The Wasp-class corvette is a vessel used primarily to fire large missiles at enemy ships, while having enough thrust to evade enemy fire. It is primarily found in massive swarms of thousands to hundreds of thousands of ships, usually clustered around one to five much larger ships. The larger ship provides artillery support from long range and maneuvers slowly, while the Wasp-class corvettes shell attacking vessels in coordinated strikes to destroy enemies, and maneuver quickly to avoid getting hit themselves.
While the ship is almost invulnerable to plasma weapons, and has a strong defense against kinetics, it is weak against lasers and electron beans. The ship has plasma weapons and thermonuclear missiles comprising its armament, leading to them notably only being able to harm each other by imparting massive amounts of momentum through thermonuclear bombardment until the crew of the other ship is killed from the massive accelerations. Worse still for combat between two ships of this type, Wasp-class corvettes can easily evade the massive missiles found on other Wasp-class corvettes - they are designed for fighting larger ships, and for fighting in swarms.