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Sova Carrier

Sova

Cost: Credits icon3000 Metal icon400 Crystal icon250
Build Time: 75 seconds.
Uses: 50 supply.
 
Hull: 2850
+120 / level
Repair: 1.5
+0.1 / level
Armor:
(Capital)
4
+0.35 / level
Shields: 1075
+105 / level
Regeneration: 3
+0.2 / level
Max Mitigation: 65%
Antimatter: 270
+30 / level
Recharge: 0.85
+0.09 / level
Experience value: 100+
 
Weapon Damage Per Second Per Bank
(front / back / left / right)
Laser:
(Capital)
3 / 0 / 0 / 0
Range: 5000
Laser:
(Capital)
2 / 2 / 14 / 14
Range: 5500
Weapon Banks: 1 / 1 / 1 / 1
 
Bombing Damage: 37
Strike Craft: 3 - 8 (+1 at 3, 5, 6, 8, 10)
Missile Batteries
Embargo
Heavy Strike Craft
Rapid Manufacturing
A strong warship specialized in providing strike craft support.
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The Sova Carrier is the TEC's Carrier.

OverviewEdit

Having proven to be an effective countermeasure to pirate incursions, strike craft have been a staple of planetary defense forces for hundreds of years. The arrival of a true invasion force has made a mobile platform for hosting strike craft a necessity, and the Sova Carrier ably fulfills this role. The most advanced ship-borne manufacturing and repair facilities keep its large dorsal and ventral fighter bays in a near constant state of combat readiness.

TacticsEdit

The Sova Carrier serves as an early game offensive ship for the TEC armada. Being a carrier it naturally has an advantage over many of the other capital ships as an offensive capital ship. Being able to kite the enemy around, while attacking them with bombers is very valuable. The Sova is very dominant early game especially if you start near a Vasari player as they are very vulnerable to Embargo rushes early on. Which will not only cripple your enemy heavily, but also strengthen you economically. It is ill advised to use an Embargo rush against Advent or fellow TEC players as a swarm of corvettes will make quick work of your Sova.

Another valuable tool of the Sova is its use of Missile Batteries, the TEC already having an excellent early game is improved for once an enemy empire reacts to your Flak(The assumed counter to Corvettes) the Missile Turrets deployed from this ability will inflict heavy damage to enemy Light Frigates should they deploy them to counter your Gardas.

And while it is widely underused the Heavy Strike Craft ability makes a nice addition to any fleet making your strike craft more durable and increasing their damage output. Rapid Manufacturing is also a very powerful ability should you begin to mass produce units from any forge worlds this will give them a very large boost to their build rates.

While attacking enemy planets which are scantily defended or undefended the Sova Carrier and any Marza Dreadnought can be ordered to leave the formation and bombard the planet. The Sova and Marza can quickly reduce planet health and population in this way. The Sova can deploy fighters to defend itself and particularly the Marza since it is vulnerable to strike craft, plus the Sova can continue to participate in any ensuing battle around the planet by deploying bombers. Missile Batteries will attack any enemy ships that come close to the Sova or Marza.

With some micromanagement the Sova can be effectively used early game against lower level siege/heavy assault capital ships (dreadnought ships). The Sova has a powerful broadside attack and it can move faster than a dreadnought can turn. Once a Sova has been by means of careful maneuvers placed in such a position to be able to fire broadsides at the rear of the enemy dreadnought it can be constantly moved in a circle around the dreadnought. The dreadnought will turn around to target the Sova but it will not be able fire at it as the Sova will always be behind it since it is circling the dreadnought. Simultaneously the Sova's strike craft squadrons and Missile Batteries can also deal attacks on the dreadnought. This tactic is particularly useful against lower level dreadnoughts which cannot attack anything directly behind it. The AI will continue to be in this trap until the Marza is severely damaged, however even a slightly competent human player will see the danger in this and order his dreadnought to disengage.

Like all carrier-class capital ships, the Sova is a little on the fragile side. Its powerful offensive abilities leave it little to defend itself with. If it cannot overwhelm the enemy with sheer damage, its low armor and hull points become a serious liability, and it will need to retreat.

Ship InfoEdit

HUD Icon: SovaCarrier icon
Ship Type: Capital
Faction: TEC
Primary Role: Squadron Support
Shield Power: High
Hull Points: Very High
Armor Level: High
Armor Type: Capital
Weapons (Fore): 2 x Pulse Lasers / Ship-to-Surface Nuclear Missiles
Weapons (Side): 4 x Pulse Laser Batteries (Starboard) / 4 x Pulse Laser Batteries (Port)
Squadrons Supported: 3
+1 per 2 level ups. Maximum: 8
Compliment: 2,000


MissileBatteries button
Missile Batteries
Embargo button
Embargo
HeavyStrikeCraft button
Heavy Strike Craft
RapidManufacturing button
Rapid Manufacturing
AbilityManagement button
Ability Management
Attack button
Attack
Stop button
Stop
Move button
Move
Tactics management button
Tactics Management
SquadronManagement button
Squadron Management



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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