Y-Defender is a Tier 3 ship in Starblast.io. It fires a relatively large pulse from the nose of the ship that deals a high amount of damage with slight recoil. Because of it's high damage the Y-defender can only fire one shot at a time while unupgraded. When maxed, the Y-Defender is capable of firing two shots with a one-second delay between them.
Following the pattern present with all defender class ships, the Y-Defender is fairly slow for its tier and lacking in agility, but has a respectable energy regeneration, great shields, and a high mass for its tier. It can stand toe-to-toe with any other tier 3 ship and will usually fare well when dueling against any tier 4 ships as long as the player uses the ship well.
It is recommended to upgrade energy regeneration first when playing with this ship, followed shortly after with shield regeneration. The Y-Defender's high mass, shields, and energy allow for incredibly fast mining for its tier despite the recoil, and in a moderately dense asteroid field will usually be able to fully upgrade everything in a matter of minutes. It is highly recommended to exhibit caution when fighting a Y-Defender at any tier as a fully upgraded Y-Defender can prove a serious threat to most ships. While a fully upgraded Y-Defender is very effective, a Y-Defender without damage upgraded can be especially deadly, due to the rapid-fire rate.
Its low maneuverability, however, is its main weakness. Fast and agile ships such as the Shadow X-1 or the Pulse Fighter can defeat the Y-Defender by means of hit-and-run. The best strategy when facing off against a ship that is hard to hit is attempting to lure them into a dense asteroid field where they cannot move easily and ramming them, as higher agility ships tend to lack mass and shields.If it is far away,try to be as accurate as possible,as one upgraded pulse's damage can still bite off a huge portion of your enemy's health.
As this ship is relatively tanky, yet has a decent amount of firepower, it synergizes very well with both attack and defense pods. When equipped with three mining pods, this ship can mine exceptionally quickly. A Y-Defender sporting three defense pods is a force to be reckoned with.
The Y-Defender closely resembles the Y-Wing from the Star Wars Universe and is likely inspired by it.
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