Icarus

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The Icarus is a large, combat-based, defensive Carrier

Description

The Icarus is a large-sized carrier with very good combat capabilities. With its Turrets and 2 Valkyries, the Icarus is a powerful combat-based Carrier. Unlike most Carriers, it has very high Turret firepower and can fight against a variety of ships, ranging from small Frigates to large Battleships. It may even have a chance to defeat a Dreadnought, though this requires Fighter support and much skill.

Interior

The ship is entered through the Fighter bay, which leads to a teleporter that sends you to the bridge. From there you walk forward to enter the pilot's seat.

Advantages

  • Powerful on its own, without the need of any Fighters.
  • Great Health.
  • Has powerful Fighters, which have high Spinal firepower.

Disadvantages

  • Low maneuverability.
  • Only has 2 Fighters.
  • Expensive.
  • No Spinals.
  • Unable to fire all Turrets at one target.
  • Medium-sized blindspot at the rear of the ship.

Strategy

  • Don't go into battle alone as multiple strong ships can overwhelm it. Make sure to have an escort and pick fights carefully.
  • Know how to pilot this kind of ship and bring Fighter pilots before entering combat.
  • Make sure to approach from below so your Turrets can be used.
  • With having Valkyrie fighters, it is beneficial to take advantage of them as they have great DPS and speed.

Version History

  • Most of the interior was removed in an unknown version.
  • Received a Turret loadout rework, a health buff, switch of Fighters, and a Cargo Hold buff in .65b.
  • The model became seriously bugged after the .66c update, resulting in major problems and making the ship near unusable.
  • Received a remodel in version .68b.
  • Health increased from 6500/5250 to 8500/8000 in version .68d.
  • Loadout changed from 1 Dual Medium Laser, 5 Dual Medium Cannons, 2 Triple Heavy Lasers, 1 Heavy Cannon to 3 Triple Medium lasers, 1 Triple Heavy Cannon, 2 Triple Heavy Lasers, 3 Triple medium cannons in version .73a3

Trivia

  • The previous model was most likely based on the Republic Venator attack cruiser from Star Wars.
  • This ship is often considered a Dreadnought-Carrier hybrid because it has more firepower than most Battleships do, but also carries some Fighters.
  • This ship's namesake has significance in greek mythology.
  • It is tied with the Vanguard and Executioner for having the least amount of Fighters for any (current) Carrier.
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Old Icarus Model