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Sins II: Dev Journal 15 - The Vasari Exodus Vorastra Titan

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 By Yarlen In Sins II Dev Journals

From the depths of deep space where the Dark Fleet dwells comes the Vasari Exodus' Vorastra-class titan. Originally designed as a means to keep insurgent elements deterred in the old empire, the Vorastra continues to serve as the Exodus faction’s most lethal weapon.

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At a glance, the Vorastra may seem under-powered compared to the Vasari Alliance’s Kultorask titan class, but this would be a mistake. The Vorastra’s strength comes from being highly mobile and from its ability to deal massive area-of-effect damage to enemies.

With its default configuration, the Vorastra features the following loadout:

  • 2 Phase Missile Arrays comprised of 31 launchers each (1 array per wing).

  • 4 Heavy Beam Cannon turrets (2 on the center body; 1 per wingtip).

  • 12 Heavy Wave Cannon turrets (4 on the center body; 6 forward facing on the wings; 2 aft facing on the wings).

  • 12 Point Defense Pulse Gun turrets (8 forward facing; 4 aft facing).

  • Planetary Bombardment Beam Cannon.

As with all titans, this basic configuration can be further specialized using a variety of offensive, defensive and utility improvements, or with mobile rulership enhancements.

Special Abilities

The Vorastra can be upgraded with several unique abilities as the ship gains experience:

  • Micro Phase Jump: Instantly transports the titan to the targeted position in the same gravity well and deals area-of-effect damage upon arrival.

  • The Maw: Immobilizes the titan and draws in nearby enemy ships in a frontal cone. Enemy ships that are drawn into the maw are destroyed and converted into resources.

  • Desperation: Passive ability upgrade that grants the Vorastra splash damage to its weapons, a bonus to weapon reload speed, and damage reduction proportional to its missing hull.

  • Phase Tunneling: Allows the Vorastra to generate a temporary phase lane between its current gravity well and a target detected one.

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Optional Offensive Upgrades for the Vorastra-class Titan

The titan and its abilities can be further enhanced with a number of offensive upgrades:

  • Nano Attack Swarm (3 uses): A swarm of nanites damage the targeted enemy and then continue to damage it over time.

  • Auxiliary Hangar: Adds a hangar bay to the titan, giving it the ability to host 10 bomber squadrons.

  • Micro Phase Jump Enhancer: Enemies damaged by the Micro Phase Jump’s arrival now incur a weapon reload rate penalty for a short duration.

  • The Maw Enhancer: The Maw now adds a stacking buff (up to 20) to the titan’s weapon damage for each ship consumed for a short duration.

  • Heavy Wave Cannons x2: Adds fixed heavy wave cannons to each wing of the Vorastra.

  • Phase Cannon: Unlocks the Vorastra’s powerful Phase Cannon.

  • Beam Modulator: Uses advanced modulation of the ship’s beam cannons to increase damage. Can be set to an ‘active’ state to greatly increase the damage for a time.

  • Phase Missile Augments: Customizes the launcher and targeting systems of the Vorastra’s phase missiles, increasing their damage output. Can be set to an ‘active’ state for a time in order to increase their ability to bypass shields.

  • Wave Modulator: Modulates wave cannons before firing to maintain a more stable waveform. This both increases wave cannon damage and increases their fire rate.

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Optional Defensive Upgrades for the Vorastra-class Titan

  • Nano Repair Swarm: Nanites repair the hull and armor of the targeted ally unit.

  • Phase Attenuated Shield: Extends the inner edge of the Vorastra’s shield into phase space, increasing the speed of shield regeneration. Also provides a large passive bonus to shield burst restore points.

  • Hull Plating (3 Levels): Adds additional armor plating to the Vorastra, greatly increasing its ability to survive combat.

  • Self-Repairing Armor: Experimental nanites are installed to enable armor regeneration while in combat and to rapidly restore armor capacity in an emergency.

  • Bomber Armor: With a limited population, keeping bomber pilots alive is a top priority for the Vasari. As such, this upgrade was developed to retrofit each bomber strikecraft with additional armor and armor strength.

Optional Utility Upgrades for the Vorastra-class Titan

  • Nano Catalyzer Swarm (5 uses): Adds packages of energized nanites that rapidly restore antimatter to the targeted ally unit during combat.

  • Gravity Stabilizer: An advanced system upgrade that stabilizes and normalizes gravity in the vicinity of the ship, granting it greater speed and maneuverability.

  • Resonance Amplifier: Adds an onboard system that allows the ship to amplify and extend the duration of Phase Resonance effects.

  • Antimatter Recharger: Greatly improves the Vorastra’s antimatter recharge rate.

  • Deploy Orkulus Starbase (1 use): Prepares an Orkulus starbase build package that can be deployed at foreign gravity wells.

  • Deploy Phase Gate (1 use): Prepares a permanent Phase Gate build package that can be deployed at foreign gravity wells.

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Optional Infrastructure Upgrades for the Vorastra-class Titan

Of course, the Vasari Exodus faction has the ability to return to a fully mobile state once the appropriate technology is unlocked. To maintain a mobile empire, all Exodus capital ships and titans have the option of hosting Infrastructure.

  • Mobile Exotic Factory: Integrates an Exotic Factory into the Vorastra, allowing it to forge exotic resources.

  • Mobile Research Complex: Adds a massive complex of connected research facilities within the Vorastra, allowing it to coordinate Exodus scientific efforts while on the move.

  • Mobile Rulership: Moves the capital of the Exodus faction to the Vorastra. This allows the empire to survive without the need of any planets.

  • Mobile Fleet Beacon: Allows the Vorastra to remotely summon all types of ships from the Dark Fleet to its location.

  • Mobile Resonance Capacitor: Permanently integrates a Phase Resonance capacitor into the Vorastra, storing it for as long as it survives.