Sovereign Battlecruisers are exclusive to Matt Horner in Co-op Missions. They are tougher than regular battlecruisers, and can be called down from the Dominion starport anywhere there's vision. With their ATX laser batteries equipped, they can fire while moving. They can be upgraded to change its weapons to a burst weapon, dealing heavy damage to larger targets like buildings, hybrids and other high value key targets with a reasonable rate of fire for a large weapon. Sovereign battlecruisers can switch between the two modes to cater to different enemy types, making them more versatile than standard battlecruisers. Sovereign battlecruisers can also tactical jump from the start, unlike the other Horner ships which require research to do so.
The unit is available from level 1. While players at level 1 do not get the research benefits of the fusion core (such as the Mini-Yamato reactor research nor the ability to upgrade their Galleons), it is still worth building one to unlock this unit as other gas-heavy units are limited. The battlecruiser can be a useful gas dump that requires minimal repair micro, until Endurance Training is provided at level 11.
Abilities and Upgrades
Sovereign Battlecruiser weapons systems are upgraded to a powerful particle cannon that deals 200 damage per attack.