|“||The Dread Battleship is the pride of the VEGA fleet. A state-of-the-art ship that truly lives up to its name.||”|
|— In-game Description|
The Dread Battleship is a ship of high level, tier four VEGA Corporation hull. It was originally available in the events Uprising, later added to riots before finally added as a blueprint which can be obtained defeating level 40-45 VEGA cargo fleets or level 50-55 VEGA elite fleets.
Dread battleships are powerful versatile warships. They are commonly seen used by players fighting all levels of VEGA, VSec, Demon Corps and Iron Star Company ships as well as supply runs. They are prevalent in high level PvP combat.
Strategy and Setup
Dread battleships can be used effectively with hit and run tactics. Players should take advantage of their range, firepower and mobility to attack enemy ships from maximum range and pull away when they close in.
Dread battleships are very common in all scenarios of combat in high level combat, frequently seen destroying supply run fleets, event fleets and other player's fleets.
MK V Dread battleships are far more power than basic default MK I variants, therefore it is indispensable that you upgrade your Dread battleships to at least MK IV. They are usually in groups of four escorting a Ragnarok carrier.
Almost every single high level player has a fleet of MK V Zeal or Dread battleships and is commonly regarded as the unofficial threshold of stepping up from a mid level to a high level player.
Dread battleships have more mass, lower laden mass and armour than the Fury battleship. They can be upgraded to MK V, further increasing their damage to cruisers and increasing their ability to ignore protection from shields.
Dread battleship must be configured with long range weapons and engines as well as upgraded to MK V to be used to their peak potential. When done so, they are extremely versatile and take on many duties such as destroying NPC fleets and PvP. With high mobility in combat, range and firepower, they can annihilate cruisers, and destroy scores of mid level fleets with little to no damage. Many mid level players can find a fleet of Dread battleships to be unstoppable.
Dread battleships having fewer armour slots mean they have a faster repair time.
Dread battleships are often seen fighting other battleships as well, during these battles, a player's piloting skill is crucial dictating the outcome of the battle.
Supply run fleets dropping required crafting resources to upgrade the Dread battleship is relatively easy to defeat.
Grinding the parts for a MK V Dread battleship is kinda arduous. It's also a bit hard to obtain them.
You must equip a fusion thruster III. You must escort your Dread battleships with a Ragnarok carrier for effective hit and run tactics.
Dread battleships can choose to use or not use stasis weapons. Stasis weapons help deal with cruisers, while those who choose an offensive weapon over stasis weapons enjoy greater firepower and better effectiveness at dealing with other battleships.
Common weapons are ECHO rays, Aurora rays and Impulse beams equipped with focused optics. Should you choose ionized optics, remember that the slightly less range can be a significant disadvantage in combat with other battleships.
Dread battleships should not be used in base attacks. Equipping an energy resistor I is common among players. Resistors do not increase repair time, however they may be inefficient on Dread battleships with low armor.
- Before the crafting system was added, only the enhanced version of the Fury battleship had more max mass than the Dread battleship. Now, a MK V Dread has 1,500 more mass than a MK IV Fury battleship.
- On September 28th, the build of the Dread battleship was significantly decreased to only 10 days, down from just under 17 days, and is currently less than that of a Ragnarok carrier.
- They can also be obtained from feature event prize boxes.
- A weaker version, the Torment battleship, appears in level 30-45 VEGA cargo fleets.
- A even weaker version, the Wrath battleship appears in level 30-35 VEGA cargo fleets.