Category:Assault Frigates
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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 6090% 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  Cap  Shield  EM/Ex/K/T  Armor  EM/Ex/K/T  /  
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 m^{3}/0  135 m^{3}  
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 m^{3}/0  210 m^{3}  
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 m^{3}/0  165 m^{3}  
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 m^{3}/0  300 m^{3}  
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 m^{3}/5  165 m^{3}  
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 m^{3}/25 m^{3}  165 m^{3}  
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 m^{3}/0  130 m^{3}  
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 m^{3}/0  165 m^{3}  
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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