They Are Billions Thanatos Unit - How to Get & Use

Thanatos in They Are Billions is one of the units that you can research and train. They have rocket launchers and deal AOE damage. You can use them as pretty efficient defense, since they can shoot over walls, and also for clearing out infected settlements in order to expand your colony. Since they’re pretty good, we’re going to show you how to get the Thanatos unit in They Are Billions, as well as how to use them and their stats.

They Are Billions Thanatos Unit - How to Get & Use
They Are Billions Thanatos Unit – How to Get & Use

How to Get Thanatos Unit in They Are Billions?

To get the They Are Billions Thanatos unit, you’ll have to invest in Foundry research. Specifically, you’ll need to pump in 2000 gold worth of research at the Foundry in order to enable Thanatos Training. You can recruit a Thanatos unit from the Engineering center, like Titan and Lucifer.Then, there’s the cost of the unit itself. Keep in mind that the Thanatos require oil, even for upkeep. The cost is 600 gold, and it’ll take 35 or so seconds to build. You’ll also need 10 iron and 10 Oil.

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Then, there’s the cost of the unit itself. Keep in mind that the Thanatos require oil, even for upkeep. The cost is 600 gold, and it’ll take 35 or so seconds to build. You’ll also need 10 Iron and 10 Oil, one worker, and two food. The unit does need resources for upkeep. It requires one worker, two food, one oil, and twelve food to keep it going.

Thanatos They Are Billions Unit – How to Use?

The Thanatos Unit in They Are Billions is a relatively versatile unit. They can shoot over walls, even though you can’t put them on a tower, so they’re a good defensive unit. When it comes to defense in general, they’re pretty good. Because they wield rocket launchers, they can do some sweet AOE damage to clusters of enemies. The game says that they deal 70 damage, but the distribution of damage is somewhat slanted. The center of the rocket blast does significantly more, while the adjacent tiles get much less. Also, if there’s several of them firing together, they’ll sometimes all focus on one single enemy unit, which isn’t always optimal. Regardless, they are a damned good defense, to the point that some players consider them better than Titans.

When it comes to offense, things get kinda dicey. The movement speed of the Thanatos unit isn’t that great. They do have a melee attack when the zombies come close to them, but it isn’t that great. Even a Runner zombie will take a few hits to go down. Thanatos can take a fair amount of punishment at 250 HP and 4 Armor, though, so it kinda evens out. What they are pretty good at, if you have several of them, is clearing out infected towns. They can level an undead settlement really quickly, so they’re pretty good for clearing out the terrain for you to expand further. The rockets are really loud, though, with 500 Noise, so they will garner quite a bit of attention. They can usually deal with it pretty well, though.

Whether or not the Thanatos unit works for you will depend on your overall strategy and tactics. They Are Billions is just that kind of game. As it is, though, Thanatos aren’t cheap, but they are definitely worth it, overall.

Thanatos Unit Stats

Below, we’re going to list the stats of the Thanatos Unit in They Are Billions:

  • Health: 250
  • Armor: 4
  • Movement Speed: 1.8
  • Attack Range: 10 Ranged (3 Minimum), 1.5 Melee
  • Attack Damage: 70
  • Attack Speed: 1/2 second Ranged, 1 second Melee
  • Watch Range: 12
  • Noise Activity: 500 Ranged, 3 Melee
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