Cielos are command and control centers for the TEC fleet. Staffed by hundreds of experienced coordinators and command staff, and equipped with the newly developed Tactical and Targeting Analysis (TATA) computers, the Cielo is able to boost the attack power and efficiency of any fleet it accompanies. Should allied ships find themselves close to defeat, each Cielo‘s command crew is effective at issuing a rallying call to embolden the battle-worn crews.
The Cielo is extraordinarily resource-intensive, being at tier 5 of the Military Tree. In addition, the Cielo's most potent ability, Designate Target, does not become available until tier 6. Given the TEC's reliance on extensive trade routes and a powerful economy to compensate for their military weaknesses, this means that smaller games will rarely see Cielo deployment, since the logistical slots required to produce both a competitive military (one capable of producing Cielos) and a robust economy would overwhelm the logistical slots of a small number of systems struggling against multiple opponents. That being said, Cielos with Designate Target can very occasionally swing engagements in favor of the TEC if the enemy is mostly depending on very large units such as capital ships, starbases, heavy cruisers, and carrier cruisers.
"Cielo" means both "sky" and "heaven" in Spanish and Italian.
Patch 1.1 changed Designate Target so it made its victims take 40% bonus damage, up from 25%.
|Primary Role:||Support, Offensive|
|Shield Power:||Very Low|
|Armor Level:||Very Low|
|Weapons:||Forward Heavy Pulse Laser|
|Strike Craft:||TEC Fighter • TEC Bomber|
|Corvettes:||Shriken Corvette (Loyalist) • Stilat Corvette (Rebel)|
|Frigates:||Arcova Scout Frigate • Cobalt Light Frigate • Javelis LRM Frigate • Krosov Siege Frigate • Garda Flak Frigate • Protev Colony Frigate|
|Cruisers:||Percheron Light Carrier • Hoshiko Robotics Cruiser • Cielo Command Cruiser • Kodiak Heavy Cruiser • Raloz Heavy Constructor • Ogrov Torpedo Cruiser • Neruda Envoy Cruiser|
|Capital Ships:||Kol Battleship • Sova Carrier • Akkan Battlecruiser • Dunov Battlecruiser • Marza Dreadnought • Corsev Battlecruiser|
|Titans:||Ankylon Titan (Loyalist) • Ragnarov Titan (Rebel)|
|Starbase:||Argonev Star Base|
|Strike Craft:||Advent Fighter • Advent Bomber|
|Corvettes:||Acolyte Corvette (Loyalist) • Vespa Corvette (Rebel)|
|Frigates:||Seeker Vessel • Disciple Vessel • Illuminator Vessel • Purge Vessel • Defense Vessel • Missionary Vessel|
|Cruisers:||Aeria Drone Host • Iconus Guardian • Domina Subjugator • Destra Crusader • Talion Savior • Solanus Adjudicator • Herald Envoy|
|Capital Ships:||Radiance Battleship • Revelation Battlecruiser • Progenitor Mothership • Halcyon Carrier • Rapture Battlecruiser • Discord Battleship|
|Titans:||Coronata Titan (Loyalist) • Eradica Titan (Rebel)|
|Starbase:||Transcencia Star Base|
|Strike Craft:||Vasari Fighter • Vasari Bomber|
|Corvettes:||Tosurak Corvette (Loyalist) • Sulsurak Corvette (Rebel)|
|Frigates:||Jikara Navigator • Ravastra Skirmisher • Kanrak Assailant • Karrastra Destructor • Junsurak Sentinel • Jarun Migrator|
|Cruisers:||Lasurak Transporter • Stilakus Subverter • Serevun Overseer • Skarovas Enforcer • Sivuskras Ruiner • Voruntak Envoy|
|Capital Ships:||Kortul Devastator • Skirantra Carrier • Jarrasul Evacuator • Antorak Marauder • Vulkoras Desolator • Rankulas Battleship|
|Titans:||Vorastra Titan (Loyalist) • Kultorask Titan (Rebel)|
|Starbase:||Orkulus Star Base|