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Posted by Daywalker on Jan 16, 2013

USO Dreadnought Codename Marza

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Codename: Marza

With modest beginnings as a small planetoid destruction and recovery workhorse, the Marza-class dreadnought is the pinnacle of USO military rengineering and is the most recent addition to the USO arsenal. Immediately recognizable by its spinal mounted devastating forward guns, the Marza can bring crushing firepower to bear on hostile space installations.

The Marza Dreadnought, even more than the Kol Battleship, is a brute-force solution to warfare. Combining heavy weaponry with two damage-over-time abilities (one of which is passive, the other of which is area-of-effect) and an area-of-effect “ultimate” ability (Missile Barrage), the Marza is a partial solution to the USO’s primary disadvantage: the inability to effectively deal with either swarms of opposing ships or singular “hard” targets. The Marza Dreadnought forward weapons do approximately 300% more damage than those of the Kol Battleship, the Marza’s autocannons outperform the Kol’s nose-mounted beam cannons by 33%, and the Marza’s missile barrages are comparable to the Kol’s autocannons (though 18% weaker, they have a longer range and a wider targeting aperture, since the Kol’s flank autocannons fire parallel to the ship’s facing).

USO support vessels must work hard to keep the Marza alive. Since the USO fleet tends to excel in battles of attrition, this means the Marza Dreadnought is the odd man out and potentially a weakness in a battle of attrition. More often than not, slow and steady wins the race for the USO, and the Marza Dreadnought can jeopardize this strategy by over-emphasizing offense.

All that being said, the Marza’s siege ability, Raze Installation, increases the mobility of an otherwise-ponderous USO fleet simply by freeing up other capital ships from the lengthy task of bombardment. This is particularly useful for bombarding stations in combat, since other Ships of the USO Fleet are relatively fragile and easy to destroy, but a Marza is not. A pair of Marza Dreadnoughts can sterilize space installations in seconds.

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3 Responses to “USO Dreadnought Codename Marza”

  1. John says:

    Where can i find this ?

    • Daywalker says:

      You can find it in one of the USO’s military Shipyards. These are located in the USO Mainsystems. Still you need a key for being able to dock which you can purchase in a system far away – also in a Shipyard.

  2. Daywalker says:

    Thanks for the roses :)

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