The Advanced Wraith is the upgraded (i.e. advanced) version of the Wraith. Available at level 10, and costing only 45,000 cubits to upgrade, the Advanced Wraith is virtually a steal. As an assault ship, it has the most starting health of all the escorts and can accommodate the most hull plates with a total of 5, and 6 weapon slots just so that no one thinks this ship is all armor only. This makes it the obvious choice for tank warriors, absorbing damage whilst the other ships do their thing. Upon advancement this ship gains: 2 weapons slots; 1 hull slot; 500 hull points; 7.1 per second to hull recovery; 16,000 durability; and 100 to power.
There is a vast number of weaknesses however, that an Advanced Wraith pilot has to be aware of. Due to its enormous bulk, slow speed, and poor maneuverability, strike craft and faster moving Escort class ships can exploit the larger ship's inability to move around quickly. With a particularly large blind spot in the rear, and limited weapon flexibility, it is best not to travel alone, and have the support of faster escorts and/or strike craft to keep fast-moving enemies off while the Advanced Wraith targets the larger Colonial ships, where its deadly assortment of weapons work best. To play it safe, keeping some rapid-firing weapons would be helpful if the Advanced Wraith is without any kind of support and faced with swift enemies.
All in all, while a seemingly difficult vessel to pilot due to its slow and cumbersome design, the Advanced Wraith, in the hands of an experienced pilot, is capable of wrecking untold havoc in the ranks of Colonial fleets. With its sheer firepower and ability to absorb obscene amounts of damage to reach its goal, it is without a doubt, an excellent choice. Just remember to treat it with love and respect. It's able to kill an Advanced Halberd, given practice.
Update 53 saw changes made to this ship. It saw the addition of a new special weapon's slot for this ship for which there is new equipment which is only useable by this ship in this slot (namely the Anti-Capital Nuke Launcher).
It also saw the introduction of a "role" slot for this ship, the C31-Recharge Module.
"A recovered Wraith that has undergone extensive reconfiguration and reconstruction to incorporate the latest updates to Cylon ship manufacture and engineering techniques, resulting in a more powerful and effective combination of old and new. The Advanced Wraith's hull is stronger and more durable than the standard version, and it can mount additional weapon and hull systems."
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