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The Lance Destroyer has excellent strafing ability and no less then three weapons. It's a loose cannon and a VSec favourite.
  — In-Game Description 

General


Make your own law with the Lance Destroyer; it's a loose cannon and a VSec favourite.
  — Event Store 


The Lance Destroyer is a Tier 4 hull with more advanced VEGA Security technology.

As a destroyer, this ship has modest firepower but very long range, taking out opponents from afar.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Lance Destroyers not only have more maximum mass compared to the Scythe Destroyer, they also possess an extra weapon slot. This is key to offensive capability because multiple lower-level weapons can have the same damage output as fewer higher-level weapons but cost less mass.

Note that the weapon in the third slot is capable of destroying any squadrons that happen to be on top of the ship itself.

Siege Drivers are most common on Lance Destroyers oriented for base attacks. Aurora Rays are often used in fleet combat for protection against squadrons, with Focused Optics to extend their range.

In terms of thrusters, Binary Thrusters help you dodge incoming shots when sniping a base, while Fusion Thrusters allow you to keep enemies in your firing arc and continue dealing damage even as they get close.

Disadvantages

Lance Destroyers are incredibly weak to upgraded frigates which deal up to triple damage against destroyers. They are unable to run from enemy fleets due to their slow speed.

Upgrading

Level II
LanceDestroyer2
III
LanceDestroyer3
IV
LanceDestroyer4
V
LanceDestroyer5
SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship
Weapon Slots WeaponSlot 3 3 4 4
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot 1 1 1 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Max. Mass 6,300 t 6,600 t 6,900 t 7,200 t
Cargo 87,000 t 104,400 t 121,800 t 139,200 t
MODIFIERS Wrench
Cruiser Damage +100% +130% +160% +200%
Weapon Mass -5% -10% -15% -20%
Shield Bypass +10% +15% +20% +25%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch
Prerequisites Previous level of Lance Destroyer,
Same level of Trident Destroyer
Workshop Required N/A N/A N/A VIII
Time Time 1d 22h 12m 3d 20h 24m 5d 18h 36m 7d 16h 48m
Mineral Ore MineralOre 20,625,000 41,250,000 61,875,000 82,500,000
CRAFT Crafting
Time Time 1d 2h 24m 2d 4h 48m 3d 7h 12m 4d 9h 36m
Mineral Ore MineralOre 6,875,000 13,750,000 20,625,000 27,500,000
Patterns Patterns 1 1 1 1
Cores Cores 4 4 4 4
Parts Parts 10 30 90 270
Armaments Armaments 2,048 2,560 3,200 4,000


Trivia

  • Funnily enough, Trident Destroyers by default have only two weapon slots while Lance Destroyers have three. This is ironic considering that tridents are a three-pronged weapon, while lances only have a single tip.

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