Vaygr Destroyer

Homeworld 2


Class: Capital
Role: Anti-Frigate
Speed: 115
Attack: 1,100
Hit Points: 85,000
2 x Flechette Cannon Turret (twin)
1 x Fusion Missile Launcher (fixed, 4 tubes)

The Vaygr Destroyer is perhaps the most effective Frigate killer ever designed. A battery of four heavy fusion missile launchers and two massive cannons, when concentrated on one ship, inflicts massive damage in short order. Its off-axis hull gives the ship a distinctive profile.

"The story involves the Hiigarans and details their struggle against a raging warrior race, the Vaygr. ... Certainly, the new enemy is completely new, distinctive and menacing." - Dan Irish, Executive Producer

"The two sides are different in terms of technology so you won't even be able to research the other's type of tech. They share basic stuff like resourcing, but that's it. Hiigarans are more well rounded with their fleets where the Vaygr are much more specialized in their uses." - Joshua Mosquiera, Lead Designer

"From the Inner Rim, the Hiigarans have to stand up to this bitter enemy that wields the power of the ancients." - Action Trip

"Consequently, the Vaygr destroyer is one of the most distinctive units, with its offset hull used for plasma beam generators." - Dan Irish, Executive Producer

A large Vaygr ship seen in the recent IGN shots. It has two large twin-turrets topside and underside, and four vertical missile (or torpedo) launchers on the oversized starboard prong.

I'm not sure what to make of the quote about "plasma beam generators." Dan must have been misquoted or mistaken

Several people have written in to opine that the dark port in the front of the center hull between the two hull prongs (seen here) might be a weapon port. This is possible, but a) it seems to be just a texture, rather than actual geometry, and b) the combat footage we have of the destroyer thus far consistently shows that when attacking it turns 90 degrees and presents its broadside to the enemy, bringing both turrets and all four torpedo tubes to bear. A forward-firing weapon port would be unable to fire in such a configuration.