Aerico

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A corrupt vessel that summons ships to spread the Blight plague. Aerico can feed off Blight Nebula to enhance its combat performance.
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Aerico
Aerico1.png
Basic Information
Faction
Umbra
Tier
7B
Class
Specialist
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
5
1
2
3
2
1
Specifications Notepad.png
Health
8,320
Unladen Mass
992 t
Maximum Mass
19,833 t
Firing Arc
135.00°
Cargo
1,952,700 t
Ship Speed
380 m/s
Turning
40.0 deg/s
Strafe
400 m/s
Rear Speed
100 m/s
Acceleration
400 m/s2
Sector Speed
600 AU/h
Hull XP
39,209 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
Stalk I
Rile I
Altairian Damage
+20%
Armor Mass
-10%
Shield Bypass
+10%
20%
-15%
10% Alien
50% Blight
100% Alien Nebula
100% Blight Nebula
8
3
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Available in
Umbra Overlord Cargo
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory XIII,
Ship Lab XII
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
1d 0h
200,636,500
62,973,500
Craft Crafting.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
1h 09m 20s

The Aerico is the Tier 7 Umbra unique, heavily based off the frigate class. It spreads the Umbra Blight plague through its spawned ships and draws energy from Blight Nebula Fields.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

The Aerico, like other uniques, has incredible mass reductions, enabling it to make use of even level IV Ablative Tungsten Armor and Thonian Armor, which are notoriously mass-inefficient.

It can make use of its Myrs to generate Blight Nebula Fields, then fly into them in order to receive both defensive and offensive bonuses from its Stalk overdrive. The closer it gets to enemies, the faster its Myrs are destroyed such that they respawn at a higher rate, which in turn fuels its Rile overdrive.

Its speed, when combined with the 15 km engagement range of its spawned ships, enables it to kite most enemies except for dreadnoughts, battlecruisers and other uniques such as the Zeus, in addition to all Pharmakon Hulls due to their speed bonus in Phase State.

Despite this speed, it is no pushover in terms of defense either, with four slots for Ablative Armor, on par with the Behemoth Dreadnought.

The Aerico has Counter Chain and Counter Ricochet, which vastly decreases the effectiveness of the Epsilon ECHO Cannon and Glance Cannon respectively against this ship.

In PvE, its spawned ships can keep the enemy AI distracted from the main fleet, thus reducing the amount of repair time taken from the battle.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

The Aerico only has one firing arc and, thus, lacks the firepower of battlecruisers and the Omega. It only has two armor slots and will go down quickly once stripped of its ablative armor.

The Blight Nebula Fields generated by its spawned ships are ineffective against Umbra Hulls and to a lesser extent, Pharmakon Hulls. Moreover, enemy Umbra Hulls can quickly recover their ablative armor by targeting and/or destroying the Myrs, making this ship weak against its brethren.

While resistant to Chain and Ricochet effects, the Aerico remains vulnerable to Piercing and Stasis Dealing weapons, which are favoured by the Pharmakon in particular.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Level II
Aerico1.png
III
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IV
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V
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VI
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SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship.png
Weapon Slots WeaponSlot.png 5 5 6 6 6
Ablative Armor Slots AblativeArmorSlot.png 4 4 4 4 4
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
Max. Mass 20,825 t 21,815 t 22,810 t 23,800 t 23,800 t
Cargo 2,343,240 t 2,440,875 t 2,538,510 t 2,636,145 t 5,272,290 t
Sector Speed 600 AU/h 600 AU/h 600 AU/h 600 AU/h 780 AU/h
Hull XP 45,039 XP 51,736 XP 59,430 XP 68,267 XP 68,267 XP
MODIFIERS Wrench.png
Overdrive Stalk II Stalk III Stalk IV Stalk V Stalk V
Overdrive Rile II Rile III Rile IV Rile V Rile V
Weapon Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Spawner Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Armor Mass -15% -25% -45% -70% -70%
Ablative Armor Mass -25% -40% -55% -75% -75%
Shield Bypass +15% +20% +25% +30% +30%
Resurgence 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Resists 20% Alien 30% Alien 40% Alien 50% Alien 50% Alien
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 7h 08m 12h 24m 19h 32m 1d 0h 0s
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 33,439,417 66,878,833 100,318,250 133,757,667 100,318,250
Patterns Patterns.png 20 40 60 140 N/A
Parts Parts.png 25 60 115 200 N/A
Armaments Armaments.png 985 2,300 3,600 4,925 N/A
Fragments Fragment.png N/A N/A N/A N/A 150


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Aerico is the first Umbra ship with spawner slots.
  • All player ships had their Resurgence values modified as a result of the late February 2020 update.
  • At the start of the Penultimate event, all active players were gifted a fleet of 6 Aericos.

Gallery[edit | edit source]