Advent Fighter squadrons, deployed from Capital Ships, Aeria Drone Hosts, or Hangar Defense structures, number 9 ships to a squad. They deal anti-light damage, making them particularly effective against bomber strike craft, long-range attack frigates, siege frigates, colony frigates, and logistic ships such as trade ships and constructors. The Advent fighter was changed from its original look to be slightly larger and have two lasers. The original fighter was cone shaped with fins on the side and can be seen in the original trailer, as well as the icon for the Anima Tempest Ultimate ability of the Halcyon Carrier. The new design bears a strong resemblance to the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.
These units are best for taking out lighter targets so they have much more utility early on, when lighter units are being deployed. In particular, fighter squadrons fielded from Advent capital ships are effective at quickly destroying Krosov and Javelis militia, allowing for rapid colonization. They are also good against bombers, but large quantities of bombers deployed later on may overwhelm the fighters and deal heavy damage to capital ships and other targets. Thus, it is a good idea to use them in combination with the Halcyon's Telekinetic Push ability, which prevents immediate damage to the fleet while the fighters chase down and finish off the stunned and damaged bombers.
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