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The Frigate is a fast, three-masted military ship with a medium sized cargo hold. It is armed with 2 sides of cannons.

Variants

Its only variant is the Pirate frigate.pngPirate Frigate.

Strategy

The Frigate is the fastest armed sailing vessel. It is only slightly faster than Gunboat.pngGunboats and lacks any forward-facing guns, but makes up for it with durability and slightly increased range, as well as the ability to fire 2 individual broadsides. Despite the higher maneuverability compared to the Ship-of-the-line.pngShip of the Line, the lower reloading times of the broadsides doesn't allow firing both broadsides at a single target at maximum theoretical rate.

The only sailing vessel slightly faster than the Frigate is the Clipper.pngClipper, which is unarmed and slowed down by any cargo it is holding. This makes Frigates an excellent choice for escorting them, as they can match their speed and have enough durability to fend off or slow down pirate ships enough to escape.

Trivia

Frigates were common armed vessels well throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. With their 3 mast rigging and sleek hulls, they were primarily built for speed.


Patch History

Game Update 5 (September 10, 2019):

  • Purchase price lowered from 21.5kCredits.png to 20kCredits.png
  • Selling proceeds lowered from 21.5kCredits.png to 10kCredits.png


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