Dark Badges are awarded for disabling certain non-player enemy ships. The NPC's that have been confirmed to drop Dark Badges are listed below.
They are used to buy several items from the Battle Market. These items are listed below.
Cost: 26 Dark Badges
Choice: provide 10% bonus to defense when battling non-player enemies, or 10% bonus to defense when battling enemy bases. Lasts 8 hours. This bonus is immune to removal from enemy artifacts.
Cost: 104 Dark Badges
[ Planet Structure - Size:2, Cloak:150, (Choice Production:2) ] Choose mining, research, or artifact when building this structure. The structure will provide 2 production for that resource. (Limit 2)
Cost: 120 Dark Badges
Permanently increases a passive ability on the planet (of your choice) by 10% + 50, up to a max of 3500. Choices are: cloak, attack, or defense.
Cost: 304 Dark Badges
[ Special Weapon - Size:13, Attack:80 ] When first installed, choose 1 permanent bonus to this weapon: 40 Defense, 40 Scan, OR 60 Cloak. Requires Rank 50 or Greater. (Limit 4 per ship)