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General[edit | edit source]

This page provides a list of VEGA Mining NPC Targets that appear each day.

VEGA Mining Grind Targets[edit | edit source]

Cargo[edit | edit source]

VEGA Mining Cargo Fleets carry resources from resource fields to Processing Complexes owned by the VEGA Federation inside the same Planet. These fleets also have a chance of containing a blueprint fragment.

Fleets labelled with purple only drop Antimatter. Other fleets are prefixed with "VEGA" and drop all three resources in the ratio 35% H3/35% Ore/30% AM but are also often higher level, and thus, more challenging to defeat.

Resource fields are located all around the planet, with each resource field being categorized in a specific 'Tier' which determines the levels of fleets that can spawn from it at any given time. Antimatter resource fields, in particular, exist as [Tier 3 (15-20)], [Tier 4a (23-25)] and [Tier 4b (27-30)] and spawn fleets containing only Antimatter.

Resource fields show a number - the level of the next fleet that spawns from it - and a timer below the field that shows how long until the next fleet spawns.

When defeated, any excess cargo that does not fit in your fleet's cargo hold will drift on the map for 45 seconds, allowing you (or other players) to collect it with another fleet.

As noted above, the following fleets only drop Antimatter.

Type & Level Fleet Layout Description Ships Armaments Loot Drops Notes
Cargo (20)
AM 20.png
Contracted rebel fleet carrying Antimatter to a VEGA Complex. ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield3.png x1
ThermalBeam3.png x2
VEGA Tier I VEGA Mining Hulls are being used to transport Antimatter to Processing Complexes. The Apocrypha Cruiser is both durable and deadly, while its lighter version - the Destiny Cruiser - are much more manageable.
DestinyCruiser1.png x5 HEXMissile3.png x1
Cargo (23)
AM 23.png
Contracted rebel fleet carrying Antimatter to a VEGA Complex. ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield3.png x1
ThermalBeam3.png x2
VEGA Tier I Some Destiny Cruisers are now equipped with an extra weapon.
DestinyCruiser1.png x2 HEXMissile2.png x1
HEXMissile3.png x1
DestinyCruiser1.png x3 HEXMissile3.png x1
Cargo (25)
AM 25.png
Contracted rebel fleet carrying Antimatter to a VEGA Complex. ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield3.png x1
ThermalBeam3.png x2
VEGA Tier I Scythe Destroyers use heavy projectiles to rain devastation from afar.
DestinyCruiser1.png x1 HEXMissile2.png x1
HEXMissile3.png x1
DestinyCruiser1.png x2 HEXMissile3.png x1
ScytheDestroyer1.png x2 GaussDriver4.png x2
Cargo (27)
AM 27.png
Contracted rebel fleet carrying Antimatter to a VEGA Complex. ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield3.png x1
ThermalBeam3.png x2
VEGA Tier II Use agile ships to kite short-ranged enemies and evade projectiles.
DestinyCruiser1.png x2 HEXMissile2.png x1
HEXMissile3.png x1
ScytheDestroyer1.png x3 GaussDriver4.png x2
Cargo (30)
AM 30.png
Contracted rebel fleet carrying Antimatter to a VEGA Complex. CondorFrigate1.png x1 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
ScatterMissile4.png x2
VEGA Tier II The most powerful planetary cargo fleet. Prove your worth to take on sector cargo fleets.
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield4.png x1
ParticleBeam.png x3
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield3.png x1
ThermalBeam3.png x2
DreadBattleship1.png x1 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
HEXMissile2.png x3
HEXMissile4.png x1
ScytheDestroyer1.png x2 GaussDriver4.png x2
Name & Level Fleet Layout Description Ships Armaments Loot Drops Notes
VEGA Cargo (30)
Cargo 30.png
VEGA Cargo fleet carrying resources to different sectors. CondorFrigate1.png x1 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
ScatterMissile4.png x2
VEGA Tier II The easiest sector cargo fleet. You should master the planetary cargo fleets before attempting higher-level varients.
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield4.png x1
ParticleBeam.png x3
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield3.png x1
ThermalBeam3.png x2
DreadBattleship1.png x1 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
HEXMissile2.png x3
HEXMissile4.png x1
ScytheDestroyer1.png x2 GaussDriver4.png x2
VEGA Cargo (33)
Cargo 33.png
VEGA Cargo fleet carrying resources to different sectors. CondorFrigate1.png x2 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
ScatterMissile4.png x2
VEGA Tier II An extra Condor Frigate makes this fleet difficult to kite.
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield4.png x1
ParticleBeam.png x3
DreadBattleship1.png x1 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
HEXMissile4.png x5
ScytheDestroyer1.png x2 GaussDriver4.png x2
VEGA Cargo (35)
Cargo 35.png
VEGA Cargo fleet carrying resources to different sectors. CondorFrigate1.png x1 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
