The Anti-strike craft frigate of the pirate army, it is actually a very effective unit as en-masse they will destroy lightly armored enemies very quickly. They make up a good addition to any pirate fleet.
As the Pirate Threat level increases, their health, armor and damage gets improved. They will also gain the Timed Explosives ability at maximum Threat level.
Using the Pirate ReapersEdit
It is best to keep these ships clustered together as their combined DPS will easily eliminate an unprepared fleet of frigates. Keep them around your fleet when defending against Strike Craft and put them into the center of any enemy fleet of light frigates should they appear.
Pirate Reapers controlled by the player also gain the Timed Explosives ability from the Arcova Scout Frigate if it has been researched, making Reapers effective at assaulting structures should they prove to be somewhat plentiful in your fleet.
Fighting the Pirate ReapersEdit
Pirate Reapers will often cluster around other larger ships or near a Hanger Bay to destroy strike craft as they spawn. When defending a Pirate base, these ship will sometimes form a large cluster near the main engagement, there are usually nine at each base. Pirate Reapers can be found defending neutral resource extractors along with Pirate Rogues. Destroying these ships should be a high priority as without them, the pirates are very vulnerable to strike craft. Pirate Reapers are probably the second most common type of Pirate vessel, next to the Pirate Corsair.
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|Frigates:||Pirate Rogue • Pirate Pillager • Pirate Reaper|
|Cruisers:||Pirate Cutthroat • Pirate Corsair|