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Rankulas
Cost: Credits icon3000 Metal icon400 Crystal icon250
Build Time: 75 seconds.
Uses: 50 supply.
 
Hull: 2755
+121 / level
Repair: 1.519
+0.101 / level
Armor:
(Capital)
4.61
+0.35 / level
Shields: 1478
+158 / level
Regeneration: 3.04
+0.2 / level
Max Mitigation: 65%
Antimatter: 270
+35 / level
Recharge: 0.698
+0.077 / level
Experience value: 100+
 
Weapon Damage Per Second Per Bank
(front / back / left / right)
Pulse Gun:
(Capital)
18 / 0 / 0 / 0
Range: 5000
Phase Missile:
(Capital)
0 / 0 / 5 / 5
Range: 5000
Weapon Banks: 1 / 1 / 1 / 1
 
Bombing Damage: 45
Strike Craft: 0 - 2 (+1 at 3, 8)
Create Combat Swarm
Create Support Swarm
Create Assault Swarm
Reassemble
A warship which focuses on generating and commanding a small fleet of nanite generated vessels.
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The Rankulas Battleship is the Vasari's Battleship added in the Rebellion stand-alone expansion.

Official Description: The Rankulas is a relatively new addition to the Vasari fleet, and one that their enemies wish hadn't been added. While the Rankulas itself isn't particular powerful, it has the ability to deploy a variety of specialized nanite swarms. These swarms are able to fulfill combat, repair, and anti-structure roles admirably. Should a larger threat emerge, all of the Rankulas’ nanite swarms can combine to generate a powerful nanite warship.

TacticsEdit

Ship Type:

Capital

Primary Role: Support
Shield Power: x
Hull Points: x
Armor Level: x
Armor Type: Capital
Antimatter: x
Weapons (Fore): x
Weapons (Side): x
Squadrons Supported: x
Crew Complement: x


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Create Combat Swarm
Button-grey
Create Support Swarm
Button-grey
Create Assault Swarm
Button-grey
Reassemble
AbilityManagement button
Ability Management
Attack button
Attack
Stop button
Stop
Move button
Move
Tactics management button
Tactics Management
SquadronManagement button
Squadron Management


Using the RankulasEdit

The Battle ship excels at maintaining a support fleet. The battleship's ability to create a Combat Swarm and Repair Swarm can augment a smaller fleet, and allow the fleet to attack larger fleets. The Combat Swarm is akin to a Light Frigate in health and approximately 3/4 of that in damage. The Support Swarm is effectively a mobile repair platform, and is great at prolonging the life of nearby ships without shields. The Assault Swarm can only attack structures, but is extremely competent at that role, able to outrange most targets while still dealing considerable damage. The Assault Swarm's beam weapon strips armor and then deals damage, meaning two of them can quickly take out a defense platform on their own.

As a starting Capital Ship, the Rankulas is a very effective pick. Between being able to rapidly build up support fleets, and at level four being able to deploy a single strike craft squadron, it can be left back while its creations harass (And eventually destroy) light enemy targets, while preserving its own health and shields. Generally, one should not leave it behind when engaging enemy Capital Ships: Its Swarms will rapidly contribute to their experience while dealing almost insignificant levels of damage. Instead, have the Rankulas close the gap and slug it out - it is a more than capable combatant in a stand-up fight.

Fighting the RankulasEdit

Strike craft are the way to go, without an escort it has no way to fight them until level four. If you lack strike craft then use Heavy Cruisers and heavily-armored ships so that its Swarms can only do minimal damage. It is also a support ship and engaging in direct combat is the best way to kill it if you lack armored ships or strikecraft. Be cautious, however, as the Rankulas can both take and deliver a beating to most capital ships, making this a desperation tactic above all else. Do not let it go unnoticed, as if you do it will create a Greater Swarm that can both repair other ships and engage in combat. The lesser nanite swarms are not to be scoffed at either: Even the level one combat swarm does 7 damage and has about 650 combined hp, so 4 of those can easily last a while, tying up your forces.

DevelopmentEdit

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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