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Tornado Frigate

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The Tornado Frigate is an agile military vessel designed for pursuit and flanking. Armed to the teeth, it's more than a match for heavier ships.
  — In-Game Description 

General[edit | edit source]

Tornado Frigate
TornadoFrigate1.png
Basic Information
Faction
Demon Corps
Tier
5.5
Class
Frigate
Slot Configuration Spaceship.png
4
2
1
2
Specifications Notepad.png
Health
1,800
Unladen Mass
500 t
Maximum Mass
7,000 t
Firing Arc
135.00°
Cargo
86,400 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
4,573 XP
Modifiers Wrench.png
Weapon Mass
-10%
30%
Research ShipLabResearch.png
Blueprint CompleteBlueprint.png
Pieces
8
Requires
Ship Factory IX,
Ship Lab IX
Build ShipBuild.png
Time Time.png
2h 00m
28,721,440
7,180,360
Craft Crafting.png
Repair FleetRepair.png
Time Time.png
30m 00s

The Tornado Frigate is a Tier 5 hull with extra offensive power in the form of weapon slots and mass reductions.

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

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

Tornado Frigates are best used as kiting ships. They are commonly equipped with Fissure Torpedos, and sometimes employ Infernal weapons such as the Infernal Gatling Ray and Infernal Wave Driver to quickly take out enemies. In the case of a brawl (usually against cutters), Tornado Frigates can dodge incoming fire while dealing heavy punishment, eventually winning the fight.

Some people use Storm Drivers in combination with Electric Rails to permanently slow enemy ships that get too close, while others use NET Torpedoes for the extra range.

It can equip the Armored Thrusters, allowing this ship to escape enemy Hurricane Frigates and get in range to fire sooner. However, Binary Thrusters are still the best choice if you plan to kite your opponents.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Tornado Frigates have relatively low health (though still more than most frigates) and can be quickly taken out by other Demon Corps Hulls that have homing weaponry, such as Hellfire Battleships with Vector Torpedoes. In base combat, they are seldom used as a decoy in place of Hurricane Frigates.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Level II
TornadoFrigate2.png
III
TornadoFrigate3.png
IV
TornadoFrigate4.png
V
TornadoFrigate5.png
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 7,350 t 7,700 t 8,050 t 8,400 t
Cargo 108,000 t 129,600 t 151,200 t 172,800 t
MODIFIERS Wrench.png
Destroyer Damage +100% +130% +160% +200%
Battleship Damage +50% +66% +83% +100%
Thruster Mass -12% -24% -36% -50%
Weapon Mass -15% -20% -25% -30%
Shield Damage +5% +10% +15% +20%
Resurgence 40% 50% 60% 70%
Stasis Resist +20% +40% +60% +80%
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of Tornado Frigate,
Same level of Nighthawk Frigate
Workshop Required N/A N/A N/A VIII
Time Time.png 2m 00s 2m 45s 3m 30s 4m 15s
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 13,463,875 26,927,750 40,391,625 53,855,500
CRAFT Crafting.png
Time Time.png 35m 40s 1h 02m 1h 38m 2h 00m
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 4,487,725 8,975,450 13,463,175 17,950,900
Patterns Patterns.png 1 1 1 1
Cores Cores.png 5 5 5 5
Parts Parts.png 10 30 90 270
Armaments Armaments.png 2,048 2,560 3,200 4,000


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The 'wings' of the Tornado Frigate extend upward when the ship is in motion, retracting upon slowing down and stopping.
  • The Tornado Frigate is the most advanced true frigate, despite the introduction of the Xeno Division, A.X.I.S., Marauders and Altairians.
  • All player ships had their Resurgence values modified as a result of the late February 2020 update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]