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The Basilisk Cutter has a terrifying reputation. There is no sound in space, but people who have faced this ship can still hear it roaring towards them.
  — In-Game Description 

Basilisk Cutter
1 Basilisk
Information
Faction Demon Corps
Hull Tier 5
Weapon Slots 4
Armor Slots 3
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 2
Health 1,642
Unladen Mass 650 t
Max Mass 8,500 t
Max Cargo 295,425 t
Firing Arc 65 deg
Combat Speed 450 m/s
Turning Speed 25 deg/s
Strafe Speed 60 m/s
Sector Speed 300 AU/h
Modifiers -10% Weapon Mass
Unlocking
Requirements Ship Lab X, Ship Factory X
Event Points Required 1,500,000
Available in Incursion,

Vengeance, Alien Decimation, Catch-Up Events

Build
Build Time 5d 8h 6m
Helium-3 25,016,573
Antimatter 8,338,858
Base Repair Time 27m 22s

Basilisk Cutter MKII
2 Basilisk
Information
Weapon Slots 4
Armor Slots 3
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 2
Resistance Slots 1 (+1)
Health 1,642
Unladen Mass 650 t
Max Mass 8,925 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 369,281 t (+20%)
Firing Arc 65 deg
Combat Speed 450 m/s
Turning Speed 25.0 deg/s
Strafe Speed 60 m/s
Sector Speed 330 AU/h
Modifiers +50% Battleship Damage
-15% Weapon Mass
-5% Armor Mass
+5% Shield Damage
+12% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Workshop VII, Nighthawk Frigate Mk II
Research Time 1d 8h 1m 30s
Mineral Ore 12,508,481
Craft
Craft Time 16h 45s
Mineral Ore 4,169,429
Pattern x1 Basilisk Cutter MKII
Cores x5 Cutter T5
Ship Parts x10 Basilisk Cutter Parts
Faction Armaments x2,048 Demon Corps Armaments

Basilisk Cutter MKIII
3 Basilisk
Information
Weapon Slots 4
Armor Slots 3
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 2
Resistance Slots 1
Health 1,642
Unladen Mass 650 t
Max Mass 9,350 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 443,138 t (+17%)
Firing Arc 65 deg
Combat Speed 450 m/s
Turning Speed 25.0 deg/s
Strafe Speed 60 m/s
Sector Speed 330 AU/h
Modifiers +66% Battleship Damage
-20% Weapon Health
-10% Armor Mass
+10% Shield Damage
+24% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Nighthawk Frigate Mk III, Basilisk Cutter Mk II
Research Time 2d 16h 3m
Mineral Ore 25,016,963
Craft
Craft Time 1d 8h 1m 30s
Mineral Ore 8,338,858
Pattern x1 Basilisk Cutter MKIII
Cores x5 Cutter T5
Ship Parts x30 Basilisk Cutter Parts
Faction Armaments x2560 Demon Corps Armaments

Basilisk Cutter MKIV
4 Basilisk1
Information
Weapon Slots 4
Armor Slots 4 (+1)
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 2
Resistance Slots 1
Health 1,642
Unladen Mass 650 t
Max Mass 9,775 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 516,994 t (+15%)
Firing Arc 65 deg
Combat Speed 450 m/s
Turning Speed 25.0 deg/s
Strafe Speed 60 m/s
Sector Speed 330 AU/h
Modifiers +83% Battleship Damage
-25% Weapon Mass
-15% Armor Mass
+15% Shield Damage
+36% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Nighthawk Frigate Mk IV, Basilisk Cutter Mk III
Research Time 4d 4m 30s
Mineral Ore 37,525,444
Craft
Craft Time 2d 2m 15s
Mineral Ore 12,508,287
Pattern x1 Basilisk Cutter MKIV
Cores x5 Cutter T5
Ship Parts x90 Basilisk Cutter Parts
Faction Armaments x3,200 Demon Corps Armaments

