Longbow Destroyer   Longbow Destroyer Builds

The Longbow Destroyer is designed to provide fire support. It has a narrow field of fire and long range.
  — In-Game Description 


The Longbow Destroyer is a Tier 1 hull with primitive Miner Rebellion technology.

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

Strategy and Setup


The Longbow Destroyer, like other destroyers, has a range bonus that allows this ship to outrange the vast majority of other ships as well as most Energy and Explosive base weapons. This enables you to destroy opponents without suffering any damage in return.

Rear Thrusters are commonly used to catch other ships, while Strafe Thrusters help the Longbow Destroyer to dodge incoming projectiles at maximum range. Rotation Thrusters may also be used to prevent enemies from exploiting the ship's narrow firing arc by staying in its blind spot.

When upgraded to Mk II, destroyers gain a huge bonus against cruisers, destroying even heavily-armored ones within seconds.


As a destroyer, Longbow Destroyers are very slow and thus unable to kite other ships despite the massive difference in range. They have even less health than Harrier Frigates and are easy pickings once the enemy gets in range to fire. Therefore, Longbow Destroyer pilots should always try to keep a safe distance from enemy targets.

Most weapons used at this level are not homing and thus relatively easy to dodge, allowing skilled Harrier Frigate pilots to evade every single shot and close the distance to take out this ship.


Level II
Weapon Slots WeaponSlot 2 2 3 3
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot 1 1 1 1
Max. Mass 683 t 715 t 748 t 780 t
Cargo 32,500 t 39,000 t 45,500 t 52,000 t
Cruiser Damage +100% +130% +160% +200%
Weapon Mass -5% -10% -15% -20%
Shield Bypass +10% +15% +20% +25%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch
Prerequisites Longbow Destroyer Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable
Workshop Required II N/A N/A N/A
Time Time 7m 35s N/A N/A N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre 30,825 N/A N/A N/A
CRAFT Crafting
Time Time 6m 18s N/A N/A N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre 13,463 N/A N/A N/A
Patterns Patterns 1 N/A N/A N/A
Cores Cores 1 N/A N/A N/A
Parts Parts 10 N/A N/A N/A
Armaments Armaments 4 N/A N/A N/A


  • You receive a free Longbow Destroyer on your 4th day since playing.
  • Some players spam instant-repair Longbow Destroyers instead of Broadsword Destroyers during Civil War to earn free points. These ships hit hard and are worth next to nothing.