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Hydra Missile   Brutal Hydra Missile


The [Brutal] Hydra Missile is an impressive ship Explosive weapon that splits into many smaller explosives before reaching its target.
  — In-Game Description 


Stats

Brutal Hydra Missile I
HydraMissile1
II
HydraMissile2
III
HydraMissile3
STATS
DPS 34 Ex 41 Ex 52 Ex
Mass 369 t 519 t 770 t
Range 1,500-3,000 m
Speed 1,400 m/s
AoE Radius 350 m
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 0.0 / R: 2.0 / N: 1
Traits Homing
Hull XP 1,353 XP 1,994 XP 2,585 XP
REUSABLE ITEM
Prerequisites None
BUILD
Time 26m 30s 1h 16m 00s 3h 22m 30s
Helium-3 498,501 1,492,712 3,947,783
Antimatter 55,389 373,178 1,315,928

General

The Brutal Hydra Missile is a modified Hydra Missile with greatly increased damage but less range.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

In close combat, Brutal Hydra Missiles are much more effective than their regular variant due to the extra firepower. The mass requirement is the same, allowing your ships to deal more damage while having the same durability and mobility.

A niche use for this weapon is squadron defense. When combined with longer-ranged weapons, your ships could fire at distant enemies while keeping a weapon slot free for defending against incoming squadrons.

Disadvantages

Brutal Hydra Missiles have a very thin band of firing range: the short maximum range allows your ships to be easily kited, while the minimum range is a liability to your ships especially when they have to get so close to open fire.

Trivia

  • The Brutal Hydra Missile looks identical to Hydra Missile I-III.
  • Although the Brutal Hydra Missile is supposed to be an upgraded version of the Hydra Missile, it is considered much worse then the actual Hydra Missile, at least by the majority of players.
  • The Brutal Hydra Missile is the first Brutal ship weapon.

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