|“||Simon says, "Everybody play dead!"”|
|— Total Annihilation website|
The Neutron is a level 3 special tower designed specifically against ARM forces; it launches ICBM-style missiles at global range like the Silencer, but its missiles are slightly cheaper and deal less damage than nuclear missiles. They also have no effect on ARM buildings and CORE forces, friend or foe, in any way. Such reasons make the Neutron a generally inferior substitute to the Silencer. Its missiles take less time to ready than nuclear missiles though, and are targeted by anti-missile defense systems as well, so they may be used as decoys to make the enemy waste anti-missile ammunition before launching the real nukes. The ARM counterpart to the Neutron is the Stunner.
- Because the Neutron can attack, it has the ability to switch between firing modes like normal combat units. Naturally, it should always be kept at "Hold fire".