Starships

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A Starship is the basic element of the military, which projects power beyond the home system, be it by establishing a new colony or sending an armada to wipe out enemy resistance. Ships generally fit into ship classes, each specified by a blueprint. The ship designer creates custom classes using specific components.

Ship types[edit | edit source]

The available blueprints cluster into abstract ship types, with one blueprint defining the canonical form and others the variants. We define ship types by their hull size, role and primary weapon.

Support ships[edit | edit source]

Support ships are unarmed and perform support functions according to their utility module or, in the case of the Unrecognized icon nameCarrier Icon.png Carrier, carrier module.

Name Hull Ability DLC
Unrecognized icon nameScout Icon.png Scout Tiny hull
Unrecognized icon nameExplorer Icon.png Explorer Tiny hull Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Can Be Surveyed Icon.png Survey
Unrecognized icon nameSurveyShip Icon.png Survey Ship Medium hull Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Can Be Surveyed Icon.png Survey
Unrecognized icon nameColonyShip Icon.png Colony Ship Cargo hull Unrecognized icon nameGC3 ColonizePlanets Icon.png Colonize
Unrecognized icon nameConstructor Icon.png Constructor Cargo hull Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Build Starbases Icon.png Construct
Unrecognized icon nameFreighter Icon.png Freighter Cargo hull Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Trade Revenue Stat Icon.png Create Trade Route
Unrecognized icon nameTransport Icon.png Transport Cargo hull Unrecognized icon nameGC3 InvadePlanets Icon.png Invade
Unrecognized icon nameCarrier Icon.png Carrier Large hull Unrecognized icon nameCarrier Icon.png Carry Fighters
Unrecognized icon nameScout Icon.png Supply Ship Cargo hull Unrecognized icon nameSocial Overflow Icon.png Supply Social Retribution.png
Unrecognized icon nameScout Icon.png Stellar Architect Cargo hull Unrecognized icon nameHypergate Stat Icon.png Build Hypergate Retribution.png
Unrecognized icon nameMission Ship Icon.png Planet killer Cargo hull Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Generic Stat Icon.png Genocide Planet Retribution.png

Warships[edit | edit source]

Warships are armed with weapons, typically of a single type, and perform a specific role in battle.

Name Hull Role Primary weapon
Unrecognized icon nameSniper Icon.png Sniper Tiny hull Interceptor Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Unrecognized icon nameBomber Icon.png Bomber Tiny hull Interceptor Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Missile Attack Stat Icon.png Missile weapon
Unrecognized icon nameGuardian Icon.png Guardian Tiny hull Guardian Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Unrecognized icon nameKnight Icon.png Knight Tiny hull Interceptor Unrecognized icon nameGC3 AllWeapons Icon.png All Weapons
Unrecognized icon nameCutter Icon.png Cutter Small hull Assault Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Unrecognized icon nameDefender Icon.png Defender Small hull Assault Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Missile Attack Stat Icon.png Missile weapon
Unrecognized icon nameGunboat Icon.png Gunboat Small hull Assault Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Unrecognized icon nameFury Icon.png Fury Small hull Assault Unrecognized icon nameGC3 AllWeapons Icon.png All Weapons
Unrecognized icon nameCorvette Icon.png Corvette Medium hull Escort Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Unrecognized icon nameRanger Icon.png Ranger Medium hull Escort Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Missile Attack Stat Icon.png Missile weapon
Unrecognized icon nameFrigate Icon.png Frigate Medium hull Escort Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Unrecognized icon namePaladin Icon.png Paladin Medium hull Escort Unrecognized icon nameGC3 AllWeapons Icon.png All Weapons
Unrecognized icon nameCruiser Icon.png Cruiser Large hull Capital Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Unrecognized icon nameDestroyer Icon.png Destroyer Large hull Capital Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Missile Attack Stat Icon.png Missile weapon
Unrecognized icon nameBattleship Icon.png Battleship Large hull Capital Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Unrecognized icon nameOverlord Icon.png Overlord Large hull Capital Unrecognized icon nameGC3 AllWeapons Icon.png All Weapons
Unrecognized icon nameAvatar Icon.png Avatar Huge hull Capital Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Unrecognized icon nameFortress Icon.png Fortress Huge hull Capital Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Missile Attack Stat Icon.png Missile weapon
Unrecognized icon nameDreadnought Icon.png Dreadnought Huge hull Capital Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Unrecognized icon nameTitan Icon.png Titan Huge hull Capital Unrecognized icon nameGC3 AllWeapons Icon.png All Weapons

Fighters[edit | edit source]

Fighters are tiny hull ships that travel through the galaxy inside a Unrecognized icon nameCarrier Icon.png Carrier. They are only deployed during ship combat.

Name Role Primary weapon
Assault Assault Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon, Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Drone Interceptor Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Guardian Guardian Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon

Unique ships[edit | edit source]

Flagships in Crusade[edit | edit source]

Some citizens have their own flagships that perform a support role.

Name Hull Citizen
Unrecognized icon nameUnit Flagship Icon.png Command ship Medium Unrecognized icon nameCitizen Commander.png Commander
Unrecognized icon nameUnit Flagship Icon.png Upgraded command ship Large Unrecognized icon nameGC3 S Ships Icon.png Admiral
Unrecognized icon nameUnit Flagship Icon.png Navigator ship Medium Unrecognized icon nameGC3 S Ships Icon.png Navigator
Unrecognized icon nameUnit Flagship Icon.png Martyr ship Large Unrecognized icon nameGC3 S Ships Icon.png Martyr
Unrecognized icon nameUnit Flagship Icon.png Exterminator ship Large Unrecognized icon nameGC3 S Ships Icon.png Exterminator

Automated ships in Crusade[edit | edit source]

Some tiny hull ships perform automated functions.

Name Description
Unrecognized icon nameMission Ship Icon.png Mission ship Performs missions
Unrecognized icon nameUnit Transport Icon.png Unit transport Transports citizens to colonies