Cutters are one of six main hull types in the game. With the exception of the new Decimator cutter, they are all named after reptiles.
Cutters are primarily PVP hulls, and are not used in combat with VEGA fleets. They are the fastest ships in the game and oriented for short range combat, as a result they inevitably take damage in combat but are nonetheless very effective.
With their ship profile naturally configured to be a hunter, they are excellent at pursuing and destroying fleeing enemy fleets. They have higher sector speeds and can retreat from battles they cannot win.
When upgraded through the crafting system, they gain significant bonus damage against battleships.