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| Midrange bomber that takes on the appearance of junk, and is unassailable, when not moving.|
Part of the Zenith Fleet
|Ship Cap||Ammo Type||Armor Type||Immunities||Damage Bonuses|
|96 per Mark||Energy Bomb||Close-Combat||2.4 Heavy, 2.4 Neutron, 2.4 Ultra-Heavy, 2.4 Structural|
|Mark||Damage||Attack Range||Reload||Health||Armor||Speed||Engine Health||Single Ship DPS||Ship Cap DPS||Abilities|
|I||16,200||7,000||12 sec||206,000||300||76||800||1,350 dmg/sec||129,600 dmg/sec|
|II||32,400||7,000||12 sec||414,000||600||76||800||2,700 dmg/sec||259,200 dmg/sec|
|III||48,800||7,000||12 sec||620,000||900||76||800||4,067 dmg/sec||390,400 dmg/sec|
|IV||65,200||7,000||12 sec||828,000||1,200||76||800||5,433 dmg/sec||521,600 dmg/sec|
|V||81,600||7,000||12 sec||1,030,000||1,500||76||800||6,800 dmg/sec||652,800 dmg/sec|
|Mark||Knowledge||Metal Cost||Crystal Cost||Total Cost||Energy Cost||Build Time||Cap Metal Cost||Cap Crystal Cost||Cap Total Cost||Cap Energy Cost||Ship Cap Build Time|
How to use in your fleet
Zenith Chameleon are pseudo-cloaked ships: the description 'appearance of junk' translates into a modified version of cloak that switches on a couple of seconds after stopping. This places Chameleons as ambush ships. Unfortunately, the utility of such a function is limited to allowing Chameleons to fire upon the enemy first in defense. Furthermore, as they do not re-cloak after firing (or indeed whenever enemy ships are in-range) this "appearance of junk" business is itself a bit of garbage. A Chameleon finds itself to be a mid-range Bomber in a different hull.
How to counter when in the AI fleet
Usually, ships in AI waves never stop moving or attacking, so Fighters alone make a decent counter. Chameleons have no immunities and much lower armor than bombers, so can be stopped by many types of defenses.
Note: A chameleon that is cloaked in this way cannot actually be uncloaked by Tachyon beams or any other tachyon weapons. The "surprise"-element is therefore assured until they move.