Recomended level for guide: 25-40
From being capable of killing low level FM targets, to grinding for resources, the Punisher is the guy for the job.
How to obtain the Punisher:
The Punisher is easily obtained by scoring 750 points in the FM.Be sure to redeem it in the FM tab. Build a few bunker busters or send in your most powerful fleet to obtain the points.
How to build your Punisher:
The punisher specializes in balistic damage. This means that you need to use cannons or railguns. For newer players, use ripper cannons(IV, preferably). For specials use engine upgrades, hardened barrels, and guidance scramblers. If you have it, use alloy armor special as well. Then, use the tier 1 draconian armor for the 10% defense bonus. This build will allow you to instant repair lvl 40 garrisons.
Upgrading the punisher:
Your punisher is good for attacking one or two garrisons. But if you want to be able to use it as an effective fleet, you need to equip better weapons and specials. Here is a list of what you need:
Other uses for the Punisher:
Conclusion: The punisher is a good starter ship and you should focus on getting it ASAP. This hull will help you in the long run and no new captain should be without it.
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