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Hover Vessel

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Hover Vessel (HV)
The stock "HV_Prefab_Tier2" Hover Vessel
Starter Block
Hover Vessel Starter
Unlock Lvl
Unlock Pts
Speed and Capability
40 m/s

A Hover Vessel (often abbreviated) as "HV" is the most basic transport vessel of Empyrion: Galactic Survival. It can hover up to 3 meters above the ground and can jump a short distance using boost (shift+space <default>). It is also amphibious. It cannot leave a planet on its own but can be docked with a Capital Vessel to move between planets. If you managed to flip it over, use SHIFT to flip it upright.

Building a Hover Vessel[edit | edit source]

Error message shown when an attempt is made to place HV starter in space
  • Start with a link=Hover Vessel Starter}} Hover Vessel Starter.
  • The starter can be placed anywhere except space (trying to place in space shows error message).
  • Following are the essential devices for a hover vessel to function:

There are many more functional devices, building blocks and decoration blocks that can be placed on a hover vessel, which can be found here. Parts which can be attached to a hover vessel are marked by a blue dot in the top section of the part's tile in the constructor menu.

To learn more about building a functional HV, click here

Uses[edit | edit source]

  • Components for hover vessel can be unlocked at low levels, so they can be built early.
  • HVs consume very little fuel which makes them ideal for early game exploration when fuel is scarce.
  • Though the HV does not have many Vessel Mounted Weapons, it has a good selection of automatic turrets which help defend it and its occupant while mining or during base raids. It has an advantage over Small Vessels for this reason.