Damage Changes from AW:DS to AW:DoR

This is an abbreviated list of the unit damage changes from Advance Wars: Dual Strike to Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. It is particularly helpful to see how the roles of units have changed between the two games.

Unit Damage Changes
Attacking UnitDefending UnitDamage ChangeAW3 DamageAW4 Damage
Anti-Air Tank-1025%15%
Anti-Air AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank-510%5%
Anti-Air Bomber-575%70%
Anti-Air Fighter+565%70%
Anti-Air Transport Copter+15105%120%
Battle Copter Anti-Air-1525%10%
Battle Copter Mech-1075%65%
Battle Copter Missiles-1065%55%
Battle Copter Transport Copter-1095%85%
Battle Copter AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank+1025%35%
Battle Copter Rockets+1065%75%
Battle Copter APC/Rig+1060%70%
Battle Copter Tank+1555%70%
Battle Copter Recon+2055%75%
Bomber AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank-2095%75%
Bomber Anti-Air-1095%85%
Bomber Missiles-10105%95%
Bomber Infantry+5110%115%
Infantry Artillery-515%10%
Infantry Rockets-525%20%
Infantry Missiles-525%20%
Infantry Anti-Air-25%3%
Infantry Battle Copter+17%8%
Mech Anti-Air-1065%55%
Mech Battle Copter+39%12%
Missiles Battle Copter+5115%120%
Missiles Transport Copter+5115%120%
Recon Tank+26%8%
Recon Anti-Air+44%8%
Recon Infantry+570%75%
Recon Battle Copter+810%18%
Recon Missiles+2728%55%
Rockets Anti-Air-1085%75%
Rockets Tank-1080%70%
Rockets AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank-1055%45%
Rockets Missiles-590%85%
Tank AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank+515%20%
Tank Battle Copter+810%18%
Tank Anti-Air+1065%75%
AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank Battle Copter+2312%35%

Basic Information


Game Platform:

  • Nintendo DS

Release Dates:

  • North America: 21st January 2008
  • Europe: 25th January 2008

Digital Re-release Dates:
DSiWare:

  • Japan: 30th October 2013 (Club Nintendo Reward)

Other Information:

  • Players: 1 to 4
  • Game Mode: Single Player, Single-System Multiplayer, Multi-Cartridge Multiplayer, Nintendo Wifi Connection (Ceased: 20th May 2014)
  • DSiWare Game Mode: Single Player, Single-System Multiplayer, Multi-Cartridge Multiplayer

Penny

Army: Intelligent Defence Systems
The youngest child of Dr. Caulder. Numerous experiments have left her mind permanently shattered.
Unlock: Complete C24: “Crash Landing”
Zone: 3 Tiles (Min) – 5 Tiles (Max)
Boosts: All Units
Offence: (+10%)
Defence: (+10%)
Ability: Protective Effect
Units are unaffected by weather. This applies even when not in the CO Zone.
CO Power: Stormfront
Randomly changes the weather to Snow, Rain or Sandstorm. The weather lasts for 3 days.
Quote
“Tee hee! Let’s go, Mr. Bear!”

Caulder

Army: Intelligent Defence Systems
The head of the private military contractor IDS. He seeks a world where he is free to carry out his terrible experiments.
Unlock: Complete C26 “Sunrise”
Zone: 3 Tiles
Boosts: All units
Offence: (+60%)
Defence: (+60%)
Ability: Supreme Boost
Strengthens and adds HP to units in the CO Zone. If funds are available at the start of each turn, units in the CO Zone are repaired by 5 HP.
CO Power: No CO Power
Quote
Fascinating…

Tabitha

Army: Intelligent Defence Systems
Belongs to the private military company IDS. A daughter of Dr. Caulder, she is extremely cruel and vindictive.
Unlock: Complete C25 “Lab Rats”
Zone: 0 Tiles (Min) – 2 Tiles (Max)
Boosts: All Units
Offence: (+60%)
Defence: (+60%)
Ability: Mega Boost
Strengthens all units in the CO Zone.
CO Power: Firestorm
Deploys a missile that hits units in a diamond pattern with radius of 2. Units hit suffer 8 HP damage. The missile targets the area that has the most total HP in damage, with Gunboats having an 0.5x multiplier for value.
Quote
Stupid weak people!

