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The Stormbringer-class cruiser was commissioned from Upwell by the New Eden Common Defense Initiative while the organization was still a counter-Triglavian strategy group headed by Provost Marshal Kasiha Valkanir. When EDENCOM was officially announced as the new central command for the defense of New Eden in YC122, the research and development of a line of ships capable of bearing radical new weaponry was widely rumored following Triglavian raids on Upwell development facilities.
The Upwell Consortium had been working on adapting Arcing Vorton Projector weaponry to a ship-based form since the success of the technology as an anti-fleet weapon on Keepstar Citadels. The first Triglavian invasions in mid-YC121 spurred that effort on even before EDENCOM underwrote the project, providing access to scientists and engineers from the secret weapons programs of the four core empires, and even the SoCT.
The Stormbringer-class is equipped with strong shields and is capable of striking from afar with optimally-tuned Arcing Vorton Projectors. Intended for use in rapid response cruiser fleets, this powerful attack vessel provides valuable flexibility in EDENCOM's war effort.
EDENCOM Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
The Stormbringer is the EDENCOM cruiser. It gets access to a Medium Vorton Projector, a special turret that can fire chain lightning at ships.
The Stormbringer has extremely long range (max 119km, well beyond its max targeting range), and extremely durable shields for a non-T2 hull. Its single-target damage is very low, but if a group of Stormbringers is presented with a tightly-grouped enemy fleet, each Stormbringer can output close to 1000 DPS distributed across the enemy fleet, at ranges that can only be met by Railguns. The damage from the lightning will not kill individual enemies very quickly, but it can create a snowballing situation which overwhelms hostile Logistics support and results in large groups of enemy ships spontaneously exploding as the Logistics pilots cannot spread locks and repairs quickly enough to keep up.
Vorton Projectors use Missile damage mechanics to determine their damage application. The Stormbringer's weapon has similar damage application to tech 1 Heavy Missiles, making it effective against Cruisers and up, less effective against Frigates, and even surprisingly effective against larger Drones.
Further information about additional or recommended skills to pilot Stormbringer for a specific or it's common role(s) can be written here.
Decent ship to run High tier abyssal sites .
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