ScatterMissile4.png x2
VEGA Tier III Kiting is essential against the two heavily-armed Apocrypha Cruisers.
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x2 SpectralShield4.png x1
ParticleBeam.png x3
DreadBattleship1.png x2 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
HEXMissile4.png x5
ScytheDestroyer1.png x1 GaussDriver4.png x2
VEGA Cargo (37)
Cargo 37.png
VEGA Cargo fleet carrying resources to different sectors. CondorFrigate1.png x1 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
ScatterMissile4.png x2
VEGA Tier III The Hydra-armed Apocrypha is very powerful. Kiting tactics or decoys are beneficial.
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield4.png x2
HydraMissile3.png x4
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield4.png x1
ParticleBeam.png x3
DreadBattleship1.png x3 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
HEXMissile4.png x5
VEGA Cargo (40)
Cargo 40.png
VEGA Cargo fleet carrying resources to different sectors. CondorFrigate1.png x1 ShockwaveShield4.png x1
ScatterMissile5.png x2
VEGA Tier IV The Condor has undergone some improvements but still has light armor. Perhaps Phased Projectiles would come in handy here?
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield4.png x2
HydraMissile3.png x4
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield4.png x1
ParticleBeam.png x3
DreadBattleship1.png x3 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
HEXMissile4.png x5
VEGA Cargo (45)
Cargo 45.png
VEGA Cargo fleet carrying resources to different sectors. CondorFrigate1.png x1 ShockwaveShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x3
VEGA Tier IV The Condor Frigate is impossible to kite without the use of battleships. Some Dread Battleships have been refitted with powerful but short-range beams. You should practice against this fleet before moving on to the VEGA Elites.
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x2 SpectralShield4.png x2
HydraMissile3.png x4
DreadBattleship1.png x2 ShockwaveShield4.png x1
ThermalBeam3.png x5
DreadBattleship1.png x1 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
HEXMissile4.png x5
VEGA Elite (50)
Cargo 50.png
VEGA Cargo fleet carrying resources to different sectors. CondorFrigate1.png x1 ShockwaveShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x3
VEGA Tier V VEGA Elites are the top sector cargo fleets. The Dread Battleships deal a ton of damage with their rapid projectiles, be sure to outrange them!
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x2 SpectralShield4.png x2
HydraMissile3.png x4
DreadBattleship1.png x1 ShockwaveShield4.png x1
ThermalBeam3.png x5
DreadBattleship1.png x2 DeflectorShield4.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x5
IridiumMagnets5.png x1
VEGA Elite (53)
Cargo 53.png
VEGA Cargo fleet carrying resources to different sectors. CondorFrigate1.png x1 ShockwaveShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x3
VEGA Tier V The Apocrypha Cruisers and Dread Battleships have been significantly strengthened and travel faster.
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x2 SpectralShield5.png x2
HydraMissile3.png x4
AMWarheads5.png x1
DreadBattleship1.png x1 DeflectorShield4.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x5
IridiumMagnets5.png x1
DreadBattleship1.png x2 DeflectorShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x5
IridiumMagnets5.png x1
VEGA Elite (55)
Cargo 55.png
VEGA Cargo fleet carrying resources to different sectors. ApocryphaCruiser1.png x3 SpectralShield5.png x2
HydraMissile3.png x4
AMWarheads5.png x1
VEGA Tier V The ultimate sector cargo fleet. Develop a strategy to defeat this mighty foe.
DreadBattleship1.png x3 DeflectorShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x5
IridiumMagnets5.png x1

Note: All ships have no minimum range. Corvettes, frigates and cruisers have primitive AI - that is, they head straight towards their target and do not start to strafe even when the target is well in range.

Resource Supply Run[edit | edit source]

Resource Supply Run Fleets are special fleets that carry large amounts of a particular resource with small amounts of the other two from place to place during supply runs, which run for 1 hour every 3 hours.

There are 3 types of resource supply runs - one for each resource. The ratio of resources dropped depends on the type of resource supply run that is occurring. For example, a Helium-3 Supply Run would drop more Helium-3 but less Mineral Ore and Antimatter, and so on so forth.

Supply Run fleets spawn from resource fields and travel to Processing Complexes in the same planet.

When defeated, resources are dropped in a 70/15/15 ratio, the former being the main resource drop.

There was a bug that caused the names below the icons of the Resource Supply Run fleets to be displayed incorrectly when they spawned in the Residential Sector.

