|“||The Heretic Cruiser is a massively armored cruiser that epitomizes the mercenary attitude. It's an unstoppable force on the battlefield.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|“||Earn the right to fly the Heretic Cruiser, a mercenary ship designed by the iron Star Company.||”|
|— Event Store|
The Covenant Cruiser is a Tier 5 hull with extra defensive capability in the form of armor slots and health bonuses.
As a cruiser, this ship has great defensive capability and is designed to soak up damage.
Strategy and Setup
|“||With heavy armor and ample firepower, the Heretic Cruiser can front run any opposition.||”|
Heretic Cruisers are the epitome of survival, being able to sustain a vast amount of damage before being destroyed, especially when maxed out with Skirmish Armor. They are often used as sniper decoys and base rushers to absorb damage, allowing the rest of your fleet to pummel your enemies with deadly force.
Heretic Cruisers only have a single shield slot. This makes regenerating shields such as the Diffuser Shield unreliable because enemies can quickly deplete the shields, preventing them from recharging. Moreover, the reduced shield energy causes this ship to suffer more repair time on average from each battle, as less is absorbed before the shield fails and damage is dealt directly to the hull.
This ship pays a high price for its durability in terms of repairs, being able to reach 4 hrs of repair time when fully maxed out with Skirmish Armor III. A full fleet can take up to a day to repair!
|Max. Mass||9,450 t||9,900 t||10,350 t||10,800 t|
|Cargo||142,000 t||170,400 t||198,800 t||227,200 t|
|Prerequisites|| Previous level of Heretic Cruiser,|
Same level of Revelation Cruiser
|Time||13h 02m 33s||1d 2h 05m 05s||1d 15h 07m 38s||2d 4h 10m 10s|
- The original appearance of the Heretic Cruiser resembled that of a really wide Revelation Cruiser.
- A bonus to weapon speed was added to cruiser mark upgrades towards the end of 2017.