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The Nil'kemorya Striker is a Polaris ship in Escape Velocity Nova. To purchase a Striker, you must have gone to P'ar Aed to begin helping the P'aedt with their research.

"When the Polaris first settled on Kel'ar Iy, they arrived in ancient Deimos-class spacehulks and a myriad of smaller ships. They had no weapons, exhausted first-generation hyperdrives and generally little to recommend themselves. As the Polaris' well-founded civilization granted them new technologies, they began building cybernetic ships which were a combination of mechanical and biological components. The first ship to be built like this was the Striker. It serves as a long range scout and as a first line of defense against intruders." ― Buying a Striker

The Striker is a strong light warship. It is one of the first ships offered in the Polaris Storyline and is the most versatile and powerful until the pilot gains access to the Scarab.

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"The crew of this Striker are a brother and sister team. Their duties, they inform you, range from advance scout to picket duty. «We would be honored to be selected as your escort,» says the brother. «There has been much wagering in the barracks as to whom you might select,» he says, looking askance at his sister, who grins knowingly." ― Hiring a Striker

Untitled (#163)[]

Stats
  • Purchase/Hire Appearance %: 100%/9%
  • Purchase Cost: 1M
  • Hire Cost: 100k/upfront 10k/day
  • Upgrade: Nil'kimas
  • Upgrade Cost: 400k
  • Nova pict 6070 thumb Speed: 330
  • Nova pict 6069 thumb Acceleration: 600
  • Nova pict 6072 thumb Turning: 70
  • Nova pict 6067 thumb Shields: 600
  • Nova pict 6065 thumb Shield Regen: 60
  • Nova pict 6065 thumb Shield Recharge per second: 1.8
  • Nova pict 6065 thumb Minutes to recharge Shields: 5.5
  • Nova pict 6052 thumb Armor: 300
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Armor Regen: 8
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Armor Recharge per second: 0.24
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Minutes to recharge Armor: 20.83
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Disabled at Armor %: 10%
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Pre-disabled Armor: 270
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Total Fighting HP: 870
  • Nova pict 6134 thumb Max Ion: 300
  • Nova pict 6134 thumb Deionize: 60
  • Nova pict 6062 thumb Total Outfits Space: 72t
  • Nova pict 6062 thumb Free Outfit Space: 30t
  • Nova pict 6061 thumb Cargo Space: 20t
  • Nova pict 6001 thumb Max Guns: 2
  • Nova pict 6001 thumb Guns: 2 BioRelay Lasers
  • Nova pict 6003 thumb Max Turrets: 1
  • Nova pict 6008 thumb Missiles: 1 Wraith Cannon (30 ammo)
  • Nova pict 6128 thumb Energy: 1000 (10 jumps)
  • Nova pict 6074 thumb Jump Time: 1 day
  • Targetable by PD?: No
  • Strength: 375
  • AI Type: Interceptor

Wild Variants[]

Shipvariant stat changes are relative to the stats of the basic model. The basic model is Untitled.

The following shipvariants are unavailable in the shipyard and must be captured in the field.

kemi (#318)[]

Kemi means 'student' in the Polaran tongue. It is a designation given to weaker ships which force their pilots to learn quickly.

Stats
  • Purchase Cost: 700k (-300k)
  • Hire Cost: 70k/upfront 7k/day
  • Upgrade: Untitled
  • Upgrade Cost: 400k
  • Nova pict 6069 thumb Acceleration: 550 (-50)
  • Nova pict 6072 thumb Turning: 60 (-10)
  • Nova pict 6067 thumb Shields: 525 (-75)
  • Nova pict 6065 thumb Minutes to recharge Shields: 4.86
  • Nova pict 6052 thumb Armor: 265 (-35)
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Armor Regen: 6 (-2)
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Armor Recharge per second: 0.18
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Minutes to recharge Armor: 24.53
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Pre-disabled Armor: 238
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Total Fighting HP: 763
  • Nova pict 6134 thumb Max Ion: 250 (-50)
  • Nova pict 6134 thumb Deionize: 45 (-15)
  • Nova pict 6062 thumb Total Outfits Space: 57t (-15)
  • Nova pict 6062 thumb Free Outfit Space: 30t
  • Nova pict 6001 thumb Guns: 1 BioRelay Laser
  • Nova pict 6008 thumb Missiles: 1 Wraith Cannon (15 ammo)
  • Nova pict 6056 thumb Outfits: 1 Nil'kemorya Jammer

Nil'kimas (#317)[]

Nil'kimas means 'war-master' in the Polaran tongue. It is a designation given to ships that demonstrate that their pilots understand that the best way to survive is to have top-of-the-line statistics and firepower.

