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The Bastion Cruiser is a formidable Altairian hull with its Counter-Chain capability and Firestorm Overdrive unleashing devastating damage when your shields drop. Plus look at all that leg room!
  — In-Game Description 

General

The Bastion Cruiser is a Tier 7 ship that drains the Chain effect of weapons on hit. Its Firestorm Overdrive ability is activated upon losing shields, drastically increasing offensive capability for a short duration.

Cannon weapons that are equipped on this ship gain an extra 1,000 m of range, which can be stacked with other range-increasing effects.

As a cruiser, this ship has great defensive capability and is designed to soak up damage.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

With incredible base health, the Bastion Cruiser is capable of taking a heavy beating. Its Counter Chain is very effective against Chain weapons such as the ECHO Ray and Reverb Ray, severely limiting the amount of damage they can do to your fleet.

It has 3 armor slots, allowing you to equip 3x Resonant Armor for a massive +60% shield energy bonus, which complements well with the multiple shield slots typical of cruisers. It also has the most resistor slots out of the Altairian Hulls, making this ship perfect as a sponge for soaking up damage.

Its Firestorm Overdrive grants +300% DPS, +40% shield bypass and +20% range, enabling it to dish out large amounts of damage at long range and immediately turn the tide of battle. This ability can be reused in subsequent battles.

Equip Pulse Cannons, Epsilon ECHO Cannons or other Cannon weapons to make the most of the Bastion Cruiser's range bonus. Even without the Overdrive, enemies will still find it difficult to kite Bastion Cruisers that have over 5,000 m range.

The Bastion Cruiser also has a built in Damage increase against Cutters, enabling it to make short work of them quickly. It also has Alien and Plasma resistance, greatly reducing the damage it will take from weapons of those damage types.

Disadvantages

If you wish to use your Overdrive ability, refrain from using too much shielding. Otherwise, enemies with high shield bypass may be able to take out your ships without fully depleting the shields.

Although the Bastion Cruiser is extremely durable, it has a hefty repair time, especially when you max out the shields and armor, making your fleet more costly to repair overall.

The Paragon Battleship has a built in modifier against Cruisers, making it more effective than other ships at destroying Bastion Cruisers.

Upgrading

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
Shield Slots ShieldSlot 3 3 3 3 3
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot 1 1 2 2 2
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Max. Mass 19,350 t 20,270 t 21,190 t 22,115 t 22,115 t
Cargo 2,738,760 t 2,852,875 t 2,966,990 t 3,081,105 t 6,162,210 t
Sector Speed 270 AU/h 270 AU/h 270 AU/h 270 AU/h 390 AU/h
Hull XP 102,400 XP 109,750 XP 117,627 XP 126,069 XP 126,069 XP
MODIFIERS Wrench
Overdrive Firestorm II Firestorm III Firestorm IV Firestorm V Firestorm V
Cutter Damage +15% +20% +25% +30% +30%
Armor Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Shield Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Resists 40% Pl 40% Pl 40% Pl 50% Pl 50% Pl
Counter Chain 1 2 2 3 3
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch
Prerequisites Previous level of Bastion Cruiser,
Same level of Revelation Cruiser
Workshop Required IX
Time Time 2d 2h 24m 2d 10h 48m 2d 19h 12m 3d 3h 36m N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre 63,396,462 126,792,924 164,830,801 253,585,848 N/A
CRAFT Crafting
Time Time 18h 54m 1d 13h 48m 2d 8h 42m 3d 3h 36m 1h 00m
Mineral Ore MineralOre 21,132,154 42,264,308 63,396,462 126,792,924 44,377,523
Patterns Patterns 20 40 60 140 N/A
Cores Cores 10 30 45 80 N/A
Parts Parts 25 60 115 200 N/A
Armaments Armaments 985 2,300 3,600 4,925 N/A
Fragments EliteCreditFragments N/A N/A N/A N/A 150


Trivia

  • The Bastion Cruiser is the first of the Altairian Hulls.
  • The Bastion Cruiser's design resembles a Protoss Carrier from Starcraft II.

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