Xerxes

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Xerxes
Xerxes.jpg
Faction Clan
Ticket cost: 13 upon destruction
Tier: 15
Tonnage: 85 tons
Variant Armament
Variant Weapons Equipment
Prime:
Class: Attacker
Price: 139 000 CBills
Total base armor: 26 837
Maneuverability: 4.8
Max Speed: 410 km/h
A:
Class: Bomber
Price: 121 750 CBills
Total base armor: 29 687
Maneuverability: 3.3
Max Speed: 376 km/h
B:
Class: Attacker
Price: 119 300 CBills
Total base armor: 29687
Maneuverability: 4.8
Max Speed: 410 km/h
C:
Class: Bomber
Price: 124 500 CBills
Total base armor: 29 687
Maneuverability: 3.3
Max Speed: 376 km/h
D:
Class: Attacker
Price: 128 500 CBills
Total base armor: 26 837
Maneuverability: 4.8
Max Speed: 410 km/h
E:
Class: Bomber
Price: 128 500 CBills
Total base armor: 29 687
Maneuverability: 3.3
Max Speed: 376 km/h
F:
Class: Attacker
Price: 124 000 CBills
Total base armor: 26 837
Maneuverability: 4.8
Max Speed: 410 km/h
G:
Class: Bomber
Price: 135 000 CBills
Total base armor: 29 687
Maneuverability: 3.3
Max Speed: 376 km/h
Armor Points Distribution
B
LW
RW
E
T
9882
4118
4118
5765
4118


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The Xerxes was a canceled Clan Aerospace fighter that could not be finished before the 0.7.0 final beta release.

However, since development restarted, the Xerxes was released in the 0.8.3 patch in 2017. It supercedes the Visigoth as the heaviest Clan aerospace fighter by a large margin, as many variants of the Xerxes carry immense anti-ground firepower in the form of direct-fire weapons such as the air UAC20 and a significant payload of bombs for finishing off damaged targets. In this regard, it is very similar to the Shiva - lethal to unwary ground units, yet helpless against enemy aerospace assets and an easy target for AA.


Roles and Gameplay Hints

Prime

One of the deadliest aerospace fighters in MWLL, the Prime variant makes use of two air UAC20s to deliver crushing firepower against any ground assets during a strafing run. The two CERLBLs provide some additional damage when lining up a pass, while the high explosive Bombs are excellent for delivering the killing blow or for hitting targets trying to hide from the rain of shells. With its incredible firepower, this Xerxes is a player favorite, provided no opposing air cover is present.

Variant A


Variant B


Variant C


Variant D


Variant E


Variant F


Variant G


Canon

The Xerxes is an 85 ton second-line air supremacy Aerospace Fighter, nicknamed the Hunchback IIC of the skies. Its main role was to bring down enemy aerospace quickly, its heavy armor allowing it to survive prolonged engagements against more agile assets, though it was also a deadly ground attack fighter capable of crippling Mechs. Designed by Clan Smoke Jaguar, the Xerxes mounts two UAC20 on its wings and 2 ERLBL, making it able to strip off enormous amounts of armor in a single pass. A squadron of Xerxes can easily bring destruction to any unit that managed to withstand its first strike. It also saw use in space battles, where its immense array of weapons could tear away the main armor of DropShips with other fighters finishing what was left. After the annihilation of Clan Smoke Jaguar, Clan Hell's Horses captured the factory where the Xerxes was being built, leading to a variant mounting two ERLBL and two Gauss Rifles.

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