The Genesis Cruiser is an aggressive armored ship, suited to front line combat. It has a wide field of fire.
  — In-Game Description 

Genesis Cruiser
Genesis Cruiser
Faction Miner Rebellion
Hull Tier 1
Weapon Slots 2
Armor Slots 2
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 2
Health 120
Unladen Mass 60 t
Max Mass 750 t
Max Cargo 22,000 t
Firing Arc 270 deg
Combat Speed 320 m/s
Turning Speed 20 deg/s
Strafe Speed 150 m/s
Sector Speed 270 AU/h
Modifiers None
Requirements Ship Factory III,
Ship Lab III
Time 31m 30s
Helium-3 52,500
Antimatter 0
Time 15m 50s
Helium-3 10,500
Antimatter 0
Time 2m

Genesis Cruiser MKII
Genesis Cruiser MKII
Weapon Slots 2
Armor Slots 2
Shield Slots 2
Special Slots 1
Resistance Slots 1 (+1)
Health 120
Unladen Mass 60 t
Max Mass 788 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 27,500 t (+20%)
Firing Arc 270 deg
Combat Speed 320 m/s
Turning Speed 20 deg/s
Strafe Speed 140 m/s
Sector Speed 270 AU/h
Modifiers +10% Frigate Damage
+5% Armor Health
-5% Armor Mass
Requirements Workshop II,
Genesis Cruiser
Research Time 2m 31s
Mineral Ore 9,263
Craft Time 2m 14s
Mineral Ore 4,238
Pattern x1 Genesis Cruiser MKII
Cores x1 Cruiser T1
Ship Parts x10 Genesis Cruiser Parts
Faction Armaments x4 Rebel Armaments


The Genesis Cruiser is a beginner level, tier one Miner Rebellion hull. It is the first cruiser, and second ship available for the player to research.

Genesis cruisers are slower than the Harrier frigate, but are more well armored. Generally, it has a balance between offence, defense and maneuverability.

Strategy and Setup


Genesis Cruisers usually are the most versatile T1 hull, the other being the Rancor Battleship. The Genesis can be a good tank but also can be a very maneuverable heavy hitting hull able to do hit and run techniques or usually kiting.

Genesis Cruiser's are the first hull you unlock and with alot of T1 Hulls they have a free instant repair allowing extremely high spam with these hulls. It also is much faster than any Corvette now with the new Rebalanced speeds allowing it to catch these types of ships.


The Genesis Cruiser while still a cruiser, is still extremely fragile and will usually die very quickly unsupported. This is why the Rancor Battleship is much more common than the Genesis as it has more firepower, better kiting techniques, and overall more durable.

Its also easily replaced once you have the Exodus Cruiser and Venom Battleship researched. Though if you don't, this can be very effective when paired with Destroyers or Battleships to blitz or tank.


See Genesis Cruiser Builds for more info


  • 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.