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Skirmish is the standard Empyrean mission in Proxima nodes, requiring players to destroy a limited number of fighters and Crewships in the area, with an occasional third objective to take out an orbital installation like a hangar. Counters will be displayed below the minimap showing the number of enemies remaining.

MechanicsEdit

Once players enter the area of operations, Cephalon Cy will task players to destroy at least 30 fighters and 2 Gokstad Crewships, with these numbers multiplying at higher difficulty levels. Fighters are easily destroyed with the Railjack's armaments, but crewships will require players to breach them to destroy their reactors or, Gunnery level permitting, utilize the Tunguska Cannon to demolish them. Once the mission's quota is met, enemies of that type will stop spawning.

Unlike most mission types, Skirmish missions have two level ranges; one for the fighters and one for ground troops (such as the Crewships' passengers or the Ramsleds' boarding parties). Beginning around fighter level 20-25, Cy will task players to disable a spaceborne Grineer outpost, adding additional difficulty to the mission and requiring an Away Team to infiltrate the outpost and coordinate attacks with the Railjack crew. The list of potential outposts, and any alterations to mission difficulty, is below;

  • Asteroid Hangar - The base itself adds no difficulty, but players will have to board an unmanned prototype Crewship docked inside to complete the objective.
  • Asteroid Base/Galleon Commander - Either a Grineer Galleon or an Asteroid Base  is stationed in the sector, and the Away Team is assigned to kill the Commander on board. The Galleon in particular is bristling with Cannon Batteries and missile launchers.
  • Missile Platform - True to its name, the Missile Platform will fire two homing missiles at players should they fly within 2500 meters of the platform, dealing damage directly to their health. These missiles can be shot down before they make contact.
  • Pulse Turbine - The generator buffs all fighters in range, giving them 50% damage reduction.
  • Shipkiller Platform - Much like the Missile Platform, the Shipkiller Platform's main cannon will periodically fire at the Railjack should it fly within 2500 meters of the platform, dealing heavy damage. Players manning the Railjack will have to utilize nearby asteroids as cover or fly beneath the platform as it only has hemispherical coverage.

At fighter level 30-33, Cy will give players two Outpost objectives to complete along with the fighter/Crewship quotas. Regardless of difficulty, once all objectives have been completed any remaining forces will retreat, allowing players to locate the spoils of war or gather resources from the wreckage.

LocationsEdit

Planet Mission Name Faction Level Tileset
Earth ProximaPosit ClusterGrineer15 - 20Free Space
Earth ProximaRian BeltGrineer17 - 20Free Space
Earth ProximaSover StraitGrineer20 - 20Free Space
Earth ProximaPhanghoul SatellitesGrineer20 - 28Free Space
Earth ProximaOgal ClusterGrineer26 - 30Free Space
Earth ProximaMinhast StationGrineer28 - 33Free Space
Earth ProximaJex LanesGrineer32 - 38Free Space
Earth ProximaBendar ClusterGrineer38 - 42Free Space
Earth ProximaKorms BeltGrineer43 - 53Free Space
Earth ProximaIota TempleGrineer45 - 57Free Space
Saturn ProximaLupal PassGrineer48 - 56Free Space
Saturn ProximaNodo GapGrineer54 - 60Free Space
Saturn ProximaMordo ClusterGrineer55 - 60Free Space
Saturn ProximaSpiro GapGrineer58 - 63Free Space
Saturn ProximaVila GapGrineer62 - 70Free Space
Saturn ProximaVand ClusterGrineer65 - 70Free Space
Saturn ProximaKasio's RestGrineer70 - 75Free Space
Veil ProximaRyaGrineer80 - 90Free Space
Veil ProximaGian PointGrineer80 - 90Free Space
Veil ProximaH-2 CloudGrineer80 - 90Free Space
Veil ProximaR-9 CloudGrineer80 - 90Free Space
Veil ProximaNsu GridGrineer80 - 90Free Space
Veil ProximaRuse War FieldGrineer80 - 90Free Space
Veil ProximaGanalen's GraveGrineer80 - 90Free Space
Veil ProximaFlexaGrineer80 - 90Free Space Skirmish Missions


