Sins of a Solar Empire
Kodiak Heavy Cruiser


Cost: Credits500 Metal100 Crystal70
Build Time: 60 seconds.
Uses: 10 supply.
Hull: 1050
Repair: 1.5
(Very Heavy)
Shields: 600
Regeneration: 2
Max Mitigation: 60%
Experience value: 100
Weapon Damage Per Second Per Bank
(front / back / left / right)
18 / 0 / 0 / 0
Range: 3150
Weapon Banks: 1 / 0 / 0 / 0
Strong vs. antifighter frigates, long range frigates, siege frigates, carrier cruisers, utility cruisers and capital ships.
A heavily armored warship equipped with punishing close range weapons.
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The Kodiak Heavy Cruiser is the TEC's Heavy Combat Cruiser.


Heavily armed and armored, the Kodiak is the most powerful warship in the TEC fleet outside of capital ships and was originally designed for clearing paths through dense, metal-rich asteroid fields. Capable of soaking up huge amounts of damage, the Kodiak can quickly close in on its targets to unleash its powerful autocannon barrage. Many of the Kodiak crews are among the most battle experienced in the TEC fleet.


Against the AI, it is quite viable to attempt to assemble a fleet of forty or more Kodiaks, and then simply punch through the enemy lines, preferably at the most heavily defended point. (Be careful not to engage upgraded starbases, though!) If you have researched hull, armor, and autocannnon upgrades in the Military Tree, the Kodiak becomes a cheap, durable, and powerful warship that can take it on the chin, and send it right back with interest. When assisted by a number of Hoshiko Robotics Cruisers and perhaps a couple of Dunov Battlecruisers, a group of multiple Kodiaks becomes extremely effective offensively while also being quite difficult to take down.

Against intelligent players though, relying primarily on Kodiaks is very risky for a number of reasons. While they will annihilate most low-tech enemy fleets, they require 5 military labs, which can be difficult in the less spacious maps with large numbers of people. A good enemy would likely overwhelm you before you would be able to build your first Kodiak. In addition, heavy cruisers are very vulnerable to bombers, and to the disabling abilities of support cruisers. Enemy bombers would necessitate Flak, Fighters, or several Kols, none of which are particularly efficient use of resources.

In addition, like all heavy cruisers, any number of Kodiaks can be mostly neutralized through an enemy Advent player's intelligent use of Repulsion, which will continuously push your heavy cruisers too far away for their weapons to fire. However, an Akkan Battlecruiser present alongside your heavy cruisers with a sufficiently upgraded Targeting Uplink may prove to be enough to counter this tactic.

Ship Info[]

Ship Type: Cruiser
Primary Role: Heavy Combat
Shield Power: Medium
Hull Points: Medium
Armor Level: Very High
Armor Type: Very Heavy
Antimatter: None
Weapons: 3 x Forward Mounted Heavy AutoCannons
Compliment: 475

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Tactics Management

Strike Craft: TEC FighterTEC Bomber
Corvettes: Shriken Corvette (Loyalist) • Stilat Corvette (Rebel)
Frigates: Arcova Scout FrigateCobalt Light FrigateJavelis LRM FrigateKrosov Siege FrigateGarda Flak FrigateProtev Colony Frigate
Cruisers: Percheron Light CarrierHoshiko Robotics CruiserCielo Command CruiserKodiak Heavy CruiserRaloz Heavy ConstructorOgrov Torpedo CruiserNeruda Envoy Cruiser
Capital Ships: Kol BattleshipSova CarrierAkkan BattlecruiserDunov BattlecruiserMarza DreadnoughtCorsev Battlecruiser
Titans: Ankylon Titan (Loyalist) • Ragnarov Titan (Rebel)
Starbase: Argonev Star Base
Strike Craft: Advent FighterAdvent Bomber
Corvettes: Acolyte Corvette (Loyalist) • Vespa Corvette (Rebel)
Frigates: Seeker VesselDisciple VesselIlluminator VesselPurge VesselDefense VesselMissionary Vessel
Cruisers: Aeria Drone HostIconus GuardianDomina SubjugatorDestra CrusaderTalion SaviorSolanus AdjudicatorHerald Envoy
Capital Ships: Radiance BattleshipRevelation BattlecruiserProgenitor MothershipHalcyon CarrierRapture BattlecruiserDiscord Battleship
Titans: Coronata Titan (Loyalist) • Eradica Titan (Rebel)
Starbase: Transcencia Star Base
Strike Craft: Vasari FighterVasari Bomber
Corvettes: Tosurak Corvette (Loyalist) • Sulsurak Corvette (Rebel)
Frigates: Jikara NavigatorRavastra SkirmisherKanrak AssailantKarrastra DestructorJunsurak SentinelJarun Migrator
Cruisers: Lasurak TransporterStilakus SubverterSerevun OverseerSkarovas EnforcerSivuskras RuinerVoruntak Envoy
Capital Ships: Kortul DevastatorSkirantra CarrierJarrasul EvacuatorAntorak MarauderVulkoras DesolatorRankulas Battleship
Titans: Vorastra Titan (Loyalist) • Kultorask Titan (Rebel)
Starbase: Orkulus Star Base