Dread

Ferrite: 1125
Bioptics: 700
Niodes: 85

The Dread is a moving artillery battery that exists purely to wreak havoc on light infantry mecha. A mainstay of Hegemony battalions for hundreds of years, its capable of laying waste to an entire team of Red Ants or regiment of Anzu troops.

This trusty middle-weight mecha came into prominence during the battle for the Kalin Pass gate, a legendary gate in contested space between the Hegemony and Shogunate forces. Using its highly developed missile weapon system, dozens of Dreads aided in a quick siege that turned the battle in favor of the Hegemony.

Statistical Readout
Tonnage 45
Armor Points 90
Start Weapons 5
Min Level 18
Levels/Weapon 5
Manufacturer Star Factories
Bonuses
Build Speed + 1
Build Missile Damage + 5%
Level 2 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 2 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 3 Trample 5%
Level 5 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 6 Trample 5%
Level 9 Trample 5%
Level 10 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 11 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 12 Missile Damage + 4%
Level 13 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 15
+ every 5 levels
+ 1 Weapon Slot
Level 15 Missile Damage + 4%
Level 18 Missile Damage + 4%
Level 22 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 23 Fork 2%
Level 28 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 30 Missile Damage + 6%
Level 31 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 34 Speed + 3
Level 36 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 38 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 40 Missile Damage + 8%
Level 46 Splash 5%
Level 50 Missile Damage + 10%
Level 52 Fork 3%
Level 57 Speed + 3
Level 61 Missile Damage + 3%
Level 64 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 68 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 73 Splash 3%
Level 76 Speed + 3
Level 81 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 84 Missile Damage + 3%
Level 88 Fork 3%
Level 91 Splash 3%
Level 93 Speed + 2
Level 97 Trample 3%
Level 101 Missile Damage + 6%
Level 106 Splash 5%
Level 109 Fork 4%
Level 112 Speed + 2
Level 116 Splash 3%
Level 121 Missile Damage + 6%
Level 127 Fork 5%
Level 132 Splash 3%
Level 138 Trample 3%
Level 142 Speed + 3
Level 149 Missile Damage + 6%
Level 153 Splash 5%
Level 157 Fork 5%

The offensive capabilities of the Dread are built around the Trebuchet class battle computer. The system uses advanced radar imaging and triangulation sub-routines from data gathered from any friendly units in the area to saturate the battlefield with heavy missile fire. When in siege mode, the trebuchet has the ability to direct ballistic fire over the horizon and can severely damage incoming reinforcements attempting to join the battle. Multiple dedicated control channels enable it to course-correct salvos in flight to increase damage to the target. As the Niode matrices are upgraded, this concentration of fire becomes increasingly devastating. The Trebuchet will hold up to four custom upgrade modules to further enhance its effectiveness.

The Dread uses the Star Factory Sunburst power plant, a design that is specifically configured for its fire-support role. Above-average combat speed allows it to keep pace with assault units without diminishing available ammunition storage. The Sunburst has three available ports for mission specific equipment, enabling it to accept significant personalized modifications.

For the chassis, Star Factories turned to Griffin, Kash and King for a durable design that is also easily modified. The gear they received is even more versatile than the original specifications, which suits the Dread very well. The G,K and K type 400(D) ultimately became the backbone of the Illyan military. A larger version is used in the Buchis mech and a more compact model is used for the Shocklite. The type 400 has dual ports for additional equipment and triple mounts are provided for heavy shielding modules.

Major modifications were made to the Dread's capabilities in the early 3300s during a fury of competition among manufacturers throughout the galaxy. The addition of a sophisticated secondary target-tracking system to the Dread allows the pilot to engage multiple targets with a high degree of efficiency. This will enhance the already deadly bombardment capabilities inherent in many missile weapon systems. Area saturation algorithms additionally empower the Dread to damage all nearby targets, as well as long-range hostiles.

Dread has a name that strikes fear in the heart of its opponents every day.

Legendary Pilots

  • Chester Hooks

    Chester Hooks

    This Black Star Bandit is well known for his philosophical approach to battle. He finds that within every defeat lies a lesson, and this attitude has served him well in his quest for personal improvement. He uses the Dread's speed and heavy firepower to rapidly bombard his foes while his larger infantry move in for the kill.

  • Keeland S. Pearson

    Keeland S. Pearson

    Keeland is a mysterious legend in the underground dueling circuit in this machine, known as the "inconceivable" Dread pilot Keeland, even though no one in the public circuit has ever fought him in one, lending even more to the mystery.

  • Flavia Servilius

    Flavia Servilius

    First female Senator since the Hegemonic reformation. She took a very conventional route to power, including a ten year stint in the Illyrian Guard, a ceremonial unit featuring 12 highly-trained stunt pilots in crimson and gold Dreads.

Armament

Dread comes fully equiped with:

31

92

Black Rain

ELITE

Black Rain

Fork 60%

Falling black rain strikes a balance between quantity and firepower. Immolate two enemy units at once.

25

103

Jolly Roger

ELITE

Jolly Roger

Fork 35%

Precision (2)

Send those scalawags and scurvy dogs on Pirate Moon down to Davy Jones' Locker!

25

103

Jolly Roger

ELITE

Jolly Roger

Fork 35%

Precision (2)

Send those scalawags and scurvy dogs on Pirate Moon down to Davy Jones' Locker!

23

90

Medium Fury

COMMON

Medium Fury

Splash 4%

Attack enemies with a burst of decayed-niode-tipped missiles. Fury technology spreads the damage around.

23

90

Medium Fury

COMMON

Medium Fury

Splash 4%

Attack enemies with a burst of decayed-niode-tipped missiles. Fury technology spreads the damage around.

If purchased individually, these weapons alone would cost:
1505 Ferrite
1019 Bioptics
14 Crystal
26 Niodes

 

Buy a Dread

Ferrite: 1125
Bioptics: 700
Niodes: 85