RewardsEdit

Rewards
Dirac64 100 Dirac 20%
Dirac64 200 Dirac 10%
Blueprint2 Lavan Engines Mk I 8%
Blueprint2 Lavan Reactor Mk I 8%
Blueprint2 Lavan Shield Array Mk I 8%
Blueprint2 Vidar Engines Mk I 8%
Blueprint2 Vidar Reactor Mk I 8%
Blueprint2 Vidar Shield Array Mk I 8%
VoidProjectionsIronD Lith C6 Relic 3%
VoidProjectionsIronD Lith D1 Relic 3%
VoidProjectionsIronD Lith D2 Relic 3%
VoidProjectionsIronD Lith M5 Relic 3%
VoidProjectionsIronD Lith M6 Relic 3%
VoidProjectionsIronD Lith P3 Relic 3%
VoidProjectionsIronD Lith S10 Relic 3%
RivenSliver64 2 Riven Sliver 1%

Locations:

Up to date as of Update 29.1.1


First Cache Second Cache Third Cache
Barrel Spectra Vandal Barrel 8.6% Barrel Spectra Vandal Barrel 8.6% Barrel Spectra Vandal Barrel 8.6%
Blueprint2 Spectra Vandal Blueprint 8.6% Blueprint2 Spectra Vandal Blueprint 8.6% Blueprint2 Spectra Vandal Blueprint 8.6%
Stock Spectra Vandal Chassis 8.6% Stock Spectra Vandal Chassis 8.6% Stock Spectra Vandal Chassis 8.6%
Receiver Spectra Vandal Handle 8.6% Receiver Spectra Vandal Handle 8.6% Receiver Spectra Vandal Handle 8.6%
Dirac64 50 Dirac 8.6% Dirac64 50 Dirac 8.6% Dirac64 50 Dirac 8.6%
Dirac64 100 Dirac 8.6% Dirac64 100 Dirac 8.6% Dirac64 100 Dirac 8.6%
Dirac64 150 Dirac 8.6% Dirac64 150 Dirac 8.6% Dirac64 150 Dirac 8.6%
Fresnels64 3 Fresnels 8.6% Fresnels64 3 Fresnels 8.6% Fresnels64 3 Fresnels 8.6%
Kesslers64 4 Kesslers 8.6% Kesslers64 4 Kesslers 8.6% Kesslers64 4 Kesslers 8.6%
Dirac64 100 Dirac 7.52% Dirac64 100 Dirac 7.52% Dirac64 100 Dirac 7.52%
Dirac64 200 Dirac 7.52% Dirac64 200 Dirac 7.52% Dirac64 200 Dirac 7.52%
Dirac64 300 Dirac 7.52% Dirac64 300 Dirac 7.52% Dirac64 300 Dirac 7.52%

Up to date as of Update 29.1.1



NotesEdit

  • All drops are distributed to the entire Squad, thus reducing the difficulty in gathering them.
  • Destroying the prototype Crewship in the Asteroid Hangar will count towards the Crewship quota.
  • Grineer Outposts will periodically launch Ramsleds at the Railjack, even after all objectives have been completed.
  • Missiles launched from outposts last for 15 seconds regardless of difficulty level or outpost type.

TipsEdit

  • Amesha is considered the most effective Archwing for the following reasons:
    • They have the highest survivability out of all Archwings with Watchful Swarm.
    • Benevolent Decoy can draw enemy fire, including Crewship missiles, temporarily mitigating damage towards the Railjack.
    • Warding Grace can significantly slow enemies fighters down, making them easy targets.
  • ArchBurstGun Cyngas is strongly effective due to its high status chance.
  • Because of their high durability and inability to be destroyed by archguns and turrets (especially the pilot's), their highly damaging missile launchers that can down Archwings with ease, and their ability to deploy Ramsleds and (in the case of the Exo variant) healing bubbles, eliminating Gokstad Crewships should be an immediate priority for Tenno crew.
  • Though Crewships have less maneuverability and accuracy compared to the Railjack, it would be beneficial to commandeer one as they possess strong armor and powerful weaponry, drawing fire away from the Railjack. However, this is largely avoided in serious gameplay as it slows down progress towards objectives.
  • Both pilot and side turrets lists how much Ordnance and Flux Energy the Railjack has available. This is useful for Tenno crew for tracking and using the Resource Forge when needed.
  • Resource Forge refinement should only be done once all objectives are completed, and once all resources have been mostly replenished.
  • If able, Tenno crew should handle each objective individually, namely Crewships and Points of Interest, to speed up the mission. This is especially useful for the Sentient Anomaly, due to its limited appearance.

BugsEdit

  • Shipkiller Platforms will also target and damage Gokstad Crewships and their variants, regardless of whether or not there is a player at it's helm.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 27.0
  • Introduced
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