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The Wormhole Blitz Drive is an enhanced drive that allows the Javelin Flagship to boost the shield penetration of its escorts for a short time before jumping.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Wormhole Blitz Drive I
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II
WormholeBlitzDrive2
III
WormholeBlitzDrive3
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Mass 300 t 400 t 500 t
Escort Flagship Min. Level 20
Escort Limit 4
Warmup 10 s 8 s 6 s
Cooldown 60 s
Min. Range 1 AU
Jump Bonus Shield Bypass
Shield Bypass +10% +30% +50%
Bonus Duration 10 s 15 s 20 s
Hull XP 0 XP 0 XP 0 XP
Restricted to VEGA Mining
REUSABLE ITEM ReusableItem
Prerequisites None
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 4d 0h 4d 12h 5d 0h
Helium-3 Helium3 224,928 636,591 1,319,992
Antimatter Antimatter 24,992 112,340 329,998
REPAIR Repair
Time Time 10h 00m 10h 00m 10h 00m


General

The Wormhole Blitz Drive is advanced ship operations technology for the Javelin Flagship.

It grants the flagship functionality to warp anywhere on the same sector map, carrying along a maximum of 4 escorts regardless of level. Each jump imbues the escorts with a shield bypass bonus that lasts indefinitely until they enter another map or engage in battle. When engaged in battle, the bonus duration will start to count down in the form of a circular timer and eventually disappear.

Fleets with an active jump bonus have highlighted levels in the fleet selection bar.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

The Wormhole Blitz Drive has a reduced warmup time, making it easier to catch enemies by surprise. The jump bonus can be useful if you are using fast ships such as cutters, enabling them to destroy enemy ships without having to completely deplete their shields.

Wormhole Drives are immense tools for PvE farming, enabling players to reach NPC Targets across the sector in a snap. In PvP, they also serve as a carrier of fleets which can quickly get into battle, to retreat or jump past blockades.

Disadvantages

The Wormhole Blitz Drive's jump bonus is near useless due to its short duration: by the time your ships reach the enemy, it would already have been over. Even at level III, you have a measly 20 seconds from the start of battle to close the distance in order to utilize the buff.

The Wormhole Blitz Drive has a long build time, taking up a maximum of 5 days of your build queue.

Wormhole Drives have an extremely long repair time, making it devastating to lose a Javelin Flagship.

Trivia

  • The Wormhole Blitz Drive is the first wormhole drive to feature no type tag (such as -O and -E).

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