Punisher Cruiser

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Built to be the front line hull of the Xeno Division, the Punisher Cruiser is capable of withstanding a tremendous amount of enemy fire allowing its allies to blast enemies apart.
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Punisher Cruiser
PunisherCruiser1.png
Basic Information
Faction
Xeno Division
Tier
6.0
Class
Cruiser
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
4
6
2
2
2
Specifications Notepad.png
Health
7,500
Unladen Mass
819 t
Maximum Mass
11,700 t
Firing Arc
270.00°
Cargo
1,401,200 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
9,802 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
20%
40% Alien
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory IX,
Ship Lab IX
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
11h 00m
78,502,594
25,100,906
Craft Crafting.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
1h 02m 30s

The Punisher Cruiser is a Tier 6 hull with the ability to resist Alien Damage.

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 high innate health, 2 shield slots and 6 armor slots, the Punisher Cruiser is designed to take a real beating and absorb damage while allowing the rest of your fleet to lay waste to the enemy from a safe distance. Its Alien resistance is ideal against Alien Event Targets as well as advanced Xeno Division Ship Weapons.

It can equip up to two hybrid resistors (Anodized Resistor, Skirmish Resistor, Hardened Resistor), further reducing damage from the three traditional damage types (Energy, Explosive, Kinetic).

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Punisher Cruisers have a high repair time due to their huge health pool, often reaching 20 hours for a full fleet. It is not recommended to use only Punisher Cruisers: while you may outlast the enemy, you are certain to take more damage (and hence repair time) than the enemy does.

This ship is just as susceptible to kiting tactics as any other cruiser, with battleships reliably outranging them and being able to impede their movement with NET Torpedoes, destroying the entire fleet without getting any return fire.

The maximum armor mass reduction for this ship is only 35%, which is inferior to the 50% weapon mass reduction of other Xeno Division Hulls. However, the increase in mass reduction is more linear, gaining a decent boost with each upgrade, compared to the other ships where the bonus is only noticeable at Mk IV/V.

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 7 7 7
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot.png 2 2 2 2 2
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
Max. Mass 12,870 t 14,040 t 14,625 t 15,210 t 15,210 t
Cargo 1,681,440 t 1,751,500 t 1,821,560 t 1,891,620 t 3,783,240 t
Sector Speed 540 AU/h 540 AU/h 540 AU/h 540 AU/h 780 AU/h
MODIFIERS Wrench.png
Armor Mass -10% -20% -30% -35% -35%
Resurgence 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Resists 40% Alien 40% Alien 40% Alien 50% Alien 50% Alien
Weapon Speed +5% +10% +15% +20% +20%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of Punisher 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 38,922,998 77,845,995 101,199,794 155,691,990 N/A
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 3h 16m 5h 41m 8h 57m 11h 00m N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 12,974,333 25,948,665 38,922,998 77,845,995 N/A
Patterns Patterns.png 1 1 1 1 N/A
Cores Cores.png 5 5 5 5 N/A
Parts Parts.png 10 30 90 270 N/A
Armaments Armaments.png 2,048 2,560 3,200 4,000 N/A


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Punisher Cruiser is the first of the Xeno Division Hulls.
  • It is consequently the first hull with inherent resistance to Alien Damage.
  • The Punisher Cruiser is also the first asymmetric hull.
  • The Punisher Cruiser is the first hull to share the same design for multiple levels. (Mk I-II, Mk III-IV)
  • The Punisher 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]