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Valkyrie Pirate Rebel
Description

The pirate Valkyrie is a pirate ship in Escape Velocity Nova.

"Pirates and Valkyries have gone together almost since the Valkyrie was first released. Somehow the hotrodded starship seems to embody the very idea of a swash-buckling corsair; so much so, in fact, that people who fly normal, unmodified Valkyries get a few sideglances from other spacelane users. Pirates take great pride in maxing their 'Valks' out, and most Valkyries will sport afterburners and custom paintjobs, as well as radically altered shield grids. This darkly menacing custom convert by Olaf Greyshoulders is no different." ― Buying a Pirate Valkyrie
"You run your hands lovingly over the titanium finish of this handsome ship, admiring its beauty and its strength. "Yes, sir," says a proud captain, "she's as good as she looks. I've made a lot of 'special' modifications myself," she says with a conspiratorial wink." ― Hiring a Pirate Valkyrie
The Pirate Valkyrie is the result of heavy modifications by Pirates, producing a much more capable ship than the original Valkyrie.

Pirate Valkryies are often called Pirate Valks or PV<variant number>, such as PVII

Gameplay Analysis

"My personal preference for an escort ship (upgraded to IV), as their long range and devestating attacks work very well. Beware these ships in combat if they are in the upper levels; lower levels are breezes to take out, but IIIs are much more difficult, and IV are insanely fast and armed to the teeth." ― EVula Survival Guide

  • The Pirate Valkyrie IV is considered to be one of the best ships in the game by many players, mainly for its best-in-class top speed and expandability (once stripped, over 200 tons of free space). It is, however, notorious for its poor acceleration, which makes an afterburner almost essential. It comes with Hellhounds, Ion Cannons, Radar Missiles, and 100mm Turreted Railguns.
  • One approach to building a Pirate Valkyrie is a complete close-ranged approach. Scrap all weapons in favor of 4 Thunderhead Lances and 4 Ion Cannons, with the rest of the space devoted to solar panels, battery packs, armor upgrades, jammers, etc. With skillful piloting and a lot of evasion, it can hold its own against any ship.
  • The ship alone is probably the best escort vessel in the game. Class II Pirate Valks are found abundantly throughout the game, and can be easily captured and upgraded into a deadly Class IV. This makes it an excellent escort early on in the game if your ship is a vulnerable freighter, and your main concern is profiting off of your cargo runs.

External Links

Nova Pirates
Sub-factions: MaraudersFree TradersThe AssociationHouseless Warriors
Pirate Ships: Viper (v) (i) 110k, Argosy (v) (i) 250k, Thunderhead (v) (i) 425k, Valkyrie (v) (i) 500k, Enterprise (v) (i) 700k, Starbridge (v) (i) 725k, Manticore (v) (i) 12M, Carrier (v) (i) 15M (Unrelenting 0c)
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Pirate OutfitsPirate Weapons

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