The droideka, also called the "destroyer droid" or "wheel droid", was a type of heavy battle droid used by the Trade Federation and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. It gained a reputation for deadliness over the course of the Clone Wars. Droid commanders such as General Grievous favored the droideka for its resilience and firepower, as well as the fear it could instill in even the most powerful Jedi. They were deployed in many battles over the course of the Clone Wars, such as Muunilinst, usually in moderate numbers due to their cost, and were also used as guards in various Confederate installations. After the Clone Wars, remaining droidekas would fall into the hands of a variety of factions, such as smugglers and criminals.
Droidekas are designed with one sole function in mind: the complete annihilation of their targets.
The Droideka is a very unique class in MB2, featuring a non-standard HUD normally used only with vehicles in base JA. The Health bar is a large red one across the top of the HUD, shields a blue one in the lower left, and the two weapons slots in the lower right.
It's primary weapons are the twin mounted blaster cannons on it's arms, which are deployed when in it's walking mode only.
At it's full speed, the Dorideka folds up into a ball shape and rolls at high speed. While in this mode, the shield is not deployed, and the droid is very vulnerable to all weapon types (with the exception of the Clone Rifle Charged Shot). The Droideka is unable to fire in this mode.
When in walking mode Droideka can fire and raise the powerfull shield, which is capable of withstanding significant amounts of punishment before collapsing. The energy created in this shield is capable of detonating grenades and any other explosive that comes in contact with it.
It cannot, however, withstand the blade of a lightsaber nor the explosion of a Pulse Grenade. In the latter case, much like the SBD, the Droideka's weapons and movement ability are severly hampered, making it a typically easy kill.
Scince the v0.1 update the Dorideka can strafe and walk with he shield switched on. Pay attention though, as the shields only recharge while down. To switch them on and off use Special 1 key.
Weapons and Abilities
Allows the Droideka to use a powerfull sentry shield.
Level 0: Shield is always off. In most cases it equals a suicide.
Level 1: Shield only activates when standing still.
Level 2: Shield is active while standing, walking backwards or strafing.
Level 3: Allows the shield to remain active whenever the droideka is deployed. The shields will also raise quicker when tranfforming from rolling to firing mode, protecting the droid when it is especially vunerable. Walking forward and shooting with your shield active will drain the shield.
Advanced version of the shield focusing lenses are installed in the Droideka, resulting in shields able to withstand more damage before collapsing. You must have at least Level 1 Shield Projector bought to use this.
Advanced firing coils and energy storage technology in installed in the Droideka, resulting in increased rates of fire and ammunition regeneration rates.
Field changes to the Droideka's tripod leg arrangement allow them to move faster than previously, resulting in increased mobility and decreased turn times.
By coupling a small pulse generator to the shields, the Droideka is able to discharge a large portion of it's shield strength into a shockwave that will push nearby enemies away from it and, possibly, knock them over. Primarilly used against Jedi who attempt air-bourne attacks.
Higher-Logic sub-routines are installed into the Droideka, allowing them to better adapt to the changing conditions and tactics of the battlefield.
Special 1 - Shield switch
Toggles the shield on and off. Pay attention to this, as the shields only recharge while down.