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The Longbow Destroyer is designed to provide fire support. It has a narrow field of fire and long range.
  — In-Game Description 

General

The Longbow Destroyer is a Tier 1 hull with primitive Miner Rebellion technology.

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

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

The Longbow Destroyer, like other destroyers, has a range bonus that allows this ship to outrange the vast majority of other ships as well as most Energy and Explosive base weapons. This enables you to destroy opponents without suffering any damage in return.

Rear Thrusters are commonly used to catch other ships, while Strafe Thrusters help the Longbow Destroyer to dodge incoming projectiles at maximum range. Rotation Thrusters may also be used to prevent enemies from exploiting the ship's narrow firing arc by staying in its blind spot.

When upgraded to Mk II, destroyers gain a huge bonus against cruisers, destroying even heavily-armored ones within seconds.

Disadvantages

As a destroyer, Longbow Destroyers are very slow and thus unable to kite other ships despite the massive difference in range. They have even less health than Harrier Frigates and are easy pickings once the enemy gets in range to fire. Therefore, Longbow Destroyer pilots should always try to keep a safe distance from enemy targets.

Most weapons used at this level are not homing and thus relatively easy to dodge, allowing skilled Harrier Frigate pilots to evade every single shot and close the distance to take out this ship.

Upgrading

Level II
LongbowDestroyer2
SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Max. Mass 683 t
Cargo 32,500 t
Hull XP 206 XP
MODIFIERS Wrench
Cruiser Damage +100%
Weapon Mass -5%
Shield Bypass +10%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch
Prerequisites Longbow Destroyer
Workshop Required II
Time Time 7m 35s
Mineral Ore MineralOre 30,825
CRAFT Crafting
Time Time 6m 18s
Mineral Ore MineralOre 13,463
Patterns Patterns 1
Cores Cores 1
Parts Parts 10
Armaments Armaments 4


Trivia

  • You receive a free Longbow Destroyer on your 4th day since playing.
  • Some players spam instant-repair Longbow Destroyers instead of Broadsword Destroyers during Civil War to earn free points. These ships hit hard and are worth next to nothing.

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