Gharial Cutter

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The Gharial Cutter is a well-armed ship often used for blockade running. Cutters are fast, but only in a straight line.
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Gharial Cutter
GharialCutter1.png
Basic Information
Faction
VEGA Mining
Tier
4.0
Class
Cutter
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
4
2
1
2
Specifications Notepad.png
Health
950
Unladen Mass
650 t
Maximum Mass
6,000 t
Firing Arc
65.00°
Cargo
101,500 t
Ship Speed
450 m/s
Turning
25.0 deg/s
Strafe
60 m/s
Rear Speed
50 m/s
Acceleration
210 m/s2
Sector Speed
600 AU/h
Hull XP
613 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Available in
VEGA Tier III/IV
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory X,
Ship Lab X
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
1h 40m
19,386,976
4,846,744
Craft Crafting.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
15m 50s

The Gharial Cutter is a Tier 4 hull with standard VEGA Mining technology.

As a cutter, this ship has fair durability and superior forward speed, suitable for rushing into enemy formations.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

Gharial Cutters represent a counter to the previously-overpowered battleship fleets, which were able to kite everything that had less range. When upgraded, cutters gain Stasis Resist, enabling them to shrug off the effects of NET Torpedoes and Arrestor Beams to get in range and destroy battleships. However, low levels of Stasis Resist (Mk II-III) may not be sufficient.

Gharial Cutters are sometimes used in a base rush, especially if the enemy has Stasis Dealing weapons but poor short-range defenses. Once in the minimum range of other base weapons, they can start to wreak havoc on The Bridge without suffering too much damage in return.

Burst Rays are the best choice for close combat, but the short range can mean disaster when facing enemy battleships. Consider using Arrestor Beams with Focused Optics on the lead ships to slow them down, allowing the rest to catch up and deal damage with more lethal weaponry.

Fusion Thrusters are almost a must on this ship: the extra forward speed helps it catch and run away from opponents, while the turning speed makes it more maneuverable and allows it to switch between targets faster.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Gharial Cutters are weak to upgraded cruisers, which deal bonus damage against them. However, it is usually possible to simply turn around and run at the start of the battle, unless the enemy also has cutters.

Although widely used in PvP, this ship is extremely poor at farming NPC Targets because they usually deal a lot of damage and require kiting or dodging skills to defeat, both of which the Gharial Cutter cannot do.

Setup[edit | edit source]

See Gharial Cutter/Builds for more info

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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SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship.png
Armor Slots ArmorSlot.png 2 2 3 3
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot.png 1 1 1 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
Max. Mass 6,300 t 6,600 t 7,200 t 7,500 t
Cargo 126,250 t 151,500 t 176,750 t 202,000 t
MODIFIERS Wrench.png
Battleship Damage +50% +66% +83% +100%
Armor Health +5% +10% +15% +20%
Armor Mass -5% -10% -15% -20%
Shield Damage +5% +10% +15% +20%
Stasis Resist +12% +24% +36% +50%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of Gharial Cutter,
Same level of Nighthawk Frigate
Workshop Required VI N/A N/A VII
Time Time.png 1m 00s 1m 30s 2m 00s 2m 30s
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 9,375,000 18,750,000 28,125,000 37,500,000
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 29m 43s 51m 40s 1h 21m 1h 40m
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 3,125,000 6,250,000 9,375,000 12,500,000
Patterns Patterns.png 1 1 1 1
Cores Cores.png 4 4 4 4
Parts Parts.png 10 30 90 270
Armaments Armaments.png 2,048 2,560 3,200 4,000


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Gharial Cutter was the first ship introduced since KIXEYE began using the Unity Engine.
  • The Gharial Cutter was the first cutter introduced to the game.

Gallery[edit | edit source]