Dread Lord hulls are similar to giant squids. One can make these hulls when one makes a custom race named "Dread Lords" in Dark Avatar. No specific weapons are known, but they often arm themselves with weapons from the last two sections of the tech trees. (Note: The creator of this article says he had yet to see doom rays, but black hole generators are a common sight. Mass driver defense is suggested to be higher than beam and missile defense.) Dread Lord ships are in the game proper as a random minor race. To be sure to catch them, play the last few of the campaign levels.