Blueprints are predetermined ship designs that are automatically adapted to take advantage of your empire's latest technological advances. See also list of blueprints.
Prototype Blueprints[edit | edit source]
Prototypes are ships that use one or more copies of a galactic resource to mount powerful versions of beam, missile, and mass driver weapons that are far more effective than anything else at an equivalent tech level.
Support Blueprints[edit | edit source]
Many blueprints have support variants, which sacrifice raw firepower and defenses for support modules that boost their entire fleet's combat capabilities.
Modding[edit | edit source]
Blueprints are defined in the game's XML data files. Experienced modders may be able to alter blueprints to suit their needs.