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Red resource unit
Build time2 (takes 2 turns to construct)
At the start of your turn, gain Attack
Supply: 10
Cost: 4GoldRed resource
Build time: Build time2
Health: Health1
Attack: Attack
Position: Back Right

A Tarsier

Tarsier is an Attackoffensive Red unit, with Build time2 build time. It's part of the base set.




Tarsier is Red resourcered's basic attacker. It is the most efficient constant Attackdamage source from the base set, but takes Build time2 turns to build.

In random sets containing no better attackers they should usually be your main source of Attackdamage. Be careful not to overvalue them though, most random set attackers are better and most random sets contain attackers. Also, since Tarsiers have Build time2 build time, you do not need to buy a Blastforge preemptively in order to block the first two Tarsiers with a Wall; you can just buy it right after the opponent buys Tarsiers and your Wall will still be ready in time.

Another consequence of the Tarsiers' Build time2 build time is that they are worse later in the game. They are great attackers to start with but in the mid-to-late game Rhinos may be a better use of your Red resource since they attack immediately while Tarsiers take two turns to even do anything at all.

If possible, try to take advantage of the Tarsiers' Build time2 to deny your opponent the ability to absorb. For example, if you already bought one Attackattacker and your opponent responded with an Infusion Grid, buying Tarsiers and no other Build time1 attackers is an excellent idea because the 2nd and 3rd points of Attackattack would have just been absorbed anyway, so it's like the Tarsiers didn't really have Build time2.

Tarsiers must be protected from breaches at mostly any cost, as their Health1 Health will let your opponent wipe them out very easily. That makes them a risky proposition against opponents with access to ChillChill or Attackdamage burst.

Tarsiers of course combo as a force multiplier with the Amporilla.