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General Data
Faction Substrate
Type Cruiser
Cost 10 Logistics, 400 Metal, 100 Radioactives, 60 seconds
Hit Points 450
Shields 900
Armor 20%

The Caregiver is a cruiser-class ship for the Substrate.

Support unit. Replenishes shields of nearby allied units.


This unarmed support cruiser recharges the shields of all nearby allied units. It has no other weaponry to speak of and is useless in direct combat, but the service it provides to Substrate armies is absolutely critical.

Weapon Specs

Caregiver Shield Regenerator

Projects a 360 degree ion field that repairs all nearby shields.

  • 7 DPS per unit
  • 300 meters range
  • Area Effect Weapon
  • Armor-piercing

Game Usage

  • While the single target healing of Caregiver cannot match that of the Medic, its AoE definitely make up for it. However, this only gains value if the army is receiving AoE damage.
  • Sufficient amount of Caregivers can potentially undo the effect of EMP Pulse orbital very quickly and numerous amount of them could help a Substrate army withstand the combo usage of EMP Pulse and Plasma Storm orbitals.
  • Caregivers overall performs worse than Medics, due to them being cruisers, thus susceptible to most weaponry and their AoE rarely again enough values.