Apex

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Apex
playable race
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Cultural Style Ultramodern
Appearance Apelike

The Apex are a playable race in Starbound.

Official introduction

For millenia the Apex were close to human in appearance until breakthrough research into accelerated evolution lead to the creation of the “Vestigi-Evo Process”. The VEP allowed the Apex to trade physical devolution for intellectual evolution.

The Apex operate under a collectivist regime controlled by the Miniknog (The Ministry of Scientific Progression). Each Apex dedicates his life to the survival and progression of the Apex as a whole. The nature of this regime allowed the VEP to be administered species wide in less than 10 years.

The most honored members of Apex society are those chosen by the MiniKnog to donate their bodies to furthering the VEP. Those chosen for the experimentation process are rarely seen again, but their names are said to be inscribed on the wall of the chosen which sits deep within the Ministry.

For a time the MiniKnog received criticism from several prominent Apex for what appeared to be a bias towards selecting only the poorest in society to be members of the chosen. This criticism was silenced however when the critics themselves were selected.

There are whispers of a rebel group ready to denounce the MiniKnog and lead the Apex into revolution. But in Apex society discussion of dissension is punishable by death.

Glory to the chosen!


Armor

Starter Clothing

Apex Racial Armor

Set NamePower Icon.pngArmor Icon.pngEnergy Icon.pngHealth Icon.pngHelmChestLegsTier
Defector's Set50251010Defector's MaskDefector's ChestguardDefector's PantsTier01
Rebel's Set100452020Rebel's HoodRebel's ChestguardRebel's PantsTier02
Insurgent's Set150603030Insurgent's MaskInsurgent's JacketInsurgent's PantsTier03
Revolutionary's Set200704040Revolutionary's BandanaRevolutionary's JacketRevolutionary's PantsTier04
Assassin's Set2507550100Assassin's MaskAssassin's ChestguardAssassin's PantsTier05
Spy's Set300755050Spy's HoodSpy's JacketSpy's PantsTier05
Rogue's Set2507512550Rogue's HoodRogue's ChestguardRogue's PantsTier05
Frontliner's Set3008060120Frontliner's HelmFrontliner's BreastplateFrontliner's GreavesTier06
Infiltrator's Set3008015060Infiltrator's HelmInfiltrator's BreastplateInfiltrator's GreavesTier06
Usurper's Set360806060Usurper's HoodUsurper's CoatUsurper's PantsTier06


Weapons

The Apex start with 2 weapons, which are a one-handed sword and a 2-handed sword. As of the Glad Giraffe update, the 2-handed sword has the special ability 'Spin Slash'

Apex Ship

Apex Ship
An Apex Ship Pet
The Apex ship is ultramodern, with a smooth streamlined shape and elegant electric lights. It upgrades into an eventual diamond shape, with a large number of external guns.

The ship pet unique to Apex Ships is a weasel.



Trivia

  • The Apex's backstory and tilesets contain many references to the book 1984, a dystopian future novel.
  • Many Apex armor sets have rebellious names.


Races
Apex Icon.png ApexAvian Icon.png AvianFloran Icon.png FloranGlitch Icon.png GlitchHuman Icon.png HumanHylotl Icon.png HylotlNovakid Icon.png Novakid
Alpaca Icon.png AlpacaAgaran Icon.png AgaranAncient Icon.png AncientFeneroxIcon.png FeneroxFrog Icon.png FroggPenguin Icon.png Penguin