Vampire X-R4

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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.

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The Vampire X-R4 is an extremely fast Halloween Event 2020 Cruiser.



Description

The Vampire X-R4 is a sleek cruiser; something of a Formula racer in space. It has two small, wedge-like wings in the front and a set of four X-shaped wings in the back, hence the name "X-R4." This ship is also one of few ships in the game to rely heavily on textures for its model.

Appearance

The interior of the Vampire X-R4 is a simple cockpit with a display.

Advantages

  • Tied with Stealth Recon as the 3rd fastest non-admin ship in the game, excluding fighters, only the Prototype X/1 and Coal Wasp have higher top speed.
  • Decent damage balance, somewhat focused on Shields.
  • Nearly impossible to kill, due to the combination of high speed and high health, especially for a Cruiser. This makes it one of the most powerful distractor ships in the game.
  • Good damage output for a Cruiser.

Disadvantages

  • Expensive for a Cruiser.
  • Relies on spinal aiming to deal any damage.
  • Although it is maneuverable, it is easy to bleed off a large portion of your speed while turning and become vulnerable.

Strategy

  • Drift around enemy ships while firing Spinals.
  • Distract Starbase turrets at close ranges during sieges.
  • Use the high turn speed to easily dodge turret fire.

Version History

  • Spinal count increased from 1 set of 2 Medium Phasers to 2 sets of 3 Medium Phasers in version .72e1
  • One set of Spinals switched from Phasers to Cannons, top speed buffed from 296 to 350, and acceleration buffed from 29 to 35 in version .75a

Trivia

  • Added in the 1st part the Halloween 2020 Event.
  • The Vampire X-R4 is mainly known for the extreme maneuverability.
  • The first person to lose this ship was wayken70. It was destroyed by TwoHeadedOrthrus's Nightmare.
  • You only need to kill 5 Alien Servs to have enough Gamma Pumpkins for this ship.
  • The current model for Spectating Ship is based on this ship.
  • Was released again in the new "Limited Edition (Permits)" Build menu, in version .72f. It can be obtained for a E class permit (310k credits) + 934 Sillicate, 712 Carbon, 579 Iridium along with 1346 manufacturing fee.