Taipan Cutter

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The Taipan Cutter is a rebel-built ship, based on stolen technology. Cutters are fast, and ideal for blockade running.
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Taipan Cutter
TaipanCutter1.png
Basic Information
Faction
Miner Rebellion
Tier
3.0
Class
Cutter
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
3
3
1
2
Specifications Notepad.png
Health
800
Unladen Mass
650 t
Maximum Mass
5,500 t
Firing Arc
65.00°
Cargo
95,000 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
306 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
40%
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Available in
VEGA Tier II
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory IX,
Ship Lab IX
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
56m 00s
11,297,610
1,255,290
Craft Crafting.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
13m 20s

The Taipan Cutter is a Tier 3 hull with advanced Miner Rebellion 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]

Taipan Cutters have very high forward speed like that of other cutters. This enables them to catch every other ship as well as flee from battle should they be faced against upgraded cruisers that deal bonus damage to cutters.

Unlike frigates, cutters have poor strafe speed and a narrow firing arc, making them unsuitable for kiting. However, they are much better armored, allowing them to survive much longer against battleships as well as destroyers.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Taipan Cutters, while stronger overall, may lose to frigates in a skirmish if they do not use homing weapons, since frigates can easily dodge most of the projectiles and mitigate damage. If your ships get too close, frigates can outpace your turning speed and manuever behind them, preventing you from focus-firing one ship at a time.

Cutters are most suitable for blitz attacks due to their forward speed. However, this also means fighting the enemy head-on and incurring lots of damage to your own fleet. As a result, cutters are seldom used for farming. Most players instead opt for kiting tactics using frigates or battleships.

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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SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship.png
Armor Slots ArmorSlot.png 3 3 4 4
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot.png 1 1 1 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
Max. Mass 5,775 t 6,050 t 6,325 t 6,600 t
Cargo 118,750 t 142,500 t 166,250 t 190,000 t
MODIFIERS Wrench.png
Battleship Damage +50% +66% +83% +100%
Armor Health +5% +10% +15% +20%
Armor Mass -5% -10% -15% -20%
Shield Damage +5% +10% +15% +20%
Resurgence 50% 60% 70% 70%
Stasis Resist +12% +24% +36% +50%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of Taipan Cutter,
Same level of Nighthawk Frigate
Workshop Required VI N/A VII N/A
Time Time.png 1m 00s 1m 15s 1m 30s N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 3,220,775 6,441,550 9,662,325 N/A
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 16m 39s 28m 56s 45m 34s N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 1,123,063 2,246,125 3,369,188 N/A
Patterns Patterns.png 1 1 1 N/A
Cores Cores.png 3 3 3 N/A
Parts Parts.png 10 30 90 N/A
Armaments Armaments.png 256 320 400 N/A


Note: Mk V Taipan Cutters are exclusive to NPC Targets.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Some players have jokingly nicknamed the Taipan Cutter the "Tampon" Cutter.
  • All player ships had their Resurgence values modified as a result of the late February 2020 update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]