For player use it's advised to either use a built-in Targeting Unit along with Heavy Laser Beam M2, or using close range lasers/lightning/beam weapons. For the latter, having a Stasis field, or Plasma Web (on satellites) along with Stealth Field may be needed. It's worth noting this is one of the six non-Capital Ship able to mount a Large Anti-Matter Reactor.
The Beholder has an uncanny resemblance to the Beholder from D&D. They both have lots of tentacles, a center "eye" and a muddy red hue. They even share the same name!
The Beholder is a heavy-armored stealth living ship. Ships of high DPS design is advised to battle against it so as to shorten the battle to minimize its advantage of HP regeneration.
- Non-veterans are equipped with three Laser Cannons and a Stealth Field. These are slow but well-armored foes that fight at short range.
- Veterans do not exist.
- Double Veterans are equipped with a Heavy Laser MK2, Stealth Field and Afterburner. They also have much more armor and fuel to last longer and deal more damage at medium range, with Afterburner to help them quickly close gap for attack.
- It's worth noting that after 0.13.1, using Afterburner will break stealth. Since they almost always use Afterburner, their Stealth Field is effectively useless.