AI War:Spire Blade Spawner
|Large central ship has weak guns, but continously spawns smaller independent blades that crash into enemy ships.|
Note that this ship will not chase other ships unless you have specifically given the order, even when in Free-Roaming-Defender mode.
This ship can only appear if the host permits Fast Drones in the the Game Setup Ships tab. When that option is disabled, neither humans nor AI can obtain this ship.
|Ship Cap||Ammo Type||Armor Type||Immunities||Damage Bonuses|
|5||Shell||Medium||Reclamation Paralysis Attacks Being Insta-Killed Being Cloaked Translocation|
|Mark||Damage||Attack Range||Reload||Health||Armor||Speed||Engine Health||Single Ship DPS||Ship Cap DPS||Ship Cap HP||Abilities|
|I||20x9||6,000||2 sec||10,500||0||76||100,000||90 dmg/sec||450 dmg/sec||52,500|
|II||40x9||6,000||2 sec||21,000||0||76||100,000||180 dmg/sec||900 dmg/sec||105,000|
|III||60x9||6,000||2 sec||31,500||0||76||100,000||270 dmg/sec||1,350 dmg/sec||157,500|
|IV||80x9||6,000||2 sec||42,000||0||76||100,000||360 dmg/sec||1,800 dmg/sec||210,000|
|V||100x9||6,000||2 sec||52,000||0||76||100,000||450 dmg/sec||2,250 dmg/sec||260,000|
|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
Blade spawners are a unique ship-type not within the ship-triangle. They are stand-off combatants, spawning very-fast moving Spire Blades at the enemy (faster than many of the bullet effects in the game). Useful in attack, defense, removing ships under force-fields, and practically all situations not involving hostile gravity manipulators. NB: the DPS of this ship should take their blades into account, which means an extra 50,000*Mark per spawner, making this one of the most powerful ship-types in terms of base damage.
They are also one of the few fleet ships immune to insta-kill. With its other immunities and generally good stats, they can survive alone in an enemy wormhole filled with bad things - something that cannot be said of most ship-types. Mix as you please.
How to counter when in the AI fleet
In defensive scenarios, their powerful Spire Blades can be countered by gravity turrets and gravity drains. Meeting these ships while attacking AI planets can be a big pain, however, as they slowly chip away at your fleet. Mark III Riot Control Starships with grav generators or grav tasers are an expensive counter. Alternatively, try taking a set of fast vessels (Raid Starships, say, as they are immune to blades) and take out the spawners one by one.