AI War:Vorticular Cutlass

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Cutlass
Spinning blade mass crashes into enemies, damaging itself and them, straight through their armor.
Unless issued a specific command by its controller, it will automatically attack nearby enemies.


Base Stats


Ship Cap Ammo Type Armor Type Immunities Damage Bonuses
352 Blades Close-Combat Tractor Beams Force Fields Repair 4 Light, 4 Neutron, 0.01 Command-Grade, 4 Composite

Mark Damage Attack Range Reload Health Armor Speed Engine Health Single Ship DPS Ship Cap DPS Ship Cap HP Abilities
I 8 0 1 sec 815 7 128 Inf 8 dmg/sec 2,816 dmg/sec 286,880 Regen Time 01:30 Target Seek Range 5,000 Armor Piercing 100 Attacks Are Self-Damaging
II 16 0 1 sec 1,630 15 128 Inf 16 dmg/sec 5,632 dmg/sec 573,760 Regen Time 01:30 Target Seek Range 5,000 Armor Piercing 100 Attacks Are Self-Damaging
III 24 0 1 sec 2,450 22 128 Inf 24 dmg/sec 8,448 dmg/sec 862,400 Regen Time 01:30 Target Seek Range 5,000 Armor Piercing 100 Attacks Are Self-Damaging
IV 32 0 1 sec 3,250 30 128 Inf 32 dmg/sec 11,264 dmg/sec 1,144,000 Regen Time 01:30 Target Seek Range 5,000 Armor Piercing 100 Attacks Are Self-Damaging
V 40 0 1 sec 4,090 37 128 Inf 40 dmg/sec 14,080 dmg/sec 1,439,680 Regen Time 01:30 Target Seek Range 5,000 Armor Piercing 100 Attacks Are Self-Damaging

Mark Knowledge Metal Cost Crystal Cost Total Cost Energy Cost Build Time Cap Metal Cost Cap Crystal Cost Cap Total Cost Cap Energy Cost Cap Build Time
I -- 60 60 120 20 00:00:01 11,760 11,760 23,520 3,920 00:03:16
II 2,500 120 120 240 40 00:00:01 23,520 23,520 47,040 7,840 00:03:16
III 4,000 240 240 480 40 00:00:02 47,040 47,040 94,080 7,840 00:06:32
IV Adv Fac 360 360 720 40 00:00:03 70,560 70,560 141,120 7,840 00:09:48
V Core Fab 480 480 960 40 00:00:04 94,080 94,080 188,160 7,840 00:13:04

How to use in your fleet

After the 5.026 buff, Vorticular Cutlasses have become the units that they deserve to be. Numerous and vicious, if they can reach a non-command-grade target, they will shred it. The Blade attack has few immunities (where as fusion cutters have plenty). All of these points make the ships a good addition to the player fleet, as long as they are regularly replaced.

Their ultimate demise comes in the form of self-damage, and gravity (speed reduction). You will experience massive losses in a long battle just from the self-attritioning aspect of the ship, and you will also experience much waiting-angst nearby Gravity Guardians. If the AI unlocks Spire Gravity Drainers, your flying blades of doom will be reduced to glorified damage-soakers.

How to counter when in the AI fleet

Gravitational Turrets. End of story. As with all melee-ships, it is worth build an extra layer or two to increase the slowing area if you only unlock the mark-I version.

Adding the Flagship-line of starships to your fleet will also assist immensely with taking down Cutlasses.

As with most melee-range ships, translocation can keep you from getting overwhelmed, and Riot Control Starships with paralysis can knock Cutlasses out of range and prevent them from immediately re-engaging.




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