The Trident Destroyer is designed to bombard enemies at long range. Like all destroyers, it has a narrow field of fire.
  — In-Game Description 


The Trident Destroyer is a Tier 3 hull with advanced Miner Rebellion technology.

As a destroyer, this ship has modest firepower but very long range, taking out opponents from afar.

Strategy and Setup


Trident destroyers compared with its predecessor, the Broadsword destroyer, has more mass and armour. It can be configured with more firepower and durability easily.

Common weapons equipped are Aurora rays, Impulse beams, Archer beams, Thermal beams, Polaron rays, ECHO rays with focused optic V.

It is not recommended to equip weapons that have blind spots, as ships can very easily enter those regions and attack, rendering the Trident destroyer helpless.

Siege drivers, Impulse beams and Arc missiles can be very effective at destroying bases, out ranging the medium and close range turrets. Remember to use decoys to draw away fire.

Trident destroyers can be upgraded to MK IV where it receives an extra weapon slot.

Trident destroyers range bonus allows it to engage enemy ships from a long distance. It can usually land the first shots in battle, excluding squadrons.

Trident destroyers are very effective at destroyers when upgraded to MK IV.


Like all destroyers, they are rather fragile, easy to flank with agile ships and lack raw amounts of firepower.

As destroyers, Tridents are unable to retreat from or pursue most ships.

Trident destroyers are particularly oriented for PvP combat, both fleet combat and basing. It can also attack mid level VEGA fleets but not efficiently since it lacks firepower to eliminate VEGA cruisers and battleships quickly enough to avoid sustaining damage. It lacks the mobility to avoid fire like cruisers and battleships.


Level II
Weapon Slots WeaponSlot 2 2 3 3
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot 1 1 1 1
Hull XP 1,142 XP 1,142 XP 1,142 XP 1,142 XP
Max. Mass 4,725 t 4,950 t 5,175 t 5,400 t
Cargo 145,000 t 174,000 t 203,000 t 232,000 t
Cruiser Damage +100% +130% +160% +200%
Weapon Mass -5% -10% -15% -20%
Shield Bypass +10% +15% +20% +25%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch
Prerequisites Broadsword Destroyer Mk II,
Trident Destroyer
Broadsword Destroyer Mk III,
Trident Destroyer Mk II
Trident Destroyer Mk III Unavailable
Workshop Required V N/A VI N/A
Time Time 15h 57m 41s 1d 7h 55m 23s 1d 23h 53m 04s N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre 6,441,563 12,883,125 19,324,688 N/A
CRAFT Crafting
Time Time 9h 42m 21s 19h 24m 43s 1d 5h 07m 04s N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre 2,246,138 4,492,275 6,738,413 N/A
Patterns Patterns 1 1 1 N/A
Cores Cores 3 3 3 N/A
Parts Parts 10 30 90 N/A
Armaments Armaments 256 320 400 N/A

Note: Mk V Trident Destroyers are exclusive to NPC Targets.


  • The Trident Destroyer was the first destroyer to have a shield slot.
  • There used to be an Enhanced version of the Trident Destroyer available for purchase in the Black Market, but it has since been deprecated.