The reintroduced version of Savior is pretty extreme and crazy. It’s very different from other units in being both a no-tech econ unit and an attacker. It’s biggest downside is it’s build time, but that build time will also give you time to build up drones to use with it’s ability. It has a bit of anti-synergy with itself built in by both doubling the output of Drones, but also using Drones as ammunition in building and firing Plasmafiers, making this a potentially all in unit late game. Let’s look at some units that will factor into it’s play.
Alternative Drone/Econ units
If you plan on using any of these alternatives significantly reducing your standard Drone count down, Savior becomes much less viable as both its normal ability AND click ability depend on it!
Consuming 3 drones to build a Venge becomes more costly if Savior is in play as each of those drones is potentially worth 2 gold a turn and a potential Plasmafier. Luckily 3 drones is only 9EEE to replace.
While Lucina Spinos does provide a nice 4 attack a turn, one of its main advantages is it’s click ability. Assuming you have both Lucina and Savior you’d really have to think about which you’d rather have, a Plasmafier or Perforator. Although being a click ability you could potentially get both.
Plasmafiers are generally a bit expensive to produce and costly to fire. Savior makes them cheap (3 gold, 1 energy) to produce each turn. This makes then suddenly cost effective even if just sacrificed for their 4 health.
Tia is already a pretty all-in strategy, consuming 7 of your Drones. It’s even more all-in if you have a Savior using those Drones!
Deadeye is already a pretty good unit, but even more so if the opponent starts building Savior, allowing you to pick off their Drones before the 8 turns are even up.
Just like Tia, The Wincer is a pretty all-in Drone consuming strategy that weakens your ability to use Savior.
Resophores effectiveness depends on your ability to make Forcefields. Unfortunately Asteri Cannon no longer produces Forcefields, leaving Drones your only potential source of them, making an anti-synergy with Savior.