|“||Marauder converted Altairian designs, retains the Firestorm Overdrive and adds new tech, Resurgence, which restores a portion of damage taken upon victory in Fleet PvP combat.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
General[edit | edit source]
|Ship Factory XIII,|
Ship Lab XII
The Blackguard Cruiser is a modified version of the Bastion Cruiser utilized by the Marauders. It features the Bastion's Counter-chain abilities as well as the firestorm overdrive, but instead of having Alien and Plasma Resistance, has Resurgence and Void resistance.
Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]
Advantages[edit | edit source]
Like the Bastion, the Blackguard is able to absorb a lot of damage. It retains its Firestorm Overdrive, which enables it to deal high amounts of DPS when its shields drop, and counter chain abilities, which reduces the effectiveness of chaining weapons. It also boosts the range of Cannon weapons such as Disintegrator Cannon and Epsilon ECHO Cannon and thus can make it harder to kite by battleship fleets.
Its highlight however, is the Resurgence ability, which enables it to recover a portion of the health it loses in combat if the fleet containing it wins the battle, which further enhances its longetivity in combat.
Disadvantages[edit | edit source]
The Blackguard does not have a blueprint, and can only be built via the fragment system. The number of hulls a player can have depends on how many fragments that he has collected.
Without resistance to the other damage types, a Blackguard Cruiser can be easily destroyed by any of the other faction ships.
Despite having lower repair times than its counterpart, the Blackguard, being a cruiser, still has higher repair time than other Marauder Hulls.
Upgrading[edit | edit source]
|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|
|Overdrive||Firestorm II||Firestorm III||Firestorm IV||Firestorm V||Firestorm V|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Blackguard is the first of the T7 Marauder Hulls.
- The Blackguard Cruiser, being the PvP variant of the Bastion, has the same design as the Bastion Cruiser with a different colour scheme.
- A blueprint for the Blackguard Cruiser exists, despite it only being available through the fragment system.
- At the start of the 19th Alliance War, all players were gifted a fleet of 5 Blackguard Cruisers.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
A Blackguard Cruiser compared to a Bastion Cruiser. Both are Mk I.
A Blackguard Cruiser compared to a Bastion Cruiser. Both are Elite(Mk VI)