|“||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]
|VEGA Tier III/IV|
|Ship Factory X,|
Ship Lab X
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]
|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|
|Prerequisites||Previous level of Gharial Cutter,|
Same level of Nighthawk Frigate
|Time||1m 00s||1m 30s||2m 00s||2m 30s|
|Time||29m 43s||51m 40s||1h 21m||1h 40m|
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]
Gharial Cutters with SICO Missiles
Gharial Cutters can hunt down other cutters
Split up to avoid the AoE of NET Torpedoes
Gharial Cutters fighting a fleet of Zeal Battleships
Gharial Cutters destroying a Javelin Flagship