Not to be confused with Mercury (sector).
- 1 Overview
- 2 Background
- 3 Physical Characteristics
- 4 Variants
- 5 Combat
- 6 Equipment
- 7 Availability
- 8 Suggested Roles
- 9 See Also
The Argon Mercury is a good all-round freighter. With average speed, average shields, and average cargobay capacity for a TS class freighter, it is a jack of all trades. However, some will stress that it is a master of none.
The Mercury is also one of the cheaper freighters, making it good to purchase in bulk for large trade operations.
Mercury is the latest addition to the Argon Merchant Fleet, and is a worthy successor to the Argon Lifter. Armed with an aft turret for defensive purposes, and increased shield space, the Mercury is more than capable of defending itself. Argon shipwrights that developed this craft were more than pleased when the first ship rolled off the production line at Argon Prime.
Most TS class ships are the same size, length dependent on variant. The standard variant is the smallest.
The Mercury's bow resembles a knight's helmet, with a viewport where the visor slit would be. Its stern is boxy with four engines.
The basic version, available virtually anywhere. Identifiable by having three cargo boxes.
Six cargo boxes.
Mercury Super Freighter
One block of tanks and three cargo boxes.
Mercury Super Freighter XL
The slowest, but most heavily-defended and highest-capacity version. Two blocks of tanks and six cargo boxes.
One block of tanks.
Mercury Tanker XL
Two blocks of tanks.
The Mercury's combat prowess goes as far as flying towards the nearest police unit and hoping that it survives long enough to get there. It can hold its own against lighter interceptors but is in trouble if attacked by a larger ship.
Supported equipment include:
At least one type of Mercury is built at every Argon shipyard.
|Variant||Argon Prime||Cloudbase South East||Omicron Lyrae||Light of Heart||Legend's Home||Argon Sector M148|
|Mercury Super Freighter||x||x||x|
|Mercury Super Freighter XL||x|
|Mercury Tanker XL||x||x||x||x|
The Enhanced Mercury and Mercury Prototype cannot be bought, but can be earned as corporation rewards, or captured. Some Argon Mineral Transporter are Mercury Prototypes (check ship stats to determine if it is a prototype or standard Super Freighter variant).
Mercuries are explicitly designed for carrying freight.
|Ships by Class|
|Capital||M1 • M2 / M2+ • M7 / M7M / M7C|
|Escort||M6 / M6+ • M8|
|Fighter||M3 / M3+ • M4 / M4+ • M5|
|Transport||TL • TS / TS+ • TP • TM|
|Argon||Mercury (Hauler) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Tanker XL) (Enhanced) (Prototype)|
|Boron||Dolphin (Hauler) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Tanker XL) (Enhanced)|
|Paranid||Demeter (Hauler) (Miner) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Prototype)|
|Split||Caiman (Hauler) (Miner) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Tanker XL)|
|Teladi||Vulture (Hauler) (Miner) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Prototype)|