This ship class is useful for destroying unarmed enemy freighters or fending off lightly armed fighters. It’s very good at exploration and delivering small amounts of supplies to colonies and outposts at the periphery of your empire.
The Viper class does not make a great colonisation vessel as it has limited capacity for carrying lifeforms.
This vessel is a versatile ship for both the early and mid-game. Players can add engines up to warp 5, and place various beam weapons on it. Some players have found the Viper useful as an escort for small freighter fleets when placed in an appropriate fleet arrangement.
Don’t lose out on this exclusive ship, it is only available to those who earn it before the official Beta Lunch!
Ship Class Stats
|Class Name:||Viper Class|
|Max Shield Generators:||1|
|Max Shield Tech Level:||3|
|Max Armour Type:||Light|
|Beam Weapons:||3X Front facing 150° hardpoints, 2X Rear facing 110° hardpoints|
|Max Beam Tech:||4|
|Sensors:||Yes (classify and identify enemy ships, scan for life on planets)|
Notes: Conveyors are generally smaller than Freighters but are armed.