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Hydra Missile   Brutal Hydra Missile


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

Stats

Hydra Missile I
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II
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III
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SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
DPS 22 Ex 27 Ex 34 Ex
Mass 369 t 519 t 770 t
Range 1,500-4,000 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 765 XP 1,218 XP 1,653 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint
Farming Tier VEGA Tier I VEGA Tier II VEGA Tier III
Pieces 4 5 6
Prerequisites HEX Missile II Fusion Torpedo II Fusion Torpedo IV
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 26m 30s 1h 16m 00s 3h 22m 30s
Helium-3 Helium3 498,501 1,492,712 3,947,783
Antimatter Antimatter 55,389 373,178 1,315,928


General

The Hydra Missile is a reliable Explosive weapon that homes in towards its targets, commonly used in a player's first dedicated auto-farming fleet.

It fires missiles with orange curved trails, which then split and converge on their target, emitting a quiet whistling noise.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Hydra Missiles have decent range and excellent accuracy, making them useful in many situations.

When boosted with AM Warheads, they can easily damage clusters of ships at once, due to the fact that the missiles detonate in the center of the target's hitbox rather than at the edge.

While Hydra Missiles do have a minimum range, it is so small that enemies rarely manage to hide inside it, unless the weapon is equipped on range-boosting ships such as battleships and destroyers.

Disadvantages

Hydra Missiles lack the range to be an effective kiting weapon, since they can be outranged by even Thermal Beams when equipped with Focused Optics V.

They are also not that mass efficient especially at higher levels, limiting the damage a ship equipped with this weapon can do.

Trivia

  • Since the Hydra Missile has no spread, any special increasing it like Sweep Launcher will not do anything.
  • After porting from Flash to Unity, the Hydra Missile has a new firing graphic and sound effect.

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