Iron Harvest Wiki
Advertisement

An imposing walker fitted with two immense blades made for cutting through the thickest armor.

The SHM-69 "Serp" (ШM-69 Cерп, Sickle) is a colossal heavy mech unit produced by Rusviet. This heavily armored mech specializes in melee and infantry suppression, although it will generally crush anything it can get its blades into.

Lore[]

It is the SHM-69 "Serp" that most accurately reflects the blunt, Rusviet approach design style, equipped with two immense blades capable of slicing rival mechs into ribbons. The sight of these machines has caused concern over a new European arms race, but it may already be too late.

General Description[]

Taller than most buildings, the Serp is an unconventional but nonetheless terrifying force on the battlefield. Bipedal, it is supported by two relatively small legs with a massive, heavily armored torso. It has two massive arms bearing large scythe-like blades almost as long as the mech itself is tall. Like other Rusviet heavy units, it bears resemblance to the stern of a ship, but with something of a "head" in the form of an armored cockpit.

The Serp can handle almost any unit so long as it can get within melee range. Its relatively low durability still allows it to take a few hits without being slowed down, and once it gets close enough it deals very heavy damage to all types of armor while making short work of infantry. It also happens to be the third fastest of all current heavy mech units, including its fellow Rusviet heavy mech the SHM-70 "Gulyay-Gorod". All this lends the role of a line-breaker unit pretty well to the Serp so long as it's well supported, heading an attack formation to hack and slash through defenses.

However, its still low speed compared to most units and very short range make it fairly easy to kite or bring down with concentrated artillery, especially field cannons. It has the third-lowest HP of all heavy mech units as well; it has a respectable 400 HP over the SKS 156 "Wotan," and 150 HP over Lev Aleksey Zubov but it will generally lose a fight to any other heavy mechs like the PZM-24 "Tur" and the SKS-300 "Kaiser." Properly supported, however, the Serp makes a powerful tip of the spear, crushing all of its foes for the good of Rusviet.

Pros[]

  • Blades do equally high damage to all unit and armor types
  • Makes short work of infantry, light mechs, and most medium mechs.
  • Third fastest heavy mech to the PZM-16 "Zolw" and Zubov
  • The most durable non-Superheavy mech in the game.
  • Has a forward-facing machine gun to aid in chasing down infantry
  • Ability buffs allied infantry allowing them to press the attack and locks down enemy infantry

Cons[]

  • Has to get within melee range, other heavy mechs can wear it down before it gets close
  • Attacks somewhat slowly
  • Third-lowest tank for heavy mechs except for the Wotan and Zubov
  • Slow enough to be vulnerable to field cannons and other heavy mech guns
  • Expensive to field

Tips[]

  • At first glance, the Serp looks like an ideal linebreaker unit, however, its melee range and comparative blistering speed at 10.8km/h (3m/s) places her in a different role.
  • To the end of her speed, don't use the Serp on the frontlines, although it can absorb some punishment, it is only effective on the frontlines when supported by proper mechs and infantry like SHM-79 "Nagan" or SHM-68 "Nakovalnya".
  • On the other hand, the Serp should be used in a flanking role, which it excels at due to its higher speed and comparatively high damage to structures.

Weapons[]

The Serp's primary weapons are two sickle-like blades that hit with incredible force. It also mounts a light machine gun turret in the middle of its chest that can fire as it moves, but only in a forward 120-degree arc.

Abilities[]

Rallying Call: The Serp smashes its blades together, producing a disorienting noise that forcibly suppresses all nearby enemy infantry. Also rallies all nearby Rusviet infantry, boosting them with health regeneration and removing any suppression debuffs.

Skins[]

  • Default
  • Soldered Tin - Costs 3,200 tokens to Unlock
  • Black Knight - Unlocked at Player Level 28

Trivia[]

  • "Serp (серп- In Russian)" is the Russian word for sickle.
  • Its pilot refers to the machine as a "can-opener."
  • Prominent community member Troyd discovered the Flanking Strategy for the Serp. The effectiveness of the tactics has been made into the joke of Sneaking Serp by the community.
  • Its scythes are arranged similar to the front arms of a praying mantis, although rather than using them as blades a mantis uses them to grab and hold its prey while killing them with its jaws.

Gallery[]

Units
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Polania Republic Anna Kos
Michal Sikorski
Lech Kos
Engineer
Rifleman
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
PZM-2 "Rycerz"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
Artillery Train
PZM-9 "Straznik"
PZM-7 "Smialy"
PZM-13 "Mocny"
PZM-11 "Lowca"
PZM-16 "Zółw"
PZM-24 "Tur"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Outpost
MG Outpost
Cannon Outpost
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Saxonian Empire Gunter von Duisburg
Brunhilde
Prince Wilhelm of Saxony
Engineer
Stormtrooper
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
Pkp 17 "Eisenhans"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
Sd. KS 49 "Grimbart"
Sd. KS 78 "Isegrim"
SLL 33 "Erlkönig"
SKS 156 "Wotan"
MWF 28 "Stiefmutter"
SKS 300 "Kaiser"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Pillbox
Shrapnel Pillbox
HE Cannon Pillbox
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Rusviet Tsardom Olga Morozova
Lev Alekseevich Zubov
Janek Kos
Engineer
Vanguards
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
SHM-60 "Groza"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
SHM-86 "Kolokol"
SHM-78 "Ognivo"
SHM-70 "Gulay-Gorod"
SHM-79 "Nagan"
SHM-68 "Nakovalnya"
SHM-69 "Serp"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Sentry
Autogun Sentry
Cannon Sentry
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Usonian Union Admiral Mason
William Mason
Sita Al-Hadid
Engineer
Volunteer
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
S3-55 "Ward"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
M-29 "Salem"
M-8 "Attucks"
M-19 "Knox"
M-22 "Stark"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
ZR-3 "Revere"
ZR-25 "Samson"
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Unarmed Bunker
Flame Bunker
Paratrooper Bunker
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Neutral Destroyer Cannon
Anti-Air Turret
Iron Mine Site
Oil Pump Site
Sandbags
Barbwire
Mine
Explosive Barrel
Gas Tank
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Not Used Akiko
Bjorn
Connor
Zehra


Advertisement