Greyfield

Army: New Rubinelle Army
Ambitious and power hungry, he wants to destroy the Lazurian Army and rule the world as its new king.
Unlock: Complete C21 “Lin’s Gambit”
Zone: 3 Tiles (Min) – 5 Tiles (Max)
Boosts: Naval Units, Copters & Seaplanes
Offence: (+20%)
Defence: (+50%)
Ability: Naval-Defence Boost
Boosts naval units, seaplanes and copters.
CO Power: Supply Chain
Refills fuel, ammo and materials for all units.
Quote
I’ll see you hanged for this!

Waylon

Army: New Rubinelle Army
A member of the Rubinelle Army who seeks only to fulfill his own pleasures and desires.
Unlock: Complete C20 “Waylon Flies Again”
Zone: 2 Tiles (Min) – 4 Tiles (Max)
Boosts: Aerial Units
Offence: (+30%)
Defence: (+40%)
Ability: Aerial-Defence Boost
Strengthens all air units in the CO Zone.
CO Power: Wingman
Boosts defence for all air units. Improves air units’ defence to +410% total.
Quote
It’s time for Waylon to do some whalin’!

Gage

Army: Lazurian Army
A Lazurian soldier. He is a man of few words, but a consummate professional.
Unlock: Complete C13 “Greyfield Strikes”
Zone: 2 Tiles (Min) – 4 Tiles (Max)
Boosts: Indirect Units & Naval Units
Offence: (+30%)
Defence: (+20%)
Ability: Indirect-Attack Boost
Ups naval and indirect-attack units in CO Zone.
CO Power: Longshot
Increases the range for all indirect combat units by 2.
Quote
They don’t pay me to think.

Tasha

Army: Lazurian Army
A Lazurian soldier who burns with the desire to avenge her late brother.
Unlock: Complete C12 “History of Hate”
Zone: 1 Tile (Min) – 3 Tiles (Max)
Boosts: Aerial Units
Offence: (+50%)
Defence: (+30%)
Ability: Aerial-Attack Boost
Strengthens the attacks of air units in the CO Zone.
CO Power: Sonic Boom
Increases mobility for all air units by 2.
Quote
I will have my revenge!

Isabella

Army: 12th Battalion
Has no memory of her past. Rescued by Will, she has joined the 12th Battalion – where she dreams of living in peace.
Unlock: Initially Available
Zone: 2 Tiles (Min) – 4 Tiles (Max)
Boosts: All Units
Offence: (+20%)
Defence: (+20%)
Ability: Overall Force Boost
Enhances the power of all units in the CO Zone.
CO Power: Deep Strike
Boosts mobility and indirect attack range by 2.
Quote
I can’t remember anything…

Lin

Army: 12th Battalion
The 12th Battalion’s unflappable second in command. She has tremendous respect for Captain Brenner, although they disagree often.
Unlock: Initially Available
Zone: 1 Tile (Min) – 3 Tiles (Max)
Boosts: Ground Units
Offence: (+30%)
Defence: (+30%)
Ability: Ground-Force Boost
All ground units in the CO Zone are boosted.
CO Power: Scout
Adds 2 to ground-unit vision, including hiding places.
Quote
Keep a cool head.

Will

Army: 12th Battalion
A former Rubinelle military cadet who joined the 12th Battalion after being rescued by Captain Brenner – whom he idolises.
Unlock: Initially Available
Zone: 2 Tiles (Min) – 4 Tiles (Max)
Boosts: Direct Combat Ground Units
Offence:  (+30%)
Defence: (+10%)
Ability: Ground Unit Attack Up
Direct-attack ground units in the CO Zone are boosted.
CO Power: Rally Cry
Boosts mobility of direct-attack ground units by 2.
Quote
Never give up!

Brenner

Army: 12th Battalion
Captain of the 12th Battalion. He has an unshakable faith in humanity’s goodness, and will aid any in need.
Unlock: Initially Available
Zone: 3 Tiles (Min) – 5 Tiles (Max)
Boosts: All Units
Offence: (+10%)
Defence: (+30%)
Ability: Universal Defence Boost
Units in the CO Zone have improved defence.
CO Power: Reinforce
Restores 3 HP to all units.
Quote
The survivors need our help.

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