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As of today, Assault frigates are considered to be largely useless for both PVE and PVP. The reasons are detailed below.

A Frigate's primary defenses are speed, signature and maneuverability. Assault frigates sacrifice most of those in order to gain some resist bonuses.

This is odd, to say the least, because no other T2 ship in the game makes such huge sacrifices over its T1 counterpart. An assault Frigate usually has 60-90% more mass than their T1 equivalent, and a lower base speed, and a larger signature.

From a PvE perspective, AFs used to have a purpose to speed tank complexes, which no longer exist except at shitty COSMOS sites and exploration complexes. The Harpy could be used to snipe Interceptors and such, but cheap destroyers like the Coercer do it better. The Ishkur used to actually be a decent AF, capable of soloing T1 cruisers and smaller due to its drone bay. That got nerfed.

It is generally accepted that you should only train the Assault Ship skill so that you can fly an Heavy Assault Cruiser. If you are looking for a small, fast and fun ship then you need to look at Interceptors.

Assault Frigates do however find use for ratting in Delve for faction spawns, with decent skills one can speed tank spawns and chew through them, albeit slowly.

CCP has annouced that Assault Frigates will be buffed in the next patch, Dominion. They shall recieve a 15% Afterburner speed bonus per level of Frigate (so automatically 75%), making them reasonably fast while maintaining a small sig radius and tough resistances. This should make Assault Frigates decent heavy tacklers. (EDIT: NOT ANYMORE, THIS HAS BEEN DELAYED FUCK CCP).

Assault Frigates quick reference

Name High Slot Med Slot Low Slot CPU Power Grid Turret Hardpoint Launcher Hardpoint Max Velocity Cap Shield EM/Ex/K/T Armor EM/Ex/K/T Drone Bay/Drone Bandwidth Cargo Bay
Retribution 5 1 5 125 tf 56 MW 4 0 278 m/s 437.5 316 0/87.5/70/20 1019 50/80/62.5/35 0 m3/0 135 m3
Retribution Amarr Frigate Skill Bonus: 10% reduction in Small Energy Turret capacitor use, 15% bonus to Shield and Armor Explosive resistance, 10% bonus to Shield and Armor Kinetic resistance per level

Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Energy Turret optimal range, 5% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage per level

Vengeance 4 3 4 160 tf 43 MW 3 4 273 m/s 375 664 0/87.5/70/20 816 50/80/62.5/35 0 m3/0 210 m3
Vengeance Amarr Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to rocket damage, 15% bonus to Shield and Armor Explosive resistance, 10% bonus to Shield and Armor Kinetic resistance per level

Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to armor resistances, 5% bonus to cap recharge rate per level

Harpy 5 4 2 175 tf 50 MW 4 1 264 m/s 343 879 0/50/70/80 457 50/10/62.5/86.25 0 m3/0 165 m3
Harpy Caldari Frigate Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret optimal range, 15% bonus to Shield and Armor Thermal resistance and 10% bonus to Shield and Armor Kinetic resistance per level

Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret optimal range and 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret damage per level

Hawk 5 4 2 180 tf 42 MW 2 4 273 m/s 312 935 0/50/70/80 387 50/10/62.5/86.25 0 m3/0 300 m3
Hawk Caldari Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to Missile Kinetic Damage, 15% bonus to Shield and Armor Thermal resistance and 10% bonus to Shield and Armor Kinetic resistance per level

Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Missile Velocity and 7.5% bonus to shield boost amount per level.

Enyo 5 2 4 145 tf 50 MW 4 1 278 m/s 343 372 0/50/85/60 879 50/10/83.75/67.5 5 m3/5 165 m3
Enyo Gallente Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret damage, 15% bonus to Shield and Armor Kinetic resistance and 10% bonus to Shield and Armor Thermal resistance per level

Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret optimal range and 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret Tracking Speed per level

Ishkur 4 3 3 155 tf 42 MW 3 0 287 m/s 312 457 0/50/85/60 809 50/10/83.75/67.5 25 m3/25 m3 165 m3
Ishkur Gallente Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret damage, 15% bonus to Shield and Armor Kinetic resistance and 10% bonus to Shield and Armor Thermal resistance per level

Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret optimal range and +5 Drone Bay capacity per level

Jaguar 4 4 3 160 tf 43 MW 3 1 357 m/s 250 633 75/50/40/60 457 90/10/25/67.5 0 m3/0 130 m3
Jaguar Minmatar Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% Small Projectile damage bonus, 15% EM and 10% Thermal resistance bonus to Shield and Armor per level

Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% Small Projectile Turret optimal range, 5% bonus to Small Projectile Damage per level

Wolf 5 2 4 125 tf 48 MW 4 1 329 m/s 275 422 75/50/40/60 703 90/10/25/67.5 0 m3/0 165 m3
Wolf Minmatar Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% Small Projectile Damage, 15% EM and 10% Thermal Resistance bonus to Shield and Armor per level

Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 5% Small Projectile Damage, 10% Small Projectile Falloff per level

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