Heavily armed and armored, the Kodiak is the most powerful warship in the TEC fleet outside of capital ships and was originally designed for clearing paths through dense, metal-rich asteroid fields. Capable of soaking up huge amounts of damage, the Kodiak can quickly close in on its targets to unleash its powerful autocannon barrage. Many of the Kodiak crews are among the most battle experienced in the TEC fleet.
When assisted by a number of Hoshiko Robotics Cruisers and perhaps a couple of Dunov Battlecruisers, a group of multiple Kodiaks becomes extremely effective offensively while also being quite difficult to take down.
Against the AI, it is quite viable to attempt to assemble a fleet of forty or more Kodiaks, and then simply punch through the enemy lines, preferably at the most heavily defended point. (Be careful not to engage upgraded starbases, though!) If you have researched hull, armor, and autocannnon upgrades in the Military Tree, the Kodiak becomes a cheap, durable, and powerful warship that can take it on the chin, and send it right back with interest.
Against intelligent players though, relying primarily on Kodiaks is very risky for a number of reasons. While they will annihilate most low-tech enemy fleets, they require 5 military labs, which can be difficult in the less spacious maps with large numbers of people. A good enemy would likely overwhelm you before you would be able to build your first Kodiak. In addition, heavy cruisers are very vulnerable to bombers, and to the disabling abilities of support cruisers. If you want to build lots of Kodiaks it would be a good idea to also invest in a Kol or two, and perhaps fighters (to deal with enemy bombers).
In addition, like all heavy cruisers, any number of Kodiaks can be mostly neutralized through an enemy Advent player's intelligent use of Repulsion, which will continuously push your heavy cruisers too far away for their weapons to fire. However, an Akkan Battlecruiser present alongside your heavy cruisers with a sufficiently upgraded Targeting Uplink may prove to be enough to counter this tactic.
|Primary Role:||Heavy Combat|
|Armor Level:||Very High|
|Armor Type:||Very Heavy|
|Weapons:||3 x Forward Mounted Heavy AutoCannons|
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|Strike Craft:||TEC Fighter • TEC Bomber|
|Corvettes:||Shriken Corvette (Loyalist) • Stilat Corvette (Rebel)|
|Frigates:||Arcova Scout Frigate • Cobalt Light Frigate • Javelis LRM Frigate • Krosov Siege Frigate • Garda Flak Frigate • Protev Colony Frigate|
|Cruisers:||Percheron Light Carrier • Hoshiko Robotics Cruiser • Cielo Command Cruiser • Kodiak Heavy Cruiser • Raloz Heavy Constructor • Ogrov Torpedo Cruiser • Neruda Envoy Cruiser|
|Capital Ships:||Kol Battleship • Sova Carrier • Akkan Battlecruiser • Dunov Battlecruiser • Marza Dreadnought • Corsev Battlecruiser|
|Titans:||Ankylon Titan (Loyalist) • Ragnarov Titan (Rebel)|
|Starbase:||Argonev Star Base|
|Strike Craft:||Advent Fighter • Advent Bomber|
|Corvettes:||Acolyte Corvette (Loyalist) • Vespa Corvette (Rebel)|
|Frigates:||Seeker Vessel • Disciple Vessel • Illuminator Vessel • Purge Vessel • Defense Vessel • Missionary Vessel|
|Cruisers:||Aeria Drone Host • Iconus Guardian • Domina Subjugator • Destra Crusader • Talion Savior • Solanus Adjudicator • Herald Envoy|
|Capital Ships:||Radiance Battleship • Revelation Battlecruiser • Progenitor Mothership • Halcyon Carrier • Rapture Battlecruiser • Discord Battleship|
|Titans:||Coronata Titan (Loyalist) • Eradica Titan (Rebel)|
|Starbase:||Transcencia Star Base|
|Strike Craft:||Vasari Fighter • Vasari Bomber|
|Corvettes:||Tosurak Corvette (Loyalist) • Sulsurak Corvette (Rebel)|
|Frigates:||Jikara Navigator • Ravastra Skirmisher • Kanrak Assailant • Karrastra Destructor • Junsurak Sentinel • Jarun Migrator|
|Cruisers:||Lasurak Transporter • Stilakus Subverter • Serevun Overseer • Skarovas Enforcer • Sivuskras Ruiner • Voruntak Envoy|
|Capital Ships:||Kortul Devastator • Skirantra Carrier • Jarrasul Evacuator • Antorak Marauder • Vulkoras Desolator • Rankulas Battleship|
|Titans:||Vorastra Titan (Loyalist) • Kultorask Titan (Rebel)|
|Starbase:||Orkulus Star Base|