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Tank Cat is one of the Normal Cats and the second cat the player obtains as a unit. It was available after clearing Korea in Empire of Cats: Chapter 1 and costs 0 XP (used to be 500 XP) or a Normal Cat Capsule. True Form increases health and attack damage.


Cat Unit # 1
Normal Cat

Tank cat

Wall cat

Eraser cat

Evolution

Evolves into Wall Cat at level 10.

Evolves into Eraser Cat at level 20+10 using Cat Tickets.

Performance

Pros

  • Very high deployment rate
  • Low cost
  • High health

Cons

  • Low movement speed
Class
Class
Normal Meatshield
Evolved {{{EvolvedClass}}}
True {{{TrueClass}}}
See here to know how to classify units
The classification represents what the unit does best

Strategy/Usage

  • Tank Cat boasts a fairly large health pool for its cost. However, this defensive stat contrasts sharply with its attack power and DPS which make it one of the weakest offensive units in the game.
  • Tank Cat's only purpose is to act as a shield, providing frontline protection for longer range, damage dealing units behind it.
  • It's real strength is in the cheap cost and rapid deployment rate which feeds a near continuous stream of replacements to the frontline when spammed.
  • Early on, Tank Cat has a longer cooldown time than Cat, so time your production carefully to maximize their efficiency. Later on, thanks to Treasure and Research upgrades, the Tank Cat's cooldown can also reach the lowest possible (2 seconds), allowing it to be as spammable as Cat and a more effective layer of defense for a battalion.
  • It is however slow, which makes it difficult to maintain a frontline shield if the battle zone is wide or if the cats are near the enemy base. Players can overcome this deficiency by combining Tank Cat and its Crazed counterpart, Crazed Tank Cat and/or other fast moving, defensive units (Riceball Cat) to fill any gap and maintain a solid layer of defense.
  • Tank Cat and its evolutions' very low attack power is useful in stages where only weak enemies appear at the beginning. A Tank Cat frontline can engage in a war of attrition with peons for a long time, with neither side advancing. This stalemate buys much needed time in which players can then level up Worker Cat, save a full wallet and summon high-cost damage dealing units in order to start the push towards the enemy base.
    • The strategy mentioned above can be very useful in such stages as Deathhawk, as the peons are strong but can be stalled for a long period. With a certain cat, one can win the fight without the boss even spawning.

Cat Combo

Combo Units Cat Images Effect
Cat Army [Normal] Cat
[Normal] Tank Cat
[Normal] Axe Cat
[Normal] Gross Cat
[Normal] Cow Cat
Us001-1
Us002-1
Us003-1
Us004-1
Us005-1
Worker Cat Starting Level (Sm)
Take A Bow [Normal] Tank Cat

[Uber Rare] Kubilan Pasalan

Us002-1
Us170-2
"Knockback" Effect Up (Sm)

Description

Switch EN/JP

Cat Unit # 1

Normal Cat
Tank Cat
Uni001 f00
EN Description
Tough. High health. (Area Attack) Strong enough to move a pebble.
Wall Cat
Uni001 c00
EN Description
Rigid defense. Now with corners (Area Attack) Strong enough to move a small rock.
Eraser Cat
Uni001 s00
EN Description
Can take a beating thanks to elasticity. Really Good™ Defense. (Area Attack) Strong enough to move two small rocks.

Cat Unit # 1

Normal Cat
タンクネコ (tanku neko, Tank Cat)
Uni001 f00
JP Script
体力を多く備えた盾用のキャラ 攻撃力はスズメの涙ほど(範囲攻撃)
EN Translation
Shield character with high stamina. Attack power is as potent as a sparrow's tears (area attack)
ネコカベ (neko kabe, Wall Cat)
Uni001 c00
JP Script
まさにカベに徹する為の盾専用キャラ 攻撃力はあいかわらず(範囲攻撃)
EN Translation
Shield character whose use is solely to act as a wall. Attack power is still the same (area attack)
ゴムネコ (gomu neko, Gum Cat)
Uni001 s00
JP Script
まさにカベに徹する為の盾専用キャラ ゴムの弾力を利用してさらに強化されたが 攻撃力はあいかわらず(範囲攻撃)
EN Translation
Shield character whose use is solely to act as a wall. Has been made stronger using the elasticity of rubber ... but attack power is still the same (area attack)

