SHIPSSwitch to Armada
Supporter is a fast and very maneuverable light assault ship. They are equipped with two rapid-fire short-range laser turrets. Useful for raiding the expanding constructors in the early-mid T1 stage. In higher numbers they can overpower heavier ships if your enemy doesn’t carefully micro them. Similarly to AK’s on land, corvettes pack a relatively high DPS, but only in close distance.
Tip: try to keep their broadside facing the enemy unit while attacking, to maximize damage. Turrets are not able to shoot over each other, so only one will be used when facing the enemy head-on.
Searcher is a light scout/AA ship, offering very high speed, and a big line of sight. Use them in the beginning of sea battles in order to harass enemy’s early base structures and block constructors from expanding.
Their AA turret is weak and won’t stand a chance versus more advanced aircrafts but during the T1 stage it proves very useful to protect your ships from EMP drones and gunships. Always include a bunch of these in your fleet.
They are hopeless in a matchup with any other ships, hence only use them as a support/scouting force.
Searchers are a bit slower than their ARMADA counterpart (Skeeter).
The Construction Ship is a good builder in terms of build power and speed. Even a single one of these assisting the lab almost doubles its output of units provided that you have the resources. On top of Commander’s build list they're able to produce more advanced T1 defences like the Floating Heavy Laser Turret and give access to T2 Shipyard. It adds 50 to your metal and energy storage capability
Use them for assisting the lab and quickly expanding, claiming the metal spots with underwater metal extractors.
Death Cavalry is a stealthy resurrection submarine. They are not visible to the units on the surface, if your enemy doesn’t have a sonar nearby, hence they can be used as a precious support to your feet, providing repairs, reclaiming and resurrecting wrecks. They have much higher build power and costs than their land counterpart, therefore you don’t need many of these. Two or three are usually enough to bring a big wreckfield back to life in reasonable time.
Envoy is a heavy and durable sea transporter. Each one has a transport capacity of 40, with each unit carried taking up space: 4 spaces for a large unit, 2 for a medium unit, and 1 for a small unit. They are mainly used to quickly transport the Commander and land constructors across water. The Commander can be loaded or unloaded from underwater.
Their armour is able to withstand a lot of damage, therefore it is pretty safe to move Commander this way. Though when the transporter gets destroyed all units inside go down with it as well. It can unload and pick up the Commander from underwater.
Era is an assault frigate equipped with two light plasma cannons with decent range. It resides in the middle-ground between corvettes and destroyers. It’s main use case is defending from Destroyers, as its range and speed allows it to outmaneuver them and deal some significant damage, though you need to make in big numbers to pull that off.
Costwise, you can make two of these for every destroyer, so it is a good investment for fighting against them. However, they get easily countered by submarines, against which they have no weapon.
Eras have a higher cost, but stronger armor and weapons then their ARMADA counterpart (Ellysaw).
Snake is a stealthy assault submarine. They are equipped with powerful torpedo launchers that can deal some lethal damage to structures and ships within seconds, though they are also very vulnerable due to low health. They are kind of a glass cannon.
Snakes are invisible to radars and the units on the surface, so if your enemy is not careful enough you can sneak one or two of these into his base and cause some havoc.
The main use case for those is taking down underwater metal extractors and trapping fleets, which don’t include proper anti-submarine units, like Destroyers.
Enforcer is the heaviest of T1 ships. It’s biggest advantage is its durable armor and versatility. They are equipped with a powerful long range plasma cannon and a depth charge launcher. Their range allows them to outrange all ships and also torpedo static launchers, which makes them a great choice for pushing the front-line. They are also used as a good counter to submarines. However, due to slow movement and low maneuverability, they can get easily overrun by lighter ships.
It is a good idea to provide them with an escort of lighter ships and repairing support. They are costly and leave very precious wrecks, so take good care of them!
Enforcers have a higher cost, but also higher damage compared to their ARMADA counterpart (Crusader)