Advanced-Fighter is a Tier 6 ship in Starblast.io. It fires one frontal pulse with immense damage and knockback, and four small side lasers from the front, and like the Shadow X-3, it is a typical glass cannon ship. Its frontal pulse has the highest damage per hit of all Tier 6 ships (when fully upgraded, matching the pulse damage of a Tier 7 ship), and as such, has to wait between shoots to regenerate enough energy to fire its pulse. It's regarded as the best possible ship to get in a team mode and/or in survival mode.
The Advanced-Fighter has relatively weak shields for its tier, being an offensive ship. The initiative is vital for this ship, and if it can get the first shot, it will almost always win the duel, due to its immense firepower. Never use the small lasers while fighting, except to finish off an opponent who is nearly destroyed. The frontal pulse will deal massive damage and destabilize the target and send it flying off the screen if its mass is low. It is necessary to use the environment well, and send the target on a collision course with asteroids, while ensuring one never enters a sparse asteroid field as the Advanced-Fighter.
When playing as this vessel, you should upgrade your Energy Regeneration first, then max out the shields and energy capacity, Damage and Ship Speed, and then the rest of the stats. While widely considered to be the best ship in the game, this ship is particularly bad against teams, so try to scatter your targets if they are teamed up, before picking them off one-by-one.
When energy and shield regen are upgraded, this ship mines at 66 DPS, the same rate as the U-Sniper, faster than all other ships except Tier 7, making this ship one of the best ships for mining. With the high 60 energy regen, this ship is the theoretical best ship in Tiers 1-6 for mining, healing, and attacking, but in practice, it does not feel like a good miner compared to other ships like the Rock-Tower, and other ships like the Howler heal almost as fast, while being hard for attackers to hit. However, a Barracuda can mine faster than the Advanced-Fighter because it has higher mass, is more agile, moves faster, and mines well even when shield is low.
The Advanced-Fighter shares many characteristics with the Shadow X-3 and the Pulse-Fighter, and tends to have the opposite specifications to the O-Defender, on the other end of the ship tree.
Fun Fact: When fully upgraded, this ship's pulse does just as much damage as the Aries's pulse, even though the Aries is Tier 7.
This page was last edited on 23 March 2021, at 01:50.
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