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The Rancor Battleship carries many broadside weapons to overwhelm enemy ships. It trades speed for more firepower.
  — In-Game Description 

Rancor Battleship
Rancor Battleship
Information
Faction Miner Rebellion
Hull Tier 1
Weapon Slots 4
Armor Slots 2
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 2
Health 102
Unladen Mass 255 t
Max Mass 2,135 t
Max Cargo 66,000 t
Firing Arc 90+90 deg at sides
Combat Speed 280 m/s
Turning Speed 8 deg/s
Strafe Speed 60 m/s
Sector Speed 240 AU/h
Modifiers 125% Range
Research
Requirements Ship Factory V,
Ship Lab V

Ship Factory V

Time 36m
Helium-3 60,000
Antimatter 0
Build
Time 18m
Helium-3 12,000
Antimatter 0
Repair
Time 1m 42s

Rancor Battleship MKII
Rancor battleship MKII
Information
Weapon Slots 4
Armor Slots 2
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 2
Resistance Slots 1 (+1)
Health 102
Unladen Mass 255t
Max Mass 2,242 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 82,500 (+20%)
Firing Arc 90+90 deg
Combat Speed 280 m/s
Turning Speed 8 deg/s
Strafe Speed 60 m/s
Sector Speed 240 AU/h
Modifiers +10% Cruiser Damage
-5% Weapon Mass
+5% Shield Bypass
Unlocking
Requirements Workshop III,
Rancor Battleship
Research Time 24m 59s
Mineral Ore 112,163
Craft
Craft Time 19m 29s
Mineral Ore 46,838
Pattern x1 Rancor Battleship MKII
Cores x1 Battleship T1
Ship Parts x10 Rancor Battleship Parts
Faction Armaments x4 Rebel Armaments

General

The Rancor Battleship is a beginner level, tier one Miner Rebellion hull. It is the first battleship available for the player to research.

They are popular among new level players, as they are strong hulls with lots of mass in comparison with other ships in the same tier. They are also commonly used by mid and high level players as cargo ships because of their instant repair time if fitted coorrectly.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages:

Rancor Battleships are an incredibly cheap but also very reliable and powerful in its level regions of combat as it can equip many powerful weapons for its tier like the Gladius Driver while still being very powerful in terms of defence.

Like all battleships, it has a range booster of +25% along with a dual sided firing arc. This Firing arc will double its damage if 2 hulls are in range of both arc making it extremely versatile for both blitzing and kiting.

Its also a very good farming hull as it can equip the Gladius Driver, or Polaron Ray which are very powerful weapons. With enough skill, it can even be a worthwhile choice in events, seen in the event Zero Hour.

Disadvantages:

However, it is the weakest battleship in the game. It will be usually decimated by many armored cruisers due to the fact no Stasis weapons can be equipped on the Battleship.

It usually has little potential in Civil War and PvP as its fleet level usually will be in range of Tier 2 Hulls which will do serious damage to the Rancor, it is also hard countered by the popular Broadsword Destroyer, Impulse Beam fleet.

Like all Tier 1 hulls, it will usually be instantly outclassed by their Tier 2 variant. This holds true mostly for the Rancor aswell as the Venom Battleship can equip Vector Torpedos and NET Torpedos making a powerful, cheap fleet config.

Setup:

See Rancor Battleship Builds for more info

Trivia

  • Rancor Battleships are the weakest battleships in the game.
  • Rancor Battleships have the least cargo capacity and health of any battleship in the game.
  • You receive a free Rancor Battleship on your 5th day playing.
  • The Rancor has the potential to take more damage than a Genesis Cruiser due to its large maximum tonnage.

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