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MSAUnit Soldier
Soldier
Rarity
MSA rarity Normal
Faction
MSD faction Regular Army 24px Regular Army
AP cost
MSA dot I 30
MSA dot II 28
MSA dot III 26
MSA dot IV 24
MSA dot V 22
Optimal range
Short
Traits
Evasion
Playable since
1.0.2
In-Game Description
"A common military soldier. Wars are won with numbers!!"

Soldier is the basic, cheapest Units of the Regular Army in Metal Slug Attack and is one of the 2 starter units (the other being Marco).

The soldier is cheap, much like the Rebel Infantry. There is a distinct difference though, as soldiers have a chance to dodge attacks when MSA Skill small + 4 is unlocked, while the rebel infantry has the chance to stun enemies with their grenades. Their cheap cost allows for great massing potential for a beginning player.

At higher levels, they should be replaced by other units as their low health makes almost every other unit capable of killing them with ease, especially piercing units.

Attacks

Long Range

Attribute pistol Knife: quick melee-range swing that damages all units in range.

Special

Attribute grenade Grenade: slow single short-range projectile that follows a high parabolic trajectory and explodes on impact, damaging all units close to the explosion.

  • Can be activated early to prevent being cancelled by enemy fire.
  • Anti-Air capable (requires timing).
  • Against units with low collision box can be effectively used once. At melee range flies past the target, and can be used to damage units behind it.

Stats

Health Attribute Resistance
Lvl MSA dot I MSA dot II MSA dot III MSA dot IV MSA dot V Attribute pistol
Kinetic
MSA resistance 2-Normal Normal
1 300 330 363 399 439
10 450 495 544 598 658 Attribute grenade
Explosive
MSA resistance 2-Normal Normal
20 600 660 726 798 878
30 750 825 907 998 1098 Attribute fire
Incendiary
MSA resistance 3-Reduced Reduced
40 900 990 1089 1197 1317
50 1050 1155 1270 1397 1537 * HP might be increased by skills / items or buffs
Stats Base Max
Basic HP 300 2,571
Prod -80 -45
Res -- --
Mov 3.30 4.93
Long Range Dmg 160 1,109
Dist 0 0
Low Res 1 1
Speed -18 0
Special Dmg 320 2,695
Dist 0 0
Low Res 3 3
Speed -15 5
Load -30 -16

Skills

MSA item I Grenade MSA item I Bomb MSA item I Battery MSA Skill small + Strengthen Weapon

Strengthen all attack power by 10% (+0.5% each level).

MSA item I Bread MSA item I Mouse MSA item I Carrot

MSA item I Gnome Bullet MSA item I Bomb MSA item I Canned Food MSA Skill small + Strengthen Armor

HP will increase by 10% (+0.5% each level).

MSA item I Bread MSA item I Shoes MSA item I Carrot

MSA item II Shotgun MSA item I Bomb MSA item II Diploma MSA Skill small + Strengthen Driving

Movement will increase by 0.10 (+0.02 each level).

MSA item I Bread MSA item I Shoes MSA item I Carrot

MSA item III Super Grenade MSA item II Grenade MSA item III Heart Key MSA Skill small + Emergency Evasion

10% (+0.5% each level) chance to evade enemy attack.

MSA item II Cat MSA item II Monkey Thief MSA item II Chicken

MSA item IV Big Shotgun MSA item II Grenade MSA item III Heart Key
MSA item II Cat MSA item III Diet Pill MSA item III Dumpling

Trivia

  • At first glance, this unit may look the same as troops employed by the Amadeus Syndicate. Much like the latter, the Soldier is made using palette swapping of Rebel Infantry sprites, however a lighter shade of blue is used.
    • It falls in line with Rebel Army vehicles captured and repainted by elements of the Regular Army, e.g. Metal Claw and Regular Army Helicopter.
    • It is of note that prior to Metal Slug Defense, where the Soldier first appeared as a playable unit, Regular Army had no regular infantry appearing on-screen except for Regular Soldier in Metal Slug Advance.
    • Their appearance are likely based on the Regular Soldiers that appeared in Metal Slug 3D.
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