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Combat and Battle Guide

Post by ViperCiamiK on Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:50 pm

Combat and Battle Guide
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Fighters

Good Against: Bombers, Heavy Bombers, Ion Bombers, Destroyers

Bad Against: Heavy Cruisers, Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Titans, Leviathans, Death Stars

Why use them? Fighters are good meat shields, they keep other ships/defensive structures alive a little longer. They are vital when using big ships (Titans, Leviathans and Death Stars). When gathered into massive numbers (over 500k), they are a force to be reckoned with, unless the opponent has a lot of Heavy Cruisers.



Bombers

Good Against: Cruisers, Ion Bombers, Ion Frigates

Bad Against: Fighters

Why use them? Many people like using Cruisers to attack, these are good for stopping cruisers.



Heavy Bombers

Good Against: Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers, Ion Bombers, Ion Frigates, Heavy Bombers

Bad Against: Fighters

Why use them? Also good against stopping cruisers.



Ion Bombers

Good Against: Titans, Leviathans, Death Stars

Bad Against: Pretty much everything else.

Why use them? Useful if a twit has occupied your Astro with a big ship and hasn't brought fighters with it, although it is better to use ion frigates that are filled with fighters.



Corvettes

Good Against: All Bombers, Recyclers, cruisers.

Bad Against: Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Titans, Leviathans, Death Stars.

Why use them? If there is a war going on near you and you bring recyclers hoping to nick some debris, Corvettes make the perfect escort. If someone is nicking your debris, kill the recyclers with corvettes.



Recyclers

Good Against: None.

Bad Against: EVERYTHING!

Why use them? Only use them when there is a Debris pile, otherwise don't USE them.



Destroyers

Good Against: Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers, Recyclers, Ion Frigates, Ion Bombers.

Bad Against: Fighters, Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Titans, Leviathans, Death Stars.

Why use them? Like Bombers they are good against Cruiser attacks.



Frigates

Frigates are the most useful unit in the game for telling whether a player is a complete noob. If you see some in his fleet, it's a safe bet that you can probably rape him mercilessly with no fear of serious resistance. It is possible to use frigates effectively against Heavy Cruisers, but it is difficult and makes the usefulness limited, since frigates are unit of very limited effective use.

Good Against: Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers

Bad Against: Everything else.

extra-some of the more skilled players CAN MAKE GREAT USE of frigate fleets, if used properly they are capable of besting cruiser based fleets in ratioes and have other uses (do NOT use these unless your are a truly experienced player). Although you will need to invest a little bit in missile tech(usually 20-22)


Ion Frigates

Good Against: Titans, Leviathans, Death Stars.

Bad Against: Everything else.

Why use them? If someone is mad enough to attack one of your bases with just a Titan, Leviathan or Death Star possibly with a few fighters, destroy the fighters with more fighters and attack the bare ship with lots of Ion Frigates filled with fighters. You will lose far less than the enemy.



Scout ships

Good Against: Nothing.

Bad Against: Everything!

Why use them? Scouting around regions only. These things are the weakest units in the game, don't use them for defense/attacks unless you are looking for a laugh.



Cruisers

Good Against: Heavy Cruisers, Battleships and Defensive Structures.

Bad Against: Heavy Bombers, Ion Bombers, Destroyers, Frigates, Ion Frigates, Leviathan, Titan, Death Stars.

Why use them? They are very good at attacking enemy bases and mobile fleets in general. Don't use these things for defense though, as they can be bomber dropped for a hefty profit. Also keep them far away from Leviathans, otherwise you may experience the legendary 'Levi-rape'.



Carriers

Good Against: Nothing.

Bad Against: Everything!

Why use them? Use them to carry fighters, always send these things away before you have a battle otherwise they almost certainly will die. These things are very vulnerable against fighters, but are faster than their big brother, the Fleet Carrier.



Heavy Cruisers

Good Against: Fighters, Bombers, Battleship, Dreadnought, Titan, Leviathan (if you have lots of them).

Bad Against: Heavy Bombers, Ion Bombers, Destroyers, Frigates, Ion Frigates, Cruisers, Death Stars.

Why use them? Good for crushing fighters and taking down Planetary Shields if you've got good Plasma tech. Also good for taking down big ships except for Death Stars.



Battleships


Good Against: Fighters, Corvettes, Titans, Leviathans, Death Stars.

Bad Against: Cruisers.

Why use them? They are good at destroying big ships and occupying bases that have only got fighter defenses.



Fleet Carrier

Good Against: Nothing.

Bad Against: Everything!

Why use them? Use them to carry fighters, always send these things away before you have a battle otherwise they will take damage and most of them will die. These things are not as vulnerable as Carriers and carry more fighters per credit than Carriers, but they are slower.



Dreadnoughts

Good Against: Fighters, corvettes.

Bad Against: Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers

Why use them? Good at stopping fighter drops.



Titans

Good Against: Defensive Structures.

Bad Against: Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Ion Bombers, Leviathans, Death Stars.

Why use them? Use them in a group with some fighters escorting to occupy an astro. Don't leave these things alone in a fleet or someone will squash the titan like a grape for its debris. Get these in big packs (over 5) and they will excel at destroying.



Leviathans

Good Against: Defensive Structures, fighters, corvettes, cruisers.

Bad Against: Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Ion Bombers, Death Stars

Why use them? With fighter escorts use them to occupy. They are also good at defending your mobile fleet while at the fortress. Get these in packs and they will be perfect for destroying cruiser fleets.



Death Stars

Good Against: Defensive Structures, fighters, corvettes.

Bad Against: Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Ion Bombers

Why use them? They are very good at defending your mobile fleet while at the fortress. They aren't very popular due to very slow speed and they can't use Jumpgates. They could be useful for attacking incoming cruiser/heavy cruiser fleets.
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Re: Combat and Battle Guide

Post by liam777 on Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:00 am

with basic attack and armour it just takes 5 Titans to destroy a deathstar and 2 titans to destroy a lev, i concider this to be pritty good since a death star costs 10 times as much as a titan and a lev costs 4 times as much as a titan.

also Dreadnoughts can shield rape the unit frigates and lower (minus ion bombers)
and titans can shield rape the units crusers and lower (minus ion frigates and bombers)

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