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Construction Ship
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Tag CORCS
Class CNSTR
Built by
Shipyard
Tech Level 1
Metal Cost 260
Energy Cost 2375
Build Time 5537
Max Velocity 25.2 m/s
Acceleration 0.10 m/s/s
Turn Rate 34 deg/s

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Construction Ship
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Tag ARMCS
Class SHIP
Built by
Shipyard
Tech Level 1
Metal Cost 255
Energy Cost 2130
Build Time 5121
Max Velocity 25.2 m/s
Acceleration 0.11 m/s/s
Turn Rate 33 deg/s

The Construction Ship is a level 1 naval construction unit that is available to both CORE and ARM factions. Limited to exclusively building naval structures and towers (and the Light Laser Tower), Constructions Ships are the backbone of any sea-based campaign and absolutely essential on maps where it's either impractical to build units on land, or no land exists to build anything on at all. Each Construction Ship will passively generate +0.3 metal and +7 energy per tick, in addition to increasing the player's metal and energy storage capacity by 50 each; Construction Ships are also equipped with the most powerful nanolathe of all T1 units, but this is usually offset by naval units having higher build times compared to their respective land counterparts.

Construction Ships are the only practical way to increase metal generation on sea-only maps, as the Commander's heavily reduced underwater speed effectively shuts down its expansion capabilities, and the Construction Seaplane is too far down the build tree to be attainable before needing enough metal to build a fleet; adding to this, the Adv. Construction Sub is unable to build a structure that generates metal, cementing the need for Construction Ships to keep building Underwater Metal Extractors and Floating Metal Makers as the demand for metal grows. Despite the curious inclusion of the Light Laser Tower in its build list, a Construction Ship will often struggle to get close enough to a shoreline to successfully initiate construction of one, raising questions as to why it's even there in the first place.

Commander's Handbook[]

CORE[]

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Construction Ship
Builds Level 1 & 2 fortifications and the Advanced Shipyard.

ARM[]

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Construction Ship
Builds Level 1 & 2 fortifications and the Advanced Shipyard.

Build List[]

CORE[]

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ARM[]

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Trivia[]

  • Prior to Total Annihilation: The Core Contingency and the introduction of the Adv. Construction Sub, the Construction Ship could be built in the Adv. Shipyard.
    • Due to an oversight, the A.I. is still able to build the Construction Ship in the Adv. Shipyard, in addition to the Adv. Construction Sub.
CORE
Units
Commander Commander
Kbots A.K.Adv. Construction KbotConstruction KbotCrasherDecoy CommanderDominatorFreakerGimpKrogothMortyParasitePyroResurrection KbotRoachSpectreStormSumoThe CanThudVoyeur
Vehicles Adv. Construction VehicleConstruction VehicleCopperheadCrockDeleterDiplomatGoliathHedgehogInformerInstigatorLevelerMobile ArtilleryRaiderReaperSlasherSpoilerWeasel
Aircraft Aircraft Adv. Construction AircraftAvengerConstruction AircraftFinkHurricaneRapierShadowTitanValkyrieVampVulture
Seaplanes Construction SeaplaneHunterTyphoonVoodoo
Ships Ships Construction ShipEnforcerEnvoyExecutionerHiveMissile FrigatePhantomSearcherShredderWarlord
Submarines Adv. Construction SubLeviathanSharkSnake
Hovercraft Construction HovercraftNixerScrubberSlingerSnapperTurtle
Structures
Resources Cloakable Fusion ReactorEnergy StorageFusion Power PlantGeothermal PowerplantMetal ExtractorMetal MakerMetal StorageMoho Metal MakerMoho MineSolar CollectorUnderwater Fusion PlantWind Generator
Factories Adv. Aircraft PlantAdv. Kbot LabAdv. ShipyardAdv. Vehicle PlantAircraft PlantHovercraft PlatformKbot LabKrogoth GantrySeaplane PlatformShipyardVehicle Plant
Towers Adv. Torpedo LauncherBuzzsawCobraDoomsday MachineGaat GunImmolatorIntimidatorLight Laser TowerNeutronPunisherPulverizerSilencerStingerThunderboltToasterTorpedo LauncherViper
Misc. Advanced Radar TowerAdvanced Sonar StationAir Repair PadDragon's TeethFloating Dragon's TeethFortification WallFortitude Missile DefenseRadar TowerSonar StationTargeting Facility
ARM
Units
Commander Commander
Kbots Adv. Construction KbotConstruction KbotDecoy CommanderEraserFARKFidoFleaHammerInfiltratorInvaderJethroMarkyMaverickPeeweePelicanRockoShooterWarriorZeusZipper
Vehicles Adv. Construction VehicleBulldogConstruction VehicleFlashJammerJeffyLugerMerlPantherPenetratorPhalanxPodgerSamsonScarabSeerSpiderStumpyTriton
Aircraft Aircraft Adv. Construction AircraftAtlasBrawlerConstruction AircraftEagleFreedom FighterHawkLancetPeeperPhoenixThunder
Seaplanes AlbatrossConstruction SeaplaneSeahawkTornado
Ships Ships ArcherColossusConquerorConstruction ShipCrusaderEscortHulkMilleniumRangerSkeeter
Submarines Adv. Construction SubFibberLurkerPiranha
Hovercraft AnacondaBearConstruction HovercraftSkimmerSwatterWombat
Structures
Resources Cloakable Fusion ReactorEnergy StorageFusion ReactorGeothermal PowerplantMetal ExtractorMetal MakerMetal StorageMoho Metal MakerMoho MineSolar CollectorUnderwater Fusion PlantWind Generator
Factories Adv. Aircraft PlantAdv. Kbot LabAdv. ShipyardAdv. Vehicle PlantAircraft PlantHovercraft PlatformKbot LabSeaplane PlatformShipyardVehicle Plant
Towers Adv. Torpedo LauncherAmbusherAnnihilatorBig BerthaDefenderDefender - NSFlakkerGuardianL.L.TRetaliatorSentinelStingrayStunnerTorpedo LauncherVulcan
Misc. Advanced Radar TowerAdvanced Sonar StationAir Repair PadDragon's TeethFloating Dragon's TeethFortification WallProtectorRadar TowerSonar StationTargeting Facility
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