Supply Run Incorrect Fleet Name Correct Fleet Name
Helium-3 Faction He3 Faction He-3
Mineral Ore Faction Miner Faction Ore
Antimatter Faction Containment Faction AM
Name & Level Fleet Layout Description Ships Armaments [Hover] Loot Drops Notes
VEGA
Resource
(40)
Cargo 40.png
VEGA Cargo fleet carrying resources to different sectors. CondorFrigate1.png x1 ShockwaveShield4.png x1
ScatterMissile5.png x2
--- Strongly resembles VEGA Cargo (40).
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield4.png x2
HydraMissile3.png x4
ApocryphaCruiser1.png x1 SpectralShield4.png x1
ParticleBeam.png x3
DreadBattleship1.png x3 ShockwaveShield3.png x1
HEXMissile4.png x5

Crafting[edit | edit source]

These targets drop crafting materials for non-dreadnought ships. They spawn from resource fields and travel to Processing Complexes in the same planet.

The crafting boxes do not have weighted drops, so it is equally likely to obtain a Mk II pattern as a Mk V pattern.

These fleets no longer spawn as of current.

Name & Level Fleet Layout Description Ships Armaments Loot Drops Notes
VEGA Artillery
(37)

VEGA Destroyer
(37)
VEGA Artillery.png
Destroyers deployed to hunt specific targets. Use upgraded frigates to defeat them. ApocryphaCruiser5.png x1 ShockwaveShield5.png x2
ECHORay3.png x4
VEGA Armaments
T4 VEGA Parts Box
T4 VEGA Pattern Box
It is extremely difficult to dodge the Gladius Drivers. A carrier would be helpful as it can outrange the Scythe Destroyers.
ScytheDestroyer5.png x6 SpectralShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x2
NETTorpedo3.png x1
IridiumMagnets5.png x1
VEGA Raiders (40)

VEGA Cruiser
(40)
VEGA Raiders.png
Cruisers ready for close quarters combat. Use upgraded destroyers or battleships to beat them. CondorFrigate5.png x1 DeflectorShield5.png x1
HEXMissile5.png x3
VEGA Armaments
T4 VEGA Parts Box
T4 Core Strongbox
T4 VEGA Pattern Box
The Apocrypha Cruisers are very durable. More patience is needed when kiting them.
ApocryphaCruiser5.png x6 ShockwaveShield5.png x2
ECHORay3.png x4
VEGA Battalion
(45)

VEGA Battleship
(45)
VEGA Battalion.png
Battleships prepared to overwhelm their enemies. Bring upgraded cutters to even the odds. CondorFrigate5.png x1 DeflectorShield5.png x1
HEXMissile5.png x3
VEGA Armaments
T4 VEGA Parts Box
T4 Core Strongbox
T4 VEGA Pattern Box
The Dread Battleships deal massive damage; exploit their blind spots or outrange them.
DreadBattleship5.png x6 SpectralShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x6
IridiumMagnets5.png x1

Note: All ships have no minimum range with the exception of NET Torpedoes.

Crafting Supply Run[edit | edit source]

These targets drop crafting materials for non-dreadnought ships at much higher rates than crafting fleets during the Supply Run sector activity, which runs for 1 hour every 3 hours. Supply Run fleets have a different icon to distinguish them from crafting fleets.

Supply Run fleets spawn from resource fields and travel to Processing Complexes in the same planet.

When defeated, a crafting box is dropped. This box contains a predefined amount of armaments and parts for a specified hull. The remaining drop is either a core or a pattern. Do note that unlike those of regular crafting fleets, this drop is heavily weighted towards less valuable items. Carrier boxes of Tier 4 or below instead drop one of the aforementioned items at random.

Name & Level Fleet Layout Description Ships Armaments [Hover] Loot Drops Notes
VEGA Raiders
(25)

VEGA Cruiser Supplies
(25)
VEGA Raider (Supply Run).png
Aggressive VEGA Fleets have been spotted in sector. Take them out for Cruiser supplies. CondorFrigate5.png x1 DeflectorShield5.png x1
HEXMissile5.png x3
T2 Destiny Cruiser Box This fleet features VEGA Mining Hulls that are stronger.
ApocryphaCruiser5.png x6 ShockwaveShield5.png x2
ECHORay3.png x4
RagnarokCarrier5.png x1 ShockwaveShield5.png x1
FighterSquadron3.png x4 [**]
VEGA Scouts
(40)

