|“||The Rancor Battleship carries many broadside weapons to overwhelm enemy ships. It trades speed for more firepower.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
They are popular amongst beginner level players, it is a strong warship with lots of mass in comparison with other ships in its tier. They also commonly are used in combat by mid and high level players as cargo ships and because of their instant repair time if they are not equipped shields and armor.
Strategy and SetupEdit
Battleships cannot fire directly in front or behind them. They can only fire to their flanks, if there are enemy ships on both flanks of the battleship, it will fire from both sides simultaneously, doubling the damage output.
Battleships are relatively cumbersome with a low rotation speed. Agile ships such as frigate can sometimes enter blind spot regions of the battleship that the battleship cannot fire on and attack with impunity.
Normally, Rancor battleships are used to fight in level 20-30 ranges. They're very common in fleet vs. fleet battles and are frequently used in base attacks.
They have a unique AI, in that when left on auto-pilot, they flank enemy ships, potentially dodging projectiles and explosive missiles while firing.
Many players take advantage of battleship's AI to create auto fleets that can destroy low level VEGA fleets without requiring the player to attend the battle.
Rancor battleships have the shortest build time.
Level 30 range insta rancs frequently fall prey to similar level insta broads - it is uncommon for the rancors to win in such circumstances.
Recommended Builds: Edit
Fleet vs. Fleet: Common effective weapons are Disruptor rays, Thermal rays, Pulse rays with focused optics. Energy weapons tend to have low range, do not use these weapons if you cannot boost the range on the energy weapons significantly or you may find your battleship out ranged and outpaced by faster frigates or cruisers with longer range weapons.
Avoid using projectile weapons unless you intend to fight VEGA fleets. Projectile weapons are easy to dodge and have a large blind spot region. Projectile weapons do have significant range and can out range other Rancor battleships in combat.
VEGA hunting: There are many low level auto fleets that work to a great effect on youtube. A common one is depicted in the gallery below.
Rotation thrusters I-II can be useful in medium range combat.
- 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.
- Rancor battleships are able to defeat level 35 VEGA cargo fleets on automatic piloting with smart and special configurations. Some of the favorite configurations are Gladius driver insta rancs.