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The Python Cutter is a new take on the notorious Cutter class. A fast, aggressive design with plenty of mercenary attitude.
  — In-Game Description 

General


Get your hands on the fearless new Python Cutter, designed in secret by the Iron Star Company to combat VEGA.
  — Event Store 


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

As a cutter, this ship has fair durability and superior forward speed, suitable for rushing into enemy formations.

Strategy

Advantages


The Merc Python Cutter will provide your fleets with the speed they need to chase down fleeing threats. With bonus armor health, this hull will cut through enemy lines with ease.
  — Sybil 


The Python Cutter is incredibly durable as a cutter. It can reliably destroy opposing battleship and destroyer fleets by surviving long enough to get close and deal damage. The damage resistance of Skirmish Armor enables this ship to shrug off Vector Torpedo barrages with ease.

This ship also excels in close range combat when equipped with Unstable Reactor, acting like a suicide bomb and dealing massive damage to nearby enemies upon destruction. It is almost impossible to escape the blast radius because of the cutter's high forward speed.

Disadvantages

Python Cutters, while durable, have incredibly long repair time, exceeding 3 hours per ship at maximum. They only have 3 weapon slots, so while they may win, they also take quite a long time to destroy enemy ships, suffering lots of damage as a result.

This ship only has 1 special slot, which is almost always occupied by thrusters, leaving no room for weapon boosts.

When equipped with Unstable Reactor, Basilisk Cutters with Armored Thrusters gain a 20 m/s advantage in forward speed, potentially allowing them to run away. Python Cutters also have a harder time catching up to enemy kiting fleets, and may be eventually destroyed if not upgraded enough for the stasis resistance.

Upgrading

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SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship
Armor Slots ArmorSlot 4 4 5 5
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot 1 1 1 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Max. Mass 8,925 t 9,350 t 9,775 t 10,200 t
Cargo 369,281 t 443,138 t 516,994 t 590,850 t
MODIFIERS Wrench
Battleship Damage +50% +66% +83% +100%
Armor Health +15% +20% +25% +30%
Armor Mass -15% -20% -25% -30%
Shield Damage +5% +10% +15% +20%
Stasis Resist +12% +24% +36% +50%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch
Prerequisites Previous level of Python Cutter,
Same level of Nighthawk Frigate
Workshop Required N/A N/A N/A VIII
Time Time 22h 34m 30s 1d 21h 09m 00s 2d 19h 43m 30s 3d 18h 18m 00s
Mineral Ore MineralOre 10,078,125 20,156,250 30,234,375 40,312,500
CRAFT Crafting
Time Time 12h 54m 1d 1h 48m 1d 14h 42m 2d 3h 36m
Mineral Ore MineralOre 3,359,375 6,718,750 10,078,125 13,437,500
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


Trivia

  • The specifications to this ship, shown in the image below, were leaked nearly two weeks before the event started. The leaked statistics turned out to be accurate.
  • The Python Cutter used to have a slower maximum speed but much higher acceleration. Other cutters would take about three seconds, which gave this ship a head start in combat.
  • The original appearance of the Python Cutter resembled a bulkier Gharial Cutter.

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