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Creeper Torpedo   Creeper Torpedo Turret


The Creeper Torpedo is a powerful ship Explosive weapon that deploys slow moving torpedoes with a proximity-triggered detonation.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Creeper Torpedo I
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II
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III
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SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
DPS 35 Ex 43 Ex 54 Ex
Mass 461 t 649 t 963 t
Range 2,500-4,350 m
Speed 200 m/s
AoE Radius 700 m
Spread 90 deg
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 0.0 / R: 7.0 / N: 1
Traits Proximity Trigger
Hull XP 765 XP 1,218 XP 1,653 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint
Farming Tier VEGA Tier II/III VEGA Tier III/IV VEGA Tier IV/V
Pieces 4 5 6
Arms Lab Required IV VI VIII
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 53m 00s 2h 20m 30s 4h 39m 30s
Helium-3 Helium3 1,062,169 2,694,968 5,483,550
Antimatter Antimatter 187,442 898,323 1,827,850


General


Suppress enemy fleets with the Creeper Torpedo.
  — Event Store 


The Creeper Torpedo is a unique weapon that functions similar to a mine layer.

It deploys red orb-shaped bombs that are slow but create a huge explosion in proximity to an enemy.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Creeper 3-0

Explosive spread and radius of Creeper Torpedoes enhanced with Volatile Fuel

Creeper Torpedoes have relatively good mass efficiency, but their real strength lies in their large AoE. Even without boosters like AM Warheads and Volatile Fuel, the explosion is large enough to reliably hit multiple targets at once. They are excellent against clustered bases, with each explosion damaging 4 or more modules at once.

Their slow speed enables stationary ships to create a minefield, decimating anything that strays too close. This is especially useful against Hive Fleets, which rely on squadrons for damage. Similarly, Creeper Torpedos could function as a protective barrier for blitz ships, or as a chase deterrent for kiting ships.

Creeper Torpedoes can also be used to delay a battle's conclusion by up to 10 seconds.

Disadvantages

Creeper Torpedoes are too slow to be effective in PvP fleet combat: most enemy ships could outrun the torpedoes themselves. Even when equipped with Volatile Fuel, their large spread means that only a fraction of the shots will hit their targets.

They also have a large minimum range that is easily exploitable, though this is unimportant considering that they are too slow to hit ships anyways.

Trivia

  • Curiously, the first version released was the level II version featured in Uprising. Levels I and III were later added in Espionage.
  • This is the first weapon slot event prize in VEGA Conflict.
  • The Creeper Torpedo is the slowest ship weapon in the game.

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