The Machete Destroyer lacks a shield, but makes up for it with powerful engines and a healthy appetite for guns and armor.
  — In-Game Description 


Prepare for the ultimate base attack with the Machete Destroyer, designed by the Iron Star Company.
  — Event Store 

The Machete Destroyer is a Tier 5 hull with extra defensive capability in the form of armor slots and health bonuses.

As a destroyer, this ship has modest firepower but very long range, taking out opponents from afar.

Strategy and Setup


The Machete Destroyer, though without shield, is a powerful ship full of guns and armor.
  — Sybil 

The Machete Destroyer has extra armor slots to offset the lack of shields. Skirmish Armor is recommended for fleet combat, while Deflector Armor and Projectile Resistors are the best choice for base sniping.

It can equip the Unstable Reactor to surprise cutters and frigates that accidentally get too close.


The Machete Destroyer does not have any shields until Mk III. Considering that shields have more shield energy than armor with health, this actually makes the Machete Destroyer less durable than the Damocles Destroyer. Moreover, this forces the Machete Destroyer to sustain more damage in each battle, being unable to benefit from shield regeneration out of combat.

Its limited weaponry takes longer to eliminate enemy ships and modules, giving more time for the enemy to fire back at you which results in more repair time.


Level II
Weapon Slots WeaponSlot 2 2 3 3
Shield Slots ShieldSlot 0 1 1 1
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot 1 1 1 1
Max. Mass 8,138 t 8,525 t 8,913 t 9,300 t
Cargo 87,000 t 104,400 t 121,800 t 139,200 t
Cruiser Damage +100% +130% +160% +200%
Armor Health +15% +20% +25% +30%
Weapon Mass -5% -10% -15% -20%
Shield Bypass +10% +15% +20% +25%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch
Prerequisites Previous level of Machete Destroyer,
Same level of Trident Destroyer
Workshop Required N/A N/A N/A VIII
Time Time 1d 19h 03m 3d 14h 06m 5d 9h 09m 7d 4h 12m
Mineral Ore MineralOre 19,218,750 38,437,500 57,656,250 76,875,000
CRAFT Crafting
Time Time 1d 0h 36m 2d 1h 12m 3d 1h 48m 4d 2h 24m
Mineral Ore MineralOre 6,406,250 12,812,500 19,218,750 25,625,000
Patterns Patterns 1 1 1 1
Cores Cores 5 5 5 5
Parts Parts 10 30 90 270
Armaments Armaments 2,048 2,560 3,200 4,000


  • The Machete Destroyer is the only event hull that has no shield slots.
  • Some players refer to the Machete Destroyer as the Mas***ty Destroyer, mostly because it is useless at low levels.