|«||Huntress on the prowl...||»|
The Artemis-class battlecruiser is an artillery capital ship in service to the United Nations Space Command. It excels at long-range combat and dealing heavy damage to enemy capital ships.
If the UNSC need even the most durable of Covenant ship annihilated at long range, the 1,245 meter-long Artemis-class is the vessel for the job. An experiment built solely around its unique pair of prototype cannons, this ship is bound to ruin any target's day when its rounds connect.
Designed during the mid-Covenant war, the Artemis-class was built with only one purpose in mind: the utter destruction of any Covenant ships they would happen to come across. Aptly named after the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, they are often sent out in wolf packs of two with standing orders to patrol contested regions of space, using her incredibly-advanced sensors to find and destroy any hostile ships. These missions are often jokingly known by servicemen as "hunting expeditions".
It has been said that when the Artemis-class was revealed to the public in 2538, a significant portion of the remaining United Rebel Front ships abandoned their posts and requested amnesty. With the first-ever confirmed Assault Carrier kill just seven months into its deployment, it's hard to argue against both the damage it can dish out and the hope it represents to humanity. It has a dual MAC design that has one of the longest ranges of any ship in the UNSC Navy and can use these weapons with deadly proficiency.
Weapons and Tactical UsageEdit
These ships are the snipers of the UNSC fleet. A heavier complement of Archer missiles and point-defense guns are sacrificed, relying on the pair of huge and long-ranged magnetic accelerator cannons to whittle down opposing forces. Compared to those on other capital ships, the Artemis's main guns have both improved range and damage output. The Artemis can also further increase its MAC power potential and combat effectiveness with its abilities:
- MAC Discharge: The Artemis fires its MACs quicker at the cost of damage-per-shot to deal more damage over time.
- Cov-Killer: The Artemis fires special MAC rounds that deal more damage against enemy shields, often enough to completely remove them.
- Hyperion Nuclear Missiles: The Artemis fires expensive but high damage nuclear weapons that deal powerful debuffs to what few enemy vessels are not immediately destroyed.
With its firepower designed to focus larger enemy capital ships, the Artemis is quite vulnerable in close encounters, having only half of the tank of the smaller Halycon-class, and against enemy strike craft. Being quite expensive to field, these ships are best kept protected at the rear of a fleet so that they can best do their job.
Original model Edit
- Model - Annihilater102
- Texture - Annihilater102
New model Edit
- Model - Malcontent1692
- Texture - Malcontent1692
- The Artemis-class design is non-canon to the official Halo Universe.
- Originally named "Orion," the ship name was changed upon the unveiling of the assault carrier of the same name.
|Strikecraft||Broadsword • Longsword • Sabre|
|Combat vessels||Eion-class Light Carrier • Halberd-class Destroyer • Halcyon-class Light Cruiser • Paris-class Heavy Frigate • Strident-class heavy frigate|
|Support vessels||Charon-class Light Frigate • Cradle-class Repair Ship • Geneva-class Envoy • Phoenix-class Colony Ship • Stalwart-class Light Frigate • Winter-class Prowler|
|Capitals||Artemis-class Battlecruiser • Epoch-class Heavy Carrier • Marathon-class Heavy Cruiser • Phoenix-class Assault Ship • Punic-class Supercarrier • Orion-class Assault Carrier • Sahara-class Heavy Prowler • Valiant-class Super-Heavy Cruiser|
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