The Vaadwaur Astika-class Heavy Battlecruiser is a Tier 6 Battlecruiser which may be flown by characters of any faction. This starship can be used from any level upon completion of the tutorial experience. As you level up, this ship gains additional hull, weapon slots, and console slots.
Players can obtain this starship from the Lobi Crystal Consortium for 900 . The boxed ship is not bound and so may be traded to other players or bought and sold on the Exchange for energy credits under the name [Special Requisition Pack - Vaadwaur Astika Heavy Battlecruiser [T6]].
Battlecruisers of the Astika-class further reinforce focus on offensive force while also being capable of withstanding heavy incoming fire, thanks to their sturdy craftsmanship and many versatile capabilities.
Designed using a combination of the Vaadwaur's 900-year-old martial philosophy and cutting-edge technology derived from the Supremacy's mysterious benefactors, the Astika strikes an unusual, aggressive profile. The Astika packs all its key systems, including weapons, engines, and crew space into its primary hull, with minimal usage of secondary hulls or outboard structures. The sides of the hull house numerous weapon hardpoints, including the infamous Vaadwaur polaron barrage emitters. The deflector is mounted along the forward "nose" area, exposing the minimal amount of necessary surface area to allow functionality.
The bridge is housed inside an armored "tower" structure at the rear of the dorsal hull, where it overlooks the ship's Assault Relays in the spine of the ship. When activated, the assault relays rise up and expose their energy-conducting surfaces to increase the power of outgoing weapons fire. The ventral support buttresses located between the barrage emitters also extend outward when assault relays are active.
The Astika's warp nacelles are concealed inside a pair of armored "wings" located towards the rear of the hull, alongside five large impulse engine ports. Vaadwaur impulse engines emit a bright red exhaust, giving the Astika and other Vaadwaur ships a distinct visual "trail" in local space.
|I||Absorptive Hull Plating||+25 Physical Damage Resistance Rating.|
+25 Kinetic Damage Resistance Rating.
|II||Enhanced Weapon Banks||+15% Critical Severity.|
|III||Enhanced Hull Plating||+25 All Energy Damage Resistance Rating.|
+25 Radiation Damage Resistance Rating.
|IV||Armored Hull||+10% Hull Hitpoints.|
|V||Supremacy||Beam: Fire at Will and Cannon: Scatter Volley boost power levels.|
Vaadwaur Astika Heavy Battlecruiser comes equipped with the [Console - Universal - Assault Mode Relays].
This console is part of the Vaadwaur Artillery Set, which also includes [Console - Universal - Polaron Barrage Launcher] obtainable with the Vaadwaur Manasa Assault Escort (T6), but also equippable on the Vaadwaur Astika Heavy Battlecruiser. For each console added after the first, an additional passive bonus is unlocked.
Equipping both consoles enables the Polaron Cannon Barrage to create five additional secondary targets around player's ship.
The Vaadwaur Astika-class Heavy Battlecruiser supports the following cruiser commands:
The Vaadwaur Astika-class Heavy Battlecruiser features the following specialist seats:
- Lieutenant Engineering/Command
This starship's equipment slots, base hull capacity and shield capacity scale as your level increases.
Equipment slots and seating
As you rank up every 10 levels, up to level 40, the ship's forward weapon slots, aft weapon slots, tactical console slots, engineering console slots, science console slots and available bridge officer (boff) abilities will slowly increase toward endgame capabilities:
This table shows how the ship's hull strength scales at each level. The base hull of all scaling starships is 10,000, which is then multiplied by the ship's hull modifier (1.5 for the Vaadwaur Astika-class Heavy Battlecruiser), and then multiplied by the scaling multiplier below at each level.
|Level||Multiplier||Hull HP||Level||Multiplier||Hull HP||Level||Multiplier||Hull HP||Level||Multiplier||Hull HP|
By using an [Experimental Ship Upgrade Token], the Vaadwaur Astika-class Heavy Battlecruiser may be upgraded to T6-X, unlocking an extra ship device slot, universal console slot, and the ability to slot an extra starship trait.
The following table compares T6 cross-faction Battlecruisers.
|Vaadwaur Astika Heavy Battlecruiser||1||6||51750||1.5||1.16||5||3||✓||4||5||2||4||✗||6.5||0.15||38||900|
|Na'kuhl Acheros Battlecruiser||1||6||43988||1.275||1.15||5||3||✓||3||5||3||3||✗||12||0.18||50|
|Elachi Ornash Battlecruiser||1||6||48300||1.4||1.2||4||4||✓||4||5||2||4||✗||10||0.15||30||900|
|Son'a Intel Battlecruiser||1||6||43125||1.25||1.35||5||3||✓||4||4||3||3||✗||10||0.18||60||900 • 29,500|
|Tzenkethi Rhas'bej Battlecruiser||1||6||37950||1.1||1.45||5||3||✓||3||5||3||3||✗||10||0.13||70||900|
|Khitomer Alliance Battlecruiser||1||6||43125||1.25||1.3||5||3||✓||4||4||3||3||✗||7.5||0.16||40||20|
|Ferengi Quark Marauder||1||6||44850||1.3||1.2||5||3||✓||3||4||4||4||✗||9||0.15||55||• 29,500|
|Terran Cygnus Battlecruiser||1||6||52613||1.525||1.25||5||3||✓||3||5||3||3||✗||6||0.14||30||3,000|
|Ferengi Nagus Marauder||1||6||46575||1.35||1.15||5||3||✓||4||4||3||4||✗||9||0.15||50|
|Tal Shiar Khlinae Adapted Battlecruiser||1||6||48300||1.4||1.3||4||4||✓||3||4||4||4||✗||7||0.15||30||900|
|Jem'Hadar Light Battlecruiser||1||6||39675||1.15||1.3||5||3||✓||4||4||3||2||✗||13||0.17||50|
|+10 TAC per TacShip|
Astika with full Nukara Strikeforce Technologies set
- "Vaadwaur Lockbox and Lobi Ships" – Arcgames.com, (28 Jan, 2015)
Playable starships (All Factions)
|Unlocking Cross-Faction Flying will grant the player the ability to use any starship, from any faction.|
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|See also||Ship requisitions officers • Fleet Ship Module • Starship Upgrade Requisition • Experimental Ship Upgrade Token • Cross Faction Flying Unlock|
|Starships by type: Small Craft • Freighter
|T6 Starships by equipment slots: Engineering consoles • Science consoles • Tactical consoles • Weapons • Hangar bays|
|T6 Starships by specialization seating: Command • Intel • Miracle Worker • Pilot • Temporal|