|“||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|
|“||The Machete Destroyer, though without shield, is a powerful ship full of guns and armor.||”|
The Machete destroyer is a high level, tier five Iron Star Company hull. It was first available in the event Revenge. Like other Iron Star hulls, has an emphasis on suitability in comparison to the Lance destroyer.
They are rather rare to see in combat due to its lack of shields and that Lance destroyers have more weapon slots, a desirable advantage, but when marked up, they become a ship that is not to be trifled around with.
Strategy and Setup
|“||Prepare for the ultimate base attack with the Machete Destroyer, designed by the Iron Star Company.||”|
|— Event Store|
The Machete destroyer has rather high health for a destroyer. It has an extra armor slot compared to all other destroyers, as an attempt to substitute in the missing shield slot. The Machete destroyer MK III will indeed gets a shield slot, which will increase its overall durability greatly.
While they are useless at MK I-II, but at MK III and especially MK V after they get their shield slot, Machetes are one of the toughest destroyers to kill in the game, because of their added durability from the second armor slot. They also benefit from utilizing unstable reactor which leaves a nasty surprise for ships that rush them, especially frigates and cutters.
They also benefit from the bonuses of extra cruiser damage and phased when marked up like other destroyers.
The Machete destroyer's lack of a shield makes it dependent on its armor entirely to survive attacks. However it has more mass than any other destroyer in the game.
Because of its slightly higher amount of armor, they tend to take slightly longer to repair than other destroyers.
Machete destroyers must be upgraded through the crafting system to be effective.
Usage by VEGA
They were rarely used by VEGA, and only appeared as remnants of the Corrupted Iron Star Amber Army collaborated with Demon Corps to bring down the Rebellion.
They were sighted only in base attacks as well as in the Demon Corps Harbinger Event fleet during Incursion, armed with either Gladius Drivers and Archer Beams.
After the debut of the Damocles Destroyer, VEGA has no longer seen any use in deploying the Machete.
- The Machete destroyer is the only event hull that has no shield.
- The Machete destroyer is the only hull to receive a shield slot in mark upgrades
- Some players refer to the Machete Destroyer as the Mas***ty Destroyer, mostly because it is useless at Low mks.