Sins of a Solar Empire
Stilakus Subverter

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Cost: Credits400 Metal80 Crystal80
Build Time: 27 seconds.
Uses: 5 supply.
Hull: 600
Repair: 1
Shields: 300
Regeneration: 0.5
Max Mitigation: 60%
Antimatter: 350
Recharge: 1
Experience value: 35.799999
Weapon Damage Per Second Per Bank
(front / back / left / right)
Pulse Gun:
(Anti Heavy)
5 / 0 / 0 / 0
Range: 4000
Weapon Banks: 1 / 0 / 0 / 0
Strong vs. none.
A lightly armed supporting cruiser with powerful abilities that cripple enemy ships.
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The Stilakus Subverter is the Vasari's Offensive Support Cruiser.

Official Description: Stilakus Subverters are best used in combination with other ships making use of phase missile technology. While only lightly armed themselves, the Stilakus' are equipped with powerful phase manipulator fields that have a twofold effect: The first is a weakening of enemy shields, greatly lowering their shield mitigation and making them more easily bypassed by phase missiles; the other is the ability to create a distortion field within the gravity well. This field allows the Stilakus to perform an in-grav phase jump, teleporting it towards an enemy target before it channels a disabling field of energy.


While only marginally effective in general combat, the Subverter shines when the battle is already won. The ability to disable shields is secondary to being able to tackle and hold down enemy frigates and cruisers while heavier ships pound them away to nothing. This tactic is especially useful against carrier cruisers who are notorious for hanging on the edge of a system, able to warp out at a second's notice.

The Subverter is a very effective defense against an enemy heavy cruiser swarm, or actually, against any pack of tightly grouped units. Being able to disable large swathes of enemy ships quickly and relatively cheaply makes the Subverter one of the most effective (if suicidal) support cruisers in the game.

A great combination (especially in competitive games) is using the Subverter in combination with an Orkulus Star Base. If an enemy attacks one of your gravity wells with an Orkulus, and you have Subverters researched, you can build 10 or so Subverters to completely shut down the enemy frigates while your Orkulus lumbers over to engage the enemy. Keep using your Subverters: once your Orkulus gets close enough, a smart opponent will probably try to retreat, but if you're careful with your Subverters you'll be able to keep the enemy almost completely disabled and your Orkulus will be free to mow down the entire enemy fleet.

In the late-game, Subverters shine brilliantly in taking care of the Orkulus' main weakness: Ogrov Torpedo Cruisers, which often clump together while firing.

Ship Type: Stilakus Subverter
Faction: Vasari
Primary Role: Support
Armor Type: Heavy
Weapons: Plasma Pulse Gun
Squadrons Supported: None
Crew Complement: 500

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Shield Disruption
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Distortion Field
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Tactics Management


Up until Patch 1.04, the Stilakus sometimes had a tendency to micro-jump towards targets traveling to other planets with their Distortion Field. This was fixed in the patch. Later on, in Patch 1.1, the ability's antimatter cost was increased from 100 to 200, and its duration was decreased from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.

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