Submitted by: David K.
Written by Drunken Sailor
Basic ships are my unofficial name for the more common ships. You see
these when you are looking at the ship building menu in Emperor mode.
Ships such as the Dropship and Battleship are included in this section.
This ship is probably the most common ship in the galaxy. They are most
commonly found on the border of warring empires. They invade hostile
stars connected to the empire that owns the ship. They aren’t very useful
unless used in mass, or against significantly weaker empires.
They are completely unarmed and have 2 hitpoints.
The Raider is also a likely candidate for the most common ship. They are
usually found cruising through enemy empires, leaving a trail of undeveloped
stars. They can also (rarely) invade and destroy artifacts.
They only have 1 hitpoint; however, unlike the Dropship, they are armed with
a laser cannon!
These ships, along with the Frigate, are the backbones of the fleet, the
sousaphones of a marching band, the – you get the point. Though they are
common and kind of boring, they play a huge role in a fleet and act as
medium range support, as well as aid in expansion of borders. They have 3
hitpoints and are armed with missiles and planetary laser cannons, used to
give border stars aid in expansion. You may think that the Battleship and
Frigate are the same thing; this is not the case. It’s firepower slow but
stronger, it’s armor thicker, it’s speed slow, the Battleship has been
referred to by Snod as a bear. Battleships can soak up more damage than
The Frigate, along with the Battleship, are the backbones of a fleet.
They have a similar role to battleships, but rely on speed instead of
firepower. They fire many low-damage shots in quick succession. Though
faster than Battleships, that speed comes at a cost, resulting in a low
damage tolerance. Snod has referred to the Frigate as an “angry cat”.
The name pretty much describes itself. This ship is used for maintenance
on other ships. They are armed with 2 lasers: a blue one that repairs
other ships and a red one that deals damage to enemies. Maintenance ships
are very easy to destroy, usually taking 1-2 hits. Fun Fact: Despite the
weakness of the Maintenance ship, they can and alot of times do lead fleets.