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Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break - Playable Boulders List

Written by MSH Studios   /   Jul 23, 2020    


Just a list of playable boulders, their stats, advantages, disadvantages and some favourites for different modes.

List of Playable Boulders



Foreword



This list will not include the dummy boulder from the Level Editor, the Bomb from Time Trials and boulders from Avalanche mode.

First of all, about preparation time, some people miss the key to victory. Each boulder needs time to get ready to roll, and the first boulder of the battle needs much more victory. If a boulder gets destroyed, the next one gets ready faster. All boulders can be classified into 4 groups by their preparation time: very fast, fast, slow and very slow. Mostly, the more powerful the boulder is, the more time it needs. Here is a little table for the approximate timing in seconds.

Rock of Ages



"Friend of Sisyphus and Atlas, a well-rounded boulder!"

This boulder is our main character, the friend of Sisyphus and Atlas now travels with Elpenor across the eras. This boulder is never a bad choice: it's pretty tough and has high damage.

  • Strength: 2000.
  • Speed: 23.
  • Acceleration: 10.
  • Damage: 200.
  • Weight: 100.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: Both 1st and 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Unlocked by default.

Lion Boulder



  • "Just as tuff as the next rock."

The friend of Charlemagne and Richard the Lionheart is back and ready to destroy. It deals a bit more damage than Rock of Ages, but ironically, less tough.

  • Strength: 1850.
  • Speed: 23.
  • Acceleration: 10.
  • Damage: 210.
  • Weight: 100.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: Both 1st and 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Julius Caesar in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Medusa's Boulder



  • "Comprised of 100 petrified soldiers, neatly packed into a ball."

Why would anyone need to carve a boulder, when so much people challenge you? Medusa's masterpiece is a bit more tough than Rock of Ages, but a bit slower.

  • Strength: 2100.
  • Speed: 22.
  • Acceleration: 9.
  • Damage: 200.
  • Weight: 100.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Kali in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Block of Ages



  • "Doesn't roll very nicely, but always does full damage. It shakes the very earth when it lands."

Block of Ages once got added in the first game as an April Fools joke. Now it's an inherent part of the series. As the description says, this one is very hard to roll, because you can't roll it. Instead, it jumps and spins in the air. Damage dealt by this block is enormous, even on lower speed-you can just put it near a gate an tickle it, and the castle loses a half of it's health! Damage taken by the block still decreases the damage it deals. It can also deal damage to other boulders, shattering them in pieces, but it's low speed and shape make it useless for all modes but War. Block of Ages can't be affected by sticky cows or lion balloons.

  • Strength: 3000.
  • Speed: 12.
  • Acceleration: 6.
  • Damage: 300.
  • Weight: 200.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: Both 1st and 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Polyphemus in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Armored Boulder



  • "Armor provides additional strength. It's extra weight comes in handy if it is attacked."

This boulder is the best pick against enemies who put a lot of explosives and other damaging units on the battlefield. It deals good damage and very hard to destroy, but not so fast.

  • Strength: 2600.
  • Speed: 18.
  • Acceleration: 8.
  • Damage: 200.
  • Weight: 133.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Genghis Khan in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Globus Crusiger



  • "Earn additional gold from destroyed enemies if you can bear the cross."

When the description says "Bear the cross", it literally means it. This boulder has a cross which can make it hard to roll and lower it's speed, but it falls off after touching the ground several times. The amound of gold you earn for destroying objects varies. As an example, you earn 10 by rolling a person, +-150 for a ballista and +-200 for a Da Vinci tank. You also earn gold when you destroy decorations.

  • Strength: 2200.
  • Speed: 19.
  • Acceleration: 8.
  • Damage: 200.
  • Weight: 100.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Moctezuma in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Gunpowder Boulder



  • "Explodes when it's fuse is hit several times. Can do massive damage."

Be careful with this boulder, it's always ready to blow up! It's fuse get's touched not only by enemies, but by the floor, so it can explode while just rolling. This boulder is great for cleaning areas with a lot of enemy units, as the range is good. The explosion, as far as I know, won't destroy decoration items. It also blows up when destroyed or when touches the gate, so be ready-if you destroy the castle's gate with this boulder, you will have to wait for the next one to finish your enemy!

