Heretic Cruiser

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The Heretic Cruiser is a massively armored cruiser that epitomizes the mercenary attitude. It's an unstoppable force on the battlefield.
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Heretic Cruiser
HereticCruiser1.png
Basic Information
Faction
Iron Star Company
Tier
5.0
Class
Cruiser
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
3
6
1
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
2,451 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
Armor Health
+20%
Armor Mass
-10%
30%
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory IX,
Ship Lab IX
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
4h 30m
31,520,880
10,506,960
Craft Crafting.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
42m 00s

Earn the right to fly the Heretic Cruiser, a mercenary ship designed by the iron Star Company.
  — Event Store 


The Heretic Cruiser is a Tier 5 hull with extra defensive capability in the form of armor slots and health bonuses.

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]


With heavy armor and ample firepower, the Heretic Cruiser can front run any opposition.
  — Sybil 


Heretic Cruisers are the epitome of survival, being able to sustain a vast amount of damage before being destroyed, especially when maxed out with Skirmish Armor. They are often used as sniper decoys and base rushers to absorb damage, allowing the rest of your fleet to pummel your enemies with deadly force.

Heretic Cruisers with Unstable Reactor are the counter to Python Cutter rushes: the cruisers have more health and consequently do more damage with each explosion.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Heretic Cruisers only have a single shield slot. This makes regenerating shields such as the Diffuser Shield unreliable because enemies can quickly deplete the shields, preventing them from recharging. Moreover, the reduced shield energy causes this ship to suffer more repair time on average from each battle, as less is absorbed before the shield fails and damage is dealt directly to the hull.

This ship pays a high price for its durability in terms of repairs, being able to reach 4 hrs of repair time when fully maxed out with Skirmish Armor III. A full fleet can take up to a day to repair!

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Level II
HereticCruiser2.png
III
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IV
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V
HereticCruiser5.png
SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship.png
Armor Slots ArmorSlot.png 6 6 7 7
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 +25% +30% +35% +40%
Armor Mass -15% -20% -25% -30%
Resurgence 40% 50% 60% 70%
Weapon Speed +5% +10% +15% +20%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of Heretic Cruiser,
Same level of Revelation Cruiser
Workshop Required N/A N/A N/A VIII
Time Time.png 1m 30s 2m 15s 3m 00s 3m 45s
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 8,655,850 17,311,700 25,967,550 34,623,400
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 1h 20m 2h 19m 3h 40m 4h 30m
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 3,018,238 6,036,475 9,054,713 12,072,950
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 original appearance of the Heretic Cruiser resembled that of a really wide Revelation Cruiser.
  • 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]