The ATVX missile pod is a missile launcher developed by ATVX for the Minotaur-class battlecruiser. They were designed to supplement the weakness of battlecruiser laser batteries to massed groups of small fighters. These missiles would hit a large area, damaging or destroying lightly armored and massed threats.
Grants the battlecruiser the Missile Pods ability. Missile Pods deals 40 splash damage (+50 damage to light units) to air units over an area of effect.
Laser batteries are fearsome weapons across wide stretches of space, but they leave a battlecruiser vulnerable to small interceptors. The ATVX Missile Pod can show up this weakness by instantly bombarding an area with a massive barrage of anti-air missiles.