Hi, I'm JJdapro2234,as you probably guessed from the title. This guide is all about Fabricator, or Fab, for short, the most versatile shell in the game! You can do so many things with Fab, block projectiles like an Ironclad, gun down enemies like Wildfire, and even “warp” like a Duskwing! However you need to be level 7 to access it.
Fab's tiered weapon is called the Dancer. It's quite simple to use, actually. Just hold down D, (or whatever you use for firing) and release on top of the enemy. A little thing called the seed will shoot out of the Dancer. When you release, it will explode into a full sized Dance.
Here is a list of all the modifiers a Dancer can have, in order of rank:
Amazing damage, huge spread, and seeking to boot. Get it from an elite strands boss.
You can only have 2 seeds out at a time,so make sure you keep track. You never know if an enemy wil appear… until it's too late. Also, there are three other series of dancers. Trinity has shurikens orbiting the dance (includes trinity and volta). Gavotte, with telson and gavotte, sppread out their dances. Quickstep is an auutomatic weapon.
That's an awful joke, but it is true that Fabricator's secondary is a drone. It's called the antiphon, and it flies like an actual drone does. Except it has a cannon. The antiphon is a good weapon to clear waves of enemies, but it can be destroyed by enemy projectiles. However, this means that they can be used for retreating as well. If you need to escape, pop one down and let it distract your pursuer.
Click your secondary button. Your aim will become fixed and a flare will appear in your hand. You will not be able to move, so make sure there are no enemies within range! Then, the antiphon will appear, flying in the direction you summoned it, for a set period of time, shooting blue bullets at whatever is near it. There's another version, Mangonel, which stays in the same place. Anyways, here's a list of modifiers for antiphon!
This looks like it does less damage than a normal antiphon. However, whispered is part of the silent series, and they shoot 5 times faster than the standard ones! So, they will clear waves more efficiently, instead of leaving some behind that you have to manually clear. It's also good for dealing damage to large bosses, like Polaris (strands boss) and the frozen blight boss, due to armored and +2000 lifetime.
This is not a boss, this is Fab's special, the macron. This is what makes Fab so versatile. It creates a floating platform, that can then be used for offense and defense, blocking projectiles or laying traps. But how do you even use it? A: Press shift, and then in the direction you want to go, press the arrow key. It will instantly teleport you on top of the macron.
Defense: You can use the macron to shield your teammates from devastating bullets. Keep in mind, though, you need to have shielded in order to do this. For example, in elite Frozen Blight, the boss shoots out a fireball/shuriken/axe that does huge damage to squishy shells. Pop down a shielded and any fireball that touches it disappears!
Offense: Macrons explode on contact with enemies or when the duration goes to zero, leaving three huge explosions (they already have the trisected attribute). Use this to deal damage to enemies that move in regular patterns. Just throw one where it will be, and watch as it drives itself into the macron… and explode spectacularly.
Mobility: As I said, you teleport onto macrons, letting you dodge bullets and also move super fast. Equivalent to a Wildfire's blast.
Support: Fab is a support shell, and most of the time you will be supporting your buddies.You can place down a macron to help your teammates with tough jumps, block a projectile from killing off a duskwing, or destroy an aerial attacker. I promise you, it will pay off if you take a few seconds to help a shell.
Sound the trumpets, here are the modifiers!
There are also some other series of macrons. Tiered are the normal ones, while mechanized move by thselves. Mechanized also have higher damage, making them good for offense as torpedoes. Blink shoots out a compressed macron that explodes into a full sized one when it touches a wall.
Prototype composite macron
Duration +1000 or Armor Piercing 100%
Note: This is currently the best reasonably tiered macron, due to the rarity of star cathedrals. If you get a prototype devoted, you've hit the jackpot.
Fab has four mobility choices, lightfoot, valenki, boosters, and gliders.