The cockroach is a game-breakingly exceptional mobility specialised drone. Although he is dominantly a cannon drone, he versatiles in guns and fairly in melee due to tactic. Its abilities are aimed toward tactical advantage rather than statistical worth. Hydel of the Four Generals pilots the roach drone.


Drone Tactics Unit RoachROACH "High MOV & strong guns, +1 RNG"
tires, mov 7. macc 100. cannon-versatile ground unit. +1 cannon range.
weapons: various bumpers, final beam type.

LV2 210 24 42 35 32 103 132
LV16 350 52 70 105 60 145 160
LV30 490 80 98 175 88 187 188
Level Up 10 2 2 5 2 3 2

The roach is one of the most troublesome enemies because its AI chases after capsules, its resistance to cannon and beam attacks, and Hydel equips his drone with challenging equipment more often. Its speed is the highest in the game, after being augmented by terrain. With defense, the roach becomes a powerful tank possibly better than the bee. Its biggest flaw is that it has low general stats; the roach and locust are generally normal-rank soldier drones. The roach is arguably the best lesser cannon drone in the game, with a dent in accuracy and ability to equip melee slot boosters before the FCS', in exchange for high mobility and great speed, which will allow him to spend less time moving and function in risky places that will later work for the player's favor. It is worth noting that no other versatile drone has a beam weapon as their final melee weapon, and so is dangerous in counter-attacks regardless of its statistical damage. While most versatiles suffer greatly from being versatiles, cannon units are unique in the overbalancing of the game, and the roach's abilities make up for its lower attack power, especially as it levels up.


Roach BumpersEdit

Drone Tactics icon MLE Saw Bumper (MP+50)
default, unbuildable.
Drone Tactics icon MLE Blade Bumper (MP+60)
Chapter 20 (build: 80t)
Drone Tactics icon MLE Iron Bumper (MP+70)
Chapter 22 (build: 160t)
Drone Tactics icon MLE A-Air Bumper (MP+80A SPD+20)
Chapter 21
Drone Tactics icon MLE Beam Bumper (MP+90B)
Badlands 31

Melee WeaponsEdit

Drills (Quadra-Drill, Dozers)
Fangs and War Blades
Badlands Weapons

Boosters (Melee Slot)Edit

Stabilizer 1 and 2, and FCS' (Antennas, Stabilizer 3)
Gun Boosters
Overdrives and Thorax Armors
Power Armors and Converters


Vulcans and Machine
Anti-Air Systems
Blast Guns

Boosters (Gun Slot)Edit

Balancers and Radar Wings
Side Armors and Accelerators
Reflector (Reflector 2 and 3)
Auto-Repairs (Hybrid Armor)
Badlands Gun-Slot Boosters


Howitzers and Twin Cannons
Mega Cannons and Missiles
Badlands Cannons

Boosters (Cannon Slot)Edit

Megamotors and Radars
Energy Tanks
Badlands Cannon-Slot Boosters


Related Pages and CategoriesEdit

Ground Units, Cannon Units, Gun Units, Tire Units, Versatile Units, Hydel, Black Swarm, Four Generals, Soldier Units, CapsuleZ, Unofficial Manual#Damage Equation.