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Many claim that the Empire's greatest strength is its ready supply of talented and ruthless pilots. The Imperial Pilot serves the Emperor, battling Rebels, pirates, and others who threaten Imperial rule. An Imperial Pilot is expected to become proficient with the Empire's signature craft: the TIE Fighter. Advanced pilots gain the right to fly TIE variants, including the deadly TIE Interceptor and experimental TIE Aggressor. The Imperial training program requires Imperial Pilots to master proven Imperial Navy tactics and become well-versed in the use of special navi-computer programs that enhance starfighter performance.

Imperial Pilots are devoted to winning the Galactic Civil War. They undertake some of the most dangerous missions in the galaxy and continually exterminate Rebel forces wherever they are found.

Being an Imperial Pilot means dedicating your life to the Imperial Navy. By joining the navy, you are gifted with access to Imperial ships and abilities. Imperial Pilots are expendable in theory and are therefore fitted with slightly less compulsions to bring back their ships in one piece.

A character must be a member of the Galactic Empire faction. Neutral and Rebel-aligned characters cannot become Imperial Pilots.

Getting Started[]

An Imperial pilot

In order to become an Imperial Pilot, you must first report to an Imperial Pilot Recruiter. With him you will be asked to join the Emperor's Grand Navy. If accepted you are given a choice of a squadron and you are enrolled as an officer in the Navy.

Which trainer you initially visit determines the Imperial squadron you join. Different squadrons have different missions to accomplish on the way to Ace, though all three squadrons require the same missions for Ace Pilot. The three squadrons, and their initial trainers, are:

  • Imperial Inquisition: Lt. Barn Sinkko in Kaadara, Naboo
/way naboo 5205 6727 Lt. Barn Sinkko;
  • Storm Squadron: Lt. Akal Colzet in Bestine, Tatooine
/way tatooine -1110 -3514 Lt. Akal Colzet;
  • Black Epsilon Squadron: Hakasha Sireen in Imperial Outpost, Talus
/way talus -2183 2259 Hakasha Sireen;

To Master the Imperial Pilot tree you must talk to the Master Trainer:

  • Grand Admiral Niall Declann Theed, Naboo
/way naboo -5526 4618 Grand Admiral Niall Declann;

If you want to stop being an Imperial pilot you can do that at the Imperial Pilot Coordinator named Commander Landau in Theed, Naboo.

/way naboo -5516 4403 Commander Landau;

Starship Certifications[]

Name Combat Role Granted At Notes
Light TIE Fighter (Training ship) Light Fighter Novice Imperial Navy Pilot Granted by trainer. Equipped with "Prototype" Ship Components. No Booster. Can now be upgraded.
Light TIE Fighter Light Fighter Novice Imperial Navy Pilot n/a
TIE Fighter Fighter Imperial Technology 1 n/a
TIE/ln Fighter Medium Fighter Imperial Technology 2 n/a
TIE Interceptor Interceptor Imperial Technology 3 n/a
TIE Bomber Bomber Imperial Technology 3 n/a
Imperial Guard TIE Interceptor Interceptor Imperial Technology 4 Quest Reward
TIE Aggressor Heavy Fighter Imperial Technology 4 The Empire's multi-player ship. Features an aft-mounted turret controlled by a gunner.
TIE Advanced Interceptor Imperial Technology 4 n/a
Eta-2 Actis Interceptor Interceptor Imperial Technology 4 Quest reward
TIE Oppressor Heavy Bomber Imperial Ace Pilot n/a
VT49 Decimator Multipassenger Ship Imperial Ace Pilot This ship has top and bottom turrets and two slots for ordnance. Note: This is the POB ship for Imperials.
YE-4 Gunship Multipassenger Gunship Imperial Ace Pilot Has more turrets than the VT49 (should be 6), but less mass. Note: This is the POB ship awarded to Imperials for completing the Rebel Space Slayer Collection.

Imperial Pilot Commands[]

As you advance in your chosen profession, you will gain access to special commands that you can execute during combat. All commands are skill based; meaning that the more levels of ability (Pilot Special Tactics skill modifier) the pilot has, the more easily the command can be executed successfully.

With most abilities, there is a period of time that must elapse before the pilot can use another one. This is shorter for simpler commands, and longer for more complicated ones. The tactical training that Imperial pilots receive is second-to-none. As Imperial Pilots advance, they will learn new performance-enhancing commands and gain the ability to call in support craft for aid.

Name Command Description Granted At
Pump Reactor /pumpreactor Pushes the reactor in order to get extra power for speed or systems use. If unsuccessful, the whole ship will shut down. Basic Training
Emergency Weapons /eweapons Shuts down shield regeneration in order to improve capacitor recharge. If unsuccessful, the whole ship will shut down. Imperial Regular
Bomber Strike 1 /bstrike1 Calls NPC ships to attack your current target. Special Forces
Nebula Blast /nblast If issued while in a nebula, triggers an area-effect explosion. Your success level affects how much damage you take yourself. Special Forces
Bomber Strike 2 /bstrike2 Identical to the Bomber Strike 1 command, except the pilot's career growth has granted him access to a larger strike force. Elite TIE Guard
Bomber Strike 3 /bstrike3 Identical to the Bomber Strike 2 command, except the pilot's career growth has granted him access to an even larger strike force. Imperial Ace Pilot