To accomplish this goal, the ship needs to be manuverable and well equipped both offensively and defensively. Given the game's many components, the balance may take many forms. The ship displayed here is one possible (and fairly optimal) solution.
The key components are chrono modules and bubble sheilds. When chronomodules are daisy-chained, their acceleration effects are multiplied. The effect is that when eight are chained together as shown, shields attached to them recharge nearly instantaneously. This makes bringing down a sheild and damaging the ship very dificult.
Weapons are also accelerated by the chrono modules. However, the sheilds in this case are strong enough that regular lasers cannot focus enough energy on the surface of the sheild even given the continious stream of fire. . Prismatic lasers, however, fire three beams of the same intensity as the regular lasers. with a full bank of prismatic lasers, the sheilds on this ship can be penetrated.
Chrono modules also accelerate translocators, which move mass from location to location without applying thrust. In this case, the effect like a warp drive; the ship will skip across a whole screen's worth of space every second. At this point, the game AI doesn't seem to have awareness of the trails of the weapons it fires. As a result, AI copies of this ship will immediately navigate into their own fire and destroy themselves (which is a bit boring)
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