Boom Beach Wiki Shock Launcher
Unlocked at HQ Level 17
Shock Launchers are great for stalling pushes and halting rushes in their tracks!
General Strategy:
  • Shock Launchers are the latest defensive building unlocked at HQ 17. They are especially potent against Warriors who rely on their damage to heal them up.
  • Shock Launchers have an extremely long range, second only to the Rocket Launcher. Similarly, their health is extremely high making them difficult to deal with before deploying troops.
  • Shock Launchers fire shock bombs which do not deal much damage; however, the shock bombs will disable units so they can’t move or attack for a short amount of time.
  • The Shock Bomb stun duration does not depend on the level of your gunboat’s shock bomb. Instead, it depends on the level of the Shock Launcher.
  • Hint: Try positioning shock launchers so that the area they stun the invading troops in also puts the troops in range of your other defenses.
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Unit Stats
Attack Range
Advanced Strategies

Location Matters

Shock Launchers perform best from afar and should not be placed next to your HQ since they have a blind spot at close range. Also their rate of fire is slow, so it is best to position them so that their first shock bomb stuns enemies in range of your other defenses. This way your defenses will have several seconds to decimate the enemies without them being able to retaliate.
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Unit Upgrades
Level Hitpoints DPS Shock Duration Wood Stone Iron Upgrade Time HQ Level Required
1 7,000 20 1.4s 810,000 670,000 420,000 8h 17
2 7,700 22 1.6s 940,000 780,000 490,000 10h 17
3 8,470 24 1.8s 1,150,000 1,050,000 600,000 12h 18
4 9,300 26 2s 1,480,000 1,350,000 800,000 16h 18
5 10,200 29 2.2s 1,670,000 1,620,000 1,000,000 18h 19
6 11,300 32 2.4s 2,040,000 1,980,000 1,000,000 22h 19
7 12,400 35 2.6s 2,470,000 2,470,000 2,000,000 1d 6h 20
8 13,600 38 2.8s 2,880,000 2,880,000 2,000,000 1d 10h 20
9 15,000 42 3s 3,300,000 3,300,000 3,000,000 1d 16h 20