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By diverting fuel to these powerful rotation thrusters, a ship can be made to turn faster at the expense of linear speed.
  — In-Game Description 
Rotation Thrusters I II III IV V
Mass 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Rotation Speed +2 deg/s +4 deg/s +6 deg/s +8 deg/s +12 deg/s
Ship Speed -5% -10% -15% -20% -25%
Research
Tech Lab Required I III V VII IX
Time 6m 11m 28m 1h 14m 2h 47m
Helium-3 1,100 16,000 80,100 239,305 579,595
Antimatter 0 0 0 12,595 30,505
Build
Time 1m 30s 2m 30s 4m 6m 10m 30s
Helium-3 260 3,270 16,130 47,994 116,100
Antimatter 0 0 0 2,526 6,111
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Rotation Thrusters I, II, III, IV, and V Respectively

General

Rotation Thrusters are a Miner Rebellion engine that boost rotation speed, it isn't a very useful speed boost however. With that, it also debuffs forward/overall speed drastically making it heavily unpopular by the players.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages:

Rotation Thrusters once were pretty useful on Destroyers, as they turned too slow and thus, they were easily kited. However, nowadays Destroyers do not have such slow speeds and turn rather fast thus removing the use of this engine.

In today's VEGA Conflict, it is a rare sight as turning speed is not very much of a problem nor an important speed in the game. Though, if you do not have Fusion Thrusters and wish to PvP with Destroyers its recommended you put level III.

Disadvantages:

There are many problems with Rotation Thrusters due to the many balance changes, however Rotation Thrusters were never changed to fit in thus they aren't used. One big issue is that the speed it gives, turning, is not very important or good when paired with its other disadvantages.

Even worse, it decreases forward/overall speed thus, it makes it useless for Carriers, Specialists, Ship X, Battleships, Cruisers, Frigates, usually for Cutters and usually destroyers. With all the other better thrusters like Fusion Thrusters it's never recommended.

Setup:

There aren't many options for this thruster as players should be able to get Fusion Thrusters II rather ear;y in the game. Though, if you do not have Fusion, try to put level III on PvP oriented Destroyers/

Other than that, no other hull really needs the extra turning, cutters could use it but they become slower and more easily kited.

Trivia

  • It is by far considered the least used and overall worst thruster in the game.
  • Its Rotation bonus is marked on the engine with an extremely light blue.
  • Originally, the Thruster was rather useful as destroyers back then would turn so slow even battleships could circle around it.



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