Orion (Deadlock)

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Orion (Deadlock)
Orion (Deadlock)
Race: Colonial
Type: Stealth Frigate
FTL: Yes
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Role: Command Ship, Force Projection Vessel, Strike Carrier
Weapons: 6 Light Turrets
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Aircraft: Viper Mark I, Viper Mark II, Raptor, Sweeper, Assault Raptor, Shuttle, Taipan
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Emblem: [[Image:{{{patch}}}|175px|Ship's patch]]
Other Images: Gallery
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Game Information
Cost: 3
Construction Time: 3
Hull Size: 2
Hull: 80
FTL Cooldown: 2 turns
Speed: 175 m/s
Turn Rate: 78°/turn
Armor Sum
Armor Total: 230
Armor Left: 30 (Engineering)
Armor Right: 30 (Engineering)
Armor Front: 50 (Fire Control)
Armor Rear: 40 (Navigation)
Armor Top: 40 (Armoury)
Armor Bottom: 40 (Tech Bay)
DRADIS Range: 5500 m
Processing Power:
Munition Slots: 1 Slot
Munition Cooldown Period: 4 turns
Squadron Slots: 1
Squadron Size: {{{squadron size}}}
Special Abilities: Stealth Systems
Additional Information

The Orion is a light frigate fitted with an experimental suite of ECM jamming and stealth technologies. It is a fast all-rounder, with light armaments and viper launch tubes.

While the ECM stealth system is active, hostile fire control and long-range sensors are unable to lock on to the Orion, even once the ship has breached DRADIS range and been identified.

The Orion has found a second life as a forward scout late in the Cylon war. It was previously derided as a "pocket battlestar," due to multiple failed operations it had been ill-equipped to undertake.


The Orion class support ship was introduced to the game Battlestar Galactica Deadlock through the second DLC (Downloadable content) for season two titled "Ghost Fleet Offensive" This expansion adds three ships to the game some which are featured in the 2004 "reimagined" and "Blood and Chrome" television series.

Game Abilities & Statistics[edit]


FTL Cooldown: 4 turns.

  • Speed: 175 m/s (245 m/s Boost Thruster, 143.5 m/s +/- 4 Posture)
  • Turn rate: 78 degrees per turn. (54.6 Boost Thruster, 62.4 +/-4 Posture)
  • Pitch/Yaw rate: 100% (70% Boost Thruster, 80% +/- 4 Posture)
  • Ship hull size: 2


  • Hull: 80
    • Left: 30 (Engineering)
    • Right: 30 (Engineering)
    • Front: 50 (Fire Control)
    • Rear: 40 (Navigation)
    • Top: 40 (Armoury)
    • Bottom: 40 (Tech Bay)
  • 18% Damage reduction (14% +4 Posture, 22% -4 Posture)
  • 100% Subsystem Repair (88% +4 Posture, 112% -4 Posture)

Fire Control Systems[edit]

1x Munition slot, 4 turn cooldown. Munition salvo size: 150% (176% +4 Posture, 124% -4 Posture) 6x Light Turret mounted on top.

  • Range: 5000 (4200-5800)
  • Rate of fire: High
  • Accuracy: Medium (Low - High)
  • Damage: 0.5


  • DRADIS range: 5500m (4510m - 6490m)
  • Firewall regen: 6.0/s (4.9/s +4 Posture, 7.1/s -4 Posture)
  • Battery drain rate: 1.68/s (2.28/s +4 Posture, 1.25/s -4 Posture)
  • Battery recharge rate: 2.0/s (1.7/s +4 Posture, 2.3/s -4 Posture)
  • Marine Armour: 40 (32 - 48)
  • Marine Strength: 100 (82 +4 Posture, 118 -4 Posture)


1x Squadron slot

  • +18 Evade
  • 3 Second launch delay
  • 100% Squadron repair (80% +4 Posture, 120% -4 Posture)


  • Level 1 - +10% Max Distance
  • Level 2 - +20% Max Distance, +15% Yaw Control
  • Level 3 - +30% Max Distance, +35% Yaw Control

Special abilities[edit]

Stealth - The Orion enters battle with it's stealth mode online. Whilst the ability is online, the Orion cannot be seen on the map until it enters the DRADIS range of a hostile ship. So long as the Orion stays out of the range of enemy DRADIS and the stealth remains online, the enemy should be unaware of it's existence (Barring application of common sense vs a human player). The Orion cannot fire it's weapons, launch munitions, or launch squadrons whilst the stealth is online. When the Orion has been identified by hostile DRADIS, the stealth mode still provides benefits. No ship mounted weapons can focus fire on the Orion and no guided munitions can target the Orion, leaving only unguided munitions such as torpedoes and squadrons that can intentionally target the Orion. Any ship mounted weapon that auto-fires at the Orion will do so at an accuracy penalty, similar to firing upon an unidentified target. Disabling the Orion's stealth allows the ship to immediately launch munitions the same turn that the stealth is going down, note however that the stealth is placed on cooldown for a turn before it can be activated again, potentially leaving the Orion vulnerable for a short time. Finally, activating the Orion's stealth will temporarily break the lock of any incoming guided munitions. When the stealth goes down, the missiles will re-acquire their lock and turn back on the Orion.

High yield salvoes - The Orion has an extremely high munition salvo size, being 150% default and 176% at +4 posture. Offensive munitions such as Guided Missiles, Armour Piercers, and Torpedoes will see an unusually high impact when deployed from the Orion. Utility munitions such as PCM's and Mines will not be able to take advantage of this due to only firing 1 munition per salvo, and should be kept in mind when loading out the Orion.

Tactical notes - Many ship mounted weapons default to targeting the closest target which allows a fighter screen to sit between the Orion and a hostile target, preventing the Orion from taking fire. When dealing with Orions, manually setting turrets on ships to prefer Capital targets can get around this, though they will still be firing at a large accuracy penalty due to the stealth and lack of focus fire. Also, docked Raptor squadrons such as Raptors for Firewall protection, or Defender Technical Support Raptors for subsystem boosts are visible even whilst the stealth is online. Docking them whilst the Orion is not in hostile DRADIS range will effectively telegraph the Orion's position to the enemy.

Battery note - The Battery capacity is 100, which drains at a constant rate per the "Battery drain rate" stat whilst stealth is online, and recharges at a constant rate per the "Battery recharge rate" whilst stealth is offline. The battery does not recharge whilst online.

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