Nimbus Pirate Distress Call

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Nimbus Pirate Distress Call
Epic Ship Device
Character Bind On Pickup
Unique - Max of one per character
 
Values do not reflect skills or other modifiers

Signals for a strike team of three Nimbus Pirate vessels to assist you in combat for 35 sec.[1]

** Cannot be used while piloting a Small Craft.

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The [Nimbus Pirate Distress Call] is a Unique re-usable Ship Device, which summons three support vessels: a Tuffli freighter, a Breen Chel Grett Cruiser and an Orion Corsair Flight-Deck Cruiser for a short period of time. It does not need to be equipped in a device slot and can be activated from the player's inventory via the powers tray. The device is one of the rewards from completing the “Installation 18” mission. It can only be activated while in combat.

Game Description[edit | edit source]

This device is a single-use distress call beacon that will call in a strike team of Pirate vessels from the groups that roam Nimbus space. These ship captains will not risk their lives on your behalf for very long though, and will leave after 35 sec[1] whether you require further assistance or not!

Cannot be used while piloting a Small Craft.

Pet Equipment and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Breen Chel Grett Cruiser[edit | edit source]

Note: Unlike other Chel Grett Cruiser mobs, the one summoned here does not have Subnucleonic Beam.

Tuffli[edit | edit source]

Orion Corsair Flight-Deck Cruiser[edit | edit source]

Note: Unlike other Corsair Flight-Deck Cruiser mobs, the one summoned here will not launch Interceptors.

Detailed Information[edit | edit source]

This device is a distress call beacon that will call in a strike team of Pirate vessels from the groups that roam Nimbus space. These ship captains will not risk their lives on your behalf for very long though, and will leave the area after 25 sec[1] whether you require further assistance or not!

Cannot be used while piloting a Small Craft.

Targets Self
0.5 sec activate
15 min recharge
Signals for a strike team of three Nimbus Pirate vessels to assist you in combat for 35 sec.
** Cannot be used while piloting a Small Craft.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When initially released as part of the Legacy of Romulus on May 21, 2013, the [Nimbus Pirate Distress Call] summoned a Hirogen Hunter Escort vessel, which had the Subnucleonic Beam ability. This ability was unintentional[2] and the Hirogen ship was later replaced by the Orion Corsair Flight-Deck Cruiser on January 30, 2014[3]. In addition, the device originally could be used by players in shuttles. Starting on February 6, 2014, the device is no longer accessible from the powers list while players are in a shuttle[4].
  • The summoned ships actually remain for 25 seconds, even though the tooltip reads 35 seconds and the full item description reads 20 seconds.
  • The device does not need to be equipped to use. As long as the item is in the player's inventory, the ability can be added to the tray and used in combat.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nimbus Pirate Distress Call#Notes
  2. Forum Post
  3. Release Notes: January 30, 2014]
  4. Release Notes: February 6, 2014