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Hoshiko Robotics Cruiser

Hoshiko

Cost: Credits icon350 Metal icon30 Crystal icon50
Build Time: 24 seconds.
Uses: 4 supply.
 
Hull: 775
Repair: 1
Armor:
(Heavy)
3
Shields: 325
Regeneration: 0.5
Max Mitigation: 60%
Antimatter: 350
Recharge: 1
Experience value: 24
 
Weapon Damage Per Second Per Bank
(front / back / left / right)
Laser:
(Anti Heavy)
4 / 0 / 0 / 0
Range: 4000
Weapon Banks: 1 / 0 / 0 / 0
 
Strong vs. none
An industrial cruiser equipped with unmanned robots, it excels at close combat assistance with both repair and offensive abilities.
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The Hoshiko Robotics Cruiser is the TEC's Defensive Support Cruiser.

OverviewEdit

Like most of the TEC fleet, the Hoshiko was not designed specifically for combat, but it did find a natural niche in battle due to its unique shape, which offers a near 360 degree launch angle for its droids. Using swarms of unmanned repair drones, the Hoshiko can quickly patch up a damaged vessel and keep it in the fight. They also carry a supply of demolition bots that can wreck havoc on the engines and weapons of even the most heavily armored frigates and cruisers. Crewed by perhaps the most eccentric of the TEC roster, the Hokoes‘ are obsessive tinkerers and take great pride in the unique role they fill and ability to engineer ultimate droids.

TacticsEdit

A pair of Dunov Battlecruisers and a compliment of Hoshikos can help any fleet stay alive: the Hoshikos repair any hull damage while the Dunovs replenish shields. With durable Kol Battleships and Kodiak Heavy Cruisers, a detachment of Hoshikos can keep a fleet in fighting condition for quite some time, synergizing with the TEC's already-spectacular armor. In addition, this repair effect helps offset the shield bypass damage of phase missiles and the damage propagation of the Advent's Progenitor Mothership.

In competitive games, Hoshikos are virtual must-haves for TEC. Every Hoshiko is a mobile repair platform which has the potential to repair 2100+ hull damage, the equivalent cost of many frigates after shield mitigation and armor are taken into account. Due to this and the Hoshiko's low cost and somewhat high durability, it is not uncommon to see 15 or more Hoshikos supporting a mid-game TEC fleet. A balanced fleet of LRM, flak, and Hoshikos can be devastating against many other mid-game fleets if handled skillfully.

Hoshikos can be employed almost anywhere: in support of defensive emplacements, in the wings of a carrier fleet (to shut down attackers who wander too close, allowing fighters to pick off crippled targets at their leisure), and, of course, behind a wall of capital ships, frigates, or cruisers. Hoshikos tend to be at their most valuable in support of large, durable, obvious targets.

Later in the game, especially with cultural antimatter upgrades researched, building massive swarms of Hoshikos in order to completely shut down the enemy fleet can be a very successful strategy. Your damage-dealing units will be able to pound the enemy to pieces, and most or all of your enemy's ships will be unable to even fire back due to Demolition Bots. (However, beware of capital ships and strike craft, which are not affected by Demolition Bots)

Ship InfoEdit

Ship Type: Cruiser
Primary Role: Repair / Support
Shield Power: Low
Hull Points: Low
Armor Level: Medium
Armor Type: Heavy
Antimatter: Very High
Weapons: Forward Heavy Pulsar Laser
Compliment: 500


RepairDrones button
Repair Drones
DemolitionBots button
Demolition Bots
Button-grey
Button-grey
Button-grey
Attack button
Attack
Stop button
Stop
Move button
Move
Tactics management button
Tactics Management
Button-grey



TEC
Strike Craft: TEC FighterTEC Bomber
Corvettes: Shriken Corvette (Loyalist) • Stilat Corvette (Rebel)
Frigates: Arcova Scout FrigateCobalt Light FrigateJavelis LRM FrigateKrosov Siege FrigateGarda Flak FrigateProtev Colony Frigate
Cruisers: Percheron Light CarrierHoshiko Robotics CruiserCielo Command CruiserKodiak Heavy CruiserRaloz Heavy ConstructorOgrov Torpedo CruiserNeruda Envoy Cruiser
Capital Ships: Kol BattleshipSova CarrierAkkan BattlecruiserDunov BattlecruiserMarza DreadnoughtCorsev Battlecruiser
Titans: Ankylon Titan (Loyalist) • Ragnarov Titan (Rebel)
Starbase: Argonev Star Base
Advent
Strike Craft: Advent FighterAdvent Bomber
Corvettes: Acolyte Corvette (Loyalist) • Vespa Corvette (Rebel)
Frigates: Seeker VesselDisciple VesselIlluminator VesselPurge VesselDefense VesselMissionary Vessel
Cruisers: Aeria Drone HostIconus GuardianDomina SubjugatorDestra CrusaderTalion SaviorSolanus AdjudicatorHerald Envoy
Capital Ships: Radiance BattleshipRevelation BattlecruiserProgenitor MothershipHalcyon CarrierRapture BattlecruiserDiscord Battleship
Titans: Coronata Titan (Loyalist) • Eradica Titan (Rebel)
Starbase: Transcencia Star Base
Vasari
Strike Craft: Vasari FighterVasari Bomber
Corvettes: Tosurak Corvette (Loyalist) • Sulsurak Corvette (Rebel)
Frigates: Jikara NavigatorRavastra SkirmisherKanrak AssailantKarrastra DestructorJunsurak SentinelJarun Migrator
Cruisers: Lasurak TransporterStilakus SubverterSerevun OverseerSkarovas EnforcerSivuskras RuinerVoruntak Envoy
Capital Ships: Kortul DevastatorSkirantra CarrierJarrasul EvacuatorAntorak MarauderVulkoras DesolatorRankulas Battleship
Titans: Vorastra Titan (Loyalist) • Kultorask Titan (Rebel)
Starbase: Orkulus Star Base

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