|«||Overkill? No such thing.
A Thanatos captain flaunting the ship's vast weaponry
The Thanatos-class battleship is a superheavy capital ship in service to the United Nations Space Command.
It excels in fleet combat, flagship roles, and dealing damage to large groups of enemies at once.
|«||The Thanatos is the most potent combat ship ever produced by the UNSC, bristling with guns of every caliber, covered in meters-thick Titanium-A plating, and fully loaded with missiles of nearly every type. It is one of the few UNSC ships that can be said to match a Covenant capital one for one.
The Thanatos shipyard description.
This ship is exclusive to Vice Admiral Stanforth.
The brainchild of Vice Admiral Stanforth and ONI's top engineers, the 3642-meter-long Thanatos-class represents a fleet of next-generation battleships to end the Human-Covenant war. The Infinity and the Thanatos, cousin programs under Project: OUROBOROS, represented two answers to the same question: "How do we survive the Covenant war?" One a lifeboat, the other a shield with which to protect the remaining human colonies from naval assault. Infinity would run. Thanatos would fight.
Designed by ONI, it bristles with omnidirectional firepower and makes use of some of the best technology ONI has cooked up to deal incredible damage to the enemy.
Weapons and Tactical Usage
This goliath is second second only to Infinity itself in terms of sheer hull armor, even exceeding that of the much larger Punic-class supercarrier. Its abilities aim to make the most use of her longevity, for the longer it is in combat, the more the giant Thanatos' bloodlust increases.
- ANUBIS AI Protocols: For every kill the ship scores, its fire rate, and damage output increase while it also receives a damage reduction, which stacks as more enemies fall to its massive guns.
- Trojan MAC: Fires a special round that ignores enemy shielding. Kills with this shot count towards the ANUBIS bonus.
- Hyperion Missiles: Enhanced nukes that inflict debuffs on enemy ships in a massive radius.
- Combat Bastion: Tthe more enemy ships there are within a certain distance of the Thanatos, the more damage it can output.
Although tough enough to go against some Covenant capital ships on its own, it works best supporting a fleet from the front, getting in the thick of the fray and going berserk where it can cause the most damage. Give it support from healers such as the Cradle-class to keep it alive as long as possible to do what it does best. It will need this help as its sheer size and ferocity will often make it the primary target of enemy fleets, and it is vulnerable to the DOS-class supercruiser's heavy beam.
|Capital vessels||Artemis Battlecruiser • Epoch Heavy Carrier • Marathon Heavy Cruiser • Orion Assault Carrier • Phoenix Support Vessel • Point Blank Stealth Cruiser • Punic Supercarrier • Thanatos Battleship • Valiant Super-Heavy Cruiser|
|Combat vessels||Charon Light Frigate • Gladius AAA Corvette • Halberd Destroyer • Halcyon Light Cruiser • Halcyon 'Refit' Cruiser • Hillsborough Light Destroyer • Paris Frigate • Stalwart AAA Frigate • Strident Heavy Frigate|
|Other||Gyges Construction Drone • Hermes Freighter|
|Strikecraft||Baselard Bomber • Broadsword Fighter • Longsword Bomber • Longsword Interceptor • Sabre Starfighter|
|Support vessels||Athens Carrier • Cradle Repair Ship • Geneva Envoy • Noryang Light Carrier • Phoenix Colony Ship • Razor Prowler • Sahara Heavy Prowler • Winter Prowler|
|Obsolete||Autumn Heavy Cruiser • Berlin Frigate • Eion Light Carrier • Hephaestus ACU • Mako Corvette • Sloop Corvette • Thermopylae Supercarrier|