Scorpion is a Tier 6 ship in Starblast.io. It fires one frontal pulse with large damage and knockback, and two small lasers from each side that do almost no damage. The side lasers come from the same cannons, resulting in a little spread. It sacrifices the immense pulse damage of the Advanced-Fighter with slightly higher ship speed, better shields, and more agility as well as shots that consume less energy, making it much more versatile.
The Scorpion has good shields, fine energy capacity, decent speed, and brilliant firepower, as such, it will hold its own for anything. It can mine quickly by ramming and shooting. It is amazing in duels and can also destroy teams if used efficiently. It is necessary to wait for energy regeneration to ensure you fire the main pulse because the side lasers are weak and essentially worthless. However, keep in mind that an un-upgraded Scorpion is not particularly strong, and is easily beaten. It is only when fully upgraded does the Scorpion truly shine.
It is generally recommended to upgrade Energy Regeneration first, before maxing the shields and Energy Capacity. Proceed with Damage, Ship Speed and rest of the stats. Never upgrade Damage before Energy Capacity, as the main pulse will consume more energy than it has available. Therefore, you will be unable to shoot the main shot. Avoid engaging other vessels while upgrading, and you can mine quickly to have a fully-strengthened Scorpion. The Scorpion's pulse has relatively little knockback, as such, it is best to continuously fire pulses while keeping an eye on the Energy Bar. The ship can easily beat an unupgraded Advanced-Fighter.
When maxed, skilled pilots can even take on Level 7 players. But watch out for the Rock-Tower, because it is commonly underestimated.
If it isn't obvious enough, the Scorpion is designed to look like a scorpion(Arthropod).
It works well with defense pods or attack pods. It can be lethal without pods, but it's better to use them if you want to attack enemies. Because the scorpion has amazing firepower and good shields, you can use either one. The best secondary setup for a scorpion is 5 defense or attack pods, and 1 pack of missiles.