Stats
  • Purchase Cost: 1.4M (+400k)
  • Hire Cost: 140k/upfront 14k/day
  • Nova pict 6070 thumb Speed: 360 (+30)
  • Nova pict 6069 thumb Acceleration: 675 (+75)
  • Nova pict 6072 thumb Turning: 80 (+10)
  • Nova pict 6067 thumb Shields: 675 (+75)
  • Nova pict 6065 thumb Minutes to recharge Shields: 6.25
  • Nova pict 6052 thumb Armor: 375 (+75)
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Armor Regen: 20 (+12)
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Armor Recharge per second: 0.6
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Minutes to recharge Armor: 10.41
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Pre-disabled Armor: 337
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Total Fighting HP: 1,012
  • Nova pict 6134 thumb Max Ion: 375 (+75)
  • Nova pict 6134 thumb Deionize: 20 (+12)
  • Nova pict 6062 thumb Total Outfits Space: 107t (+35)
  • Nova pict 6062 thumb Free Outfit Space: 30t
  • Nova pict 6001 thumb Guns: 2 BioRelay Lasers
  • Nova pict 6003 thumb Turrets: 1 Turreted BioRelay Laser
  • Nova pict 6008 thumb Missiles: 2 Wraith Cannons (60 ammo)
  • Nova pict 6056 thumb Outfits: 1 Nil'kemorya Jammer

Cloaking Variants[]

As the game progresses, Strikers begin to carry Cloaking Organs.

Stat changes are relative to their non-cloaking counterparts.

Cloaking (#262)[]

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Nil'kimas, cloaking (#322)[]

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Hyperspace Drifting Variants[]

As the game progresses, Strikers begin to carry Cloaking Organs and Tunneling Organs. These variants are inertialess. In addition to the hyperspace drifting effect, they jump 25% faster than their counterparts.

Stat changes are relative to their non-cloaking counterparts.

Cloak and Tunneling (#271)[]

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Nil'kimas, cloak and tunneling (#329)[]

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If and only if the conditions for this ship's appearance are met, then the rare Houseless Striker can be encountered in the Rochak Dust Field.

Nil'kimas, cloak and tunneling #2 (#410)[]

This variant is identical to #329, but 645k cheaper. Its purpose is unknown.

Gameplay Analysis[]

Striker Shipyard

"This is like a bigger badder Manta. It is also one of my favorite ships, due to the fact I came damn close to taking out a Fed Carrier all on my own in one. If that doesn't tell you how much this little craft kicks, I don't know what would." ― EVula Survival Guide

The Striker is analogous to the Fed Patrol Boat and the Abomination. In other words, it serves as a corvette though it easily trumps the others. When equipped with its two original BioRelay Lasers and a Turreted BioRelay Laser, the Striker becomes preposterously powerful for its size, capable of easily destroying three Pirate Carriers (including their carried fighters) and two Manticores if handled well.

The Striker has surprisingly mediocre speed for a corvette.

The Nil'kimas version of the Striker is the toughest vessel relative to its size in the game. Properly upgraded and in the right hands, it can easily take out Fed Carriers and wreck complete and utter devastation on hostile fighter groups. A Nil'kimas Striker's loadout can be partially stripped to outfit it with a Manta Bay.

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Appearance[]

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Ship Spins[]

This ship has 36 frames per set and 3 sets for 108 frames in total. The lights pulsate.

  • Ship: 40x40
  • Lights: 40x40
  • Engine: 60x50

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Nova Polaris
Castes: Kel'ariyMu'hariNil'kemoryaP'aedtTre'piraVer'ash
Polaris Ships: Manta (v) (i) 250k, Sprite (v) (i) 500k, Striker (v) (i) 1M, Dragon (v) (i) 1.1M, Zephyr (v) (i) 2M, Arachnid (v) (i) 2M, Cambrian (v) (i) 2.5M, Scarab (v) (i) 7M, Raven (v) (i) 10M
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