Almost every unit in SDGO has some affiliation, a group that mainly uses it or built it. These factions play a role in pvp games, specifically Tag and Grid matches. This these types of pvp match the player uses ships, each ship has it's own faction and a number of abilities. Some of these abilities can only be used when the ship and the suits on it are of the same faction.
The Drake class battleship has two default abilities:
- Cannon fire
It can be given a third skill (for the example it's Enhanced Communication which provides enemy locations on the radar). Enhanced Communication will only work when all the units assigned to that ship are of the same Faction, since the Drake is from O.M.N.I. the other units also need to be from O.M.N.I. So a number of units can be used, regardless if the faction needed is 1st or 2nd, all as long the total RPS score does not exceed 10:
|Aegis Gundam||Launcher Strike Gundam||Gunbarrel Dagger|
Another example with the Salamis class (E.F.S.F. faction):
|G-3 Gundam||Blue Destiny Unit-3||GM Sniper II|
A number of combinations are possible as long as you remember a few things:
- The skill you choose might not have 3 units of the same faction as a condition.
- The total RPS score must not exceed 10.
- The faction must be the same as the ship.