Base defense is the top most priority in Battle Pirates, without defenses plundering and storing loot becomes pointless as other players will just walk in and take it away from you. Below goes over the basics of Base Defense, to view Base Defense Designs refer to this page http://battlepiratesuguide.blogspot.com/p/base-designs.html
Defense structures are the following:
- Defense platforms
Increasing the level of a platform or a wall increases it's armor, i.e. the health pool (consequentially taking more and more time for the repairs). There is no requirement of a defense platform level in order to set a specific weapon on it. So, for example, there may be situations with a level 1 defense platform, hosting a IV level Victory Mortar on it.
Each tower can have one weapon, equipped on it. The base weapons are researched in the Weapon Lab (by a matter of fact, there is a special tab for them).
Walls are either Wall Corners, or normal walls. The main objective of them is to prevent damage from ballistic weapons (Ripper and ...). Wall construction and upgrade does not require a builder, i.e. one can build a defense platform (or any other building) and simultaneously build and/or upgrade walls. A wall takes 3 seconds to build, several walls can be built the same time, just like the terrain. Walls are zynthium heavy, so be sure to have it stockpiled before starting some wall building/wall upgrading campaigns.
The best ways of building the aforesaid defense structures is to combine both of them in such a way, that will cause the attacking fleet to waste more time overwhelming them. A common policy here is to cover the defense platforms with walls (one terrain tile can host a tower in the middle and one wall layer circling the tower). A double wall can also be useful, though it will require more planning and placement actions, because one terrain tile won't be enough for it.
|4||6,750||11,429||33,829||30,171||185,784||Depleted Uranium IV|
The defensive weapons for a base are mounted on defense platforms. The higher the level of the platform, the higher the armor and the longer it will survive an attack. You can only build Defense Platforms level I. If you want higher level Defense Platforms, you will need to do it by upgrading a lower level one.
These are the weapons you can place on your defense platforms to defend your base against attacks by other players.
Mid-range, large caliber, anti ship ballistic cannon. Howitzer's are ballistic base anti-ship weapons that fire at a fast rate. Their are four levels of howitzer's, each level has higher damage, range and firing speed than the previous. Layered Armor protects attacking fleets against howitzers. These are hard hitting but short range weapons and when not protected by other longer range weapons can easily be destroyed by attackers from a safe distance. Peacemaker mortars, siege mortars (draconian tech), assault mortars (draconian tech) and shock wave mortars (draconian tech) can avoid this weapon when attacking bases.
|Howitzer Cannon||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
|D * A / RT||18.9||49.1||142.8||394.2|
|Research Time||-||1h 31m||13h 46m||5d 3h 55m|
|Requirements||Weapon Lab 2||Weapon Lab 4|
|Weapon Lab 6|
|Build Time||20s||9m 0s||1h 14m||12h 23m|
Long-range, heat seeking missiles. Most bases still have Sentinel missiles as base weapons. this can be 'cured' with the reactive armor special
|Sentinel Missile||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
|D * A / RT||19.2||41.2||85.2||171|
|Research Requirements||Weapons Lab 2
Rapier Missiles I
|Weapons Lab 4||Weapons Lab 6||Weapons Lab 8|
|Research Time||20m||3h 07m||1d 4h 7h||10d 13h 7m|
|Build Time||40s||18m||2h 48m||1d 1h 18m|
Anti-missile defense cannon used to shoot down missile barrages fired by enemy ships. The Flak Gun shoots yellow defensive lasers at enemy missiles. It targets Rapiers, Cutlasses, Hydra Rockets, and Maelstroms.
|Flak Gun||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
|Research Time||15m||19h 14m||7d 5h 8m|
|Research Requirements||Weapon Lab 3
Rapier Missiles I
Diplomat Mortar I
|Weapon Lab 6||Weapon Lab 8||Weapon Lab 10|
|Build Time||36s||12m||2h 8m|
Anti-mortar defense cannon used to shoot down mortar shells from enemy ships. Firing bombard rockets that target enemy mortar (explosive) projectiles ejected from the launcher based on a defense platform. Each higher level of defense weapon fires more salvo's with greater accuracy. It aims for peacemaker and diplomat shells.
|Bombard Rockets||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
|Research Time||2h 22m||19h 14 m||7d 5h 08m|
|Research Requirements||Weapon Lab||Weapon Lab||Weapon Lab 8||Weapon Lab 10
Bombard Rockets III
Powerful long-ranged mortar. Excellent for destroying large armadas. Victory mortars are explosive mortar shells good for near the heart of your base, where it has more cover-able range on water. The largest draw back is the mortar's inability to hit moving targets.
|Victory Mortar||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
|D / RT||25||60||150||300|
|Research Requirements||Rapier Missiles I
Diplomat Mortar I
Peacemaker Mortar I
|Weapon Lab 5 Vic Mortar I||Weapon Lab 7 Vic Mortar II||Weapons Lab 9 Vic Mortar III|
|Build Time||36s||16m||2h 31m||22h 46m|
D * A / RT = Damage per second