Talon Frigate

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The Talon Frigate is an aggressive ship designed to outwit larger enemies. Frigates can only fire forwards.
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Talon Frigate
TalonFrigate1.png
Basic Information
Faction
Miner Rebellion
Tier
2.0
Class
Frigate
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
2
1
1
2
Specifications Notepad.png
Health
138
Unladen Mass
138 t
Maximum Mass
900 t
Firing Arc
135.00°
Cargo
50,000 t
Ship Speed
360 m/s
Turning
32.0 deg/s
Strafe
280 m/s
Rear Speed
100 m/s
Acceleration
80 m/s2
Sector Speed
660 AU/h
Hull XP
143 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Requires
Ship Factory VI,
Ship Lab VI,
Harrier Frigate
Time Time.png
1h 15m
344,000
0
Module XP
376
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
9m 00s
108,000
0
Craft Crafting.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
2m 18s

The Talon Frigate is a Tier 2 hull with standard Miner Rebellion technology.

As a frigate, this ship focuses on agility and evasion, avoiding damage when possible.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

Talon Frigates are agile and can kite lesser-ranged ships such as Genesis Cruisers with minimal effort. They can also swiftly enter the minimum range of slow Rancor Battleships and fire at them with no further repercussions. Rear Thrusters are highly recommended for fleet combat in both cases.

Unlike the Harrier Frigate, Talon Frigates already have 2 special slots at Mk I, allowing it to not only equip thrusters but also certain weapon boosts to improve their effectiveness.

It is one of two Tier 2 ships that are instant repair by default, the other one being the Broadsword Destroyer (the Nexus Destroyer is pretty much a Broadsword Destroyer). This enables players to spam fleet after fleet of the same ship without incurring any repair time, which is useful for defending key objectives such as your own base (if it is low level enough).

This ship is able to outrun any other Tier 2 ship, perfect for annoying the enemy. If someone is showing off his or her overpowered fleet and makes the mistake of taunting your sector by stealing cargo (and thus allowing fleets of any level to attack it), you can fleet hold the enemy indefinitely using Talon Frigate spam (until the person decides to use his own frigates, or worse, cutters).

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Talon Frigates have very low maximum mass, which is typical of frigates, rendering them ineffective unless you pilot them well and stay out of harm's way. Their poor durability makes them vulnerable to destruction before being able to deal significant damage to the enemy, especially against the very things they are supposed to counter, battleships and destroyers, due to the range difference.

Instant repair Talon Frigate fleets automatically lose to their Broadsword Destroyer counterparts because they are destroyed long before getting in range to fire, making any mark upgrades irrelevant. In general, mark upgrades are only worthwhile if you plan to build "real" ships that take longer than 5 minutes to repair.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Level II
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III
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IV
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V
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SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship.png
Special Slots SpecialSlot.png 2 2 3 3
Resistance Slots ResistanceSlot.png 1 1 1 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
Max. Mass 945 t 990 t 1,035 t 1,080 t
Cargo 62,500 t 75,000 t 87,500 t 100,000 t
MODIFIERS Wrench.png
Destroyer Damage +100% +130% +160% +200%
Battleship Damage +50% +66% +83% +100%
Thruster Mass -12% -24% -36% -50%
Shield Damage +5% +10% +15% +20%
Stasis Resist +20% +40% +60% +80%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Harrier Frigate Mk II,
Talon Frigate
Talon Frigate Mk II Unavailable Unavailable
Workshop Required III N/A N/A N/A
Time Time.png 45s 1m 00s N/A N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 130,600 261,200 N/A N/A
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 2m 40s 4m 39s N/A N/A
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 52,125 104,250 N/A N/A
Patterns Patterns.png 1 1 N/A N/A
Cores Cores.png 2 2 N/A N/A
Parts Parts.png 10 30 N/A N/A
Armaments Armaments.png 32 40 N/A N/A


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There used to be an Enhanced version of the Talon Frigate available for purchase in the Black Market, but it has since been deprecated.
  • Mk IV and V Versions of the Talon exist in the preview and game files, but are unavailable in the live server.

Gallery[edit | edit source]