  • Strength: 1200.
  • Speed: 21.
  • Acceleration: 10.
  • Damage: 250.
  • Weight: 100.
  • Preparation time: Very slow.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Genghis Khan in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Fire Boulder



  • "Great balls of fire do additional damage!"

Not surprising why this boulder is a fan favourite-it has enormous damage potential. It's still pretty easy to destroy it.

  • Strength: 1500.
  • Speed: 22.
  • Acceleration: 10.
  • Damage: 240.
  • Weight: 100.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Kali in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Angel Boulder



  • "It's magical wings allow it to double jump."

This boulder has pretty weak stats, but hey, it has wings! They allow it to reach the distances and places, unable for other boulders, which especially helps in Obstacle Course. Note that these wings have a 7-second cooldown. You can always see when the boulder can double jump-if it has a nimbus above it, it's ready.

  • Strength: 1600.
  • Speed: 19.
  • Acceleration: 8.
  • Damage: 180.
  • Weight: 91.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat The Beast in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Globe



  • "It's satellite can damage nearby obstacles."

This tiny planet is good at destroying multiple targets, as it's Moon wipes fragile units away. It can be also helpful if you get stuck among towers or other units or decorations.

  • Strength: 1800.
  • Speed: 18.
  • Acceleration: 8.
  • Damage: 220.
  • Weight: 117.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Julius Caesar in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Sand Boulder



  • "It is affected less by projectile knock back and erodes gradually when damaged."

I can't add much here, the description says it all. I would still add that the boulder becomes faster when erodes.

  • Strength: 1800.
  • Speed: 22.
  • Acceleration: 10.
  • Damage: 180.
  • Weight: 100.
  • Preparation time: Fast.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Kali in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Prehistoric Wheel



  • "Very difficult to maneuver, but can reach high speeds."

Despite this boulder being the fastest in the game, it isn't the most comfortable option for racing-on a turn it can fly away down the cliff or just fall on it's side, so it will need more time to get up. It's form makes it easy to avoid many obstacles, and moreover, the wheel can't be affected by sticky cows and lion balloons.

  • Strength: 1700.
  • Speed: 29.
  • Acceleration: 24.
  • Damage: 180.
  • Weight: 80.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Ching Shih in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Tar Boulder



  • "Jump to stain the enemy battlefield. Defensive units cannot be built on stained tiles."

This boulder is of my personal favourites in War-it deals good damage and has a fast recovery. It isn't that tough, but to protect itself, it doesn't let the enemy build on the areas when the boulder jumps. After a jump the boulder needs a couple of seconds to get ready for staining again. The tiles don't become clean with time, but can be cleared by Phoenix Trees.

  • Strength: 1800.
  • Speed: 22.
  • Acceleration: 10.
  • Damage: 200.
  • Weight: 100.
  • Preparation time: Fast.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Genghis Khan in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Fist Boulder



  • "Land with the fist aligned to the ground to produce a small shockwave that damages nearby units."

The shockwave doesn't have a very good range, but it easily destroys fragile units such as ballistas. It doesn't damage decorations though. Note that this boulder doesn't create a shockwave every time it lands.

  • Strength: 1800.
  • Speed: 21.
  • Acceleration: 10.
  • Damage: 220.
  • Weight: 100.
  • Preparation time: Very slow.
  • Appearances in other games: The 1st.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Julius Caesar in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Balloon Boulder



  • "Can jump much higher but is considerably weaker."

This boulder is made for distance, not strength, so it can easily jump over obstacles. The description says "Higher", but the main thing is "Longer", so it can fly long distances and get to the finish faster. But remember, it flies slowly, so units which shoot at the boulders can easily get at it, and if the boulder gets off the map, it will need more time to respawn.

  • Strength: 1300.
  • Speed: 18.
  • Acceleration: 13.
  • Damage: 150.
  • Weight: 33.
  • Preparation time: Fast.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat William Tell Jr. in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Cow



  • "Inflated bovines are just as effective as balloons."

Sometimes bad dreams come true. Cows are stronger than Balloon Boulders, but a bit more heavy.

  • Strength: 1350.
  • Speed: 18.
  • Acceleration: 13.
  • Damage: 160.
  • Weight: 40.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Polyphemus in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Jack-o'-lantern



  • "Delivers a fiery explosion when it charges up. Lighter and faster, but not so powerful."

