Retro Gideon

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Limited Ship

This ship is a limited ship, and could only be acquired for a limited time or it has since become limited.
You lose it forever once it is destroyed, or otherwise has limited availability on the Limited Build Menu.

The Retro Gideon is a limited-edition version of the Gideon that features its original model and armament.


Description

The Retro Gideon uses the original model of the Gideon, with its 4 prominent blade-like protrusions on the front and back and the central bracing down the front end of the ship. It is more powerful and more well-armored than the current Gideon, and was a limited ship that was part of the 2019 Retro Ships event.

Interior

The interior of the Retro Gideon is practically the same as the current Gideon. You enter from a side door that leads to the pilot seat. Behind the pilot seat, there is another room that has a couch behind what seems to be a television screen.

Advantages

  • Very high Health for a Cruiser, surpassing even multiple Battlecruisers.
  • Good maneuverability.
  • Very high turret-based firepower.
  • All turrets are on top, which makes it quite easy to manage the line of sight.
  • Great AA capabilities.

Disadvantages

  • Extremely expensive for a ship of its class.
  • Vulnerable underside.
  • Weak against pest control ships.

Strategy

  • Be careful while using it, as it is a limited event ship.
  • Try to stay below your target since all of its weapons are on top.
  • Use its agility to exploit larger ships' blindspots.
  • All the turrets are on top, so if the line of sight is blocked, you can rotate the ship to make sure they all hit.

Version History

  • Received a buff in .66b shortly after the event ended.
  • Gained 3 Retro Small Lasers and 2 Retro Light Flak Cannons in version .73a3.
  • Lost 1 Retro Light Flak Cannon and gained 1 Retro Small Laser (unknown verson).

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