Python Cutter

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The Python Cutter is a new take on the notorious Cutter class. A fast, aggressive design with plenty of mercenary attitude.
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Python Cutter
PythonCutter1.png
Basic Information
Faction
Iron Star Company
Tier
5.0
Class
Cutter
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
3
4
1
1
Specifications Notepad.png
Health
1,642
Unladen Mass
650 t
Maximum Mass
8,500 t
Firing Arc
65.00°
Cargo
295,425 t
Ship Speed
450 m/s
Turning
25.0 deg/s
Strafe
60 m/s
Rear Speed
50 m/s
Acceleration
200 m/s2
Sector Speed
600 AU/h
Hull XP
2,451 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
Armor Health
+10%
Armor Mass
-10%
30%
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory X,
Ship Lab X
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
4h 30m
22,514,910
7,504,970
Craft Crafting.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
27m 22s

Get your hands on the fearless new Python Cutter, designed in secret by the Iron Star Company to combat VEGA.
  — Event Store 


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

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

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]


The Merc Python Cutter will provide your fleets with the speed they need to chase down fleeing threats. With bonus armor health, this hull will cut through enemy lines with ease.
  — Sybil 


The Python Cutter is incredibly durable as a cutter. It can reliably destroy opposing battleship and destroyer fleets by surviving long enough to get close and deal damage. The damage resistance of Skirmish Armor enables this ship to shrug off Vector Torpedo barrages with ease.

This ship also excels in close range combat when equipped with Unstable Reactor, acting like a suicide bomb and dealing massive damage to nearby enemies upon destruction. It is almost impossible to escape the blast radius because of the cutter's high forward speed.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Python Cutters, while durable, have incredibly long repair time, exceeding 3 hours per ship at maximum. They only have 3 weapon slots, so while they may win, they also take quite a long time to destroy enemy ships, suffering lots of damage as a result.

This ship only has 1 special slot, which is almost always occupied by thrusters, leaving no room for weapon boosts.

When equipped with Unstable Reactor, Basilisk Cutters with Armored Thrusters gain a 20 m/s advantage in forward speed, potentially allowing them to run away. Python Cutters also have a harder time catching up to enemy kiting fleets, and may be eventually destroyed if not upgraded enough for the stasis resistance.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Level II
PythonCutter2.png
III
PythonCutter3.png
IV
PythonCutter4.png
V
PythonCutter5.png
SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship.png
Armor Slots ArmorSlot.png 4 4 5 5
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot.png 1 1 1 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
Max. Mass 8,925 t 9,350 t 9,775 t 10,200 t
Cargo 369,281 t 443,138 t 516,994 t 590,850 t
MODIFIERS Wrench.png
Battleship Damage +50% +66% +83% +100%
Armor Health +15% +20% +25% +30%
Armor Mass -15% -20% -25% -30%
Shield Damage +5% +10% +15% +20%
Resurgence 40% 50% 60% 70%
Stasis Resist +12% +24% +36% +50%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of Python Cutter,
Same level of Nighthawk Frigate
Workshop Required N/A N/A N/A VIII
Time Time.png 1m 30s 2m 15s 3m 00s 3m 45s
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 10,078,125 20,156,250 30,234,375 40,312,500
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 1h 20m 2h 19m 3h 40m 4h 30m
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 3,359,375 6,718,750 10,078,125 13,437,500
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 specifications to this ship, shown in the image below, were leaked nearly two weeks before the event started. The leaked statistics turned out to be accurate.
  • The Python Cutter used to have a slower maximum speed but much higher acceleration. Other cutters would take about three seconds, which gave this ship a head start in combat.
  • The original appearance of the Python Cutter resembled a bulkier Gharial Cutter.
  • All player ships had their Resurgence values modified as a result of the late February 2020 update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]