The guest of Halloween updates now made it with the release. Works just the same as the Gunpowder Boulder, with it's pros and cons.

  • Strength: 1300.
  • Speed: 23.
  • Acceleration: 15.
  • Damage: 230.
  • Weight: 80.
  • Preparation time: Very slow.
  • Appearances in other games: Both 1st and 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Krampus in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Snowball



  • "Slowly melts down, but has great knockback resistance and controls better than other boulders on ice."

This boulder takes small damage over time while it rolls and becomes smaller and faster when gets more damage. The carrot nose works like a cross of a Globus Crusiger, but falls off much faster.

  • Strength: 1700.
  • Speed: 23.
  • Acceleration: 10.
  • Damage: 170.
  • Weight: 80.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: The 1st.
  • How to unlock: Defeat William Tell Jr. in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Cheese Wheel



  • "You can never go wrong with cheese."

The absolute fan favourite for Obstacle Courses. Cheese Wheel is a weaker version of Prehistoric Wheel, but easier to maneuver. It also cannot be affected by sticky cows and balloon lions.

  • Strength: 1600.
  • Speed: 26.
  • Acceleration: 17.
  • Damage: 160.
  • Weight: 50.
  • Preparation time: Fast.
  • Appearances in other games: None.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Flying Spaghetti Monster in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Sheep Lump



  • "A big mass of sheep. The reduced weight makes it lighter than other solid boulders."

Polyphemus's pets will now help us to escape from him! This boulder is my personal favourite in Skee-boulder, because it jumps higher, but lands fast, so it can easy get the higher scores.

  • Strength: 1600.
  • Speed: 20.
  • Acceleration: 13.
  • Damage: 170.
  • Weight: 66.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: None.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Polyphemus in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Humpty Dumpty



  • "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall."

As an egg, Humpty Dumpty is very fragile-two hits are enough to crack him. It can double jump with no cooldown and slow down all projectiles fired at him. On high speed he can deal +-10 damage to the enemy's gate.

  • Strength: 100.
  • Speed: 1.
  • Acceleration: 13.
  • Damage: 1.
  • Weight: 50.
  • Preparation time: Very fast.
  • Appearances in other games: None.
  • How to unlock: Complete all 5 Humpty Dumpty challenges of the Story campaign.

Meatball



  • "Unlike other boulders the giant meatball gains mass and power as it rams in to obstacles."

These boulders make me feel hungry. On full strength, Meatball only deals +-150 damage, but as they get hit, they become larger, slower and deal more damage.

  • Strength: 1800.
  • Speed: 19.
  • Acceleration: 11.
  • Damage: 220.
  • Weight: 66.
  • Preparation time: Slow.
  • Appearances in other games: None.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Flying Spaghetti Monster in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Happy Boulder



  • "Crush your enemies with a smile!"

Easy and cute. Happy Boulder is a bit slower and heavier than Rock of Ages, but recharges faster.

  • Strength: 2000
  • Speed: 22
  • Acceleration: 9
  • Damage: 200
  • Weight: 107
  • Preparation time: Fast
  • Appearances in other games: Both 1st and 2nd.
  • How to unlock: Defeat Ching Shih in the Game of War of the Story campaign.

Retro Boulder



  • "I AM ERROR."

Just another little weird thing. This bouder's stats are absolutely equal to Rock of Ages.

  • Strength: 2000
  • Speed: 23
  • Acceleration: 10
  • Damage: 200
  • Weight: 100
  • Preparation time: Slow
  • Appearances in other games: None
  • How to unlock: Unknown (Should be unlocked by default for everyone who participated in the Closed Alpha, but looks like it isn't).

Paint Boulder



Description from the 2nd game:

  • "Leaves a trail of paint on which units cannot be built. It quickly degrades over unused tiles."

A boulder which is not playable for real players, but some AI enemies can use it. It doesn't need to jump to stain the tiles, it just rolls and leaves a long track, which can be annoying if you want to build large units on thinner places.

  • Strength: Unknown (2nd game: 1600)
  • Speed: Unknown (2nd game: 19)
  • Acceleration: Unknown (2nd game: 15)
  • Damage: Unknown (2nd game: 150)
  • Weight: Unknown (2nd game: 50)
  • Preparation time: Fast
  • Appearances in other games: The 2nd
  • How to unlock: Unavailable

Written by MSH Studios.