The capital ship of choice for when you need some more muscle in the fleet as it boasts the perfect balance between massive durability and massive firepower.
During the Human-Covenant War it was uncommon to see the CAS-class. Due to the sheer size, the enormous power requirements and the immense weapons on board the vessel very few were ever constructed and only extremely capable Sangheili Generals were ever given command of these incredible war machines.
These ships saw service in fleet engagements and planetary invasion. During a fleet engagement the ship would follow shortly behind the vanguard ready to take out high priority targets, it would then squarely park itself in the centre of the UNSC fleet putting itself in a position where UNSC ships would have to re-orientate their MAC weapons towards the vessel. From there it would begin firing every weapon at it's disposal at every ship it could, the effect was often devastating and the resulting conflicts would be over very quickly.
When invading an UEG world, the CAS-class would wait in the rear while the UNSC Orbital Defense Platforms were destroyed. After the line was clear of these devastating weapons the CAS-class would charge forward and exercise their incredible ability to enter the atmosphere. They would park over the most populated cities and offload their enormous armies consisting of over hundreds vehicles and tens of thousands of troops and after a few days they would level the city.
Weapons and Tactical Usage
Of the four capital ships available to the Covenant the CAS-class will be your most used. It commands enormous firepower and survivability which makes it a far more affordable alternative to the OSS-class battlecarrier. It's important to remember that this ship should be used for fleet engagements and not specialized targeting; that job is best left to the DOS-class supercruiser.
|Primary Role:||Survey, Occupation|
|Shield Power:||Very High|
|Weapons (Fore):||Energy Projector, Plasma Torpedoes Silos, Plasma Cannons, Pulse Laser Cannons|
|Weapons (Side):||Plasma Torpedoes Silos, Plasma Cannons, Pulse Laser Cannons|
- Removed the 'Test of Faith' ability
CAS-class assault carrier (halopedia)
- Modeler: The Didact
- Texture Artist: Zero
- Special thanks to Homefront
|Strikecraft||Seraph Bomber • Banshee Interceptor|
|Combat vessels||CRS-class light cruiser • CPV-class heavy destroyer • RCS-class armored cruiser • CCS-class battlecruiser|
|Support vessels||DAV-class corvette • DSC-class support ship • SDV-class corvette • DDA-class shuttle • CAR-class frigate|
|Capitals||ORS-class heavy cruiser • DDS-class carrier • CAS-class assault carrier • DOS-class supercruiser • OSS-class battlecarrier|
|Other||Tradeship • CCD-class Constructor|
|Obsolete vessels||Redemption-class Battleship • Seraph Fighter|