Basilisk Cutter MKV
5 Basilisk1
Information
Weapon Slots 4
Armor Slots 4
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 2
Resistance Slots 1
Health 1,642
Unladen Mass 650 t
Max Mass 10,200 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 590,850 t (+13%)
Firing Arc 65 deg
Combat Speed 450 m/s
Turning Speed 25.0 deg/s
Strafe Speed 60 m/s
Sector Speed 330 AU/h
Modifiers +100% Battleship Damage
-30% Weapon Mass
-20% Armor Mass
+20% Shield Damage
+50% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Workshop VIII, Basilisk Cutter Mk IV
Research Time
Mineral Ore
Craft
Craft Time 2d 16h 3m
Mineral Ore 16,677,716
Pattern x1 Basilisk Cutter MKV
Cores x5 Cutter T5
Ship Parts x270 Basilisk Cutter Parts
Faction Armaments x4,000 Demon Corps Armaments


General

The Basilisk Cutter is a high level, tier five Demon Corps hull. It was first seen in the event Crossfire, and was first obtainable in the event Incursion it became a returning prize in Vengeance.

Basilisks are powerful warships and are gradually becoming more and more common in PvP.

Strategy and Setup

Just like any cutter, it is designed to rush into enemy fleets and destroy them. They have an important role against battleships because in MKed up versions, they get stasis resistance and bonus damage against battleships. Aurora rays, Tempest drivers, Infernal Gatling rays, Manifold missiles and Burst rays are most popular weapon of choice.

Advantages:

Configured more offensively in comparison with all other cutters, it can be an incredibly deadly warship in combat. With four weapon slots, it can quickly close in and annihilate battleships. Basilisk cutters have higher default base health in comparison with VSec and VEGA variants of the cutters, and access to the exclusive armored thruster making it slightly faster and more durable.

As a cutter class hull, it has access to the Strike shield giving players the option for extra resistance to bomber squadrons and explosive weapons.

As a Demon Corps hull, it has access to infernal weaponry and other Demon Corps exclusive equipment.

These cutters can be used to blitz bases, but this has wildly varying effectiveness. They are most effective accomplishing this with Infernal Gatling rays or Manifold missiles.

In addition to an extra weapon slot over the Python cutter, the Basilisk cutter possesses a bonus modifier which reduces the mass of the weapons installed by 10%, leaving more room for heavier shields and weapons.

It also has more armor slots then the Komodo Cutter and Gharial Cutter, giving it an ideal balance between firepower and downtime for repair.

Disadvantages:

Basilisk cutters excel in offence and survival in combat and when fully equipped at MK V, they are potentially deadly to any fleet.

Basilisk 1

Basilisk cutters in battle.

Basilisk cutter are extremely difficult to upgrade to MK V since the fleets that drop upgrade supplies needed are strong.

Basilisks cutters are moderately effective in base attacks, but comparatively inferior against the Python cutter that can equip Skirmish armor and unstable reactor, which often destroys Basilisk cutters and other nearby ships upon death.

Usage by VEGA

The Basilisk Cutter is one of the most common ships ever seen among Demon Corps fleets, appearing in event fleets, Alert Fleets, Escort and Reclaimer fleets during Decimation, and supply run fleets.

They were first sighted supporting Corrupted Iron Star Company Amber Army forces alongside the Covenant Cruiser, and have been responsible for massive destruction of rebel forces due to their speed, and high durability making them hard to take down.

Mk V Variants have appeared in the Suspicious Cargo fleets as well as both the Contingent and Harasser Supply Run Fleets, steamrolling through the forces of any unskilled rebel pilot.

Basilisks utilized by the Demon Corps have been seen armed with Storm Drivers, ECHO Rays, a mix of Gatling Ray, ECHO Ray and Arrestor Beam, or a mix of Tempest Driver and NET Torpedo.

The Blueprints of the Basilisk were first made available in Incursion, and then during Nemesis. Larus also made it available again during Redemption.

Trivia

  • The Basilisk cutter is the opposite of a Python cutter having less repair and armor while dealing huge damage.
  • The Basilisk cutter is the second cutter to have a modifier without any upgrades through the crafting system, the first one being the Python cutter.
  • The forward tip of the cutter's hull extends up and downwards as it moves in combat, and retracts into its original position when not in combat.
  • The Basilisk cutter is the only Demon Corps ship not to have more weapons slots than the standard version of the ship.
  • The design of the Basilisk remarkably resembles a Hammerhead Cruiser from Star Wars

Gallery

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