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Fighters (Requires hangar to relocate) '< -Inter Drive- -Laser- >[]

Good Against: Bombers, Heavy Bombers, Ion Bombers, Destroyers, Fighters[]

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

Why use them? Fighters are good fodder (beef curtains). They keep other ships / defensive structures alive longer. They are vital when using top tier ships (Titans, Leviathans and Death Stars). When gathered into a large force (over 500k), they are a force to be reckoned with (Unless the opponent has a lot of Heavy Cruisers).[]

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Bombers (Requires hangar to relocate) < -Inter Drive- -Missiles- > ==

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.[]

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Heavy Bombers (Requires hangar to relocate) '< -Inter Drive- -Plasma- > ==

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

Bad Against: Fighters[]

Why use them? To stop cruisers and related ships.[]

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Ion Bombers (Requires hangar to relocate) '< -Inter Drive- -Ion- >[]

Good Against: Titans, Leviathans, Death Stars[]

Bad Against: Pretty much everything else.[]

Why use them? Useful if another player has occupied your Astro with a big ship and has not brought fighters with it (although it is better to use ion frigates that are filled with fighters).[]

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Corvettes < -Stellar Drive- -Laser- >[]

Good Against: All Bombers, Recyclers, cruisers.[]

Bad Against: Fighters, 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.[]

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Destroyers < -Stellar Drive- -Plasma- >[]

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.[]

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Frigates (4 hangar spaces) '< -Stellar Drive- -Missiles- >[]

Good Against: Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers[]

Bad Against: Everything else.[]

Why use them? Frigates are fast, they carry a large payload of fighters, and are effective against Cruisers and Heavy Cruisers.[]

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Ion Frigates (4 hangar spaces) '< -Stellar Drive- -Ion- >[]

Good Against: Battleships, Dreadnoughts, 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 a lot of Ion Frigates filled with fighters. You will lose far less than the enemy.[]

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Cruisers (4 hangar spaces) '< -Warp Drive- -Plasma- >[]

Good Against: Heavy Cruisers, Battleships and Defensive Structures.[]

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

Why use them? They are very good at attacking enemy bases and mobile fleets in general. Do not use Cruisers for defense though, as they can be attacked by a bomber drop for a hefty profit. Keep them far away from Leviathans, otherwise you may experience a great loss of ships referred to as 'Levi - rape.'[]

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Heavy Cruisers (8 hangar spaces) '< -Warp Drive- -Plasma- >[]

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

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

Why use them? Good for crushing fighters and taking down Planetary Shields if you have good Plasma technology. Also good for taking down top tier ships (big ships), except for Death Stars.[]

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Battleships (40 hangar spaces) '< -Warp Drive- -Ion- >[]

Good Against: Fighters, Corvettes, Destroyers, Dreadnoughts, Titans, Leviathans, Death Stars.[]

Bad Against: Cruisers.[]

Why use them? They are good at destroying top tier ships (big ships) and occupying bases that only have fighters for defense.[]

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Dreadnoughts (200 hangar spaces) '< -Warp Drive- -Photon- >[]

Good Against: Fighters, Corvettes, All bombers excluding Ion, Destroyers, Frigates.[]

Bad Against: Large numbers of Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers, Battleships[]

Why use them? Capable of absorbing a large portion of damage from the Frigate and smaller unit fleets with sheilds.[]

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Titans (1,000 hangar spaces) '< -Warp Drive- -Disruptor- >[]

Good Against: All non Ion units up to and including the Cruiser.[]

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

Why use them? Use them in a group with some fighters escorting to occupy an astro. Do not leave these things alone in a fleet or someone will squash the Titan like a grape for its debris. Put them in large groups (over 5) and they will excel at destroying.[]

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Leviathans (4,000 hangar spaces) '< -Warp Drive- -Photon- >[]

Good Against: All non Ion units up to and including the Cruiser.[]

Bad Against: Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Ion Bombers, Ion Frigates, Death Stars[]

Why use them? With fighter escorts use them to occupy. Also good at defending mobile fleet while at the "fortress." Group them in large groups and they will excel at destroying cruiser fleets.[]

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Death Stars (10,000 hangar spaces) '< -Warp Drive- -Disruptor- >[]

Good Against: All non Ion units up to and including the Heavy Cruiser.[]

Bad Against: Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Ion Bombers, Ion Frigates, Fighter swarms.[]

Why use them? They are very good at defending a mobile fleet while at the fortress. They are not very popular due to very slow speed and they can not use Jumpgates. They could be useful for attacking incoming Cruiser / Heavy Cruiser fleets.[]

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The ships below are not designed for battle and are ineffective against any other ships; however they provide essential support to your fleet.[]

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Recyclers < -Stellar Drive- -Laser- > ==

Good Against: Nothing[]

Bad Against: EVERYTHING![]

Why use them? Most important unit in the game ~10% of any fleet should be these Debris collecting ships. They are the only ship that can convert "debris piles" into credits.[]

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Scout ships < -Warp Drive- -Laser- >[]

Good Against: Nothing.[]

Bad Against: Everything![]

Why use them? Scouting around regions only. Scout ships are the weakest units in the game, do not use them for defense / attacks.[]

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Carriers (60 hangar spaces) '< -Warp Drive- -Missiles- >[]

Good Against: Nothing.[]

Bad Against: Everything![]

Why use them? Use them to carry fighters, always send these things away before you have a battle. Carriers are very vulnerable against fighters, but are faster than their big brother, the Fleet Carrier.[]

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Fleet Carrier (400 hangar spaces) '< -Warp Drive- -Ion- >

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Good Against: Nothing.[]

Bad Against: Everything![]

Why use them? Use them to carry fighters, always send these things away before you have a battle. Fleet Carriers'are not as vulnerable as Carriers and carry more fighters per credit than Carriers. Compared to Carriers Fleet Carriers are the slowest of the two ships.[]

See Also[]

Defense Guide[]

Battle Calculators[]

Mutual Distruction Window[]

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