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The Heavy Fire Raft is the standard Fire Ship of the Medieval Age, available to upgrade from the Fire Raft as soon as the age is reached. Like all ships of the age, it is built and upgraded at the Dock.
After Fire Rafts become Heavy Fire Rafts, they gain +20 hit points, +9 base attack strength, and +2 moves. Heavy Fire Rafts, and Fires Ships in general, need to close in to an enemy to attack it, are destroyed upon impact, navigate relatively slow, have low hit points, and occupy two population slots, unlike most units. Despite this, their attack is devastating; exceeding by far the damage output of any other ship type, and deals area of effect damage (read below for details), easily hitting several ships in formation. They also outrun Heavy Ships, and against them their already high damage is further increased, being destroyed instantly if hit directly. Light Ships can outrun them easily and take them down with a few hits. However, the high damage of the Heavy Fire Raft means that a massed attack can defeat even an fleet of Light Ships, if unwary.
A Heavy Fire Raft's attack strength is of 62. However, since it deals splash damage in a 2 tile radius, it varies depending on the area it hits: Dealing 124 (200%) damage at point-blank, and lowering the farthest it is from within that radius.
Unit Costs Edit
Unit production cost increases progressively with every Dock unit on the field or currently in production. The default increase is of 1 Wealth for the second unit created, increasing further with every new unit until the cost cap is reached, which for military units is +125% of their original base value; in the case of Heavy Fire Rafts that is 45 Timber, 90 Wealth. It's important to note, however, that these prices are the default standard, and actual production and upgrading costs may differ, depending on researched technologies/ages, connected rare resources, or adopted governments.
Related National Powers Edit
- Some players consider the sheer destructive power of Fire Ships to be unfair and unbalanced, to the point there is a guide in this wiki to remove them. See Fire Ships: Modding if interested.