|“||The Genesis Cruiser is an aggressive armored ship, suited to front line combat. It has a wide field of fire.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
Genesis cruisers are slower than the Harrier frigate, but are more well armored. Generally, it has a balance between offence, defense and maneuverability.See builds for the genesis cruiser here.
Strategy and Setup Edit
Genesis cruisers are more oriented for close range and front line combat. They have more mass and armor than most of the other beginner ships.
Like all other cruisers, they have a 270 deg firing arc, enabling them to engaging ships at a very wide angle. They are ideal for circling or strafing away from enemy ships to dodge hostile projectiles.
Genesis cruisers, like all beginner ships can have instant repair time. Some players take advantage of this by equipping Genesis cruisers with heavier weapons and lighter defense, making them more expendable.
Some players also equip Genesis cruisers with cargo holds for collecting resources when players start building better warships.
Genesis cruisers while faster than the Rancor battleship, is not quite as durable. This is an uncommon occurrence, only seen in Tier 1, low level ships. Battleships are proportionally quite fragile in medium level and high level fleets.
Players often prefer to use Rancor battleships over the Genesis Cruiser as they have superior firepower, mass and range, and health.
Rail drivers are not recommended as they often miss and they have relatively low firepower.
- The Genesis cruiser is the first of the three Rebellion Cruiser-Class ships.
- In the early stages of closed beta, this ship used to be unlocked after Longbow Destroyer.
- An enhanced version of the Genesis cruiser used to be available in the market that had improved health, mass and agility. It has since been deprecated in favor of the crafting system.
- The Genesis cruiser MK II is the first and only ship capable of defying the 300 rule - the 5% armor bonus does not factor in to repair time. Thus, the ship can exceed 300 combined health and armor and retain instant repair times.