Flying Fortress Speed Bomber...
The 'Goldrunner' is about as tanky as flyers get without being a total brick about it. If you 'have' to fly into a full team of 5 bots and live to tell the tale then 'this' is the bot to do that with. It can consistently take horrendous damage and still fly.
- An advanced inner chassis structure that effectively mitigates damage spread.
- Front and rear prop and strut armour.
- Bottom wing and floor cubes armour layer.
- Top rack of strut-mounted thrusters (doubles as upper armour).
- Six bottom and front oriented epic plasmas
In spite of its heft and its weight the bot actually flies 'really' well. This is another bot that feels at home weaving at speed between rock columns and those tight spaces not really ever intended for flyers.
Its climb is pretty good and its dive is serious business, which also adds to its survivability.
Pst... And for those wanting even more maneuverability out of this bot - the front is designed to allow easy installation of additional smaller thrusters - although I personally prefer the damage boost.
Without any modifications, this bot is a supreme fast capper for Battle Arena. It fairs less well against defended points but better than the 'Skywhale'.
So.... to recap:
Toughness: (For a flyer) "Tanky as hell"
Offense: Pretty good - especially against ground targets, much less so against fast flyers. You can expect to harass and siege enemy positions however.
Maneuverability: One notch short of supreme - a supreme capper.
Weaknesses: Thrusterspam + Lock-on weapon flyers; super-agile drones