|“||The Zeus is designed to push the limits of Altairian technology. It is swift and agile, with combat regenerating shields and enhancing support for Ricochet weapons.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
General[edit | edit source]
|+10% per ricochet|
Ricochet Max. Angle
|Altairian Marquis Cargo|
|Ship Factory XIII,|
Ship Lab XII
|1h 06m 03s|
Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]
Advantages[edit | edit source]
The Zeus has extremely outstanding maneuverability, having high forward and strafe speeds of 420 m/s. It can also turn extremely quickly with a turning speed of 35 deg/s.
However, its true strength lies in its Overdrive, which greatly boosts its Ricochet performance and boosts its shield regeneration and defense whenever it takes damage. With Smite active, the Zeus is capable of decimating entire enemy fleets if its ricochet is allowed to take effect on enemy hulls, especially if they are grouped close together.
It also possesses the characteristic Alien and Plasma damage and nebula resistance of all Altairian Hulls. It also deals additional damage to Pharmakon Hulls.
Having a small hitbox, it is relatively hard for projectiles to strike its hull.
Disadvantages[edit | edit source]
The Zeus' Ricochet abilities can be mitigated by spreading out your ships, preventing the Zeus' shots from bouncing from 1 hull to another.
The Zeus' Ricochet boosters do not apply to weapons that lack innate Ricochet, except for homing weapons (which is a bug).
The Zeus is not as durable as compared to Battlecruisers and Cruisers, and will die quickly if focused down.
Being an Altairian Hull, it has no resistance to Blight weapons, making them vulnerable to Umbra's Shield Bypass and Blight Damage.
Upgrading[edit | edit source]
|Max. Mass||16,665 t||17,455 t||18,250 t||19,045 t||19,045 t|
|Cargo||2,586,720 t||2,694,500 t||2,802,280 t||2,910,060 t||5,820,120 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|
|Overdrive||Smite II||Smite III||Smite IV||Smite V||Smite V|
|Shield Recharge||+3% energy/s||+3% energy/s||+4% energy/s||+4% energy/s||+4% energy/s|
|Ricochet Damage Modifier||+12%||+15%||+17%||+20%||+20%|
|Time||7h 08m||12h 24m||19h 32m||1d 0h||0s|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Zeus can be thought of as the Frigate of the Altairians, due to its extremely high maneuverability.
- The Zeus' ricochet boosters currently also apply to homing weapons even though they lack innate Ricochet. This is a bug and may be fixed in the future.
- All player ships had their Resurgence values modified as a result of the late February 2020 update.
- At the start of the Retaliation event, a full fleet of pre-fitted Zeuses were given to all players that claimed them between May 7 and May 14 2020.
Gallery[edit | edit source]