AI War:Shield Bearer

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Acid Sprayer
Does relatively low damage, but has high health and provides a mini force field to protect allied ships.
Its force field does not reduce the attack power of protected ships.


Base Stats


Ship Cap Ammo Type Armor Type Immunities Damage Bonuses
48 Laser Heavy Tractor Beams Paralysis Attacks Nuclear Explosions Being Insta-Killed 2 Medium, 2 Swarmer, 2 Ultra-Light, 2 Composite

Mark Damage Attack Range Reload Health Armor Speed Engine Health Single Ship DPS Ship Cap DPS Ship Cap HP Abilities
I 62 5,000 6 sec 6,400 0 64 100 10 dmg/sec 496 dmg/sec 307,200
II 122 5,500 6 sec 12,800 0 64 100 20 dmg/sec 976 dmg/sec 614,400
III 182 6,000 6 sec 19,200 0 64 100 30 dmg/sec 1,456 dmg/sec 921,600
IV 244 6,500 6 sec 25,500 0 64 100 41 dmg/sec 1,952 dmg/sec 1,224,000
V 306 7,000 6 sec 32,000 0 64 100 51 dmg/sec 2,448 dmg/sec 1,536,000

Mark Knowledge Metal Cost Crystal Cost Total Cost Energy Cost Build Time Cap Metal Cost Cap Crystal Cost Cap Total Cost Cap Energy Cost Cap Build Time
I -- 400 1,200 1,600 300 00:00:10 9,600 28,800 38,400 7,200 00:04:00
II 2,500 800 2,400 3,200 600 00:00:20 19,200 57,600 76,800 14,400 00:08:00
III 4,000 1,600 5,000 6,600 600 00:00:42 38,400 120,000 158,400 14,400 00:16:48
IV Adv Fac 2,400 7,400 9,800 600 00:01:02 57,600 177,600 235,200 14,400 00:24:48
V Core Fab 3,200 10,000 13,200 600 00:01:24 76,800 240,000 316,800 14,400 00:33:36

How to use in your fleet

The radius of Shield Bearers are small, and can only cover a fraction of the entire fleet. In order to maximise the utility of overlapping force fields, use group-move with a small set of ships that needs protecting: e.g. Plasma Siege Starships, Botnet Golems, or ships from a cache of Zenith Reserve Ships. Doing so will distribute damage over many individual force-fields and keep them alive for future repair. This tactic can also apply when entering hostile wormholes or covering critical infrastructure in an emergency.

How to counter when in the AI fleet

Only mild speed-bumps unless encountered as a part of a big wave. The interspersing of AI shield bearers amongst its fleet will tend to make battles somewhat longer, which the player can mitigate by unlocking FF-bypassing units or Bomber-like units that have anti-Heavy bonuses.




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