Cipher (Event)

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Disambig.png This article is about the feature event. For the skin, see Cipher (Skin).

EVENT OVERVIEW[edit | edit source]


You have defied Umbra for the last time.
  — Bishop 
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A new threat has entered our galaxy with technology far superior than anything we've ever encountered. The Trojan Cruiser utilizes phasing with weapons that deal damage over time. Destroy them to gather intel so we can reverse engineer it for our own use. Business as usual!

DESCRIPTION[edit | edit source]

Cipher is the 53rd event in VEGA Conflict. The Pharmakon appear for the first time, hell bent on extinguishing all life in the sector to prevent the spread of the Xeno plague.

EVENT QUOTES[edit | edit source]

CIPHER - BEFORE EVENT

1/9/2019


You have defied Umbra for the last time. If it weren't for those machines, I could've put an end to you pesky rebels. Surrender Keres or feel the full extent of my wrath!
 Bishop 
CIPHER - BEFORE EVENT

1/11/2019

A distress call has been detected from a distant sector. Artificial intelligence controlling plasma based entities are wiping out planets. Have the rebels get me closer so I can infiltrate its system.

I await your instructions, Commander.
 Sybil 
CIPHER - AFTER EVENT

1/15/2019


Searching through my ancestors codices, I found records of an ancient civilisation that built a heuristic AI to govern their society. When the Xeno Plague struck its inhabitants, the AI adapted to deal with the spread but could not keep up with the pandemic. Destroying all organic matter became its ultimate solution. Our ancestors escaped these entities through wormholes which were then destroyed to slow the onslaught but there was always a chance the Pharmakon would reemerge. Knowing this, our ancestors left instructions so we may reconstruct technologies to counter the Pharmakon. I will share my findings with the Rebellion in due time.
 Klavic 


EVENT DESCRIPTION[edit | edit source]

SCHEDULED EVENT DATES
START TIME 3:00 pm PST
END TIME 3:00 am PST
START DATE January 10, 2019
END DATE January 14, 2019
GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION
EVENT TYPE Attack Umbra Decayed, Umbra Rotten, Umbra Fiend, Umbra Sinful, Umbra Affliction, Umbra Abyss, Umbra Hellion, Umbra Hunter, Umbra Devourer, Umbra Purgatory, Umbra Pursuer, Pharmakon Torrent (Blitz)
Defend Umbra Invasion a
ANTAGONIST Umbra, Pharmakon
DEUTERAGONIST Miner Rebellion, Altairians (Heralds)
EVENT DURATION 4 days Event Store Closes on January 15, 2018


EVENT PRIZES[edit | edit source]

Blueprints Amount of Intel
Epsilon ECHO Cannon Turret I RI (Max. 12) 100,000
Plasma Shell I BP
Spectral Screen I BP 150,000
Havoc Cannon I BP
Atomic Driver I BP
Nova Missile I BP
Nova Cannon I BP
Yellowjacket Wing I RI (Max. 12)
Xeno Focused Apertures I RI (Max. 12)
24h Xeno Division Ship Refit/Ship Build/ Craft Token
Bastion Cruiser MK II Crafting Box (Max. 10) 175,000
Epsilon ECHO Cannon Turret II RI (Max. 12) 200,000
Xeno Focused Apertures II RI (Max. 12)
Phoenix Frigate Mk II Box (Max. 30)
Sunder Thruster I BP
Plasma Shell II BP
Xeno Focused Apertures III RI (Max. 12) 250,000
24h A.X.I.S. Ship Refit/Ship Build/ Craft Token
Wraith Cruiser Mk II Box (Max. 30)
Ogre Battleship Mk II Box (Max. 30)
Medusa Destroyer Mk II Box (Max. 30)
Manticore Battlecruiser Mk II Box (Max. 30)
Plasma ECHO/Pierce/Stasis Resistor (Max. 12)
Thermic Disruptor I RI (Max. 12)
Incendiary Corpus I RI (Max. 12)
Apex Impaler I RI (Max. 12)
Blight Weapon Disruption Resistor RI (Max. 12) 300,000
Yellowjacket Wing II RI (Max. 12)
Thermic Disruptor II RI (Max. 12)
Incendiary Corpus II RI (Max. 12)
Apex Impaler II RI (Max. 12)
Plasma Resonant Armor RI (Max. 12)
Havoc Cannon II BP 400,000
Atomic Driver II BP
Nova Missile II BP
Nova Cannon II BP
Thonian Armor I BP
Ablative Tungsten Armor I BP
Sunder Thruster II BP
Spectral Screen II BP
Node Armor I BP
Tera Cannon I BP
Plasma Shell III BP
ENAL/EXAL/KIAL Tungsten Plates 500,000
Yellowjacket Wing III RI (Max. 12) 600,000
24h Altairian Ship Refit/Ship Build/ Craft Token 750,000
Havoc Cannon III BP 800,000
Atomic Driver III BP
Nova Missile III BP
Thonian Armor II BP
Ablative Tungsten Armor II BP
Sunder Thruster III BP
Spectral Screen III BP
Node Armor II BP
Tera Cannon II BP
Bastion Cruiser BP 1,200,000
Phoenix Frigate BP 1,500,000
Wraith Cruiser BP 2,000,000
Ogre Battleship BP
Medusa Destroyer BP
Manticore Battlecruiser BP
Trojan Cruiser BP

