|“||The Ragnarok Carrier is a new VEGA hull intended for long-range fleet support. VEGA never took full advantage of its capabilities.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
It is a critically important ship in competitive PvP combat amongst high level fleets. The vast majority of the highest level player fleets had a Ragnarok carrier because of its potency when upgraded to MK V, and the versatility provided by its agility support field, making them very common ships to face in PvP.
It has since been outclassed by the Demon Corps' Dominion carrier, which is gradually usurping its role.
Strategy and Setup
|“||The Ragnarok Carrier will provide your fleets with long-range support.||”|
It is a versatile and powerful carrier. It excels in supporting its escorts in PvP, and killing VEGA and VSec fleets.
Unlike the Freyja, Valkyrie, and Valhalla carrier, its support field is a speed boost, improving speeds of all ships in its support field by 20%. This allows friendly ships in the field range to gain higher speeds that can outrun and outmanoeuvre pursuing enemy ships. The agility field helps when pursuing fleeing enemy ships in combat. It's an amazing ship when being defended by battleships or cruisers, capable of inflicting crippling amounts of damage, especially when upgraded to MK V.
Ragnarok carriers provide a significant speed boost for cutters. Gharial and Komodo cutters upgraded to MK V with Fusion thrusters can spell swift doom to battleship fleets such those mentioned in the paragraph prior.
The Ragnarok carrier is especially useful for Revelation cruisers, as it makes them significantly harder to kite compared to before. Cruisers at MK IV+ will still need Fusion thrusters and long range weapons to have a chance of surviving a fleet of MK V battleships.
Ragnarok carrier makes FvF destroyers very difficult to flank due to their improved agility.
The Ragnarok's week long build time is insignificant compared to that of the Dominion carrier.
Like all carriers, it is a support ship. It is vulnerable once exposed and is slow, making it easy to outrun or destroy.
Its large profile size makes it nearly impossible to dodge incoming fire.
In many situations, the Valhalla or Freyja carrier's ion field, which increases damage to shields, may be more effective than the Ragnarok's agility field. It also has a painstakingly long build time of 1 week as just an empty hull, compared to the Valhalla Carrier averaging 4 or 5 days even with full equipment.
Fleet vs. Fleet: Any level V shield or Metaphase shield III, with weaponry such as Bomber squadron III or Fighter squadron III with Fusion thrusters III. Fitting Metaphase shield III will require you to use lower level Bomber squadrons, including a combo of level III x2 and I x2. Armor is optional, as though it improves durability, it also increases repair time.
Usage by VEGA
|“||Take Control of VEGA's own Ragnarok Carrier, the bane of the rebellion.||”|
|— Event Store|
However, this didn't work at all, since the only things that happened were increased attacks on VEGA Security fleets. It was brought back in Arms Race and was attacked for combat data use for Larus to finalize completion on the Valhalla carrier. During Countermeasures event, VSec Officer Bishop brought out the Ragnarok carrier yet again with the VSec fleets he commanded, as per usual in the majority of these events.
During the Face Off event, Larus and Algol have managed to procure the plans for the Ragnarok Carrier, in addition to the Aurora Ray and Interceptor Squadron, providing it to any of the rebels who met their quota of Amber shards from killing the Vsec Regulator Fleets.
Even with the plans leaked, Bishop has continuously used the Ragnarok Carrier in his Vsec assaults on the rebels, namely in Shadow Strike, and he starts using a Mark V version in Blood Trials and Zero Hour.
General Geir has also repeatedly used the Ragnarok Mk V Carrier in his assaults, substituting them for the Dominion Carrier due to it not having arrived yet with the rest of the Demon Corps forces. Ever since the arrival of his forces, he has relied on the Ragnarok less, but still occasionally uses it from time to time. One such occasion was Redemption.
- It was the first carrier-class ship to ever appear in the game.
- It is listed an "Uncommon" hull from the VSec Marshal battle logs. This indicated carriers would be released continuously in larger numbers, which held true for the event Arms Race, where every VSec Regiment had the same layout, and this also held true in Countermeasures, with VSec Augments, and it finally became available in the event Face Off.
- They're the second most common Carrier by far, seen in both player and VEGA fleets.