Viper-ship-icon Viper Eco Tyco logos
Unit Type Ship
Construction Cost Credits-icon 3,000 · Building modules 20 · Iron 20 · Weapons 15
Maintenance Cost Balance-icon -60  · Ship-icon 7
HP 500
Cargo Holds 2 x 40 tons
Item Slots 1
Attack Power –/14/42 (–/4/11 DPS)

Special Ability Attack Drone
Build Time 1:20
Unlock 1 (Tycoon / Eco) Engineer

The Viper is a well armed Warship which can be built by any faction at their respective Shipyard. It is enormously effective against submarines and has two 40t cargo slots. It is the fastest ship available to the Tycoon Faction, only being outrun by the Hovercraft and Raider.

To build the Viper Warship, players require :

  • Eco Engineers (Level 3 Eco Residents) or
  • Tycoon Engineers (Level 3 Tycoon Residents) or
  • Tech Lab Assistants (Level 1 Tech Residents)

The Viper has a special bonus: the AX-C 5 Battle Drone. Once you activate that drone, it automatically attacks any enemies in the area every 5 seconds with -/25/- attack power for 10:00 minutes. After activation, it has a cooldown period of 12:00 minutes. 


Most upgrades are research projects at the Academy.

Type Quality Icon Name Effect Description Costs

Ark-icon Gold star small Viper itemSpeed Viper Drive expansion Speed-icon: +15% Increased battle speed.

Ark-icon Gold star small Viper itemDamage points Viper Armament enhancement Attack-power-icon: +10% Improved surface and underwater combat values.

Ark-icon Gold star smallGold star small Viper itemMultiple effects Viper Maneuvering revision Speed-icon: +15% Attack-power-icon: +15% Specialization profile Convoy escort

Ark-icon Gold star smallGold star smallGold star small Viper itemMultiple effects Viper Combat operations upgrade Speed-icon: +20% Attack-power-icon: +20% Specialization profile Submarine hunter



  • The Vipers reappear in Anno 2205, under the command of the Lunar independence movement "Orbital Watch".