The Shocker is a Brute Force Offensive Program which stuns all connected, uncaptured nodes for a period of time equal to the "Freeze Time" statistic. This can give a player time to safely install longer programs such as Protector or Blaster. Security Nodes are also unable to retaliate while stunned. Firewall regeneration of all affected nodes is prevented throughout the duration.
The Shocker will remove itself immediately after it has stunned the connected nodes, freeing up the slot for an additional program.
On this video you can see the basics of how the Shocker program can be used to take down a network.
- Notes: While the Shocker is technically allowed to upgrade at the Evolver levels displayed, the Capacity of B-coins that can be held at those levels may not be sufficient to purchase the upgrade.
More Info here: Max amount of B-coins at Core Level.
Balance Updates Edit
- On 20th December 2016, Shocker stun times were reduced by 1-4 seconds, depending on level.
- Information on Shocker stats pre-v1.011 patch can be found here: Shocker - December 19th
- Shocker can prevent firewall regeneration on nodes which take a long time to capture, such as Code Gates, Black ICE, or the Core.
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