Guardian Cruiser

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Guardian Cruiser   Berserker Cruiser


The Guardian Cruiser is fitted with extra shields to protect its fleet between combat, so the rest of the fleet may do their job more efficiently.
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Guardian Cruiser
GuardianCruiser1.png
Basic Information
Faction
A.X.I.S.
Tier
6.5
Class
Cruiser
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
4
5
3
2
1
Specifications Notepad.png
Health
8,250
Unladen Mass
610 t
Maximum Mass
12,285 t
Firing Arc
270.00°
Cargo
2,032,600 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
19,604 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
+3
20%
50% Alien
20% Plasma
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Available in
AXIS Reaper Cargo
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory X,
Ship Lab X
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
17h 30m
112,921,246
36,134,799
Craft Crafting.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
1h 08m 45s

The Guardian Cruiser is a Tier 6 hull with the ability to resist both Alien and Plasma Damage. It provides the Harmonic Shield bonus which increases the shield capacity of your entire fleet.

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]

The Guardian Cruiser's triple shield slots allow it to absorb a massive amount of damage before direct armor damage is applied. Using the Harmonic Exophase Shield and its Harmonic Shield bonus, this ship can have almost 32,000 effective shield energy. Even when the shields are depleted, you can have up to 5 pieces of armor at Mk I, further enhancing the ship's survivability.

With innate Alien and Plasma resistance, the Guardian Cruiser is the best tank you can use against the various Tier 6 Alien Event Targets, which predominantly deal the aforementioned damage types. Resistance against the 3 traditional damage types (Energy, Explosive, Kinetic) can be achieved through its extra resistor slot and/or using resistance armor such as EN Tungsten Armor.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

The Guardian Cruiser has a massive potential repair time, especially when you equip multiple pieces of Harmonic Exophase Shield. A fully-maxed out fleet can take up to 2 full days to repair from scratch!

Although the Guardian Cruiser can equip the best A.X.I.S. Ship Weapon, the Pulse Cannon, it is counteracted by the fact that this ship only has 4 weapon slots. To make the most out of this ship, stack on armor as much as possible, then fill up the remaining mass with weapons and specials.

A common setup is to use Guardian Cruisers as pure tanks, with other high-damage ships such as Liberator Destroyers responsible for destroying the enemy fleet.

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
Armor Slots ArmorSlot.png 6 6 6 6 6
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot.png 1 1 2 2 2
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
Max. Mass 12,900 t 14,130 t 14,740 t 15,970 t 15,970 t
Cargo 2,439,120 t 2,540,750 t 2,642,380 t 2,744,010 t 5,488,020 t
Sector Speed 540 AU/h 540 AU/h 540 AU/h 540 AU/h 780 AU/h
MODIFIERS Wrench.png
Armor Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Resurgence 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Resists 20% Plasma 30% Plasma 30% Plasma 40% Plasma 40% Plasma
Weapon Speed +5% +10% +15% +20% +20%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of Guardian Cruiser,
Same level of Revelation Cruiser
Workshop Required IX
Time Time.png 5m 00s 5m 00s 5m 00s 5m 00s N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 56,460,623 112,921,246 146,797,620 225,842,492 N/A
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 5h 12m 9h 02m 14h 14m 17h 30m N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 18,820,208 37,640,415 56,460,623 112,921,246 N/A
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


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Guardian Cruiser is technically the first of the many A.X.I.S. Hulls as the Paladin Carrier was originally supposed to be part of the Xeno Division Hulls. It is also the first that has built-in Plasma resistance and Harmonic Bonuses.
  • The Guardian Cruiser is the first hull with 3 shield slots.
  • The Guardian Cruiser Elite originally had 360 AU/h sector speed, this has been changed to 390 AU/h.
  • A bonus to weapon speed was added to cruiser mark upgrades towards the end of 2017.
  • All player ships had their Resurgence values modified as a result of the late February 2020 update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]