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The formidable Manticore is the latest creation from the twisted minds of the Umbra. Agile, sturdy and capable of increasing its maneuverability and damage when it locks in on a target inside its dual firing arc.
  — In-Game Description 

General

The Manticore Battlecruiser is an Umbra Battlecruiser, designed for swift and deadly strikes. It is the first Battlecruiser in existence.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

With a high forward speed, the Manticore Battlecruiser is able to close in on targets quickly, making escaping from it impossible, much like cutters.

The Manticore's Bloodrush ability grants it increased weapon speed, as well as turning and strafe speed, granting it the maneuverability of a frigate and allowing its weapons to connect much more easily whenever an enemy enters its firing arc. This counters any ship that is suited to long-range weapons such as Battleships and Destroyers, making them easy prey for the Manticore's weapons. The Bloodrush also disrupts the shields of enemy ships, reducing their resistance to all weapons by a small amount.

The Manticore also has 10% Shield bypass, deals 20% additional damage to Altairian ships and 10% additional damage to battleships, making it the ultimate counter to the Paragon Battleship.

The Manticore also possesses the characteristic 100% Blight Nebula Resistance as well as 50% Alien Resistance, and a maximum of 40% Blight resistance when mked up.

Disadvantages

The Manticore loses out to the Wraith Cruiser in terms of durability, and will surely fall if it is forced into an engagement with it.

Unlike cutters, the Manticore does not have stasis resistance, and thus, any ship with Void NET Burst Torpedo or NET Torpedo can slow it down easily if the pilot is not careful, making it easy prey for most ships' weapons.

Upgrading

Level II
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III
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IV
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V
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VI
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SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship
Armor Slots ArmorSlot 3 3 3 3 3
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot 0 0 1 1 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Max. Mass 18,565 t 19,450 t 20,330 t 21,215 t 21,215 t
Cargo 3,012,720 t 3,138,250 t 3,263,780 t 3,389,310 t 6,778,620 t
Sector Speed 300 AU/h 300 AU/h 300 AU/h 300 AU/h 390 AU/h
Hull XP 82,732 XP 102,400 XP 109,750 XP 117,627 XP 117,627 XP
MODIFIERS Wrench
Overdrive Blood Rush II Blood Rush III Blood Rush IV Blood Rush V Blood Rush V
Battleship Damage +15% +20% +25% +30% +30%
Weapon Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Shield Bypass +15% +20% +25% +30% +30%
Resists 10% Bl 20% Bl 30% Bl 40% Bl 50% Bl
CRAFT Crafting
Time Time 11h 39m 20h 15m 1d 23h 18m 3d 1h 15m 0s
Mineral Ore MineralOre 34,171,375 68,342,750 102,514,125 136,685,500 102,514,125
Patterns Patterns 20 40 60 140 N/A
Cores Cores 10 30 45 80 N/A
Parts Parts 25 60 115 200 N/A
Armaments Armaments 985 2,300 3,600 4,925 N/A
Fragments EliteCreditFragments N/A N/A N/A N/A 150


Trivia

  • The Manticore Battlecruiser is the first Battlecruiser hull in existence.

Gallery

Video

Manticore Battlecruiser Base Attack Test

Manticore Battlecruiser Base Attack Test

Manticore Battlecruiser armed with Havoc Cannons attacking a base.