Uber Turret's icon

"Place on a planet to provide the ultimate defense for its colonies."

A close-up of an Uber Turret, including shields.

The Uber Turret destroying an enemy UFO.

The Uber Turret is a colonization tool that, after being placed on a colonized world, self constructs and patrols the planet, attacking any enemy UFOs that assault your planet.

Due to its massive health, few enemies will be able to destroy it. It is recommended to place it on a planet with frequent attacks or near enemy territory.

If the player has enough money, they can place Uber Turrets on all of their planets to virtually ignore any attack message and worry about other things. It is important to note that although the Uber Turret is powerful, it is not perfect. Large invasions may be able to destroy some buildings if the Uber Turret does not manage to destroy the attackers in time. However, the speed and power of the turret means damage is usually very small and rare.

As a testament to the Uber Turret's effectiveness, Grox attacks on planets, fitted with regular turrets and the uber turret, may fail even though they usually have 4 or 5 2,000 health spaceships and some smaller escort ships. However, unless your planets are T3 or T2 with 3 colonies all with full turret slots, quite a few buildings would be destroyed, so unless you have a lot of money to rebuild with (or you don't really care about your people, or you are in a mission etc.) it is best to go back and help defend, as T0 and T1 planets rarely survive.

Uber Turrets are able to destroy any pirate raids in a manner of seconds due to pirate's ships being very low on health.

It should be noted that, if the pirates are raiding your colonies with Uber Turret on the planet, and you don't return to the said colony for defense in time, you will still be blamed for not helping, despite the Uber Turret has already dispatched those pirates by itself. In the case of the pirates stealing spice, however, you will not be blamed, which is identified by a message saying those pirates are no longer stealing your spice.


HP: 50,000 (As of latest patch)

Damage/Shot: 125

Shots/Second: 2 (Destroys a Grox Spaceship in 8 seconds)

Damage/Minute: 15000 (Destroys an entire Grox fleet in 30 seconds)


This tool uses purchased ammunition.

This requires the Warmonger 3 or the Colonist 4 badge.


This tool can be purchased in the following locations:

Your Empire : §750,000
Knight Empire : §375,000
Scientist Empire : §450,000
Shaman Empire : §450,000
Trader Empire : §450,000
Warrior Empire : §375,000
Zealot Empire : §450,000

Other Notes:

  • Can only place one turret per planet.
  • Can only place on a planet owned by your empire.
  • Flies faster than normal spaceships. (Almost the same speed as the player, and can be hard to chase down)
  • If you use the AOE repair next to one of your Uber Turrets, it will make a strange but cute "ahhyea" sound.
  • If the colony on that planet is destroyed the uber turret will just fly aimlessly around.
  • In easy difficulty, the Uber Turret has infinite health.


  • Colonies with an Uber Turret will never revolt against your empire.
  • There is no current way of removing the Uber turret, even if the colony is destroyed.
  • When it is scanned with the Scanner tool, it will display "A new spaceship, , was analyzed and added to your sporepedia.". The reason it displays a blank space at where the starship name would normally be most likely is because the Uber Turret is not actually a spaceship, yet it is treated like one.
  • In its appearance, the Uber Turret resembles the Galactic Empire's TIE/ln space superiority starfighter from the Star Wars universe.
  • There is chance that Uber Turret will looks like player's current ship. It's bug that can be solved by leaving and re-entering planet.

Uber Turret (lower ship) apearing same like player's ship (upper one)

  • Along with the other Colony "Booster" tools, if the player places another one before the first one is fully formed, the player can have multiple Uber Turrets per planet. With a technique called jitter clicking, the player can place many Uber Turrets, providing truly ultimate defense for the colonies of its planet.
    • If many are placed near each other, they might bump into each other and form a short "cluster" of Uber Turrets for a short period of time until they spread apart and fly as normal.
    • Through the usage of modifications, the player can place Uber Turrets on a planet inhabited by another empire. It is currently unknown what they will do if another empire attacks said planet, but they will destroy Pirates very effectively.