Virai Mining Teams

Virai Mining Support and Deep Mining Teams

Virai Mining Support Team with fractal DBC frag borer
Virai Mining Support Team with fractal DBC/frag borer

Combat Level: Support, Strategic

Where: The Dronescourge Returns

Virai either build their own mining equipment for their work – and combat – or those of other nations they find and scavenge. As they tend to destroy Antarean nanospore, the tools and weapons they scavenge and repurpose are those that require little in the way of power output or advanced technology, such as mag weaponry, or which match the weaponry they already know, such as fractal mining and demolitions weaponry.

Their most popular piece of equipment is the Fractal DBC, a retuned version of the common Frag Borer or a battlefield-scavenged fractal cannon.  In exchange for a much shorter range, the fractal resonance in the target builds up much faster. This makes it a perfect tool for mining operations and also a discouraging weapon on the battlefield when used against enemy vehicles! Boromites tend to call it a ‘Demolisher’ due to its short range demolitions effectiveness. An advantage is that the focussing crystals can be returned in the workshop (not on the battlefield!) back to frag borer settings, should that be necessary.

In practice, Virai do not retune scavenged fractal cannon, preferring them in the DBC mode. They have been known to retune frag borers back to the normal frag borer mode, however, when their algorithms indicate that range and safety is the better course.

Other weapons used in the deep mines or as strategic weapons are the Fractal Disintegrator, sometimes known as a Fractal Bombard, and the Heavy Frag Borer.  In addition, ecurity-focused Secondary Architectors are known to repair and reuse scavenged mag heavy support and heavy mag cannons.

If they can, Virai swarms tend to optimise production schedules and produce specialised crew constructors for use in managing their support weapons.  These are identical to normal constructor drones, but have only a single set of appendages geared up to handling the weapons and heavy mining tools.  Occasionally, normal constructors can be seen managing these weapons but this only indicates that the production Secondary Instance hasn’t yet optimised production!

Virai Support Weapons

Weapon – Range –
Effective Long Extreme Strike Value Special
Fractal DBC (Mining Support Team) 10 20 40 3 (+3, max 10) Breaching, Fractal Lock, Support
Frag Borer (Mining Support Team) 20 30 60 3 (+1, max 10) Breaching, Fractal Lock, Support
Fractal Disintegrator/Bombard (Deep Mining Team) 50 100 200 3 (+2, max 10) Breaching, Fractal Lock, Large, Slow, Strategic
Heavy Frag Borer (Deep Mining Team) 20 30 60 6 (+1, max 10) Breaching, Fractal Lock, Large, Slow, Strategic
Scavenged Heavy Mag Cannon (Deep Mining Team) 50 100 250 6 Massive Damage, Large, Slow, Strategic
Scavenged Mag Heavy Support (Deep Mining Team) 30 50 100 3 RF5, Large, Slow, Strategic

In store

Weapon blisters with the appropriate weapon – often scavenged by the Virai – and their crew constructors are currently available in the following packs. The most common Virai weapon, the Fractal DBC, is available on its own or as part of a Mining Supervisor’s team.

Virai Mining Supervisor Team with Fractal DBC
Virai Mining Supervisor Team with Fractal DBC

503016502 Virai Mining Support Team with fractal DBC/frag borer
Virai Mining Support Team with fractal DBC/frag borer

Virai Deep Mining Team mag heavy support
Deep Mining Team with Scavenged Mag Heavy Support

Virai Deep Mining Team fractal disintegrator
Deep Mining Team with Fractal Disintegrator

Virai Dronescourge Deep Mining Team with Heavy Mag Cannon
Deep Mining Team with Scavenged Heavy Mag Cannon

Virai Dronescourge Deep Mining Team with Heavy Frag Borer
Deep Mining Team with Heavy Frag Borer