Target Payouts[edit | edit source]

Target Level Umbra Decayed Umbra Rotten Umbra Fiend Umbra Sinful Pharmakon Torrent (Blitz)
40 --- 3,000 --- --- ---
50 --- 8,000 + 20-25x Bastion Fragments --- --- ---
60 18,000 + Phoenix Mk III Box 18,000 + Bastion Mk III Box --- --- ---
70 --- --- 40,000 + Phoenix Mk IV Box + 1-5x Blight* 40,000 + Bastion Mk IV Box ---
80 --- --- 100,000 + Phoenix Mk V Box + 5-10x Blight* 100,000 + Bastion Mk V Box ---
90 --- --- --- 250,000 + 10-15x Bastion Elite Fragments 250,000 + 6-15x Tera Cannon III Fragments + 10-15x Plasma



Target Level Umbra Affliction Umbra Abyss Umbra Hunter Umbra Devourer Umbra Hellion Umbra Purgatory Umbra Calamitous
90 250,000 + Wraith Mk III Box + 10-15x Blight + 6-15x Nova Cannon III Fragments --- 250,000 + Medusa Mk III Box + 10-15x Gravimetrics + 6-15x Atomic Driver IV Fragments --- 250,000 + Ogre Mk III Box + 10-15x Pyrochemistry + 6-15x Nova Missile IV Fragments 250,000 + Manticore Mk III Box + 10-15x Spectronics + 6-15x Havoc Cannon IV Fragments ---
100 --- 400,000 + Wraith Mk IV Box + 15-30x Blight + 15-30x Nova Cannon III Fragments 400,000 + Medusa Mk IV Box + 15-30x Gravimetrics + 15-30x Atomic Driver IV Fragments --- 400,000 + Ogre Mk IV Box + 15-30x Pyrochemistry + 15-30x Nova Missile IV Fragments 400,000 + Manticore Mk IV Box + 15-30x Spectronics + 15-30x Havoc Cannon IV Fragments 400,000 + 15-30x Atrophy Router I Fragments + 15-30x Plasma
110 --- 1,000,000 + Wraith Mk V Box + 25-50x Blight + 25-50x Nova Cannon III Fragments --- 1,000,000 + Medusa Mk V Box + 25-50x Gravimetrics + 25-50x Atomic Driver IV Fragments 1,000,000 + Ogre Mk V Box + 25-50x Pyrochemistry + 25-50x Nova Missile IV Fragments 1,000,000 + Manticore Mk V Box + 25-50x Spectronics + 25-50x Havoc Cannon III Fragments 1,000,000 + 25-50x Node Armor III Fragments + 25-50x Plasma



Target Level Umbra Pursuer a Umbra Pursuer b Umbra Pursuer y
120 1,250,000 + 15-20x Thermic Disruptor III Fragments, 25-30x Blight 1,250,000 + 15-20x Incendiary Corpus III Fragments, 25-30x Blight 1,250,000 + 15-20x Apex Impaler III Fragments, 25-30x Blight

For more information on the event targets, click here.

Note, * means not 100% chance

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cipher is the first event to feature the Pharmakon.
  • With the launch of the Pharmakon season, it was expected that only Pharmakon targets would appear, but on the contrary, Umbra targets remained, to the delight of most players.


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