Covenant Cruiser

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The Covenant Cruiser is a ship designed without regard for any kind of mercy. It's a brutal machine, and the very last thing you see.
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Covenant Cruiser
CovenantCruiser1.png
Basic Information
Faction
Demon Corps
Tier
5.5
Class
Cruiser
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
5
3
2
2
Specifications Notepad.png
Health
2,520
Unladen Mass
630 t
Maximum Mass
9,000 t
Firing Arc
270.00°
Cargo
113,600 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
4,901 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
Weapon Mass
-10%
30%
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory IX,
Ship Lab IX
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
7h 00m
35,023,200
11,674,400
Craft Crafting.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
42m 00s

Iron Star engineers have been analysing sensor readings of the unknown vessel. We estimate that although it has similar dimensions to our own Heretic Cruiser Class, it may have a more powerful weapons system. I believe it may belong to the VEGA military that Bishop spoke of.
  — Keres VII 


The Covenant Cruiser is a Tier 5 hull with extra offensive power in the form of weapon slots and mass reductions.

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]

Covenant Cruisers are extremely lethal in combat with many weapon slots. Infernal Gatling Rays are a common Infernal weapon because of their reliability and high damage. Manifold Missiles are a cheap alternative and perform best in base hits. Reverb Rays are incredibly efficient but you might end up not fully utilizing the available mass on this ship.

Despite being a Demon Corps hull, Covenant Cruisers are quite durable because even with additional armor slots, people rarely max out the armor on cruisers due to the high repair time. 3 armor slots filled with Zynthium IV-V are sufficient to make this ship just as durable as a Corinthian Cruiser.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

For base rushes, Heretic Cruisers last much longer thanks to their Skirmish Armor which grants them a massive health pool as well as damage resistance. Covenant Cruisers can still be used as damage dealers, but be sure to use both cruisers: the Heretics can tank the damage, giving the Covenants extra time to demolish the enemy's Bridge.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Level II
CovenantCruiser2.png
III
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IV
CovenantCruiser4.png
V
CovenantCruiser5.png
SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship.png
Armor Slots ArmorSlot.png 3 3 4 4
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot.png 1 1 1 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
Max. Mass 9,450 t 9,900 t 10,350 t 10,800 t
Cargo 142,000 t 170,400 t 198,800 t 227,200 t
MODIFIERS Wrench.png
Frigate Damage +10% +23% +36% +50%
Cutter Damage +10% +23% +36% +50%
Armor Health +5% +10% +15% +20%
Weapon Mass -15% -20% -25% -30%
Armor Mass -5% -10% -15% -20%
Resurgence 40% 50% 60% 70%
Weapon Speed +5% +10% +15% +20%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of Covenant Cruiser,
Same level of Revelation Cruiser
Workshop Required N/A N/A N/A VIII
Time Time.png 2m 00s 2m 45s 3m 30s 4m 15s
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 17,511,874 35,023,748 52,535,622 70,047,496
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 2h 05m 3h 37m 5h 42m 7h 00m
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 5,837,200 11,674,400 17,511,600 23,348,800
Patterns Patterns.png 1 1 1 1
Cores Cores.png 5 5 5 5
Parts Parts.png 10 30 90 270
Armaments Armaments.png 2,048 2,560 3,200 4,000


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Covenant Cruiser is the first of the Demon Corps Hulls.
  • The 'wings' of the Covenant Cruiser extend to the side when the ship is in motion, retracting upon slowing down and stopping.
  • A bonus to weapon speed was added to cruiser mark upgrades towards the end of 2017.
  • It is the ONLY Cruiser to have 5 Weapon Slots.
  • All player ships had their Resurgence values modified as a result of the late February 2020 update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]