Heavy Hydra

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Boron Heavy Hydra
ClassM6+ Heavy Corvette
Buy:Queens Knight @25,382,467 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)86.2 - 138 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)5 - 8 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)1.4 - 2.6 RPM
Hull Strength71,300 / 285,200 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 200 MJ (800 MJ)
Shield Reactor3,250 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)750 - 875 @ XL
Laser Capacitor13,500 MJ
Laser Recharge472 / 1,890 (AP) MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6
                                                                                                         Front x 2
                                                                                                         Rear x 2


The heavy Hydra is greatly improved over its predecessor, with massively superior shield and weapon generators. It has excellent offensive turret coverage, along with good speed and weapon compatibility. However, the Heavy Hydra suffers from poor maneuverability and an inability to carry XL-class cargo. It costs 10 million more credits than most other M6+ craft, but to a late-game player, the Heavy Hydra is a decent choice for a medium strike craft.


Encyclopedia Entry[edit]

The redeveloped Hydra was the result of a review following the introduction of the frigate class. The 'Heavy' Hydra is a huge improvement over the original design in almost every area.

Physical Characteristics[edit]


The Heavy Hydra should be flown as an assault ship, as its turret coverage does not lend itself well to dogfighting. The turrets do, however, lend themselves very well to defending the ship against attackers whilst it conducts a strafing run of a larger target.

Its weaponry is effective, with six main slots and four turret guns mounted across two turrets on the lower front and back of the ship. It can use Boron Ion weaponry such as the Ion Pulse Generator to slow a target ship down for a short period, making it a good ship for disabling ships prior to boarding. It is capable of destroying frigates with relative ease due to its good shielding, though its maneuverability means it cannot reliably keep itself in the target's blind spots. The ship's turret layout allows all four lasers to fire below the ship, allowing the pilot to concentrate entirely on flying and to let their turrets fire.


Its large cargo bay allows plentiful energy storage for jumping, so it works well at extended ranges without a support ship.



Variant Depths of Silence Great Reef Kingdom End Lucky Planets Ocean of Fantasy Queen's Retribution
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Suggested Roles[edit]

The Heavy Hydra is best as a personal heavy-hitter or boarding support vessel, leveraging its overall good stats and ion weaponry to cripple its target. The extreme cost makes it a poor choice for patrols and fleet operations, as two of any other M6+ will always beat one Heavy Hydra.

See Also[edit]

Ships by Class
Capital  M1M2 / M2+M7 / M7M / M7C
Escort  M6 / M6+M8
Fighter  M3 / M3+M4 / M4+M5
Transport  TLTS / TS+TPTM
M6+ Ships
Argon  Heavy Centaur (Prototype)
ATF  Vali
Boron  Heavy Hydra
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Skiron
Paranid  Heavy NemesisHyperion
Pirate  none
Split  Acinonyx PrototypeHeavy Dragon
Teladi  Heavy Osprey
Terran  none
Xenon  PX
Yaki  none
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Fighters M3: Barracuda | M3+: Skate | M4: Mako | M4+: Pike | M5: Octopus
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