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Boron Ray
ClassM2 Destroyer
Buy:King's Knight @86,730,365 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)41.0 - 57.4 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)4 - 6 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)0.5 - 0.7 RPM
Hull Strength450,000 / 4,500,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 2 GJ (8,000 MJ)
Shield Reactor14,200 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)11,000 - 11,000 @ XL
Laser Capacitor248,800 MJ
Laser Recharge3,728 MW
                                                                                                         Front x 8
                                                                                                         Left x 8
                                                                                                         Right x 8
                                                                                                         Up x 4
                                                                                                         Down x 4
                                                                                                         Back x 8


The Ray is the Boron M2 class craft. It is a large, powerful destroyer with good speed, average shielding and heavy weaponry. It is somewhat of a break from Boron philosophy, as it is one of the most dangerous ships in the Commonwealth.

The Ray is one of the most popular M2s for general-purpose destruction, second only to the Boreas in popularity.


This Boron destroyer is fast, maneuverable, and despite the Boron's peaceful nature, very deadly. It is heavily armed, and its weapons are complemented with powerful shield generators. Its design and technology was revolutionary, as most of the older Boron designs were scrapped and remade after the Boron Conflict. It is manned by the highly trained pilots of the Boron Space Fleet.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

Like all Boron battleships, it has very smooth, organic bodywork, with a wide rear and tapered nose. It is a very large vessel; one of the largest in the game, giving it a penalty in a fight as it is much easier to hit than other M2s.


Its turret layout means that it can focus up to 24 PPC weapons on a distant target, though its firepower is mostly at the front. The Ray can equip the Ion Cannon, the Boron anti-capital weapon that deals more damage to shields than any other weapon ever invented but does less damage to hulls. With these, it can strip an opponent naked in record time.

One potential loadout is to equip 4-8 Ion Cannons in the front turret and PPCs in the side turrets, allowing the Ray to strip shields as it approaches its target and then bring the heavy hull-damaging PPCs to bear as draws closer.

With its lower Laser Recharge than most M2's, it makes an ideal candidate for the Gauss Cannon; especially with its fearsome side load-out, combined with the longer range of PPCs on its bow.




Variant Depths of Silence Great Reef Kingdom End Lucky Planets Ocean of Fantasy Queen's Retribution
Ray X X X X X X

Suggested Roles[edit]

The Ray makes one of the best general-purpose destroyers in the game. Call it in whenever you need something obliterated.

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
M2 Ships
Argon  Titan
ATF  Tyr
Boron  Ray
Goner  none
Kha'ak  Kha'ak Destroyer
OTAS  Boreas
Paranid  Odysseus
Pirate  Brigantine
Split  Python
Teladi  Phoenix
Terran  Osaka
Xenon  K
Yaki  Akuma
Boron Navigation
Core Sectors Depths of Silence | Great Reef | Kingdom End | Lucky Planets | Menelaus' Frontier | Queen's Harbour | Queen's Retribution | Queen's Space | Reservoir of Tranquillity | Rolk's Drift | Rolk's Legacy
Border Sectors Atreus' Clouds | Barren Shores | Bluish Snout | Dark Waters | Faded Dreams | Great Trench | Hila's Joy | Hollow Infinity | Light Water | Mists of Elysium | Menelaus' Oasis | Menelaus' Paradise | Ocean of Fantasy | Rolk's Fate | Shining Currents | Shore of Infinity | Unknown Sector (18,16)
Capital Ships M1: Shark | M2: Ray | M2+: Megalodon | M7: Thresher | M7C: Guppy | M7M: Kraken
Fighters M3: Barracuda | M3+: Skate | M4: Mako | M4+: Pike | M5: Octopus
Escort Ships M6: Hydra | M6+: Heavy Hydra | M8: Marlin
Transports TL: Orca | TM: Pleco | TP: Angel, Manta | TS: Dolphin | TS+: Sturgeon
Shipyards Depths Of Silence | Great Reef | Kingdom End | Lucky Planets | Ocean of Fantasy | Queen's Retribution
Racial Wares BoFu | BoGas | Plankton | Stott Spices