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The Manager is one of the six current Upgrade choices that are available to the Overseer when it reaches Level 45 and can turn invisible.

Design

The Manager features a circular base with one small trapezoid Spawner on its front. It spawns Drones, similar to the Overseer and Overlord. It also resembles the Machine Gun and is sometimes mistaken for it. However, the Machine Gun’s barrel is longer than the Manager’s Spawner.

Technical

Upon upgrading, the Overseer’s weapons are replaced with a custom Spawner at the front of the tank. The Spawner reloads twice as fast, the Drones have the same stats. But the loss of one Spawner still keeps the tank from having the usual 2 unspawned drones of its Predecessor.

The Manager gains the ability to become invisible after 1 or 2 seconds of the WASD keys not being pressed. The Invisibility is dispelled if the tank starts to move or if it’s hit with bullets (or other kind of projectiles.)

Strategy

  • Strong Against: Distracted tanks with low DPS, solo tanks, tanks with low Reload, Smasher Classes, Destroyer Classes.
  • Weak Against: Prepared tanks with high DPS, multiple tanks, spread tanks, Sprayer, and Triplet.

As the Manager

  • Camping in a spot of the map could allow players to get kills without being spotted.
  • But they should use invisibility to ambush players rather than trying to hide forever. As it might be suspicious to see Drones appearing out of nowhere upon their destruction.
  • Players should be extra careful when they become the Leader, as the leader arrow will still lead users towards their location. And will basically void Invisibility. Nevertheless, the Leader Arrow will disappear within a certain distance of them. So hiding should still be “possible” given they change locations often.
  • Camping around or inside the Dominators in Domination mode will allow players to defend it while protecting their bodies with it. Making the Dominator seem "lonely" by hiding their drones under it or outside of the enemies’ FoV (edges of your FoV). Making it a magnet for other users or lower level tanks you can effectively ambush afterwards.
  • Players should not camp in spots where there are many tanks and/or Polygons, as Stray Bullets or tanks trying to farm can damage the tank and thus reveal a Manager’s presence.
  • Managers should never stop controlling their Drones, as they will automatically fly in a circle around them, basically advertising their location to other players.
  • If possible in a Team Match, players could team with another class like an Overlord or an Overseer. So as to not make it too obvious when the Manager’s spaws Drones. They can be easily mistaken as the other user’s drones for they have the same form.
    • Additionally, it could be useful to camp within an area of lots of friendly fire. For Insibility kicks in relatively fast. And users tend to be distracted moving in and out (or around) the area.
  • In Maze mode, players can camp around walls, dead ends, or closed off areas, targeting the players that come near the area.
    • It is recommended to put the Manager’s Drones in a position where the player is not, and attack users from there whilst using the walls or space as cover.
    • Players shouldn’t reveal themselves if an unsuspecting user comes near and their drones aren’t close. Maze mode does allow the Manager more flexibility with the builds it can use tho. And something like 05777700 could allow Managers to play as both at Rammer and Drone class by focusing on ambushes rather than extended fights.

Against the Manager

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What the Manager looks like when turning invisible.

  • Drones without any apparent tank controlling them is a sure sign for a Manager.
  • Destroy one enemy Drone and watch where the next Drone spawns in order to locate the Manager (since it either won’t move, or will move but therefore become visible). Doing this is pretty much useless, however, as the Manager would attack back soon. Use a Tri-Angle or similar classes in order to avoid the Manager’s Drones, then blast the Manager with the front cannon while dodging and holding off the Manager’s Drones with the rear cannons. Or use a Necromancer and just sweep any area where Drones without a visible owner are.
  • Use a Penta Shot, Octo Tank, or a similar tank to flood zones with suspected Managers while running at a slight angle, in order to fire around and overpower or simply dissuade the Manager from fighting.
  • If the player knows there is a Manager and does not have a sufficient DPS tank, then they should keep an eye out for Drones. If the player sees any Drones with no obvious source, spray and pray until the Manager retreats.
  • The Auto Gunner works, because the Auto Gunner’s bullets can kill the Manager and its drones, and the Auto Turret can expose the Manager’s location.
  • Use the Triplet. The focused fire of the Triplet’s Bullets will kill the Manager’s Drones faster than it can Reload. The player can then proceed to kill the Manager with ease.
  • If the player is using a fast Trapper class with high reload points, and have come close to the Manager, they can shoot a trap at it, and it may react by moving, which makes them visible. Then, they should shoot at the Manager's Spawner to kill any new drones. With some luck, the player may be able to kill it.

Trivia

  • The Manager is the second tank to have the ability to become invisible. Preceded by the Stalker and followed by the Landmine.
  • The Manager’s Spawner reloads twice as fast as those of an Overlord or Overseer– presumably to make up for the lost Spawner.

Gallery

Tanks
Tier 1 Tank NAV Icon1
Tier 2 FlankGuard NAV Icon1MachineGun NAV Icon1Sniper NAV Icon1Twin NAV Icon1
Tier 3 Auto3 NAV Icon1Assassin NAV Icon1Destroyer NAV Icon1Gunner NAV Icon1Hunter NAV Icon1Overseer NAV Icon1
QuadTank NAV Icon1Smasher NAV Icon1Trapper NAV Icon1Tri-angle NAV Icon1TripleShot NAV Icon1TwinFlank NAV Icon1
Tier 4 Annihilator NAV Icon1Auto5 NAV Icon1AutoGunner NAV Icon2AutoSmasher NAV Icon1AutoTrapper NAV Icon1Battleship NAV Icon2Booster NAV Icon1Factory NAV Icon1Fighter NAV Icon1GunnerTrapper NAV Icon1Hybrid NAV Icon1Landmine NAV Icon1Manager NAV Icon1MegaTrapper NAV Icon1Necromancer NAV Icon1OctoTank NAV Icon1Overlord NAV Icon1Overtrapper NAV Icon1PentaShot NAV Icon1Predator NAV Icon1Ranger NAV Icon1Rocketeer NAV Icon1Skimmer NAV Icon1Spike NAV Icon1Sprayer NAV Icon1SpreadShot NAV Icon1Stalker NAV Icon1Streamliner NAV Icon1Tri-Trapper NAV Icon1TripleTwin NAV Icon1Triplet NAV Icon1
Removed AutoTank NAV Icon1MachineGun2 NAV Icon1Destroyer2 NAV Icon1MegaSmasher NAV Icon1Mothership 2.0XHunter NAV Icon1Ball NAV Icon1MountedTurret NAV Icon1
Old Versions Predator NAV Icon2Master NAV Icon1ArenaCloser NAV Icon2Landmine NAV Icon2
Special ArenaCloser NAV Icon1Dominator NAV Icon1Mothership NAV Icon1Developer NAV Icon1