The Skirmisher is a powerful regular enemy encountered in missions with higher level ships.
A small carrier vessel - although a lieutenant can be as large as the player's ship, the Skirmisher possesses a short-range rocket launcher and can launch Viper helicopters to attack the player. Additionally, it has a large amount of health. Large groups of Skirmishers can quickly fill the air with helicopters, which may prove troublesome for ships without good anti-air abilities. Lieutenants can often be found leading Control Point retaliatory squadrons. The lieutenant version of this can activate the "Missile Storm" ability by firing a hail of rockets into the air. This enemy's weapon has the same appearance as the "RAM Block Shield" missile launcher.
No elite version of the Skirmisher currently exists.
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Enemies listed in parentheses () following another enemy are the elite form of that enemy. If there is no elite form listed, that means one does not exist or has not yet been added to the game.