The Stryder is a Titan class developed and manufactured by Hammond Robotics. Developed as an extremely mobile and maneuverable Titan variant, the Stryder's almost skeletal design has been optimized for superior speed and agility. Significant improvements have been made to its Dash Core, enabling it to use it more frequently, while the Titan can also sprint for greater distances, making it perfect for hit-and-run attacks, ambushes and rapid redeployments. Unfortunately, this speed comes at a price. The Stryder's design is stripped down compared to other Titan variants, and its armor is largely non-existent, making it much more fragile in combat. In Titan-vs-Titan engagements, Stryder Pilots must use all available cover and their machine's impressive speed to outflank and evade their heavier adversaries, as they are unlikely to survive a straight-up slugfest.
During Hammond Robotics' final testing phase of the Stryder, the testing grounds came under attack by an M-COR strike force, including a pair of Atlas-pattern Titans. Despite the valiant efforts of the test Pilot, the prototype Stryder was eventually brought down, presumably allowing the M-COR troops to study the wreckage and eventually field Stryders of their own. When ready, activating the Stryder`s 'Dash-Core' ability allows for unlimited dashes temporarily, making the Stryder a highly mobile force on the battlefield.
The Stryder class is unlocked by completing either the IMC Campaign or Militia Campaign in any order.
The stats for the Stryder Titan are below, they’re best viewed on a relative scale to the other Titan Chassis. The stats ranking is displayed in parenthesis next to the stat. (Source)
|Stat Name||Stat Value||Stat Unit||Stat Ranking|
|Walk Speed||5.7||meters per second||1|
|Walk Acceleration||9.1||meters per second squared||1|
|Crouch Speed||3.6||meters per second||1|
|Crouch Acceleration||4.8||meters per second squared||1|
|Sprint Speed||8.3||meters per second||1|
|Sprint Acceleration||2.9||meters per second squared||1|
|Dash Stop Speed||4.8||meters per second||1|
|Dash Recharge Rate||10||units per second||1|
The Stryder is an agile and nimble Titan, favouring speed and mobility over the other Titans, as such, large open maps are where it excels. Long range weapons such as the Plasma Railgun or XO-16 Chaingun are an ideal fit for this class, maximizing ranged damage while avoiding close range engagements, as the Stryder is unlikely to survive close ranged engagements with the other Titans. If one is forced in to a One on One battle with other Titans, it is best to use the Dash Core ability to avoid direct hits.
By using the Stryder's agility, dodge enemy attacks wisely with dashes; projectile based weapons such as the Triple Threat or Plasma Railgun can be avoided easily by dashing out of the way. The frequent use of dashes can also be used to chase enemies who are either hiding behind cover or are in doomed state. Dashing also makes you a harder target to shoot and whilst using the Dash Core can allow you to frequently dodge or escape from enemy attack.
Also, use the dash as a way to get behind cover and regenerate your shields as when your shield is up you will take much less damage to your hull, which is essential for survival in the Stryder, who has the least health of any titan.
Be aware that your low health can get your Titan destroyed very quickly and even 3 shots from a 40mm Cannon hitting the critical spot will doom you. Therefore, if your shield is down, it's recommended to use the Vortex Shield to catch enemy bullets and hide back to cover to recover your shields, also be aware that every projectile you catch will slightly reduce your Vortex Shield's charge.
- The Stryder is unlocked by completing either the Militia or IMC multiplayer campaign.
- As of Game Update Four, the Stryder can be permanently unlocked by getting to level 15.
- The Stryder was designed to look similar to a scarecrow.
- When performing a Titan-execution with the Stryder, the Titan will punch through the cockpit of the enemy Titan and pull out the pilot if present and proceed to squeeze them until they burst.
- The head of the Stryder bares resemblance to those used by Spectres and Spyglass.
- The Spare Stryder Burn Card will allow you to call a Stryder into battle at any time.
- The Stryder seems to be the weakest titan, but has the largest melee pushback and a higher melee damage than the Atlas.