Tempest

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The Tempest is a powerful and fast PvP and Support Dreadnought.

Description

The Tempest is a PvP/Support Dreadnought focused on escorting fleets and acting as a counter for other ships of its class.

The front of the ship has two Medium Lasers mounted on it at a slight angle giving it a sleek appearance, along with most of the other Turrets.

It can also be used as a Pirate ship against larger Miners and Freighters. However, it also easily excels at PvP, out-damaging most Dreadnoughts, and as mentioned earlier, an excellent escort ship for fleets such as sieging fleets to take down small and large ships alike.

Interior

The Tempest's interior is rather simple, featuring an illuminated grey room with metal tiles for a floor and a neon purple ceiling. Near the teleporter, there is a logo, and at the other end a neon purple orb acting as the pilot's seat.

Advantages

  • Excellent Turret placement greatly protects it from smaller Ships.
  • Accurate yet high damage turrets help with pest control of smaller ships.
  • Smallest blind spot of all Dreadnoughts.
  • Does very well against other Capital Ships, despite its description saying otherwise.
  • Incredibly versatile Dreadnought, covering many roles well. (Tank, Siege, PvP.)
  • Decent maneuverability for a Dreadnought.
  • High damage output for a Dreadnought, with 281 turret DPS and 219 spinal DPS (500 total DPS combined).
  • Somewhat a shield breaker, 361 DPS toward the shield health and 298 DPS to hull health.
  • Can easily abuse enemy ship blind spots.

Disadvantages

  • Struggles to fire all turrets at once, unless pointing directly at its target. (Which even then, the Triple Capital cannon has line-of-sight issues)
  • Lacks long-range turrets.
  • Extremely expensive for a build menu Dreadnought, coming in at the most expensive non-limited/advanced Dreadnought you can buy, costing in addition to basic materials 4 armored plating.
  • Despite how small they are, the rear and broadside blind spots can be an issue if the pilot is not using the Tempest's maneuverability to their advantage.

Strategy

  • Get as close as you can if you are fighting ships so your Turrets can get in range.
  • In order to aim all Turrets on a single target, you must aim the nose directly at the target.
  • Use your smaller PvP based turrets to defend against ships while using the Capital Lasers to dish out the real damage.
  • Use your spinals: They deal large amounts of damage and reload/recharge very quickly.
  • Try to stay in enemy blind spots to avoid damage.

Version History

  • Nerfed before release. Used to have 6 Large Phasers and 23 more Speed. Also had a part reduction.
  • Did not have a Cargo Hold until .52d.
  • Used to use an odd weld script resulting in offset parts, which as of version .52i has been fixed.
  • Used to have a good interior but it was stripped out to lower the part count as it made the game lag.
  • Remodeled once again by oChaosWarrioro, Interior brought back, even lower part count than before (313).
  • Reverted to the original model with only a bridge interior and an elegant exterior.
  • .62a Received a change to its Flak Cannons being swapped over to Dual Gatling Cannons, lost its Huge Cannons as they were swapped to Large Cannons.
  • Cannon Spinals reverted to Huge back from Large in .65b.
  • Lasers swapped with Point Defense Lasers in version .66b?
  • Buffed in version .66b—All turrets upgraded to Large/Capital versions.
  • Cargo hold and price nerfed significantly in version .66b.
  • Spinals removed, Shield increased from 5650 -> 6000 in version .68b.
  • 1 Capital Triple Laser changed to a Capital Triple Cannon, Heavy Point Defense Lasers switched out with their Medium variants and 1 Heavy Flak Cannon replaced with a Point Defense Laser in version .69a1.
  • Received a Medium Flak Cannon in version .71b, bringing the turret count to 10.
  • Medium PDLs replaced with Heavy PDLs, Medium Flak Cannons replaced with Heavy Flak Cannons, added 4/4 small phaser/cannon spinals, top speed buffed to 64, acceleration buffed to 10 in version .73a3

Trivia

  • Used to be the only Dreadnought with Flak Cannons.
  • Featured on Sean Morabito's YouTube Channel where he pirated Miners.
  • Previously had spinal cannons with a unique sound.
  • Name may be a small reference to Field of Battle, Galaxy's sibling game created by the same creator.
  • Tempest means a strong storm.
  • The back is somewhat similar to the Devastation.
  • One of the first two ships to have 10 turrets along with the Warlock.