Astraeus Player's Guide

Ships

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BUILDING SHIPS

Designing Your Own Ship

  • Style determines the art used to represent the unit. It is entirely cosmetic.

    • A list of styles can be found at the bottom of this page

  • Frame represents the size of your ship: LIGHT, MEDIUM, HEAVY, or ASSAULT

    • Heavier frames cost more, hold more components, and are more durable, and are slower.

Components

  • Weapons are activated to attack opponents to enhance your team.

  • Upgrades provide always-on bonuses to the unit. Most commonly these are defenses.

STYLES

  • Every ship's style has three colors based on their team colors: primary (red), secondary (yellow), and accent (white)

  • For instructions on how to design your own custom style, visit the art page.

Arrow

Wedge

Dagger

Rocket

Boxy

Bubble

Orb

FRAMES

Your unit's frame determines its base attributes

  • Components - The maximum number of components this ship can be assigned

  • Cost - How many minerals this unit costs to build (before adding in components)

  • Max Speed - The maximum speed the ship can reach

  • Acceleration - How fast the ship speed up and turn around.

  • Structure - This is the unit's base structural value.

LIGHT

Light ships are excellent scout and assassin ships, but are too small to collect resources or carry heavy weapons. They have the lowest health and highest speed in the game. Light ships rely on their speed to dodge attacks.


It is recommended that new players avoid using them for combat until they know how to fully take advantage of the unit's speed.

2

2

50

60

300

Components

Cost

Max Speed

Acceleration

Structure

The Viper Mk 2 from Battlestar Galactica

MEDIUM

Medium ships are often used for cheap and mobile combat or support ships. They also are commonly used as gatherers or miners. With four components, it can be armed with any weapon in the game.


A medium ship can fill any role, but will often struggle at trying to do multiple different things at once.

4

3

40

40

450

Components

Cost

Max Speed

Acceleration

Structure

The Razorcrest from The Mandalorian

HEAVY

Heavy ships are usually built for direct combat and tend to stick with the main fleet. They can carry a mix of weapons and defenses.


These are usually a good ship for beginners, since they can be strong in head to head combat while still moving at a decent speed.

6

4

30

24

600

Components

Cost

Max Speed

Acceleration

Structure

The Rocinante from The Expanse

ASSAULT

These behemoths can be wield a massive amount of firepower or defense, but can rarely dodge attacks.


Think carefully about how you position them in your fleet. These ships won't be able to run from a fight, and you my find them getting left behind the rest of your ships if you aren't careful.

8

5

20

12

750

Components

Cost

Max Speed

Acceleration

Structure

The Normandy from Mass Effect