Scorpion

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Split Scorpion
ClassM4 Interceptor
Buy: @319,309 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)77.9 - 233.7 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)36 - 108 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)16.6 - 49.7 RPM
Hull Strength2,800 / 5,600 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)1 x 5 MJ (5 MJ)
Shield Reactor105 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)38 - 108 @ M
Laser Capacitor2,450 MJ
Laser Recharge61 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6
Split Scorpion Prototype
ClassM4 Interceptor
Speed (Min-Max)115 - 345 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)50 - 150 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)20 - 60 RPM
Hull Strength3,000 / 6,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)1 x 5 MJ (5 MJ)
Shield Reactor115 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)34 - 108 @ M
Laser Capacitor2,950 MJ
Laser Recharge75 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6
Split Scorpion Raider
ClassM4 Interceptor
Buy: @474,829 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)98.9 - 296.9 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)46 - 138 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)18.5 - 55.6 RPM
Hull Strength2,800 / 5,600 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)1 x 5 MJ (5 MJ)
Shield Reactor115 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)28 - 81 @ M
Laser Capacitor2,450 MJ
Laser Recharge61 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6
Split Scorpion Vanguard
ClassM4 Interceptor
Buy: @396,609 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)85.7 - 257.1 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)39 - 119 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)17.4 - 52.2 RPM
Hull Strength2,660 / 5,320 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)1 x 5 MJ (5 MJ)
Shield Reactor115 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)36 - 102 @ M
Laser Capacitor2,940 MJ
Laser Recharge73 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6
Split Scorpion Sentinel
ClassM4 Interceptor
Buy: @498,318 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)63.9 - 191.7 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)29 - 89 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)13.6 - 40.7 RPM
Hull Strength2,800 / 5,600 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)2 x 5 MJ (10 MJ)
Shield Reactor115 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)34 - 97 @ M
Laser Capacitor2,450 MJ
Laser Recharge61 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6
Pirate Scorpion
ClassM4 Interceptor
Speed (Min-Max)86 - 258 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)48 - 145 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)19.9 - 59.6 RPM
Hull Strength2,100 / 4,200 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)2 x 5 MJ (10 MJ)
Shield Reactor105 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)38 - 102 @ M
Laser Capacitor2,450 MJ
Laser Recharge61 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6

Overview[edit]

Very fast and very weak, the Scorpion packs a huge punch for its class and when used correctly is a supreme interceptor.

Background[edit]

A forerunner of this ship fought in the Boron Campaign and proved to be a pilot favorite. Like most other Split ships, this design focuses on high-speed engines and increased weapons power, at the cost of shield strength. Over the years the ship has been frequently updated and rearmed in order to remain as deadly as possible.

Variants[edit]

Scorpion[edit]

Not featuring any fancy title, the basic version of the ship is the standard by which other variants are measured.

Scorpion Prototype[edit]

Prototypes are pre-production test vehicles. They often feature higher speed and shields to help protect the valuable investment.

Scorpion Vanguard[edit]

Vanguard variants of ships are slightly faster and have bigger weapons generators than their regular counterparts.

Scorpion Raider[edit]

Raider variants are faster and usually have a higher shield generator power than their regular counterparts, but trade off cargo capacity and some have reduced shield capacity despite the more powerful generator.

Scorpion Sentinel[edit]

Sentinel variants of ships tend to be slower, but with higher total shield capacity. Sometimes the shield class is also upgraded for instance from 25 MJ to 200 MJ.

Pirate Scorpion[edit]

Pirate vessels are cobbled together from parts of captured ships. While often retaining the basic shape and configuration of the host vessel, pirate ships can be wildly different from the official variant, usually featuring unsanctioned weapons. Pirates sometimes decorate their ships with a distinctive flame motif.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

Like all Split fighters, the Scorpion has a triangular, dagger-shaped hull and short, pointed wings. It differs from its big brother, the Mamba, primarily in size.

Combat[edit]

The Scorpion is the smallest craft to mount both the powerful HEPT and PBE, allowing it to demolish another M4 with relative ease. However, its weak shielding and paltry energy weapon generator is a big problem, which must be worked around either by flying it very evasively and carefully, or by using a pack that can demolish their prey before it gets a chance to fire back.

Equipment[edit]

Missiles
Scorpion Prototype Missiles

Availability[edit]

At least one Scorpion variant is available at every Split Shipyard.

Availability
Variant Cho's Defeat Family Njy Family Pride Family Rhy Family Tkr Patriarch's Conclusion Rhonkar's Might Rhonkar's Trial Zyarth's Dominion
Scorpion X X X X X X X
Scorpion Sentinel X X X X X X
Scorpion Vanguard X X X X

The Scorpion Raider is no longer in production. It can be bought used, and is also available as one of many ownerless ships.

Suggested Roles[edit]

A pack of these ships make good interceptors, and it is a favorite M4 amongst players with good evasive skill.

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
M4 Ships
Argon  Buster (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard)
ATF  Mjollnir
Boron  Mako (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Enhanced)
Goner  none
Kha'ak  Kha'ak Interceptor
OTAS  Eurus
Paranid  Pericles (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Enhanced)
Pirate  Buster (Hauler) • ScorpionBuzzard (Vanguard)
Split  Scorpion (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Prototype)
Teladi  Buzzard (Hauler) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Prototype)
Terran  #deca.deafSabre
Xenon  M
Yaki  Raijin (Raider) (Sentinel)


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