Shockwaves (also known as Wave Attacks, wave attacks, or waves) are a special ability/effect in The Battle Cats. They can be created by Cat Units and Enemy Units at a set chance.

A unit creating a Shockwave

Explanation

Shockwaves hit all enemies/cats in their range, but don't affect bases. The damage done by Shockwaves is the same as the normal attack from cats or enemies. Shockwaves will retain any special ability that the original attack had.

Shockwaves have a level, which determines the number of Shockwave blasts produced. The starting Shockwave range for enemies is 467.5, which can make a Level 1 Shockwave hit Bahamut Cat (450 range); Whereas for cats, the starting Shockwave range is 332.5. Each Shockwave level applies 200 extra range.

Shockwave Units

Cat Units

Enemy Units

Notes

  • Shockwaves have more range than they seem to, with the hitbox reaching further than the Shockwave visuals. This can be annoying sometimes, as units that should be safe from the waves will still get hit.
  • Shockwaves operate at a delay, and they are a separate hitbox from the attack which triggered them, meaning that if the unit which created the waves is knocked back, the waves will still progress and deal damage independently. This can be seen when Crazed Gross Cat attacks the enemy base in the Challenge Battle, triggering the summon of Assassin Bear, and even though Crazed Gross Cat's attack has ended, the waves still progress forward, killing Assassin Bear.
  • There are several abilities that reduce the effect of Shockwaves:
  • Shockwaves are entirely separate from Surge Attacks.

Trivia

  • Kory is the first enemy unit in SoL that can create Shockwaves, while Elizabeth the LVIth (Alien) is the first enemy unit to do it in ItF.
    • Which one you encounter first varies, since Kory and Elizabeth both make their debuts at similar points in progression.
  • Crazed Gross Cat and Crazed Titan Cat are the first cat units that can create Shockwaves.
  • Enemy Units will create blue waves, and Cat Units will create purple waves.
  • Shockwaves resemble the blast from the default Cat Cannon.

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