This is a collection of non-player targets. They typically belong to a certain faction and are either passive or aggressive.
Passive NPC targets do not attack player fleets unless engaged by the player.
Aggressive NPC targets pursue and attack player fleets within a certain level range (which may not be equal to PvP Gating) if they get too close on the map. This is usually signalled by a red pulse. In the case of Alien fleets, they turn red instead. The vast majority of aggressive fleets will not attack players while inside solar systems.
Strategies against NPC targets can be found here.
The payout of each fleet (event points and loot drops) is modified according to your contribution and percent damage taken by the NPC Target.
Your contribution is equal to your (health) damage dealt divided by the total (health) damage taken by the NPC Target. This implies that using Nebula Fields to take out enemies will decrease your contribution, even if the target is singleplayer.
The percent damage taken by the NPC Target is equal to the total (health) damage taken by the NPC Target divided by the total health of the NPC Target.
Event points are awarded when the NPC Target takes at least 10% damage.
20% contribution or below: Points = Max Points * (Contribution / 20%) * Percent Damage Taken by NPC Target 20% contribution or above: Points = Max Points * Percent Damage Taken by NPC Target
Loot drops are only awarded when the player obtains a victory (NOT a draw) against the NPC Target, and that the NPC Target takes at least 10% damage.
20% contribution or below: No Loot Drops 20% contribution or above: Normal Loot Drops
List of NPC Targets
Most aspects of the ships in each NPC target are specified in the below listings, with the exception of durability-related stats such as health, defence and damage resistance (even when resistors are specified, the damage type is irrelevant), as well as speed stats (which are highly variable in general).
Grind Targets spawn regularly each day and are generally considered as the easiest compared to the other types of targets.
Catch-up Event Targets
Main Event Targets
Alliance War Targets
This is a list of targets that appear only during Alliance War, which include Mining Outposts and Marauder NPC fleets, and are found only in the Unstable Sector. They are considerably more difficult than grind and catch-up event targets.
For old targets that are no longer spawned, refer to this page.
- Originally, NPC Target point payouts followed a quadratic curve:
20% contribution or below: Points = Max Points * (Contribution / 20%) * (Percent Damage Taken by NPC Target ^ 2) 20% contribution or above: Points = Max Points * (Percent Damage Taken by NPC Target ^ 2)
- Originally, the 10% threshold for NPC Target payouts did not exist. This was added in the late April 2019 update.
Pages in category "NPC Targets"
The following 32 pages are in this category, out of 32 total.
- Grind Targets
- Grind Targets/A.X.I.S.
- Grind Targets/Altairian
- Grind Targets/Demon Corps
- Grind Targets/Iron Star
- Grind Targets/Legacy
- Grind Targets/Liberatus
- Grind Targets/Miner Rebellion
- Grind Targets/Pharmakon
- Grind Targets/Umbra
- Grind Targets/VEGA Mining
- Grind Targets/VEGA Security
- Grind Targets/Xeno Division
- Main Event Targets
- Main Event Targets/A.X.I.S.
- Main Event Targets/Demon Corps
- Main Event Targets/Iron Star
- Main Event Targets/Tier 10
- Main Event Targets/Tier 7 Altairian
- Main Event Targets/Tier 7 Pharmakon
- Main Event Targets/Tier 7 Umbra
- Main Event Targets/Tier 8
- Main Event Targets/Tier 9
- Main Event Targets/VEGA Mining
- Main Event Targets/VEGA Security
- Main Event Targets/Xeno Division