Zeus

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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]

Zeus
Zeus1.png
Basic Information
Faction
Altairians
Tier
7A
Class
Specialist
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
5
2
3
3
Specifications Notepad.png
Health
7,925
Unladen Mass
794 t
Maximum Mass
15,870 t
Firing Arc
65.00°
Cargo
2,155,600 t
Ship Speed
420 m/s
Turning
35.0 deg/s
Strafe
420 m/s
Rear Speed
100 m/s
Acceleration
350 m/s2
Sector Speed
600 AU/h
Hull XP
39,209 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
Smite I
Pharmakon Damage
+20%
Shield Recharge
+2% energy/s
Recharge Delay
0 s
Ricochet Amount
+1
Ricochet Damage
+10% per ricochet
Ricochet Max. Angle
+65 deg
50% Alien
10% Plasma
100% Alien Nebula
100% Plasma Nebula
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Available in
Altairian Marquis Cargo
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory XIII,
Ship Lab XII
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
1d 0h
125,532,000
43,112,000
Craft Crafting.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
1h 06m 03s

The Zeus is an Altairian Specialist Hull designed for swift and deadly assaults, filling in a niche role alongside the Cavalier Cutter and Renascence Battlecruiser.

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]

Level II
Zeus1.png
III
Zeus2.png
IV
Zeus2.png
V
Zeus3.png
VI
Zeus4.png
SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship.png
Shield Slots ShieldSlot.png 4 4 4 4 4
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot.png 0 0 1 1 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
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
MODIFIERS Wrench.png
Overdrive Smite II Smite III Smite IV Smite V Smite V
Weapon Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Armor Mass 0% -10% -20% -35% -35%
Shield Mass 0% -20% -40% -65% -65%
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%
Resists 20% Plasma 30% Plasma 40% Plasma 50% Plasma 50% Plasma
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 7h 08m 12h 24m 19h 32m 1d 0h 0s
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 20,922,000 41,844,000 62,766,000 83,688,000 62,766,000
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 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]