"The famous Mantis thief, KazaaakplethKilik, owns this ship. You'll have to "convince" him to help you."

Layout AEdit

"This warship is designed to enhance its crew for close combat missions."


See Legendary Thief KazaaakplethKilik random event.
Alternatively, defeat The Rebel Flagship with the Zoltan Cruiser.

Layout BEdit

"This warship encourages sending massive boarding parties and keeping strong defense."


One of the few ships with a four man crew teleporter; one of the few ships without starting Weapons.

Earning two of the three Mantis Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

Trivia  In legends, a basilisk is a legendary reptile reputed to be a serpent king, who can cause death with a single glance.

Layout CEdit

"With a large teleporter and weapons designed to impede enemy crew, this ship is deadly in the hands of a capable boarding party."


One of the few ships with a four man crew teleporter.

Reaching Sector 8 with the Mantis Cruiser B and Advanced Edition Content enabled will unlock layout C.

Likely a reference to the Ship of Theseus, a philosophical thought experiment.


  • Take no prisoners! - Kill the crew of 20 ships by sector 6 in the Mantis Cruiser.
  • Avast, ye scurvy dogs! - Kill 5 enemy crew in a fight without taking hull damage or losing a crew member while using the Mantis Cruiser.
  • Battle Royale - While using the Mantis Cruiser, kill the last enemy with your last crew member on their ship.
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