITHOUT LIMITS]
BUT LETS TAKE A DEEPER LOOK AT THE BISHOP:
My opinion: The Bishop is a very unique unit as it doesn’t fires a single shot,instead the Bishop grants multiple bonuses to nearby allies.
The Bishop’s Ability:
Devotion aura (THE DEFAULT AURA): Boost nearby unit’s reload speed by 30%
Fervor: Decreases nearby unit’s charge up time by a whopping 50%
[ONLY ONE AURA CAN BE EQUIPPED BY THE BISHOP,SO IF YOU WANT TO SWAP AURAS,YOU NEED TO DE-EQUIP AND RE-EQUIP THE NEW AURA YOU WANT]
Level 10 – Command Urgency
This talent increases the movement speed of the Bishop by 1.0 (total of 4.0 speed at level 10)
Level 20 – Spot weakness
This talent increases the bonus damage that is marked by the Bishop by 10% (total of 20% bonus damage at marked targets by the Bishop)
WHY SHOULD YOU OWN A BISHOP?
The Bishop can boost certain unit’s performance tremendously. These units can help you maximize/boost their damage output and capabilities to whack your enemies.
Example of the certain units are:
And many more.Experiment more to find out whats the best pair for your usage,
You can spam more plasma orbs to the enemy!More plasma orbs means more damage!
Now you can rain fallout to your enemy much faster!
Vindicator – Do you think a custom 575 range,2 shell firing Vindicator is enough?No!
The Bishop can boost their damage capability by reducing their reload time.
Now watch as they rain more shells upon you enemies!
Bishop (with Fervor aura)+The Prophet
I hope the players who complains about the Prophet having a long 6 time charging time will be happy.Now with the Bishop,the charge up time is decreased by 50% which is 3 seconds!Now in 6 seconds you can fire 2 projectiles that devastate enemy buildings!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN USING THE BISHOP:
Remember that the Bishop does not have too much health,so pair it with a unit that can keep the Bishop alive for a long time such Caretaker and Galen.
The Bishop is not recommended when pairing with sustain damage light vehicles such as Phalanxs and Technicals as the Bishop can’t keep up with them unless the Bishop is maxed (4.0 speed at max level).Another reason is sustain damage usually have low damage per bullet.But the Bishop is recommendable to long charge/reload high burst/AoE damage units like Drakons,Sharpshooters,Juggernaut and Hammers.
The Bishop’s behavior is similar to the Caretaker.You can press F (Fire at will) to make the Bishop follow the nearest ally unit.
The Bishop’s boost (Devotion/Fervor) only last 15 seconds if you step out of the aura ring.
Stay in the aura or dart in and out of the Bishop’s aura when you need to replenish the boost’s time.
I think every Commander should own at least 1 Bishop.It brings more support and it will benefit other units and boost their performance,especially in Operation Heatwave.