Sturm is a Black Hole CO who utilizes high unit defense and low movement costs to become a defensive juggernaut.
Day-to-day Effects: All of Sturm's units have 20% increased defense, but 20% decreased offense. All terrain movement costs for Sturm's units are 1, regardless of unit or terrain type. This movement bonus does not apply to terrain that units cannot normally traverse (such as vehicles with mountains/rivers) and is disabled if it is Snowing.
Power: Meteor Strike -- Sturm lobs a 3-radius Meteor at the most expensive cluster of enemy units on the map, dealing 4 HP damage to all units hit (but will never fall below 1 HP). All of Sturm's units gain 10% offense and defense.
Super: Meteor Strike II -- Sturm lobs a 3-radius Meteor at the most expensive cluster of enemy units on the map, dealing 8 HP damage to all units hit (but will never fall below 1 HP). All of Sturm's units gain 10% offense and defense.
Sturm's Meteor will aim for the most expensive group of enemy units on the map. Units at lower HP values will contribute less to this calculation, losing 10% cost for every HP lost. If Sturm's units are in the blast radius, their value will be subtracted from the calculation. If this leads to another group being more valuable on the map, the meteor will be diverted to that group. If, even with Sturm's units being involved, the target area is still the most valuable, the Meteor will hit that group, damaging Sturm's units in the process.
Sturm has two day-to-day powers. The movement cost for all terrain on clear (and rain) weather is 1 for Sturm's units. This is especially useful if the map you are playing on is dense with forested areas, mountains, or reefs. Sturm's recons will have an excellent movement range in clear weather, especially in forested areas, where your opponents have lower movement range.
His other day-to-day power is -20% attack and +20% defense.
Some other remarks are:
-If your opponent attacks first, you receive less damage and can deal a more powerful counter attack.
-If you strike first, you will deal less damage and your opponent will have a more powerful counter attack.
- For airplanes, indirect hits and subs attacks are far more important than defense. If one of these unit is hit, it takes huge damage and one should prevent these units from being hit, even if you are Sturm.
I would like to say something about defense. If your defense is 130%, your units take 30% less damage. Each terrain star also provides a +10% defence, multiplied by your units health and divided by 10. Sturm's 10 HP infantry will have 20+10*4=60% defence on mountains. This means that if Sturm's infantry is attacked, it will recieve 60% less damage. That means that Sturm's units will take 40% damage on terrain that grants 4 terrain stars. Units owned by COs without defense boost will recieve 60% on terrain with 4 terrain stars. This means Sturms 10 HP units take 33,3% less damage on mountains compared to other COs! For terrain with 3 terrain stars this is 28%, For 2 terain stars this is 25%. For 1 terrain star this is 22% and for 0 terain stars this is 20%.
Sturm deals less attack. But if his units are deployed in terrain which provides good defence, he will also receive considerable less damage. For example: If a 100/100 CO attacks with a 10 HP tank,deployed on a road, a 10HP tank of sturm, deployed in a city. The tank of Sturm will take only 27% damage and deal 35% damage on a counter attack (If the defending CO is also a 100/100 CO then both tanks take 38% damage). If Sturm's tank is deployed on a road. The tank of Sturm will take 44% damage and deal 27% on a counter attack. So if you are playing with Sturm extra terrain defence matters! (especially mech on mountains will become tough)