Developed by the Advanced Xeno Integrated Systems Project, the Vindicator Cutter is the key to true speed. Its innate Harmonic Agility bonus results in faster ships for the entire fleet.
  — In-Game Description 


The Vindicator Cutter is a Tier 6 hull with the ability to resist both Alien and Plasma Damage. It provides the Harmonic Agility bonus which increases the mobility of your entire fleet.

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

Strategy and Setup


The Vindicator Cutter is the fastest player-obtainable ship in the game, able to reach over 900 m/s when equipped with Harmonic Chase Thruster, being inside an Agility Field and receiving a 30% Harmonic Agility bonus. It can even outrun other cutters as a result of the extra Harmonic Agility, making it the best fleet holder. In addition, this ship retains the high acceleration of the Decimator Cutter.

Note that the maximum Harmonic Agility bonus is equivalent to an infinite Agility Field for your ships.

This ship is quite durable (3 armor slots) and deals a lot of damage (5 weapon slots), being able to survive the onslaught of Enforcer Battleships and Ancient Hives, getting in range to annihilate them in a matter of seconds.


While it might win against many fleets, the Vindicator Cutter is commonly regarded as a no-skill ship just like any other cutter (just point and click) and will almost certainly take a ton of damage from every battle.

Like other cutters, it is extremely vulnerable to squadrons due to the narrow firing arc, enabling Paladin Carriers to turn the tide of battle quite easily. Never build a pure Twinfire Beam fleet or you will suffer greatly.


Level II
Weapon Slots WeaponSlot 5 5 6 6 6
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot 1 1 1 1 1
Max. Mass 11,715 t 12,830 t 13,385 t 14,500 t 14,500 t
Cargo 1,717,800 t 1,789,375 t 1,860,950 t 1,932,525 t 3,865,050 t
Sector Speed 300 AU/h 300 AU/h 300 AU/h 300 AU/h 390 AU/h
Weapon Mass -5% -15% -30% -50% -50%
Resists 20% Pl 30% Pl 30% Pl 40% Pl 40% Pl
Stasis Resist 12% 24% 36% 50% 50%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch
Prerequisites Previous level of Vindicator Cutter,
Same level of Taipan Cutter
Workshop Required IX
Time Time 2d 2h 24m 2d 10h 48m 2d 19h 12m 3d 3h 36m N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre 46,524,320 93,048,640 120,963,232 186,097,280 N/A
CRAFT Crafting
Time Time 18h 54m 1d 13h 48m 2d 8h 42m 3d 3h 36m N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre 15,508,107 31,016,213 46,524,320 93,048,640 N/A
Patterns Patterns 20 40 60 140 N/A
Cores Cores 10 30 45 80 N/A
Parts Parts 25 60 115 200 N/A
Armaments Armaments 985 2,300 3,600 4,925 N/A


  • There used to be a bug that gave Mk II+ Vindicator Cutters less acceleration than the Mk I version.