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Spectre Squadron   Spectre Wing


The Spectre Squadron is fitted with Projectile weapons firing phased ammunition. Its ships are crewed by the most elite pilots.
  — In-Game Description 
!THIS SQUADRON CAN ONLY BE EQUIPPED ON THE DOMINION CARRIER!
Spectre Squadron I II III
Mass 612t 673t 796t
DPS 106 127 175
Flight Time 20s
Scramble Range 8,500 m
Speed 1,800 m/s
Health 600
Shield Bypass +25%
Obtaining (Blueprint)
Complete Blueprint
Prev. Available in
Nemesis (Store),
Resurrection (Store)
Complete Blueprint
Curr. Available in
Sector Strike (Store)
Arms Lab Required VI VIII X
Build
Time 2h 07m 03s 2h 26m 06s 2h 36m 16s
Helium-3 2,304,270 2,534,697 2,995,551
Antimatter 768,090 844,899 998,517
Spectre 5

Spectre Squadron I, II, and III Respectively

General

Spectre 1

Spectre Squadrons attacking an Eagle frigate.

The Spectre Squadron is a Squadron armed with Projectile weapons. It was first available in the event Nemesis it also returned as a prize in the Resurrection event. They have a distinctive ship profile, with a more aggressive, and spike-like appearance. They leave behind white engine trails. They can only be equipped on Dominion carriers and most players prefer these squadrons over all other ones they have as options.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages:

In comparison to other Bomber squadrons, the most popular squadron, they are lighter and have a higher damage output, able to inflict damage to their targets more gravely in a shorter amount of time. Their shield bypass ensures that the damage they inflict permanently damages their targets armor, debilitating them until they retreat and repair.

They are particular good against Iron Star Company ships that equip Skirmish armor and given their weapon type, there are minimal ships equipped with the appropriate resistor, ensuring that this squadron will inflict maximum amount of damage.

They are quite fast, almost as fast as Fighter squadrons and can close in on their targets quickly. A distinctive advantage is that they flank their target instead, a combination of both Spectre and Bomber Squadrons can confuse inexperienced players as well as the AI in NPC Fleets, as they wont be able to react to the two different flight paths of the squadrons.

Due to their unique attack pattern, they can be combined with normal squadrons to outmaneuver anti-squadron fire and get through to damage the target ships anyway.

Spectre 2

Spectre squadrons tearing into a Valkyrie carrier.

Disadvantages:

They can only be equipped on the Dominion carrier, meaning they are completely useless without a Dominion carrier.

Due to the fact the squadron split up and tend to sweep in from the sides, it can make it fairly difficult to destroy battleship fleets with weapons such as Aurora ray, ECHO ray or Manifold missiles. Their flight patterns are not the same, but they are similar in some aspects to alien squadrons, sharing similar weaknesses.

The Spectre Squadron also pales in comparison now to the A.X.I.S. Drones, and the Alien Squadrons.

Trivia

  • They are rather unique with their AI, splitting up before closing in on their targets. A first of its kind - though notably similar to one of the alien squadrons/swarms.

Gallery

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