Bastion Cruiser

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Bastion Cruiser   Blackguard Cruiser


The Bastion Cruiser is a formidable Altairian hull with its Counter-Chain capability and Firestorm Overdrive unleashing devastating damage when your shields drop. Plus look at all that leg room!
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Bastion Cruiser
BastionCruiser1.gif
Basic Information
Faction
Altairians
Tier
7A
Class
Cruiser
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
4
3
2
3
1
Specifications Notepad.png
Health
9,075
Unladen Mass
920 t
Maximum Mass
18,428 t
Firing Arc
270.00°
Cargo
2,282,300 t
Ship Speed
320 m/s
Turning
20.0 deg/s
Strafe
150 m/s
Rear Speed
150 m/s
Acceleration
120 m/s2
Sector Speed
540 AU/h
Hull XP
39,209 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
Firestorm I
Cutter Damage
+10%
Pharmakon Damage
+20%
20%
50% Alien
40% Plasma
100% Alien Nebula
100% Plasma Nebula
1
Applies to
Cannon
Max. Range
+1,000 m
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Available in
Altairian Vanguard Cargo
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory XIII,
Ship Lab XII
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
1d 0h
126,792,924
40,573,736
Craft Crafting.png
Time Time.png
1d 0h
126,792,924
40,573,736
Fragments Fragment.png
900
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
1h 15m 38s

The Bastion Cruiser is a Tier 7 ship that drains the Chain effect of weapons on hit. Its Firestorm Overdrive ability is activated upon losing shields, drastically increasing offensive capability for a short duration.

Cannon weapons that are equipped on this ship gain an extra 1,000 m of range, which can be stacked with other range-increasing effects.

As a cruiser, this ship has great defensive capability and is designed to soak up damage.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

With incredible base health, the Bastion Cruiser is capable of taking a heavy beating. Its Counter Chain is very effective against Chain weapons such as the ECHO Ray and Reverb Ray, severely limiting the amount of damage they can do to your fleet.

It has 3 armor slots, allowing you to equip 3x Resonant Armor for a massive +60% shield energy bonus, which complements well with the multiple shield slots typical of cruisers. It also has the most resistor slots out of the Altairian Hulls, making this ship perfect as a sponge for soaking up damage.

Its Firestorm Overdrive grants +300% DPS, +40% shield bypass and +20% range, enabling it to dish out large amounts of damage at long range and immediately turn the tide of battle. This ability can be reused in subsequent battles.

Equip Pulse Cannons, Epsilon ECHO Cannons or other Cannon weapons to make the most of the Bastion Cruiser's range bonus. Even without the Overdrive, enemies will still find it difficult to kite Bastion Cruisers that have over 5,000 m range.

The Bastion Cruiser also has a built in Damage increase against Cutters, enabling it to make short work of them quickly. It also has Alien and Plasma resistance, greatly reducing the damage it will take from weapons of those damage types.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

If you wish to use your Overdrive ability, refrain from using too much shielding. Otherwise, enemies with high shield bypass may be able to take out your ships without fully depleting the shields.

Although the Bastion Cruiser is extremely durable, it has a hefty repair time, especially when you max out the shields and armor, making your fleet more costly to repair overall.

The Paragon Battleship has a built in modifier against Cruisers, making it more effective than other ships at destroying Bastion Cruisers.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Level II
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III
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IV
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V
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VI
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SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship.png
Shield Slots ShieldSlot.png 3 3 3 3 3
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot.png 1 1 2 2 2
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
Max. Mass 19,350 t 20,270 t 21,190 t 22,115 t 22,115 t
Cargo 2,738,760 t 2,852,875 t 2,966,990 t 3,081,105 t 6,162,210 t
Sector Speed 540 AU/h 540 AU/h 540 AU/h 540 AU/h 780 AU/h
Hull XP 45,039 XP 51,736 XP 59,430 XP 68,267 XP 68,267 XP
MODIFIERS Wrench.png
Overdrive Firestorm II Firestorm III Firestorm IV Firestorm V Firestorm V
Cutter Damage +15% +20% +25% +30% +30%
Armor Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Shield Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Resurgence 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Resists 40% Plasma 40% Plasma 40% Plasma 50% Plasma 50% Plasma
Counter Chain 1 2 2 3 3
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of Bastion Cruiser,
Same level of Revelation Cruiser
Workshop Required IX
Time Time.png 5m 00s 5m 00s 5m 00s 5m 00s N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 63,396,462 126,792,924 164,830,801 253,585,848 N/A
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 7h 08m 12h 24m 19h 32m 1d 0h 1h 00m
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 21,132,154 42,264,308 63,396,462 126,792,924 44,377,523
Patterns Patterns.png 20 40 60 140 N/A
Cores Cores.png 10 30 45 80 N/A
Parts Parts.png 25 60 115 200 N/A
Armaments Armaments.png 985 2,300 3,600 4,925 N/A
Fragments Fragment.png N/A N/A N/A N/A 150


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Bastion Cruiser is the first of the Altairian Hulls.
  • The Bastion Cruiser's design resembles a Protoss Carrier from Starcraft II.
  • Along with other T7A Herald ships before the Renascence Battlecruiser, this ship has received complete resistance to Alien Nebula and Plasma Nebula in the early April 2019 update.
  • The USA Bastion Cruiser releases fireworks in a small animation upon destruction.

At the start of the Synchrony event, all players were gifted aa fleet of 5 Bastion Cruisers.

  • All player ships had their Resurgence values modified as a result of the late February 2020 update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]