|“||The Monitor is designed for mid range engagements. This defensive juggernaut punishes enemies as it exits Phase and bolsters your Pharmakon fleets by mitigating disruption to Phase cycles.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
General[edit | edit source]
|Tier 8 Phase State I|
Ancillary Routine I
|10 stacks for 20 s per 250 damage done|
Dmg. per Stack
|1 per 1 s|
|+5% threshold, -10% recovery for 10 s|
|Ship Factory XIII,|
Ship Lab XII
Note that Tier 8 ships have a fixed repair time which is not affected by equipment.
Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]
Advantages[edit | edit source]
Defrag is most powerful when the Monitor is right in the middle of an enemy fleet. Its large AoE allows the overdrive to damage multiple ships at once, potentially exceeding the damage output of the Vector's Fracture. Like Fracture, it also does extra damage to health, which counters the Umbra faction because their Ablative Armor defenses are also considered as health.
Ancillary Routine further counters Umbra: while the drones do not deal much damage, they have immense health and apply a stronger Ablative Suppression, making it difficult for Umbra enemies to recover their Ablative Armor.
It has one extra armor slot than other titans, so it can survive longer in battle even when its defenses are down. This also helps it to receive less repair time when fighting NPC Targets.
Disadvantages[edit | edit source]
Defrag can be easily countered by spreading out ships (especially long range ones like those with the ranger role) so that not many of them get hit at once. Moreover, only the final shockwave really deals damage, but in order to actually hit the enemy with it, the Monitor has to stay close to the enemy for 4 seconds while not in Phase State, giving enemies even more time to mitigate it.
The drones from Ancillary Routine deal next to no damage.
It has one fewer screen slot than other titans, so it takes less effort to break through its defenses using sheer damage in a short period of time.
Upgrading[edit | edit source]
|Max. Mass||20,000 t||21,000 t||22,000 t||23,000 t||24,000 t|
|Cargo||3,750,000 t||4,000,000 t||4,250,000 t||4,500,000 t||9,000,000 t|
|Sector Speed||600 AU/h||600 AU/h||600 AU/h||600 AU/h||780 AU/h|
|Hull XP||313,671 XP||360,314 XP||413,892 XP||475,437 XP||546,133 XP|
|Overdrive||Defrag I||Defrag II||Defrag II||Defrag III||Defrag III|
|Overdrive||Ancillary Routine I||Ancillary Routine II||Ancillary Routine II||Ancillary Routine III||Ancillary Routine III|
|Ablative Damage Threshold||+5%||+7%||+7%||+10%||+10%|
|Time||5h 00m||10h 00m||15h 00m||20h 00m||1d 0h|
Skins[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Monitor is the last regular Tier 8 hull to be released.
Gallery[edit | edit source]