They want raw power? Then I shall give it to them.
—A Resheph activates its psychic decimator
The Resheph-class ballistic submarine, known in-game as Resheph Ballistic Sub, is a capital submarine used by Epsilon to bombard enemy installations from a distance with its psychic decimator.
If it is the unknown we fear, then the Resheph is the unknown. No one precisely knows what happens when a Resheph attacks, because no can fathom the technology behind its powerful weapon. While it has been confirmed that it is possible to dissipate the mysterious energy projectile that's fired by this submarine, the power a single Resheph harnesses is enough to flatten a base in seconds.
Though the Resheph is heavily based on the blueprints of the Russian Akula according to scavenged reports, the differences are vast according to the few times visual contact has occurred. Trading in armor for more speed in order to make its sudden strikes all the more terrifying.
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The Resheph is one of two units (the other being the Nautilus) that replaces the from vanilla . It fulfils the anti-building aspect (although the Russian Akula bears a closer resemblance in weaponry).
The Resheph's main difference from most of its counterparts (as well as its main advantage) is its submerged quality; the enemy may not even know that a Resheph is present in the battlefield until it is too late. Though it only fires a single projectile, it is enough to destroy War Factories, Ore Refineries and even technology expanders (like the Allied Tech Center) in a single hit. Its surprise factor is supported by its slightly faster speed and sight range than the Akula, which allows the Resheph to avoid detection and retreat easier than its Russian counterpart if the situation calls for it.
However, it shares the same weaknesses as its rivals; sufficient anti-air defences will prevent any of its projectiles from making contact with its intended targets (especially the fact that it only has a single projectile, unlike the rest). It is also defenseless against aerial/naval anti-armor units at close range, so escorts are required to ensure a Resheph is able to activate its psychic decimator (though it is discouraged to use Piranhas if a proselyte wants to maintain the surprise factor).
Proselyte, our advanced naval engagement vessel is now also ready. The Resheph is a powerful submarine with a psionic decimator onboard. Use PsiCorps' newly found advantage in amphibious combat against the Chinese.
—Epsilon intel during Operation: Dance of Blood
- The Resheph is introduced in Dance of Blood, where two of them arrive just in time to wipe out the Chinese bases after the shuttle has landed. More of them can be constructed after building a Naval Shipyard.
- Resheph is a Canaanite deity associated with plague that is later worshipped by the Egyptians as a god of horses and chariots.
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