Initial Rank: B
Requirements: Complete Easy 30.
Main Gun: .
Level 60: 221
Level 100: 420
Level 140: 529
Overdrive: A Thousand Suns – Fires four broad laser beams, rotating around the aircraft, for 8 seconds with main guns passive.
Invincible during overdrive.
Level 60: 794
Level 100: 1 221
Level 140: 1 648
Level 60: 1 118
Level 100: 2 264
Level 140: 2 888
Emergency Repair Module: Once a mission, neutralizes lethal damage and restores armor to 33 %.
Coat of Arms: Rage + 13 %.
Rain of Fire (Rank S): After receiving 400 damage, increases main guns for three seconds.
Emergency Repair Module (Rank SS): Once a mission, neutralizes lethal damage and restores armor to 50 %.
Coat of Arms (Rank SS): Rage + 18 %.
In many people’s opinion Phoenix is a rather unlikable plane, with one distinct super nice ability: It survives one lethal attack. This is especially good in some of the Patrol missions, where it is next to impossible (to most of us commoners) not to die at least once. To even further your chances in Patrol, you should pair Phoenix with brobots that have a similar attribute, like Kraken or Scarab.
It seems like Phoenix also has a lot of fans (though we do not understand why): Playing coop on higher levels, you will meet a Phoenix surprisingly often. Possibly these pilots have realized qualities with Phoenix, which we haven’t understood. It might also be possible that some people think that the overdrive is more powerful, than it actually is. It sure looks like it is very powerful, with the four beams, and it clears away lighter foes with ease. But against a boss, it hardly nibbles.
Also to note, is that the overdrive makes it difficult to see what is happening on the screen. It is a challenge in itself to play coop with a Phoenix sporting Musketeer…
Advice: Should definitely be bought, but save the credits to update other planes.