AI War:Zenith Beam Frigate

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Beam Frigate
Fires powerful high-range beam weapons that strikes up to 9 enemy ships in a line. If more than that many targets are on the line then the actually-damaged ones are picked randomly.
Part of the Zenith Remnant
Zenith Beam: Picks a target and shoots a beam of energy at it. Strikes the target and up to 8 other ships touched by the beam for full damage listed.


Base Stats


Ship Cap Ammo Type Armor Type Immunities Damage Bonuses
96 Beam Weapon Composite

Mark Damage Attack Range Reload Health Armor Speed Engine Health Single Ship DPS Ship Cap DPS Ship Cap HP Abilities
I 66 9,600 7 sec 1,570 1 56 100 9 dmg/sec 905 dmg/sec 150,720
II 130 9,700 7 sec 3,140 3 56 100 19 dmg/sec 1,783 dmg/sec 301,440
III 196 9,800 7 sec 4,700 4 56 100 28 dmg/sec 2,688 dmg/sec 451,200
IV 260 9,900 7 sec 6,250 6 56 100 37 dmg/sec 3,566 dmg/sec 600,000
V 326 10,000 7 sec 7,800 7 56 100 47 dmg/sec 4,471 dmg/sec 748,800

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 -- 900 1,700 2,600 100 00:00:15 43,200 81,600 124,800 4,800 00:12:00
II 2,500 1,800 3,400 5,200 200 00:00:29 86,400 163,200 249,600 9,600 00:23:12
III 4,000 3,600 7,000 10,600 200 00:00:59 172,800 336,000 508,800 9,600 00:47:12
IV Adv Fac 5,600 10,600 16,200 200 00:01:29 268,800 508,800 777,600 9,600 01:11:12
V Core Fab 7,400 14,000 21,400 200 00:01:57 355,200 672,000 1,027,200 9,600 01:33:36

How to use in your fleet

Zenith beam frigates create an AOE-capability in the player's fleet, as a ship that is capable of instantaneously vaporizing squads of enemy opposition. They are an awesome addition in ambushes on the friendly side of the wormhole. Alternatively, running battles and exo-wave invasion will tend to string AI ships into a line well-suited for its line-AOE. One can also intentionally activate all defenders on an AI world by sending in more than twice the firepower (FP) of the defenders combined, resulting in them streaming in for a perfect beam blast.

With such power, be ready to protect these ships from enemy fire. Missile Frigates now out-range beam frigates - hinting at their weaknesses against ship-types with even longer range.

How to counter when in the AI fleet

On wave-defense, ensure that your turret clusters are placed out of the effective range of the beams. They are only dangerous if you insist on engaging with short-range fleet ships.

Keeping your casualties down in an offensive situations likewise requires out-ranging the frigate. With the 7-second attack cool-down it is also possible to sneak in repairs, as long as the AI does not have sufficient firepower to kill ships outright.




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