Borealis

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The Borealis is an enormous Carrier and one of the largest ships in the game.


Description

The Borealis is currently the only build-menu ship to have once been classified as an advanced ship. It has custom Fighters known as Blitzes.

Interior

The interior of the Borealis is taken up almost entirely by the fighter bay. What few decorations exist are limited to the pilot seat room, which has a large Yellow orb and a throne-like pilot's seat with a simple control board.

Advantages

  • Armed with a decent arsenal of Turrets.
  • Very high numbers of powerful Fighters.
  • Large healthpool.
  • Massive Hull damage(for a carrier) makes it able to shred hull-based ships such as the Armageddon and Slipstream.
  • Absolutely monstrous explosion damage makes it on par for nuking compared to the Nyx.
  • Capable of soloing most Dreadnoughts, including the Catalyst.

Disadvantages

  • No Spinals.
  • Extremely slow.
  • A large target in-game.
  • Extremely large and easy to hit, especially from underneath or behind it.
  • Less health than the Nyx.
  • Fighters have less health than the Nixesion.
  • No jump seats.
  • Relies on fighters in order to deal shield damage.
  • Struggles with line of sight on it's turrets if you are not below your target.

Strategy

  • Work with your large health Fighters and tank while your Fighters dish out damage. Effective with one or two anti-Fighter ships by your side.
  • Tell your teammates to drive the Blitzes in groups, so it will be more effective.
  • Never go alone without your team using your Fighters. This can be dangerous due to the Borealis having less health than the Nyx.
  • Allow yourself to be a main tank in a battle situation.
  • Watch out for experienced fleets of Dreadnoughts that have the aim of defeating you.
  • If the situation is dire, use your death explosion to cause a crushing blow to any nearby ships.

Version History

  • One of the ships to receive an event remodel during the Halloween Event 2018. The remodel is known as the Skeletal Ghostealis.
  • Shields reduced from 12000 to 9000, 4 Light Gatling Lasers and 2 Medium Cannons replaced with 2 Heavy Flak Cannons and 7 Quantum Cannons, Blitz spawns reduced from 16 to 6, re-classified as an Advanced Ship and received a remodel in version .69e
  • Got stripped of its Advanced Ship class, and put back on the build menu, shields increased from 9000 to 12000 and 7 Quantum Cannons changed to 7 Heavy Flak Cannons in version .69f, which caused a very massive price increase.
  • Received a total turret loadout overhaul, lost 1200m³ of Cargo Hold Space and price was massively reduced so it is somewhat feasable to get in version .72d.
  • 3 Medium Cannons replaced with 3 Quad Advanced Cannons in version .72d.
  • Shields reduced from 12000 to 11000 in version .73a3.
  • Fighter teleport fixed in version .73b8.

Trivia

  • Overtook the Nyx as the largest Carrier by physical size; but was then overtaken by the Prometheus for the largest carrier by physical size.
  • Total cost of more than 750K, including the Warehouse.
  • Used to be based on a ship of the same name from Starpoint Gemini Warlords.
  • Very, very long description...
  • Same explosion damage than the Nyx.
  • The current model has a very similar style to the Hyperion's original model.
  • The vertical front part looks similiar to Ampharos' lower part.