|“||"The Raider Squadron isn't built for range, but its deadly Energy weapons are perfectly suited to aggressive tactics in close quarters."||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|Scramble Range||5,000 m|
Prev. Available in
Curr. Available in
|Planet Strike (Store)|
|Arms Lab Required||VI||VIII||X|
|Time||42m 30s||1h 55m 00s||3h 55m 00s|
They are very rare to see in combat, they have only been released a few times in events. They are short ranged squadrons with a high amount of damage.
Strategy and Setup
Raider squadrons have a high amount of firepower.
The high amount of firepower allows them to deal very high amounts of damage to ships in close range and are particularly ideal fighting cruisers or cutters. Cruisers and cutters prefer short or medium range combat.
They have high speed, able to retreat quickly for repairs and resupply when destroyed or having finished their attack run. Their high speed allows them to close in on targets and start dealing damage fast given their short scramble range.
Raiders have low range, this is massive disadvantage in any fights that isn't short or medium range. Carriers with Raider squadrons are most definitely going to be outranged and outmaneuvered by battleships and carriers. Carriers being slow ships will be helpless and destroyed if they are not adequately protected.
Raiders low range also impact a carriers ability to fight VEGA fleets, they cannot destroy stray battleships or cruisers from afar. Carriers close enough to launch and attack battleship will be in there weapon's range and under attack.
The low range disadvantage also forces your fleet to be on the defensive almost always - as most high level fleets with carriers use Bomber squadrons. Carriers being slow, cannot pursue enemy ships, you count on the enemy to come to you.
Raider squadrons have the lowest health out of all squadrons, they are more easily destroyed than other squadrons.
- The Raider squadrons is the current and only Iron Star squadrons to date.
- Raider squadrons uses a similar model as the fighter squadron.
- Raider squadrons are the least used squadrons in the game, mostly because their range is so short that even Battleships can outrange them, let alone destroyers and even other Carrier Squadrons.