"Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed." - Darth Vader
The Death Star is the largest ship in AE. Extremely powerful on its own or as part of a fleet but vulnerable to a well coordinated or larger fleet. The ship also offers a 10% power bonus to the rest of your fleet when its present. They have no equal in the art of Shield-Raping, as not even heavy cruisers can dent their shields, and their 10k hangar space allows them to carry more than enough fighters and heavy/ion bombers to destroy any Ion units they encounter.
Their main drawback is their crippling lack of speed, which is further compounded by their inability to use jump gates.
How to counter: A combination of Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Ion Bombers, and prayers to your deity of choice.
- (x) in Shipyard indicates the number of Orbital Shipyards required.
- due to the tech level required to build them their stats are more Correctly Power: 42075, Armor: 31050, Shielding: 114, and Speed: 2. Thus giving them the ability to shield rape everything below battleships.