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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 movement cube 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 at the cost of slightly more CPU.

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 have also been given a game mechanic similar to skis when they are overclocked. When the bot is attaining a very high speed, and is starting to turn, the wheels will can skid sideways on the ground in an attempt to prevent the bot from flipping over. This can allow the player to "drift" the bot, while shooting at the enemy (or to slide behind cover after shooting an enemy and then running off). This can create for hit and run tactics, or just plain awesomeness. But be warned it takes practice to "drift" efficiently.

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]

NOTE: As of the "Wheely Big Update", all wheel stats have been changed. The model for all the wheels have also been changed and size increments are now much more noticeable.

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Image & Name Health

Health

pFLOPS
CPU
Mass (kg)
Mass
Max Speed
Speed
Carry
mass
Robit.png

Cost

T1Wheel.png
Scout
14,700 10 200 245 700 400
T3Wheel.png
Discoverer
29,400 20 400 249 1,400 800
T5Wheel.png
Pathfinder
51,450 35 700 260 2,450 3,500
T7Wheel.png
Stormer
73,500 50 1,000 273 3,500 5,000
T9Wheel.png
Geoterrain
102,900 70 1,400 282 4,900 17,500
TX-1Wheel.png
Monster
147,000 100 2,000 296 7,000 50,000

Shared stats:

  • Heal rate: 1.0

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.