Gambit (V)

UPDATE Dec 2017. Videos added with Gambit SSS 200!!

Initial Rank: S
Price: 2 900 Crystals (1740 on sale)
Requirements: Beat level 130 on easy.

Main Gun
Strong stream of bullets, and a narrow homing laserbeam.
Level 80: ??
Level 100: 504
Level 140: ??
Level 200: 675

Overdrive
Zugzwang: Laserbeams crossing the screen and bouncing off the sides of the screen, as well as some enemies.
Invincible during overdrive
Level 80: ??
Level 100: 1 221
Level 140: ?
Level 200: 2 465

Armor
Level 80: ?
Level 100: 1 782
Level 140: ?
Level 200: 3 522

Abilities
Laser Disrupting Field:
 Halves the damage done by enemy lasers.
Emergency Restoration Device: Once a battle nullifies a fatal hit, restoring armor to 20 %, and makes the plane invincible for 6 seconds.
Counter fire: After receiving 400 damage, protects the plane with a force field for 5 seconds and fires a barrage of missiles.
Emergency Restoration Device (rank SS): Once a battle nullifies a fatal hit, restoring armor to 40 %, and makes the plane invincible for 6 seconds.

Assessment
This seems to be the ship Red Queen uses now when she has joined Verdia.
Overall it is our subjective opinion that Gambit is one of the very best planes. It is strong, has strong weapons and an overdrive which both is effective against waves of enemies as well as bosses. And so far it is a rare plane to use – if you like to stand out amongst all the Laserbites, Wraiths and Greataxes.
The lasers are really good fun to play with – it seems strong both against regular enemies and bosses. As with many of the homing guns, it is annoying when it seeks the wrong target.
Note that the overdrive lasers will bounce, and that they can bounce several times against different targets. The overdrive is strong, but rather short.
With the reflecting effect of the overdrive it is a bit difficult to aim accurately, certainly so if the target is moving from side to side. So far we think it is best to move Gambit to the bottom of the screen, and just move left – right. Then the lasers will have longer distance to bounce forth and back, and it is at least a little bit easier to aim.
Though it could be good to move really close to some targets to make sure you hit.

In action:

180 Rapier Heroic Solo With Audio Commentary
Gambit SSS
Legatus Menace

Arcade With Audio Commentary
Gambit SSS
Legatus Menace

Level 123 With Audio Commentary
Gambit SSS
Legatus Menace
Score lots of cash and cookies

Level 123
Gambit SSS
Legatus Gambit
Score lots of cash and cookies

 

Level 150 Heroic
Gambit SS Scarab S Legatus S

Level 150 Normal
Gambit SS Scarab S Legatus S

Level 150 Easy
Avenger 50 A + Laserbite SS
Scarab S Legatus S

14 thoughts on “Gambit (V)”

  1. Can anyone explain why Gambits’ overdrive sometimes lasts only 2 seconds? I usually get it for a solid 7 seconds but randomly it just lasts for 2 or 3. Nothing online elsewhere can help. Maxxed out SS Gambit but overdrive seems to like shutting down ONLY when I need it. What gives?

  2. Can anyone explain why Gambits’ overdrive sometimes lasts only 2 seconds? I usually get it for a solid 7 seconds but randomly it just lasts for 2 or 3. Nothing online elsewhere can help. Maxxed out SS Gambit but overdrive seems to like shutting down ONLY when I need it. What gives?

  3. Not seen this problem! I’ve flown a lot with Gambit SS, but not since v1.8 when I’ve tested Sparrow Ace, Laserbite Ace and Pulsar. Could it be a v1.8 issue?

  4. Hello!
    I havent reached lvl 130 yet, but I have ebpugh pieces to open red queen gambit. When Ill unlock the level, can I open it only with the pieces or do I need 2000+ crystals to open it? Thank you.

    1. Level 100 to level 140 is SS. You need 320 cards to develop SS. Then you have to upgrade the plane for credits or crystals, from level 100 to level 140. This is the same for all planes.

    1. No, you always have to buy a plane for crystals (or credits in some cases). The cards can only be used to upgrade the plane (also with additional crystals) one you have the plane.

  5. When will I buy able to purchase the ace upgrade for the Gambit? I have her at level 200 and am past level 130. Thanks.

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