Command & Conquer: Rivals PVP – Units and Commanders Guide

Command & Conquer: Rivals PVP

Command & Conquer: Rivals PVP is like a large-scale stone-scissor-paper game: Each unit in the game is stronger against another one. But they are also weak against some units too. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each unit is the key to winning the battle. If you make random choices, your units will die without providing you any benefit. However, if you make the right choices, you can control the tiles more easily and destroy your enemy. In this guide, you will find details about all the units and commanders in Command & Conquer Rivals.

 

All GDI and NOD Units

The units in the Command & Conquer Rivals are divided into four main categories: Infantry, Vehicles, Air Assault, and Tech Assault.

 

 

In order to produce these units, you have to construct the following buildings:

UNIT CATEGORY REQUIRED BUILDING
Infantry Barracks / Hand of NOD
Vehicles War Factory
Air Assault Helipad / Air Tower
Tech Assault Tech Lab / Temple of NOD

 

In addition, there are four commanders in each faction. Each commander brings a different advantage to the battlefield. These will be discussed in detail below, but let’s start with the units first. Further information on how to use all these units effectively can be found in our other guides. In particular, we recommend that you take a look at our Command & Conquer Rivals PvP guide.

 

Infantry Units

In the table below, you can see the common infantry units and their abilities in both factions.

UNIT NAME (*) STRONG AGAINST SPECIAL ABILITY
Riflemen/Militant Infantry Provides vision up to 3 tiles
Missile Squad/Laser Squad Infantry, Vehicles Reveals stealth units
Shockwave Trooper/Flame Trooper Infantry, Buildings Reveals stealth units

 

(*) First one is GDI, the second one is NOD.

 

 

Every faction has its own exclusive infantry units too. You can also see them in the following tables:

GDI Special Infantry

Jump Jet Troopers Vehicles Can move over terrain
MG Squad Infantry, Vehicles Can attack up to 2 tiles away
Sniper Team Infantry Can attack up to 2 tiles away

 

 

NOD Special Infantry

Chemical Warriors Infantry Releases Tiberium gas that damages all ground units
Scarabs Infantry, Vehicles Creates fire that damages all ground units

 

 

Vehicles

GDI Vehicles

UNIT NAME STRONG AGAINST SPECIAL ABILITY
Rhino Infantry, Air Provides vision up to 3 tiles
Pitbull Vehicles, Air Can attack while moving
Predator Tank Vehicles Can attack while moving
MLRS Vehicles, Buildings Can attack up to 2 tiles away
War Dogs Infantry Has four vehicles per squad
APC Infantry, Air Leaves behind a Missile Squad upon death

 

 

NOD Vehicles

UNIT NAME STRONG AGAINST SPECIAL ABILITY
Attack Bike Vehicles, Air Has three vehicles per squad
Buggy Infantry, Air Provides vision up to 3 tiles
Scorpion Tank Vehicles Can attack while moving
Tick Tank Vehicles Can reduce damage taken 70%
Giga Cannon Vehicles, Buildings Can attack multiple targets
Chem Buggy Infantry Releases Tiberium gas that damages all ground units

 

 

Air Assault Units

GDI Air Units

UNIT NAME STRONG AGAINST SPECIAL ABILITY
Orca Vehicles Rapidly fires two rockets
Talon Air, Infantry Can move over enemy units
Drone Swarm Infantry Can move over enemy units
Hammerhead Air Can attack the enemy base

 

 

NOD Air Units

UNIT NAME STRONG AGAINST SPECIAL ABILITY
Banshee Vehicles, Air Can move over enemy units
Venom Infantry Can move over enemy units
Phantom Air Can attack the enemy base
Inferno Infantry, Buildings Attacks two lines, damages all ground units

 

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Tech Assault Units

GDI Tech Units

UNIT NAME STRONG AGAINST SPECIAL ABILITY
Wolverine Infantry, Air Has very high attack speed
Zone Trooper Vehicles, Air Restores health while out of combat
Sandstorm Vehicles, Air Deals damage up to 3 enemies
Disruptor Infantry, Buildings Can attack up to 2 tiles away
Kodiak Vehicles Flies and attacks up to 3 enemies
Juggernaut Vehicles, Infantry, Buildings Deals damage up to 3 enemies
Titan Vehicles Deals damage any enemy behind the main enemy
Mammoth Tank Vehicles, Infantry Crushes infantry instantly

 

 

NOD Tech Units

UNIT NAME STRONG AGAINST SPECIAL ABILITY
Widowmaker Infantry, Air Can attack both ground and air
Flame Tank Infantry, Buildings Deals damage up to 4 tiles
Rockworm Vehicles Burrows and becomes invisible
Cyborg Vehicles, Air Slows enemy attack speed
Confessor Infantry, Air Empowers friendly units with 30% attack power
Artillery Vehicles, Infantry, Buildings Deals damage up to 3 enemies
Basilisk Vehicles, Buildings Can attack up to 2 tiles away, 500% damage increase
Avatar Vehicles Explodes on death, damages all units

 

 

The Commanders

Each faction has four commanders, each with a different ability. At the beginning of the game, you will get your first commander for free. For others, you have to be both at the required level and lucky: The commanders come out of the reward crates.

GDI Commanders

COMMANDER NAME REQUIRED LEVEL SPECIAL ABILITY
Lt. Strongarm 1 Constructs a turret effective against infantry and air units.
Dr. Liang 8 Heals friendly units with a drone
Gen. Solomon 26 Targets any tile on battlefield and deals massive damage
Col. Jackson 46 Increases attack and movement speed of friendly units by 60%

 

 

NOD Commanders

COMMANDER NAME REQUIRED LEVEL SPECIAL ABILITY
Seth 9 Deploys Flame Troopers anywhere on the battlefield
Kane 12 Constructs an anti-vehicle structure anywhere on the battlefield
Jade 28 Fires a missile. If it hits Tiberium gas, damages all adjacent tiles (including friendly units)
Oxanna 48 Increases attack and movement speed of friendly units but causes them to take more damage too

 

 

How To Get New Units and Commanders

Each unit and commander in Command & Conquer Rivals comes out of the reward crates. You can purchase these crates for real money or win them at the end of your successfully completed missions. There is no guarantee about what will come out of these crates: The results are completely random and you cannot target a particular unit or commander. When you exceed the required level limit, the content of the crates will change and new commanders and units will be added in them in correspond with your level.

We recommend that you take a printout of this guide and keep it for quick reference: Knowing which unit is strong against which one allows you to make the right decisions quickly. Don’t focus on Commanders: Yes, their abilities give you an advantage, but the secret of victory is hidden in choosing the right units. You are now much more familiar with the Command & Conquer Rivals units and can easily gain victory by using this information. Don’t forget to take a look at the detailed PvP guide to learn how to use these units effectively. Good luck on the battlefield!

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