The STD Vicious is a highly specialised warship designed to damage and destroy any other large capital ship. It is fast enough to outmaneuver its targets, four heavy beam cannons all firing in the same direction mean firepower enough to cut enemy ships to slices. However, there are some drawbacks. While the ship has enough power to satisfy both cannons and massive engines, it will quickly overheat if the capitain goes trigger-happy (and another side effect of this is that all heat-seeking missiles in radius of 5 kilometers will sooner or later retarget at Vicious). The destroyer has also moderate at best protection from fighters, as turrets can be destroyed causing large part of hull being unguarded. Still, the STD Vicious is considered a very high threat as an attacker to anything smaller than 400meters.