AI War:Lightning Torpedo Frigate
|Has modest firepower in its own right, but primarily attacks by launching miniaturized versions of the Lightning Warhead (that do not increase AIP when detonated, of course)<br\>Spawns one Lightning Torpedo (20 damage) per mark level every 6 seconds.|
|Ship Cap||Ammo Type||Armor Type||Immunities||Damage Bonuses|
|16||Energy Bomb||Artillery||Tractor Beams Reclamation Paralysis Attacks Being Insta-Killed Being Cloaked|
|Mark||Damage||Attack Range||Reload||Health||Armor||Speed||Engine Health||Single Ship DPS||Ship Cap DPS||Abilities|
|I||66x3||5,000||4 sec||6,200||0||76||100,000||50 dmg/sec||792 dmg/sec||99,200|
|II||132x3||5,000||4 sec||12,500||0||76||100,000||99 dmg/sec||1,584 dmg/sec||200,000|
|III||200x3||5,000||4 sec||18,700||0||76||100,000||150 dmg/sec||2,400 dmg/sec||299,200|
|IV||266x3||5,000||4 sec||25,000||0||76||100,000||200 dmg/sec||3,194 dmg/sec||400,000|
|V||330x3||5,000||4 sec||31,000||0||76||100,000||248 dmg/sec||3,960 dmg/sec||496,000|
|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|
How to use in your fleet
These work the same as any other drone-spawning unit: stay at range and pound the enemy from a distance. Torpedoes have a fairly long lifespan, can be redirected after launch, and only need to stay alive long enough to reach their target in order to reach their maximum damage potential, so it's quite easy to saturate a whole planet with them.
How to counter when in the AI fleet
The AI is not supposed to have access to Lightning Torpedo Frigates, but due to a bug, sometimes does (Mantis).