|“||I should never have quit dental school.||”|
— An arc striker regretting his decision to become a mercenary., ACiT
Arc Strikers were one of the four basic classes of Nefarious troopers, serving as the minions of Dr. Nefarious and Lord Vorselon. They were related to Splitterbots, Protoguards, and Cyclobombers. Like its cousins, they had an oval shaped, green, mechanical "brain" that was connected to the top of its red body, which was almost completely covered by one giant robotic eye.
The Arc Strikers usually stayed at a distance away from Ratchet and fired small electrical beams that would float across the floor from its electric claws. They would also melee him if he came too close. The Arc Stikers on Zanifar fired medium-large electrical beams.
After Ratchet arrived on Vorselon's Warship in order to save Alister Azimuth, the robotic troopers were replaced with stronger Chronoguard variants, taking more hits to destroy them and were blue with silver armor instead of red and orange.
Arc Strikers were first encountered on Vorselon's warship.
Strangely, while most Arc Strikers had several tentacles in place of legs, some had a single wheel instead of tentacles. These such Arc strikers were used by Dr. Nefarious to rehearse his play.