Entice the Lanius with a valuable fleet, unlock 4 ships in addition to the Kestrel Cruiser to unlock this ship.

Layout A

"The sharp knife-like structures make Lanius ships a sight to behold. This cruiser was adapted to support the other races of the Federation."


Unlock 4 ships (Excluding The Kestrel) to unlock this ship.

Layout B

"The racial ability of the Lanius make them fearsome combatants in small quarters. Combine that with a Mind Control system and this ship is a force to be reckoned with."


Earning two of the three Lanius Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

Its name is a reference the real-life bird known for impaling its prey on thorns, the which is also the namesake of the Lanius themselves.
The Shrike was also the name of a fearsome Metal Creature renowned for suddenly appearing slaying its victims and vanishing again in the science fiction novel Hyperion by Dan Simmons. Shrike is also a name of nearly indestructible killer robot that uses knife-like claws in book Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve.

In the game files, there is another 3rd achievement, titled "They Should Really Have Spacesuits". It involves having 10 enemy crew suffocate to death before sector 5.


  • Advanced Mastery - Have Hacking, Mind Control and the Battery active at once.
  • Scrap Hoarder - Have at least 600 scrap in your ship storage.
  • Loss of Cabin Pressure - Get to sector 8 without your ship's net oxygen levels exceeding 20 percent (starts after the first jump).
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