Blackguard Cruiser

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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]

Blackguard Cruiser
BlackguardCruiser1.png
Basic Information
Faction
Marauders
Tier
7A
Class
Cruiser
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
4
4
2
3
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
+1
Cutter Damage
+10%
30%
10% Void
1
Applies to
Cannon
Max. Range
+1,000 m
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory XIII,
Ship Lab XII
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
14h 24m
164,840,000
52,748,800
Craft Crafting.png
Time Time.png
0s
126,792,924
40,573,736
Fragments Fragment.png
900
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
45m 23s

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.

The Blackguard, being a Marauder Hull, has resistance to void weapons, and can thus resist damage from weapons like the Void Redeemer Missile or Void Eclipse Driver.

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]

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
Armor Slots ArmorSlot.png 4 4 5 5 5
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 Health +5% +10% +15% +20% +20%
Armor Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Shield Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Resurgence 35% 40% 45% 50% 50%
Resists 20% Void 30% Void 40% Void 50% Void 50% Void
Counter Chain 1 2 2 3 3
CRAFT Crafting.png
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 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]