The Newton is a gravity turret that can push or pull units.
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The Newton is armed with an experimental graviton projector. This weapon does no damage directly, but can push units toward or away from the Newton. You can use it on your own units as well, but beware of friendly fire.
Tactics and Strategy
Being priced twice the cost of usual defensive structures, like LMT or LLT, and not dealing any direct damage—it is hard to find a cost-effective use for the Newton. However, use its strong sides, and this turret turns into a game changer.
The Newton's weapon is a gravity gun. It can work in two modes: push (repulsing) and pull (attraction) . This can be switched in units panel, the default shortcut key is O. Pushing or pulling units with enough force or under the right circumstances will cause them to be lifted off the ground and tossed in the desired direction. This can be used either to deter lightweight enemies, to drag them out of formation, or to push them to certain death by causing collision damage.
While most common turrets deal direct damage and are usually able to dispatch a few raiders at most on their own, the Newton can hold off a small squad or army. Locating it on a hill will allow this turret to easily peel off small raids and hold them off indefinitely, eventually even killing several enemies. It can also punish solo raiders, like Pyros or Kodachis.
One of the more exquisite and late-game strategies with the Newton includes construction of a home-brew mass driver. This can lead to an unexpected and strong hit on the enemy's turf.
While the Newton has a very specific role and won't come into play each game, it excels in the hands of an experienced player in the right circumstances.