Cavalier Cutter

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Cavalier Cutter   Assassin Cutter

The swiftest ship in the Altairian fleet, its Catalyst Overdrive converts stasis energy into shield defense and a powerful burst of speed.
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Cavalier Cutter
Basic Information
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
Specifications Notepad.png
Unladen Mass
1,170 t
Maximum Mass
16,735 t
Firing Arc
1,901,900 t
Ship Speed
450 m/s
25.0 deg/s
60 m/s
Rear Speed
50 m/s
350 m/s2
Sector Speed
600 AU/h
Hull XP
39,209 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
Catalyst I
Battleship Damage
Pharmakon Damage
50% Alien
40% Plasma
100% Alien Nebula
100% Plasma Nebula
Applies to
Overcharge Beam
Overcharge Duration
+2 s
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Available in
Altairian Regiment Cargo
Ship Factory XIII,
Ship Lab XII
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
1d 0h
Craft Crafting.png
Time Time.png
1d 0h
Fragments Fragment.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
2h 00m

The Cavalier Cutter is a Tier 7 cutter that travels quickly in a straight line and has a built-in stasis resistance. Its Catalyst Overdrive ability activates whenever it is affected by stasis, causing the ship to regenerate its shields as well as increase its speed.

Beams with the Overcharge ability have extra duration when equipped onto this ship.

Note that Tier 7 ships (except dreadnoughts) have a fixed repair time which is not affected by equipment.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

In addition to its bolstered health and maximum mass over previous cutter classes, the Cavalier Cutter also has built in stasis resistance, which means stasis weapons such as the NET Torpedo and the Arrestor Beam are much less effective at slowing it down and keeping it at arms length.

The above is also further supplemented by its Catalyst Overdrive, which allows the cutter to regenerate its shields as well as increase its forward speed everytime it is affected by stasis. This additional boost to speed and shield regeneration allows the cutter to regenerate its shields and withstand much more damage, thus allowing the cutter to get within Firing range and thus destroy its targets quicker. The recommended weapon for this ship is the Surge Beam as it can benefit from the Overcharge duration bonus.

It is a great counter to battleships as it deals bonus damage against them. As an Altairian ship, it deals bonus damage against the Pharmakon faction.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

The Catalyst Overdrive only activates when the Cavalier Cutter is affected by Stasis. This makes it ineffective if the opponent chooses not to bring stasis weapons into the battle, causing the cutter to lose its supposed advantage in battle against kiting fleets.

Tier 7 cruisers gain a DPS boost against cutters, and is thus able to more easily bulldoze through a fleet of Cavaliers.

Like all cutters, the Cavalier is usually always placed in a situation where it will take lots of damage, thus causing it to usually have high repair times after each battle.

The Vindicator Cutter has Harmonic Agility built into it, meaning it is able to run away from the Cavalier if faced in a battle, even though Cavalier Cutters are stronger.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Level II
Weapon Slots WeaponSlot.png 5 5 6 6 6
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot.png 1 1 1 1 1
Max. Mass 17,570 t 18,410 t 19,245 t 20,080 t 20,080 t
Cargo 2,282,280 t 2,377,375 t 2,472,470 t 2,567,565 t 5,135,130 t
Sector Speed 600 AU/h 600 AU/h 600 AU/h 600 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 Catalyst II Catalyst III Catalyst IV Catalyst V Catalyst V
Battleship Damage +15% +20% +25% +30% +30%
Armor Health +5% +10% +15% +20% +20%
Weapon Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Resurgence 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Resists 40% Plasma 40% Plasma 40% Plasma 50% Plasma 50% Plasma
Stasis Resist 35% 45% 55% 65% 65%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of Cavalier Cutter,
Same level of Taipan Cutter
Workshop Required IX
Time Time.png 5m 00s 5m 00s 5m 00s 5m 00s N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 61,811,551 123,623,101 160,710,031 247,246,202 N/A
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 7h 08m 12h 24m 19h 32m 1d 0h 1h 00m
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 20,603,850 41,207,700 61,811,551 123,623,101 61,811,551
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 armor health bonus was added as part of a balancing patch during April 2018.
  • 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.
  • All player ships had their Resurgence values modified as a result of the late February 2020 update.
  • The repair time of all Tier 7 ships apart from dreadnoughts has been standardized to a flat 2 hours (similar to existing Tier 8 ships) in the late September 2020 update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]