So there is a lot of players who are having a difficult time with smashing high level alien fleets. It sucks trust me.
My advise to those players who are unable to coin the builds/refits is one simple fleet. The Punisher.
I know many of you lack the punisher, and I will cover that fleet as well.
The best option is a punisher sporting maximum Xeno armor with minimum shields. Meta III is a 45m repair job that only provides 2880 points of damage protection. While the Xeno armor automatically gets a 40% damage resistance to Alien damage. Making the talonite II armor (which has a similar build time) 2169 armor with a 19 minute repair time. (that is 3036 points of health). Shields do not provide protection and are a waste of repair time. Stop using them as the primary means of defense.
In terms of weapons, you need DPS and accuracy. My primary suggestions are the Xeno Cannons, Nova and Aurora energy based weapons. Alternatively you could use Hydra missles. The key importance is you need a weapon that is accurate and brings the pain.
The last thing I want to mention is damage resistances, be sure to balance the damage resistance out and avoid costly refits just because the weapon type kixeye roles out on the new alien fleets is Driver, Energy or Explosive. You need to fight a enemy you do not know. That enemy will not fight like the last one you faced.
For those of you who lack the Punisher Hull I strongly recommend you use Vigilante Battleships with Skirmisher armor and Projectile resistances. Your best weapons again will be aurora and nova as they are high DPS weapons that have excellent weight. The hulls have a high amount of shields and armor to tank level 78 and 80 reaper fleets with 4 to 6 hours of repair. giving you time to repair and examine other strategies.
Keep in mind that event fleets rapidly loose there point values so I will say keeping the punishers updated are a critical components to the strategy. Building seven allows you to use a full fleet while one ship is refitted with the most up to date tech.
And that is how we will survive in the age of Alien threats. Now phucker up rebels and get ready, we face a new threat in four to five months.
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