Uses and Advantages
Due to their exaggerated hull and shield power, Deathstars are very difficult to destroy in large numbers, with most of the opposing firepower being "spread" (i.e 500 Destroyers vs. 20 Deathstars = average of 25 Destroyers shooting at a single Deathstar, resulting in no real damage per Deathstar).
The large shield strength protects the Deathstar against anything less than a Battleship (the Bouncing Effect). For a Cruiser's attack to penetrate the shields, the Cruiser's weapon level must be at least
in order to penetrate the shields of a Deathstar.
The Deathstar can act as both defense (due to having rapid fire against every ship in the game short of another Deathstar) and anti-defense (due to being heavily armored, shielded, and having rapid fire against every defense except the Plasma Turret and the shield domes).
Also, owing to their reduced speed, they're very useful for long-time fleetsaving.
Despite their power and armor, single Deathstars are actually quite easy to destroy without fodder protection; 60 Destroyers, 150 Battleships, or 35 Plasma Turrets will do the trick. This can be offset somewhat by having more than 1 Deathstar in the attacking fleet. This does not, however, take into account weapon, shield, and armour technology research levels. They are also very expensive to build and research the requirements for it, and it takes approximately over a week to build each, unless you have a Nanite Factory, which should make construction time for the Deathstar around a few days to build. This does not apply to Uni 42 where having a level 4 takes the production time to half a day. On Electra(a x4 speed universe) it's even faster, and will take one week to build without a Nanite Factory.
Additionally, the Deathstar is very slow, leaving it vulnerable to Sensor Phalanx hits.
The Deathstar is the most powerful ship ever created. This moon sized ship is the only ship that can be seen with the naked eye on the ground. By the time you spot it, unfortunately, it is too late to do anything.
Armed with a gigantic graviton cannon, the most advanced weapons system ever created in the Universe, this massive ship has not only the capability of destroying entire fleets and defences, but also has the capability of destroying entire moons. Only the most advanced empires have the capability to build a ship of this mammoth size.
|Cargo Capacity:||1,000,000 Units|
- Graviton Technology Level 1
- Hyperspace Technology Level 6
- Hyperspace Drive Level 7
- Shipyard Level 12
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