Upgrade Cost

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x 0 700 1,600 2,800 4,300 6,100 8,200 10,600 13,300 16,300 64,400
1x 800 1,400 3,200 5,600 8,600 12,200 16,400 21,200 26,600 32,600 128,600
2x {{{20}}} {{{21}}} {{{22}}} {{{23}}} {{{24}}} {{{25}}} {{{26}}} {{{27}}} {{{28}}} {{{29}}} {{{SUM30}}}
3x {{{30}}} {{{31}}} {{{32}}} {{{33}}} {{{34}}} {{{35}}} {{{36}}} {{{37}}} {{{38}}} {{{39}}} {{{SUM40}}}
4x {{{40}}} {{{41}}} {{{42}}} {{{43}}} {{{44}}} {{{45}}} {{{46}}} {{{47}}} {{{48}}} {{{49}}} {{{SUM50}}}
Total XP Cost 193,000
Shows the XP required at the indicating level to attain next level.
Level 30-49 upgrades cost Catseyes: 30-44 = 1 Catseye, 45-49 = 2 Catseyes

Stats

Tank Cat
Health Attack Power Attack Range Time between attacks Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
400 HP 2 damage 110 2.23 seconds 8 1 0.27 seconds 8.33 - 2 seconds
Health (Lv.MAX) Attack Power (Lv.MAX) Attack Type Special Ability
16,800 HP 85 damage Area -
Wall Cat
Health (Lv.MAX) Attack Power (Lv.MAX) Attack Range Time between attacks Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
16,800 HP 85 damage 110 2.23 seconds 8 1 0.27 seconds 8.33 - 2 seconds
Attack Type Special Ability
Area -
Eraser Cat
Health (Lv.MAX) Attack Power (Lv.MAX) Attack Range Time between attacks Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
25,200 HP 167 damage 110 2.23 seconds 8 1 0.27 seconds 8.33 - 2 seconds
Lv.MAX Attack Type Special Ability
20+80 Area -
*First stats are 1st form's initial, second and third stats include 300% Empire of Cats Treasures; recharge time may vary.
*Time between attacks is the time from the attack's execution to the start of the next attack (includes backswing).
*For units with multi-hit attacks, attack animation is the part of the animation leading up to the first hit.
*Fruit Treasures not included.
*See this section to calculate Tank Cat's stats.

Normal Form Tank Cat
Level HP AP DPS Attack Length 67f 2.23 seconds
Initial 400 2 0.89 Attack Animation 51f + 8f + 8f
10 2,800 15 7 Attack Range 110
20+80 16,800 85 38 Attack Type Area
Recharge Time 8.33 - 2 seconds Knockback 1 time Movement Speed 8
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3 None
100 150 200
Evolved Form Wall Cat
Level HP AP DPS Attack Length 67f 2.23 seconds
Initial 400 2 0.89 Attack Animation 51f + 8f + 8f
20 4,800 25 11 Attack Range 110
20+80 16,800 85 38 Attack Type Area
Recharge Time 8.33 - 2 seconds Knockback 1 time Movement Speed 8
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3 None
100 150 200
True Form Eraser Cat
Level HP AP DPS Attack Length 67f 2.23 seconds
Initial 600 4 1.79 Attack Animation 51f + 8f + 8f
20+10 10,200 67 30 Attack Range 110
20+80 25,200 167 75 Attack Type Area
Recharge Time 8.33 - 2 seconds Knockback 1 time Movement Speed 8
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3 None
100 150 200
  • HP = Health ; AP = Attack Power ; DPS = Damage Per Second
    1 Movement Speed = 15 Range per second
  • f = frames ; 30f = 1 second ; Attack Animation = Idle + Foreswing + Backswing (frames)
  • Catseye, User Rank and game progress are essential to achieving max level, see Level-up for details.
  • See here to understand Treasure effects.

Appearance

  • Normal: Looks like the basic Cat but with a vertically stretched body. Attacks by bending at a ninety-degree angle. The mouth is more rectangular than usual (similar to the Crazed Cats).
  • Evolved: Looks like a flat, 3D rectangle. Attacks by slamming on the ground.
  • True: Wall Cat became elastic! Now has a wrapper around its body which says "NEKO" vertically on the front. Its width is also a bit more stretched. In other national versions of the game, the NEKO is not present.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In the Taiwanese version, Eraser Cat does not have "NEKO" on its body. The same also applies to Manic Eraser Cat.
  • Tank Cat is the only Normal Cat that has a mouth similar to those of the Crazed Cats.
  • Crazed Tank Cat is about 3 times as powerful as a Tank Cat, when compared at Level 1.
    • Eraser Cat, also, has lower HP when at max possible level (25,200 HP compared to Crazed Tank's 25,545).
  • Eraser Cat is one of two True Forms of Normal Cats that does not have its HP doubled from the Evolved Form, the other being King Dragon Cat.
  • Before Version 4.2.0 of Nyanko Daisensou, Tank Cat was one of the cats that had the shortest range, along with Sumo Cat. The shortest range now belongs to the Li'l Tank Cat, with only 100 range.
  • Eraser Cat's logo "NEKO" is most likely a reference to the eraser company in Japan, "MONO".
  • "Neko" also means cat in Japanese, which is very fitting for Eraser Cat.

Data Source


Units Release Order:

<< Cat | Axe Cat >>


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