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Rusting Hulks

Rusting Hulks is one of the Squads from Into The Breach.


RST Corp. weather manipulators allow these Mechs to take advantage of smoke storms everywhere.

This squad strategy revolves around using electrical damage from the smoke tiles it produces.


Name Class Health Move speed Default loadout Special
Ranged 3 3
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Rocket Artillery
Fires a pushing artillery and creates Smoke behind the shooter.
Upgrade I
+1 Damage: Increases damage by 1.
Upgrade II
+1 Damage: Increases damage by 1.
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Storm Generator
All Smoke deals damage to enemy units every turn.
Upgrade I
+1 Damage: Increases Smoke damage by 1.
Brute 2 4
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Aerial Bombs
Fly over a target, dropping an explosive smoke bomb.
Upgrade I
+1 Damage: Increases damage by 1.
Upgrade II
+1 Range: Allows jumping over and attacking an additional target.
Icon flying.png Flying: Flying units can move over any terrain tile.
Science 3 4
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Push all adjacent tiles.
Upgrade I
Shield Self: Creates a personal Shield when used.
Upgrade II
Shield Friendly: Shield adjacent ally or Building.


Overpower your Power Grid twice by earning or buying Power when it is full
Stormy Weather
Deal 12 damage with Electric Smoke in a single battle
Perfect Battle
Take no Mech or Building Damage in a single battle (Repaired damage is still damage):


  • Camila Vera and her 'Evasion: Mech unaffected by Webbing and Smoke' ability is almost essential for this Squad. Place her in your Jet Mech so it does not get caught up in its own smoke unable to do another bombing run. This will be even more apparent when you have +Range and are smoking 2 tiles at a time.
  • The Rocket Mech can be moved next to a Vek and fire its rocket in the opposite direction, hitting nothing and dropping a smoke cloud on the Vek to prevent its attack.
  • The Pulse Mech's 'Shield Self' should be an early unlock. The shield will active whenever Push is used even if you don't push anything. It can then be used to block damage or sit indefinitely on a hole refreshing its shield each turn. 'Shield Ally' can also be used on buildings, protecting them in advance.
  • Prioritise upgrading +1 Damage on your Rocket and Jet over Smoke damage early on. The smoke from your jet will cancel out the Vek, but you will want to make sure your Rocket kills its target. 
  • Aerial Bomb can be used to limit the movement of the Vek, as they will avoid moving into smoke.
  • The Rusting Hulks make it easy to deal with powerful enemies by simply negating their attacks, but smoke clouds last for the entire battle. Try not to spread smoke around carelessly, or you could run out of options later in the fight.