VEGA Frigate Supplies
(40)
VEGA Scout (Supply Run).png
Aggressive VEGA Fleets have been spotted in sector. Take them out for Frigate supplies. ApocryphaCruiser5.png x1 ShockwaveShield5.png x2
ECHORay3.png x4
T4 Condor Frigate Box This fleet features VEGA Mining Hulls that are stronger.
CondorFrigate5.png x6 DeflectorShield5.png x1
HEXMissile5.png x3
RagnarokCarrier5.png x1 DeflectorShield5.png x1
BomberSquadron3.png x4 [**]
VEGA Raiders
(40)

VEGA Cruiser Supplies
(40)
VEGA Raider (Supply Run).png
Aggressive VEGA Fleets have been spotted in sector. Take them out for Cruiser supplies. CondorFrigate5.png x1 DeflectorShield5.png x1
HEXMissile5.png x3
T4 Apocrypha Cruiser Box Essentially the same as the Tier 2 version, but with superior health and firepower.
ApocryphaCruiser5.png x6 ShockwaveShield5.png x2
ECHORay3.png x4
RagnarokCarrier5.png x1 ShockwaveShield5.png x1
FighterSquadron3.png x4 [**]
VEGA Artillery
(40)

VEGA Destroyer Supplies
(40)
VEGA Artillery 40.png
Aggressive VEGA Fleets have been spotted in sector. Take them out for Destroyer supplies. ApocryphaCruiser5.png x1 ShockwaveShield5.png x2
ECHORay3.png x4
T4 Scythe Destroyer Box This fleet features VEGA Mining Hulls that are stronger.
ScytheDestroyer5.png x6 SpectralShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x2
NETTorpedo3.png x1
IridiumMagnets5.png x1
RagnarokCarrier5.png x1 SpectralShield5.png x1
InterceptorSquadron3.png x4 [**]
VEGA Battalion
(40)

VEGA Battleship Supplies
(40)
VEGA Battalion (supply Run).png
Aggressive VEGA Fleets have been spotted in sector. Take them out for Battleship supplies. CondorFrigate5.png x1 DeflectorShield5.png x1
HEXMissile5.png x3
T4 Dread Battleship Box This fleet features VEGA Mining Hulls that are stronger.
DreadBattleship5.png x6 SpectralShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x6
IridiumMagnets5.png x1
RagnarokCarrier5.png x1 SpectralShield5.png x1
InterceptorSquadron3.png x4 [**]
VEGA Hunters
(40)

VEGA Cutter Supplies
(40)
VEGA Hunter 40.png
Aggressive VEGA Fleets have been spotted in sector. Take them out for Cutter supplies. GharialCutter5.png x5 DeflectorShield5.png x1
ThermalBeam3.png x3
FocusedOptics5.png x1
T4 Gharial Cutter Box This fleet features VEGA Mining Hulls that are stronger.
DreadBattleship5.png x2 SpectralShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x6
IridiumMagnets5.png x1
RagnarokCarrier5.png x1 ShockwaveShield5.png x1
FighterSquadron3.png x4 [**]
VEGA Commander
(40)

VEGA Carrier Supplies
(40)
VEGA Commander 40.png
Aggressive VEGA Fleets have been spotted in sector. Take them out for Carrier supplies. ApocryphaCruiser5.png x2 ShockwaveShield5.png x2
ECHORay3.png x4
T4 Ragnarok Carrier Box This fleet features VEGA Mining Hulls that are stronger.
DreadBattleship5.png x2 SpectralShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x6
IridiumMagnets5.png x1
ScytheDestroyer5.png x2 SpectralShield5.png x1
GladiusDriver3.png x2
NETTorpedo3.png x1
IridiumMagnets5.png x1
RagnarokCarrier5.png x2 ShockwaveShield5.png x1
FighterSquadron3.png x4 [**]

Note: All ships have no minimum range with the exception of NET Torpedoes.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Technically, the Apocrypha Cruisers in VEGA Cargo fleets Level 37 and above are re-skinned Rapture Cruisers.
  • Despite the fleet description, VEGA Mining Planetary Cargo Fleets only contain VEGA Mining ships.
  • Sector Cargo Fleets originally spawned 4 at a time from each planet after a set time window of 7.5 minutes.
  • The cargo drift timer was changed from the original 120 seconds to 20 seconds, then increased to the present 45 seconds due to player outrage.
  • Originally, the crafting and crafting supply run fleets were named as follows, but as of the early March 2018 update, the names have been standardized to the respective hull classes:
  • When resource supply runs first came out, they only had normal resource drops, defeating their purpose. KIXEYE removed them to fix the issue and later turned them back on when done.
  • VEGA Mining crafting and supply run targets of level 30 or above originally spawned in sector space. The crafting targets have been removed while the supply run targets have been relocated to in-planet shortly after the late August 2019 update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]