The Interceptor Craft is a Craft automatically unlocked when the Hangar/Starport is built. The Interceptor Craft deals a small amount of damage but makes up for it with a fast reload time.
Like all Crafts, the Interceptor Craft flies towards the enemy ship when launched and will continue to circle the ship and fire until it's destroyed. The Interceptor Craft can be upgraded by researching Interceptor in the Laboratory.
Interceptor Spam [DPS][Early Game]
Advantages: It's unlocked early in the game, it has a low Research requirement, and it's rather cheap.
Disadvantages: It begins to underperform noticeablely by mid-game. The Craft's damage and health just isn't enough to withstand against later level advancements like high level Armor and a second AA.
Additional Notes: Generally, players abandon this loadout after level 7.
When To Use
The Interceptor Craft is almost exclusively seen in the early game. This is mainly due to the Defender Craft the player unlocks later in the game. The Defender is much better than the Interceptor, both in HP and DPS. However, until the player unlocks the Defender, the Interceptor should be used as the player's main damage dealing Craft.
The AI equip command for the Interceptor Craft can be quite complicated since it has no unique trait. Thus, some of the below AI commands may not work if other Crafts are currently built. Once the below AI equip command is in the Hangar/Starport, it will automatically equip the Interceptor Craft during combat.
None -> Set Cheapest Items (Will Not Work IfStinger Crafts Are Built)None -> Set Dearest Items (Will Not Work If Any Other Craft, Besides Stinger Are Built)None -> Set Highest System Damage (Will Not Work IfDefender Crafts Are Built)None -> Set Highest Crew Damage (Will Not Work IfDefender Crafts Are Built)