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Wheels

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Chassis
Movement Block
Weapons
Special Block
Cosmetic Block


Type
Movement
Purpose
Basic driving
A stable and fast form of movement.
~ In-game description

Wheels are a type of movements in Robocraft.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Size comparison

Wheels are the most inexpensive mode of transport for robots, in terms of Robits costs and CPU usage, and are the first type of movement cube available to players. Steering wheels have the added benefit of allowing robots to change direction. There is no difference in stats between steering and regular wheels.

Wheels that are carrying too much mass will overload, allowing only minimal propulsion and steering capability. Load capacities improve with level progression.

On a smaller wheeled craft, oversteering can cause a big problem if all of your wheels are steering wheels. The opposite can be said about a very large wheeled craft. A solution to this is to add fewer or more steering wheels respectively, to increase/decrease turning speed to a suitable level.

Wheeled bots are prone to flipping over, and it is recommended that they are placed so that they have a somewhat wide wheelbase.

Wheels are very much affected by the weight of the bot (mentioned above), and by the terrain. Wheels lose grip going up steep hills, bumpy terrain, or over ice. Wheels are also not very tanky, and it would be advisable to have redundant wheels or shield them using electroplates or blocks.

Electroplates placed on the front of a craft can also clip against the ground, causing you to get caught on terrain. Moving the plate upwards one or two blocks generally fixes it.

Steering wheels are subject to Front-or-Back Cube Behaviour.

Advantages and disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Easy to use
  • Least likely to destabilize
  • Compatible with other movement cubes
  • Can achieve high speeds

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Difficult to navigate on ice
  • Effectiveness impacted by terrain
  • Hard to conceal/protect
  • Easy to overload

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Image Name Price
Robit.png
Base Health
Health.png
CPU
Microchip24x20.png
Mass
Weight.png
Base Speed
MaxSpeedIconSmall.png
Speed Boost (%)
SpeedBoostIcon.png
WheelScout.png
Scout 400 9,450 10 200 220 0.05
WheelDiscoverer.png
Discoverer 800 18,900 20 400 220 0.2
WheelPathfinder.png
Pathfinder 3,500 33,075 35 700 220 0.525
WheelStormer.png
Stormer 5,000 47,250 50 1,000 220 1
WheelGeoterrain.png
Geoterrain 17,500 66,150 70 1,400 220 1.75
WheelMonster.png
Monster 50,000 94,500 100 2,000 220 3

Additional Statistics[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There used to be a powerless type called a Freewheel that came in normal and steering variants and didn't have a blue light. They were removed in a later update.
  • Since update Respawned and Overclocked wheels drift slightly as they speed up, allowing for more stable turn
  • In the Fast and Formidable update, the wheel's texture was fixed and the axle had a model change to fit the newer scheme. They also had their carry capacity increased.
  • In the Wheely Big Update, they updated the models and made them faster. They also made size increments more noticeable.