NOTE: THIS THRUSTER HAS NOT APPEARED IN ANY EVENT FOR OVER 6 MONTHS AND IS NOW CONSIDERED AN UNUSED BLUEPRINT.
|“||Strike Thrusters are used by Xeno Division cruisers to allow protection of faster craft through vastly increased engines at the cost of weapon system output.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|!THIS WEAPON CAN ONLY BE EQUIPPED ON THE PUNISHER/GUARDIAN CRUISER!|
|Mass||3% ship mass||4% ship mass||5% ship mass|
|Forward Speed||+80 m/s||+160 m/s||+240 m/s|
Strike Thrusters are powerful Thruster specials designed by the Xeno Division. They are the fastest thrusters in the game, and achieve speeds that rival the speed of cutters. They were leaked in game and was even mentioned by CMs however it never returned.
Strategy and Setup
The massive bonus on the Strike Thrusters is its massive forward speed bonuses. These speed bonuses can make the Punisher unable to be avoided in combat and on level III can even catch cutters flying away. This is incredible for a cruiser as it can also do fast hit and run tactics which are usually what frigates do.
The Strike Thrusters are designed to even out the Forward speeds of The Punisher Cruiser with the Decimator Cutter, allowing the Punisher to be used as its intended with the Cutters, as a Tank to absorb damage while the Cutters, with their high amounts of weaponry deal out the damage.
It also does not debuff ship maneuverability in any way, which was the downside of many engines. This means it can move foward at lightning speeds without sacrificing strafe or turning speed.
However it has one massive downside along with it, it gives a massive 25-50% ship damage debuff. This means Punisher Cruisers with 1,000 DPS will instantly only deal 500 DPS which is a massive downgrade when fighting other Punishers without the engine as you will die much faster than your enemy.
The Strike Thruster is also for the Punisher Cruiser only. This drastically limits the options of the engine as only one hull can equip the engine.
- The Strike Thruster III has the fastest speed bonus of every engine in the game
- Equipping Strike Thrusters is a massive debate as speed:DPS is a very difficult choice to make in combat, many players still argue that it will be useless while some argue it breaks the game
- The Strike Thruster's original purpose was to allow the Punisher to tank alongside the Decimator Cutter.