Vanguard

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VIP Ship

This ship is a VIP ship and can only be obtained if you own the VIP Gamepass.

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The Vanguard is a small and speedy Battlecruiser-Carrier hybrid.


Description

The Vanguard is a very compact Carrier and the smallest in the game. It has low Turret and Fighter firepower and is commonly used as a support Carrier. The outside appears very armored, but it has rather low health for a Carrier-class ship.

This Carrier contains 2 Falcons.

Interior

When you enter the ship through the right hangar, there will be a command room to the right. Inside the command room, there is a pilot seat and some control panels.

Advantages

  • Much smaller than most other Carriers, about the size of a Battlecruiser, making it more difficult to hit.
  • Powerful Spinals.
  • Durable Fighters.
  • Many Gatling Turrets to counter small ships.
  • Very fast Turn Speed, one of the fastest in the game.
  • Fastest Carrier in the game, being even faster than 3 Cruisers and 4 Destroyers.
  • Very high health for a ship of its size and speed, with a total of 8400 health.
  • Extremely small blind spots.

Disadvantages

  • Only has 2 Falcons.
  • Low Shield damage without using its Spinals.
  • Low acceleration.
  • If other carriers are available, the use of this ship is impractical as only one Carrier is allowed per faction.
  • Very small Cargo Hold.
  • Requires the Galaxy VIP Gamepass to obtain.

Strategy

  • A very powerful ship for killing Miners or Freighters with since you can deploy the Falcons to distract the Starbase and destroy the ships while the base is distracted.
  • Do not use the Vanguard in a siege unless no one else has a Carrier, as only one is allowed per faction.
  • Use the Falcons the way you would use a Viper while Sieging since they are tanky but have a poor armament.

Version History

  • Received a price decrease in version .61g.
  • Received a speed buff in version .62d2
  • Received a remodel in version .65b.
  • Health increased from 1800/1600 to 4000/3500 in version .68d.
  • Removed from the build menu because of a broken model in version .71a1.
  • Onsale again after version .72f
  • Shields reduced from 4000 to 3600 and hull increased from 3500 to 4800 in version .72f1 (this buff was revealed in-game).

Trivia

  • The smallest Carrier in Galaxy.
  • It's the only VIP Gamepass Carrier.
  • The only Carrier in the game that spawns Falcons.
  • The Sakala uses the same description as the Vanguard.
  • The model is currently broken, so that the fighters spawn too high and are hard to enter. The model was fixed in a recent update when the Vanguard was re-released into the game.
    Old Vanguard Model