The Cylon Raider is the basic Strike Interceptor of the Cylon fleet. It's sleek design means it can speed past nearly all enemy ships and hunt down slower ships as well as dodge bullets in firefights. The Raider's purpose is anti-strike, anti-missile and, in some cases, anti-escort. In small groups, Raiders can take down some Lines or do massive damage whilst others hold its attention with a bit of luck and skilled pilots. With 4 engine slots the Raider can become even faster, catching up to slower targets with ease, never allowing an enemy to escape. The Raider also comes with high avoidance so lines are extremely ineffective against it. Think carefully before taking one a line your own though, as its high health and damage means you're mincemeat if it has missiles or accuracy-enhancing rounds, unless you're a skilled pilot and are able to shoot them down. If you have not advanced your Raider yet, it is almost compulsory to travel in a squadron, as if you do not and you meet an enemy player, you'll be gone in a matter of seconds. It sometimes looks scary, but it can be easily destroyed.

Do not use an un-advanced Raider for P v P battles, as it only has 3 weapons. If you really want to, choose an enemy player who's level is lower than your own.

The Raider is the mandatory starter ship for Cylons ( you used to be able to choose it or the Cylon Heavy Raider).

The Cylon Raider's Colonial counterpart is the Viper Mark II.

This ship can be upgraded/advanced. See also Advanced Cylon Raider.

In-game DescriptionEdit

"Sleek and deadly, the Raider is the primary Interceptor of the Cylon fleet, designed to use its speed and agility to perform rapid strikes and chase down slower, less maneuverable targets. Like all Cylon vessels, it is a biomechanical construct commanded by a 'pilot mind' that literally becomes the ship.
As an Interceptor, the Raider can be equipped with more engine systems than other strike craft, increasing its already impressive performance."


The Basic Raider originally came pre-loaded with the following equipment:

  • Weapons:
General Cannon Icon 2x Type A 'Aggressor' Light Autocannons
  • Computers:
Scanner Icon 1x Mineral Analysis Cluster
Autopilot Icon 1x Autopilot Cluster.

The starter equipment was changed with Game Update 39, the Raider now comes pre-loaded with:

  • Weapons:
General Cannon Icon 2x Type A 'Aggressor' Light Autocannons
General Launcher Icon 1x Type B1 'Stalker' Light Missile Launcher
  • Hulls:
Hull Icon 2x Strike Hull Plating
  • Computers:
Weapon Buff Icon 1x 'Echidna EX' Combat Cluster
Avoidance Debuff Icon 1x 'Scylla' Viral Cluster
  • Engines:
Gyro Icon 2x Light Gyro-Stabilization
RCS Icon 2x Light RCS Ducting
  • Player Hold:
Mining Cannon Icon 2x 'Gouger' Light Mining Cannons
Scanner Icon 1x Mineral Analysis Cluster.

Paint Icon Available PaintsEdit

  • Raider - Blue Jag Blue Jag
  • Raider - Dark Camo Dark Camo
  • Default Paint Default
  • Raider - Frost Jag Frost Jag
  • Cyl - Gold Gold
  • Raider - Grey Hex Grey Hex
  • Raider - Hornet Jag Hornet Jag
  • Cyl - Longest Night Longest Night
  • Raider - Red Stream Red Stream
  • Raider - Syfy Syfy


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