The Masochist is a cruiser class ship for the Substrate.
Heavy anti-frigate unit. Attacks become more powerful as it takes damage.
This anti-frigate ship is aptly named. As the Masochist becomes damaged, the attacks of its Plasma Flail become even more powerful, often to the point where it can take out enemy cruisers easily. Its plasma flail is powered by all of the Masochist's absorbed damage; the more damage this unit takes, the more beams it can use at once.