It mines at about the same speed as the Tango. Its smaller size makes it less of a target compared to the Tango, but it also travels a bit slower. It’s total health of 1200 divides evenly between hull and shields (600/600).
The Harvester has no interior other than a simple pilot's seat set against a slanted gray wall.
- High mobility.
- If under fire you can flee quickly.
- Small, making it hard to aim at.
- Fair speed.
- If used while under the effects of New Player Immunity, you can mine without the risk of taking damage.
- Low health pool.
- Small ore hold.
- No defense against anything.
- Slow mining speed.
- Slow acceleration and deceleration.
- Beaten by the Hornet in everything except cargo hold and speed.
- Aliens often target Miners.
- Make sure to constantly check for hostile ships heading in your direction. Check your Minimap every 30 seconds.
- There isn't much risk to being at War, as you can warp away to another area quickly, and because your ship is small, it likely won't be followed by a ship like a Dreadnought because of their slow speed.
- Watch out if you're at War, you're likely to be ambushed.
- Don't mine at the Mega Base If you are at War and you aren't protected. (Unless you have New Player Protection).
- Received a remodel in version .56b.
- Nerfed in an unknown version, losing 175 Cargo Hold.
- As of .61i, its Mining Lasers now mine ore as far as 3000 studs, the original distance of Medium Mining Lasers.
- Received a buff in .64a? that upgraded its two Small Mining Lasers into 1 Medium Mining Laser.
- The creator of the ship once called for the ship to be renamed, but it was refused. Had he been successful, this ship would be known as the Flevyrion.
- Brings in about 937 credits without any Loyalty per run, but can earn up to 1687 credits.
- Currently beaten by the Hornet in nearly all ways due to an update giving all Miners Warp, rendering the Harvester useless.
- Has a cult following (Harvesterism).
- Was the first ever Miner to have a Warp Drive.