Viper layout
Faction Unaligned
Combat Class Cruiser
Satellite Class Heavy
Base Hitpoints 26.50
Base/Minimum Weight 1060/530
Workshop Level 20
Crafting Cost 14,000

Viper is an Unaligned Cruiser. It can be bought at Smuggler Bases, repaired from Beacons or crafted after finding blueprints from Exploration.

For player use, it's effective to use TU-assisted Pulse Cannon M2 with Railgun, TU-assisted Ion Cannon or built-in TU with Heavy Ion Cannon. In addition, a Barrel or Potato M3 satellites help with speed and fast missiles.


Most variants are fast and will usually fire at you from a medium to long range, while being propelled away from you by the recoil of its cannons. Any ship that can move faster than it can float away should be able to deal with it easily, as it lacks armor.

  • Non-veterans are armed with 2 Mass Driver M2s a Small Repair Bot. So long as you can stay out of range these aren't an issue as the ship has low velocity and turn rate.
  • Veterans are more dangerous, armed with 2 powerful long-range Railguns that have a large amount of impulse and knockback. Fast ship is needed to dodge the shots and catch up with them.