Monday, February 7, 2011

SW:EAW: Forces of Corruption - Urai Fen

Star Wars: Empire at War - Urai Fen
This is a hint / walkthrough for a hero in Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption. The index of all our guides for Empire at War: Forces of Corruption is here.

On Land
Urai Fen has a slow melee attack, but it is very powerful, ignores shields, and can hit all units around him. This is particularly helpful when attacking a clump of lightly armored vehicles; and after running into a swarm and activating his very wide-radius Sonic Stunner ability.

Some buildings (e.g., Hutt Command Center) seem to confuse the pathfinding for Urai Fen and you have to manually move him very close in until he can attack, or try a different point on the building perimeter. Otherwise, he just stands there, or possibly walks in circles on the spot.

He cannot be told to hold his position unless he has his Personal Cloaking Field active. He will respond to a Stop movement command, but will still head toward the nearest visible enemy shortly after.

He has a Personal Cloaking Field that is probably best used to get close to Turrets or to quickly get out of trouble, especially as he can regenerate his health and he can outrun many units. However, some turrets introduced in Forces of Corruption can apparently still fire on him -- You may have to move him very, very, close to the turret.

He can slowly heal, but does not do so while in a Bunker.

In Space
Urai Fen is a Stealth Unit, but does not provide any intelligence on units or structures. He can, however, be sent down to attack the planet somewhat like a Rebellion Raid Fleet.
Some plot-related planets (e.g., Yavin 4) automatically trigger special space or land maps even if Urai Fen is travelling with only Stealth units, so it is generally better to scout with Defilers.

Unless there is a large vessel as part of the attack fleet he is with, Urai Fen does not appear in space combat.

Urai Fen can buy technology faster (i.e., he becomes available to you again) faster than Tyber Zann.

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