“Heavy here. I take hits for the littler men.”
Boom Beach Heavy Strategy
The Heavy can absorb a lot of damage and still keep moving forward. He’s happy to shield other troops from fire, and will take a beating to dish one out!
General Strategy:
  • While weak on damage output, Heavies are very durable and should be paired with high DPS units to quickly destroy enemy defenses while the Heavy takes fire.
  • When deploying units, it is best to deploy the Heavy first so he can shield the softer units that will follow behind him as defensive structures will always target the closest unit possible.
  • Early attack parties may utilize a Heavy paired with Riflemen. If 1 Heavy is enough to absorb the damage and keep the Riflemen alive, a 2nd Heavy may not be necessary as other units may provide more DPS to quickly raze enemy defenses.
  • Starting at HQ level 5, Zookas become available and provide very high DPS in exchange for low HP. Thus, Heavy & Zooka parties can be strong in the early to mid-game.
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Unit Stats
POWER RANKING
Damage
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Move Speed
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EFFECTIVE RANGE
Boom Beach Wiki Heavy Range
Advanced Strategies

Multi Man Chain Gang

You should field only 1-2 Heavies when you’re just starting out; any more and their low firepower may cause you to lose battles by time forfeiture. However, when you’ve unlocked your 5th landing craft, sending out a team of 4-6 Heavies backed up by a horde of Riflemen or Zookas can be very effective. A MedKit in the center of the Heavies will draw enemy attention for a long, long time.

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Unit Upgrades
Level Hitpoints DPS Training Cost Research Cost Research Time Armory Level Required
1 1000 26 300
2 1,080 28 500 10,400 3h 1
3 1166 31 800 21,800 4h 2
4 1,260 33 1,100 47,000 7h 3
5 1,360 36 1,300 94,000 11h 4
6 1,469 40 2,100 159,000 15h 5
7 1,587 44 2,100 268,000 21h 6
8 1,714 46 2,500 420,000 1d4h 7
9 1,851 52 3,000 610,000 1d8h 8
10 1,999 56 3,500 720,000 1d8h 9
11 2,159 62 4,000 800,000 1d11h 10
12 2,332 67 4,500 1,100,000 1d20h 11
13 2,518 69 5,000 1,500,000 2d3h 12
14 2,720 80 5,500 1,700,000 2d3h 13
15 2,937 87 6,000 2,040,000 2d16h 14
16 3,712 95 6,500 2,810,000 2d20h 15
17 3,426 103 7,000 3,200,000 2d22h 16
18 3,700 104 8,000 3,600,000 3d7h 17
19 3,996 113 9,000 4,300,000 3d10h 18
20 4,316 134 10,000 5,600,000 3d14h 19