The Victory II-class Star Destroyer, abbreviated VSD II, is a heavy frigate available to Imperial Remnant and the Pentastar Alignment in Eras 1–5. It carries an armament of 40/4 Turbolasers, 20/4 Dual Heavy Turbolasers, and 20/2 Ion Cannons.
The Victory II-class Star Destroyer was produced toward the end of The Clone Wars and on a much smaller scale than its predecessor. Designed with a focus on deep-space combat, the VSD II was fitted with faster and more powerful engines than the VSD I, allowing it to compete with the newer, faster ships it was designed to combat. Also to that end, the concussion missile batteries have been replaced by additional turbolasers and ion cannons. They were mainly used in patrol and blockade settings, sent out in pairs, with support, to pacify Rebel sympathizers. While they only carried two squadrons of fighters, they were often accompanied by carriers of some type.
Often seen as inferior to the more powerful and fear-inspiring Imperial-class Star Destroyers, many believed that they soon would be decommissioned in favor of them. However, the sudden growth of the Rebel Alliance led to them remaining in service, as every capital ship was needed in the war. In the years after the Battle of Endor, several ships of this kind were captured and fielded by the New Republic. The Imperial Remnant began fielding more Victory II's as its monetary resources began to dwindle.
The VSD II is the most expensive Heavy Frigate available to the Pentastar Alignment and Imperial Remnant. Faster than the VSD I, it is designed as a more offensive ship class rather than the more support/defense oriented VSD I. To that end, it's given the 'Power to Weapons' ability, making it a formidable challenge indeed. One VSD II fields, almost, the same firepower as an ISD I but on a much smaller and faster frame.
The primary weakness of a VSD II is its fighter compliment (Only 2 squadrons of TIEs), meaning it needs anti-fighter support (Lancers, IPVs, carriers). Also, a common mistake among players, its easy to forget that they are weaker than an ISD I and then treat them as if they are one. They are not designed to hold out against multiple enemy ships without support.