Astral Driver

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The Astral Driver fires a single high damage Kinetic projectile, capable of piercing through enemy hulls in order to maximise its damage output.
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The Astral Driver fires a single high damage Alien projectile, capable of piercing through enemy hulls in order to maximise its damage output.
  — In-Game Description 


The Astral Driver fires a single high damage Plasma projectile, capable of piercing through enemy hulls in order to maximise its damage output.
  — In-Game Description 


The Astral Driver fires a single high damage Blight projectile, capable of piercing through enemy hulls in order to maximise its damage output.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats[edit | edit source]

Astral Driver I
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II
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III
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IV (Elemental)
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SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
DPS 650 Kinetic 800 Kinetic 1,000 Kinetic 1,500 Alien / Plasma / Blight
Mass 3,000 t 3,700 t 4,100 t 6,000 t
Range 2,800-8,000 m
Speed 2,400 m/s
Piercing 4
Firing Cycle C: 0.8 / F: 0.0 / R: 1.2 / N: 1
Traits Predictive Aim
Restricted to AltairiansUmbraPharmakonSpectre
Restricted to Tier 8, Tier 9
Hull XP 46,447 XP 53,353 XP 61,287 XP 70,400 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint.png
Arms Lab Required XI XII N/A N/A
REUSABLE ITEM ReusableItem.png
Arms Lab Required N/A N/A XII XII
CRAFT Crafting.png
Workshop Required IX
Fragments Fragment.png N/A N/A 150 N/A
Astral Driver N/A N/A N/A 1x Level III
Elements RPSElements.gif N/A N/A N/A 140
EQUIP ModuleRefit.png
Time Time.png 6h 00m 9h 00m 13h 00m 1d 0h
Helium-3 Helium3.png 12,300,000 17,400,000 22,800,000 28,200,000
Antimatter Antimatter.png 3,480,000 4,800,000 6,600,000 7,800,000

Note: The level 4 version is only available to the faction with the corresponding damage type: Altairian for Alien Damage, Umbra for Blight Damage, Pharmakon for Plasma Damage.

General[edit | edit source]

The Astral Driver fires a projectile that looks much like the Atomic Driver, but pierces ships instead.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

The Astral Driver has an extremely long maximum range, making it suited for Ranger ships which have long maximum effective range.

Moreover, it has the potential to deal extra damage against enemies that are lined up thanks to its Piercing ability. Due to the fact that projectile range is not bounded by the ship's effective range, even Fighters can hit distant enemies by shooting at a closer one.

Compared to the Nova Driver, the Astral Driver has a slightly shorter charge time and a faster projectile speed (which can be further boosted by specials such as Iridium Magnets), allowing it to get the first hit.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

The Astral Driver has a large minimum range and thus may not be suitable for ships with lower maximum effective range such as those with the Fighter or Titan role.

It has a moderate charge time, which gives enemies the opportunity to duck inside the ship's blind spot before it can open fire.

Gallery[edit | edit source]